ITALY: More Toes

Premier Benito Mussolini stepped on his Finance Minister's toes when he unlocked the deadlock on the Bourse occasioned by Finance Minister De Stefani's decree against speculation. This immediately led to rumors of Signor De Stefani's resignation and it was presumed certain that the Premier would have to reshuffle his Cabinet before the next Parliamentary session; for, having virtually forced General di Giorgio, Minister of War, to resign (TIME, Apr. 13), and having accepted the resignation of the Under Secretary of War, it was conceded impossible for the Premier to sustain the...

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