CANADA: Burying the Shovel

In revolt against the clanking, clattering Machine Age last week were leading citizens of Montreal. Solemnly they marched 100 strong to a conveniently open space near the Canadian National Railway tracks. There workmen, spitting on their hands, took shovels and dug swiftly a medium-sized hole. In it was buried a toy steamshovel, symbol of the Machine Age.

Amid lusty Canadian cheers a representative of His Majesty's Government announced that hereafter the Canadian National Railways "will engage hand labor and scrap machinery wherever possible, to provide more employment." Until further notice, however,...

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