ITALY: Excursion

Gorizia is a small (pop. 30,000) Italian city through whose eastern outskirts runs the boundary between Yugoslavia and Italy. Ever since the 1947 peace treaty which set up this artificial boundary, gregarious Gorizians had chafed mightily under border control rules that permitted only a handful of them to cross the frontier. Last week, the Italians and Yugoslavs decided to relent, issued about 2,000 permits allowing the bearers to cross the border on Sunday.

All Saturday night, Yugoslav residents streamed toward the line. They came in trains, trucks, horsecars and on bicycles—some with permits, most without. When the barrier finally went up...

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