People, Jan. 17, 1972

A 1952 Italian law stipulates that the widow of a Prime Minister gets a 50% higher pension than the widow of an ordinary Minister. So one 81-year-old woman is suing the government for a raise in her pension from $258.40 to $387.60 a month. After all, Husband Benito Mussolini was Italy's Fascist Prime Minister from 1922 to 1943 (he was eventually shot by anti-Fascist partisans and then hung by his heels alongside his mistress). When Italian newspapers questioned whether the dictator's widow really deserved more money—plus the return of three Mussolini farms that...

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