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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 5

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Palm Beach Post.Thurs., November 14, 196& - A5 HEARING $"T C AIDS I J " BotttriM Acnuotm ttpoirt, aK makes RIVIERA OPTICAL IMS liHhir. iimn Imci M8-44II Italian Author Finds U.S. Politics Strange he laughs, you can't stop him from talking. "He's the man you meet in a train compartment or at a cafe terrace. Humphrey would be called 'Mol-to Simpatico,' but Italians would be a little frightened because he's as talkative as they are. "You would never see a Nixon. We haven't got that kind of man in Italy. He's a YMCA Boy Scout, Reader's Digest American. He doesn't even know how to move his hands, which would make him unthinkable in Italy. "Italians are interested in facial gestures and what the hands are saying. That's why businessmen come to Rome from Milan. When they get a letter they don't know what it means. They have to look at a man's face to gauge Its true significance." Barzini can envision an Agnew In Italy. "We have had Greeks for centuries," he said. "We also have Albanians who speak ancient Albanian. Alas we have no vice presidents. Physically Agnew would look all right in Italy not too thin, tall, gray-haired. "There's something military about his speeches they're blunt and he keeps putting his spur In his mouth. He looks like a colonel of the Carabinieri, a man who would be comfortable in riding boots, looking into the distance for his faithful steed. "Almost anybody can get elected in Italy. Even Mussolini was elected in 1921. Of course, he's no Mussoli C I S . V . Tinw N ew Service NEW YORK - "Things in America are. never ugly as you (ear, nor as lovely as you hope," said the Italian author Luigi Barzini in commenting on the United States election results. Barzini, who has written a book called "The Italians," Is now at work on one about Americans. He has been viewing the electoral process during a quick visit to this country, where he once spent many years. A member of Italy's parliament, Barzini found U.S. politics occasionally strange. "I could see a Humphrey in Italy," he said in a recent interview at the Hotel St. Regis-Sheraton here, "because he's open-hearted, enthusiastic, he cries, ni, poor Spiro. He's a sound man with solid Ideas. 'If you've seen one slum, you've seen them all.' Who else but a man of firm ideas would have said that? "Nixon, however, is never sure of himself, Barzini said, "never sure that he's arrived, that he's a man, a personality. So he's not a Machiavelll. "He's addicted to efficiency, which is one of the great American beliefs. We, too, believe in efficiency, but even more in the ideas which guide the mimeograph machines. "We have the machines, advisers and public relations men, but Italian politicians think they're much better than the public relations experts. ALDO RAY IN THE NAKED AND THE DEAD on DIALING FOR DOLLAR $ 4 PM TODAY LOOK FOR THE COUPON WORTH EXTRA TOP VALUE STAMPS IN TODAY'S PAPER On Page F N 23 m"m' An eminent name in men's clothing, appealing particularly to the man at the summit. Each elegant design is created with skill and imagination, structured for easy movement, hand tailored with finesse. In handsome fabrics, colored and woven by the world's finest mills. Exclusively at JM. Shown here, two suits of polyesterimported wool with the intuitive taste of Norman Hilton, including new, longer lines, subtle shaping, wider lapels and a deeper center vent. Left, two-button glen plaid in gray, blue, brown, $155. Right, three-button hairline stripe in navy, gray; also in solid navy, gray, olive, $150. JM MEN'S CLOTHING, FIRST FLOOR A cdoAtlrloXik THE MAN'S STORE PALM BEACH MALL PARK FREE I SHOP MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 10 'TIL 9:30

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