AUSTRALIA: Artful Artie for Honest Bob

This week a natural-born politician tackles one of the toughest political jobs in the British Empire—the Prime Ministry of Australia. He is 46-year-old Arthur William ("Artie the Artful") Fadden, two years ago a modest backbencher in the Canberra Parliament, last year Australia's Treasurer, this spring Acting Prime Minister. Last week when, to no one's surprise, big, glib Robert Gordon ("Honest Bob") Menzies bowed himself out of the Prime Ministry, Artie the Artful bowed right in.

Thankless indeed is the job that Fadden inherited. Menzies, who came to power in 1939 as head...

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