ITALY: Montenegrin Question

Signer Mussolini toyed last week with the supposedly defunct Montenegrin question, permitted Fascist editors to slap into bold type a manifesto blazoned at Rome by the Royalist Montenegrin Committee for National Defense. The Committee, a dwindling palace clique, called upon Montenegrins to rise against Jugoslavia* and restore King (Pretender) Michael of Montenegro. The Jugoslav press, just now hypersensitive to Italian war scares, grew promptly flurried lest Il Duce follow up his Albanian treaty thrust into the Balkans (TIME, Dec. 13) by trying to restore the independence and throne of Montenegro.

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