Down into the bowels of Moscow last week went Josef Stalin's trusty and hard-boiled lieutenant Lazar Kaganovitch.
"We will positively finish the subway on time, Comrade Kaganovitch!" cried the nervous Chief Engineer. "Moscow will have a subway all complete by Jan. 1."
Saying little, Kaganovitch poked about among women diggers obviously making frantic efforts to push the big tubes to completion on time. After inspecting everything he turned to the Chief Engineer, who might be shot for "counter revolution" if his subway failed to please.
"I am displeased with so much rush work!"...