AUSTRALIA: Seven Ships

Irate Australian Laborites made passionate stump speeches, last week, about what they called "a scandalous sacrifice of valuable public property!"

Contented Australian Nationalists took the opposite view and praised their smart Prime Minister, sleek Stanley Melbourne Bruce, who is so modern that he has a private airplane garage in his basement and frequently flies forth.

The act for which alert Prime Minister Bruce received blame & praise, last week, was to sell for a total of £1,900,000 seven great ships which cost some £7,500,000 when they were bought some five years ago by the Commonwealth. The Prime Minister's defense was that...

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