The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1950 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 22, 1950
Page 11
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PAGE TWENTY Th« Notion Today: No Miracle* Coming— Don't Let tke Nation's Squawks Upset You: They're All Normal WASHINGTON, Dec. VI. </P)-You craU and Republicans beat one an- Icnllon In Mi. ,)„., i... ., WASHINGTON, Dec. K. </!>)—You g«t • feeling here sometimes; "I wish I could pass a miracle so •vtrylhing would go smooth and May for ft change." But you know It ner«r will, never quite. ThU town lives on conflicts. The country's conflicts nre concenlrntert here. In fact, that's what It's here for. It's a combination (ornm-sUge- »oapbox-and-back alley where the brickbats fly. The earnest people and the vvind- bagi, the intellects and the crackpots. They all come here, with a cause or a grievance. They make their pitch before a committee of Congress or R government agency or they Issue a statement. In Congress and out the Demo- crals and Republicans beat one another over the skull. That's as normal as rain. Business and labor readers come here to pull and lug or plug for something special. Lawyers, doctors, merchants, Indian chiefs and plain citizens come here to protest, plead, urge, denounce, support or oppos«. Maybe al! this rolls alt your bark in ordinary times If you live outside the capital and you're Interested only in what concerns you directly. All Affedi-d But at this moment everything happening here involves everybody or soon will: taxes, draft, 'arms price control, wage controls, civil defense. So now you're paying more at- Train Whistle Warns Town Of Impending Fire Danger WELCH, W.Va., Dec. 22. (AP) — A train engineer blew his whistle yesterday to arouse this coal mining community to a lire which started In a Christmas tree and burned two children to death. John W. Counts of Bluefield. w. Va., conductor on the Norfolk and Western Railway train, spotted the flames in a fourth-floor downtown apartment. He passed the word to Engineer A. P. Stafford, also of Bluefield, who screeched his whistle until residents woke up to call firemen. The firemen found Harry Greene, 35, standing with his four-monlh- old son. Harry, Jr., In a bathtub full of water as refuge against the flames. The baby was dead and the father burned seriously. A four-year-old daughter, Cheryl, was found dead in her bed. The 25- year-old mother ran from the apartment with her nightclothes blazing. A neighbor doused them with » fire extinguisher. Fire Chief H. B. Hartinger said the blaze appeared to have started from a Christmas tree on which the lights had been left burning through the night. Truman Inquires About the Health Of Vandenberg WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (API — Gov. G. Mention Williams of Michigan said President Truman asked him yesterday about the condition of ailing Senator Vandenberg (R- Micli) and "expressed his great admiration for him." Williams went to the While House to receive the President's congratulations on his reelection "The President said that Senator Vandenberg had been » very substantial support to him in his foreign policy." the governor reported. Vandenberg has been ill for many months. He now is at Grand Rapids, Mich., and has not said whether he will be able to return to work next month. lontlon to the day by day events in Washington that you probably ever did before war seemed near And events Here may worry vou badly, seeing the conflicts, the arguments. But if you Just stop a moment and remember back to how It was before Pearl Harbor, It's like saying -mis is where I came in. JI There's a rumble of Isolationism now, although not nearly so loud as before Pearl Harbor Business and labor are huggling with the government over price and wage controls. That went on ill <l,u ng World War II. You can c.x- peel It to continue. Now there's much IMS dispute- practically none—over the ncct! for a large armed force. Last time the dispute on this was so fierce that only a 'couple of months before Pearl Harbor it was nip ami tuck whether we'd have a draft at all. If you're nervous about bickering now, remember we had it during the last war and you can expect It all through the defense program and Into the next war, ir \vc get into one. Hickerlnff Normal Bickering is normal in a democracy which is made up of people from many backgrounds, with a variety of social altitudes, economic drives and Interests, and political views and smbltlonj. All of them rub against one another and sometimes give off sparks But they're part of the democratic process since It's through the expression of conflicting interests and ideas that compromises are worked out to make living In i democracy possible. And they're of the utmost Importance to keep the government, no matter who or what party is head of it. from Ignoring the wishes of the people and driving them down a road'they never wished to travel. A certain amount of conflict Is BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEW! normal and essential M long as democracy, stands. Otherwiw It wouldn't be > democracy. But In the crisis ahead It will be the greatest test of the democracy whether these conflicts can be settled in a democratic way without splitting the country and making It an easy prey of an enemy. Since this Is a crisis Involving survival of the democracy Itself. It would seem common sence for the people who make up the democracy to keep their special interests within bounds ond when necessary pool them in the general Interest. FRIDAY, DECEMBER M, On August 1st each year Switzor- Irm ricelebrates its •'Confederation Day". Expert mountaineers make their way to peaks anil set off fireworks displays and bonfires. SICK? Slomach, Liver and Gall BIiul- ilcr upset, Tongue coaled, [Jacl hrfalh. Had taste. You have heart hum, gas ;iml dizzy spoils, gas in your bowels, may press upon your bladder, causing backaches. (Jelling up al nights, pains in your legs, arms, you feel dizzy, nervous, irritable. NU-AII) con I a ins Iwenly-lwo herbs that help lo go right to work on the cause. Miserable people soon feel different, so do not go on suffering. Get NU-AID . . . sold at OWENS DRUG STOKE, lilylheville May you cerebrate this Christmas With joy and good cheer And continue its pleasures Throughout the New Year. Kemp Whisenhunf & Co. "Distributors of Devoe Paints" We earnestly wish that al of the excitement, enjoyment and good fellowship of the Yulejtid* continue W t» yours long after the Holiday Season has passed. BLYTHEVILLE SALES CO. FELIX CARNEY, Mgr/ Television and Radio The stage is set! TIME: Christmas! PLACE: Everywhere! Santa, in the star role, portrays the merriest of well-wishers with skill and sincerity. We applaud his performance and endorse his message. Now we offer an encore; a Christmas wish to all: "May you enjoy an abundance of pleasures during this Holiday Season and throughout the Year to come!" / • '••

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