Italy Counsels Temperance, Daily Racing Form, 1939-05-08


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ITALY COUNSELS TEMPERANCE ROME, Italy, May 6.— In keeping with Italys desire to avoid fighting by the side of Germany over the Danzig question, Vir-ginio Gayda, authoritative editor, yesterday urged Poland not . to adopt an "exaggerated attitude" in opposition to the Reich. Gaydas editorial, in the Giornale dltalia, which Premier Mussolini often uses to air his views, was written on the eve of conversations at Lake Como between Foreign Ministers Joachim von Ribbentrop of Germany and Count Galeazzo Ciano of Italy. Von Ribbentrops aim in these talks, according to close observers, is to make the Rome-Berlin axis more binding, regardless of the area in which Italy or Germany may confront a foe. Count Ciano, however, is said to be counselling temperance on the part of Germany, as well as Poland, as regards something so geographically remote as Danzig.

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