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By James W. Gould
There is a standard trust that until eventually lately americans have most popular isolation to curiosity in distant parts comparable to Southeast Asia. This thesis will be verified by way of interpreting the heritage of yankee relatives with a spot at the contrary aspect of the globe from the us. this type of land is Sumatra. it's one of many greatest islands on the earth. Its I66,789 sq. mile region exceeds that of the 3rd biggest American kingdom, California, and is greater than Italy. mendacity midway world wide from the U.S., its I050 mile size is nearly divided through the equator, which runs throughout it for 285 miles. Sumatra's strategic significance is two-fold. to start with, it's the first island stepping stone from the Asiatic mainland into the Australasian archipelago. This was once established in I942 while the U.S. stationed planes on Sumatra in an try to stem the japanese increase southward. Secondly, it lies athwart the shortest sea routes from jap Asia to Europe and the japanese usa. Sumatra's southern tip kinds one part of the Straits of Sunda which guards the entry to the Java, China and Philippine Seas. on the island's northern tip is the doorway to the Straits of Malacca, the shortest sea lane be tween the close to and much East. the hole of the Suez Canal in I869 shifted the shortest course among the a long way East and the Western international from the Sunda to the Malacca Straits.
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I, p. II69; I958, Vol. I, p. I047. INTERDEPENDENCE OF SUMATRA AND THE UNITED STATES 23 following World War II we have received shipments worth $ I07,25I and $ 87,655. No shipments are recorded since I947, however. Monazite, which is a radioactive sand, has been known on Billiton since I896, but I find only one recorded import to the United States, of I52 tons, worth $ 3,747, in I939. Several other rare earths occur in association with tin, and may some day become valuable exports to the United States.
Kelly 6 Aug. O. William B. Kelly 20 Aug. 1952 (Vice Consul Elizaheth J. Harper 24 June 1952) (Vice Consul Ernest J. Tsikerdanos 24 June 1954) (Vice Consul Marshall H. Noble 31 Oct. O. Francis J. Galbraith 17 Feb. 1955 (Consul John P. Coffey 19 Nov. 1955) (Vice Consul Dean J. Almy, Jr. 19 Jan. 1956) (Vice Consul Jeffrey R. D. Crockett 17 June 1956) (Vice Consul Herbert A. O. 24 Feb. 1957 (Vice Consul Richard J. Cleary 23 Aug. O. Charles W. Thomas 26 Jan. 1958 (Vice Consul Winston C. Oliver 6 April 1958) (Vice Consul S.
Postwar production of pepper has not been able to equal half of these huge quantities supplied before the war, and prices have been much higher. 2 million pounds supplied from Indonesia in 1950, the United States paid a record annual sum of $ 9,282,045. INTERDEPENDENCE OF SUMATRA AND THE UNITED STATES 25 Since the war quantities exported to the United States have been gradually climbing, so by 1959 they reached a postwar record amount of 26,973,158 pounds, worth $ 6,722,743. Of this 2,254,085 was white pepper (worth $ 289,530), the rest black.
Americans in Sumatra by James W. Gould