REFLECTIONS: At the Bazaar

"In appreciation of services rendered to our cause at the Security Council," read the front-page advertisement in Cairo's Al Assas (The Foundation), "our premises present, for ten days only, at less than cost price, Paris El Khoury silk at $2.41 per meter and Gromyko satin at $1.99 per meter!"

Last week, Egypt's demand that Britain evacuate the Nile Valley was still pending in U.N.'s Security Council. But on the strength of early speeches, super-nationalist Egyptians thought that their chief support would come from Syria's El Khoury and Russia's Gromyko.

Cairo housewives hurried to Hanafi Farag's dry-goods store in Cairo's crowded bazaar,...

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