A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 3, 1975

Major stories can be elusive, deceptive, difficult to trace. So it seemed last week as TIME'S staff set to work examining the situation in Spain for our story in this issue. Early in the week Madrid Bureau Chief Gavin Scott alerted TIME editors in New York that Generalissimo Francisco Franco had suffered a mild heart attack during a Cabinet meeting. By the time government officials had reluctantly acknowledged Scott's report, he was already busy trying to penetrate the secrecy that enshrouds Franco. He later joined Photographer Eddie Adams for an exclusive photo session with the Generalissimo's hand-picked successor, Prince Juan Carlos....

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