Foreign News: Scandal No. 2

While the P.O.U.M. affairs (see above) have been Scandal No. 1 in Leftist Spain, there has also been the affair of Malaga. The Leftist commander of the defenses of this rich Mediterranean port—taken in February 1937 by the Spanish Rightists with great swiftness and ease—was Colonel José Villalba, who has been sitting in prison ever since. He was suddenly put on trial last week before the Leftist supreme military tribunal—not the Barcelona civil court before which P.O.U.M. was simultaneously being tried. Among witnesses called to brand Colonel Villalba as a sellout to Rightist Spain was the Chief of the General Staff...