Foreign News: Spender

While he stopped at the Savoy in London during the Imperial Conference (TIME, Oct. 13 to Nov. 24), Prime Minister James Henry Scullin was faced with a crisis (on repudiation of national debts) in Australia, which threatened to disrupt his Labor Party. Telephone officials proudly revealed last week that Prime Minister Scullin met his crisis by spending an average of $150 daily telephoning 11,000 mi. to his Australian henchmen.

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