MANICA POST 75 YEARS AGO
PAPER TO BE CONTROLLED: TERMS OF NEW ORDER
THE use of all paper is rigidly controlled under the Order recently gazetted.
There are no paper mills in the Colony and the Union mills on which the Colony depends for certain of its supplies are capable of producing only a small proportion of the Union’s total requirements.
Shipping difficulties make the importation of paper from overseas difficult and uncertain.
It is therefore necessary to restrict the use of paper to essential requirements and to endeavour to make existing and available stocks last as long as possible.
A Paper Control Order has recently been published in the Union and the Colony’s Order is largely based on it, since co- ordination of policy and between the two territories is necessary to conserve this vital commodity.