POLAND: Repairing a Shaken Regime

Poland's pre-Christmas riots flared up so suddenly and died down so quickly that people are only now beginning to realize how close the country came to disaster. In the disorders that rocked the seaport towns of Gdansk. Gdynia and Sopot and the industrial center of

Szczecin, at least 77 died and scores were hurt. Confused by new work rules that threatened to reduce their income and enraged by increases in food prices, workers looted shops and put Communist Party headquarters in several cities to the torch. That was not half so bad as what nearly happened, reports TIME Correspondent Burton...

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