World: Get Down to Production

With the idea men out of the way, Khrushchev turned to the painful problem of Russia's factories and farms.

Casting about for a way to boost industrial output, the Premier called a special joint session of the Communist Party Presidium and the government's Council of Ministers, which announced creation of a new, all-powerful Supreme Economic Council, discarding at last the discredited scheme for regional industrial autonomy that was installed in 1957. At the same meeting, Khrushchev scrapped the last two years of his much-touted Seven-Year Plan (1964-65) and ordered the new economic czars to get busy and draft a new set of...

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