LIQUOR: Great Flunk

All candidates for a civil service job are given the same test, graded impartially. But personal qualifications are also weighed, and that ushers the political equation into the civil service. On the theory that most men selected as Prohibition agents, and transferred last year from the Department of Justice's Prohibition Bureau to the Treasury's Alcohol Tax Unit, were Republicans, Tennessee's wrinkle-faced old Senator Kenneth Douglas McKellar at the last session of Congress adroitly tacked a rider on the Emergency Appropriation Act. It stipulated that the 1,195 investigators and special investigators (salaries:...

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