ITALY: Harvest and Headaches

Thousands of blackshirted Fascists and cheering farmers tramped into a freshly cut wheat field near Aprilia one day last week to hear Premier Benito Mussolini officially open Italy's harvest season. Bustling up to Aprilia, one of the towns built on land reclaimed from the Pontine Marshes, in his automobile, Il Duce stripped to the waist, clambered atop a threshing machine. There he proceeded to blast away at early-spring predictions by observers in the U. S., Britain and France that Italy's vital wheat crop would fall far below normal this year. Folding his...

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