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July 1964

The Anecdote Bin

Dedicated to the lighter side of our common problem

LET US now ponder the manner in which Russia and Czechoslovakia are tackling the problem of alcohol. According to Newsweek's monthly Newsletter, the latest Russian weapon is the candid camera. Police snap pictures of drunks and display the photos, with names and addresses of the lushes, on street bulletin boards. . . . The Czechs, on the other hand. forbid people to drink at work and require blood and breath tests, the idea being to encourage moderation rather than abstention. If this play works with active alcoholics, we'll report it here in astonishment.

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