ECONOMICS: The Gold Queue

Britain's Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin was having a friendly dinner with visiting American Legionnaires at London's Savoy Hotel last week. As he referred to "this awful economic crisis," Bevin had a sudden thought. Said he to the Legion's former National Commander Paul Griffith: "I know, Commander, that you will forgive me for suggesting the other day at Southport that you should take the gold out of Fort Knox. It does not seem to have been a very popular speech in America." While the diners laughed, Bevin continued: "Well, I do not mind...

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