The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 13, 1951 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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PAGE TWO 'Wars Begin When Crops Are In/Balkan Adage Goes; Yugoslavia Is Harvesting BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1M1 (Bditor's Note: Crops are harvested In the Balkans and there's »n old Balkan saying that wars begin when the crops are In. What that means to Yugoslavia I s surveyed In the following dispatch, based upon official Yugoslav figures talks with government officials and Interviews with refugees.) BELGRADE, Jugoslavia, Sept, 13, (<P>—Premier Marshal Tito is harvesting a new crop of worries this fall In the form of sharply increased border hoslility. frontier shootings and spy activities by his pvo- Russian neighbors. In the past seven months there have been 837 border incidents along Yugoslavia's frontiers with Albania, Bulgaria. Romania and Hungary. This is nearly one-third ' of the toUil for the entire period since Tito's break with the coinln- form in June, 1048, The increased tcnijx) of the Co- Inform's border pressure—particularly In the last 10 days—has raised the question: (to Russia and her puppet states mean business this time? Arc the new Incidents u prelude to invasion? No one knows the answer for certain except the Kremlin, and It Isn't talking. War Seems Near Yugoslavia and the Comminform countries appeared only a short step from actual war as they gathered In late fall crops -bringing to mind the old Balkan adage that "wars begin when crops are In." Trade between Yugoslavia and'her eastern neighbors ended completely more than a year and a half ego. Diplomatic relations have been re- duced to exchanges of Insults accusations and formal notes protesting various Incident?. These notes usually are rejected, denied or calmly ignored. Diplomatic staffs — both those maintained by the commlnform countries here and those representing Yugoslavia In the Comlnform capitals—have been reduced to skeleton size. They arc under constant surveillance by the security police r. each country. Their chief func- lon now Is to gather what Information they can about the political, economic and military affairs In the country. Their source of Information Is limited largely to what they can read In newspapers. All ilong Yugoslavia's twisting eastern and southern frontiers, both sides have posted countless thousands of border guards, In the danger spots, such as the major travel routes across the frontiers, barbed wire entanglements pillboxes, recently dug trenches and outlook towers emphasize the border tension. Behind border outposts are concentrated heavy units of seasoned troops. On the Yugoslav side they probably are most numerous the Bulgarian border, since military men long have regarded that as the chief danger spot. Refugees from iron curtain coun tries tell of widespread preparations which have the earmark* o: preparations for attack—or at leasi of measures to furnUh that impression. These reports range from th( wholesale evacuation of civilian: from an area 20 miles deep In Bui garia and Romania to widesprea< activity by Russiaas directing mill tary training and (he construction of military establishments, such a: a new air base near £k)fla. Despite controls, a two-way traf fie of refugees and spies flow, across the border. Yugoslavia nat urally asserts a top-heavy percen tage of that traffic ha* been com Ing in her direction. Cominform propaganda says just the contrarj Yet hardly a day goes by withou a new report in Yugoslavia's ofli I cial press of additional refugee; making good their escape fron Russian domination, citing names RENNEY'S THE PERFECT CASUAL HATS IN RAYON VELVET 4.98 The tittle hat in dark rayon velvet.. .dress- up in feeling, yet so good with suits, too! 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The Yugoslav people lave Been living so long under the ;un now that they have either adopted the attitude of accepting the Inevitable or the role of town- 'olk in the fable o! the young iheepherder who cried wolf too' often. That Isn't the case with Yugoslav officials charged with maintaining the country's defenses. In recent weeks they have noted that :he character of border incidents nas changed from clashes between individual border guards to settling expeditions by strong parties of :ominform soldiers. I The outcome may well depend • 11 three factors: i 1—The Kremlin's decision on rhether an invasion of Yugoslavia would touch off World War III. 2—How soon and how much military aid Yugoslavia can get from ; the West. 8—The chance that the trigger finger ol R border guard may touch off a skirmish that might spread all along the border. Most foreign observer* h*r« «gr«« that the clanger period thl* year may come between now and the end of next month. 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