The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1950 · Page 2
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PAGE TWENTY Th« Notion Todayt No Miraclt* Coming— Don't Let the Nation's Squawks Upset You: They're All Normal WASHINGTON, Dec. M. (/P)—You get i feeling here sometimes: "I wish I could pass a miracle so •v«rythlng would go smooth and •wy for a change." But you loiow It never will, never quit*. This town lives on conflicts. The country's conflicts are concentrated here. In fact, that's what It's here for. It'* a combination forum-stage- soapbox-and-back alley where the brickbats fly. The earnest people and the windbag«, the intellects and the crackpots. They all come here, with » cause or a grievance. They make their pitch before a committee of Congress or a government agency or they issue a statement. In Congress and out the Demo- crats and Republicans beat one another over the skull. That's as normal as rafn. Business and labor leaders come here to pull and til? or plug for something special. Lawyers, doctors, merchants, Indian chiefs and plain citizens come here to protest, plead, urge, denounce, support or opjx>s«. Maybe all this rolls off your back In ordinary times if you live outside the capilnl and you're interested only In what concerns you directly. All Affected Hut 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 Drowse this coal mining community to a fire which started in a Christmas dee and burned two children to death. John W. Counts of Blucfield, W. Va., conductor on the Norfolk and Western Railway train, spotted the flame* in a fourth-floor downtown apartment. He pawed the word to Engineer A. F. 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-month- o!d son, Harry, Jr.. in a bathtub full of water as refuge against the names. 'Hie 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 nlghtclothes blazing. A neighbor doused them with a fire extinguisher. Pire Chief H. B. Hartinger said the Maze appeared to have started from a Christmas tree on which the lights had been left burning through the night. Truman Enquires About the Health Of Vandenberg WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. (AP) — Gov. a. Mermen Williams of Michigan said President Truman asked him yesterday about the condition of ailing Senator Vnndcnbcrg (R- Mich) and "expressed his great admiration for him." Williams went to the White House to receive the President's congratulations on his reelection. "The President said thnt Senator Vandenberg had been a very substantial support to him In h'ls foreign policy." the governor reported. Vandenberg hiis been ill for many nijnths. He now is at Grand Rap- Ids, Mich., and has not said whether he will be able to return to work next month. tcntlon to the day by day events In Washington that you probably ever did before war seemed near And events Here may worry you 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 "This Is where I came In." There's a rumble of isolationism now. although not nearly so loud as before Pearl Harbor Business and labor are haggllnc with the Bovernment over price ad ' wage controls. That went on all! dinine- World War II. You C a,, ex.! pcct It to continue. j Now there's much less dispute-! practically none-over the need for n large armcct force. Last time the dispute on this was so fierce that only a couple of months before Pear Harbor it was nip and tuck whether we'd have a draft at all. If you're nervous about blckerinp now, remember we had It during I the last ivar and you can expect it nil through the defense program and Into the next war, If we get into one. Nickering Normal nickering is normal in a democracy which Ls made up of people from many backgrounds, with a variety of social attitudes, economic drives and interests, ami political views »nd umblllons. All of them rub against one another and sometimes give off sparks But they're part oi the democratic process since It's through the expression of conflicting Interests and Ideas that compromises are worked out to mate living in > democracy possible, And they're of the utmost Importance to keep tlie government no matter who or what party is heart of It, from Ignoring the wishes ot the people and driving lliom down a road they never wished to travel. A certain amount of conflict is COURIER NBW» normal and essential to long n, * democracy, stands. Otherwise It wouldn't he » democracy. But in the crisis ahead It will be (he greatest test of the democracy whether these conflicts can b« 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 llseif. it would seem common sence for the people who make up the democracy to keep their special interests within bounds mid when necessary pool them in the general Interest. FRIDAY, DECEMBER H. 1M» On August 1st each year Switzcr- lan rtcelcbrntes its "Confederation Day". Expert mountaineers mnke their way to peaks and set off fireworks displays and bonfires. SICK? Stomach, Liver and Gall lilad- dcr npsel, Tongue coated, Had breath. Had taste. You have heart burn, gas and dizzy spells, gas in your bowels, may press upon your bladder, causing backaches. Getting up at nights, pains in your legs, arms, you feel diy./y, nervous, irritable. NU-AiD contains twenty-two herbs (hat help to 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 STORE, Ulytheville May you cerebrate this Christmas With joy and good cheer And continue its pleasures Throughout the New Year. Kemp Whisenhunf & Co. "Distributors of Dcvoe Paints" ^. We earnestly wish that a| of (he excHcmcirf, enjoyment and good \\Tfc * fellowship of the Yuieiide continue to b« V '* yours long after th< ^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. \X'e 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 tliis Holiday Season and throughout the Year to come!" MEAD'S

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