The Canned Heat Party Murder

The True Crime of Perry John

“Squeezing” is the practice of straining cans of Sterno through cheesecloth to take out some of the poisons. Apparently, it doesn’t take them all out and a lot of people have killed themselves getting drunk like that, but it was a cheap way to get a buzz during Prohibition.

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The Klameth News (Klameth Falls, Oregon), February 10, 1929 and March 29, 1929.