SPAIN: Lack of Ambient

Hot news tips reached Manhattan, last week, that slender, weak-chinned King Alfonso XIII had asserted himself, at last, over Spain's paunchy and ruthless Dictator, General Don Miguel Primo de Rivera. The Associated Press thought that soon Don Miguel "may be replaced"; and other news services carried similar stories.

Of course the weak-chinned Monarch had done no such thing; and within a few hours the Associated Press put on the wire a despatch headed Spanish Rumors Moderate. But the brief interval of drama enabled a supreme and significant anticlimax to be supplied by...

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