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bf’A'* a9rfr>8c:f ~ Watch out for winter! >■ rbi .vj fis;- . 4 “Off! vHffa "* " •"»t> won rtf* p It’s winter outside —cold, snowy winter. Watch out. You’re really in danger. Slip pery streets and reduced visibility increase traffic danger for motorists and pedestrians alike. How to stay alive? Check your car, and your own driving habits, against these winter safety tips: f. Do you drive at "skid-proof” speed? If your car skids when you apply the brakes, you’re driving too fast. Practice pumping your brakes to slow down safely. Jamming them on can lock the wheels and throw your car into a dan gerous skid. C ing distances on ice and snow as much as 50%. That extra distance saved can save your life. 3. Have you an efficient defroster? Reduced visibility is a major cause of winter traffic accidents. Keep your windshield clear. 4. Headlights faulty? Increased hours of winter darkness mean extra duty for your car’s ’'eyes.” Check lights and battery. 5. Windshield wipers bad? Make sure the wipers sweep the windshield clear. Bad wipers can rub you out some dark, stormy winter’s night. HIGHLIGHTS FROM READING by Mary Eincel From the excellent article MY TRIALS AS A NONDRINKING ALCOHOLIC, by Jonathan Ta bor, M. D., as told to Hannah Lees in thee SatEvePost: “I am often asked whether al coholics keep wishing they could drink. Sure wre do. We remembei just how good it tasted and felt. We miss it like fury at first. But far more than the liquor, we mis. our friends as they recede into £ world wrhere we can’t follow them . . . Say I meet a charming girl at a party like this. I'm hav ing ginger ale or tonic. She i having a martini or a highball We are embarked on some fas cinating topic of conversation The tray comes around again anc our conversation may get ever more fascinating. Then it come, around a third time and t h a charming girl just quietly fade away from me. Not physically, for there she still stands, looking rnmnlpfplv nraani7prl hnlrlin. her glass straight, managing he: cigarette; but for conversations purposes she has retreated int< a hazy world of long way ofi She thinks our conversation i still going great but to me it i. as if neither of us quite under stood now what the other was saying ... It sometimes makes me as angry to watch this waste of the human ability to com municate as it would once have made me to see someone take an almost full bottle of liquor anc pour it down the drain. Tha marvelous moment of humai contact has been pbured out an is gone forever. It is even worse vith an old friend. I am so glad to see him. He is so glad to see me and then, little by little, wc "become strangers. I suppose th i can’t help sounding priggish, but that is not how I feel. I am sim ply very fond of my friends and am jealous, not of their ability tc. drink, but of the way those drinks take them away from me. Yet if I stayed away I might never see them at all . . . Sure, ] chink people drink too much. I’v< an idea that most people who drink also think people drinl too much. There is an awfulF thin line between when alcoho is a valuable social catalyst anc when it is stultifying. Maybe, ii this high pressure culture we have evolved, stepping over the line is often inevitable. I don’t CV- •’* ;*■ : - y i. £ *•**■* >f t£ „ WESTERN UNION November^, 1959 PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER-——*■ WASHINGTON, D.C. Nlgft# WEAPONS TESTS THREATEN WORLD SEGURITYPPOISON THE VERY FOOD OUR CHILDREN EAT. WE APPLAUD REPORTS YOU WILL ORDER EXTENSION UNITED STATES BAN ON TESTS EVEN THOUGH TEMPORARY. WE URGENTLY ASK YOU USE YOUR GOOD AND f RESPECTED OFFICES TO ASSURE PERMANENT WORLD BAN ON NUCLEAR TZSTS SO THAT COMING HOLIDAY SEASON MAY BE CELEBRATED IN TRUE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING AND PEAer-OH earth. STEVE ALLEN and ROBERT RYAN Co-Chairmen HOLLYWOOD FOR A SANE NUCLEAR POLICY. VT\ , This wire wis sent te President Eisen hower. We strongly suggest that you write or send similar wires NOW. Please advise us if you do so at our new offices at: 910 S. Robertson Blvd.. L. A. 35 Theatre... feel our Harry will eventually be^ accepted for the good egg that he is. His book is published. The townspeople beg him to stay. His wife rejoins him. Ihey all live happily ever after. Part of the play involves Gol den’s attempt to combat segre gation. He hires a Negro secre tary. He encourages Negroes to sit where they please on busses. But in New York we accept the. right of.the Negro to equal treat ment. We rub elbows and ideas, we drink beer out of the same bottle, we share blood with peo i pie of all races every day. Seg regation is one of our minor problems only by extension. One has to beat a drum pretty loudly in New York to arouse the city’s theatre goers on the race issue. Another major theme running through the play concerns Jews who try to “pass” by changing their fine Germanic names lor non-descript Anglo-Saxon mon ikers, and by denying their her itage of 20 centuries. Golden dis sects his weak co-religionists with such phrases “Who needs another amateur Protestant?” Golden is seemingly for segrega tion of religious cultures. He in ignanUy notes that when the ncient Britons were still dig ,mg for roots and painting their ms uie Jews already had oti betcs. A good many Yiddish ex ressions throw n in for good ri'nh nc bagels, blintzes, (foods); maseltov and chaim (toasts); meshugah (crazy), and shvartze (black) help confuse the goynm and give the play a pa rochial quality, his is fine in cer tain limited circles. So—we had a mildly pleasant evening with a good, mildly wit ty guy. Though we wish him well his story does not constitute good theatre. The remains of what is believ ed to have been King Solomon’s copper mines have been found near the city of Elath in Israel. Roughly one-half of the world’s cargo vessels are controlled by Greek shipowners. know. I just know it gives me a desolate sense of loneliness, and most of the alcoholics I know have the same reaction ... At those evening parties where you play games I am apt to find my self the only real spectator, be cause I am the only one cold sober. I suppose I havee my share of hostility, but I am not hostile enough to get any real pleasure out of watching my intelligent, charming friends giggling and clowning. I feel if they really knew how they were acting they would stop. I know they are solid citizens and I hate seeing them at this disadvantage. All I want ’s to go home and leave them to heir foolish fun, but to drag my wife away from what normal people consider an average social occas;cn seems selfish and stuffy. Again I know there-is no solu tion pvren+ tn nartip*.: that may end like this ... To under stand why it is such rn ordeal to an alcoholic to s°e his friends get drunk, you have to realise that to him h’s recover^ alcohol ism is the finest thing that ever happened. It is more expensive 1han psychoanalysis—for he has usually wasted f've or ten years of his life—but just as valuable. It is very nearly a spiritual re birth, whether it* is connected with formal religon or not. The world looks mce wonderful than it ever did befo™, and the abil ity to communicate consciously and deliberately* to know exact ly what we are doing every mo ment, seems the mn*t precious human gift there is. One reason people drink, I tb'nk. is that we art all hungry for human warmth, but often are ashamed to show* it. Most recovered alco holics have learned not to be ashamed of feeling or showing affection for other oeople, and j they can’t help wishing everyone , else felt the same way.”