ITALY: How To Be Rude

Of all European hosts, the Italians have long been the kindest to visitors from the U.S. They go out of their way to smile, to cheer, to welcome, and to give directions which may or may not prove helpful. From the Communist point of view, nothing could be worse.

Last week, reported Rome's Il Messaggero, Italy's 3,000,000 Communists got a stern memorandum from headquarters outlining a "proper code of bad manners" to be observed toward visiting Americans. Items:

¶ Women comrades must turn an indifferent cheek and pretend not to have heard Americans...

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