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The Decline of Drinking?

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (UPI)--Americans drink less than half as much today as they did a hundred years ago, according to a liquor industry executive.

Bernard Goldberg, senior vice president of Schenley Industries, Inc., said in a speech prepared for the annual convention of the National Licensed Beverage Association at the Deauville Hotel here, that per capital consumption of distilled spirits had fallen from 3.2 gallons a year in 1860 to 1.5 gallons in 1966.