FINLAND: Lapua's Vihtori

The most important place in Finland last week was not Helsingfors (Helsinki), the capital; not the seaports of Vasa (Vaasa) or Viborg (Viipuri), but the farming village of Lapua. The Finns who speak Finnish and the Finns who speak Swedish all spoke of Lapua last week, as did all of Finland's 624 newspapers and magazines. Acute observers saw emerging from Lapua a minor Mussolini, possible Dictator of the country, by the name of Vihtori Kosola.

Finland, a country some 30,000 sq. mi. larger than Italy, stretches north from...

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