PROHIBITION: Myth

The greater part of a decade has elapsed since prohibition became national and the word Volstead was minted for household use. Yet last week while Andrew J. Volstead, three years since retired from Congress, was quietly busy in St. Paul investigating the validity of manufacturing permits for the use of industrial alcohol, a wave of anti-prohibition sentiment rose. How large the wave may have been, how much genuine and how much propaganda-made, there is no saying. But it made a big splash.

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