Tight rationing announced in Poland; union approves

Poland, bolstered by a vote of confidence from Moscow, announced a stringent rationing plan to cover almost all basic foods and said its new partner, the Solidarity union, approved the tough step. The plan to ration butter, flour, and rice and a Polish staple, kasha, was announced at celebrations making the 36 th anniversary of a Soviet-Poland friendship treaty.

An original rationing plan announced earlier this month was withdrawn only hours after it was publicized, the g overnment's official spokesman calling it premature.

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