The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 6, 1940 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 6, 1940
Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLB <ARK.) COURIER NEWS -"— -•— And Japanese Are Finding '- It Out More As Days Go Traveling "Through- Country 5 ' In China ...;This is the last of'.three stories .by an American Y". M. C. A. director who lias been in the thick of the whole Sino-Japanese ' war. BY ."'GEORGE A F1TC11 NEA Special Correspondent Even the stagering blows of the ihree-month closing of the Burma Road and' the apparently perman- r-nt closing of the Indo-China "lire- line" into China have not stumped the Chinese in their resourceful efforts to 'keep needed military .supplies coming in. ! On my return to Chungking from Hongkong last May, 1 traveled a route that -well illustrates the - ( \vay&" * China : has developed in evading the blockade. Tlie Canton-Kowloon Railway from Hong- kong took me to Taipo. at the eastern .extremity of the British Leased Territory, and thence by steamer across Mirs Bay into the small port of Shayucheng in Chinese, territory. Twenty miles to the west the Japanese were in occupation, holding all the area surrounding Canton. Emyucheng itself had been taken by the Japanese two years ago. but has c\innged hands more than once. Here the beach "'was literal^ covered with bales and drums • riuantuies of kerosene and oil miUtary material, machinery, evei .-tearets destined for free China fin. tung oil. paoe'- and tea des lined for the outsido .world. 7 hiked through the hills, over n , low divide, to the next denot, ramsui. Over tlie entire 20 miles n double stream of carriers, mostly ; women. WRVC oloddino.- to and from ihe sea. rhinkine: nothing of a load % "nf 75 pounds on each end of a carrvine-nole. At Tamsui is loaded on boats ond rovriM up the Enst river for dis- f>-ibution tbrouehoi't. f |- ee China. TWO davs after I left Shnyur.henec, the '"'JnDsmwe bombed the beach. Travel in the interior of • China "is like this no roads no filling stations. The author's ins encountered engine trouble on the desert road to Kokonor in northern Tibet. wish, hrnvfcvci', rests not only--in the personality of Chiang himself, but also in tlie make-up of U it- Chinese soldier. Throughout -ihe past, the soldier has been 'at itlx 1 bottom of the Chinese social ladder. The eholar, the man of learning, was at the top. The farmer came next because he fed •''the people. Then the artisan, the .craftsman. Below him. tlie. ..merchant-, and at: ihe very bottom, the soldier. But today, the soldier is com- Transporting .freight through free China. hut- rfid litf> daivncre. for supplies ar» kept well scattered. • •Th» averaee time for freight ooverine this b\]ptl)no: trade route from Hongkong to Laolunp is eteht davs. though' a' fleet o r f • biwclists maintain a two ..and a half day pp'rvicv. over tbe road for.mail and fo.r nasseneers toufrh erioueh to ta^°. .it. You ric'° billion, s?* n -luo-eae° carrier over - the resu wheel. whil° the fn»ti at the hanri- nedals modlv over, tpmonvary bridges nvii of ™nv~*;. battlefield^ ing- into his own. He knows what e is fighting for. To be .sure, among the '3,500,000 men under arms in China" today, there are some of the" old civil war type, carrying--grass rain caps, uerhans even umbrellas. ; on their backs.'But even among these: : poor- Char] es.-.Bussel Lutes;,487, Sammle Achols n;^488, Earnest J. Stovall n; 489, Elmer 'Johnston, Bailey; 490, Nelson' Leo'Ca'rr; 491, Harry Lee Fisher n; 492, Dee Joe Abbott. 493, Hubert Enoch Seymore; 494, Tommy O. '• Fraser; 495, William Gira West; 496, Sam Ellison Gray; 497, Michael Hollls O'Brien; 498, Theodore Roosevelt Bates n; 499, Sol Maget n; 500, Louis Shelby Perdue; 501, Cecil Vernon Garner; 502, Jessie Williard White; 503, L. C. Doug-lass n; 504, .Carl Joseph Green Jr. Hoard li 720, William G rover Key; 727, Wilbur Fowler Evans; 728, Earl Brownlec; 729, Chester Brown Ray; 730, Clyde Parish; 731, Quinirell Cross n; 732, Theodore Nlckson Gulp; 733, Veniest Larue; 734, B. H. Jarrett; 745, Arlee .Staggs; 736, William Marion Thompson; 737, Cur Us Weak.s. '738, Ernest 1 Simpson; 739, John GO.'-F'H) Heran; 740, Johnnie Left Francis n; 741, Abe Walker n; 742, Magie Florssell Emer.son n; 743, John Cunningham; 744. Tom Jack- ross n; 745, Culver Greer Mavtln; 71(5, Fred R .B, Wilson; 747, Lyman Henry Green; 743, Arlie Edward Bellinger; 745, Archie Bramlett Rice; 750, Gerald Gordon Costner. 751, Perry Williams n; 752, Tili'ar fcer Vahdou; 753, John Henry Smith n; 754, Jodie Brown; 755. Mat Henry Flower n; 756, Robert Lonnio Vastbinder; 757, Johnny Lee Mitchell; 758/Neal Karnes McHaney; 759, Thomas Woodrow M.C- Gurit; 760, Alfred Floyd Robertson; 761, Claude Willburn Smithwick; 762, George William Murray. 7G3, William Herman Elledge; 764. Oscar Thomas Welch; 765. SALT LAKE, CITY,; Utah (UP)— : The r high rock;'wall around -Salt; Lake city's famed Temple Block, site of ,the • Mormon, temple and : tabernacle, will be covered soon ; ; with; ivy. Planting of the vine FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1940 jj • J • -v was ordered by L; -D. S. authority in line with a general beanliftco-i tion program. J George Elmer Pearson; 766. Ewrece Everett Vandiver; 767. Harold Edward Cantrell; 768. Jewel Dunkin; 769. Manuel Carcase Benagas; 770, William Charlie Williams; 771. Fred -Lobney; 772, Eldon Hesterly Criswell; 773, Carl Barbee; 774. Homer Royce Fain; 775, James Robert ly trained .soldiers, the spirit is j Maxwell, much' the same. Japan is . the invader of their land, the despoiler of - their homes, .the violator of Mieir women, and they are ready to fight to the death to drive that enemy out... the AIR-TIGHT In Shnokwan I saw a vivid example of the efficiency '.. wit.h' : .•which ng to this area direct from Russia. There, was'nob a Russian adviser in the "whole area. No airplanes were, coming to the ; troops from Russia, for they had none. Mao Tse'-tung, their political leader, told me quite 'frankly, ."We do not want Moscow to be planted in China!" He was insistent that his forces were united with the rest of China in the common 'determination to. resist Japan. Further, Lanchow. the distributing center for supplies from Russia, is decidedly anti-Communist. To mv mind, Russian aVj is going to China not in exchange for •;some sort of lien or mortgage on China's future, but simply because Russir prefers a strong. independent China with which -the U. £. • S. R nay .trade freely, instead of f Japan-controlled China with neither open ports nor Open Door.- The position of Communism if China is ;far-different today froir tjie Chinese government, is carry- ins on. I cnlleri. on Y.C. Kon. com- of finance for Kwang- in his headquarters in s\ limestone cave a few miles outside l}^ city. The JaiDanese kno\v the location 1 f the. cove, and have repentedly '"ned to blash. him out. But he ">H! his staff manaqre to collect nrovincial taxes under the ver> i>oc«is of the Jaoan'^ 0 —in ar whidi on maps are claimed by the '[ Jananese—and have actually in- rreitssd the government's revenue i"ver the pre-war- fitruro withmit ,-hardships . or raising t.he vhat it was in the cloys of Borodin 'and Bluccher in . 1927, . From he. capture of Chiang : .in Siari in 1936 to date, the Chinese'. Com— nunists have .shown themselves to je first, Chinese, and,second. Com-] rhimist, and even then- ."Communism" emphasizes eliminating corruption, usury, abseiuee landlord- ism, .opium and destitution. Tims it is more like an agrarian reform, or even Chiang's New Life movement, than Sovietism. SOLDIER COMES INTO HIS OWN Gen. Chiang Kei-shek ; feels keenlv that'.-China' is fighting, <the world's battle for democracy. When I saw him just before I left •Chung- king, he was as keen, as _fresh, as alert as ever. He said to me: "China's war of resistance is not only to her own benefit, the benefit of tlie whole Far. East and the entire world." • •• ' • i- Fulfillment of -that, prophecy ov Selective Service (Editor's Nqte:^ Below is published a. list'^of registrants: MS 'they are sent Questionnaires by Mississippi county's three .-•'draft boards. Earlier groups have already been published in their order number and others _ivill follow.) ' : " The .American, population was aboiit 3^929,000 when the first census provided for by the U. S. Constitution was taken in 1790. How To Relieve Board A 48i, B. P. Brogdon; ' 482,-. •Clint- Lewis Anderson; 483.••Gartet"..Gal- loway n; 484, Cleo .Wesley_ v Reed; Creomulsioti relieves promptly because it goes right to the seat of the trouble to help loosen and expel germ laden phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, inflamed bronchial mucous membranes. Tell'y our druggist to sell you a bottle of Creomulsion with the understanding you must like the way it quickly allays the cough or you are to have your money back. CREOMULSION i\_* » Ik J **f *V* * | *^*X»W _»»^-*J**-J „ .AW^,V.V4* —^ • • * 485. Robert Everley Wagner'r i486, for Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis Dr. Sdliba's Clinic -> ? EYE, EAR, NOSE and THROAT 128 E. Kentucky Ave'..'"<Cor n er- Franklin & Kentucky > GLASSES FITTED J. A. Saliba, M.D., M.E., Ph.G. Office Phone 418, Res. 410 NO FKET^ ftv Tlie Japanese, blockade of ihe roflst of ChinEi is far from -airtight The Chinese j»nk caotain !.s famous as a blo"k or i°-runner ^nd manv arp now nskm°; th°iv lives in this rtaneprous \vork. The rop?t is indented with many snmll harbors, and smueglins provides • n thin but continual stream of imports. In Chekiane and F\;kien. a semi- lesalized system of smueeling is carried on with the connivance of corruptible Jao^nese authorities. In v"any • such cities there : nre Japanese concessionaries who for a" con- p'deration will undertake to get almost 'anv cargo past military and naval officials. Some of the northern guerilla forces actually eet sup- Hies through Tientsin, where they hnye to pass through the Japanese military lines. A friend of mine told of seeing *» clip of cartridges pass from the V*md of a Jaoanese sentry into the °leeve" of a Chinese who was being searched at the barricade at the edge of the concession. Many Japanese officers have made fortunes at such business. The narcotics traffic, amounting to ^S.OOOjOOO. Chinese currency monthly ; in, the Nankin g a r ea alone, is also .enriching.;many officers, and ndds'to'the temptation of men in the lower ranks. * The famous "Russian Road" can ! never, be of great importance in j transporting the heavy materials i China needs. Incidentally, all ship- | ments-, over this road go not to ; »he "Communist Army" of China, b'ut to a representative of the Central Government at Lanchow. I found no evidence at all that > trie Special Border ' Area occupied by, the Communist Eighth Route Army Is subjected to any special Russian- influence. Pictures of Sun Yat-sen and Generalissimo Chiang were always centiil^in the, offices and schools I .-visited in the "Communist" area, j ^Np£ronce did I see the led flag of. the U. S. S. R. I 'found no evi- \ dence' of money or supplies com- j HAS IT? 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