ITALY: Medals for Grooms

Seven months ago Benito Mussolini, patron of fecundity, decreed that Italian newly weds would be charged only 30% of the regular Italian State Railway fare for a round-trip to Rome from any part of the kingdom. Last week Il Duce let the world know that his honeymoon rates have drawn 14.000 newly weds to Rome— 2,000 couples per month. Most of them call at the Vatican where each bride is given a rosary, each groom a medal.


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