The Hemisphere: Red Orders

Another Iron Curtain country took an obliging bite out of Canada's Worrisome wheat surplus last week. Shortly after Soviet Russia had signed a three-year contract to buy 100 million bu., Czechoslovakia placed an order for up to 11,800,000 bu. Poland had already ordered 12,950,000 bu., and Hungary was reported ready to buy some 3,000,000 bu. Prospects looked good that Canada would unload nearly 15% of her wheat surplus to Communist customers.

In Ottawa, where the wheat glut is the government's No. i political problem, there was such satisfaction over the orders that few people paused to consider why the Reds had placed...

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