POLAND: Little Brother

Col. Jan Pilsudski, spruce, sleek-bearded, is the little brother of big Marshal Josef Pilsudski, walrus-mustached Dictator. Recently Col. Jan was made Finance Minister (TIME, June 8) and people wondered what he would do—for Col. Jan had had no previous fiscal experience whatever.

Usually Col. Jan does what he is told to do by Marshal Josef. Last week he was perhaps told to economize. Abruptly he announced that five of Poland's 13 provincial governments would be abolished "to save administrative expense," completed his chore-of-the-week by slashing $55,005,000 off the Polish Government's proposed expenditures for...

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