National Affairs: State-Stores

The 10,000,000 residents of Pennsylvania began buying their legal liquor from the state in 240 state-owned stores which opened last week. They were not at all sure they liked it when their Liquor Control Board pegged the price of bonded whiskey as high as $8 a qt., announced that it expected to make a 40% to 50% profit on all liquor sales. Consumers immediately began comparing whiskey prices with those in Government-owned Canadian stores and, except in a few instances, found wide discrepancies. Uncut rye was from $6.50 to $8 a qt. in...

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