Foreign News: Births, Drunks, Trains

In England, statisticians produced three items of interest last week.

1) Births increased. There were 3,142 more in April, May and June than in the preceding three months.

2) Drunks decreased. Convictions for drunkenness declined by 1,960, nearly 3% less than the 1926 record. The year 1927 was the soberest year since 1919.

3) Railroads lost. Sir Felix Pole, general manager of the Great Western Railway Co., said that due to stagnation of industry, wage burdens imposed by the Government, and competition from busses, British railroads were losing about $5,000,000 each and every month.


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