FOREIGN TRADE: Amtorg's Spree

Last week the 5,114-ton Russian motor-ship Kim put into San Francisco from Vladivostok, unloaded $5,600,000 of gold bullion, sold it to the San Francisco mint. First gold shipped directly from Russia to the U. S. since 1937, it was a mere twentieth of the $101,900,000 of Russian gold bought by the U. S. (through other countries) in that time. Kim's arrival served Senator Vandenberg with occasion for lambasting the Administration's gold policy ("Folly ... we do not want the gold") on the floor of the Senate. But to newsmen it served to...

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