Foreign News: The Best of Stimulants

Three of the U.S.'s good friends and hard-bargaining customers agreed last week to take more U.S. goods. They did so with appropriately pretty speeches. "Equity if not gratitude" requires it, said France's Finance Minister Antoine Pinay. Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Derick Heathcoat Amory launched into a tribute "to the invaluable help that we and all other countries in the free world have received from the U.S. in economic aid during the difficult postwar period."

They then let down quota barriers against U.S. goods, responding to Under Secretary of State Douglas Dillon's warning (TIME, Nov. 9) that they would face a "resurgence...

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