Foreign News: Competition

To Cremona last week drove Premier Mussolini, interrupting his crop inspection long enough to judge an exhibition of paintings entered in a competition to illustrate one of two prescribed subjects. He saw 44 pictures depicting the "State of Mind Created by Fascism," 79 pictures of "People Listening to a Radio Speech by Il Duce." Apparently Il Duce did not like the way people listen to his radio speeches. He awarded no prizes in that category. To State-of-Mind-Painter Luciano Richetti, Il Duce gave $2,725, congratulated him for showing "true Fascist spirit."


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