CZECHOSLOVAKIA Docile & Grey Twenty-four hours after President Antonin Zapotocky, dead of a heart attack, was buried with full Communist honors, the Czech National Assembly last week smoothly elected his successor by a unanimous show of 353 hands. The new President: Antonin Novotny, 52. the onetime locksmith who has been First Secretary of the Czech Communist Party since 1953. In a departure from the post-Stalin taboo against party leaders' taking government posts, Novotny kept his party job. But, like all the other changes inflicted on the nation by the Communists since...

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