ECONOMICS: $3 Billion Gum, Chum?

In London restaurants last week the buzz of war talk had been replaced by: "I say, it is a frightful mess—Lend-Lease. ... If Roosevelt hadn't died. . . . May as well face it ... they want to lend, and they bloody well won't buy. . . . I'm ready to go but I can't get materials."

A cartoon in the weekly Tribune showed a British kid asking a G.I.: "Any gum, chum, on a strictly longterm, interest-free, dollar-loan basis?"

To see about that gum, Britain's Lord Keynes was in Washington, after talks in...

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