ITALY: Better Begetting

Valiant has been the response of Italian husbands to Signer Benito Mussolini's exhortations of last year that they should beget more bambini.

Since the date of his appeal Il Duce has sent a signed photograph of himself to each begetter of twins or triplets. Last week things seemed to be going so well that Papa Benito—begetter of four single children—announced that henceforth he would not send photos to fathers of twins and triplets. By inference, only the begetters of quadruplets need apply.

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