National Affairs: The Bootleg Year

What will be the social status of alcoholics 4,477 years from today?

It is an academic question, but the statistics that suggest it were published last week in the annual report of U. S. Prohibition Commissioner Dr. James M. Doran. In fiscal 1927, 11,818 Prohibition law violators were sentenced to a grand total of 4,477 years in jail.

Other Doran data for 1927:

Arrests 64,986 Autos seized 7,137 Boats seized 353 Individuals prosecuted 51,945 Convictions 36,545 Fines $5,775,225 Dr. Doran said the U. S. had tried to eliminate poison from alcohols. Production of alcohol in 1927 was 184,323,016 gals., a decrease since 1926...

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