Canada at War: THE DOMINION: Object Lesson

Australia's Prime Minister John Curtin (and Mrs. Curtin) paid a duty visit to Canada last week. Prime Minister Mackenzie King happily showed the Curtins the sights of Ottawa. The visiting Prime Minister's official calls were so routine, his dutiful speech to Canada's Parliament so dull, that Ottawans hardly knew he was there. But newsmen did. Curtin, once a newspaperman himself, gave Canada's Mr. King a dinkum lesson in how to handle the press.

King introduced his guest to Ottawa's press corps. The Australian settled himself into an easy chair, said: "Now put on...

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