SPAIN: 70% Strike

Chief of the industrial hives of Spain is Barcelona, where smart Hispano-Suiza motor cars are made, where boulevards are broad and new, where huge docks and sprawling factories are ever busy. Last week 70% of the workers in Barcelona struck, in protest against the imposition of an income tax upon small pay envelopes. The tax was levied by decree of Dictator-Premier-General Primo de Rivera, paunchy, florid, strong, who proposes to extend State assistance to the impoverished and lackadaisical farmers of Southern Spain at the expense of such industrialized Northern cities as Barcelona.

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