U.S. At War: The Long Parch

The drought was really on: The cloakroom of the U.S. Senate rumbled with such eloquent outrage over the dry spell that Nevada's balding James Scrugham (successor to the late Key Pittman) asked the Judiciary Committee to find the causes of hoarded, high-priced, hard-to-find spirits. Said Senator Scrugham, plaintively: "I have made some personal investigation of this matter. . . ."

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