FINLAND: Nearer Beer

Wets in the Finnish Diet, parliament of the world's No. 2 Prohibition country, did their best to give a handsome Christmas present to thirsty Finns last week. They introduced a bill to raise the alcoholic content of legal beer from 1.6% to 3% by weight.* The measure was rejected (97-86) but, impressed by the closeness of the vote, the Cabinet ministers dropped unofficial but important hints that so soon as the ice is out of the lakes and canals next spring, the Government will introduce laws preparatory to a national referendum on...

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