Foreign News: Franklin & Francisco

The plan, Franklin Roosevelt explained last week, was: 1) the U.S. and the other American nations will rehabilitate Spanish art treasures and famous buildings; 2) the U.S. and the others will encourage postwar tourist trade to Spain from the 21 American republics. The price: Dictator Francisco Franco will remain neutral, i.e., not attack Gibraltar as an open ally of the Axis (TIME, Aug. 31).

The reasons: 1) the U.S. needs Spanish tungsten ore and cork (an RFC buying agency, blessed by both the State Department and the Board of Economic Warfare, is now doing...

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