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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 10 June 8, 1938


"I went to Spain because I hated Fascism, but it was only after fighting there that I realised the depth of my hatred." said Mr. F. Patterson. International Brigade Member, in an interview with "Salient." And Pat ought to know—he helped to storm the Aleanzar, retreated 800 miles from Toledo to Madrid, and assisted in the defence of Madrid, seeing most of the worst part of the fighting. But "Salient" wanted some new points of view—it wanted information concerning Franco's fried nuns and priests, and also wanted Pat's opinion on the probable result of the war.

"In 1931." said Pat. "when the first Republican Government of Spain was returned to power. Its first laws were that all workers on the land should be paid in wages and not commodities and fixed a minimum wage; that the Church should declare its holdings; and in future, that funds which had before been given to the Church for educational purposes, would be used by the Government itself to establish an educational system.