Foreign News: Grain for Goods

"The success of the Spring grain sowing campaign will determine the progress and tempo of our whole economic structure for the next two years."

Dictator Josef Stalin caused this blazingly frank statement to appear, last week, in the State news organ Pravda, "Truth."

It meant that an acute stage has been reached in the crisis of agriculture v. industry. The peasants have refused to sow and sell a surplus of grain above their own needs unless offered manufactured goods in exchange. They have not been offered these goods in sufficient quantities, because not even...