Letters, May 13, 1974

Expensive Luxury

Sir / How dare you! Don't you realize that you are taking on the most sacred cow of all time when you start printing facts and figures about King Alcohol [April 22]?

It may bring more misery, degradation, and even death to loved ones than wars, disease and boozeless crime all put together, but loyalty will remain steadfast and true. Those who are dedicated to liquor will worship it, brag about it, shield it from criticism like a doting mother protecting a spoiled and criminal son, even when statistics show John Barleycorn to be probably our most expensive national "luxury."

DON C....