People: The Mixture as Before

As the Woman's Christian Temperance Union opened its 75th annual meeting in Philadelphia, Mrs. D. Leigh Colvin, its president, paused while pinning up convention badges (see cut) to pin down just what had prompted U.S. concessions to the Russians at Yalta. Explained Mrs. Colvin: "American representatives wondered...how the Russians could consume such large quantities of vodka and keep sober, when it had an intoxicating effect upon the Americans. But we have learned since that Stalin and the Soviets outwit the representatives of other nations by plying them with vodka while the Russians drink water from vodka bottles."

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