SPAIN: Zhooee

The ex-jailbird Labor Minister of the Spanish Republic, His Excellency Juan Lluhi (pronounced Zhooee), who has been settling strikes by jailing the employers until they yielded (TIME, July 13), last week had something new and hard on his hands. Highly excitable Spanish syndicalists fell to quarreling with the Socialist building trade-unions, decided that the only thing to do was to blow up water mains. With a will, syndicalists fell to this work and soon had blown up so many mains that half the residential buildings in Madrid were without water.

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