LIQUOR: Unnecessary Drought?

A subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week charged that U.S. distillers had deliberately planned the U.S. liquor drought in order to boost their profits. The subcommittee, headed by Ne vada's Senator Pat McCarran, and including such men as West Virginia's Harley Kilgore. Utah's Abe Murdock and Michigan's Homer Ferguson, accused the liquor industry of using its self-imposed program of rationing liquor to dealers as a scheme by which many rationed profits for themselves.

The subcommittee said the industry had done this by putting new, inferior whiskey in blends on...

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