December 6, 1933:  Arthur L. Race (left), manager of the Copley Plaza and one of the leaders in the repeal battle among hotel men, had the honor of serving the first drinks in Massachusetts at the Copley Plaza's Merry-Go-Round bar to (from left) Declan Corcoran, an attorney in Senator Walsh's office; Governor Joseph B. Ely and Senator David I. Walsh. The word had just flashed that Utah had ratified the 21st Amendment and repeal was a reality when Gov. Ely and Senator Walsh arrived at the hotel.