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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date February 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript HOME OF HAPPY HEROES THE DAILY WORKER, an outstanding authority on . c°mmiinism from a pro-So- V|e[ point of view, through the following selections contends t') that the typical Russian t'van Ivanovitch) is boisterously happy over five-year plans and other features of the Soviet regime, (2) that there is acta- *!'» no crisis back of recent So- «et government demands for increased grain production, (3) 'n«t the heroic workers obviously have no desire to rebel . Jai"St 'heir heroic leaders, and ,,i, ?' not on,y mutual recog- '"loii but "peaceful coexistence" -. if only Americans will be reasonable, the logical outcome M the fact that "the Soviets nU ,.cPnst»ntly agitated for Peaceful relations with capitalist Rovernments." A Moscow Scene -Wide World Photo i to belong' >ys both & nonopoly t a Comn"5 d voluiita'; broad in . rid was be* Both of! it StalinJ is ever W st philosof* evitably '** nilar tM'-"" -il'- I- * to I* ■rue111 , RussJ Drew" I WHAT IVAN IVANOVITCH CELEBRATES THIS NEW YEAH By Archie Johnstone, Moscow From the Communist Wokkf.h. Sunday, .limitary 2, 1955 \"OSE who think of fiv ■ leeeo.l , 'nun .._ _ lucky prernel 1" V "'"' ""'e-tinies-five as su- lhat ,y lu cky may be interested lo note Fivev" ,ST>.tlle fif,h year of <he fifth are nl P,an- For 'i ?[*. Plenty of othei » !,nion won't do s„5 'ear. '" 'act, 1955 it of us there hat the Sen icl adl\ in lhe .New Hi. I"11"' Hie, '» 1951 t„ I 1 be only a fraction lhe best vear in 't is h j'0"s llis"»v. More- than that, slop T, '" "''"k of anything that can as lo-L rom far outstripping 1954 just the w,, ?ut8tripped 1953 and so on all Not th t t0 the end of the war- his hen 1 a" Ivan°vitch is bothering dry fac, much. at 'his festive season with Ii arm beh m our and figures; but there is no laving a look at what is )flhinH It, l "vl,lg a iook ai wuai is n his iV ad ??rin on his face when< With1* ''"i"."tands' he welcomes in 1955 middle old Wl|d Russian dance, plumb in the pm al h Tntf °| C'Orky Street, Moscow old year gave Ivan plenty to ns m . . • 'he tremendous advances in solidly l"'i:""' (:u,lural well-being were terrn ad SC hy even 8rcater, longer- industrvVanCt'-S "' sucn '''bigs as heavy ec°nomv agricu,tllre an,) 'he country's '"tern-il jS a wnoIei a"d these long-term extrcm , ces wcre solidly backed by W^ty.^gnificant ' It .C"1.0," In world affairs. fac,L!ho,uld 1* ob dvances of the the ov'et Unic. iactorsh°,U,d "e obvious that all sible ar made tnese advances Pos" are inp6 n°-' on'y continuing factors but '"easing in force. The irresistible A.CTQ t? FORUM NEWS, February, 1955 force is there — and there is no immovable mass. One of the milestones of 1955 in the Soviet Union will be Ihe completion of the fifth Five-Year Plan, a plan bigger in many ways than the three prewar plans combined. The only speculation about il is. by how much will it be overfulfilled? I don't envy anyone who tries to' speculate about the various real or imaginary "prosperity indexes" in any capitalist country, hut here speculation is both cheerful and reasonably reliable, thanks lo lhe controlled economy. At the end of 1951 -the annual industrial output was running at the rate of 163 per cent of the figure for 1950, the best year of the previous Five-Year Plan. That gives you an average annual increase of about 16 per cent over four years, but the increases themselves increased year after year, so this figure of 16 per cent — although it is far beyond the wildest dreams of any capitalist country today — is much too modest. But, just as Ivan is profiting now from long-term planning in the past, much of that increased industrial production will not bear fruit this year. There are, however, other ways of showing how fruity 1955 will be for him. At the end of 1954, Ivan's pay packet, in real wages, was 74 per cent fatter than in 1950—a tremendous gain when we remember that in that period he had to make good all the devastation of war. The real increases are, of course, confined to the postwar years, especially since the money reform of December. 1947, and here again the increases have been increasing year by year. In other words, Soviet progress is not a straight rising line on a graph, it is an upward curve. So Ivan celebrates the New Year. Not only has he plenty to celebrate, and plenty to celebrate with; he is also a natural celebrator. In any group of ten of him you'll find nine singers and dancers and one accordionist. His festive spirits are expressed in his shout of "Ech!" (the "ch" as in "loch") and to my mind lhat "Ech!" has more whoopee in it than "Whoopee!" itself has; more hwll than the Welshman's "Hwll" (pronounced "hool") more ole than the Spaniard's "Ole!" (pronounced "oleh") and more hooch than the Scotsman's "Hooch!" (which must not be pronounced "hootch!"). New Year',- I've is a family affair for Ivan. When the.. first of the twelve chimes of midnifbt strikes he pushes back his chair, flses glass in hand and wishes his nearest and dearest "S'novim godom i s'novim schastyem" ("To the New Year and new happiness"). Then, with quite a few drinks under his belt, he and they go out and join the bigger family in the decorated streets of his capital or town or village anywhere from Moldavia to Chukotka. For Ivan is a gregarious creature; socialism without Pace 25 m
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