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i Drunkard (Continued from Page One) suggestion, had taken over a bar in Asbury Park, as a means of testing his ability to abstain from drinking drinking and found himself able to withstand withstand the .temptation of liquor. He testified he had been led to drinking drinking by outside troubles and family difficult ies. Speaking of his previous attempts to gain control of the estate. Whitehead Whitehead told the court yesterday, that "if these legal fees keep up much longer there won't be any need of my coming here and there won t he 30 cents left of my money." Chris Kuhlman. owner of the apartment building and stores at 206 Main street, told the court of having having seen Whitehead for some time and not having seen him drunk over a period of years, and Max Barr. Asbury Asbury Park lawyer, recently named to the county board of elections, told of his talks with the man for some time without having noticed any return to drunkenness Whitehead, on the stand, told of his present employment and affirmed affirmed that he had not taken a drink in the past three years He told the court that he had taken the bar business on the advice of Dr. Villipiano and used it as a "test" to determine his ability to work near liquor and yet to keep from taking any. A friend, he said, endorsed a note to allow him to gain the funds to make the purchase. Mrs. Whitehead, the daughter of a former mayor of South River. V J . took t tip stand and told of the "unbearable" actions of While-head While-head While-head while he was in the habit of drinking She told Chancrlnr Berry, in answer to one of his questions on the matter, that she left Whitehead and felt herself 'fortunate to get awav with her life " Questioned concerning her interest interest in the man now that he had come into some money, while she had not seen nor had contact him for 17 years before this, Mrs. Whitehead Whitehead said she thought it "his duty" to care for her. Cndcr a court order, she received $10 a week from the estale ( hanrelor Berry, in ruling that he would take the matter under advisement, told hoth attorneys that he would rail a conference with them before announcing his derision. derision.