Foreign News: Scarcity Scrapped

Rubbers are not romantic. Neither are auto tires, nursing nipples, hot water bags or rubber boots. But last week rubber-romance kindled in the quiet, Gothic depths of the House of Commons. There Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pronounced a few matter-of-fact words which altered the destiny of Britain's wide-flung rubber plantations in Malaya. Straits Settlements and Ceylon. To U. S. motorists the pronouncement meant that raw rubber suitable for tire-making will probably be stabilized in price at a figure less than half of what was paid last year.

Briefly, the Prime Minister announced that on Nov. 1, 1928, the Empire will abandon its...

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