GREAT BRITAIN: Toward Recovery?

Spring breezes last week tore the clouds over Britain to shreds. The sun broke through, warming the crocuses in Regent's Park, lighting up the pink almond blossoms in the suburbs, and providing British journalists with a neat symbol. For Britons could bask in a good deal of good news. Austerity was thawing.

To a cheering House of Commons, President of the Board of Trade Harold Wilson announced, after more than seven threadbare years, that clothes rationing was ended forthwith. Mr. Wilson publicly tore up his own little red ration book. Demonstrating its ability...

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