Prohibition in the 1932 Conventions

Archive Report

Growth or Demand for Change in Prohibition Policy

Developments in the prohibition situation during the last few months clearly forecast a more vigorous struggle over the wet and dry question at the June meetings of the Republican and Democratic parties than has occurred in any previous national convention. The prediction has been made that both political parties will adopt platform planks favoring some plan of resubmission of the Eighteenth Amendment to the people.

While President Hoover has not made known his attitude toward such a course, it has been asserted that he will accept whatever prohibition plank the Republican party sees fit to adopt. In this connection it is considered significant that Secretary of Agriculture Hyde, one of the leading dry members of the Cabinet, approved ...

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