COMMUNISTS: Every Day's a Birthday

Last Dec. 21 Joseph Stalin celebrated his 70th birthday.

Right through last month Soviet newspapers continued to print columns of birthday salutations to Stalin. Under the heading "Flow of Greetings," Izvestia recently printed birthday best wishes from the workers of the Kilyazinsk fish cannery, of the Azerbaijan S.S.R., from the physical culture workers of Minsk and from the employees of Kharkov's vinegar factory.

Last week Albania's eager-beaver Communist Party put itself at the head of the next anniversary parade. It sent a message of "gratitude and boundless love to Stalin on the occasion of his 71st birthday."


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