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July 1965

The Anecdote Bin

Dedicated to the lighter side of our common problem

FROM Linz, Austria, Nick H. sends a news clip containing a quote by Presiding Justice Bernard Botein, of New York's Appellate Division, decrying an "Obstinate resistance" to treating chronic alcoholism as other than a crime. "I know several eminent men," says Justice Botein, "who would be bundled into a paddy wagon regularly if they did their drinking on Skid Row instead of on Park Avenue."

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