At Genoa the local Coal Exchange launched an appeal to all patriotic Italians to contribute voluntarily "uno dollaro" yearly toward Italy's payment of her debt to the U.S. The plan originally envisioned contributions from five million Italians, which would cover the full yearly payments for the first five years (TIME, Nov. 23). Cried II Duce when he heard of the plan: "Good. But for the present I need only $1,000,000. I shall expect that to be paid in by Dec. 1."


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