Foreign News: 89 Red Cows

Jokesmiths all over Russia were making public mock last week of Terpilici State Farm near Leningrad from which 89 cows "disappeared" in a single recent night.

Sternly questioned by a newshawk from Leningradskaya Pravda, State Farm Manager Youdine exclaimed two weeks after the disappearance : "Is it possible? I didn't know we had lost any cows!"

Other Terpilici comrades said that 40 of the 89 lost cows had been found, the rest having doubtless been eaten or sold. Scathingly the weekly Ekonomicheskaya Zhizn cartooned a man with a lantern "searching for an honest cow"...

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