International: THE STORIES THEY TELL, Dec. 20, 1948

In a Warsaw cafe a group of Poles were surreptitiously swapping yarns about the Communist bosses in their country when they noticed that an old friend, a Russian, was listening in gloom and silence. "What's the matter, Vyacheslav," they called to him. "Aren't there any good stories about Communists in Russia?" "Oh, yes," answered the Russian thoughtfully, "Yes, there are. There are many very funny stories." "Well," cried the Poles, "tell us one, Vyacheslav. We won't repeat it. You can't get into any trouble with us." The Russian thought for a long time, then he said, "Dalstroy." "Dalstroy," cried the Poles....

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