ITALY: Princess, Banks, Wheat, War

By no means is Crown Prince Umberto one of the many Italian aristocrats who have rushed to the war in Ethiopia. Amid nationwide furor last week his wife, Belgian-born Crown Princess Marie-José, showed where she stands by engaging passage to sail for Ethiopia as a Red Cross nurse this week.

Meanwhile Benito Mussolini wound up an exciting three weeks of clapping all the kingdom's principal banks under control of the Bank of Italy—i. e., "nationalized banking." He decreed that foreign tourists who have been getting about twelve lire for a dollar will hereafter get around...

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