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be responsive. The result was yet another stalemate until Congress reconvened in 1924. American industry and agriculture had comfortably survived the prior year under the 1921 restrictions—sur- vived in part because of technological improvements that reduced the need for labor and in part by employing workers who, in the words of Secretary of Labor Davis, were “bootlegged” into the country by sneak- ing them over the land borders at a rate he estimated to be between one hundred and one thousand a day. The shortage of workers, Davis told Harding, had prompted

on the companion Web site (audio/video file 24), its own musical entity, an example of what is called a mashup. (Mashups are also called bootlegs, especially in England, and for some who create these works it is the preferred term. To avoid confusion with the phenomenon of unauthorized concert recordings—also called bootlegs—I will use the 166 M U S I C I N 1s A N D 0 s term mashup.) In its most basic form, what practitioners call A+B, a mashup combines elements of two different songs, the vocals of one (A) with the instrumentals of another (B). Mashups

new breed of zealots in Central City chose to confront the system by arresting criminals who had paid the system for immunity from arrest. When one officer, for example, could get no approval for his arrest of a bootlegger, he went to federal Treas- ury agents for help (and in the process, tape-recorded the bootlegger claiming that he paid the chief and his deputies on a regular basis). When the bootlegger was arrested by the Treasury agents, the chief immediately had the young officer interrogated, held incommunica- do for twenty-four hours, and transferred

million gallons, including imports.32 The reasons for this dis- mal result were no doubt various. Much of the wine offered for sale was substandard and damaged the market. People had lost the habit of drinking wine, or if they had not, they might very well continue to make their own, as they had during Prohibition. But the wine men at once made loud outcry over the heavy burden of taxation laid on them. The tax, they said, kept the bootlegger in business, and this complaint became accepted as an o‹cial explanation. It was calculated that the country had in fact drunk

her “enchanting” onstage, though he never developed the same warm rapport with her as did his brother.6 Perhaps in response to her association with revue, Bolton and Wode- house, who worked on the show over the summer, conceived the whole as “a series of block comedy scenes tied together by a plot,” as sketches Oh, Kay! and Other Works 379 each ending with “laughs and a final twist.” They also decided to make bootlegging their theme. The Eighteenth Amendment, ratified in 1919, had long been good for a gag, and a strong strain of anti-Prohibition- ism had run through

Capone strolled out of the courtroom. De- spite the impaneling of six grand juries, no other arrests were ever made and the case focused public attention on the inefficacy of local and state government.4 Chicago in 1926 was in the midst of what has been called “the lawless decade.” The great national experiment, Prohibition, had given rise to the bootlegging business, creating an environment in which organized crime could thrive. Rival gangs ran prostitution, gambling, and extortion rackets along with their illegal liquor sales. These enterprises generated vast sums of

, I know Evan's dead: "The fellow that killed Evan, his name was John Guillory, I'll never get that out of my head. He was bootlegging whiskey. And this little county hall was opposite the cemetery, and behind the hall was a little shed there. We stood up in that shed and drank that whiskey. And it was bad. He gave us half a pint that was bad. Chinee and the tenor player were hogged, but they wanted more, and yet they didn't have no money. So they went to John Guillory's house and asked him for whiskey on credit. He told 'em no, he wouldn't give it. And

say about me, I cannot leave him." "Oh, all right. That's enough for today." I was sent back again to the dark jail. Some days passed, but I could not get any news of Ozaki Sensei. Then a big tall Korean woman was put in for brewing bootleg sake. She clung to the lattice over the door, shouting Mercy! Mercy! Eventually when she had attracted the attention of the guard, she handed him some money and said, "Sensei, please go buy me some medicine." He was back soon and shoved it through the slot, saying "That's two days' dose, now." Still crying Mercy! Mercy

; offenses applied to, 2 3 8 - 41 ; by peasant communes, 225-26 , 2 3 6 - 42, 262, 278, 287, 295; statistics for, 237. See also exile; punishment; Siberia Bashilov, P. P., 289 bazaars, 94, 1 2 0 - 2 1 , 282 binding regulations, 64-65 , 223 birch rods, 2 1 1 , 216, 2 18 , 227, 252 blasphemy, 104, 183 Bol'shakov, A. M., 3 1 5 Bolsheviks, 14, 3 1 2 - 1 7 ; law enforcement under, 3 1 3 ; views of toward peasants, bribery, 22, 43, 98, 1 0 1 , 245; in volost' courts, 2 1 2 - 1 5 bootlegging, 25, 32, 34, 63, 75, 1 22 -24 , 282, 303; conviction rates for, 73 -74

sprouted. Real estate was needed for the hordes swarming in to settle in the city and its environs at the rate of more than 350 per day.The population of LosAngeles grew from nine hundred thou- sand in 1920 to more than two million a decade later.8 Along with the throngs, Prohibition had arrived, and nightspots be- gan to open where fun seekers, many of them employed by the nearby Culver City motion picture studios—Ince, Goldwyn, Hal Roach—gath- ered after work to dance, dine, and drink bootleg liquor. Because it had a lax police department and a location close enough to