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WAR IN SPAIN: After the War

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United Pressman James I. Miller managed to buttonhole Rightist Spain’s Francisco Franco last week at his field headquarters on the Ebro Front (see col. 2), asked him if he thought the war can now be ended by mediation. The General snapped: “There will be no mediation, because criminals and their victims cannot live together. … I do not like to prognosticate when the fighting will cease. . . .We have already won the war.”

In Spain after fighting ceases, according to General Franco, every Spaniard in the new National State will have equal rights so long as his interests are those of the community at large. Asked “Will you grant a general amnesty after the war is over?” the General replied: “There should not be returned to society an element of fermentation and deterioration, but I believe in redemption through the penalty of labor.

“Once it has been established what penalty fits the crime in question, the criminal will be able to redeem himself through work and good behavior as a prisoner, until he has paid for his crime.

“One day of good behavior will be equivalent to reducing the sentence by two days.”

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