ITALY: Able

The Italian Government quieted rumor by officially announcing the appointment of Commendatore* Giacomo de Martino, Italian Ambassador to Japan, to represent His Majesty King Vittorio Emanuele III at Washington in place of Prince Gelasio Gaetani, resigned. The latter returns to Rome to do what a long line of kings, emperors, popes, dukes, nobles could not do—drain the great Pontine marshes near Rome.

The new Italian Ambassador to Washington comes from a family which, for eight generations, has been in the diplomatic service of Naples and Italy....

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