ITALY: Prisoner

Though Finance Minister Count Volpi was received with extraordinary acclaim at Rome after negotiating the Italo-U. S. debt settlement (TIME, Nov. 23, 1925) persistent rumors have since envisioned him at odds with Premier Mussolini.

Last week the New York World glibly assigned a dramatic raison d'être to this rift in the Fascist lute. One John Lucas, who, from France or Switzerland, dashes off most of the World's alleged scoops of Italian news cabled:

"Signor Gualino, director and founder of the big Viscosa artificial silk works, which employ thousands of men and women, went recently to Mussolini and declared he must close...

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