SPAIN: Republic's Week

¶Titles of Spanish nobility were nullified and swept away last week by the Provisional Government. But their decree, by no means ruthless, permits use of former actual titles as "courtesy titles" by Spain's:

<BR>97 Grandees</BR> 1,310 Marquises</BR> 900 Counts</BR> 145 Viscounts</BR> 148 Barons</BR>

¶ To increase confidence in the sunk but slowly rising Spanish peseta† Provisional President Alcala Zamora declared: "I have not a large fortune, but what I have I have now transferred from France to Spain, from francs into pesetas."

¶ The Provisional Government set July 14 as the day on which a Constituent Assembly will meet in Madrid...

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