National Affairs, Jul. 26, 1937

Prohibition Echo

Last week in Seattle, Wash., where liquor may be legally purchased only in State-owned stores, the third act closed on a little drama reminiscent of Prohibition's bloody reign.

Act I (last month): As he has done every Sunday for two years, quiet, kindly. 61-year-old Fritz Mueller, German-born Seattle meat market owner, is delivering a roast of beef to a needy friend. Outside the apartment house, which substantial Citizen Mueller owns, he is stopped by two Federal Alcohol Tax Unit agents in plain clothes—short, swart Edward T. Kelly, 35, onetime Prohibition agent,...

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