How was the U.S. doing on its food commitments abroad? This week UNRRA's Fiorello LaGuardia, who does not believe in nonsense, told the unvarnished facts. The record added up to the worst failure yet.
During the last week of April, actual shipment of relief supplies abroad had once again fallen miserably behind. The box score:
¶ 13,900 tons of rice promised, 32 tons shipped.
¶ 161,500 tons of bread cereals promised, 89,000 tons shipped.
¶ 12,000 tons of fats promised, 2,440 tons shipped.
Cried LaGuardia: "Availabilities, future commitments, hopes, statistics, quantities, are no good to hungry people. . . . These figures...