ITALY: Communist Chicks

The Communist Party of Florence is flat broke. Last week, Comrade Gino Mazzoni came forth with a brand-new project designed to achieve solvency: let each farmer in the country around Florence select the most promising chick in his flock, raise it carefully until ready for marketing, and remit the proceeds to the party exchequer. While the choice Communist chick is being fattened, added Gino brightly, it might be nice to distinguish it from its leaner non-Communist brethren by tying around its neck a bright red ribbon.


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