RUSSIA: New Commissars

Like a fertile polyp, another of Russia's vast, unwieldy government bureaus subdivided itself last week, continued to function. In obedience to Dictator Stalin's injunction for decentralization, the Supreme Economic Council was subdivided into three new commissariats: Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Lumber.

One of Booth Tarkington's favorite stories is about a colored cook who returned from lodge meeting with the announcement that she had just been elected "Supreme Exalted Ruler of the Universe," but explained that there were eleven other members of the lodge higher than that....

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