ITALY: Begetters Grumbling

"The Fascist campaign for 1,000,000 more babies than could be expected from maintenance of the present birthrate is being carried on with the hysteria sometimes associated with religious revivals."

Thus reported last week a special correspondent of the London Daily News (Liberal) specifically detailed to investigate Signer Benito Mussolini's drive for "Better Begetting" (TIME, Jan. 7). Writing from Como, Italy, just before crossing over into France to file his despatch, the correspondent continued:

"Because the women of Northern Italy are more robust and the men more intelligent than those of the South, II...

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