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Get a package at any good drug stora. I -*«*«***• a r*« *'•'• " *** l u. ^ a«> w— t*-'**—”* ^ \ taw**1 mtum* t* *• 1 * * '*•’ ^TV.- UMiMI Ct» • 1 -««* ■ **K*l*bU *“* P*ruor \ -*•«"*" **«"r*~ I tor,. W. I mnd o* *—*» — ^ l U13 nth St. N.W. I I Wo»hi"9t0"' D C 1 ki.,«.Bolitaw 1520 - Italians, Hungry, Pray for Peace, Returned U. 5. Woman Asserts Lack of Wise Really Angered the People; Theater Applause for Duce Disappears Living conditions in Italy and the attitude of the Italian people toward the war are discussed in this article by att American wom an who lived more than three years in Italy and returned to New York last week, with other American repatriates, aboard the Swedish liner Drot.tningholm. By MRS. FREDERIKA McVICKAR. (As Told to flbeilsh Graham.) NEW YORK, June 6 (NANA).— “Madonna Santa! How can we stand this any longer! Three ounces of bad bread a day, no meat, and no milk without a doctor's certificate!’’ The peasant Italian woman put down her empty market bag and looked wearily up and down the long line of men, women and chil dren who had been waiting many hours outside the small food store in Perugia, Province of Umbria. “This cursed war,” said a thick-set Italian farmhand. “This is the sixth time that I’ve come to town for a ration card. I’ve got to eat, in the name of God, I’ve got to eat!” He shrugged his shoulders helplessly "What shall I do?” demanded the mother of the three small children! plucking at her skirts. "I haven’t! had any milk for them for six j months!” “How about me?” said an elderly farmer, ”1 work with cows, and I can’t get any milk for my children!” | Complain of Bad Teeth. That was the sort of talk I would hear every day in Italy. Through lack of calcium and general vita mins in the food, every one I knew in Italy waa complaining of bad teeth. The food—which haa in creased 300 per cent in price—and living conditions of the Italian peasants and small townspeople are indescribably bad. Every one is always hungry, and every one Is always complaining of the condi tions caused by the war, and pray ing for it to end. In May of last year I left Flor ence, because there was no room for any one but Germans, for Siena, about two hours by train from Flor ence. I was not allowed to return to Florence as it was declared a war tone. When I was interned last Decem ber, with the rest of the Americans. Dutch. British and French, I de cided I'd be better off living with a merchant family in Perugia, than in the hotels preferred by most of the foreigners. The family I lived with had a sort of sausage shop in Perugia and was in a position to get eggs and things like that. But they were the exception. For most of the people there were no food luxuries of any kind. There was no soap This Active Summer Afoot Calls for Styl-EEZ r «> < 7 6-95 Sizes to 10, AAAA to C White crushed kid, tea or Mm calf trim All-orer whitt, tr wfaite-ind-un White enuhed hid, Turf Tm eeM ttm HAHN 1207 F 7th & K 3212 14th 4483 Conn. Ave. 3101 Wilson Blvd„ Arlington. Vt. except that Issued by the Govern* ment. which was like green mud and awful on the akin. Olive oil was scarce and of poor quality. It was a common sight to see young working girls fainting in the street through lack of food. I knew one girl who worked in a corset shop in Siena who had one fainting spell after another. Most of the people's faces have a waxy color and the hospitals are filled with victims of underfeeding. Aroused by Lack of Wine. But what really made the Italians angry was the lack of wine. Until last summer the Italian could still get a little of his favorite red wine. But there was none left by the beginning of winter and you should have heard them curse the war then! The wine missed by the Italians had disappeared down the throats of the thirsty Germans, who apparently have taken over the country. * . - “Fare Bella flgura”—“to cut a good figure’’—Is still, In spite of the shortages and hardships caused by the war. the aim of every Italian man, woman and child. The Italian women did not miss the lack of soap or cold cream. They | don’t wash much anyway. The old 1 people seldom take a bath, the young use the bathtub about once a week. But how they complained when they couldn't get rouge and powder! < The daughter of the people I lived with, she was 18, somehow used to find the $15 to buy a pair of shoes or a hat, but therd* was nothing j forthcoming for essential sanitary j requirements in the house. No matter how poor the Italians 1 are, they find a way to ‘‘fare belli flgura” in the streets. When they I go bare-legged because of the stock- 1 ing shortage, they are careful to ; paint their toenails! They must1 look stylish in the streets. But as soon as they get home, they take off their clothes and put on any rags they can find. Servants Hard to Find. Even -the well-to-do in Italy find it hard to get servants other than 15 and 16-year-old girls. Most of the women prefer to work In the factories, where the pay is slightly higher. We had a little 15-vear-old as our servant. She had come from a ; hut in the mountains. Her brother ' was in the army, but she had no j conception of what the war wasi about, and looked wonderingly whenever tbe subject was men tioned or when she saw and heard a foreigner. The schools are still functioning. And children of all ages belong to the Fascist groups. They love to dress up in their uniforms. And when wearing them, their faces get a different expression, a sort of contemptuous indifference for the rest of the world which is not Fascist. Restaurant life in Italy is getting more and more difficult. The res taurants are divided into three cate gories, first, second and third. The food in the two latter is meager aqd bad. Ration cards are required of all diners. Dancing is strictly forbidden, but the young people dance behind closed doors and to the music of phonographs. Concerts, theaters and films are heavily patronized, particularly the films, people gome times visiting the same movie three or four times. There is nothing else to do in the way of amusement. But the movies are mostly German propaganda and a few historical Italian films. The Germans show themselves in a noble light and try to prove how treach erously they were treated by the Poles and Russians. I also saw a Jap film in Perugia, called “The Eagles of Japan," in which the Japs told in Japanese how good they are at air fighting. A funny thing, though. Toward the end of my stay in Italy the au dlence* did not applaud when Mus solini appeared on th* screen. They just looked at him solemnly. But they can always be relied on to hiss and boo at Prime Minister Churchill and President Roosevelt. It was so cold in Italy last winter that not only the peasants but every one In the towns followed the me dieval custom of carrying around little braziers to keep their hands warm. x The people were only allowed to heat their houses from December 15 to March 1 and from noon untU 7 In the evening. The apartment I lived in was part of an old palace, with high painted ceilings and stone floors. Was it cold! To keep the blood from congealing we wore everything woolen we had, layers and layers, getting into bed as early as possible with a hot-water bottle. I doubt whether I shall ever get used to the comfort and warmth of New York! i rdm Mw tf mniK Female Weakness AND HELP BUILD OP RED BLOW Lydia E. Plnkham'i TABLETS (with added Iron) hare helped thousands ot girls to re Here func tional monthly pain and weak feelings. Plnkham'i Tablet* ALSO Mp build up red blood and thus aid In promoting more strength. Made especially for women. Fol . low label direction*. 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