Foreign News: Hoax

Across the scareheads of Berlin papers splashed a word, all curlicues and squiggles, which U. S. tourists suddenly recognized as "VOLSTEAD." Throwing themselves upon the mercy of German friends, the tourists were dumbfounded to learn that the scare-heads read, "AMERICA WET AGAIN! VOLSTEAD LAW RE-PEALED!"

There followed a long and jubilant article describing in detail a midnight session of the U. S. Congress at which President Coolidge had appeared and personally rushed through the repeal of the 18th Amendment. The orgies and drinking bouts which followed this legis- lation were hailed as marking the...

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