National Affairs: Spoiled Eggs & Garlic

In Pittsfield, Mass, last week ten men gathered around a dozen pint bottles for a drinking bout. Seven died. Three went blind. Cause: wood alcohol used by the U. S. Treasury Department as an industrial denaturant.

Each year when the Treasury's appropriation bill comes up, Wet Congressmen cite such tragedies as this, brand as "murder" the Government's policy of using poisonous denaturants, propose the abandonment of lethal ingredients in industrial alcohol, are overwhelmed by the Dry majority.

Last week, however, Director James M. Doran of the Treasury's Bureau of Industrial Alcohol announced the...

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