FRANCE: Progress

On the eve of Bastille Day (July 14) the French Government made a revolutionary announcement: the guillotine, which like military conscription, is one of the fruits of the French Revolution, is about to go the way of the auto-da-fe as an instrument of human justice. Henceforth condemned Frenchmen will not have to lie down and bare their necks to the falling knife; they may, as soon as transportation and the French electric-power shortage permit, sit down in a shiny new, U.S.-made electric chair.

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