Excited citizens of Brescia started a run on their Unione Bancaria Nazionale which, in desperation, appealed to Il Duce last week.
Soon the Mayor of Brescia received this telegram from Rome:
INFORM THE CITIZENS OF BRESCIA THAT I HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE IN THE STABILITY OF THE UNIONE BANCARIA NAZIONALE.
Promptly the Mayor of Brescia informed the citizens. Instantly the run stopped. All the rest of that day depositors who had withdrawn their money stood in line to redeposit....