BELGIUM: Grocers v. 'Leggers

Not caring a fig what U. S. citizens drink, small Belgian grocers & wineshop-keepers gathered in Brussels last week, paraded through the capital with banners reading LONG LIVE FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT, VANQUISHER OF PROHIBITION!

Representing all parts of Belgium, this Brussels demonstration was against the proposed tax increase on beer and other drinkables which Belgian legislators want to jack sky-high in the name of Temperance. Demanding "reasonable taxes." the grocers & wineshop-keepers charged that Belgian "bootleggers are making fortunes by selling illicit alcohol while honest shopkeepers pay all the taxes."


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