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PACS5 (AHk.) LUUKltH NkW» f, AIAY 1»5» Facism Challenges Communism in Italy As No. Two Power .. .. By JAME3 M. LONG .... ROME W—Fiercely nationalist fascism, soaring In new returns from last week end's local elec- Moafi, challenged communism to- tey as Italy's second strongest political force. The rapidly rising party is the Kalian Social Movement (MSI), which believes in Mussolini's corporate stiUe In open defiance of Italian constitutional bans on re- Mrgent fascism. It teamed with the diehard Italian Monarchist party—whose prewar King played straight mjui lor II Duce— to pull the biggest KurprLso of Hie Sundny-Mondny elections in 2,400 Italian towns, ai'.u 96 provinces. While Premier Alcide de Gas- perl's pro-Western Christian Democrat government majority bloc was winning in Home—the biggest pri»o—tha MSI-Monarchlst alliance »el«ed control of two rich consolations. Trie righlwtog liookup captured botti the provincial and city coun- cU« of Naples, where NATO headquarters for Southern Europe is located, and Barl, through which much U.S. arms Bin funnels to As the voie count neared com- pl«tioc. the Monarchists also were Jubilant over the new heights to which their Fascist bedfellows had pulled them. Achilla I/auro, president erf fchfl Monarchist parly, tele yraphed exiled ex-King Umbcrto H ii\ Portugal: "Tl*e great victory In Naples and Southern Italy has opened a sure road 1 for victory in the forthcoming national elections. Wo shall continue ... In the nsaurnnce now already well founded that we shall j-estore to Italy by democratic means her King." Some political observers said the » Tasclsls were only using the Monarchists to build strength. De Gas- perl a few hours before tho election warned that the rightite alliance could only lead tho royalists to disaster. Rome basked In the trnnquilllly of the government victory. But in hotter tempered Naples, under the shadow of Vesuvius, worried police banned a victory parade called by the victorious nea-Fascist-Monar- chist alliance. • After R turbulent election campaign studded with stabblngs, club- bings, riots and bitterness, the country was quiet as the results came In. 2,400 (owns at a<afce showed the Christian Democrat bloc had won 533, the Communists-Soda!l*t alliance 189 and tho neo-FdSclst- Monarchist 09. Though they held Koine, De Gas- perl's pro-NATO bloc lost ground even there. With 150,000 more persons voting than in the 1048 national election, the vote—Clim thin Democrats 384,020, Conimu- te 314,243, nco-Fascists-Monar chlsts 206,819—represent ed a Jo? of 10.000 for the government, gains of 50,000 for the Ked.s and 150,000 for the rightists. That WHS the Btory In much of the voting area—central ivnd South cm Italy, Sicily ami Sardinia, The ffovernmer.t bloc lost some ground, Tho communists .showed minor guins. The extreme right boomed. Stopped Drinking — How Claims Age of 776 ELBKHTON, Oa. — Lucius Darby, born a slnvc, -says ho quit drinking corn liquor when he wns 70, "afore I (jot old." That, he adds, Is one reason he Is still nllvc fttid healthy nt 110 — or 316. Other reasons are his liberal use of chewing tobucco and eating what he pleases. Iiuelus was the slave of a doctor in August n, Oa, ( until the Civil War freed him. Until three years ago, Lucius p]:<r.ted and tended a watermelon patch each summer. Since then, he contents himself with chopping wood and tending tho fires in the home of the people he lives with. He thinks he U 110 but county welfare officials say he la on)} HO or 111. Drum Majorette Much in Demand RICHMOND, Ky. (/i 1 )—One way to get n free ride to college Is to he a football ptaycr—-another is to be a good drum innjorctic. Juanllii Whltnker, 16, u senior at Model High School, already has three colleges bidding for her services. She says she's going la wnit initil ill the folds are in before deciding where to go. A balon-tM'frler since 1948, Jim- nlUi hns won 19 mednls and three trophies In the state music festival Most of her practicing has been done In the family living room. It Is believed that whales do not Still incomplete results from the have a sense of smell. HE'S LIABLE TO CROAK—A. C, Skoglund, of SI. Paul, Minn., won himself an honor award for this imaginative photo of a frog on crutches. It was Ins entry in the non-professional class of the 1952 Graftex Pholo Contest In New York. He carvetl the tiny crutches and m;idc more than 20 exposures to get the striking picture. Russell Surges to 19-5 Florida Lead Over Candidate Kefauver MIAMI, Fla. VPt—Sen. Richard B. Russell surged to a 19-to-5 lead early today over Sen. E«t«s Kefauver of Tennessee in their bitter contest for Florida's 24 votes In lh« Democratic presidential nominating convention. Slow returnt from yesterday's primary voting pointed to Russell backers sweeping 14 of th« 16 congressional district delegate seats nnd capturing possibly five of the eight Ucleyate-at-large pasts. Kefauver had taken an early lead In first returns last night largely on the strength of the top- heavy vote his delegate candidates received In Dade (Mlaniia) County. But then Russell forged to the front on later returns from across the state. Russell Increased his lead when reports at daybreak showed that another of his at-large candidates. Mrs. M. B. Fuller of Bunnell, had taken the lead from a Kefauver candidate, Ann B. Miller of Tampa. Kussell had predicted before the primary he would win no less than 18 of Florida's nominating votes. Three weeks ago he won an 82,000 vote victory over Kefauver in the state's presidential popularity contest to give the coonskln cap- wearing Tennessean his first primary defeat. Kefauver won both delegates elected In the 4th District, which Includes Dade (Miami) and Monroe (Key West) Counties. The Georgian held solid advantages In tt» othw wven cUitrLcU. ! Altogether, there were M delegate candidates In the race. In the state's hotly contested Democratic gubernatorial race, Dan Mccarty of Ft. Pierce — a clrtus grower and cattleman — defeated Brailey Odham of Sanford. Mccarty's GOP opponent In November will be Harry s. Swan of Miami but the Republican has virtually no chance since his parts- Is outnumbered 14 to 1 In Florida. All but one of the 19 Rusull backers out in front had Russell's personal endorsement. They were listed on the ballot as "Russell candidates," Tlil.s single exception was Horace C. Avery of Jacksonville (2nd District). He ran as "pledged to Russell" although he didn't have the senator's support. He beat Russell's man, Fred H. Kent of Jacksonville. Russell and his supporters—In eluding most of Florida's state politic*! l«»d*r»—bad h*nd-p>e>»4 a slate of 34 delegtU caadidatM from a field of 41 who publicly were pledging- their support to tb» Georgian. They had been fearful a top- heavy list of Russell supporter* would split the Russell vote and leave the way open for Kefauver'a compact slate of 28 delegates to score an upset. Lega.lly, the elected delegate* will not be forced to support any candidate but they are expected to carry out their pledges at least in the early convention balloting. Republicans already have named two rival slates of delegates who will contest for Florida's 18 GOP seats at the Republican National Convention. Although wood chircoal Is about f _, a quarter of the weight of the wood '' from which It ii derived. It hai about two-thirctg of the bulk of the wood. Poorer Grades Given To Younger Children TRENTON, N. J. M'l—Children who enroll in school nt too early nil age enrji the poorest grades, says H. M. 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