Aiton Believes Students Consider
Spain's Leftists .a~Y Issuesasic
Merit No Help InComing Election
"What is the basic issue of the pres-
Calls Victory By Fascists The following answers to that
Lesser Of Two Evils h1 I question were given by students to a
Radio Address Daily reporter.
I__"Whether or not the principles of
Prof. Arthur S. Aiton of the his- democracy should prevail. We have
tory department told a radio audi- a choice between tendencies toward
fascismand our economic and polit-
ence that the leftist groups in Spain ical liberties."
who betrayed liberalism and tried to "centralization of power and gov-
use Spain as a pawn in the game of ernmental regulation versus the lais-
international class war do not merit sez-faire doctrine."
support. 1 "There is no basic issue."
"A nationalist victory is the lesser
evil and will lead more quickly to It is a question of returning to a'
peae ad wth beterchace or !period of ruthless indiVidualisin or
peace and with a better chance for a a social conscious going forward to a
subsequent move back toward democ- humanitarian state of supplying the
racy and liberalism," he explained, necessities of life."
Professor Aiton went on to pre- "The man is the issue."
sent his reasons for taking this view1 "National government having com-
point, asserting that the majority of plete control and state government
the Spanish people are on the na- having a reasonable amount of con-
tionalist side anyway. He also said trol."
that the army would not stay in a "I'm afraid I couldn't answer."
position of responsibility if only for "Planned economy versus return
reasons of its own interests, to the status of several years ago."
The Portuguese model of the cor- "It is a question of spending and
porate state rather than either the graft in spending."
German or Italian would probably be "Whether the country should go,
followed, according to Professor Ai- radical with the New Deal or re-
ton, in setting up a Spanish govern- turn to liberalism under Landon."
ment. "Those who knew Portugal "It is a question of continuing a
before Oliveira Salazar cannot quar- man with four years experience in
rel with the solution viewed realistic- Washington as opposed to an inex-
ally despite their theoretical objec- perienced man."
tions to the form of government," he "Whether the country will continue
said. "But, can Spain find an Oli- piling up a debt to be paid by us or
veira Salazar?" our children. And whether we should
Refuting the argument that this continue in power people who don't
course might be dangerous interna- believe in our system of government."
tionally, he stated that the internal "Giving work for idle hands, bread
problems would be too absorbing to for hungry stomachs and opportunity,
permit any costly ventures into the for the development of potential-
international area. "Besides," he add- ities,"
ed, "I am most influenced to this po- "Whether the next administration
sition by the fact that I witnessed
the deliberate betrayal of the liberal
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I "The Republicans are trying to tell
the people the depression isn't over
when it is."
i "A change in political power. If
Hearst gets Landon in, Landon will
I get Hearst in."