LIQUOR: Dollar Whiskey

Pennsylvania, which started a legal battle with its distillers by clapping a $2 per gallon floor tax on spirits, last week effected a compromise. The State bought for sale in its liquor stores 6,500,000 of the 7,000,000 gallons in warehouses within its borders, paying the normal price, plus tax. The distillers in turn agreed not to ask for refunds if the tax was declared illegal. As a step to curb bootlegging the State Control Board also bought from Continental Distilling Co. 24 carloads of Sweepstake whiskey to retail at $1 a fifth, of Cavalier gin to retail at 90¢

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