WORLD TRADE: All Thumb, No Plum

With the air of a Little Jack Horner just back from his own special corner, Foreign Operations Administrator Harold Stassen hustled up to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week to put across the point that he had been a very good boy indeed. He had stuck his thumb into world economic problems at the London conference (Britain, France, the U.S.) last fortnight, and the plum he was holding up for the Senators to see was a U.S. decision to go along with an expansion of trade in "nonstrategic" items between the West and Russia.

The Senators, still unnerved by...

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