FOOD: The Glut Will Not Last

Flushed with embarrassment, the War Food Administration found itself confronted with an unmanageable glut of potatoes and eggs. It alone was responsible for bumper crops of these two staples; farmers had patriotically upped production at its urging. So WFA proclaimed last week National Potato Week, this week National Egg Week, and fervently hoped that the nation would rush to buy.

Plenty for All—Now. There was other news last week to make citizens suppose that the food shortage was over, and the long-predicted "famine" a false alarm. Butter stocks were over 100 million lb., as against a normal spring supply of...

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