The Press: Pinch

To its own sports staff and later to all members' editors, A.P. last week dispatched a grave memo:

". . . There should be a ban on flowery, overenthusiastic lyrical sports writing for the duration. . . . Remembering the exploits of military heroes, it does not seem appropriate to overdo the use of such words as 'courageous,' 'gallant,' 'fighting'. ... It doesn't take much 'courage' to overcome a two-run lead in the ninth. . . ."

Other more important signs of war's pinch in the press:

> Comics are rapidly shrinking from five...

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