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Democrat and Capital, Sunday 3Ioriiing, December 22, 1940 Two Heads Are Belter Than One! That*s ikm Rc^ngton Dual pFovad in tMl» mad« by «ba U. 8, Twrt- ing Co. Sfaav«B in 90 »«coDdi... and cloaa m ■ biada «ftli o»»>^ piata comfort.’ Begia toégf tal Aaaa tba «odi^ em DimI mty. AC-DC ____ Fackpad la taa coarhida NO MONEY DOWN 50e A WEEK ELLIOTTS The old Chinese city of Ycnan still stands thongrh badly battered headqaariera of the Eirhth Route Army, has been leveled. People live in caves (arrows). The city. Morale Still HlEh in Spite of Three Years Pitiless War BY GEORGE A. FITCH NEA Service Special Correspondent ROOFS and REPAIRS With no down payment, t’se Barber Trinidad Natural Lake Asphalt Shingles and roll goods. Best by any test. HOCKER ROOFING (0. 218 E. 2nd Phone 997 FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS DINNER O Turkeys O Geese O Ducks Baking Chickens Spring Chickens Guineas Capons Dressed Ready for the Oven Free Delivery Hildebrandt’s Produce Co. 207 S. Osage Phone 672 Sweethemri! Wife! Mother! Everyone! Appreciates; admires; loves - Flowers! Place order early # Red Carnations # Roses # Polnsettias # Corsages For the “Out of Town“ Gift —Telegraph Flowers— Wreaths for Doors Cemetery Wreaths GraveBlankets Christmas Trees Table Centerpieces—with candle. Pfeiffer's Greenhouses Phone .291—Sedalia. Mo. Phone 99—Warrensburg, Mo. Plenty of Gifts for Last Minute Shoppers! • WAGONS • SCOOTERS • TRKYCIES • FOOTBALLS • BASKETBALLS • SKATES • AIR RIFLES • GUNS • AMMUNITION .And thousands of other items to choose from. CASH HARDWARE AND PAINT CO. 106 I? \v Main Phone 'Ì82 All over China today they are singing a scng: “We have no shoes, we have no bread, we have no guns; “But wait—the enemy will give them to us.” The heavy Chinese broadsword brought home with me from *. Chungking is such a “gift.” It is ! hand-forged from a length of steel * rail stolen at night by Chinese ^ guerrillas who risked their lives I j to get it. They had to tear up the I tracks and carry the rail away •: . under the very noses of Japanese j troops patroling the north-south j railway in “occupied territory” from Hankow to Peking. Almost all the steel used by the . famous Eight Route Army and . : that of Marshal Yen Shi-san, the , “model governor” of Shansi, is ‘ I obtained from the Japanese in just I this way. I have seen three differ- | i ent types of revolvers made from j I such stolen steel rails, some crude ^ and awkward, some beautiful! I pieces of mechanism. All were; made to use Japanese ammunition,' for they count on the enemy to | “give” them the bullets, too. j When I was in the Northwest' of China, they offered to stage a raid for me, to show me how this was done. Unfortunately I could not w’ait the week they said was * necessary to Journey to the rail- ■ road and back. j Today the steel rails are still being forged into weapons, but the guerrillas now complain that, Japanese shoes and uniforms are so worn and. ragged and their | food .«^o poor that it hardly pays to nsk life and limb to obtain i them. That is a striking contrast with what I saw in Nanking two i and a half years ago. Then the ' Japanese army was well clothed | and shod, and fed with rice and ’ fish, and other foodstuffs, imported from Japan. Never a Complaint A great part of China’s armed forces is still pitifully equipped : and fed and clothed. Hospitals are like those of the Crimean War. Millions of civilians wander homeless over their Good Earth. Yet I have never heard a complaint. From the wife of the official in Chungking whose American piano and all her household possessions were shattered by a bomb through her roof—no complaint. From the grain merchant whose stores for the year disappeared in a single blaze—no complaint. V A group of Youth Corps girl graduates ready to star^ for the front, pictured with Madame Chiang Kai-shek, ccnter,.^«|^j|^^^^ ® George A. Fitch w ith a broadsword made by the Chinese from & rail stolen at night on a Japanese railroad into China, Corps, and the Resist Japan Uni-' versity of Hie Eighth Route Army. The first has an office in every county seat and provincial capital: the second is a non-political organization of some 8000 young men and women trained to educate the people in wartime duties and precautions. Both borrow tactics from the Resist Japan From the river boatman whose ; v/hich is training entire family was wiped out in an thousands of men and women in Yenan and other centers to be leaders in the military and political situation. In Yenan, site of the uni\ersity, and in other centers, artists, writers, journalists, dramatists and musicians are devoting their talents to the win- the-war effort_ Posters and car- air raid—no complaint. From the whole Chinese people in the fourth year of war—no murmur of discouragement, no whisper of anything but complete ; faith in the justice of their cause and the integrity of their leaders. ■ The surge of national morale is . • ------ ----- —” like a tidal wave. It is the strong- : a country where so many est single factor in China’s chance illiterate, are especially ef- of victory. There is some con-, scions organization behind it, of Songs, Plays Boost Morale course. IMorale is built by stream- Singmg lias taken the country lined agencies, chiefly the Kuo- by storm. Soldiers sing lustily as mingtang (Nationalist party 1. the they march to the front. Three-People’s-Principles Youth l\shall never forget a - concert About the Writer Seventy years ago a man and his wife left Ohio to be missionaries in China. Two decades later a son was born in Soochow. The boy grew up in China, returned to America for his college education, then hurried back to China. His name was George A. Fitch. Since 1910 IMr. Fitch has been often honored by the Chinese for his seiwice with the Y. M. C. A. When war hit China he helped organize the War Area Service Corps. He remained in Nanking during the siege, serving as unofficial “mayor” of the Safely Zone and caring for 250,000 refugees. Mr. Fitch is now on his way back to Chungking, to direct army welfare work. I heard in Northwest China last summer. There was a make-shift Schooldoys for Uncle Som^s Snowmen ' - Í • Í ^ -c- attorh- n * u.e many leso -s in nulita.yv m'-or ; i Ei ■ - ‘ •,». i :ch srr*nnq n-w tni- n m v ' ** ■ **•-* y Aiwx.ovw: c^.m-unifoiruirsk: o'‘.i. ' ‘ of n" n ’ ' . ,nc «cui Iniantrv. are pictured ab^-ve. practicing at Take P.'acid .N Y s wars. ’ of !i:is 110 picked ; oi'cbestra of a dozen pieces, the cello made from an American five gallon gasolire can. They plaved v/ell enough, but it was the chorus of a hundred mixed voice.^ whicn held me spellbound. They sang the ’■Yellow River,” a recently composed cantata in ten parts. It was like nothing 1 had ever heard before, neither classical Chinese, nor western, but something new which they had created them^ selves. It was born of infinite suffering, the voices of the river, the workers, famine, exiles, the grief of women. Some of those plain■ tive and stirring strains still ring in my ears. i The radio is widely used. Ev- Iery town and hamlet has its pub-, j lie loudspeaker where the people , gather to hear the news from Chungking and Kunming and j Kweiyang. and the pep-talks from : j headquarters. But the theater is most interesting and powerful propagandist. The audiences go wild, soldiers ’ draw deep inspiration from plays of patriotic sacrifice, I recall especially one given in Chungking by a group of Japanesp captives. about how three brothers went to China to fight, became disillusioned about their Japanese cause. Page Eleven Banker Elected Finns' President Jack Connelly To Air Field In California “Jack” Connelly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Connelly, of | 217 West' Seventh street, who recently enlisted in the air corps, left Saturday for Jefferson Barracks with troops from there on special trains bound for California. He will be assigned either to March Field or Hamilton Field.; No one knowi exactly why cement sets. The average motor vehicle travels approximately 8,870 miles annually on the streets and highways of the United States. START YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPMNO WITH A Gift For The Home SUTER PLUMBING AND HEATING CO. 210 E. 2nd SL Fhoae 73 “Professional Service that Discriminating Women Appreciate“ Yow lovely "HAIR-DO" for (krislmos Risto Ryti, above, former Premier and governor of the Bank of Finland, was elected President of that country. He succeeds Kyosti Kallio, who resigned on account of poor health. and ended converts to the Chinese u u i. , . principle that "all men are broth- i ZT ** ers.* Such “converted prisoners” are “Uach wound,” he said eamest- the authors of leaflets distributed i iy» “has giv'en me more self-con- among Japanese troop.s in China, fidence than I had before.” It is hard to say how much ef- In Yenan I was a guest at a feet thf: propaganda has had, but dramatic performance at Lu-shun have talked with Japanese pris- Art Academy. A little girl brought oners who complained that the her autograph book to Mao Tse“glory had gone out of the war.” Tung, who sat beside me. then Even Wounds Aid Spirit If jon sre “rushed to deuth“, unable to make advance appointments and still find your day full: WE ARE OFFERING VERY EARLY AND ULTE APPOINTMENTS MONDAY. Enjoy a Pannanent — Ona For Every Budget ^be lovely silver, red, gold, and blue crystals for a really festive “hair-do“ and, our creations are very flattering. ROSE BEAUTY SHOP Al WiMun's *4 Hour Phone Service—2649 On the other hand, courteously asked “the foreigner’ Chinese write something, too. I wrote a line morale is rising. I talked to a ■ ending up with a HAVE YOU LOOKED AT YOUR EVENING CLOTHES LATELY? Get them out for Christmas Pressing and Repairing. 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