International: Thirst, Unslaked

"The decision," beamed a Scottish M.P., "will be greeted with a sigh of relief by the entire civilized world."

Food Minister John Strachey's allocation last week of 50,000 tons of barley had started up Scotch distilleries (dormant since last summer), averted a contemplated slash in the export of Scotch whiskey, which nets Britain many (in 1945—$16,000,000) of her eagerly sought U.S. dollars.

Heckled Winston Churchill in the House of Commons: "With regard to the dollar export . . . is it not the case that the price of a bottle of whiskey exported to...

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