RUBBER: Nonsense Into Sense

If the average U.S. citizen said the hell with it and went for a long, tire-consuming joyride last week, it was small wonder. As the week wore on, he was subjected to more confusion than ever about the rubber shortage. Some moderately good news of ersatz tire prospects was perverted into a miracle like the loaves and fishes.

This time, the chief responsibility for confusion was clear: the fault lay with the U.S. press, about whose handling of the week's rubber news the kindest comment would be that the news itself came too fast...

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