THE NATION: When Winter Comes

As if there weren't enough trouble in the world, there came a report last week of more ahead. Europe's and Asia's millions, living at best frugally, in some cases on starvation diets, are facing an even sterner winter than 1946-47. There is going to be less food to send them in 1947-48.

Any hope of Western Europe feeding herself had vanished. Spring floods and summer drought had reduced Italy's wheat harvest to a little more than two-thirds of what it was last year. Winter killing had ravaged the grain fields of France, Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands. Ironically, the only successful...

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