ITALY: Strange Fascination

Sacred are the relations of host and guest. Recently a trinity of hosts—the City of New York, its Mayor and President Coolidge—entertained Prince Ludovico Spada Varalli Potenziani, the tall, cadaverous Governor of Rome. Last week Guest Potenziani returned to Italy and on landing at Naples spoke as follows of his hosts:

"President Coolidge showed me and my staff a cordiality which astonished even the White House servants . . . who are best acquainted with his [usual] reserve and scantiness of words and gestures.

"Like everybody else in the U. S. the President...

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