SPAIN: The Duchess & the Caballero

"Times are slowly changing in Spain," observed a Madrid physician last week. "To be a monarchist is no longer such a great crime, but the police do not realize it yet."

Dictator Francisco Franco's insensitive police had, for the fourth time in three years, arrested Dona Luisa Maria Narvaez y Macias, Duchess of Valencia, the handsome, strong-willed first lady of Spain's monarchist movement. Before a military tribunal in Madrid last week, she faced charges of sending an anti-Franco letter to President Truman and distributing copies of it in Spain, using the mails for...

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