ECONOMICS: Statesmen v. Housewives

Over the transatlantic telephone Churchill and Roosevelt, like a couple of worried matrons, talked about food. A British major general with a distinguished record for bravery in Italy faced, with obvious trepidation, his new assignment to handle The Netherlands' "potentially perfectly awful" relief problems. Workers in France's nationalized Renault works hijacked a convoy of meat-laden trucks which had been seized by the Food Ministry. French railwaymen blocked gendarmes "who tried to take away ten cattle, threatened to tie up the big Villeneuve-St.-Georges freight yards with a strike. Paris entered its fourth...

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