The U. S. supply of good whiskey, essential for medicinal purposes, is running inconveniently low. In November, 1921, there were 50,000,000 gallons in storage. But the yearly drinking, under doctors' prescriptions, and the disappearance of 18,000,000 or 19,000,000 gallons by technical shrinkage of evaporation and absorption have left a scant 15,000,000 gallons. This constitutes an "emergency," General Lincoln C. Andrews, Prohibition Director, said last week.

Thereupon, with General Andrews and Secretary Mellon agreeing, the Treasury Department announced that it would ask Congress to provide for the organization of a private corporation under...

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