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Alcoholics and Bums

SANTIAGO, CHILE--President Salvador Allende, dismayed by increasing industrial absenteeism because of drunkenness, has threatened to announce the names of the workers who take off to nurse hangovers.

"I am going to denounce those alcoholics and bums before the entire country," the president-physician [said]. "We have to appeal to the conscience, using persuasion and dialogue, to show the workers their obligations. That is what we are doing."