Foreign News: Successor

The Reform Party of New Zealand, of which the late Premier W. F. Massey was for so long the leader (TIME, May 18), elected Minister of Railways J. G. Coates Premier of New Zealand and leader of the Party. There was talk of a fusion between the Liberal and Reform Parties, which, if it took place, would give the welded party an absolute instead of a relative majority.

J. G. Coates entered Parliament 14 years ago and, for fully 8 of those years, was a nonentity. In the War, he rose to the rank of...

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