National Affairs: Cemetery Strike

The jovial gravediggers in Hamlet dug well while they cracked their elaborate jokes. However sad the friends of the sad Ophelia, they knew that she was at least safely, deeply buried. But if facetious gravediggers dig well, serious gravediggers may dig poorly, or indeed not at all. Such was the case in Manhattan last week when more than 300 serious gravediggers went on strike at Calvary, great Catholic cemetery. Due to the gravediggers' seriousness, hundreds of Catholic families feared lest their dead would be improperly, amateurishly buried.*

Why were the gravediggers grave? Because they...

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