AMERICAN NOTES: A More Profound Peril

The energy crisis may cause a permanent change in America's affluent way of life. But a more profound peril — at least in one sober, clear-eyed view — lies elsewhere. "In every crisis Americans have turned to drink," declares Mrs. Fred Tooze, president of the still flourishing, 250,000-member National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the foe of demon rum since 1874. "Liquor dealers admit that since the energy crisis began, the consumption of alcoholic beverages has greatly increased. The need for conserving gasoline may even enhance their 'take,' since people will remain home and drink...

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