Foreign News: Elixir of Rearmament

To a genuinely astonished House of Commons last week His Majesty's Government suddenly revealed that during 1937 they secretly entered the grocery business on a world scale.

Tall, bland Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir John Simon drew gasps from startled M. P.s by disclosing that as much as 150,000 tons of wheat have been bought by the Government in a single day, plus correspondingly gigantic purchases of sugar and whale oil. (The British lower classes can subsist indefinitely on bread and margarine—in which whale oil is a key ingredient.) What Sir John was really...

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