In Rome last week, strutting Crown Prince Umberto, flushed and bold in the new popularity which followed his escape from assassination (TIME, Nov. 4), was reported to have differed with Signor Benito Mussolini over a toe.

Both Prince and Dictator were received separately in audience by His Majesty, who afterward appeared flustered. Tiny in stature and nervous, the bleak King contrasts as strangely with his tall, debonaire, swashbuckling son as with the burly, curt Dictator. If, as seemed probable, one of them advised, "You should kiss the...

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