ITALY-ABYSSINIA: Intolerable Presumption!

In the Fascist Senate at Rome last week, Undersecretary for Colonies Alessandro Lessona had just finished arousing speech on his colonial budget, on conditions in the North African colony of Libya. Up to the tribune stomped Benito Mussolini himself.

"Honorable Senators!" he cried, and every Fascist leaned forward, knowing that potent words would follow: ". . . The problem of Italo-Ethiopian relations is the order of the day, and not only in Italy. . . . One rumor abroad in some foreign circles is to be denied formally immediately—a rumor of Franco-British...

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