FOOD: Goal Attained

With justified pride, President Truman last week announced that the U.S. had kept its promise and that the world famine emergency had been met. What had been done was not enough to prevent widespread suffering, disease, and uncounted deaths in Europe, China, India. But the threat of mass starvation had been dispelled.

In ten days of June had come a tremendous spurt in U.S. shipping to the hunger areas—some 477,000 long tons of grain and grain products. By June's end the half-year goal of 6,000,000 long tons was in sight. The U.S. was actually short on deliveries by about one-twelfth,...

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