Belgium: Death in the Rue Neuve

It was "U.S. Parade" at L'Tnnovation, Brussels' second biggest department store, and more than $1,000,000 in American-made goods were on sale at its six-story downtown store and four outlying branches. Bruxellois by the thousands jammed the main store situated on Rue Neuve to examine and buy American household gadgets, costume jewelry, sporting goods and nearly every kind of apparel, including paper dresses. Few paid much attention to picketing by pro-Peking youths or to the anti-U.S. tracts they passed out. To make the occasion thoroughly American, L'Tnnovation officials had splashed red, white and blue decorations and U.S. travel posters throughout...

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