Soviets queue up longer
t most Americans
A Los Angeles Daily News Report compiler of "On an Average Day-
S s ... a statistical look at America....-
Americans spend 1.01,369,863 Recently, Heymann finished a
hours waiting in line on an. average forthcoming statistical portrait of"
i day. That works out to about 20 the Soviet Union.
minutes. a person, each day. i. In a lot of ways, they don't
That's quite atn inconvenience, have .their act together. They want
but it' almost nothing compared to what we want. They're just years
the 1%: hours the average Soviet. behind in getting it," he said.
spends waiting in line on an average Heymann said he collected' ln-
Soviet day. formation from university profes-
S On an average day in America, sors in this country;: Soviet
3,477 abortions are performed; in publications; Radio Liberty, an or-
the Soviet Union, 17,808 abortions ganization that issues weekly sum-
are performed. marines of happenings in the Soviet
The number of homeless Ameri- Union; and U.S. companies currents
cans, on any given night, is 735,000 ly doing research regarding maria*
in the Soviet Union, the number: is kets there.
1.5 million. "I feel confident about the statis-
"They have a lot of problems
over there,'.' said Tom, Heymann, See SOVIETS, Page 8F
Soviets 'years behind' U.S.
families receive just two channels.
From Page IF U 127,400 schools teach comput-
er usage, but only 2,080 have corn-
tics," he said. "I did a lot of cross- puters.
checking on them." U Soviets drink 2,958,904 bottles
Heymann discovered that on an of PepsiL
average day in the Soviet Union: U Soviets eat 1,667 -slices of
3,594,017 gallons of beer are American pizza.
consumed. U 4,521 Visa cards are issued.
1,130,169 gallons of vodka are U 1,100 consumer items such as
consumed. toilet paper, razor blades and soap
Soviet TV stations present 149 are in short supply.
hours of programming over 14 U An average of 247 classified
channels, but 90 percent of Soviet statistics are declassified every day.