RUSSIA: Starving Americans

Fresh from 18 months of laying sewers for 60,000 Russians who will live in New Nizhnü-novgorod, the "Soviet Detroit" (TIME, Dec. 22), genial Sanitary Engineer Horace M. Patton returned last week to Manhattan, told a tale. "Where I was working," said Mr. Patton, "they came around to the factories once a month and asked the Soviet workmen to contribute to a fund for 'Starving Americans.' It was good propaganda, I guess. The poor fellows who contributed live themselves on black bread and tea.

"The auto plant at New Nizhnü-nov-gorod that is scheduled to turn out 1,000 cars a day won't...

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