OIL: Trouble in 40%

As East Coast householders last week fretted and froze over the fuel oil problem, they at least had one big consolation: thousands of nonwar businesses were in trouble too. OPA's order to slash oil use up to 40% was playing havoc with hotels and laundries, stores and office buildings with their own private power plants, semi-war industries like paper mills and textile dyers. Examples:

> Farsighted Union Bag & Paper Corp. asked Washington for priorities to buy coal pulverizers and storage bins for its Savannah mill way back in August 1941.

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