Business & Finance: Lucky Distillers

U.S. liquor production will stop completely on or before Nov. 1. This jolting news hit front pages all over the country last week when prim, precise WPB Alcohol Expert Matthew MacNamara revealed that U.S. distillers would be 100% converted to war alcohol within two months. The U.S. needs alcohol for its huge synthetic-rubber program, its booming smokeless powder plants, its busy plastics and chemical factories.

On top of this bad news for U.S. conviviality the W.C.T.U. abruptly suggested that present liquor stocks be converted into undrinkable commercial alcohol. Drinkers did not have to take the ladies seriously—converting present whiskey stocks would take...

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