World: Small Leap

Red China's Mao Tse-tung and his Central Committee held their Tenth Plenary Session in Peking last week. Without giving any supporting figures, a communiqué reported industrial and agricultural production as "this year again slightly better." Reasons for such a disappointingly small leap forward: natural disasters, "spontaneous tendency toward capitalism among part of the small producers," and "incompetence of some leading cadres." Two oldtime comrades of Chairman Mao were bounced from the Central Control Commission, no reason given.

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