Courtesy Reuters

WE ARE now close to the halfway mark of the Marshall Plan, and well beyond it in terms of the scheduled appropriations.[i] Last year, though the yearly program of aid was submitted to Congress in February, the process of first "legislating" and then "appropriating" for it was not completed until October. This year, the process has begun in an atmosphere of "disappointment," to cite Mr. Hoffman's phrase widely echoed in our press, over Western Europe's failure to make a stronger response to E.C.A.'s request, presented to the O.E.E.C. Council last October 31, for a program

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