ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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PARIS- To Scotch a Second Spring

August 24, 1968 THE propriety of retaining the post of Mysore's trade agent in London has been best exposed by the Mysore Government itself. In a brief prepared for the press, the State government says that the origin of the trade agent's office dates bask to the thirties when it was designated as the Trade Commissioner's office. In later years, it "converted itself into a clearing house for a variety of purposes". What were these purposes? "Businessmen in Mysore utilised the services of the Trade Commissioner for furthering their business,'' Moreover, "inquiries from this end (i e, Mysore) were promptly attended to by the staff of the Trade Commissioner's office". The brief adds that ''on the happy day of His Highness the Maharaja's birthday, a colourful dinner was arranged by the Trade Commissioner" and this occasion "engendered a spirit of co-operation between the traders of Mysore and traders of UK".

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