PROHIBITION: Police Business

Out of one pocket the U. S. citizenry pays for Prohibition, out of another for bootleg liquor. Next year the enforcement funds will be some 37 millions—$13,500,000 for the Prohibition Bureau, $14,686,798 for the Coast Guard, $9,000,000 for the Department of Justice. The House passed on the first two items last week.

How much the smugglers and their customers spend is a matter for guesswork. But Mrs. Mabel Walker Willebrandt, U. S. Assistant Attorney-General, was able to put a figure, in her annual report, on at least one item—$18,883,541 worth (Canadian value) of Canadian whiskies exported to the U. S....

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