PAGE EIGHT NEWS Czechs Fight For Allies At Least 15,000, Skilled In Mechanized War, Join Allied Forces , BY THOMAS M. JOH.VSOX NEA Service Military Writer Just as the cables announce new Nazt measures to crush Czcclioslo- vaMa's will (o live, the grapevine brings news that that will grows stronger. The Czechs have struck back their first blow, in a manner new ami significant of things to tomp. Confidential word r e n c h e s America (list Czech nil- .squadrons have joined the French Army on the Western Front and Czech pilots have brought down German planes, including one of the new MeaserEchmidUs. This is Interest- Ing, not Just because of the Duvicl- anii-Goliatb appeal, hut because this Czech David lias in Ills sllna Wi^er and better stones than might appear. . These (Ir.sl hundred Czech airmen are the "pilots" leading six hundred more, daring survivors of one of Europe's uest-trnlned nlr forces, who have eluded the Nazis mi'd flitted to Fjnnce (o fight for their country's freedom. Some even flew their own phvncs via Poland or Rumania. Supporting them are many of the mechanics and technicians in whom Czechoslovakia abounds—trained gunners, radio men, engineers, munitions workers. Probably the most expert nrmy in Europe arc Czechoslovakia's 15,000 men now training to support their airmen near the old • A. E. P. port, of Bordeaux. Their cold expertnc&s Is animated by a fighting desire (o right their oppressed country's wrongs, WHO AltK GOLD MINES By thousands they have found stealthy paths leading out of their country, now a prison house. First through Poland, now through Rumania and Yugoslavia, they come, burning with desire to strike a rj)"«' for freedom. Through Yugoslavia alone have come nearly a thousand specialists, men worth their weight in gold to an army. Escapes were often carefully planned by • several secret organizations In the Nazis' midst. They have even found ways for three Generals lo escape this past month despite the arrest of many former Czech army officers. All Czech roads lend (o Bordeaux, even from America whence has come much help. According to advices received here, Ihe youthful Czecli pilot who brought down the Messcrschmidl, flew an American plane, wore an American sweater, and, afterward, smoked an American cigarette. For backing him mid the rest of the Czech army-in-exllc are nearly two million people in this country of Czechoslovak birth or descent. Their "capital' Is Chicago and besides Illinois they are numerous in Pennsylvania. Ohio. New York, Wisconsin, Nebraska. Minnesota and Texas. A quarter of Cedar Rapids is Czech. Pittsburgh is the Slovak center where internal differences have been pretty well smoothed and a majority support the czecho-Slovak National Council. ARMY MAY SOON BE 50,000 This reawakened organization is raising money for relief of the 5000 refugees here, and many more elsewhere. Also it is sending comforts to the growing army in France that is the hope of these people, always tenacious, who still hope and believe. They believe this avmy will presently be forty or fifty thou- .*anA .-»nd latest advices are that its ranks are being 'swelled steadily by conscription of all Czechoslovaks in 'France and the British Empire. This was authorized lately when the Government in Paris was rec- i ognizcd, headed by Eduard Benes. the exiled president. His brother Votia Benes heads the movement WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 10<l' Bundsman Follows Fuehrer to Jail •-cigar Thrupp's Answer j Is: Look At Thfl ; Record - Expert airmen, such as lhr-.se above, are in the vanguard of Cwilmslovak troops seeping inio fyamr Irom all directions to volunteer ai'.ninsl the Germany which took away tlu-ir homeland's independence. Mrs. Dalil Heads Good News lo c'eli'brntc tomorrow is Erls Vii- ttinta Hood, ol' I")yes.s, who will l: ( - "swci't lli". She didn't mention :\iiV celebration lint we've an Idea sonn- young swain hus something |ilnu- iiod lor a ijlrl who 1ms had Inn four birthdays. Mrs. Rilcti King, 152Y West Main street, will be U8 years old. Members of her family plan to con- (jnuiilatc her on her 17th birlhduv. Mrs. W, W.'Lowe, 801 rjhitkn- finwba iiveuue, will spend her Leap Year birthday at her work nl Hlce- Slix factory. Born at the turn of the century. Mrs. Blrtlia Irby, 110 .South sixth street, has planned no special celebration. Mrs. .1. W. Muloncy, BlythevUlr. thinks she Is too old to have birlh- J!y AUTI1UK I 1 . iM<; Ullllcd I'rcaa Slall Correspondent VANCOUVER, IV C., Pel). '28.— "Sir Isaac Newton was just the ; fellow the apple bounced off." says KdKiir C. Tliruiip, Vancouver's earthquake predictor. "Ktlifur TJivupp's theories are _ twmldle," retort the orthodox sci- j t'Ulisls of ihe University ol Uritish Columbia. 'finis the- conlrovery socs on. The remarkable accuracy with whlrh Edgar Thrurjp. "the earthquake limn," has forecast quakes, siuLspots and auroras has as- toujKicd laymen but left ihe sei- c'litists unimpressed. Thrnpp forecast accurately, eight months ID Advance, Hie destructive Turkish rarlluiuakes tlr.it began l-ire. •in, I93D, and ihe tremors felt in North America from Nov. 1 la 23. I'hysii'isls at the university are not merely skeptical of Tlmipp's .successes, they ore facetious about the whole business. His successes, they assert, arc not really successes at all. Called Old Theory "Tlmipp's theories are. nothing more than a revision of an old, exploded idea, known as the Le Sage hypothesis. This hypothesis is still mentioned in some of our textbooks as a curiosity," suys Dr. , ., , A. M. Crookcr of the department days even If her anniversary comes O f physics of the university but once u, four years. | Tllc m[vctMy s< , icnt ,V ls sliy :ild be much more sur- the natural phenomena predicted by Thrupp failed to oc- Alburt Hudson, who lives nt 51)51 they won South Lilly street, was born Feb. i j )r i ss .rl if .)n i oon ' *""' '"^". nrjvlir*f nrl Born In 1892, Mrs. Shirley E. Hayes, of Holland, has planned uo special celebration. Virgil Rnkeslraw, who owns and operates the Texaco Service Station at Grider, will spend his llth birthday at work, he wrote. Another Mississippi C o n n I i a n who will celebrate her lllh birtli- srs cur. "More than six earthquakes are recorded every day," Dr. Crookcr observes. "Similarly with the prediction of smispols. There are trom WO to 1,200 sunspots seen ^^»^^r™^^^^ born in 1908. At Osceola, Mrs. 29. Mrs. Mingle Desiring, of oed by two of his colleagues. Dr. K. C. Mann and Dr. J. Jepnerson , Holland. was also born on this dale. Mrs. Louisa Martin, of Blytlie- ville. was born in 1884 so she is looking forward to her 14th birthday. . ' • Miss Maxine Michael, who spends her summers in Blythenlle and her winters in Corinth, Miss., but who is visiting here -non 1 "nt the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Robertson, wns born Feb. iJ. 1020. Burtis Lee Daniel, 415 North Sixth street, was born April 29 1903. Pew arc more enthusiastic over Previously he icks to his yu had declined Burroumlcd by chorus girls in a Philadelphia theatre where she recently appeared, Mrs. Edilh Rogers Dahl (center) reads the news of, -- ...... , ,.„,,,, .,,,, relense of her husband, Harold E. Dahl of Champaign, ill.. 1,-om j l^ir coining birthday than Estella Spanish prison. Dnhl, mi American volunteer in Spanish war sentenced lo death after his plane wns shot down by Nntloiin in 1937. He was spared when Mrs. Dahl sent General Franco a and enclosed her picture. 'Youngsters' Missing From Number Who Will Have Leap Year Bin Inlays Davis, who will be 32 years She plans a small party. ° ul - British Marriages Reach 40,000 in Month The question of not having a birthday but every four years has apparently caused the younger generation of this section lo adopt Feb. 28 for their bhlh anniversaries instead of the Leap Year day. In answer to n public announcement that the Courier News would like to know the names of all persons in this section born on Feb. 29 brought 22 replies but not one from anyone under 16! We had vlsloncd writing a story about at least one child who \vould celebrate his birthday for the first I time and had even considered giv- been so dilllcult since lie has only had one every four years. A. P. Wilson. Rome 2. Dlythe- villc. who lives less lhan a mile from where he was born in 1892, wrote that he won't have any spe- LONDON (UPt—Forty (hoiun'nd weddings a month, mostly war weddings, i:; the peak figure siiice the war. And thousands will be marrying now under the new scheme.' for cheap weddings and honeymoons for the troops. The registrar general is suggesting that in necessitous rases soldlers shall be able to gel mnr- cial celebration because "Fanners don't have parties" One of the oldest celebrants will W "° "*"'"' u nn !cavc b '' s P cci «' . Holds all over the country are """""* fhei " > expound on his theories except to denounce Newton as the man -.vim got off on the wrong foot when the apple fell on his head, leading him to develop Newton's Law of Gravitation, "I'm not going to explain my theories to you now." said Thrupp. 'but anybody can understand the facts." I'mlk'timis Come True The facts are that Thrupp predicts earthquakes. and earthquakes have occurred. He has predicted auroral displays and they have occurred. He has predicted simspots, and just that kind of suiisuols have appeared. The difference of opinion between Thrupp and the university scientists is one of long standing. At the last meeting in Vancouver of the ftoyal Astronomical Society, Di. K. c. Mann spoke on "Sources of Stellar Energy." At (lie conclusion of the address, Thrupp advised members not to KEYSTONE ALFALFA SEEDS ALL KINDS FIELD SEEDS HAKY CHICKS L. K. Ashcraft Co. VUIIINA FEEDS Phone 151 As a good Bundsman, James Wheeler-Hill always expected lo follow his Fuehrer's lead—but hardly to jail. Wheeler-Hill, ex- secretary of the pro-Nazi German-American Bund, is pictured in New York court, sentenced to possible three years for passport fraud. Fritz Kuhn, the Bund Fuehrer, recently preceded him to prison, convicted of stealing the organization's funds. believe the.statements they Incl just icai'd. He proceeded to give an ad- Iress on the Thruppiau theory of physics, whereupon the chairman declared him out of order. "Newton was wrong." Thrupp insists. "If he was right there wouldn't l>c any earthquakes." Vancouver's "earthquake man" has forecast "the most destructive earthquake of this century" to take vlace between July 20 and Aug. 5. 1040. "The second period of greatest earthquake risk in 1940." Thnnji says, "is Oct. 20 to Nov. 10. The main shocks will come between 4 and 8 p.m., P.S.T. This will com- pare with the disasters in Chile Nov. 25, 1822, when 000 miles of the Chilean coast were affected." Farmer Discovers Coal Underfoot by Chance LA MAR. Mo. (I'D) -James Eller- nuin, a farmer living near here, is gliul that he took lime off to gossip with his neighbor. While repairing a fence on his farm, Ellennan stopped to talk with a neighbor, Ed Lough, vyhile they were talking Ixmgh happened to look down iino a ditch near the ienc<- and noticed n black sub- , stance. The farmers investigated and I discovered a vein of coal. Engineers were called in and discovered tint 30 ucres of Ellcrman's farm is i! dcrlald with a good grade of «' Finns Live In KeiUown (| ATHENS, O. (UP)—One of t| many Finnish settlements In Ci^ is at Redtown, In Athens coim* The Ironical name Is due to l : -T (act Hint Ihe mine company will/ controlled the community h jmliitcrt (he houses red. «ead Ccurler News want arts. SPECIAL! 1/3 More for Hie same money ] Johnson's Wax ami Glo-Coat ' SHODHE-HBNRY ' HARDWARE CO. Phone 35 j THE HOUSE OF MEAD ==== The collar on your shirt will be as fresh at bedtime as at 9 a. m. if it's an ARROW SHIRT A collar on a shir! thai slays fresh all d;iy long is an important asset to Ihe appearance of every man. Thai's what you f;et when you choose one of our Arrow HIT!' shirts lhat requires not one jot of starch 1 Choose a box of these extraordinary white brcuilclnth shirls al once. Available in all collar si/.cs and 'sleeve lengths. Thoroughly Sanforized shrunk ... the fabric won't even shrink \%\ MEAD'S WEST MAIN 315 jf^ *V* ing him n present, but apparently there are none. Perhaps the most Interesting re- , , . . . T ,, „ ... , Ply received was that of twins lit .".l. 1 . 15 ,.. 0 . 0 .."^. 0 ':.:'" ,™S"™*!I!!! i Ml >'» 1 ". "«. Ida Shcdd, the torm- . ... „ r ,, . cr M .^ L 0rot j c Alston, and her sister, Miss Loriue Alston, were cial unit of Czechoslovaks which some from this country are join- Ing, although our neutrality laws forbidding foreign recruiting here are being observed. Unlike Finland, Czechoslovakia is legally at war. Leading the new army are General Ingre, and many of that glorious band of Legionnaires who 20 years aso wrote with the clearness born on Leap Year day Both Clovls Oreene and his mo- thcr were bom on Feb. 29 which calls for another double ceremony in one family. Mr. Greene, who lives nt Osceola, Route 3, Box 248. and who was born 1B01, wrole (hat lie would like lo hear from others who have one of these peculiar i birthdays. of blood upon snow a special page 1 Tcnch Holmon Ro , , D |.., hc . in history. They marched arm , villc . and w , w|n fe t' 01 r,o rl ™. lought across Siberia to the ships : wrolc lhnt , ]C wou]d ™ °"° that brought them to this country j prcscnl becm , , ( , then home to Czechoslovakia. And ii,j msc jf O!1C u * the nags of that -Czech Legion the j A we i,. k ; iown oiylheville man flags of their republic-red white. who wlll cclebratc h *.'.»' „"„" and blue— those flags, cherished in cj av L « w N c«™ Praha ,ere burned by the Oer- " „„ i . "keep" fight. Red hail has occurred in various regions of the earth. It Is caused by a fine dust in the atmosphere, j blown up from red soil, and frozen j Into the hailstones. Dr. J. A. Saliba Announces the removal of his office from the Ingram Building ID' 124. E. Kentucky. Res, Fhone 110; Oincc Ph. 418 NU-WA Laundry-Cleaners Phone 180 For Prompt Laundry and Cleaning Service The youniiesl of whom we know ; IllinnU, and Indiana. 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