ITALY: Free Press & Map

Into the big office of Benito Mussolini at Palazzo Venezia last week bustled U. S. Publisher Paul Block to tell the Dictator that "I find Italy greatly improved under Fascism and tremendous loyalty to yourself."

For half an hour the conversation buzzed along. Then an allusion to Il Duce's onetime editorship of Il Popolo D'Italia which he still publishes at Milan gave Publisher Block his chance.

"Speaking to Your Excellency as one journalist to another," ventured Paul Block, "why don't you give your people a free Press?"

Why, Mr. Block, we have a free...

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