1 APRIL 1922, Page 11

[To Tas Eerron or THE " Eincveros."3

Sta,—Under the above heading in your issue of March 11th Mr. Griffith Thomas gives some interesting figures, showing that in fifty-nine cities of the United States, with a combined population of 20,000,000, there were during the year 1929 109,768 arrests for drunkenness. The above figures led me to look up the convictions for drunkenness in England and Wales with a population of 37,000,000. To my surprise I found that in 1920 they amounted to 95,763. It would appear that the. United States under Prohibition are not nearly so sober as England and Wales without am, Sir, &c., E. RowsoN.