International: Lesson for the Lebanese

A San Francisco correspondent's telephone rang.

"This," said a cultured voice in perfect English, "is the Lebanese delegation. I wonder if you could help me. I'm supposed to be press relations officer here, but I'm really a political scientist and I'm not sure how these things are done. I've spent all day completing a statement, rather important in our view. What do I do next?"

"There are several hundred newspapers represented here. You'd better get it Mimeographed."

"Mimeographed?" asked the political scientist. "Is that one of those things with a crank? I'm afraid we haven't...