LEND-LEASE: Percentagewise

Realistic Leo T. Crowley, Foreign Economic Administrator, was good & tired of loose talk about the U.S. Lend-Lease program. Last week he reported to Congress that Lend-Lease aid had reached the fabulous total of $35,382,000,000.* At the same time, he tartly observed that the effect of Lend-Lease on civilian goods shortages at home "has been greatly overstated in numerous false rumors." To scotch the rumors, he stated a few facts:

¶ Whilefoodstuffs and other agricultural products make up 16% of all Lend-Lease transfers, they amounted to only 8% of U.S. total food production in 1944;...

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