The War: Tariffs

Since Dictator Benito Mussolini has sharply forbidden his soldiers to be served by native women, their needs in Asmara last week were being supplied by French and Italian girls, the French being in greater demand with equal wages rigidly enforced.

Tariffs were reported as almost prohibitive by Italian standards: 80¢ for a private soldier who must be served between noon and 4 p. m.; $1.60 for noncoms whose hours are from 4 p. m. to 8 p. m., and after that $2.40 for war correspondents and Italian officers.


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