LIQUOR: Permit Racket

Last week the U. S. liquor business was busy reacquiring a bad name for itself. The San Francisco Board of Health found that much of the spirits sold in that city was "worse than bootleg." Across the continent the New York Board of Health examined sample after sample of legal whiskey, found much of it cut, colored and misbranded, passed an ordinance requiring honest labeling. Meantime in Washington had sprung up a new importing racket which was contributing to the high price and low quality of liquors from abroad.

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