LIQUOR: Holiday II

WPB brought out more Christmas cheer last week. WPBoss Julius Krug declared the second liquor holiday since the ban was imposed in October 1942. Beverage distillers may make whiskey during January, can look forward to more holidays in 1945. Reason: the industrial alcohol reser voir is now 64,000,000 gallons, more than twice minimum, requirements.

The January permit for distilleries should result in at least 38,000,000 gallons during the month. It should immediately release stocks already in warehouses. As in August, most of the output will be used with aged whiskeys to produce blends. At 250,000,000 gallons (after allowing for leakage...

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