ITALY: Exclusive Shout

Though impressive when bellowed with wide open vowels by grown men, the Fascist Party's "Official Shout" looks in print like the bawling of a baby into which someone has stuck a pin: "Ala! Ala!! Alala!!!"

In Rome last week Signer Achille Starace, abrupt Secretary General of the Fascist Party, ordered that "to maintain the dignity of Fascist customs" the Official shout will no longer be given "except when saluting II Duce." Lesser Fascist leaders will receive silent salutes, out-stretchings of the right arm at an upward inclination of 45°.

Such lazy Fascists as...

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