PROHIBITION: Repeal & Return

Out of the wordy welter of the House Judiciary Committee's hearings on legislation for Dry law repeal there began to take unmistakable shape last week a new and significant agreement among potent Wet witnesses. Heretofore few active Wets have been in accord on a remedy for conditions against which they complained (TIME, March 3). In the 1928 campaign Alfred Emanuel Smith proposed changes in the Volstead Act to permit a higher percentage of alcohol in beverages in the discretion of the States. Thus, by his proposal, one State might permit no alcohol whatever,...

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