AUSTRALIA: Hurtful Hurry

Australia's 245-pound, athletic former Attorney General Robert G. Menzies (pronounced as spelled, not mengies as in Scotland) was in a big hurry to get to Parliament House in Canberra one day last week. The United Australia Party was meeting there to choose a leader to succeed the late Prime Minister Joseph A. Lyons (TIME, April 17), and Mr. Menzies had reason to think he might be picked—which would mean that he would almost automatically become Prime Minister. In his great rush Mr. Menzies slipped, fell, sprained his arm. He finally appeared at...

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