National Affairs: New York Protests

Both branches of the New York State Legislature passed a resolution asking Congress to modify the Volstead Act. Governor Smith says he will sign the resolution, which will be sent to every member of Congress as well as to the President and the Vice President.

The Democrats, with a wet plank in their platform, carried all the state offices last November. Several Republicans, with that election in mind, joined with the Democrats in passing the resolution. Both Republicans and Democrats know well that there is small chance of Congress taking their advice.


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