PROHIBITION: New Milestone

On Dec. 17, 1917 the House of Representatives embraced national Prohibition when by a vote of 287-10-100 it adopted a Senate resolution submitting the 18th Amendment to the nation. Fifteen years and four days later, on Dec. 21, 1932 the House of Representatives started to withdraw from national Prohibition when by a vote of 23040-165 it passed a bill of its own to legalize 3.2% beer and tax it $5 per bbl.* Not once in the long interim had Wets mustered a winning House majority.

Last week's milestone was not erected until after the House had shouted itself hoarse in...

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