COMMUNISTS: Subversion on the Farm

In their slide-rule approach to life, the Communists have always had their worst troubles with agriculture. Nothing in Marx or Engels tells how to make a peasant milk the state's cow as zealously as his own or to treat the state's tractor as carefully as if he owned it. And nature itself has a way of defying the drafters of five-year plans. Both Moscow and Peking were complaining last week.

¶ Radio Moscow admitted "alarming" delays in harvesting grain in Kazakhstan, Khrushchev's favorite Central Asian "virgin lands" region, which was counted on to boost this year's grain...

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