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for Popular Government Vol. 4 Issue 9, Aug 1937
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The Gasoline and Oil Inspection Division, part of the Motor Vehicle Bureau, was organized to protect consumers. Members of the division inspected the roughly 12,000 gas stations across the state to monitor that station owners were not selling below-grade gas or gas laced with kerosene at higher prices and testing pumps to ensure an accurate reading when filling gas tanks.
The State A.B.C. Board oversaw all of the county based boards, which in 1937 only 27 counties voted in favor of selling liquor. State board responsibilities include approving brands of liquor for sale, testing quality of liquor sold, and regulating how much a single store can distribute. All stores selling spirits were responsible for abiding by state mandated laws and regulations drawn up by the State A.B.C. Board.