ITALY: Fitting Fig Leaves

Surly Roman stonemasons spent the week in "dressing" with colossal fig leaves 70 nude statues of young men, each in an athletic attitude and all some 25 ft. tall. Pope Pius XI was said by Fascist officials to have suggested the fig leaves, since the 70 virile statues adorn the upper rim of a new Roman Stadium which will be used not only by Italian sportsmen but also by Italian sportswomen. To open the stadium on Italy's Armistice Day last week, Il Duce approached with quick strides a monstrous object 55 ft....

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