RELIEF: Tonic Tantrum

In Geneva, Chairman Fiorello H. La Guardia treated his colleagues of the UNRRA council to a tonic tantrum. His chief targets:

¶ The Russians, whom he accused of diverting UNRRA supplies in Austria to Red occupation armies. The council sustained his indignation, 21-to-6, instructed its policy committee to debate the matter. The committee debated, but, due to Russian Delegate Nicolai Feonov's expert obstruction, took no action.

¶ A "highly placed Allied military source," who had charged that UNRRA served as an "umbrella covering Russian secret agents and criminal elements engaged in wholesale dope-peddling and smuggling." Everyone hastily promised to help La...

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