ITALY: Automobilistic Snobbery

In 1921 the steel and automobile manufacturers of Turin and Milan were among the earliest and most enthusiastic backers of Fascism. Last week the Fascist Party, grown great under Benito Mussolini, was able to do a return favor for the manufacturers, and at the same time carry on its campaign to build up Italy's commercial power.

Alarmed at the increased importation into Italy of foreign cars, chiefly from the U. S., the Royal Italian Automobile Club, Fascist-governed, announced that in future they would publish in all Fascist newspapers the names and addresses of...

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