National Affairs: Just Around the Corner

Thirsty inhabitants of Greenwich Village were alarmed one day fortnight ago to see a large new padlock on the door of a popular 6th Avenue shop. Gone from the window were the innocent green ginger ale bottles which had identified it as one of Manhattan's legion of "cordial & beverage" shops. On the sidewalk rested several battered milk cans. Pasted on the door was a notice that read: "Closed for violation of the Prohibition Law." But before the day was over Villagers were reassured. The sign had not been up 24 hours before...

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