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PREACHER - BARTENDER SERVES- RELIGION
WITH HIS DRINKS ,
Cincinnati, O. "Here's to temper
ance! May it never become prohibi
tion!" says Harry Schreiber, 40,
"chaplain" of the Bartenders' Union
and financial secretary of the Hoboes'
Union of America, but better known
as "The Preacher Bartender."
Schreiber carries a Bible oatechism
with him all the time and sometimes
questionsthe fellow who buys a
drink. He officiates at bartenders'
funerals, prays aloud at each of their
meetings, preaches sermons to them
and admonishes them in Holy Vrit.
"When a man's full, never give him
another whisky," says Schreiber.
"Make it a seltzer, and, if he's very
I 'stewed,.' he will never know the dif
ference. That's putting religion into
"If a man wants a drink he should
have it, but no one should get drunk."
Schreiber is a student of finance,
too. When a "brother bo" passes
through Cincinnati he visits Schrei
ber and pays his dues of 10 cents a
"A hobo is a man who walks from
place to place seeking work. When
he stops seeking work he isn't a hobo
any more and has no right to that
honorable name," says Schreiber,