Repeal of War-Time Prohibition; Hearings Before, 66-2 on H.R. 1704, December 9 and 10, 1919

Repeal of War-Time Prohibition; Hearings Before, 66-2 on H.R. 1704, December 9 and 10, 1919

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...of our license in Boston. If you acquire a license and continue your business in an honest, fair way, your business is not disturbed yearly or ever. We have had a license for years and never appeared before the licensing board or anybody else. The value of these licenses to us is $15,000. Some may be more and some less. And that is what is being hurt now, because it is our life, our investment, that is being disturbed. And we have been hurt by the war prohibition, because we have had five months when we thought we would have the ability to do some things to protect us; and also, under the national amendment, of the 12 months promised to us, we thought we would be able through that to protect ourselves. The preamble to the war-time prohibition bill, you all know, included very definitely what was desired by Congress in passing it. All of those desires have been completed, as you have heard from the gentlemen here, and there is simply one thing that stood between our having a little relief and not having it, and that was the technical point of technical peace not having been ratified. The actual war was agreed to be over by all who I have met in Washington hotels, executive departments, Senators and Congressmen; they said actual war was over but that technical peace was in the way. We have sought during this time--and one of the Congressmen asked why we were delaying, etc., and had not protected ourselves better in the past--to protect ourselves, but at no time since the war began have we been able to protect ourselves, Mr. Congressmen, because the abnormal business conditions, not only in our line but in other lines, and any attempt of business men in our business to protect themselves would have depleted the market in every way, so that we were...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123665918X
  • 9781236659187