Foreign News: Shortage

Last week as Moscow nights lasted from three in the afternoon until nine the next morning, Russia's capital decided to stage a blackout. It was a strikeout. Because of a textile shortage, nine out of ten Moscow families were without curtains heavy enough to muffle light. Because of a paper shortage, they could not paper their windows. Because of a shortage of blue light bulbs, the officially urged alternative of carrying on life under half light was also impracticable. Only thoroughgoing defense, if Moscow should suddenly be subjected to an air raid:...

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