Prohibition in the North Country — ‘As dry as Volstead himself would have it’
The Rev. Harley S. Hill, pastor of Glens Falls Wesleyan Church, said he was committed to “assisting the police in making Glens Falls as dry as Volstead (for whom National Prohibition Act of 1919 was named) himself would have it.”
Hill accompanied Glens Falls police on two inspections of local “establishments,” — one on Park Street and the other on Glen Street.
“Cider and beer were found in both places and samples were taken to police headquarters,” for laboratory testing to determine the percentage of alcohol content, The Post-Star reported on Dec. 10, 1921.
“Mr. Hill was reluctant to discuss the details of the matter when questioned by a reporter last night, but said the Mission W.C.T.U. (Women’s Christian Temperance Union) was interested in local enforcement of dry laws.”
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