National Affairs: Beverage Dispenses

Into a convention at Kansas City went the Bartenders' International League of America. Out of the same convention emerged the Beverage Dispensers' International League of America. Thus in union labor circles was that musty old word bartender officially buried ten years after Prohibition had legally killed an artful vocation.

Explained Emanuel Koveleskie, who represents this veteran union with the American Federation of Labor: "The old-time saloon bartenders still are tending bars, but as soft drink and soda jerkers, so in the interest of accuracy we are changing the name. In New York we...

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