The News from Frederick, Maryland on November 26, 1951 · Page 5
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Frederick, Maryland
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Monday, November 26, 1951
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TWO The Newt, Frederick, Monday, November 26. 1951 Greece Has Long Way To Go To Become Self-Supporting By PETER EDSON NBA Washington Correspondent ATHENS, Nov. 26--(NEA)-~The question of how long It would be before the United States could end its aid to Greece was raised by a H S. Senate sub-committee which came through here last summer. It started a lot of soul searching by American officials in Greece. Briee Mace, Jr., Tennessee farm expert who heads the U. S. agricultural mission, has come up with the answer that Greece might be made self-sufficient in foods in five years--if there are no drouths and if the United States can continue limited aid for that period to complete irrigation and reclamation projects now planned and under way. Greece is 78 per cent mountainous. The arable 22 per cent con- Fists of only eight million, acres with a million farmers--eight acres per farm. There is some good, unused land on the river deltas, but it needs drainage. Irrigation will bring in limited arid acreage in other areas But in the battle to raise enough food for Greece's eight million people means every acre must support one inhabitant in Greece and also produce tobacco, cotton, olives and other foodstuffs for export Only this will enable Greece to earn enough foreign exchange to buy wheat and other foods she cannot raise herself and has to import. Roger D Lapham. now head of the Marshall Plan mission to Greece, says it will take twice as long, or ten years, to ^make Greece more or less industrially self-supporting. After hearing this 1 size-up from American officials, the question of when United States aid 1o Gieece might be tapered off was put to General Nicholas Plastiras. new prime minister who has just formed a new government. War In Greece Greece cannot be treated hkp 1he other countries of Europe he declared in an interview The war in Greece did not end m 1945. but in 1949 American aid to Greece this year has already been reduced from S250 million to an estimated S190 million This will make it necessary for the Greeks to revise their budget. Over 40 per cent of the Greek budget goes to support of its armed forces Greece was not asking for luxuries but for the military equipment and necessities of life The American people should RO out in the country and see how poor the Greek people \\ere. Plastiras declared Greek per capita income is only S128 a rear. (This is double the Turkish average, but only half the Italian average 1 The program which Prime Min- ister Plastiras is presenting to Parliament calls for a new social and economic policy to improve the living conditions of the working classes. The program, however, is still pretty vague. General Plastiras has called back to Greece from Washington, Kyriakos Varvaresses, an economist who has been on the staff of the World Bank. This move has been hailed by the Athens press as one of the most encouraging things that has happened to Greece in a long time, as Dr. Varvaresses is greatly respected. But he has yet to give his advice and his advice has yet to be accepted. Jn the meantime, with American assistance, a Greek rationing and price-control system is being put into operation in an effort to stem the high cost of living and the terrific inflation. Wholesale commodity prices in Greece are 400 times higher than in 1939. Builds Food Reserve Before the controls were put Into effect, the Marshall Plan gave the Greeks $25 million to build up their food reserves for the winter. The controls are on wheat, rice, beans, sugar and coffee now. Controls will be put on bread, edible oils and codfish soon. This will give Greece one of the most tightly controlled economies in Europe. But the inflationary threat is dill here, and with the Greek drachma already selling at 15,000 to the dollar, the political threat is serious It is hard for anyone in the United States to understand what one of these runaway inflations menns. While the U. S. price index has advanced roushly 20 per cent .since 1947, the Greek rise 5s 200 per cent. The United States will have poured S2 billion into Greece by next June Over $900 million has been Marshall Plan aid, due to end in June Military aid totals over S550 m i l l i o n VNRRA and other postwar relief grants and loans add uo to another $550 million. Aid can't so on at thi scale forever, no matter how deserving the Greeks may be. U. S. Ambassador John E. Peurifoy Is dedicated to the Idea of getting the United States out of Greece, ultimately, and the sooner the better. But he will make no estimate of when that might be. Prime Minister Plastiras savs It is correct to say that his government will work towards further ic- duction of American aid, so that the Greek people can stand on their own feet in self-confidence. But he won't commit himself whether that goal is five, ten or fifteen years away. And it is obvious that he is counting on con- Sinkers Worh Heftier with our OLGA 41 COAL It makes a firm clinker even in mild weather MARKELL FORD S, CARROLL ST. PHONE 202 Demands Probe Of 'Botched Handling* KEY WEST, Fla., Nov. 25 (/P)-The White House withheld comment toaay on a demand by Representative Edith Nourse Rogers ( for a complete statement of facts from President Truman on what she called the "botched handling" of 'the Korean atrocity charges. Presidential Secretary Joseph Short told news conference questioners he had "no comment" either on the developments in the atrocity reports or on Mrs. Rogers' statement. Mrs. Rogers said yesterday that the "errors and contradictions" and the "botched handling" of the charges require the President to make "a clear and unmistakable statement of the facts at the ear- licit moment." Her demand was prompted by the disclosure that General Matthew" B. Ridgway had reported to the United Nations as early as November* 12 that his headquarters had received and was investigating reports that 8,000 American prisoners of war had been slain by their Communist .captors. Jack Slips; Man Is Found Dead Under Car A Montgomery County man who was working under a car was found dead early Saturday morning after a bumper jack slipped and the car struck his head, police reported. Louis Pratt, 30, colored, of Brinklow, was pronounced dead by Dr. F. J. Broschart, county coroner. Police said Pratt had obtained permission from Bernice Owens of Olney to remove some parts from a car on her properly. She left home about 9.30 p. m. and returned after midnight to find Mr. Pratt's body pinned under the vehicle. Western Section Of Turnpike Completed PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25 W)-Pennsylvania's fbmed turnpike takes a prodigious 67-mile step westward tomorrow to the Ohio border. Ribbon-snipping ceremonies near the point where the four-lane divided super highway stops short at an Ohio cornfield won't send a flood of autos and -trucks pouring into Ohio with no place to go. Final touches to the newly completed western end of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will keep traffic oft" the new extension until about Dec. 15. And the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania have built an access road which will take traffic off the turnpike near the state line and route it to existing highways in Ohio. The western extension of the turnpike is designed eventually to join a similar super highway across Ohio. But Pennsylvania is. far ahead of its sister state and the Ohio turnpike exists only on drawing board and in planners minds. The Pennsylvania turnpike now stretches from a point near Philadelphia westward across mountains and plains for 328 miles to the Ohio state line. NEW WHEAT KING CHICAGO, Nov. 25 (/P)--A U. S farmer today was crowned wheal king of North America for the first time in 23 years at th6 International Live Stock Exposition. The new king is Harold Metcali of Fairgrove, Mich , whose sample of Yorkwm, a soft whale winter wheat, was picked as the most nearly perfect of thousands of entries. Metcalf's sample weighed 60.5 pounds to the bushel. tinued aid from the United States the United Nations, or somewhere to see the Greeks through. GEO. S. RODOCK and SON Phone 908 5TH AND EAST ST. OLGA For many years the choice of those who know qualify coal-high in heat, low in smoke, clean, quick-starting, long burning. 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