Foreign News: Revising Revived

The Agent General of Reparations, Seymour Parker Gilbert, stopped fashionably in Rome last week at the Hotel Excelsior. One morning there called for him a twinkling limousine in which sat a scrubby bearded Roman of alert, engaging mien. Soon Agent Gilbert stepped into the limousine and sped away for a day of motoring and converse with Finance Minister Count Giuseppe Volpi, famed co-negotiator with Secretary Mellon of the Italo-U. S. debt settlement (TIME, Nov. 23, 1925).

Later, the scrubby bearded Count formally presented Mr. Gilbert to Signor Mussolini. There was much talk—about what?

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