Legislators, lobbyists and liquor: A front page to remember

On this day in 1957: The News & Observer of Raleigh runs seven front-page photos of liquor lobbyists furtively unloading crates of their goods at the Hotel Sir Walter, home away from home for most lawmakers, and of bellhops distributing bottles of bourbon and Scotch.

The expose ends the longtime practice of legislators receiving free liquor.