ITALY: Greatest Victory

Debate began in the Senate over the Army Reform Bill, a Fascist measure designed to reduce the standing Army from 200,000 to about 140,000 men. It was the first appearance of Premier Benito Mussolini in that august assembly since his recovery from his recent illness. He was received with dignified enthusiasm, sharply contrasted with the boisterousness of the lower Chamber (TIME, Apr. 6). Senate President Tommaso Tittoni congratulated the Premier upon his recovery.

The Army Reform Bill met opposition. Marshals Cadorna and Diaz, Senators, opposed the Bill, cried that Italy might at...

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