WAR IN SPAIN: Wave of Desertions

For the first time in months, a "pirate" submarine last week appeared in the Mediterranean to sink without warning the Dutch freighter, Hannah, bound for Valencia with a cargo of beans and wheat. Last week also Rightist planes from the island of Majorca roared in five times to bomb Leftist munitions plants on the outskirts of Barcelona. But elsewhere the Spanish war was almost at a standstill. Even the snows of Teruel had melted to make an impassable torrent of the Guadalaviar River, an impassable morass of most of the lower valley.

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