Canada: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Neighborhood Row

Like the good neighbors they are, the U.S. and Canada have had no big rows for a long time. But for weeks, over one of the smaller problems in neighborhood relations, they have been going at each other like suburbanites screaming across the fence about footprints in a flower bed.

The root of the trouble is the acute, continent-wide shortage of railroad freight cars. Lately there have been many more Canadian boxcars lagging in the U.S., awaiting return, than U.S. boxcars in Canada. But in gondolas, the open-top cars that at this season bring in Canada's winter coal supply, Canada currently...

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