The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1947 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 24, 1947
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1947 Christmas Eve, 1947, in Cradle Of Christianity Sees Renewal Of Age-Old Battle of Religions By Robert C. Miller .i 1 ' United Press SUM Correspondent BPTHLEHEM, »«• 24. lU.P->—1» this cradle ol Christianity there b cold moonlight and bitter men are vowing violence and vengeance •pen their neighbors. Christmas Eve comes again to the Holy Land. Once more shepherd Are "abiding in fields keeping watcli by night over their ilocks." But there Is'no "multitude of heavenly hosls lo proclaim peace on earth, gooc? will toward men." *~ Instead there Is war and blood- i Tills place Is aptly named the Well »hed. There is no Christmas truce j o( R <, st| j or under the olive branch- road there ii peace and : (he noise ot traffic on iho highway comes only as a faint hum. On farther it Is time to turn off the main road toward Bethlehem anrt that brings you to (he Tomb New Found Comet S( Gradually Fading Banker tnvitei Truman Savs 'To Visit New Orleans k#W7« WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 <UP>- tttnc, 1L is seen now just, aflcr nun-1 Rudolph Hccht, New Orleans bank- »heo. There 11 no unruimm irm.c , o( R(?S [ fol . , between Jew and Arab. Since the • partition of the Holy Land was <« °i' 'litre voted by the- United Nations Hie ?, u i e \.*^L c . conflict has quickened. I have just liled a dispatch saying that 260 persons have been killed and 604 wounded since tlie UN nclion. But today I lett this strife behind. I walked the winding road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. Tliis is i\ii of nachcl. an ancient reminder ot the Valley of shadow of Drain Inlo WILLIAMS BAY. Wis., Dec. 24 (UP)—Prof. Geoifcs Van Beia- broccfc, head of the Yerkes Obscrva-' lory licre, said yesterday lhat (he new and unnamed comet followed by scientists since it first wns reported from Wellington, N. Z., now fs tittrdly visible to the naked eye. Van Blcsbrocck said he had photographed the comet, but that the Ycrkcs equipment (lid not eel the lull show, He Mild McDonald observatory at Ft. Davis. Tex., got excellent pictures. The University of Chicago, which administers Yerkes, reported yesterday that photographs taken at McDonald showed the comet to have separated into Iwo components. Tall ol the comet has been estimated at from 10,000.000 to 40.000,000 miles long, and it distance from.the earth at 00,000,000 miles. "We have seen and photographed the comet, but it Is much fainter now, moving Noiih and Belting much the sun," said er, today Invited President Truman to appear before an international forum in NeV Orleans In April. The forum, sponsored by the city and international house, will be held from April H to April 1«. Hccht said the President promised to consider (he invitation but gave no definite answer. America annually produces enough milk to fill a river 3000 miles long,: 40 feet wide, and three feet (Iffp. i MtftftY 1 child must cnler. It was here thnt , dome couldn't "Some things," he said, "chnnge I dl , f(!r( , nt t | 1!m t h e y do today, but little even In two thousand ^ ^ ^^ ^ come lo Bcth]c|lcm j'l'ho sUecU still wind narrowly p«st shops; men still loaf In the doorways; children still scitmpoi He h*d spoken a great tvutli. There have been outward changes, but the hills nnd rocks and rivers lire here us they were when Mary and Joscpli went the live miles from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. The road Is macadam now Instead 'if toil and gravel but. it still winds through liai-dy olive trees. Soldiers are still along the road but now they are British troops in green krniored cars Instead ol the legions tt Caesar Augustus. And as you pass Hum you hear the age-old complaint ol soldiers— that they should be assigned to juard duty on a cliill Winter a!- lernoon and evening. Religious Battles Still Waged Men have Jought for their rell- fioUE faiths (or centuries and Jou pass out of Jerusalem you can ace the outward signs of the struggle still going on. Members of Hng- »na, the Jewish defense force, are In rooftop nests with rifles and grenades near the Wailing Wall. Arabs crouch in similar rooftop nests ready to die in defense of the Uwque of Omar. The Franciscan friar passes on, but his words stay with me as I go along "the toad to Bethlehem: "Some things change but little even In two thousand years." In that field to my right arc fur- fows, plowed with the same plod- ling steps that men walked 1047 fear* ago. Rain was prayed for •nd the weather appraised in the *am« fashion as those two turbaned Inen over there are doing now. They Kiulnt toward the sky and shake i their heads in discouragement. > At the foot of the Mount of Zion ! »n old man crouches on the stone*. • Just as cobblers down the cen- • turies have set up shops along main > roads where shoe soles wear thin, j 10 the old min Is hammering at 'i leather with rude tools. ] Tiny burros; liiddcn beneath ! treat piles of olive branches on !. their backs, crowd the road and I -: Move aside to 'let them pass just j as travelers on-the same road must i have done on this same day almost j 10 centuries ago. ! I note that thert are six new I graves on the Mount ol Olives to- 1 day. Two of them are in the Moslem cemetery on the East slope and i they hold the bodies of men who j Were killed by a bomb at the Dniu- } «scus Gate. On the West slope I there are hurled four Jews whose i convoy was ambushed last week near the Pool of Solomon. i On down the shiny macadam ( road you come to two dark splotch| es—the blood of two young Araos j »-ho were shot down a week ago to; bight. ' Still the Well of Rest i Half way through the Journey you 5 eoms to the Well of Rest, where, ' tradition says, Mavy and Joseph J paused on their way to Bethlehem. The same worn boulder Is still ' there, still shaded by olive groves. have -looked much i careful. 1 ' But the most Important thing—| untouched by lime —In Bethlehem i Is the hope' ol peace that was, brought here ages ago when two tired travelers slowly made their . wuy toward a munaxnr in the lute j evening twilight of the first Christ- and do«':i the broad rock steps between the street levels and their mothers still shout at them to be Eve. 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