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During the summer of 1932, Democratic Senator Carter Glass (1858 - 1946) turned heads and dropped jaws on Capitol Hill when he introduced a piece of legislation that was intended to water-down the 18th Amendment. Glass, a devoted enemy of the swizzle stick, proposed an amendment to the Constitution that would continue to outlaw saloons nationally while permitting hootch to flow freely throughout the wet states - and cut off booze in the dry.

"The dry senator pressed his proposal on the last day of the session and not only got a long debate on it but a vote to take it from the table, and the favorable vote of 37 to 21, it was noted, was just two [votes] short of two-thirds then voting."

     


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Talk of Repeal on Capitol Hill (Pathfinder Magazine, 1932)

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