DRINK: When?

The War Production Board agreed last week that the U.S. needs a good, stiff drink* To previous suggestions of a liquor-making "holiday," convivial WPB Chairman Donald Nelson has returned a firm no. This time he told Senate investigators that beverage alcohol has been listed next among essential civilian needs; limited production may be allowed as soon as sufficient industrial alcohol has been stockpiled. But that time, said Mr. Nelson. is still at least three or four months away.

* While the Methodist Church plumped once more for prohibition (see p. 42).

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