RUSSIA: Sovietisms

Teeth Takers. Thieves and murderers seized, in Odessa last week, the 75-year-old Italian Vice-Consul Signor Kozzio. Having beaten him to death, they extracted and escaped with his several gold teeth. Observers wondered whether Il Duce, justly wroth, would exact "a tooth for a tooth."

"Shameful Total." That 10% of the factory employes in Soviet Russia were "excessively drunk" during the holiday season and returned to work one day or more late was charged, last week, by the Workers Gazette of Moscow which headlined "Shameful Total!"

Scrub-a-Dub.. "Lay on cream!" "Scrub lowers!," "Scrub uppers!,"...