Little drinks of brandy,
Little sips of gin
Swell the mighty torrents
Of disease and sin
Three generations have passed since the temperance crusaders who marched to such verses were at the peak of their power, and 45 years have gone by since repeal of the 18th Amendment. Yet vestiges of Prohibition are still visible in many state and local liquor laws, and they stir heated passions.
In the Charlotte, N.C., area one day last week, hundreds of happy tipplers crowded into restaurants to toast a hotly debated new state...