SPAIN: Decrees

Two decrees of major import were issued, last week, under the imperious aegis of paunchy, florid Dictator Don Miguel Primo de Rivera, Marquis de Estella. The first almost quadruples Spain's usual appropriation for naval construction and brings the sum available for this purpose in 1928 up to 600,000,000 pesetas ($100,200,000). The second establishes the manufacture of paper as a State monopoly, thus strengthening the direct control over Spanish newspapers already exercised by the present Dictature.

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