ITALY: Last of the Big Four

Woodrow Wilson went first, in 1924. Five years later it was Clemenceau; then Lloyd George in 1945. Last week the last and least of the Big Four who hammered out the Versailles Treaty died of a cerebral hemorrhage, in his villa near Rome.

Stumpy and stubborn, with a pompadour of snowy hair and the operatic manner of a political Toscanini, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Prime Minister of Italy (1917-19), stamped out of the Versailles Conference because the "other three" would not give him the port of Fiume. Clemenceau dubbed him "The Weeper," and Orlando himself recalled proudly: "When ... I knew...