CONFERENCES: A Song of Fish & Potatoes

Says a Russian proverb: "A fish could sing a song if it had a voice." Last week, Russian fish (along with U.S. potatoes) told a story of Russia, Germany and peace that explained what was really happening at the Moscow Conference.

Up from Astrakhan. Pravda issued a pronunciamento: "In 1947, the prewar level of fish output must be exceeded," and published a touching letter to Stalin from the fishery collective workers of caviar-famed Astrakhan, promising to catch hundreds of thousands more ponds of fish than provided by the Five-Year Plan. This was part of a full-blast Soviet campaign to make workers...

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