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THE HARVARD BREWING COMPANY
 
Although sales were excellent for several years after 
prohibition, by 1937 the Harvard Brewing Company was 
headed for bankruptcy.  Another change in ownership, with 
Fritz Von Opel as the primary investor, led to a change in the 
company's leadership when, in 1938, Walter Guyette assumed 
the position of general manager.  Through the efforts of Guyette, 
Doctor Juerst and Treasurer Henry Protzmann and with  the 
continual hard work put forth by the brewery laborers, the 
company returned to its former position as a prosperous 
concern by the time the United States entered the Second 
World War in 1941.
 
 
THE END OF HARVARD
In the midst of Harvard's prosperity, the federal government 
stepped in again to take control of the company.  In February 
of 1942, Von Opel was arrested in Palm Beach, Florida and 
interned as a "potentially dangerous alien" despite being a citizen 
of the neutral European nation of Liechten-stein.  The brewery, 
which Von Opel owned 97 percent of the shares and his father,
 

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