Foreign News: Faster Funerals

A member of the Paris Municipal Council proposed that automobile hearses be substituted for the horse-drawn vehicles. He informed the Council that Paris is the only European capital tolerating slowly moving funeral processions followed by mourners on foot. The traffic, he said, was held up for an average of 15 minutes in each street along which they pass.

A Paris newspaper says that while people may be shocked by the proposal "it would be an act of charity to abolish the melancholy custom."

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