UNITED NATIONS: Setback

Relief workers in rural Greece after the war found that Greek peasants had a horror of canned food. Little by little, through persuasion and example, the peasant prejudice was worn down. Last week, however, it stood in grave danger of returning in full force. After long argument, agents of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund had succeeded in persuading two expectant mothers in the town of Polykastron to try some canned powdered milk. Shortly after trying it, both mothers gave birth on the same day to twins, the first to be born in Polykastron in ten years.

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