Foreign News: Bleeding Frontiers

"Bleeding Frontiers" (See front cover)

"Urn, Stresa," remarked Benito Mussolini one day last week, pausing an instant as he dictated Fascist orders of the day. "Get Stresa ready for a conference on April 11. Veneer the railway station with marble. Repave the principal streets. Clean up everything—the usual precautions. And don't spend more than 2,000,000 lire ($165,000) !"

Next day slumbering Stresa on the blossom-dotted rim of Lago Maggiore sprang to life. Excited Fascist workmen ripped up the main street from end to end. They had all but demolished the stuffy little station when an...

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