ITALY: Casino War

The ornate and sumptuous new Casino at San Remo, Italian Riviera, has sprung rapidly into smart, international favor, since it was recently authorized by Signor Benito Mussolini as the sole resort in Italy where roulette wheels may twirl (TIME, Feb. 20).

Up to last week the nightly procession of limousines purring into San Remo from Monte Carlo and the neighboring French resorts of Nice and Cannes was such as to fairly discourage municipal casino officials at those resorts. What to do?

French intelligence solved the problem by an announcement that a "midnight...