Sirs: Despite TIME, despite the able work of U. S. newspaper correspondents here, the good people of the United States still do not seem to have a true picture of Britain today.
There has just arrived at my house a parcel from California containing: 2 Ib. tea, ½ Ib. gelatine, 8 Ib. sugar, 2 Ib. cocoa, i Ib. powdered milk, 3 Ib. dried fruit.
The cost of these, according to the customs declaration, was $4.88. U. S. postage was $3.32. Customs dues at this end were 45 3d.
So that the senders obviously believe that people over here are hungry. And...