SPAIN: Deplorable Custom

Three weeks ago Soviet Dictator Josef Stalin abolished Saturday and Sunday, instituted a new calendar, placed Russian industries on continuous working basis (TIME, Oct. 7). Kindred ideas of high pressure efficiency came last week to Spanish Dictator Don Miguel Primo de Rivera. He issued a manifesto:

"Although general economic conditions have improved greatly under the Dictatorship, we still eat too much, work too little, and stay up too late at night. The custom of taking most of the afternoon for the mid-day meal, eating dinner at 10 p. m. and going to the...

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