Spain: Duel in the Mud

In the devastated suburbs of Barcelona, where floods had churned a path of death and debris, a contest for political popularity was fought last week. The loser: handsome Prince Juan Carlos, son of Pretender Don Juan (TIME cover, June 22), either of whom may some day rule Spain. The winner: wily Dictator Francisco Franco, who showed off a few of the qualities that have kept him in power for 25 years.

First on the scene was Juan Carlos. The prince stepped off the plane from Lisbon with an inappropriately gay smile and wearing impeccably cut sports clothes. Accompanied by his...

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