The Press: Comic Woes

Would the boiler blow Dick Tracy through the roof? Would Joe Palooka best the Nazis? In Venezuela such questions called urgently for an answer. But the ships from New York were slow in coming, and many a Venezuelan newspaper was running short of comic-strip mats. While the comic-strip heroes teetered on various brinks, Venezuelan editors heard with dismay that a ship with a supply of mats had been sent to the bottom by a pigboat.

To many people in Venezuela last week the comic-strip shortage was a sudden reminder that the war was getting to be a serious business.


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