SPAIN: Jailbird's Jailings

A jailbird in drab prison garb only five months ago was Spanish Minister of Labor Juan Lluhi (pronounced Zhoo-i). By last week Madrid elevators had not run for two months and stair-climbers were getting ugly. Abruptly Señor Lluhi settled the elevator operators' strike, by having the elevator owners seized and jailed until they yielded to the operators' demands for higher pay.

With elevators running again Madrid felt better, though in that capital alone 100,000 workers of various sorts were striking. The railways were threatened with a strike likely to tie up all Spain. In a now typical instance of Madrid...

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