National Affairs: Wet Wisconsin

One more state—Wisconsin—withdrew last week from, the field of Prohibition enforcement, handed the drying-up job back to the U. S., joined New York, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, on theWet sidelines.

In an April blizzard Wisconsin held a referendum on the question of repealing its State Enforcement Act. The voters called for the repealer by a 142,000 majority. The Drys blamed the blizzard, saying that farmers had been kept from the polls. With its members singing "How Dry I Am!'' and "Sweet Adeline," the State Assembly repealed the enforcement act. The senate followed suit. Last week Governor Walter Jodok Kohler, "in fulfillment of the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!