Â·. ^^v-. Â»-."V---Â»;~ Â·Â»'- j PAGE 48 Liquor still bane of Ivan Heaviest use in Russia? MOSCOW (AP) -- After nearly 60 years of Soviet power, drink still is the curse of the Soviet Union's working classes, and the K r e m l i n doesn't seem able to do much about it. While many Western countries also have serious problems with alcohol, the issue is especially touchy in the Soviet Union, where the Communists proclaim they are creating a new -- and sober -- Soviet man. Twenty years ago, Soviet authorities maintained that they had eliminated the basic causes for excess drinking: Exploitation, injustice and the "poverty of the t o i l i n g masses." \Yet drunkenness persists despite antt-drinking laws, futminations by top leaders, Communist party decrees and newspaper articles pointing out the evil consequences of strong drink. A drive through Moscow streets in the evening can become an obstacle course of drunken pedestrians. Restaurants are always full of Russians downing glass after glass of vodka and cognac. The Soviets probably also produce more home brew than any other country. Western businessmen are told to beware the vodka- laced meals offered by their Russian hosts. Foreign delegations have hazy memories of parties where toasts to "peace and friendship" become too numerous to count. In a statement that could be applied widely in the Soviet Union, the newspaper [zvestia pointed to one town where the people drank vodka "to celebrate every conceivable occasion -- oirthdays, Saturdays, Sundays, paydays, the arrival of relatives, vacations, purchases, sales, etc." Frequent press reports on misuse of alcohol show the problem is too serious to ignore. But the Kremlin won't divulge the true dimensions of alcoholic consumption because it probably would reflect unfavorably on the Soviet Union. Since 1963, statistical books have dropped figures on alcohol production and there is no breakdown offered on the amount of state revenue derived from the sale of vodka and other spirits. In a published discussion on the alcohol problem, one journal conceded that "it is very difficult to determine the level of its (alcohol) consumption with any accuracy." The report had to cite 1927 statistics and a "rough estimate" from a I960 study in a Moscow province where each resident drank 3.35 gallons of vodka and 2.74 gallons of home brew a year, for a total of 6.09 gallons. Another report spoke of a Lithuanian district where 1373 consumption on the average was 7.53 gallons of vodka per person a year; no mention was made of how much home brew was consumed. According to consumer research statistics in the United States, American per capita consumption of alcohol -such as whiskey, gin and vodka -- was 2.90 gallons in 1974. Andrei Sakharov, a leading Soviet dissident, wrote that per capita consumption of alcohol in the Soviet Union "is three times more than in Czarist Russia." The figures cannot be verified, but some Western experts believe the Soviet Union ranks first in the world in consumption of alcohol per person over 15 years of age. Some other Westerners have calculated that the annual liquor bill for Soviet citizens exceeds the announced defense budget, announced as 17.4 billion rubles -- $23.4 billion at the official rate of exchange. Louisville cites high lead level LOUISVfLLE, Ky. ( U P l ) -A survey conducted by the Louisville-Jefferson County Health Department has found that 1,142 area children have a potentially dangerous level of lead in their blood. Health officials say high concentrations of lead in the blood usually result from children eating flakes of lead- based paint, which has a sweet taste. T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N WA WEDNESDAY, F E B R U A R Y 11, 1976 8 oz. 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