From the May 1974 magazine.

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No Internal-Fuel Shortage

The president of the National Women's Christian Temperance Union looked at the nation's troubles and concluded that chief among them was not a fuel shortage, but an overabundance of alcohol. Mrs. Fred J. Tooze said that "the most worthy project for 1974 is the shutting down of breweries and distilleries and a return to soberly facing the problems before us."

Mrs. Tooze, of Evanston, Ill., added: "Liquor dealers admit that since the energy crisis began, the consumption of alcoholic beverages has greatly increased. They are anticipating that the need for conserving gasoline may even enhance their take, since people will remain at home and drink more."

-- Albin Krebs

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