RUSSIA: Canal Heroes

Day & night for 19 gruelling months some 200,000 common criminals and political prisoners have been driven by agents of Russia's dread Gay Pay Oo' (secret police) to dig what Moscow newspapers abruptly proceeded to call last week the "Josef Stalin Canal."

Like all dictators the swart Georgian in the Kremlin is alert to link his name with successful achievements. The canal or series of 32 canals with 19 locks, links the White Sea via Lake Onega with the Baltic Sea, puts Leningrad on a direct water highway to Archangel and the ice-free...