SPAIN: Behind the Windbreaks

From Spain a TIME correspondent brought this report:

The winds that blow Spain toward economic bankruptcy are sharper now than ever before. High prices for food fan the little man's desperation to a sharper pitch. The stink of governmental inefficiency and corruption is rising above normal. But the best guess is that Generalissimo Francisco Franco will probably not reap his whirlwind just yet. For he holds as tight as ever the only windbreaks that count—the army and the police.

Walk along Madrid's Gran Via in the early evening—the hour of the Paseo. Smart women in furs and well-dressed men jostle along...

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