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Fulvie De Suvich, Italian ambassador to the United States, while touring the Yard yesterday morning, expressed a great admiration for Harvard men and said that a Harvard degree is respected above that of any other American college in Europe.
Escorted by President Conant, the ambassador expressed surprise at the size of the Italian collection in Widener, but disapproved of the bronze horse in Fogg. The horse, reputedly from Padua, is trotting in the manner of a giraffe instead of in good horse form. Suvich doubted if any Italian sculptor would have made such an error, and attributed the statue to some imitator.
Likes Board of Overseers
He pointed out the resemblance between Harvard's university government and that of the University of Bologna, the oldest European university. He said that Bologna is administered by a board of overseers and corporation almost identical to that of Harvard.
Italy had no chance to seize land years ago when other nations were dividing territory and she must recover what she lost now, regardless of the opinions of the rest of the world. "The meeting between Premier Mussolini and Herr Hitler will settle the Czechoslovakian question and will bring about an agreement that will help Europe," he added.
The Envoy said that Italy's only interest in Spain was to prevent the spread of communism and that Italy had no desire to propagate Fascism in the United States.
The ambassador told reporters that Hitler's annexation of Austria had settled all European troubles for the present. "Whether or not Italy wanted Austria years ago is past history: we can't go back now," he said.
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