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Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 8. 1961.

[introduction]

Terry Kelliher, once an editor of Salient, writes:—

Dear Sir,—As a former editor of Salient I am fully aware of your difficulties with regard to copy.

I therefore enclose an article containing observations of mine about the Spanish social system and way of life. I hope that you will see fit to publish it in one of your issues.

Before I visited Spain I had the impression that it is a very backward country with a desperately low standard of living, and that the people live in a constant state of fear under the Franco dictatorship. After a three-week stay there, I formed a rather different impression. Only the rural parts of Spain are backward, the standard of living in the cities being much higher than that in the villages. And the Spanish people appear completely happy and contented without a care in the world.