105 ABERDEEN. SCOTLAND. From the standpoint of nutrition I had most stimulating talks with both Orr and Macleod. Orr especially is on some government coAssion for alimentation in Great Britain, and I believe that Macleod is very closely allied with the same commission. A point they both brought out very intelligently was that in spite of the great depression in England and the use of the dole, unemployment, etc., there was no reason why anybody should starve in England. There was the usual problem of the distribution of food, with a plethora at one point and a deficiency at the other point, but in general starvation should not take place. The dominant factor of food selection in food likes or dislikes is illustrated by the fact that every morning in Aberdeen there were thrown into the river six thousand quarts of skim milk, simply because the people would not use it. The children will not drink it and people will not use it for cooking. It is looked upon as a waste product and thrown away. A proportionate amount is thrown away in practically all of the other Scottish cities. In the south of England there is undoubtedly a great scarcity of milk, certainly not an adequate supply, and here in Scotland is the wasteful rejection of this important food material. It should be said, however, that the great cost of transportation of skim milk (92 per cent water) from Aberdeen some five hundred or more miles to London or south offsets the food value, but it is still worthy of note that many of the poor in Scotland are unwilling to use this food material. It reminds" one of the experience of the American Relief Commission in Belgium, when the Belgians refused absolutely to eat American rice sent over to them.