ITALY: Action at Last

Cynical Romans could scarcely believe their eyes or their ears. Rome's traffic came to a full stop as the city's motorists abandoned their cars in midstreet to buy each edition of each new paper. Screaming headlines proclaimed the facts: after months of inaction and seeming indifference, Italy's government had at last come to grips with the strange and threatening case of Wilma Montesi.

Piero Piccioni, the son of Premier Mario Scelba's ex-Foreign Minister, was locked up in Rome's Queen of Heaven jail on charges of manslaughter. Ugo Montagna, the rich and influential bogus marquis, was clapped into a nearby cell....

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