National Affairs: Secondary Front

Ruddy and jolly as his bright necktie, Roger Lapham, ex-mayor of San Francisco and boss of ECA's China operation, flew into Washington to report to ECAdministrator Paul Hoffman. The essence of his report was that EGA in China was doing all right. That is, economic aid was being delivered in fair amounts (299,065 bales of cotton by the end of September, 17,800 long tons of flour and 94,000 long tons of rice by early October). Lapham seemed to feel also that the whole job was being carried out in a businesslike, American fashion.


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