The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 20, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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4-AGK BEX '(ARK.) COURIER NEWS ' "MONDAY, NOVlftlHtfK 20, Frank Cancellare, NEA-Acme Photographer for War Picture Pool, Dramatically Portrays China's Civilians in- Path of Japanese'Advance' • * * FLIGHT FROM LIUCHCW "WE EAT ii EVACUATION. EXPRESSES Jnp-troops converged on Uuchow..f,om dhe north, south mid east, the. long-suffering 'chliicra ^ivjlia,,: popn ) Jlee. For weary tiwuinnds,_ no trsiisiiortatlon could; Ijo provided. A lucky few. shown' in these .remarkable u'hotdgrnphs Me cameriyman-Frank Conceflare for (he War Picture Pool, crummcrt every Inch of space on a freight train .loaded with . o-, They ;cuns .lo their babies,.to a few scraps-of food, to such pathetic'luxuries as the paraMi shading the voimgstcr'hud ..died close, to the .smokestack, Fi'om-locomotive to cr.toosp, wherever their fingers could hang on, refugees clun»-to the train,/ '•'- . ; ••• •. • - /" ' -- •:•.':' • •-( .'•••• .••; SOUHOW—For the inasL part the stoic Chine e uffe.red silently 1 his licailbroken, siobbermg mother could no longer restrain the flow.of her bitter tears. BqY,AND Bl!RI)lN-Bo\ung under the \ol.e of 1U hc.i\j burden a foot soie ami ucnrj fithsr balances: the weight of Ills, £on with a box containing nil his worldly roods. Pcir him llit-rc is no room on the train Seaui^ Liuchow ahead or •the• Japanese artvsnce, so he plods alonesldo (he 'rail.-., witii othe'r thousands who ijfce ns s\\iftly ns they c:in to escape thu Japs. This umisup.l phoi(i f! raph by' Ftnnk can-' cellsre ^ho^s ho«' lack of food 'hns ravished the bodies, nnd lark of ?leep has wrinkled the fr.ces of the Chmeis refugees Along every highway leaving Uuchow, on even- train clinch)!,' out ol the city', evacuees pushed on In pitiful streams. "Women cli'lh k'oo 1 ' (We cat bitterness* is the peasant's customary greeting. Here th^t legend is personified. >"/***-'i-'*M>- ?$**•*",***,*.,*,&«*> t/*^ MAKE-SHIFT PULLMAN—From tt)e rods to the reef, this freight, ciir is packed light with oeohle .ant.: p.isseEiions. Here, from blankets to primitive farm implements, i;re all the ct-cenlials for starting lili' anew., yomewhere, sometime, tlie.se peassnU must find a place that's safe from the Jfirjt.v where they can till'the soil in peace once more. Note the little boy who rides the rods in comfort. rilECAllIOUS PKHCII — Only blankets and straw separate these! hardy cow-catcher riders from the hissing steam of the locomotive. They disregard danger. SALUTE—Ife's hungry, but tills little tyke manages to say "Thumbs Up" with a grin that typifies Indomitable spirit. SCOOI'-Children rush to scoop out hot roalj, from nnderncat the locomotive as (lie train i-ups for a few minutes. Embers will fc used for heating purpose:, by the chilled, hungry refugees. \vh huttdle together for protection against chill Nov'cmter winds. EN^-For this joungster, injured when he fell of. Ihc overcrowded train, illght from Uuchow is ended Hh molU' bitterly, obllMous of the ^mpalhetle refugees crowded around her. Many are Wiled in fall, from mo«u e trMns HOSH>—Living quarters ftru cramped, but tiilv Chinese family has iiv^ana'ged to make the reds of n. freisht car livable. Wherever ha turned, Frank Cancellnre, NBA-Acme photographer (or the War Picture Pool, could train his camera on scenes like this one. #:•,.

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