ITALY: Brawl in Ferrara

Valdo Magnani and Aldo Cucchi, Deputies and former comrades who have put Italy ahead of Russia, dropped in last week on a small foundry owner, Giacomo Fabbri, in Ferrara. While they lunched on rice and salami, the foundry's workmen sent them a note of welcome and a request for a talk. They agreed. Meanwhile, word of their presence had reached the ears of Maria Prampolini Bonfanti, a hatchet-faced, middle-aged Red partisan, known as La Passionaria di Ferrara.* At local party rallies, La Passionaria always gives orders when to clap and when to boo. Now she quickly sent small boys...

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