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" n n . , i . n litis.-; .r,5r"-:-- ;l 117)1 '" Ashevllle Cttlten-Tlniei, Sin, April II, HM Doctors' Drug Use Exceeds Average "Makeup Man Lee Greenway of Rutherfordton, who was makeup artist for the "Andy Griffith Show," displays mementos from the series. Illness Prevents Makeup Man From Returning To Mayberry The Associated Press CHARLOTTE - One to 2 percent of physicians are addicted to prescription narcotics, which Is about four to six times the national average, a drug expert said. But the alcoholism rate In physicians is about 8 to 10 percent, which Is no different than the national average, said Dr. David Smith, the founder and medical director of a . San Francisco drug program. . Drug use among doctors tends to be high because of easy access to the narcotics, Smith said. Drug abuse among doctors and nurses primarily involves legal prescription drugs narcotics like morphine or stimulants like amphetamines. The drugs often are obtained through prescription fraud or theft from hospitals, he said. Because the drugs are pure, they usually are more powerful and addictive than illegally produced drugs, Smith said. Drug treatment experts also are seeing a substantial increase in cocaine abuse by younger doctors and other health professionals, reflecting the nationwide epidemic of cocaine addiction, Smith said. Smith is the founder and medical director of the Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinics of San Francisco, considered national models for treating drug addiction. He also is research director of the Merritt-Pe-ralta Chemical Dependency Hospital, which has a program for treating addicted health professionals. Speaking to the Mecklenburg t he Associated Press RUTHERFORDTON - Lee Gfeenway would have changed a few things about Andy Griffith's makeup hi the television movie "Return to .Mayberry" if he had had the chance. , , And he nearly did. ' J. Greenway, who lives in Rutherfordton, was the makeup artist for Griffith and the cast of the "The Andy Griffith Show" when the original series was filmed between 1960 and 1968. . Griffith asked Greenway to re-lurn to Hollywood to do the makeup (or the two-hour reunion movie that .airs Sunday on NBC, and Greenway -.said he planned to accept the offer. But he was stopped by a stroke of bad luck. ... "Andy wanted me to come out in Ihe worst way," he said. "But I went .down to Florida where my wife and I have a house. I got sick, so I couldn't do it." Greenway said he has seen the makeup job for Griffith in previews for the movie and is not impressed. "They didn't do too much like Ihey should have done," he said. "I would have changed his eyebrows and his hair and ..." "I guess some of the fondest ' fhemories along with every thing else would be the time 1 spent with Lee Greenway," Griffith said in an interview last year with Carolina View rdagazine. "He was a wild, wonderful man, very entertaining, plays guitar and a five-string banjo, and we had a wonderful time." Greenway downplays his musci-cal talents when asked about the cpmments, but agrees that he and Griffith shared a close relationship which continues today. Z. "We had a lot of fun between ,' scenes," Greenway said. "We would ;!go hunting together and look a trip ;once to the high Sierras. I've been 'down to Manteo (where Griffith '. lives) to go hunting with him. I speak with Andy all the time." Before working on the Andy Griffith show, Greenway did makeup for "Make Room for Daddy" with Danny Thomas, which was produced by Sheldon Leonard When Leonard became producer of the Andy Griffith Show in 1960 he asked Greenway to join him. For three days a week, Greenway would apply makeup for all the major characters in the show, including Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor, Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife, Ron Howard as Opie Taylor, Frances Bavier as Aunt Bee and Jim Nabors as Gomer Pyle. In the evenings, Greenway would do makeup for the "I Love Lucy" show featuring Lucile Ball. When the Griffith show ended, Greenway continued to work with CLOCKS The Clock Gallery Has A New Location In Asheville... Jack Peterson, Owner Antique Clock Repair Guaranteed Service 39 Years of Experience" TEL. 258-8984 508 MERRIMON AVE. mm m mm art $m!Em 3H$S5?Q JO-SEBttl TilEEE County Medical Society in Charlotte Thursday, Smith said part of the problem Is that people dont recognize addiction as a disease. "We've seen physicians get caught with a needle in their arm and deny it," Smith said. "They're so terrified they'll lose their ability to practice medicine that (their denial) becomes almost a pathological delusion." : Smith also said cocaine use among physicians is a reflect! the popularity of the drug throW " society. ' "A lot of college student' using it, high school students ' using it, stockbrokers, doctors, ' collar workers," Smith said. The problem has become at . demic because most people realize how dangerous cocain. . Smith said Too much can cause . zures, heart attacks and strokes . Knotts and Nabors, who starred in their own series. "After Corner was cancelled, I decided to retire," he said. Greenway said anecdotes from -his childhood in Rutherfordton involving some of bis relatives inspired several episodes of the show. In one show, Greenway remembers Otis, the town drunk, goes in search of liquor on the back of a cow he mistakes for a mule. Greenway's uncle had a similar episode. "I had an uncle who got half lit-up or more once and came home on a mule. 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