PROHIBITION: H. R. 13,312

For the first time in the 13 years of national Prohibition a committee of Congress last week took the historic step of proposing to relax the stern mandates of the Volstead Act. To trie Flouse from its Ways & Means Committee was reported a bill (H. R. 13,312) legalizing 3.2% beer—a product about as strong as that sold currently in good speakeasies. After long hearings and solemn consideration the committee had concluded that no one could get drunk on such a beverage, that therefore it was a...

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