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booze flying - naturalized and Americanized. It is computed by...
naturalized and Americanized. It is computed by government men that Booze Flying. All the resources of modern invention are being enlisted to allay American thirst in bringing booze across the border. Airplanes are now used in the east by upper class and upper air bootleggers in their nefarious traffic It is quite simple. An airplane at some quiet spot in Canada is laden with forty cases of whiskey. It takes flight, speeding to the south, and in four hours lands in some rural dale on Long Island close to New York. On landing a motor truck in waiting takes the small but strong cargo, and speeds away to distribute it, "according to plan." During its flight the cargo triples in value, it being marketable at forty dollars a case on landing as against a cost of twelve dollars before it takes the air. But the consumer does not get it at that figure, nor does he get this Canadian liquor in its original state at any price. Before it comes to the drinker it is doubled by dilution with good water and colored to correspond, thus being there is a gross profit of seven thousand dollars on each trip.

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  1. The Princeton Union,
  2. 14 Sep 1922, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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