SPAIN: Help Wanted

The proud, hardy, melancholy farmers of Spain scratched the dry soil last week with ancient tools. The drought was one of the worst in modern times. In Barcelona, the shortage of hydroelectric power kept the textile plants shut down for six days out of seven. The people, inured to poverty for centuries, looked for help from two sources: from God, in the form of rain, and from the U.S., in the form of money, machines, supplies. They were almost wholly unaware of the controversy that raged in the free world over whether Franco's Spain should be helped or not.

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