FOOD: Against Starvation

For two weeks, amidst the plenty and the plush of Atlantic City's Traymore Hotel, worried UNRRA delegates from 48 nations dealt with gloom. The world food crisis was worse; famine threatened one-fourth of the earth's population—some 500,000,000 people. The U.S. had fallen behind on its promised food deliveries. Thirty of the 120 days in which the immediate emergency was to be met had slipped by, and the problem had deepened daily.

Then, at their closing session, UNRRA delegates got a shot of hope & vigor from their new Director General—bumptious, bell-bottomed Fiorello...

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