Foreign News: Subway Bump

Entering a Metropolitan subway car last week Henri Decharbogne, famed Paris newspaperman, member of the Legion of Honor, was bumped on the head by a closing door, killed. A great cry of protest against the danger of subway doors went up. "Metro" officials, calm, ignored it; said the doors were modeled on those in use in the U. S. for years.

According to some observers the Metropolitan Subway system in Paris is the most efficient subway service in the world. Entering, one buys a ticket, the price varying according to the class. The ticket is...

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