ITALY: Pro yesso del Fascismo

ITALY

Progresso del Fascismo

¶ On the brink of a 2,000 foot precipice teetered, last week, the largest monolith of flawless Carrara marble ever quarried.

Two hundred medium-sized motor cars are less ponderous than its weight of 260 tons. Taller than a five story house (55 feet), the single shaft of stone is too large to be carried by any railway car in Italy. Yet last week Signer Benito Mussolini commanded that the monolith be moved to Rome, there to become "The Mussolini Monument." How to obey?

Fortunately the...