Independent from Long Beach, California on May 21, 1957 · Page 13
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 13

Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, May 21, 1957
Page 13
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I t ;*· ** « * r», «!'! I^OVED,^^ ':-;:"',"-..''.,/,,·:····'·- '·· ·;····:· " ·;*·.-*-. · » · , . _ . ' .* . ^ · . . , . , , ,^-, .,, ... ; .. ^ . _ _ ; ; - ^ v · · · . / . - " Twicc-orAm · · · - . - - . · · - A"Christmas'i'Eve With"the*President' ££: PERON AT FCNC/N6 MATCH Juan Peron Is pictured watching a fencing match at , the Union of High School Students sports club · which he started for young girls on the grounds of his villa outside Buenos Aires. It was at this club · that he met Nellda Rlvas who became Peron's com- · panlon at the age of 14. With Peron Is Italian film star Sllvana Pampanlnl. · . ,, , . ; , (This is the third in a series of 10 memoirs by Nelida · Rim, urto was for two years the loyal companion of Oen. ! Juan Peron during the period when he was president and · · dictator of the Argentine Republic.) . . By NELIDA RIVAS : I e'xpected Education Minister Mendez San Martin to seek revenge for the defeat he suffered during our lunch eon with President Peron. The following Sunday Teres and I went to the club as usua When I displayed my card a the entrance the guard took 1 away from me and said: "Yo can't enter. You are not a hlgl school student." I' It wni a nonsensical excuse to which San Martin, unable t - disclose the real reason, had re- · sorted In giving Instructions t the guard, "Teresa, run, get me a cart any card," I said. My friend disappeared Int tho club ground! and returnee with a card she had borrowei from another girl already Inilde I waved the card In the al and rushed through the gate before the Inspector could scru tlnlzelt. Once Inside. I awaited my chance to see Peron. When I go him alone I told him what had ' happened, "Come with me," he said. A Personal Pass tie led me Into the study ol his chalet'and on a piece ol paper bearing the presidents seal ho wrote In his own hand: "Senorlta Nellda Rlvas Is hereby granted free access to the g r o u n d s of the Presidential Villa. Juan Peron." From then onwards I displayed the General's personal note whenever entering · the club, and each time It created a seniatlon. Mendez San Martin had to s w a l l o w his anger when he learned of my s u c c e s s . He looked on Icily as the General continued to send for me to join him In a coffee or a stroll. With the holidays approach Ing, the girls of the sports com mlttee and I told the General that we would like to celebrate Christmas Eve with him. He was pleased and asked the com. mlttee to draw up a list of 20 to 25 girls. When the list was processed by Mendez San Martin, I learned that he had eliminated m y name. . . , - . , . The General, scanning the ll»t handed to him by the girls, looked up and said to me: "Why ·rcn't you here, honey?" ' "I don't know," I replied. "Perhaps they didn't c h o o s e me." "Come, now," he said, "a girl like you, who Is always In the! group." ' Turning to the othen, he| raid: "We must have Nellda,"j , He added my name to the list, · My parents didn't like the Idea when I told them about It. I was an only daughter, and this would be the first time would be away on Chrlitma Eve. , But I explained that {hey ha each other whereas Peron hai no one. I told them that 1 would be selfish not to do something for tho General after al tie had done for us. They finally agreed to let me go. t ( , , In Black Silk -n . The party was held In Presidential chalet on the clul grounds. The other girls,- fal Mtter off than I, arrived In tie;ant dresses, I wore -the bes thing I had--a simple black silk skirt, a light blue blouse of eye- ct embroidery with a round col lar and black, high-heeled shoes 'The General was accustomet io seeing us In slacks. When he a p p e a r e d , wearing sports clothes, he exclaimed: "How 'legant 1 If you had told me ] would have dressed differently,' We had a gay time, chatting ind joking with the General. He nvltcd the girls to choose their iwn places at the dinner table md while they were making up heir minds he motioned me to It at hli right .,.,,, Why he singled me out from he othen that night and from tie mass of girls whom he saw t the club, I hardly know. There were countless girls '1th magnificent figures. There were beautiful girls who had reached the age of 20. I was 14, neither beautiful or with £ striking figure. I /as small and looked like a Ittle girl, though more devel ped physically than the aver- ge girl of 14. , Eva Peron, discussing her own- case, put It very well In er book, "The Reason for My Life," when she said: "I was ust another In a flock of sparrows, but he chose me." There was a b e a u t i f u l l y trapped gift on each plate at ITZY BITZY THINGS . cm CIUK plenty of dim. sj s«c while h«»inj s meil t^ st your nptnie. Moth- '"· proofing gjursotteil one {i ynr fosti only }1 for · ·*, tuit 01 drew «nd 30c for ·V i iwcilrr. iltlrt, juket or ''' psir of ixnti. 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The el squealed with delight when they unwrapped their packages and discovered 'their gifts -- gold bracelets, fine earrlngi and expensive brooches, .,, ,. ..... , Ring of Gold % ' .:-. -' I noticed the General watch* Jig me closely as I unwrapped my present. Mine was probably the least expensive gift of all-a simple gold ring. Perhaps the Genenil's motive was to see whether I was the g r a s p i n g type and would register disappointment. When I got a chance to speak to him alone In the garden, where we had gone to look at the decorated Christmas tree, I told him I wanted to thank Kim again for his gift. . , "The other girls received gifts which may have greater phys- leal value," I said, "but mine Is of Incalculable value to me because It Is a reminder of you." After a delicious dinner, we saw Marilyn Monroe In "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Just before midnight we returned to the table to raise our campagne glasses In a Christmas toast. , · During the evening the Gen eral remarked that he had many dresses and things which had belonged to his late wife, Eva, to whom he always referred as 'la Senora." - . We Immediately, registered enormou.s Interest In seeing the clothes. We arranged for a group of seven of Us to visit Peron's home, the Presidential palace In Buenos Aires. · Peron entertained us at lunch and then took us u p s t a i r s , where the Strom's things had been stored. . Eva's Clothes"" : " One room contained all her sports clothes--slacks, blouses, sweaters, etc. A n o t h e r was filled with morning, afternoon and cocktail dresses. A third contained hats and shoes of all colors a n d shapes, , · The room that dazzled me most was the one packed with the most magnlfent evening IMS tank. c*n, TMI. n. i»»7 -w.. IMPENDENT-- P«g« »-l MISS PEACH By Mell ' WWW LOOKING MMIIV touve renes Imaginable. Mink stoles nd coats, ermine wraps and urs of every description. I kept taring, unable to pull my eyes way. . . ^ . /, When we had a moment to- ether, I remarked to the Gen ral that his house wai very arge. . ,, - , - · · . . "Yei, It's too big for a man 'ho Is alone," he admitted. L told him how sad I wai bout his solitude. Then I said, waking earnestly: · . 'Whenever you feel · lonely, General, don't hesitate to call me and I'll come and keep you company." ,· ·Well. I don't know." he replied with a smile, "but you may come to see me whenever you want to." · I looked forward hopefully to the new year, 1954. li3T, Ntw Toil* H«nl4 TMbuM, Int , (In the fourth article of this series, appearing tomorrow in 'The Independent, Press-Telegram, Miss Rival tells- how she moved into the presidential palace.) t Button Saver · If you are concerned that Ironing will ruin your fancy plastic buttons. Invert the bowl of a spoon over each one and press around It. (AdurUnm.nt) SAFE, NEW, EASY WAY STOPS BED-WETTING MM» b_k H. ri ·Ixww** All h DKV-TAB**.!, O tl AT BETTER ORUfi STORES EVERYWHERE WOMEN'S SHOES liy · i '·' THE FAMILY STORE IS STILL AT 445 AMERICAN 7like those extras··· ^" you get Iri an Olds! 1 HE: You mean the advanced styling, I suppose. The Accent Stripe and... SHEt Oh, there'* more to it than that. For example, the "park" position on the Hydra-Malic Drive* '» makes it isfcr and easier to itart, even on hills; HE: .Well, Olds has a reputation for paying attention to . details. That'* one reason the value lasts; · · - ' . SHE: You can tell that someone took a lot of patience in planning and building it right. Even the two ash trays are lighted; ·' ; ·' . S . . ' , ' · . . " ' , ' " ' · HE: I'll bet the Oldsmobile engineers would love that, . but I wonder how they'd feel about you not ' ? mentioning the Rocket Engine? Now there's a , power plant. There** still nothing quite like , .^ a Rocket! ,,.;... , . ' . .. :,.. .;.; ,,, SHE: That's for me too, but I look for lots of other things--like upholstery... and that glove box; .·' It's big enough for an umbrella. I wish .. . ,;' ' , N HE: Tell you what. Let's stop wishing. Let's go see our .' Olds dealer.». right now! ·'.", - j ffl Sttlui M"*A*J ·' ··''· ·*·! M ·ttor mW*/i. S E E Y O U R A U T H O R I Z E D O L D S M O B l L E Q U A L I J Y I. D E A L E R HOP OVER TO OUR ^..---7 »·"· · Hock«"l j ·v«ry f*ooli«ll J ' Th*r*'« si Io O E T -O U R S P E C I A L A P P R A I SAL ON YO U R P R E S E N T CAR I

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