SPAIN: A Little Crazy

Both sides had planned carefully. Spanish Republicans had announced a "month of agitation" to attract U.N. attention to Franco repression. But the Caudillo acted first, suddenly uncovered for U.N. gaze a Communist cell conspiring in Madrid, claimed to have bagged the entire central committee of the Spanish Communist Party. He clapped some 70 persons into prison incommunicado. Next day, as if with damp fuses, 14 bombs burst belatedly in front of Madrid food shops.

There were other signs of unrest in Spain. The New York Herald Tribune's William Attwood got into the...

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