Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 24, 1963 · Page 10
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 24, 1963
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Writer Reveals Ancient Greeks Drank Cocktails By HARRY FERGUSON WASHINGTON (UPI) - There is a widespread belief that the cocktail part} was invented in America some time in the first quarter of the 20th century. Well, a writer named Critias described one form of social activity in ancient Greece like this: "They have bowls and toasts, too. They then loose their tongues to tell scandalous stories . . . upon their eyes a dark mist settles, memory melts away into oblivion, reason is lost completely." The (act that the cocktail party probably was invented in Athens, Greece, instead of Athens, Ala.. Athens, Ohio, Athens, Ga., Athens, Pa., or Athens, Tenn., does not diminish the enthusiasm of Americans for it. France and the United States lead all nations in the rate of alcoholism, but the Americans are far ahead in organized group drinking. The cocktail party is one of our most widespread indoor sports. There are no precise statistics on the amount of social and business drinking in this country. Splitting a can of beer with your PASSION PLAY September 29-30 TICKET INFORMATION Call or Wrila GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL 140 S. Pralrla 342-5161 neighhor over the back fence is social drinking. Business drinking can be either a luncheon for two or a cocktail party with 500 guests. 80 Million Drink About 80 million Americans above the age ol 15 are fairly regular drinkers of alcoholic beverages. The heaviest drinking per capita takes place in the District of Columbia, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Wisconsin. The lowest per en nil a consumption of legal alcohol occurs in Mississippi. Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia. Lumping together all persons above 15 — drinkers and nondrinkers — the average American last year consumed 1.99 gallons of distilled spirits, 1.32 gallons of wine and 21.98 gallons.of beer. The overwhelming amount of social drinking occurs in the American home rather than in saloons or lounges. Valid Observations To get an up-to-date picture of social drinking in the nation United Press International bureaus across the country responded to a questionnaire. Drinking preferences and habits vary widely in different sections, but these general observations are valid: —The average cocktail party is scheduled for two hours, most frequently from 5 to 7 p.m. The TO Galesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg, 111. Tuesday; Sept. 24, 1963 party actually doesn't get under way in the sense that all guests are present and have a drink in their hands until about 5:30 p.m. It doesn't end until after 8 p.m. more often than not, one or two guests will slay until 9 o'clock. The guests will consume three and one-half drinks per person on the average if there is no terminus on the parly except the clock. If it is a cocktail party preceding a dinner, it will average two drinks per person. The reason for that is that at a certain time the dinner gong sounds and the bar shuts down. Martini Best Seller —The dry martini is a best seller at cocktail parties, but people have stopped being fanatics about how it is made. A few years ago the martini drinkers insisted on dry-dry-dry concoctions of about night parts gin and on part vermouth. Many bartenders met this demand by merely pouring straight gin. The martini of four parts gin and one part vermouth now is generally accepted nationwide. —Americans still cling tenaciously to two fallacies about drinking (1) That mixing drinks will make you drunk quicker and give you a worse hangover and (2) That black coffee will sober you up. No matter how many different kinds of drinks you consume, they all become mere alcohol when they start through the blood stream toward the brain. As one physician put it: "All black coffee does is turn a sleepy drunk a wide-awake drunk. The man is still drunk." —There has been a heavy increase in the drinking of vodka and in the demand lor so-called "lighter" whiskey, namely, whiskey with lower proot. New Trend In Chicago —The old-fashioned bartender who bought every third drink has ceased to exist. But Chicago reports a new trend to lure the customers into bars with "cocktail hours." From 4 to 7 p.m. all types of drinks are 50 cents. Dallas notes the rise of the "poolside party" in which occupants of big apartment houses assemble around the swimming pool. Each family brings its own bottle, ice and mixings and the party lasts indefinitely with a constant change of cast. —Peanuts, mixed nuts, shrimp on a toothpick and deviled eggs arc the most popular hors d'ouevres because they are easy to fix. There is a current fad for dips into which you plunge potato chips. —The most frequent topics of conversation at cocktail parties are business, sports and sexy stories. Chicago notes: "This order tends to reverse itself as the evening progresses." Garages by BULLOCK 30 DAY SPECIAL— 2 CAR GARAGE ERECTED-.. *107000 NO MONEY DOWN F.H.A. FINANCING 5 YEARS TO PAY $21.50 PER MONTH Better Buildings Being Built by Bullock # 8" Overhang All Around Building # 16" OX. Storm-braced Studs # 4" Concrete Raised Curb # 4" Reinforced Concrete Floor included in above price. # Berry Steel Overhead Door FREE ESTIMATES - COURTEOUS SERVICI DISPLAY AT 1075 N. FARNHAM Ph. 343-2818 - On Route 34 Fasting is not peculiar to any one religion but has been found from early times among peoples widely scattered over the world. READ THE WANT ADS! MOST STYLES FLATS... FLATS... FLATS DOZENS OF CUTE STYLES . . . ALL SELLING "LIKE MAD"! oamaM Hill Arcade Rldg. 342-1313 — Galesburg, III. If You'vi Not -Seen Our Swingin' Flats, "Get With It" Tomorrow - Sure Gerlaw Church Tells of Social Project GERLAW-The Gerlaw Christian Church sends a group each month to do social work at the Research Hospital in Galesburg. This month Mary Trinkle, Doris Haynes, Alice Edwards, Corrine Ryner and Marian McCutcheon were at the hospital. CWF Meets CWF of Gerlaw church met Thursday at the church. Devotions were by Ruth Sheppard. The lesson, "Move We On Together" was given by Ina Hood and Pat Carson. Eva Wolford showed a film strip on "Friendship." Mrs. Ethel Boostrom showed packets that the group will make for the World Day of Prayer. Hostesses were Mrs. Doris Haynes and Mrs. Doris Johnson. Greets Guests Recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Neil McCrery were Mrs. Lulu McCrery of Monmouth and Davy and Robert McCrery of Cambridge. The boys were staying with their grandparents while their mother, Mrs. David McCrery, was in a hospital. Recent guests of Mr, and Mrs. Robert Adcock and David were Mr. and Mrs. John Broste of North Dakota and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Wood of Amarillo, Tex. The men had been in the Air Force together during the war. TENSION can make you look UGLY When the strain of simple nervous- • ness makes you look older than • your years, don't depend on head- J ache remedies. Get Alva-Tranquil* • tablets instead. They're specially J formulated for temporary relief of i common nervous tension . . . 100% I safe as directed. No prescription I needed. Get ALVA-TRANQU1L J at Druggists everywhere, < T.M. J LAND GRANT COLLEGES In 1962, the American Association of Land Grant Colleges and State Universities observed the 100th anniversary of passage of the Morrill Act which created the land grant educational institutions, according to Britannica Book of the Year. Glassmaking, which began about 1608 at Jamestown, Va., generally is regarded as the first American industry. 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