The War Department's press division sent out a proud announcement to
news offices: the Army had figured how to save 125 scarce raw
materials, on everything from pencils to tanks. As usual, the little
three-page press release arrived in a 10-by-14-inch envelope of
scarce, heavy brown paper, big and tough enough to hold two copies of
Gone With the Wind.
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