Foreign News: A TALE OF TWO TOWNS

In Christ Stopped at Eboli (see BOOKS), Italian Author Carlo Levi tells movingly of an Italian village too tiny and remote (according to local tradition) even for the attention of the Messiah. In the messianic fervor of Italy's Communists today, however, no village is too remote. North & south where no road leads and no Christian Democrat cares to venture, the Communists are on hand to persuade, threaten or cajole with promises of worldly salvation. Last week, from Rome, TIME Correspondent Emmet Hughes cabled a revealing glimpse of the way humbler party officials...

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