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Business Drinking Makes Many Employes Half Men By MARRY FERGUSON WASHINGTON (UPD - Business drinking has, become so prevalent in the United States that scientists have coined a name for a certain type of executive — the half man." In a study of business drinking habits Alcoholics Anonymous defines the half man as "an individual who does not get too drunk to function at all but who can operate only at half speed with his morning hangover and his four-martini lunch." Many "half men" drink because it is part of their job to entertain customers and build good will for the firm. The nation recently became highly con- cious of such men from the motion picture "Days of Wine and Roses," the story of a public relations man who went sliding down the toboggan toward alcoholism and took his wife along. The Internal Revenue Service says it does not compile statistics on the total amount of money spent annually on business entertainment. But it does believe the figure is excessive and recently cracked down on tax deductions for entertainment. An educated guess would be $500 million a year at the minimum. Lubricate Business Wheels Not all of that is spent on whiskey and wine, of course, for much of it goes toward expensive food, companionable females and aisle seats at hit shows. But alcohol lubricates the wheels of business to a large extent, and 3 DAY CASE LOT PAINT SALE U.S. Mt PURE OUTSIDE HOUSE PAINT Self-Cleaning 650 Snow White REGULAR $£50 GAL. In 4 Gal. Case SAVE $ 4.44 Per Case Single Gallon $6.50 MASTERCRAFT Floor Enamel 9 Colors. Reg. $1.77 $159 BEATS ALL BARN PAINT ^ PAINT Ptooull> ATTRACTIVE Bright Red Reg. $3.60 n GAL. Beats All is a fine quality barn paint with attractive bright red finish. It is a weather proof barn paint that will give you many years of real protection for your barn and other farm buildings. MASTERCRAFT UTILITY WHITE BARN PAINT Reguliar $4.99 GAL. A waterproof and weatherproof white paint made especially for barns, sheds, garages, fences, or any outside surface. It is a fine quality white paint that will stand the weather. White only. Can be tinted. Roguler 45 Each Caulking Tubes 3 7 I. Main St. — Galesburg, III. — 343-5213 for $| I a firm that Is criticized for using it has the plausible answer that competition must be met. Even if a businessman does not have the primary duty of entertaining customers, he can run into a day of heavy drinking through a combination of circumstances. Herbert Brean in his book "A Handbook for Drinkers" cites the case history of one rough day in the life of a man he calls Bernard B.: He has a big day's work ahead of him and he gets to the office early. He accomplishes a lot by lunch time when he departs to meet a friend. Bernard decides he will have only one drink, but the friend insists on two and he goes along. He gets back to the office feeling a little dopey and tries to work hard because he has a date to meet a customer for a drink around 4 p.m. Bernard decides he will have only one drink and after they have had it he tries to excuse himself on the grounds he has an appointment back at the office. The customer says you cannot fly on one wing, and they have another. Bernard tries again to get away but the customer says one for the road and they have a third. Drinks Mount Up Bernard phones his wife he will be late for dinner. He usually has one drink before dinner when he gets home, but tonight dinner has been held up so he has three. He is hoping to go to bed right after dinner, but at 8:30 p.m. a neighbor drops in to discuss plans for the spring golf tournament at the country club. Bernard offers him a drink and, under urging, takes one himself. If you had asked Bernard that morning how many drinks he expected to take that day he would have said three at the most, adding that he really didn't want that many. Actually, he had taken nine drinks. The point is that if Bernard has many days like that he soon will become accustomed to taking five, six or maybe nine drinks a day and thinking nothing of it. Many big corporations are alert to the danger that alcohol will get a firm grip on their executives. A few even go so far as to put their younger men to the test by carefully observing their behavior at social and business functions. A prominent personnel expert explained it: "One way they do it is that the president of the company gives a dinner party at his home for the young executives and their wives. Liquor in all forms is available and is passed frequently, and ample time is allowed for pre-dinner drinking. "The test in most cases seems to be whether the young man takes the third martini or highball. If he does, it is a black mark against him on the theory, I suppose, that no man can cope with three martinis and then drink wine through dinner. I don't mean to imply that a man's entire future always hangs on one more martini, especially if he takes it and handles it well. But he comes out with either a small plus or minus in the mind of the boss and a lot of little things like that can add up to something big." Tomorrow: What we drink — The rush toward "soft whiskey." Church Guild At Fairvieiv Picks Officers FAIRVIEW - The Guild for Christian Service of the Fairview Reformed Church met Sept. 19 in the chapel. Devotions were given by Verlie Wright. A playlet entitled "Forgiveness and Hope" was presented by Ruth Burkhead, Joanne Root, Jean Conlon, Belle Schleich and Frances Hagaman. The nominating committee presented the officers for 1964 as follows: President, Mrs. Betty Phipps; vice president, Frances Haga- rnan; secretary, Jean Conlon; treasurer, Margaret Bolender; secretary of education, Helen Grimm; spiritual life, Susan Ham; service, Mildred Latimer; organization, Rosalie Tiezzi. It has been estimated there are about 1,600 known asteroids. Want Personal Advice Write To enn Own Gaiesburg's Penny for your thoughts appears every Tuesday and Friday in the Galesburg Register-MaU CARNIVAL By Dick Turner Galesburg Register-Moil > Galesburg, III. Thursday, Sept. 26, 1963 7 Form Mission Classes at Belmont 7-26 "I know you told me you were saving your money for something Important, but I naturally thought you meant dessert with our hamburgers!" Raritan Circle Helps Drive For Blankets RARITAN — Mrs. Lillian Jordan was hostess to the Baptist Senior Missionary Circle at her home Sept. 12. Mrs. Clara Gearhart gave the devotions, followed by an article entitled "When You Read the Bible." The lesson was presented by Mrs. Laura Duncan, assisted by Mrs. Marie Van Arsdale and Mrs. Icel Gearhart. She also read a letter from a Thailand Missionary. The circle purchased a blanket for the blanket drive, which will be sent overseas. Mrs. Martha Harden gave a report on the Salem Association meeting at Carthage. Three guests were Mrs. Mabel Abbey, Mrs. Lois Waddill and Mrs. Maggie Grate. Raritan News Notes Mrs. Dudley Donaldson and children of Galesburg were recent visitors in the home of her mother, Mrs. Edna Vcrnoy, and in the Dale Lauver home. The 19th annual convention of the Peoria Council was held in Peoria Sept. 8th beginning with the high Mass at the St. Mary's Cathedral. Attending from St. Patrick's, Raritan, were Mrs. Richard Icenogle, Mrs. Edmund St. Ledger and Mrs. John Larkin. BELMONT — There was a good turnout at the family church night potluck supper Sept. 13 with the Paul Fredrickson and James Free families the committee in charge. The junior missionary classes were held, with Mrs. Richard Ballard, Mrs. Torrencc Free and Mrs. Pete Fredrickson teaching the three classes. The annual corn drive for the church will be the first week in November. Those who desire to give money instead of corn may send it to the financial secretary, Mrs. Everett Fredrickson, Seaton. The board will purchase a dozen new folding chairs and a new 10-foot ladder. Construction on the mower shed for the cemetery is under way. Rclmont Itrlefs Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Ricketts and children spent Sunday at the Glen Ricketts home near Joy in honor of Glen Ricketts' birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Rilious Anderson entertained the following in their home Sunday: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ford, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Anderson, Miss Hilma Anderson and Oliver Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Colclasure and Mrs. Walter Nelson and the Misses Mabel and Myrtle Ltmhlad, of Aledo, and Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Anderson of Seaton. Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Ranney spent Sept. 20 at the John Sandona homo in Keokuk. A large crowd attended the wiener roast at the Floren Rowley home Saturday night. The Busy Bees 4-H Club had a hayrack ride under the supervision of the leaders, Dwight Ricketts and James PILES and other rectal dlieaiai aucceisiully treated with office method! by DR . w. c. MCGREGOR who can be consulted at GALESBURG HOTEL BROADVIEW Monday Forenoon, Sept. 30 HOURS 8 A.M. to 11 A.M. Return Vliili Each Month Consultation Free Dr. McGregor treats Varicose Veins and Leg Ulcers by non-conflnlng methods. Also diseases of the Stomach, Bowels, Liver, Gall Bladder, Catarrh of the Nose and Throat, Asthma, Bronchitis, Rheumatism of the joints and Muscles, High Blood Pressure, Goiter and other chronic diseases. Trusses fitted Write for free booklet, Addreis w. c. MCGREGOR, M.D. SS2 Aldine St.. Chicago. Illlnoli. Free, (hirsts were the parents and friends of 4-H members. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nevius of (rnlesburg. Mrs. Gracie Peterson of Monmouth and Mr. and Mrs. James German and family of Stronghurst were Sept. 20 dinner guests nt the Merlin Shike home. Mr. and Mrs. George Kauzlarich and daughters were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. I^e Young in Moline. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Smith wera Sunday dinner guests of the William Smith family In honor of Larry Smith. Mrs. Lawrence Fredrickson has been dismissed from the Monmouth Hospital and went to the Pete Fredrickson home until Wednesday night. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! 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