Foreign News: 16-22-81-38

Hunch-players in Italy's weekly lottery often consult a handy handbook called the cabala which gives the magic numbers associated with certain objects and events. In Naples last week bettors staked nearly half a million lire on a combination 16 (funeral), 22 (flags), 81 (flowers) and 38 (beatings). The hunch-players were impelled toward this combination by events that followed the death of one Angelo Cicatiello, an obscure and contented man in life.

At 52, Angelo was plump, jovial, devoutly Catholic. By Italian standards, he was also prosperous. Thirty years ago he had gone to the...

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