February 20, 1960

SINO-SOVIET DISPUTE: New York, 18 – According to the diplomatic correspondent for The Associated Press, the most recent article by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko in the leading newspaper Pravda to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sino-Soviet mutual assistance pact signed in 1950 indicates that behind the expressions of friendship and solidarity between the two nations, their old rivalry has reared its head once more. The correspondent said it is clear by reading between the lines that there is deep disagreement between the two powers. RADIATION: France yesterday tested an atomic bomb for the first time in the Sahara Desert, raising concerns over the impact that the radiation released may have on the health of people throughout the region of North Africa. These concerns were further heightened by news that many countries in Africa and Asia lodged official complaints against France over the consequences of nuclear testing. COMPULSORY POULTRY: A police order has been issued obliging restaurants to serve chicken every Wednesday from May 1 to July 31. Apparently there is an oversupply of poultry on the market.

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