The Press: Paper Cutter

Harold Boeschenstein's earliest memories are of paper and ink and the newspaper business. Nowadays he fervently wishes that he could forget all about them.

Pipe-smoking Harold Boeschenstein (pronounced Beshinstyne) last week sat behind an immaculate, paperless desk in Washington while about him swirled a paper-littered storm of questions, demands, complaints, pleadings and pressures. As acting director of WPB's Forest Products Bureau* he is the Government's unenvied Solomon, who has to decide who gets how much paper—and there is not enough paper to go around.

Pressed Upon. Black-browed Mr. Boeschenstein, for months one of...

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