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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta If73 THE LtTHMIDOl HMAI0 41 Alcohol 6no problem for Congressmen' By RICHARD D. LYONS New York Times Service WASHINGTON The Wat- ergate permeat- ing once-hidden areas of the capital's social and political has focused new interest on an old congression- al drinking. Defending White House inves- tigation of the personal habits of political John D. Ehr- lichman told the Senate Water- gate committee that with a serious drinking habit is of doubtful fitness for the kind of heavy duty that you for or that any sen- ator can go over here in the the former assist- ant to President Nixon said of watch a mem- ber totter onto the floor in a condition of at least partial in- The political opponent of such a congressional Ehrlichman has affirmative to bring the fact to the attention of the voters during a cam- paign. These charges angered some offended others and embarrassed still n o t necessarily in any relation to their personal alcoholic intake. most they revived the recurrent question of whether senators and repre- sentatives drink to their disability and the nation's than ordinary people. The answer seems to be that most congressmen a small percentage are drunk- ards and a few are reformed a situation that does not appear to have changed very much in the last 1S4 years. Discussions with Congress- their staff employ- ees at the capitol and legisla- tive hangers on certainly indi- cate that drinking is part of the normal way of life in and around the halls of the use of alcohol is but its abuse is near the na- tional norm. is always wanting to offer you a says Rep. William R. who sees liquor much more freely poured here than in his home- town of Topeka. While liquor may be more freely the number of Congressmen incapacitated by it performing their legislative duties is not Roy be- and he should know. Roy actually is Dr. who as one of the rare physicians in has professional knowledge of alcoholism. aware of very few peo- ple here who don't function and I've seen only one in- capacitated by excessive drink- but I only see from 20 to 25 colleagues frequently and at close he added. Roy's rough estimate com- pares well with an informal sur- vey indicating that slightly more than a score of members of the House and Senate appear to drink to the point at which they might be considered alco- holics by some. Assuming the score or so es- timate to be the inci- dence of alcoholism among Con- gressmen is about four per slightly lower than the widely accepted estimate of five per cent for the general popula- tion. This is supported by another man who should Sen. Harold E. who readily conceded that he is an although he hasn't had a drink in almost 20 years. don't think alcoholism is any greater problem on capi- tol hill than in a group of pro- fessional people anywhere else an the he says. you want to drown in liquor you can in as you can anywhere else in the coun- Two outstanding values for BACK TO SCHOOL Soft brushed urethanft skin-fit lining and tough wearing soles Strictly for the boys. Two tone all leather robust and masculine. 11 314 Centre Village Mall With RILEY McCORMICK We feature the largest selection of Lees and.Levis in Southern Alberta Levi Bell Bottoms Cords Levi Boot Cut Cords Levi Shirts Levi Boot Cuts Lee Jackets Lee Bell Bottoms Lee Boot Cuts Visit our new branch store at SOUTHVIEW SHOPPING CENTRE in Medicine Hat RILEY McCORMICK etKbridge'f leading Western Store CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-5644 MTAkLltHtO STOKE HOURSt Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thurs- day and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. FREE UVIT WESTERN WEAR Sears 3 days Introductory price New Kenmore Zig-Zag price will be 12998 Here's what you can do using simp e controls Zig-Zag Sew on buttons Appliqua Overcast Blind hem Fancy stitcfl Mend Plam strtch Darn Buttonholes Faicn Monogram Baste Sew on zippers extra at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee satisfaction or money refunded and free delivery What a So so versatile it makes sewing a brand new You'll sew things you've always left to the professional. Up 'til now. You still have to cut the but Ken- more takes over from there. From basting to the finishing touch of a fine applique. Remember what a headache zippers used to This sewing expert does them In a jiffy. Of course. With a professional invisible finish. Mending piling worn-put knees... Ken- more does it all with a simple flick of a dial. Comes with a bobbin drop hinged presser foot and variable speed foot control. At this low price why don't you team up with an Sewing Simpsons-Sears Ltd.- STORE Open daily from a.m. to 5 30 p.nfc Thuri. end F-i. a.m. to 9 00 p.m Village Moll Telephone 328-9231 ;