AID TO BRITAIN: Supplies to the Middle East

Those 26 U.S. freighters will actually arrive "soon" in the Middle East with sorely needed supplies for the British Army. This time the Maritime Commission says so. And when they get there, a potent Presidential envoy will be there to study, firsthand, the problem of U.S. Aid-for-Britain-in-the-Middle-East. Often a rumor but never afloat, the 26 freighters were reported on their way soon after the President withdrew the Red Sea from the combat zone. Last week's announcement was official—the 26 ships were on the way, would land at Red Sea ports; none had arrived as yet.

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