SPAIN: Back to Work

Jenaro Riestra. the civil governor of the Spanish port of Bilbao, was summoned to Madrid last week, there got orders to settle the strike that had cut back production at the Euskalduna works, one of his city's biggest steel plants (TIME, Dec.14). Though newspapers printed no word of the strike and mail from Bilbao was interrupted, the news of Bilbao's woe was spreading by word of mouth. Madrid wanted a settlement, quickly and in silence, before other Spanish workers decided to join in.

In Bilbao. Governor Riestra got a welcome assist from the...

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