UNITED STATES: In a Shoe Store

Nations outside the Americas were invited by President Roosevelt in his State of the Union address to Congress last week (see p. 9) to stick out their feet for the purpose of seeing whether the shoes of his oratory would fit them.

Italy. To this challenge Benito Mussolini replied by having the Italian Press omit all portions of the speech fitting his Dictatorship, but Pope Pius XI, accustomed to having his slippered foot kissed by dignitaries, supplied the full text to Italians by displaying it verbatim in the Papal news-organ, Osservatore Romano. The...

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