RUSSIA: Staggerers Unstaggered

Staggerers Unstagegered

Russia, which switched two years ago from the seven to the five-day week, switched last week to the six.

Starting Dec. 1, 1931 Soviet weeks will end on the 6th, 12th, 18th, 24th and 30th days of each month, which will be holidays. Twelve such 30-day months add up to 360 days. Inserting five special Red holidays between the months pads out the year to 365 days. An extra special holiday will take care of leap year.

Ruefully Soviet leaders admitted last week that the "staggered" five-day weeks proved a brake on production instead of a spur. The idea was...

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