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MUNCY TWINS ARE 93, HAVE NEVER TOUCHED
LIQUOR OR USED TOBACCO
lL Jill Jrapsr
Babylon, L. I., Jan. 4. Some
men "swear off"' for six months
or so and think they ought to get
a laurel wreath. Sam and Will
Muncy, twins, have gone ninctv
three years "without teching'a
"Liquor ain't good for a per
son" say these oldest prohibition
ists. "We're still living and we're
going to live many years more.
"The boys wc went to school
with and took to drink afterward
have been dead these many years.
Ain't that the answer?".
Neither have the twins, said to
be the oldest in the United States,
ever used tobacco in any form.
The brothers have lived an out
door life farming and fishing
and are as rugged and hearty as
men of 60. Their eyesight and
hearing arc still good and they
work daily on their farms.