AUSTRALIA: Cabinet Crash

Perched on a plateau 2,000 ft. above sea level is Canberra (pronounced Can'b'rra), the inconvenient "garden city" capital of Australia, whose statesmen stay away from it as much as they can. The ministries relating to defense are at Melbourne on the seacoast, and the easygoing Cabinet likes to meet there or in Sydney, where it uses the air-conditioned offices of Amalgamated Wireless Co. (The Government offices are not air-conditioned). One morning last week Army Minister Brigadier Geoffrey Austin Street found in Melbourne that there was nothing for it but he must fly...

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