Russia: Unconquered Corn

Before he made himself king of the Soviet mountain, Nikita Khrushchev fought for and proudly wore the title of king of the Soviet cornfield. Even now, when Soviet agriculture lags, Khrushchev charges furiously forth to defend his crown. Last year, as the year before, the Soviet harvest fell short, and once again Khrushchev is laying about him viciously in the barnyard. He has fired his Agriculture Minister, he has ordered a reorganization of the whole farm sector, and last week he put on a roaring show when the Communist Party's Central Committee...

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