PROHIBITION: Deflated Wets

In 1917 the Senate voted 65-to-20 for the 18th Amendment. In 1919 it passed the Volstead Act over President Wilson's veto by the same vote. Since then Wets have repeatedly claimed that their strength in the Senate was growing. Last year, on the basis of recent elections, the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment estimated that not less than 27 Senators were ready to submit the 18th Amendment to the States (TIME, Nov. 15). Last week Wet claims were severely deflated in the Senate where a test vote showed 15 Wets as against...

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