28 AUGUST 1926, Page 10

Newspaper condensation is the subject of several articles in the

Italian Press. Signor Faelli states that Signor Mussolini has long had an ambition of founding " a diminutive paper with potted news." The Rome correspondent of the Observer says that Signor Zaceoni, the actor, wants all theatrical critics to be silenced for at least fifty years. In Anglo-Saxon countries the great public seems to like bulky newspapers, and I doubt whether even Signor Mussolini could persuade the average American citizen to substitute a six-page newspaper of " potted " news for the Sunday edition of his favourite journal, weighing a couple of pounds, and containing any- thing up to two hundred pages. The world is suffering from a plethora of printed matter concerning trivialities.

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