Foreign News: Automatic Sentence

In outwitting a dictator to get one's husband out of his clutches, the first rule is to keep quiet until success is complete. Last week U. S. Airman Harold ("Whitey") Dahl, who was captured by the Rightists while fighting for the Leftists, sentenced to death and then reprieved (TIME, Oct. 18, et ante), had every reason to wish that his wife had not burbled, "I used on General Franco all the sob technique I learned in my years on the stage." In appealing by letter to Franco to save Whitey, Mrs. Dahl enclosed a...

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