FOOD: Bigger Basket

Franklin Roosevelt named a U.S.-British Combined Food Board last week and told a little story to explain its purpose.

In England during World War I, he recalled, he spent one evening listening to grim tales of British belt-tightenings. But for his next breakfast he got a heaping platter of bacon, which he devoured with gusto. To his hostess he explained that at home he had gone without bacon for 18 months so the British could have it.

The new board, said Mr. Roosevelt, will prevent that kind of thingקts job is to make a giant food basket for all the United...

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