SPAIN: Strike Fever

Early this month hundreds of clandestine pamphlets began circulating in Spain. Trumpeted one: "We demand the vital minimum salary of 75 pesetas a day and equal pay for women. We must protest the ridiculous wage increases that have been handed to us ... agitate for the minimum basic salary and a democratic Spain." Some pamphlets urged workers to stage a demonstration in mid-April. Rebellious Madrid University students who had demonstrated against the government of Dictator Francisco Franco in February (TIME, Feb. 20) planned new protests of their own, timed to break out...