AUSTRALIA: Mrs. Casey Is Annoyed

As well-smoked a bit of back-room political haggling as ever went on in a jerkwater election for justice of the peace took on empire dimensions last week. The hagglers were two Prime Ministers, Tory Winston Churchill and Laborite John Curtin. The man in the middle, a thoroughly miserable chopping block for a personal quarrel, was popular, efficient Richard Gardiner Casey, Australian Minister to the U.S. He got a new job, but the story of how he got it was so confused by personalities that it overshadowed a significant shift in world politics....

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