Foreign News: Quarrel of Consciences

The advance guard of some 5,000 G.I.s who will man the air and naval bases leased by the U.S. began arriving in Spain last fall. Problems marched in with them.

Last week, trying to solve one of them, the U.S. Air Force brought down on its head a jet of Protestant fire and brimstone.

Dictator Francisco Franco, who suspects (with some reason) that the liberty-loving and liberty-taking habits of the G.I.s might prove contagious, wants as little fraternizing as possible between Americans and Spaniards. Spain's Catholic bishops, fearing that the U.S. servicemen (the present contingent is roughly 65% non-Catholic) might prove "a wedge...

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