RUSSIA: 350,000 Tractors

A proud total, 350,000 Soviet tractors rumbling out over Russian harvest fields, was announced by Moscow last week as Communists were summoned at the double to win for Joseph Stalin a spectacular, unexpected "battle of the grain." Russia's potent Five-Year-Plan chiefs reckoned without a sudden heat wave which shot thermometers up to phenomenal highs all over the southern Soviet provinces. Result: winter and spring grain ripened simultaneously instead of one after the other, the harvest rush was doubled. Plan chiefs believed, however, that they had the situation well in hand, predicted that this year it will be possible to reap...

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