THE VICE-PRESIDENCY: Southern Discomfort

Battlers in the cause of prohibition read Tap & Tavern, a trade journal of the liquor industry, with the same horrified avidity that anti-Communist crusaders bring to the Daily Worker. Last October Tap & Tavern announced with pride that Robert L. King, vice president and general manager of the Southern Comfort Corp.* in St. Louis, was going to Washington to be the top administrative assistant to Vice President Nixon. In his new job, Nixon announced, King would handle "considerable legislative matters."

Temperance organizations across the land rose to the attack like blind tigers. A hurricane of protesting letters swirled into...

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