Amid uproarious scenes, a bill to provide Crown Prince Umberto with 2,000,000 lire a year ($80,000) was passed by a huge majority.
The tornado of favor was caused by Communist Deputy Bendini, who declared the expense "scandalous." Virtually the entire Chamber screamed him down and whatever else he had to say was lost in the noise.
Deputy Federzoni declared that the destiny of Italy was inseparable from the glory and prestige of the House of Savoy. (Cries of Viva Savoia!)
Fascist Deputy Alfieri recounted the sterling qualities of the Crown Prince, said a fitting grant was...