Business: Drys v. Wets

U.S. airlines for 20 years have offered passengers a cheery glass aloft on foreign flights, on some domestic nights since 1949. But some Congressmen have long urged aerial prohibition, and last year the airlines headed off possible action by limiting passengers to two 1.6-oz. drinks on domestic flights. Even that is not enough for South Carolina's Senator Strom Thurmond and Oregon's Senator Richard L. Neuberger, both teetotalers. Last week, in two bills, they called for prohibition on both domestic and foreign nights.

"Flying saloons are a social problem," Thurmond hotly told an aviation subcommittee. President Rowland K. Quinn of the Air Line...

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