Headline of the Week: Squeeze

From the New York Herald Tribune:

FRANCE SEEKS

HELP TO REBUILD

MAGINOT LINE

Newspapers can expect cutbacks of from 5% to 15% in the amount of paper they want this year. One reason is that Britain has more dollars to spend on newsprint from Canada, chief supplier of U.S. newspapers. A bigger reason is that U.S. newspapers have got so fat that they are now using 60% of the total world supply, v. only 44% before the war. And they are getting fatter.*

Since the pinch will not hit everyone alike, most publishers can make up the shortage by cutting down on waste (e.g., printing...

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