RUSSIA: Calico in Five Years

Soviet reports of drought and dry winds following a late spring sowing have again come out of the Volga grain belt. The peasants are said to be worrying not only for their grain but for their potatoes. During the War and the subsequent Revolution when all else failed there were still potatoes to dull hunger—boiled and eaten with the skins on.

Seeming to support a famine fear was the decision made last week by the Council of People's Comissars at Moscow to retain bread cards and the existing bread prices for at least another...

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