AUSTRALIA: It Takes Two . . .

The zealous, jealous guardianship that the American Red Cross exercises over U.S. soldiers abroad led to a feline exchange in Melbourne last week. Anxious to discourage "inadvisable" marriages between doughboys and Australian girls, the American Red Cross asked the Australian Red Cross to investigate the families and backgrounds of prospective brides. The Australians refused. They said that they were equally worried about the character of the prospective grooms. Before the ruffled fur could settle, an American Red Cross official from Philadelphia married an Australian girl from Yass, in New South Wales.

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