KANSAS: Hotfoot

To Kansans, their bone-dry liquor law has long been a laugh. Good whiskey is easier to get in Topeka than in wet Kansas City, Mo., 67 miles away. It just costs a little more. Everyone knows that there are at least 45 reliable bootleggers among Topeka's 76,000 population; that every bellhop has a ready pint or quart; that mixed drinks are served at the Rainbo, the Northern Star, the It'll Do Club; that to get a fifth of Old Granddad (unavailable in Kansas City) at Meadow Acres Ballroom, all you have to do is beckon the "Soup Man" and fork...

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