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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Voice Of Moscow Is Heard Backstage In Balkan Drama WASHINGTON.— Tucked I away amid the clamoring | columns from Belgrade is aj single paragraph, a still,' small voice "that, after the tumult and the shouting die, may., prove to be the last! word, clarifying what the upheaval in Yugoslavia really means to the outcome of the war. This paragraph—duly noted in I official Washington quarters—is a dispatch reporting Balkan author-! ities at Vichy as saying that, when ; the new anti-Nazi leaders tooki over Yugoslavia, they knew from' Moscow that "if Germany violated ( Yugoslavia's frontiers, Russia would j re-examine its relations with Ger- ( many as defined in the Russo-i German accord." * j Meaning that the Russo-German 1 accord might become a Russo-j German discord and, perhaps,] even mere. Meaning, therefore, that the Balkan ferment may Either way, Stalin would chuckle —for those .Balkan rocks are for Germany a stepping-stone to the Ukraine, Russia's granary for which Hitler has frankly longed and where he now is reported to be recruiting a Fifth Column. Germany has been becoming very strong in the Balkans, which were Czarist Russia's.. sphere of influence for reasons not only geographical but racial. Russia was "Uncle Ivan." especially to the Yugoslavs, and it was partly to defend the Serbs against the Austro-Hungarian-German combination that Russia entered World Wnr I. Soviet Revives C/arist Balkan Policy Czarist policy has already been revived by the Soviets in the Baltic. Lately they show signs of reviving it in the Balkans. Also, they have been more friendly with Sir Stafford Cripps, Britain's left- ish Ambassador at Moscow. It still holds that he who scratches a Russian will find a Tartar —an Asiatic wily and inscrutable Will Russia help Turkey and Yugoslavia to keep Hitler away from its Ukrainian back-door? That might be the question being posed these students at Moscow's Frunze Military Academy, Soviet West •''.*".." •.".-. • Point.VT, ;^..'' :% -- throwup a totally new element in the war."; Now,' the-.Vichy dispatch becomes mere 'important when it is remembered that the Petain government has just - lifted its cens;0r- ship. And it fits in nicely with other recent developments which may. make Russia's policy, while still about as clear as the mud of-her own steppes, not quite such a guessing contest as formerly. Rnssia Could Supply Turkey, Yugoslavia This much is official knowledge in Washington diplomatic circles: Russia has rebuked Bulgaria for admitting the Germans, against whom Red agitators are .busy in Bulgaria, in Rumania and in Poland. Russia has reassured Turkey against such a cutting up as Poland suffered, has further encouraged Turkey to defend herself against Germany by relaxing Soviet military measures on the Turkish border. There have been hints that Russia might do more—that across that border and by the Black Sea the Soviets might supply Turkey with the war equipment she needs, airplanes especially. (Russian equipment in Finland showed up better than Russian staff work.) She could almost as easily supply Yugoslavia too. Plus British help, ^hat might mean that the Axis •would crack on the Balkan rocks Or that the Axis might just give "P. its southeastern European campaign, and try the British Isles intii he strikes—but the para- raph. from Vichy belongs right in he picture drawn by most an- horities on the fundamental Russian policy, which is: "We will manage so that neither side in this war becomes strong :nough to win until both sides are exhausted. Then Communism walks in on Europe." Convict Woo Dak San Offered His Eyes In Trachoma Experiment SILVER CITY, N. M. (UP)—Woo Dak San, the hatchet-knife slayer of a wealthy Chinese merchant, who sat in the death row two years, is free on parole, As a result, reports are heard that a long war, .blamed in the slaying of Yee Woo, the merchant, will flare again with Woo, former Silver City restaurant cook, the | marked man this time. i Woo, who first faced hanging and then was resentenced to be electrocuted, was paroled to a bro*v* n r in an unnamed California city, but his intimates say he will be found by his enemies in a rival tong. Woo Dak San went on trial for his life twice. Although the state presented evidence that robbery was the motive for the slaying, more sensational evidence was presented. Witnesses said Woo was the hired killer of a San Francisco tong. Jury Failed to Agree The case ended in a mistrial with the jury deadlocks 11 t,n ,-»-><> named the juror -who was holding cut "because ne was a 6 zx.iut, „_,,- ital punishment." The juror, who had asserted he had no scruples against capital punishment when sworn in, ' was committed to jail lor contempt of court. The second trial ended with Woo's conviction.and he wns sent to the death row of the state penitentiary at Santa Fc to await hanging. Meanwhile, the state legislature, abolished hanging and substituted electrocution. Wop's, attorney. Alvan N. White, Silver City lawyer, who faced special prosecution employed by Yee Woo's tong. seized upon this to halt the execution. The state supreme court, however, ordered the district judge who sentenced him. to re-sentence him to be- electrocuted. This was done and he went to the death row again, this time to await electrocution. i Life Spared by Governor White appealed to the late Gov. Arthur Scligman for executive 1 clemency and he commuted Woo's sentence to 99 years. He was paroled after 14 years in prison, the last 10 spent as a trusty and the private chef of the warden. As Woo faced the death penalty in 1926, rope for a changed sen- tence rose on condition that lie submit to an experiment with trachoma, the dread eye disease. A Japanese scientist, Hideyo Noguchi, believed he had isolated the bacilli and sought a human test. State officials believed Woo's death sentence could bo commuted to life imprisonment il he would submit to inoculation with tra- jchoma. Woo consented, but wide- I spread protests resulted in withdrawal of the offer. Manila Society—Personal Miss James Accepts Post At Pine Bluff STEELE. Mo. April 2.—Miss Sue James, who has been home economics teacher of the Steele High school the past two years, has resigned to accept a position with the Arkansas Power and Light Company, as home service adviser. Miss James, left Wednesday for Pine Bluff, Ark,, to take up her new work. Her position at Steele has been filled by Miss Anna Margaret Oirirfm of Mexico, Mo. When dragonflies net very hungry, they eat parts of their own bodies. IS EPILEPSY INHERITED? WHAT CAUSES IT? A booklet containing the opinions of famous doctors on this Interesting subject will be sent FREE, while they last, to any reader writina to the Educational Division, 535 1 Fifth Ave.. New York, N. Y., Dcpt. A-:u* WIRING No Job Too Small or Too Large! FREE ESTIMATE "No Argument—Our Service Is (he Best' WALPOLE'S ELECTRIC SHOP Wiring—Fixtures—Appliances 110 So. 2nd Phone 31} Boy Scout Troop 32 of Manila visited Leachville Troop 42 Monday night, for both troop's regular weekly meeting night. Games were played and a short talk was made by Scoutmaster Earl Peebles of Leachville who welcomed the Manila troop. The' Manila troop presented a brief program with Scout Wayne McCullough putting his troop through some drills and Scout "Skeeter" Holt conducting the troop as they sang "God Bless America." The meeting was closed at 8:15 with the Scout oath and '.aw led by Scout James Stinson cf Manila. An invitation was extended to the Leuchville Troop to visit the Manila troop three weeks from new at which time the Manila troop will hold its monthly outing at the Big Lake reservation. * » * The parent-Teachers Association was entertained Tuesday afternoon at the Manila High School with a program and picture being shewn. The officers of the P. T. A. are: president. Mrs. Jack Tipton; vice president, Mrs. Ira D. Shedd; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Ada Bowen Sanderson. * if * A new Scout executive committee has been appointed by the Manila Lions Club, sponsors of Boy Scout- Troop 32. Members of LUX THEATRE LUXORA Phone 42 Mat. Sat,-Sun. 2 and * P, M Every Night 7 P. M. 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