Who Is to Blame?

The Senate's Agriculture Committee this week began to dig to the bottom of the food muddle (see INTERNATIONAL). It had a big job on its hands. In all of vast bureaucratic Washington, everyone could put a finger on someone to blame. All this seemed to boil down to one main fact: there was no top control of the U.S. food supply or its allocation.

War Food Administrator Marvin Jones had the authority to do the job. Instead, he had let competing agencies — particularly the armed forces — grab all they thought they...

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