ITALY: Gentlemen of Verona

Clever at currying favor with Il Duce is Verona's obsequious Prefect Roberto Lops. Last week he industriously circularized the Fascist gentlemen of Verona, urged them to sign a petition conceived to tickle the vanity of all-potent Benito Mussolini.

"Something must be done to check the ever increasing indecency of women's dress," wrote Prefect Lops, and went on to declare that, although both Pope Pius XI and Queen Helena of Italy have condemned short skirts and bare arms, results have been meager if not lacking. "However, who can doubt," concluded fulsome Prefect Lops, "that...

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