The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 29, 1953 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 29, 1953
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE hen, Twilight War, >w, Twilight Truce By HAL BOVLE NEW YORK (AP) — The twilight war in Korea has come to a twilight truce. I The guns grumbled into silence, like the distant mut- „,„„„„. „„, „„,„ „,„..„„„ [tenng of thunder in a darkening sky. After 37 months of!of the Christian church in their ;ound and fury, the "land of the morning calm" is quiet. I nome tovm ' so whcn the y The u,nv« r/lMtol'c nn knth flrlaB /.{nla i.ntha,. IU n .. ..„..; i \ .-1.-1 OUT ChlU'Cll hCl'fi ill OSCPd husband and wife, so to satisfy them, I went as far as I could, according to the law, then called in another preacher to make it legal. "I guess," continued Brother Moore, "I could write a. book on the happenings that take place at mirrlaee ceremonies but the one that I shall never forget happened since I came to Osceola," he continued. "Two couples, In their thirties, from Marion, Ind., stopped here to The worn soldiers on both sides have handed the Korean problem pver to the diplomats, something hey have wanted to do for more [than two years. For to the fighting Uen the action of Korea was less a war than an endless game of (checkers played with bomb and [bullet. And now the world stands lik troubled child looking down llonely road winding through •dusky forest—and wondering wher •the road will lead him. He know |the terror behind him, but he BUI vived it. Does more peril or peaci |lie ahead? What's Peace? Peace? What is it? They don' •even dare use that word in cros word puzzles anymore, because no •body any longer is sure just wha lit is. Like the word war, it is nan |to define today. Nothing is quite as black or Iwhite »s it used to be. We live hid gone to Nashvl 'Grand Ole Opry'. 1 e to see | wheeled looked Mrs. Moore and she looked nt me, But, she added that her mother knew they were coming to Osceola to be married and had no .objec- her Into the delivery | attended church Sunday and that, thought It advisable to wait, at room, her husband came running she hail a new lease on life. Tha tion. "After the ceremony, they kept staying and staying until finally Mrs. Moore asked if they wanted to spend the night which they did. Mrs. Moore noticed the girl didn't make any move to go to the In so out o( breath and excited I thought sure he would have to be taken to the emergency room. "When he did calm down, I began asking him questions, what on earth possessed him to go on a hayride with his wife in that condition. He said he worked with the youth of the church and the hay ride was the youngsters' idea and for h.r bV."^o she sensed iTr, hi SE'^' h ™ ?« '«« h °™ "">" away. The girl hadn't brought a I m ™ B Wils a " ™ ht ' gown, so she dug down in an old trunk and brought tier wedding gown and negligee, pressed it and "WE GET Christmas curds and birth announcements regularly from those we have helped in our small way and that more than pays us for going beyond what is expected of us, but we love it. An example is very important. We don't ever mean to be stiff or go around with a long woe-begone nine gin, i 00 |; OI1 om . f acps Christians are r,, , , ai, ,5' happv people and " h " s l ° show ' • h , „•„, r ,";,? 5ald ;yet it's up to a preacher and his there fteie live more children out wi(o lo set lhe * exnmple . r "'' and the mother was .... ,, , H wasn't intended for a man, it 'One knocked said, "and aske afternoon, our door.' meant so much to both sides, and things like that," Mrs. Moore said, "are the Joys we get out of life." Bin a gray time, where one thing Bmerges inconclusively into another Ithing. You don't know when war lends, because you don't know when |peace begins. And that is the point upon which Ithe world teeter-totters today. Both • sides insist they went to war to • become) was known as "the colt ^Preserve peace—a peace that (to w how gray even language has (jwa.r." Now we are in another shade, of I gray that could best be termed I "the hot truce." The human race (is like Alice in Wonderland, but (^tolling along with an armload of lhand grenades instead of pausing T| to pick daisies. America will pick no daisies in I Korea. It will probably pick up a Imultl - billion dollar rehabilitation I bill eventually. That is the new I theory of warfare. First you blow I up a country. Then if you end up (financially solvent, you repair It. Few hells pealed here at the an- Inouncement of the truce signing. [Joy was well confined. The feel- lings seemed to range from quiet I thankfulness in the homes of sol| diers to a wry dissatisfaction in I the breasts of the fire - eating I "Let's-smother-'em - with • the| atom-bomb" advocates. No Jubilation The armistice of 1953 stirred I none of the jubilation of the armi- I slice of 1918 or the surrenders of 11945. But there Is no reason why I It should. In the first and second j world wars our men fought in I natred and broke the power of the I symbols of that hatred—the Kaiser I and Adolf Hitler. But they Went to war In Korea I regretfully. They fought for a prln- decided this was the place for their Communism, but they have made "MV ONLY regret In coming to O;;t:.?o!a was that J never got to meet him, but I feel like I had known him always from the beautiful tiToutcs given him by members of his church. "Dr. Eldon Fall-ley has done a wonderful job in taking over as chairman of the church board the Job that Welby held. "Although our church membership is small, only 65, we have an average attendance of 60 to 75 every Sunday morning. We have a Junior and senior choir, sixteen in each and their voices ring out on Sunday morning so that it, makes you glad you came to Osceola. Music in our estimation, plays the most Important part of the church. I Another feature we love In our church are the Fellowship suppers as they bring members closer together. "We have tentatively voted to sell our present location and build a larger church In the west part of Oscoola, where we.-can have adequate facilities and have a youth recreation center. We want to be progressive-minded as O s c t o 1 a progresses." The Rev. Mr. Moore is treasurer of the ministerial alliance in Osceola and the two are honorary members o! every civic organization In town. Osceola is glad they made the decision .to come here — they've been good for alt that is good in town. Read Courier News Classified Adi. to keep their system intact from i " another group of people trying to extend their system by force, pom- munism certainly got a blacker eye than democracy from this bft- ter experiment. At the worst the free world has gained from these three years time to get ready. At the best it may have brought closer to realization mankind's oldest dream—a warm and lasting peace, a world linked in friendship instead of locked in hatred. It has taught us as a people to be more understanding of the plight of nations less fortunate than we are. It has given immortal proof that the young men of this generation are no less resolute and disciplined in defense of a principle than the generation which 'ounded a free America. And as a nation perhaps we have learned one thing more. In world politics, when you pick up he policeman's club — well, it sn't easy to put it down again, urn In your badge and retire from he force. to tell them where we lived and ture5 °' her in her wedding dress.' would have coffee waiting for them to relax them, thirties I've never seen men is nervous and women as giggly when they arrived — but I never know how WHILE the Rev. Mr. Moore was preaching in Cincinnati, «. preacher friend .of his and his wife were expecting a baby. One night, about getting married is going to I nine, the phone rang and the voice ' " effect the couples. We have plenty of room, so we assigned one roon and bath to the young ladles anc one for the young men. I was get ting nervous, too," continued Brother Moore, "waiting for them MOORE Continued from Page I a terrible inferiority complex. When ime came to extend an Invitation, he boy staggered up front bump- ng Into every pew. "I knew I would have to handle to come out of their rooms. "MRS. MOORE changed from house dress to a more appropriate costume and the wedding party was all set for si hectic morning They insisted on a double cere, mony so when I was in the middle of the vows, I noticed huge beads of perspiration pop out on the young man at my right but I kept right on — all of a sudden he wilted and dropped to the floor." Mrs. Moore jumped to her feet and ran for a wet towel. That revived him and I began where I had left off and Just as I said 'Will you take this —' he .wilted again, with another end of the towel dampened and fanning him with a hymnal we revived him again — but no sooner had we gotten him up on his feet and down he went for the third time and the same procedure took place of reviving him. "We were all as wet from perspiration as if we had stood in the aaptismai to perform the ceremony. With all the interruption, I finally finished the job and they all got in the car with the bride at the wheel. his situation very diplomatically ,nd be &s kind to him as I possibly . Spe f km & of weddings, mother ould to keep him from probably '"*"* incident happened since we *• came here. A preacher friend of mine in Kentucky called me one night and said he was bringing p him from probably oing on a rampage. He kept telling tie he wanted me to go home with ilm and after I promised him I rauld, he quieted down. But I hud 9 keep my word and furthermore, leep with him." The first wedding the Rev. Mr. .loore conducted was that of an Iderly couple, both in their seven- es. "I wasn't licensed to perform •edding ceremonies in that pnr- cular county but nothing would o the old couple, members of my hurch, but that I conducted it up o the point of pronouncing them some friends of his, a very young couple, with him for me to perform the ceremony. "That sounded legitimate enough as we had been friends for a long time. He told me they would reach here the next afternoon. Mrs. Moore prepared a wedding supper and had it ready by the time the young couple and the preacher arrived. While we were all seated I at the table, the young girl sa her Dad thought she and the b When friends drop in serve Coke and snacks Sometimes you're expecting guesta— sometimes you're not. But you're always prepared with Coke and tasty tid-bits on band. 6 bottle carton 25c Fins Deposit lOTTUD UNOr« AUTHOKITT Of Iht COCA-COIA COMfANY IT COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF BLYTHEVILLI © 1953. THI COCA-C01A COMMNT at the other end was that of a very excited woman asking him to rush over to their house as fast i "Bud took the little boys and I j!? 1 ? , took the girls and we gave them b !; b j, rives, each good warm bath in our tub, combed their hair and round-, ed up a change of clothes for them j and they were beautiful. I gave the „__ e ago and their all ready filling up with things. When that day ar- I would like to have a cam- Welby Young was re. mother one of my freshly starched ' s P° ns ible for the Rev. Mr. Moore dresses, which she was reluctant i coming to Osceola in 1951 but he to take, and by that I knew she l had seen better times he could and take her to the hos-| " It was prayer meeting night pital. She hung up the receiver | and we invited her to come with before any questions could be I us nn<l bring the children, never asked. | dreaming, but hoping, she would. When he reached his friend's' she .^'d. so at the cl °se of the didn't live to meet the church's new preacher. The Rev. Mr. Moore had gotten a call to go to Rockford. III., but the church here in Osceola was more appealing to him, as Welby hud pointed out to him the church was at a standstill and was slightly neglected. So i many of the pillars of the church i house, the woman was waiting for i service, Bud passed the contribu- him on the front po,ct"w,3? £ r '"» P">te ™d asked that they be ' J^'5,« EVa'nVc"? T'T baggage at her feet. "The first generous as the money was going "i£ wmn JMUtoi kJ ,h thing I asked was where was her '° the mother with her six chil- church was atTowp'bb K,,^Kr.r,J Pi.- i_u _.. ... , Hvon in haT^ K«,. t <„ !-,_* :, ^"«*^II W,lh HI a 1OW COD. husband. She told me h« had gone on a hayride. I rushed her out to the car and no ambulance could have run any more red lights that night than I did getting her to tl: dren to help her get to Detroit where her parents lived. "After services the mother asked what could she do to repay us and we told her all we wanted was for - - ~ — — — hospital. I did just what a nervous her to go to church and take he expectant father did — I paced the i children. She wrote us when she hospital corridor, just as they' got to Detroit and ebb. 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