GREAT BRITAIN: O Tempora

Stouthearted Britons might well cry, with Dr. Johnson, "Old England is lost!" From London last week came dread tidings of a changing land: tj In a report deemed a "classic" by Minister Sir Guy Nott-Bower, the British Ministry of Fuel and Power launched an all-out attack on Britain's 28 million-odd cherished open fireplaces. The filthy things, said the report, not only waste coal and give no heat, but definitely bring on lung diseases. * Recommended: central heating with gas, electricity or "other systems that burn smokeless, solid fuel."

¶ Britain's railway carriages,...

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