National Affairs: In North Dakota

North Dakota entered the Union in 1889 with a Prohibition law among its statutes. In 1915 it voted, by referendum, to make its Dry law more severe. In 1918, its legislature ratified the 18th Amendment by a whacking majority.

Last week, final compilation of another Prohibition referendum in North Dakota, showed that some 86,000 voters were still Dry, that some 82,000 voters wanted to repeal the State enforcement law. Repealers were in the majority in two of North Dakota's three Congressional districts.

Jubilant, the Association against the Prohibition Amendment announced that it would help elect two Wet Congressmen from historically Dry North Dakota...

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