The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 14, 1940 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 14, 1940
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WEDNKSDAV, FEHUUARY 14, 1940 BLYTHEVILLB (AliK.) COUIilER NEWS Americans In Far North Participate In Action Near Scene Of Finnish-Russian Conflict Ey NriA Service Wlien HOWS comes from Finhnd of baltlci above Hie Arctic ~ nl 51) telow. there are several thousand Americans who know all nboiv (hat—veterans of an "iinlinishet war." They nrc veterans ol I lie Amen can expedition! ry force which ar lived al Archangel in September 191K. There were 4500 of them KIWI, uwsuy Wisconsin and Mich JB an boys. This sunngc nclventurc is lltllc known. But Hie Americans who were (here, fighting near the same territory where Ku-sslan and Finn now clash, arc not likely to forget it. They had Joined the army to fight Clcnuins in Krnnse. They wound up fighting Russians In Arelic Siberia. Many of them have never found out. why. For 10 months, through the whole of Ihc winter of 1918-1919, these American boys huddled in lints, inarched over (lie frozen tundra, fought and died In the dim violet light of Arctic winter. REASON'S FOIL AKCT10 CAMPAIGN ARE OliSCTJRU For what? It, is hard today to unocrstanrt the causes behind the adventure. In Ihc early spring ot 1913 it looked bad for the allies. The Germans were advancing in France, paitly because Russia Iwd dropped out of the war, releasing German divisions for the western front. Nobody knew what was going on in Russia, but it was widely believed tint amid internal chaos the Germans were getting control of the whole country. It was feared that they would seiM Murmansk nnd Archangel on the Arctic Sea. and use them as submarine bases. From those ports railroads run southward to Pctrograd and to the main line oi the Trans-Siberian Railway, it was even feared that they would be able to recruit Russians in vast masses for the German army. The British, at Trotsky's invitation, sent n small force to Mur- mansk to hold It against possible German seizure. By creating a "front" in north Russia, it wns also hoped to prevent any Russian help for Germany. The allies kepi pestering: the United States to send men to help. Pcrshinfj was dubious of H; Bake: didn't like it. but the British sold Hie idea to President Wilson IVAN'S TOWN KTCIUi IS TKKRIHLK So in September Hie 339th Infantry, a battalion ol engineers, a field hospital unit, and an ambu- Jancc company under Lietit. Col. George E. Stewart piled off British transports at Archangel. Tlral town had been founded by Ivan the Terrible, and to the American boys it still looked terrible. They were installed in ratty old barracks abandoned by the Bolsheviks, and turned over to Brig. Gen. F. C. Poole, commander of the British troops already occupying the town. About. 700 special railway troops were also sent, to Murmansk the following April, to keep open the same southward rail line that the Finns have tried so desperately to cut (hiring the present campaign. Meanwhile Trotsky had changed his mind about welcoming outside help, anil decided to chase out the invaders. Bo the allied troops had the job of advancing in the teeth of Arctic, winter down the railroad from Archangel some 500 miles lo the Trans-Siberian railroad. There it was hoped they could join with Czech troops who were rattling around somewhere in the Interior of .Siberia. Of course they were to beat Trotsky's Red Army on the way. ' Altogether there were about. 12,000 men to rio it. Ucncral i'oole. unsuccessful, wns quickly replaced by Gen. William K. ironside, (lie same officer who today commands the British army in France. AMERICAN'S. I,IKK FINNS, t'blil> RUSSIAN HULKS' Tlic Amciicans. armed will) » tricky Russian vtflo, and backed by "nly two bittcries oi Canadian artillery, found a heavy going. They were frittered away" on little (labeling e.\pc:Htionr,, down the Vc.lcgda railroad, up the Dviua river. The bitterest winter weather nnd Russian re-enforcements came on them together. Ironside soon saw that advance was hopeless, nnd merely tried to hold the ground already' won, sonic inilos' smith of Archangel. The Armistice came in Fran tin NOV. 11. Inil as ihc guns dk,, on (lie Western Front, they blazed of KKYSTONK ALFALFA SEEDS ALL KINDS FIELD SEEDS HABY CHICKS L. K. Ashcraft Co. IT;I:DS Stcclc-Cootcr Socicly—Personal Expert Sniffers Trail Tainted Kish For Food Administration PAGE FIV* Taking shelter from 11,0 Kufslun winter in log barracks, American troops in lOifl wore fi,r lints a la Finland, like Oils buck mlvivte at listening post. was 50 below zero when this American soldier was photographed before a blockhouse on the Vologda railroad front south of Archangel in February, 1S10. Amcncon sco route from the west Russia attacks Finland here in present war Haptlst Missionary Society, Mrs. J. R Patterson \vtis hostess to the Uiiptist Missionary society ai her homo Monday iiflernoon when she hud n members jiros- flit, there was also 8 Sun Ui'itm iiuMnLn>rs alotu; with their lench- «• MIS. J. W. Cunningham nt this lure-Hug. Mrs, Sims Mlchlc was In clini'g- of the lioynl Service PiOjjiain which was on "The Great Coin- mission Carried On", she wns nbl>' assisted by (he other members, Members of thi> Sun Drain Biiml Ihi'h presented n very Interesting imigram utter which the hostess served sandwiches, cookies iind hot CJlOcxrintc. Tlie Viilenlliic motif was c out in the decoi'ations. lilbcrl Lawhon who Is attending j cnilf|iort Military Academy I Oulfport, Mls.s., Is visiting Ills inb- j tlier. Mrs. liulh Lawhon, this week I Mrs. Sims Mlchlu aiul duughlcr j Mnry Anna and Mrs. Maude AHcc j Anderson spent Sutnrdiiy In Memphis. Mrs. Bill Oellroy gave a dinner Sunday In honor of the blrlhtlny I iinnivitKiiy of lier husband. The Kiicsts were Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Dunn and daughter Barbara and son Harold, Mr. nnd Mrs. Frank Woods nnd daughter, Dorothy and 1 Mrs. Elsie Thcibrok and daughter Nell. After dinner Mrs. Gelfroy received n call of the death of her uncle at Mulvcrn, Ark., niid sin left Immediately. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Vaughn, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Vaughn and their guest, Mrs. Hugh West of Memphis, sprnl the first of the week in Brazil, Term., at the bedside of Iheir father and grandfather who wns critically 111. Mrs. P. E. Waters, who was se- rtously 111 nl the Wulls hospital over the weekend, become boiler Monday nnd is sllll slowly Improving. Another dinightcr, Mrs. Ed Ashcralt of Ola. Ark., arrived Sunday to be with her. Mrs. !«. E. Cooper of Cootcr and Mrs. T. A. Mnggard of steele were in niylhcvlllc where they attended a one o'clock hmclicon in the home of Mrs. Roland for inciiilicrs of the U. D. O. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lewis were dinner guests ol the former's pfu'- cnts, Mr. and. Mrs. M. li. Lewis, of Braggadocio. Sunday. Three From County Enlist In Navy Of the 32 men who have joined the United Slates Navy at. Mem- ihis in the scvernl days, three were from Mississippi County. Marion Duniii Back nnd Clyde Williams, both of Oyess, and Snin- uel Emmctl Heard cf ISlownh were •icnt to Nashville, Term., last night for final enlistment. Americans once fought in the Arctic snows near scene of prc.scnl Russo-Finnish war. Heavy black lines show where American li'cops campaigned during and after World War. Shading shows area of occupation. Doited lines show nearby lines of conflict Jn today's war. !3Sth. with a few Royal Scots nnd Janadliin artillerymen, were re- :elling desperate attacks by (ho ray-clad Reil Army. A dozen ittlc "fronts" witn detachments i Ajncricau troops stood off Red ttacks. then dug in for the winter, building log blockhouses to repulse frequent attacks. By .spring, the Americans were cd up with Ihc uliole thing. Then somebody buck home rc- nembercd. Gradually the Americans were withdrawn, leaviiv the British and White Russians in. (be lines until that autumn, when they (also pulled out. in j lmc I I Amsricuns sailed for home. Thai is. nil but the hundreds who were buried in ttie .same frozen snow- Helds (hut iiosv are spattered anew with the blood of Russian untl Finn. Wert Optometrist "HE .MAKES 'KM SEK" Over Jim Isaacs' Store. Phono 540 IUUUS KESSLtR 84.year old .' "«n ol Oistilfcii :wl ^*fe*>jf '''vV^WiV.:. .-V'BBKlfV' •:• ;;•>': r'^xs? '.;! :.'iii : l:iM : i&fej with Iralucil noses cheek calmed junl s: ,|| n | fish. Sv\'itching Tail of Cow Once Source of Powei BOSTON (UP)—How much pow- :r has n cow's tail when It's stvltcli- ing (lies? Enough, calculated a Mnssachu- .ictls dnlrynnm In 1860. to operate a milking machine. His machine, worked by motion of a cow's (nil. H is (tecril)cri in Hint, year's Ki>|>- tcmbcr issue a! the New Englnud Farmer. Tlic inventor answered oljjce- lions Iliat his cow-power machine would operate only during n.v-lime by recommending the introduction o[ artificial Hies into the dairy stable. Ky MIUUB OATTOW Coutl<r Ncwi Wasliliigton aarzoipondtiit WASHINGTON.—There's ft good living to he mndo by noses here— tniliicd oiii's. '''lie U. B. Food and Drug Adtnin- iilr.non lin.<i collected [iroliiibly the world's test assortment of .sensitive lmscltlra and Is paying their owners Just tor snUrini; on command. Among Hie duties; Hint, [all to Uncle Sum's food nuil drug- es- liurls is Hint of snliriiiK cniincd Although a iniuht seem that nothing could lie Mtnplcr limn Ictcntlrylng u lons-denmct tisli by liikiiif one whiff, the tlilntt Is rrully (julte nu art. 'I'hm: nrc uoriler-llne cases, yon sec. where i>n untrained nose might be In doubl. Chemical tests nrc iivnllnlilc which would readily eslnhllsli wlictlier the fish was iierlectly fresli when canned, nut, the sullt- Ini! test Ls rinlckcr—iiiul sniffing cviciencc Is accepted by Juries more rendlly llmti chcinlciil evidence. Every Juror can understand It, .SALMON INDUST11Y H'ICLt, POMCKO These sniffers gel, their biggest workotil hi the salmon' raniilng industry—(in exumph! ol the policing which industrialists Ihemselves can provide. An Inspect Ion service operated by the Nallonn] Canncrs' Association does n first-vale Joli wrcdlni! out had salmon al the canneries, independent, inspection is carried on atmiltimcoiisl.v by agents of the iiilnnnistralion. Other iigents check on both groups by sampling the canned product al Ihc warehouses hi Seattle and Portland. ' An agent will check in nt a ivinc- honsc, collect a couple of dozen cans at random, retire to his ot- flcc, pry them open, and go into his net. Tills policing Job has reduced (lie ainitml seizine.s of tal salmon from $2,000,000 n year to practically nothing. FINDS OH, l.V CltKAM Pooil and drug experts run into - PRESCRIPfiOiNS Safe - - Accurate Your Prescription Druggist Fowler Drug Co. been adulterated with lubricating oil. Somo slick clly clmp had teen going 'round selling farmers 'i "preimmtlon" which would botwi Die bultcr [R( content of I heir milk. In tho end, both oTfcndlng butter ami offending unlcsinrin WWB overhauled. lAborulory experts of the admln- Islrntlon nre prepared to make all sorls ol rc.ien relic.?. I'reparallons iidvcrliscd to con- lain vllainlu extracts nrc constantly being tested, to sec thai their vltiunln content Is us claimed. A colony ol whlo rats and bnby ehlck.i In unsoment )nu- ornloi'h's nl liio nepin-lmcnt, of Agriculture Is the testing ground to 1 this material. mi dri'sslnj;s nro tested for storinty, ciornifcldc* 1 niul tlea aro tcstixl (or their . i t| ,j Sl.'liUM ' i-U.'MA jis WVKJAW Some I'Slrciiiely uotnpllcnted laU- oratory Jobs sometimes) come »IOIIK. A ymr or so a«o, by notne hrrlblc Accident, a cinicor scrum turned out lo to (i straight culture of Icbmis germs and gnvo govern) j!i:ople nuonlzlrit dentils by loikjnw before tiie inlsliiko wns discovered Less spectacular Is » new task given the ndjiiliilslnuion by this Copelntid hill. Tills Is tho eslal)- Ishlnij of rcasonnbli) detinttlmis nnd sbnOnrd.t of <|nnllly for cer- (<iln foods, and .selling up similar I'llle.H for proper fill of containers. A committee Is sot up to determine wluit foods should lie so affected. Avnilnblo diita Is studied, consumers nnd (rurto Icndots nio nnd tentative specifications arc fornuilntcd. After a public hearing Is held, suggested regulations lire drawn np. ' . Interested iiariles nrc given op- pnrliinlly | 0 file protests or sitg- iwst, clnniijcs. Alter llicie hnvo been considered and acted on, the new regulation Is put tiHo cffest. New Inbellng I'eqtilrcmcnls for foods and drugs became effective 0" Jan, l, jn substance, these h- qulro that labels on package* "'or containers identify the manulic- ttirer, packer or distributor, accurately state (lie weight or measure of the contents and give details about, tho contents' composition,- A grovo of while pines In Greylock State Park, Sa\oy, Mass, vyaf, weighted down and broken by Ice and snow In 1921. Today, twisted and licnt, the trees are still allve : ' BUY "I'bL-rc's a HvliiB to be malic by nuscs—Inhni! inici ' some rnthcr unexpected things at times. There wns one in Nebraska, fiir Instiincc, who wns mtiklnjj routine inspections of orenmcrlcs. He no- (IcMl one ctm of crimin whlcli hail what looked like luui]is of butler fat floating on the surface. The agent 1 took It to bin oiflcc tor analysis and found that, II luul liny Yuur ABIKKICIAN KXI'KMSS ftlONKY ORDKRS HOIHNSON'S Sforo STANDARD TIRES (OTHER SIZES rROPORTIONATELY LOW// LOW PRICES! 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