FOOD: One Promise Met

At last the U.S. was sprinting in the race with world famine. Exports of U.S. grain exceeded U.S. promises for the first time during the last third of May. But early sluggishness had imposed a stiff handicap. To be as good as its word, the U.S. needs to ship abroad 1,712,407 tons during June, triple its improved performance for May. The box score:

Jan. 1-May 31 May 20-31

Promises Made 4,647,004 309,800

Shipments Sent 3,864,000 363,000