National Affairs: Emporium Stuck Up

Manhattan's wide open wet emporium called Cordials and Beverages at No. 201 East 44th Street (TIME, Feb. 10) rose from fame to notoriety last week. Starting quietly, events marched to an imposing crescendo:

First, according to the proprietor, a person with the mien of a policeman entered Cordials and Beverages carrying a copy of TIME, pointed accusingly to the story of the shop's booze-selling, demanded $75 hush money, received it.

A later visitor to the emporium was told: "We already got our $75 Business is grand!"

To reassure...

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