Joseph Stalin would be 70 years old this week, and all over the world his faithful followers prepared to celebrate the august birthday. To Moscow journeyed the satraps to pay homage. Russia's state music publishing house issued 45 separate Stalin songs, bearing titles such as To the Great Stalin—Glory, Our Strength—Stalin, and You Are Our Hero. The Bulgarian city of Varna on the Black Sea reported that it had changed its name to Stalin. The Czechs sent word that they had renamed their highest mountain, Gerlachovka (8,737 ft.), Mt. Stalin.

Presents poured in to Moscow. The

Italian Communists sent a 5,000,000-lire Alfa...

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