GREAT BRITAIN: Disobedient Herbert

Great sport was made in the House of Commons last week by humorist A. P. Herbert, M. P. of the Population Bill introduced by Minister of Health Sir Kingsley Wood. According to Sir Kingsley, one of the "Big Six" of the Cabinet (Chamberlain, Hoare, Simon, Hailsham, Inskip & Wood), the United Kingdom is ceasing at such an alarming rate to bear children that its population will have dropped from 44,000,000 to 5,000,000 in 100 years.

"I think I have ceased to breed!" announced Humorist Herbert, 47, father of four. "But no one is...

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