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Mussolini the Man of the
Greece has replied to the note of the Conference of Ambasadors, announcing her readiness' to con-
form to the Conference's decision.
The reply agrees to all the de- mands of the Conference, but stresses Greece's previous request that the evacuation of Corfu should be assured as soon as possi-
ROME, Sunday.-The Italian news- papers rejoice at the decision of the Ambassadors' Conference, which is
described as a triumph for the Italian
contentions. The papers praise the energy and firmness of Signor Musso-
"Messagro" says that Anglo-Italian friendship underwent a crucial test in the initial stage of the conflict. The pa- per adds: "It may now be revealed that Lord Robert Cecil went as far as to suggest sending a British squad- ron into Greek waters to function as the League's gendarmes. "This might well serve as a warning to Italy."'
The Rome correspondent of the Lon- don "Daily Chronicle" says that Sig- nor Mussolini is acclaimed, as the man of the hour. He received an ovation at Milan, where he attended the motor races, as great as anyone has receiv- ed in Italy since the day of the first king of a united Italy. Even his political enemies who at the time of the Janina murders desired Mussolini's overthrow, now declare that Musso- lini's is a strong Government, and is capable of looking after the nation's
Signor Mussolini's personal triumph is complete. Italians of all shades have backed him up without reserve. Even the Socialist press opposition is half-hearted. Mussolini's constant aim in foreign affairs has been to secure the recognition of Italy as a great power, and able deliberately to carry out her own policy without fear of foreign interference. The trium- phant ovations accorded Mussolini are more due to the diplomatic victory than the chastisement of Greece. The Ambassador's decision is hailed as a
victory over those supposed to be in- triguing against Italy. Unfortunately, Britain is regarded as the chief of these baffled schemers.
The reported excesses against Ital- ians at Patras are semi-officially de-
nied at Athens.
In Paris it is said that Greece's ac- ceptance of the Ambassadors ' terms does not mean the immediate evacuation
of Corfu, judging by despatches from Rome, which leave little doubt that Mussolini will only evacuate Corfu after Greece has completely carried out the terms, including the trial and pun- ishment of the guilty, which may take