THE AMERICAS: Price of Tin

Now that Stuart Symington is pulling out of the RFC (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), Bolivians hope that a settlement is at last in sight in their ten-month-long row with the U.S. over the price of tin. Last week Ambassador Ricardo Martinez Vargas had a talk with President Truman, and Dean Acheson declared that it was "extremely important" for agreement to be reached quickly between the two countries.

The issues, so simple when the row started, had become complex. When the Korean war began, the world price of tin shot up from less than 80¢ to almost $2 a Ib. Symington, the...

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