Letters: Dec. 13, 1926

Spenders

Sirs: All praise for your subtly sympathetic account of the Anheuser-Busch fortunes (TIME, Dec. 6). I used to be something of a hister* myself and still am wherever I get a chance, so I mourned with you for what happened to those great St. Louis gents. But why didn't you drop one of your classy footnotes in that story and tell about the old time "spenders," as they used to call 'em, the backbone of the beer game. They were guys with whaling capacities for the old foamy, light or dark, ale, beer...

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