From the January 1980 magazine.

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I must point out that, as a group, bartenders and other liquor servers come into more frequent and more meaningful close and personal contact with more alcohol-troubled people than any other group, including members of the alcohol/alcoholism field. Moreover, bartenders and other liquor servers are often in an excellent position of influence as to drinking practices and patterns. Yet their...

-- James S. Cowan, bartender