ITALY: Progress

Slighted Excellencies. At Rome ambassadors of every Power were caught last week upon the tender hip of precedence. Their Excellencies represent, technically, the actual person of the sovereign or president who despatched them to Rome. As such they receive the precedence which would be due U. S. President Coolidge or the King-Emperor George V. Yet last week, Premier Mussolini rushed through a Cabinet decree raising the Secretary General of the Fascist party to precedence over all ambassadors, ministers or special envoys. This is unprecedented. New Dating. Hot-headed observers saw a new...

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