POLAND: So Much for Bikinism

Good Communists have long frowned on the capitalistic, zoot-suited squares who resist the muscular dedication of their People's Republics. They call them variously hooligans, Bikinists (after the big bomb and the little bathing suits) or just plain Schlurfs. Last week a 25-year-old, gun-toting Schlurf named Jan Brzoza was up before a Polish court, charged, along with three accomplices, with robbery. The court decided to make an example of Brzoza and sentenced him to death on the simple grounds that if a Bikinist is not already a traitor he will probably be one before long.

Next day Poland's official...

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