The result of Volstead can be summed up with one infamous name: Al Capone.
“There's nothing in the Volstead Act that says a person cannot drink,” he said.
This is the wisdom which moves them to secret laughter when they find their brothers in the throes of Volstead and Krafts.
After all, there is no reason why the old-established houses should not go on doing a good business on a Volstead basis.
And now with this Volstead act being pushed so hard it's kind of inconvenient gettin' a crowd of men into the right frame of mind.
That is, he was in the good old days when Mr. Volstead was only a name towards the end of roll call.
Even before the Volstead act liquor was spiritually a prescription rather than a beverage.
But in spite of Mr. Volstead there was a bit of "golden water" to be had, and it saved the day.
This was long before anybody had ever heard of the now illustrious Mr. Volstead.
You may remember that King Cole called for his bowl just as if there were no such thing as a Volstead amendment.
in reference to Prohibition legislation in U.S., 1920, from U.S. Rep. Andrew J. Volstead (1860-1947), Republican of Minnesota, who introduced the bill in 1919 that prohibited the manufacture, transportation, and sale of beverages containing more than 0.5 percent alcohol.