The Hemisphere: Free Beer

Maryland's Governor Theodore McKeldin struck a strong blow last week for freer Canada-U.S. trade. Despite heavy pressure from the brewing industry in his state, the Republican governor vetoed a bill passed by both houses of the general assembly (TIME, March 19) to bar the Canadian-owned Carling Brewing Co. Inc. from building a $12,000,000 brewery in Maryland.

In a 4½-page veto message Governor McKeldin rejected the argument that the fast-growing Carling company, which has risen from 62nd to eighth place among U.S. brewers in the past seven years, might force Maryland brewers out of business. He cited letters from Governor Frank Lausche of...

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