Foreign News: Australian Scare

Thousands of South Australians,* peacefully replete with dinner, tuned their radio sets idly one evening last week to pick up Station 5-CL at Adelaide. A little jazz, they thought, might assist digestion; and at worst there would be the weather report and a bedtime tale. Suddenly, as Station 5-CL came in on loud speakers and head phones, the digestion of numerous listeners was upset by a shock so powerful that Adam's apples bounded in male throats and robust women clutched at their hearts.

Australia was being invaded by a fleet of hostile airplanes, said Station 5-CL. The planes had just been sighted,...

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