ITALY: Cheka

Following the attempt to assassinate Premier Mussolini a fortnight ago (TiME, Nov. 8) his adherents staged demonstrations of almost fanatical devotion to II Duce throughout Italy last week.

At Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, even foreigners found it necessary to perform smartly the Fascist salute whenever a band of cheering patriots rushed by carrying a Fascist flag. Dr. Leonard S. Rau, a physician of Lawrence, Long Island, was one of those who imprudently neglected to salute a Fascist banner in Rome. Since the doctor is 65, he was able to make but slight...

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