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Old October 5, 2008, 02:45 PM   #306
4V50 Gary
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Curing alcoholism

This is an expensive method of curing alcoholism.

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Cicero Tippins was the overseer of the spinning room at the cotton mill in Sweetwater, Georgia. "Tippins was known to drink 'to excess,' but he was a superior spinner and Welch had retained him, knowing he would be difficult to replace. When Welch first arrived at the factory in 1861, there ha been a grocery store nearby and 'Tippins would occasionally go there and drink too much.' Not wanting to dismiss the skilled workman, Brumbly and Russell decided to take matters into their own hands and bought and closed the grocery. The rather extreme measure appeared to have worked. Henry Lovern claimed that Tippins 'reformed' after liquor became difficult to obtain, and he seldom drank."
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