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Printers Ink Chief
To Address Brewers
Battle of Bottle and Can Continues on Broad Front for
Supremacy in $10,000,000 Annual Market
New York: With the League of
Nations busily engaged in the solu
tion of other problems, Mr. C. B.
Larrabee, managing editor of Print
ers’ Ink, will be placed in the posi
tion of a one man league when he
speaks on the subject, “The Future
of the Package In the Brewing In
dustry" before the brewers of the
country who will assemble at Los
Angeles on October 23 to attend the
60th annual convention of the
United States Brewers association.
In the meantime, as Mr. Larrabee
Is preparing his words of wisdom oh
a subject that Is daily proving more
disturbing to the post repeal tran
quility of the brewing Industry, the
new squat broad shouldered beer
bottle, and the equally new kegllned
ber can are contesting the suprem
acy of a market that absorbs more
than $10,000,000 worth of ber con
tainers of the "carry home” type per
At the general staff headquarters
of the various contestants, your
correspondent was advised that no
Industrial war between the bottle
and the can exists. There Is no bat
tle of the bottle according to can
ners, brewers and bottle manufac
turers visited along the far flung
borders on which each side claim
dally advances despite the vigorous
denial that a state of war exists.
Your correspondent’s observations
bear out the general belief in the
Industry that the container manu
facturers plac about as much value
on this tremendous market for their
wares as II Ouce does on the water
front property of Hallle Selassie.
'JThat Is, in fact, a striking slm
similarity in our battle of the bottle
and the fuss on the Mediterranean.
Thirty-nine years ago when the
forbears of II Duce’s legions were
hotfooting it in front of the spear
men of the King of Kings and were
learning that his hill-billies were
tough hombres, the forebears of the
new kegllned beer can (that little
tin milk can with the wire handle
that was takn to the corner grocers’
for filling every morning in the “Ask
Dad” days) also went down in ig
nominious defeat before the sudden
onslaught of milk in a bottle that
was generally Introduced at that
time by the dairies.
It seems more than coincidental
that just thirty-nine years later
both II Duce and the progeny of the
milk can should choose the same
time to avenge their respective de
Gun or Can
The first gun, or was it can, was
fired in January when the G.
Krueger Brewing company of New
ark sent its emissaries beyond the
borders of its Jersey bailiwick to in
vade the territory along the eastern
seaboard at about the same time
Pabst and other showed fire in other
sections. Canned beer was experi
mented with in the proving grounds
of outlying sections months before it
made its debut in the metropolitan
areas. So your correspondent first
visited the starting point at the
stronghold of the Krueger brewery
at Newark, where William Krueger,
exponent of the kegllned can in the
east reiterated the same statement
made to your correspondent at other
points on the battle, or is It bottle,
line that no industrial war exists.
“Stubby and the kegllned can are
Just friendly competitors,” said Mr.
Krueger. "That is not a martial tread
that you fellows are hearing. It is
the march of progress that step by
step has lead humanity from the
jungle of a newly cratd world to its
present state of civilization. Its ad
vance Is as inevitable as tomorrow
and proceeds with the same irresist
ibility as a river flowing to the
“We adopted the can,” continued
Mr. Krueger, "because we believe It
is practical. Before we used this new
package the major portion of our
product was consumed* within fifty
miles of our plant. We are now un
able to fill orders that are deluging
us from twenty-one eastern states
despite the fact that our capacity
and distributing facilities were ln
creasd in anticipation of such an
Behind the scenes in the Krueger
plant the atmosphere Is less pacific
than Mr. Krueger’s statement.
Two batteries of canning machin
ery are firing a barrage of more
than 500 cans of beer a minute,
twenty hours a day. Freight cars
roll Into the private siding are
loaded and sent under way as trucks
rumble off into the dawn to serve
the more local sectors.
Experts are completing a third
battery and a fourth and fifth will
follow as soon as the horde of extra
labor added to the Krueger staff can
broaden the ramparts.
Further west the PabsjRand other
breweries continue the Murage in
the western and northern sectors as
observers, representing the brewers
of the world, watch developments
from neutral zones.
Buppert Misses Series
According to Colonel Jacob Rup
pert, who did not attend the World
Series this year, if an industrial war
does exist It is not in the braving
industry but between the beer con
tainer manufacturers.
“Both the new stubby bottle and
the can ire the subjects of exhaus
tive laboratory research," said 8ol
brewers who are always anxious to
serve their consumers with the
At the headquarters of the ven
erable National Brewers Academy,
where science makes the amber fluid
of all brewers do tricks In a test
tube, a gutteral voice of Teutonic
accent replied to our query as to.
whether light filtering through a
bottle effects the flavor, potency or
portability of beer with “Jaht" and
refused to discuss further this Im
portant question that is answered
with emphatic "yeas” and “hays”
from all sides. So for the time it Is
left resting comfortably snuggled In
Its own suds.
At the general staff headquarters
of the Glass Container association
of America In New York, Mr. W. H.
Norrington waxed Shakesperian
when interviewed by your corre
spondent and used Bill’s or Bacon’s
(as you like it) title by saying the
whole business was "Much Ado
About Nothing.”
‘‘Stubby,’’ said Mr. Norrington,
“has made some Important gains
during the week and Is meeting the
barrage of Krueger and Pabst with
a mobilization of the new, squat,
broadshouldered bottles that Is put
ting extra men to wbrk on overtime
hours at the barracks of a dozen or
more glass plants."
"At least this war, If you still per
sist In calling It such,” said Mr.
Norrington, “Is different. There are
no casualties and the many addi
tloal generalissimos who are en
gaged In assembling the combatants
are off the relief rolls and on higher
wage scales.”
80 maybe no war does exist and
all of the fire Is just the glow of a
beautiful sunset.
Iteport Awaited
In the meantime your correspond
ent is trying the contents of both
containers while awaiting to report
on the effect of Mr. Larrabee’s talk
at Los Angeles and Is finding it In
creasingly difficult to decide wheth
er he would prefer to complete his
assignment under the banner of the
old tin can or at the more distant
posts where the uniform of Stubby
Is worn, or whether It wouldn’t be
real nice to spend a real long time
at both pieces.
And Just to liken It a little more
to the Mediterranean disturbance
word has just come along the grape
vine telegraph that the paper Indus
try Is soon to enter the fray with a
paper wrapper so that soon we may
pass the can opener along Into the
discard with the bottle opener and
just send the Pop out for a bag of
Supreme Court Verdict on
Constitutionality of New
Deal Awaited
Wasslngton (UP)—Five law-suite
involving direct questions of the
constitutionality of New Deal laws
and activities are awaiting the ver
dict of the Supreme Court.
The validity of the agricultural
program in its vital proceeing taxes,
the Bankhead cotton act, the mighty
TV A exjerlment, the housing and
slum clearance program and the
program to provide loans to es
tablish municipally owned utilities
are definitely scheduled for the
court’s consideration.
Most of these probably will be
disposed of early in 1936, if not
In Session Until June.
The court’s term continues from
the first Monday in October until
the first Monday in June.
The cases before the court arrf:
Processing taxes—No. 401—United
States of America vs. William M.
Butler et al., receivers of Hoosac
Mills Corporation. When receivers
were appointed for the Hoosac
Mills, of New Bedford, Mass., Jo
seph P. Carney, collector of Internal
Revenue for the Massachusetts dis
trict, filed a claim with the receiv
ers for unpaid processing taxes of
$43,486.09 plus a penalty of $386.30,
and for unpair floor stocks taxes
of $37,466.37. The district court
having the receivership in its charge
held the AAA and the processing
taxes were constitutional and should
be allowed. The First Circuit Court
of Appeals in Boston reversed the
Bankhead Act—No. 49—Lee Moor
vs. Texas, and New Orleans Rail
road Company. Moore, owner of a
3,500-acre cotton plantation near
Clint, Tex., sued the railroad to
compel it to accept 10 bales of cot
ton for shipment to New York, al
though the tags required by the
Bankhead Act were not attached.
The shipment was refused. Moor
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A tiny bottle of FREEZONE coats
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jpheld by the Fifth Circuit
Appeals. Moor appealed.
No. 401 and «T
er et al.. vs.
.uthority et al.-.
stockholders of the Ala*
iwer Company sued the
, the TVA and its three
, the Electric Home and
ithority, Inc, and 1> Ala*
iinlolpalities to set aside a
to sell t
_the company's trans
ines to TVA, for the inter*
if power and a division of
teritory. Judge William I. Grubb in
Alabama Federal Court enjoined
the contract, holding the sale of
power other than a surplus “un
avoidably” produced was unconstitu
tional. The Fifth Circuit Court of
Appeals reversed the ruling.
Appeal From Kentucky.
Housing—No. 443—United States
or America vs. Certain Lands in the
City of Louisville, Jefferson County,
Ky. Hie United States sued to oon
demn two city blocks to construct a
low-cost housing and slum-clearance
project under PWA and asked ap
pointment of commissioners to de
termine the price to be paid owners.
Edward J. Gemert, one of the
property owners, ashed that the
cult be rtlsmlamd. The district fed
eral court rtlemiaaerl the suit, be
cause they Invade the constitutional
guarantees of liberty and property.”
The opposition answers. ‘If these
thin— cannot be d^e, the consti
tution must be changed to meet
modem conditions and modem
problems.” .
The chief question now is, "If a
Ocnstiutiomd change is to be asked,
what will it be?"
The decisions of the court be
tween now and the first Monday
of June, IMS, are expected to in
dicate the nature of the Change
that will be asked.
Mines Ready to Boost
' Production Sales on
Very Short Notice
Phoenix, Ariz. (UP).—Arizona
mines are ready to boost produc
tion schedules on short notice, as
armaments expenditures and a
better domestic situation
a return to near-normal condJr
tlons at major camps.
Supported by a 4-cent tariff and
a strengthened export price, the
copper market has restored hopes
of thousands of men who a lew
months ago believed their chances
of re-employment were meager.
By Nov. I, output of Arlmna
copper mines will reach a four
year high, It was predicted. Pro
duction of Phelps Dodge, major
company In tjie Arizona Held, will
reach 20,000,000 pounds monthly
on the basis of present demand, It
was foreseen.
Approximately 8,000 will be eon
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