The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 20, 1939 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 20, 1939
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^ PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE, '(ARK.) 1 COURTEK NEWS Helped touch Off War Fuse ; 10 LEW REBELS 'Cold Facts Sound Like Plot For Novel Of Dark Intrigue Why did'Spanish Rebel Gen,, erallsslmo Franco award the Order of fled Arrows to Major Pollard, B retired British offi- \ cer, to Major Pollard's dangh- * ter and a woman friend? Why , did Major Pollard occupy a seat of honor at the victory parade •In Madrid?- Because to Major ,- Pollard the Spanish general owed his leadership of the revolt, and perhaps''his \'ory life. In the exclusive behind-the- scenes article • below; .;Milton Bronner, NKA .Service and , Courier News correspondent, gives details of this / 'amazing exploit. * • * BY 'MILTON BRONNER NBA Service Staff Correspondent LONDON, July 18.—If It had not' been for. a "pleasure cruise by air" taken three years ago by Major Hugh B. C. Pollard, a quiet, middle-aged ••.-•Englishman, there .might "not have: been n successful revolution in Spain. Certainly General Francisco Franco might•'not .have led it. In fact, he might not have survived the "enemies who vscre after him. For it was Major Pollard who put ' within. Franco's means a chance to 1 escape from the Canary Islands to Spanish Morocco, where the warlike native tioops (wore ready to follow ills flag. DISLIKED SPAIN'S GOVERNMENT " • • .Three-years ago in June. Major Pollard-would: have been the last man iivEnglnnd to talk.about further adventure. He already had had a colorful life—as a war correspondent for a London' newspaper, n major at the front during the World War, and a trouble-shooter for the , British government in Ireland dur- • ing the sanguinary conflict with the Sinn Felners. And now he had got himself a home in the country and settled down to the pleasant 'task, of being sports editor of the magazine, "Country Life" and n writer of: books. ( ,There appeared on the scene an old friend. of Pollard's, a magazine editor who belonged, like Pollard, to an ancient Catholic family. The friend knew Pollard, like himself, disliked the Spanish republican landed In one < government because o[ its attitude forsaken places toward theit church. Said the friend: "How would you like to undertake a dangerous tnsk Nothing •nhose purpose is to change things and the in Spain?" Pollard: "What's the game?" Friend: -"We want'somebody who, under the guise of a pleasure cruise in an airplane, will get that machine down In the Canary islands st>. Francisco Franco can fry to Spanish Morocco The trip will and I look a Icr have kept very secret. And ma to Tencrifc. to"emphasize. Its. innocence of any political purpose, you should have some,-woman in the parly." The novel-like plot appealed to Pollard and , he at once said he would undertake it. Pollard chnr.- t«red a D. H. Rapids airplane which formerly belonged to the Duke of Windsor, and engaged Captain Cecil Bebb to pilot It. The machine could take, besides mechanic and wireless operator, four passengers. In guarded terms Pollard told his daughter Diana of his mysterious and dangerous errand. Would she like to come? Her reply was prompt. "I am 19. I know my own mind. ' If you go, I am certainly going along." She at once suggested another possible passenger, her friend, Dorothy Watson. 'And at the last minute the Marquis Pepc de Merilo, one of Spain's richest men, also came along on the peril- fraught flight. FRANCO "IN EXILE" Franco at the lime was in bac with the republican government o Spain. Although one of the ablcs officers in the army t the cabine distrusted him. Accordingly, in 1930 he was sent to the Canary Islands ostensibly to have command of the THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1939 Strip-Tease Star Is Champion Back- Stage Rummy And Contract Champion The fuse of the Spanish civil war was touched off when Major Hugh B. C. Pollard, above, ilew General Franco to Spanish' Morocco. Companions in camouflaging the exploit wore his daughter Diana, right, and "her friend, Dorothy WaLson, center. troops tlicrc. Really, It was exile. The juntn, which was making ready to start a rebellion against Die republican government, badly wanted Franco out ot lire Canary Islands. They wanted Hie revolution lo start iu Spanish Morocco and Franco ' was the idol of the native troops there. Pollard's plane took on" from Croydon airport, near London, on July 11, ISIS. The revolution was timed to start on July 17. PLANE SEIZED AND HELEASEI) Major Pollard told me: "We dared not land In Spain. Flying by way of Biarritz, Oporto, Lisbon nml Casablanca, we finally landed In one of the most God- enrlh—Cape •Juby on the edge of Africa In the Spanish colony) ot Kio ,tie Oro Notlilng .there bill sea on one side ara sand on the oilier But.-lt'wns but n sliort liop to the Canary Islands. "Here we learned of a difficulty.' Franco was' on the Island ot Tcn- erife, but there wns no landing place there'; So we flew lo Pal in a, another of the Canaries. The girls and I look a ferry boat from Pal- "I went directly to lhe house of a professional man who was supposed to 1 be hi the know. But when I gave him [lie password, he seemed scared .to death. However, he finally sent n message to Franco and the latter's aide-de-camp came to see us. We convinced him we were Franco's friends. "It was arranged Franco should o to Palma and take on in our )!ane. But there was n sung. The l)lanc had been seized by the authorities there. A vigorous complaint to the British- Consul, and Ills prompt action, got the plane released. "The first lime we saw Franco lie was accompanied by some Fa- langist, guards in plain clothes. Franco was wearing a raincoat with a hat pulled down over his eyes. He succeeded in getting away to Palnm. Captain Bebb had our order lo fly him away and the first thing the government knew, Franco was gone. "His plane landed at Ccuta in Spanish MJjrocco. During the journey, Franco had changed into his general's uniform. As soon as he announced Ills purpose to the officers and inch of the Moroccan rcglmculs, they declared their adherence to him. The Spanish rebellion had begun." Birds have a higher temperature than any other creature: about 112 degrees. By holding this heat through ruffling their feathers, they are able to withstand bitter cold weather. ; 1JY (JEOllGK UOSS NRW YORK, July 18.—The person whose name Is in the lights ot Broadway is not a dra- mallc star, nor jet an ace of musical comedy. She has never appeared In pictures and, the chance.? are, despite her popular acclaim, she never will. She Is Margie Hart, expert practltlonei; of the officially-banned an of strip-leasing. The crowded aisles and lhe boisterous enthusiasm of her followers only go to prove lhat a ruse by nny other name Isjust as papular, 'llils lime under the prescribed title of "Follies." Mayor LaGuavdla and Commissioner Moss lo lhe contrary notwithstanding, Miss Hart, earns $158 si week for corning on the stage in a leisurely manner and going off with considerably less clothing than she had when she came on. She is five feet seven, hails from Edgerton, Mo., by 'way of Sandusky, O., and has been in burlesque .since s)ie wns sixteen— about seven years. Her form In days of yore mlglit luwc driven, men berserk. Today It merely drives 'them to the box olllce. DATES ARE INFHKQUENT: Her New York following is loyal —loyal to lhe )x>int of embarrassing her escorts when she Is spoiled outside Hie tlieater. Her fans show their appreciation with scathing observations on her choice of males, usually voicing their sentiments with "Itey, Margie, you can do better than that lug!" Despite its complications, lhe life of a slrlp-tease dancer is by no means as glamorous as It appears. She must be nl the theater from noon until 11:30 P. M. on weekdays ami imtil 2:30 p. M. on Satin-days. As a result, her time off for recreation Is limited to supper and midnight movies. Her dales, curiously enough, arc few and tar between. Male per formers In the theater where she happens to work, hesitate to nsk a girl out who Is earning two or three limes their salary. Men outside the profession nre not too easily met, or not -met at all, and so Margie's chief hobby is going home and making and re-making her bed, hospital comers down! Backslage, Margie is even more popular than she is out front. She Is a dally participant in the stagehands' card game and is the rummy champion of the Atlantic seaboard. She plays a cmmy hand of stud poker, too. TAKE-'EM OFFS COST H1G DOUGH The most important part of disrobing queen's possessions what sire lakes off—her wardrobe Margie's costumes are made by one of tlic most expensive and Ingcul- 'Each year, 25,000 adult ami juvenile offenders are put on probation In England and Wales. The .proportion of those who lapse back Into crime is very small. Highway motor trucks now using airplane tubing In Ihcir construction have reduced the total weight of the truck as much 2000 pounds. Cancer is common in all animals from tiny Insects to elephants. ous designers of New York, a gentleman named Billy Livingstone She lends them to tiie lesser ar- tisls to copy at n fraction of wlrat she pays for them. For a four-star simulation o pandemonium, I recommend a visl to her dressing room between stngi performances. One evening fount three members of the Chicago Cubs and a stagehand playing poker will her, two chorus girls who droppei in for a loan between engagements a -charity official with a remics that she sell raffle ticket's in Time Square, an ambassador from th Amusement Zone of the Fair will a contract which her manager rule- out, three cosmetics saleswome: and a pianist. Aside from her costumes, she ha BUY NOW PAY THIS f ALL! TIRES, TUBES, RADIOS, PARTS, REPAIRS, liOBY & FENDER WORK, AND PAINTING. All On Fall Time NO DOWN PAYMENT BUY NOW - PAY ONE , PAYMENT THIS FALL ( TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET CO. 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The high school which was organized five years ago with a C rating was raised to a B rating l!ie following year In addition to Mr. Multlns, superintendent, the remainder of the high school' faculty will be: Mrs. •J. If. Mulllns, English; Miss Nina, Johnson of Nashville, who received her degree from ouaclilta college at Aikadclphla, commercial work; Miss Christina Doyle, home economics; Mr. Carter, who attended the University ol Arkansas, agriculture. 'Die two new teachers, Miss Johnson and Mr. Carter replace Miss Dorrlnne Swaffer, who Is now associated with lhe Agriculture Ex- i tension service with headquarters In Blythevllle, and Tom Craig, who will be at Wiener this year. A basketball coach (or the school Is yet to be chosen. Grade school teachers follow: Miss Gladys Fowler, seventh, and eighth; Miss Bessie Hull] Owen, sixth; Miss Jeanne Harrison, lifth; Mrs. M. R. Griffin, fourth; Mrs. n. B. Crawford, third; Mrs. Lester Gill, second; H. B. Campbell, Ilrst. MJss Dorothy Bowers, of Dell, who graduated ^ficin Arkansas state college at Jonesboro, will be a supply teacher. OUTSTANDING QUALITY rip-teaser Margie Hart . . ollits are .her must important possessions. j extravagances. You sec, she ipports a family of eight people : the Middle West who visit her . relays. Miss Hnii really likes people en asse or individually, which, togclh- • with her affectedly slinky walk, c psychologists will tell you is ic .secret of her success with auclt- ices. And, oh yes, Miss Hart wants i get married and live 'In the iburbs. That is almost a cliche Iti) theatrical folk. Bui, in aildl- on, she wants to belong to every lib within 50 miles. Her Inis- ind?- "Well," declares Miss Hart, I'm going to marry a man who ppreclates my card playing. And c must be good at auction and ontrnct!" Any expert bridge player want o marry an ex-burlesque queen? 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