ITALY: By 13 Votes

Subjected to a drizzle of Communist strikes, tugged at by the angry orators of the extreme right and left, Premier Mario Scelba's coalition submitted last week to the first crucial test of its ability to stick together and govern Italy. The scene was the Senate, where the new Scelba Cabinet had to win its first confidence vote.

Close to half the Senators walked into the chamber firmly opposed to the new regime−the Communists and the neo-Fascists because they favor chaos and particularly hate the man who swung the policeman's billy so energetically against their riotmakers; the Nenni...

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