RUSSIA: His Salary, Her Sins

Many a king, such as Belgium's beloved Albert, has recently cut his own royal wages; but last week Josef Stalin, Dictator of one-sixth of the world, moved quietly to triple the pay of himself and Russia's 2,500,000 other Communists—the Soviet elite.

Lest this move prove unpopular, the Soviet Press played up that same day a "human touch" story like those which have made the British Royal Family so popular:

Mrs. Stalin, who is studying chemistry to become the manageress of a Soviet rayon mill, has...

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