DUCE HONORS MARK TWAIN
Mussolini Also Pays Tribute to America - Aids Memorial Fund.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18 (AP) Premier Mussolini paid tribute today to the greatness of the late Mark Twain, American novelist-humorist, and the dynamic spiritual life of the "Republic of the Stars and Stripes."
The International Mark Twain Society, making public a letter from the Italian Premier, also announced receipt of his personal check for $200 to be applied toward the cost of erecting a Mark Twain memorial in St. Louis.
A year-long nation-wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mark Twain will end next week. The Premier's letter said:
"His genius is the synthesis of the sparkling and useful characteristics of the people of the United States. Mark Twain has been and remains one of my preferred authors. To the intellectuals of America I send my cordial greeting as well as the greeting of all Italians who follow with sympathy the dynamic spiritual life of the Republic of the Stars and Stripes."
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