ITALY: Gold, Black Shirts & Roses

One of Italian Finance Minister Guido Jung's favorite stories is about his encounter with President Roosevelt in the White House last spring (TIME, May 15). To Italy's Banking Association soon afterward Eccellenza Jung declared: "I had the honor of stating the attitude of the Duce to the President when he enquired of me as to Italy's attitude on two of the questions which the United States deems of preeminent importance for the London Economic Conference: monetary stabilization and the return of all currencies to a common standard which the United States cannot...

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