Foreign News: Wide Open for Suicide?

While Britain has banned the export of war materials to Red China, it has left the door wide open for trade with Red Russia. Board of Trade President Sir Hartley Shawcross told the House of Commons last week that in the first four months of 1951 Britain sent to Soviet countries $1,091,000 worth of electrical generators, 410 tons of mining machinery and 23,596 tons of raw rubber.

Shawcross defended the government's policy on the ground that Britain received a fifth of her total timber imports and a third of her total imports of coarse grains from Russia. Said he: "The advantages we...

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