Letters: Sep. 17, 1928

Mellon and Distillery

Sirs:

. . . There is one question that has been called to my attention of late, owing to the nearness of the election and that is: Does Andrew Mellon still own his distilleries, and make and sell whiskey to the druggists? If you can give me any enlightenment on this subject I will be very grateful to you. . . .

OLIVE JOHNSON

Springfield, Mo.

The following statement has been received from Mr. Mellon:

"I once owned some stock in a distillery company as I owned stock in many other business enterprises....