The ‘Times’ Wants to Get You Drunk


Photo: Everett Bogue

December 5, as you may or may not know, is Repeal Day, the day on which Prohibition ended in the United States. To celebrate the 73rd anniversary of that milestone, men dressed as thirties-style newsboys were handing out free copies of the Times at Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street today, sponsored by Dewar’s scotch. Which seems about right: When the Daily News celebrates Repeal Day, no doubt the workingman’s paper does it with a six-pack of Bud. Whereas the Journal would insist on a single malt.