Boozeless Alaska

Alaska, one of the drinkingest spots in the world (per capita average: 3 gal. of hard liquor a year, compared to 1½ gal. in the U.S.), is drying up. It is all the fault of: 1) the 13th Naval District which issued an order restraining "nonessential" cargoes to 10% of the total cargo; 2) War Shipping Administration which has ordered that liquor be shipped to Alaska only if it did not displace war materials. Some Alaskan liquor dealers started rationing stocks to stretch them out, others threw open the doors in an effort to get the "agony over with as...

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