SPAIN: Provoking Phalanx

Spanish hearts have had room for nothing but political hatred since the overwhelming victory of the Left parties in the general elections last month (TIME, Feb. 24). Last week, after a month of passionate and random violence, the mobs had burned some 17 churches, eleven convents, 33 Rightist political clubs, ten newspaper plants and 22 miscellaneous buildings. Killed: 51. Wounded: 194. In a fog of censorship and an official "state of alarm," a wild rumor spread that land-hungry peasants had overrun the estates of President Niceto Alcalá Zamora and his 78-year-old spinster...

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