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for Popular Government Vol. 4 Issue 5, Feb 1937
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Coates recounts the history of liquor laws from the colonial period to post-Prohibition laws. Selling liquor and spirits creates a tumultuous history with many different options attempted by lawmakers from unrestricted sales, total outlawing of alcohol, to the 1937 mandate of limiting liquor sales through state supervision.
Mr. Brockwell was the State Fire Marshal and he comments on the financial state of city fire departments. He argues for the need to have more paid firemen rather than depending on volunteers; the ratio in 1936 was 3,212 volunteers compared to 750 professional firemen.
Following the Ohio Valley disaster, discussion arose over whether to establish a Central Disaster Relief Committee. The government agency would coordinate already existing government offices like the Highway Commission, Insurance Commission and Red Cross to both prevent and react to natural disasters.