RELIEF: Like Mother Used to Make

It sounded like a cruel joke. This week, the New York Times reported that during the past six months about 80 tons of food parcels had been shipped to the U.S. from one of the world's hungriest countries, Greece. The parcels contained olive oil, salami, cheese, figs. At the very time the U.S. prepared to give Greece major economic help, the shipments had risen to a peak of 16,000 parcels a week.

Greek consular officials in the U.S. were fussed. Said one: "Very mysterious . . . extremely peculiar. . . ." Said another: "Anything is possible." In Athens, Foreign...

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