My Janson grandpa wrote to the Brainerd paper fairly often re: the Townsend Movement, in 1937, but here's a letter another irate citizen of Buckman wrote in 1933, also curing "what's wrong". It was not the first call to do away with Prohibition (but by this time, the end was in sight).
The odd, out of context mention of "Bishop Cannon" and "Smith's campaign" made us google them. Turns out Smith was a Roman Catholic (the first to win a major-party presidential nomination-1928), so Catholic Buckman would have backed him automatically, but his stand on Prohibition was probably popular there, too. Bishop James Cannon, Jr. was "a leader of Prohibitionists in Virginia and the nation, and a political activist of such skill and combativeness that he became one of the most famous, and deeply controversial, American figures of the early twentieth century". Both men had their share of newsprint and radio-time about then, so local people probably understood the reference just fine ☺.