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REPEAL OF WRIGHT BONE DRY LAW CONTRASTED The tables were turned Monday afternoon afternoon in the Indiana house of representatives representatives when the bin to, repeal the Wright bone dry law was nassed. offering a strange contrast to the scene in the same chamber February 2. 1929. when that act was passed by the same body. In 1925 Frank E. Wright, author of the law, was the center of attention. Monday afternoon he occupied a seat along the sidelines. Just another spectator spectator without any chance to speak m behalf of "his" law. '; Seven years ago he stood beside his seat la the front of the: first row of the assembly and explained the points of his bill. Monday even his Republican Republican colleagues had shifted from t e majority choice seats to the "Cherokee strip" space occupied by the minorityon minorityon the west side of the chamber. In 1925 cheers that rang out from the galleries and sidelines were for Wright and his law. Monday they were against It, TO PASSAGE IN 1925 Enactment of the bone dry law was the climax of a' long series of pro hibition measures. That act codified aU the laws on prohibition and liquor that had been enacted up to that time. One of the stringent provl - slons commented on when the bul was being enacted into law was that it made possession of intoxicating liquor a crime. Only one vote was cast against the Wright bin In the house when It passed and one In the state senate. There was little! fanfare or debate.. But the smoke of battle arose Man - day afternoon and the encounter ended with the measure being passed SS tn it. Only one of the two legislators who voted against the Wright act Is still in the legislature. He is Senator James J. Nejdl (Rep, Lake). The house member that cast his ballot against that legislation was Julius Schwing, who represented Ohio and Dearborn counties, I

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 26 Jul 1932, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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