PORTUGAL: Long Time No See

Aboard a Spanish cruiser, fat Francisco Franco steamed up the Tagus River last week, accompanied by three cruisers and four destroyers. Amid fanfare and foofaraw, he went ashore at Lisbon for a five-day state visit. Along with 200,000 cheering Portuguese, Franco's wife was on hand to greet him; she had come ahead, by train. Said she: "We arrived radiant and enchanted."

The Portuguese visit looked like a further Franco effort to cure some of Spain's ills by wangling Western support and aid. Portugal, a signer of the Atlantic pact, has been agitating for the...

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