RUSSIA: End Five-Year Plan

Some time or other the Five-Year Plan, launched Oct. 1, 1928. had to end. Impatient Russians could not wait for Oct. i. 1933 so the State coined a slogan: "The Five-Year Plan In Four Years!" But Oct. i, 1932 called for a pace which proved too fast. Arbitrarily last year J. Stalin & Comrades set New Year's Eve last week as the Plan's official deadline. It passed quietly.

There was no celebration. Comrade Stalin knew better than to review troops or the populace in the Red Square. Russians are hungrier this winter than...

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