POLAND: The Glories of Horse Meat

The Communists claimed that the farmers' pastures had been very dry. The farmers growled that the Communists' planning had been all wet. Somehow or other, so much of Poland's livestock had been shipped to market last season that the country was fresh out of meat. Such belated measures as rationing meat and importing 20,000 tons of Soviet beef had not ended the meat shortage (TIME, Oct. 12), and last week, as the crisis got worse, Communist Boss Wladyslaw Gomulka and his ministers were trying every desperate trick. They convicted 101 official state...