December 10, 1947 was, for all intents and purposes, a really calm day. They were still haggling over food prices and rationing on Capitol Hill. The Middle East was waiting for the civil war to start with skirmishes and street battles on the rise. The Black Market was alive and well and giving concern. The Red Scare was manifesting itself with Hollywood Writers and the country was slowly slipping into the holiday spirit.
News Of The World for December 10, 1947 and the virtues of Alka-Seltzer were never too far away.