AUSTRALIA: Quickness Counts!

Small of stature but agile and smart is William M. ("Billy") Hughes, kinetic oldster, Wartime Prime Minister of Australia. Fortnight ago he worked a shrewd wangle in the Dominion Parliament, caused the defeat by one vote of the Cabinet of his bitter personal rival for leadership of the Nationalist Party, youthful Prime Minister Stanley Melbourne Bruce (TIME, Sept. 23). This made necessary a General Election called for Oct. 12. Delighted with his disruptive handiwork, Billy Hughes celebrated one night last week by attending at Sydney, Australia, what he said was his first...

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