Driven to Drink

The Women's Christian Temperance Union figured last week that the U.S. is letting the war drive it to drink 17.7% more liquor than last year. Small, sharp beagle-eyed President Ida B. Wise Smith and the W.C.T.U. are back on the warpath again with a whoop and a hatchet.

Crusader Smith found with horror that the 132,000,000 men, women & children in the U.S. drink per person per week an average of one quart and two gills of alcoholic beverages.

Concluded Mrs. Smith gloomily: "The efforts of the liquor trade to entice thousands of new persons into regular drinking are showing results. With...

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