SPAIN: Ibanez vs. Alfonso

The feud between Vicente Blasco Ibanez, Spanish author living in France, and King Alfonso (TIME, Oct. 20 et seq.) went on.

In Madrid, the Public Prosecutor presented to the President of the Supreme Tribunal an indictment against Ibanez for publication and distribution of pamphlets, constituting inter alia, the crime of lèse-majesté*. The author was then summoned to appear within 15 days before a military judge in Madrid, to give testimony in his defense. Somewhere in France, somebody informed Ibanez of the summons. Roared he in hearty laughter: "I would just as soon take...

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