Drama in Atlantic City

Into Atlantic City's Claridge Hotel stalked trouble for the United Nations' brand-new Relief & Rehabilitation Administration.

For days India's official delegate, mild Sir Girja Bajpai, had never dared bring up the bitter question of India's right to petition UNRRA for desperately needed food in time of famine. Sir Girja knew that in Bengal this week there was no celebration of the bumper Aman crop (the December rice crop). There was no celebration, only desolation, and silent villages ravaged mercilessly by hunger and disease. For there was no one left to harvest the Aman crop—the stricken peasants sat on doorsteps mourning...

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