THE LEAGUE: Grand Fascist Blank

Benito Mussolini pointed a shiny black pistol at the League of Nations last week, fired a thunderous blank.

The black pistol was the black-shirted Fascist Grand Council, supreme organ of the Italian State. The resounding blank was a decision by the Grand Council in Rome last week. The decision: Only if the League of Nations is "radically reformed in the shortest possible time" as to its "constitution, working system and objectives" will Italy continue to remain a League member state.

After the recent scathing anti-League campaign in the Fascist Press (TIME, Nov. 27)...

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