AUSTRALIA: Lang Is Right!

Melbourne, Australia's biggest city, is in Victoria, and last week Edmond John Hogan, Victoria's Labor Premier, was in London. A cablegram woke him in the middle of the night to tell him that he had just been kicked out of office by a no-confidence vote in the Legislature of 29-25. Oracles picked Sir Stanley Seymour Argyle, leader of the Opposition, to succeed him.

In tumultuous New South Wales 25,000 roaring supporters of tumultuous Premier John Thomas Lang organized themselves into a self-styled "Red Army" (non-Communist), and paraded the streets under banners blazoned...

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