Last fortnight, for the first time since World War II began, Britons went on rations: for sugar, bacon, ham and butter. Frenchmen, Dutchmen and Belgians can still stuff themselves full of good things to eat, but in most of Europe food was scarce last week.

In battling Finland food is not yet scarce. Up to the time war broke, Finns exported over $12,000,000 worth of dairy products yearly. Today much of this is theirs to eat, since they cannot export, although, if the war continues, they cannot raise as much either. Finland has...

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