CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Male Call

Like soldiers everywhere, Communist Czechoslovakia's troops enjoy getting letters from their girls.* Last week Czechoslovakia's Military Enlightenment Officer attempted to take all the joy out of mail call. "The stuff you used to write your girls," he told the soldiers, "is not proper for a member of the people's democratic army." Instead of "vain talk of love," he continued, "you must tell your girls about the experience of being built into new human beings for service in a new and stronger people's army. Tell them to write you about their experiences as tractor drivers, factory hands or members of...

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