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VACE TPTO BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS YMI Y*wf IHCOHM TMC— Many Self-Employed People Pay Social Security Tax First Time Br JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON Wj—Several million lelf-employed people for the first time will pay a social security i«x when beiore midnight of March 15 they file their 1951 income tax return. When they file that return they must pay their social security tax, plus any income tax they owe. Their social security lax is based en their net earnings — total income minus business deductions — from self-employment, They use two forms in making their returns: 1. On a separate form, schedule C, sterling on ilne 25. they answer questions about their self-employment Income to find their social security tax. 2. Then on form 1040 — page 1, line 5 — under (A) they say what their 1952 income tax Is and under (B) they show their social security tax. They adrt the two together and pay what's owed. Millions of self-employed people, but not nil, cnme under social security &ivt.ige j»ir. 1, 1951. as n result of e change In the law by Congress lute in 1050 to include more people. Wajrt Earners Fajr All through 1951 wage-earners were paying a social security tax on the first $3.600 of their pay. It was regularly withheld from their wages. The self-employed people didn't have to pay any social security tax last year. Now, though, the self-employed must pay In a lump sum whatever social security tax they owe for nil 12 months of 1851. The tax on them Is 2W per cent on the first 13.600' of their net income. Note: No one has to pay social lecurity tax on less thnn $-100 of self-employed Income. So wage-earners and self-employed both pay the social security tax on their first $3,600. But—during ,1951 some people were self-employed only part of the time. The rest of the time they earned wages from which the social security tax wai withheld. Now Wlut to Do? What do they do now? If, as wage-earners, they got w.800 in pay from which social security tax was withheld, they're paid up for the year at wage-earners and don't owe any tax for the Income earned while self-employed, no matter what their self-employment Income was. But then come split problems. Jones earned $2,000 In wages and J5.000 from self-employment. What does he do? Since no one pays the tax on more than the first $3,600 of nis Income, Jones subtracts his $2.000 in wages from $3.600 In jelf-em- ployed Income, and finds he still owes social security tax on less than $400 of self-employed Income, a case like this might arise: Smith had $3,300 in wages, from which tax was withheld, plus £300 In self-employed Income, Riving him a (otal of S3.600. Since his fplf-omplnyed Income wss less thnn $400 he pays no (ax on (hat 5300. Social Security Limited In Ills case, therefore, his social security tax for 1951 was limited lo the tax withheld from his (3,300 in wages. But when Congress brojdentd the social security ]»»• It still excluded some people from its coverage. The following are not covered by the law nnd so do not have to pay a social security tax: Public officials, railroad workers, ministers and priests, doctors, lawyers, osteopaths, dentists, veterinarians, , chiropractors, naturojjaths, optometrists, chrl.sltan science practitioners, architects, certified public accountants, accountants registered or lienscd as accountants under stale or city laws, full-time practicing 1 public accounts, funeral, directors, professional engineers. Unless you're a real estate broker you can't Include in your npt earnings, for the purpose of the self- employment tax, any rentals you receive from real estate. Nor can you Include Income derived from the business of farming. And. wnless you're a dealer in securities, you can not include Interest and dividends from securities as self-employed Income. How Big Can a Sugar Bowl Top Be? It's on the Military List WASHINGTON W,-S|)CCiltc.l- fcions lor the military fly swatter weighs 214 pounds ami are ap- proxlmatey four Inches thick, aides of a House subcommittee, said today. And there's the case of the dog tocnail clippers — four pages of specifications, single-spaced, with two additional pages of pictures. In the past four years, the services have bought exactly 10 of these clippers (dog. toenail) through central procurement.. There's also the ca.se of the sugar bowl top. Investigators found the Army rejected n manufacturer's bid he- cause the bowl's "tirofllctlls flat In appearance" and was 1 1 ,4 inches high instead of Hi inches. These were some of the instances of military procurement practices being n.«eml)led by a House Executive Expenditures subcommittee Investigating armed services buying habits. A member of the subcommittee staff said H Is [hiding "nil alarm- Ing/ number" of such cases and instances where low bids are being rejected because the bidder does not meet exact specifications. Seeking 'Understanding' CAIRO. Egypt W';—Premier Aly Mnhcr Pasha declared yesterday he l.< trying to create a "healthy atmosphere" in order to reach a better understanding with the powers of the Free World. He matte the statement in an exclusive Interview a.i Egypt ffrad- ually returned to normal. Leading Egyptian newspapers were filled with reports on the form the British-Egyptian negotiations are likely to take. Read Courier News Classified Ads [*] TT tsm GET A SELF- DEFROSTING KELVINATOR l A sumolionol new «n 9 in«.rin B achl.v.m.nt he flril Km,, automatic dalroiting «,„, „„, •lettric heating .(.mints lo m.ll off froit. A, coniequeno, Kelvinotor "Mojic Cytl«"** ..If.d.. (roiling is simpler, toiler,'far mor. .conomkol Nolhins olj> like il. Come in end ,«e juif wny If', me bell for you! 11 ra. fl. ttu-Vloor fr«»»»f W.4 iq ft. rf Slwri Arx! • P>rtaU> lirtttr Ck.it B w. ft. of Cold Spot* • 3Mb. Frttw Clxrtl • » f* ft. 4 SJwH Art*I • PwioU* bn*r CW»t A«*w«rrl • hWy DMT SbtJrttJ • Twin M*ht-C*M Crhptrtl THERE IS A BETTER REFRIGERATOR . . . IT'S ChaS. S. Lemons, Furniture Will GIVE YOU TOP DQLlAR ON A TRADE-IN NOW! COME M' day. The Coil [gain, it out of her wheelchair to- pretty 22-year-old Calvin „- secretary had been paralyzed Jrom the waist down from a 'all while she was In high school. Doctors held 710 hope for her recovery. Bui Betty completed her education anrt went to work Then, last April she fell from her wheelchair on the steps of a college building. She landed on her spine. She said, 'Life Just seemed to flow Into my —- The more I exercised the . stronger they got." Surgeons said the second tumble apparently freed adhesions. Now Betty, after months of practicing in secret, I* walking again. She says: "It was .something that happened in God's providence." Senators to Hear U.S. Arms Secrets WASHINGTON W>)—Senators expected to learn some sccrels today ibout new military weapons, un- hiding an expensive bomb sight hat enables accurate release of all kinds of bombs. One section of a large Senate :ommltt«e room was filled with weapons carefully covered by white, sheets. Senators are hearing testimony by Pentagon leaders on the new 52- billlon-dollar military ajjproprla- ion and a number of pieces of mil- tary equipment^heretoforc classed 15 secret or confidential—will be exhibited publicly for the first time. Barkley's Eye Ailing WASHINGTON W)—Vice President Hartley will enter the Navy Medical Center Wednesday for treatment of an eye disorder. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1W| Pretty Girl Walks Again After Falling GRAND BAPID6. Mich. (HI Betty PoMemi, «-ho six yean ago thought ahe would never legs. HAL lOYLE'S COLUMN Paratrooper 'Sky Pilot' Fulfills His Battlefield Compact with Heaven PURCBLL. V>. (AP) — John Bared shmeberger made 13 parachute Jumps as a pioneer organizer of the American Army's Paratroop Corps. But II was while he lay badly wounded on a Belgian battlefield in 1944 that he made the biggest Jump in his eventful iife-a decision to become a "Sky Pilot." A German mortar had burst in red ruin a moment before. It killed one man and wounded five others. Including IJeut. Col. Shlneberger. a 35-year-old battalion commander. Arm Mangled The steel fragments mangled one of his arms, opened an artery in the other. As he lay there with his life flowing from him ,a young West point graduate felt lie would (lie. And he experienced a deep re- sret. He had always In his heart of hearts wanted to be a minister and preach the Lord's Gospel. Now he never could. Shlneberger lifted his eyes and made a compact with heaven. "Lord," he prayed. "If you let me get off this battlefield in one piece. I'll work lor you the rest of my life as a Christian soldier to the best of my ability. I won't put It off anymore. I'll become a minister, whether I'm good or not." Then He Survived He survived, although he spent more than live months In hospitals. As soon a.s he was well, he set about carrying out his pledge. It took courage for him to turn back on his brilliant professional military career. But Shineberger had spiritual fortitude to match his physical bravery. He retired from the Army and enrolled as student In the Virginia Theological Seminary. Today he is rector of three Emnll Episcopal churches in the Virginia dairy country. Both he and his pretty wife, Lisa—they have four children — are happy In his new calling. Pastor It Popular Th« ex-paratrooper, still in rugged trim at, 43. Is a popular pastor. People of all denominations come to him to talk over their personal troubles. They like his sensible, down-to-earth manner. But Shlnberger himself Is still humbly uncertain whether he is— as he says—"a good preacher." He talked about It as we sat In his .study, where nang pictures of his two great heroes—Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, who was a deeply religious military leader. "Ever since I was a kid." he said. "I wanted to be a clergyman. But I didn't feel i was worthy enough. So 1 Just kept procrastinating." Army Hag Helped He feels his Army training has helper] hi:n in his new work. "But sometimes I'd like to get the coordination you find in the Army in order to set people to put their principles more into their daily Jiving." he said, -fan many are satisfied just to have the pre.icher baptize them, marry them, and bury them." Leaving the Army to enter the ministry doesn't seem as unusual to him as it does to others. "During West Point's first hundred years about 45 per cent of its graduates became clergymen." he smiled. "In fact so many did that they had an Investigation into it." Track Fight Considered LITTLE ROCK 'W — Leaders of the Arkansas Anti-gambling League were to meet here yesterday to decide whether it would he feasible to go ahead with a fight against I horse race gambling in the state West Germans Are Questioned About Defense PARIS W)—Three West German cabinet ministers underwent severe cross-questioning yesterday on what their country can spend lor Atlantic defense.. The questions were (Ired at them by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's "three wise men." who are charged with reconciling economic possibilities with military needs. They are William H. Draper, U. S. aid coordinator for Europe; Jean Monnet, Prance's chief planner, and Sir Edwin Plowden, who has much the same Job in Britain. British Peace Offer Reported CAIRO. Egypt MM — A British peace offer to Egypt was reported tcday. It included British evacuation of the Suet Canal »ne, a plebiscite for the disputed Sudan and an Arab security pact as a basU for Middle East defense. The peace formulsa was reported by the newspaper Al Misrl, organ of the Wafdist party, which launched the Egyptian campaign last October to get the British out of Egypt and the Sudan. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Martial low Proclaimed PUSAN, Korea (/D—The government yesterday proclaimed marlt&l law in a sectio not Southeastern Korea as an anti-guerrilla measure. COMPLETE LINE OF Don M. Edwards Co. is distributor for Remington and Underwood Typewriters and Adding Machines. All makes portable typcswritcrs, Smiih-Corona, Royal, Underwood and Runiinglan, are available. Steel Office Furniture and Filing Cabinets. Repair for all office machines, including cash registers. Typewriter & Adding Machine Rental Let Don M. Edwards Co. take care of your office needs, we're complete office outfitters. Don M. Edwards Co. 112 W. Walnut Phone 3382 German-Born Memphis Girl Wins 1,000 Lion Oil Scholarship Happy Ellen Schiffman receive! $1,000 scholarship oword from Sluurt Serryman, lion Oil Scholarship Fund representative. At right, Win Elizabeth Clinton, Ellen'i Engliih leacher, looks on proudly during special assembly al Central High School, Memphij. Mill Clinton received $200 for sponsoring the prize-winning essay. The ceremony was broadcast over radio station WMC, Memphis. City & State Baldwyn, Misa. Bartlctt, Tenn. Canton, Mi c -g. Clarksdnle, Miss. Clarksdalo, Misa. Ft. Smith, Ark. Harrison, Ark. Lexington, Tenn. Litilo Rock, Ark. Madison, Mips. Magnolia, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Memphis, Tenn. Memphis, Tenn. Milan, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. New Albany, Miss. Norphfet, Ark. Richton, Miss. Tillar, Ark. Tillar, Ark. Waterloo, Alabnmn HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS High School Baldwyn High Nicholas Blackwcll High Canton High Bobo High Clarksdnlc High Ft. Smith Senior High Harrison High Lexington High Little Rock Senior High Madison-UitlRcland High Magnolia High Mnrtin High Melrose High South Side High Milan High Colin High New Albany High Norphlet High Richton High Tillnr High Tillar High Waterloo High Student Nancy Lesley William R. Klemm Kate Roberta Charlsie Tomlinson Eleanor Day Kthleyn Cathey Rama Jane Hurt Gail MiddleUm Gordon Naylor, Jr. Wiley Thornton Bntty Crump Shirley Ann Krecman Hildred Scats Beverly Lutz Bobbie Sue Cox Clark Bates Angclene Smith Jackie Wray McNutt Hugh Thorns Ann Fontaine Rice Jesse Cnrol Holloway Betty Jane Skipworth Teacher- Sponsor Mrs. Sale Martin Kate McKinnon Mildred Golem an Bess Norman Mrs. Annie See Sparks Nora Brown Bryan T. Gray Mrs. W. B. Wilson Mrs. Kntherin C. Taylor Mra. Unice Barksdala Bill Barlow Mrs. Frank Wiles Mrs. M. P. McCIeave • Annekay Tharp Willie Maude Thompson Ix»ta S. Driver Ruth Elizabeth Malms Mrs. Dudley Hur^lie* Olga Clifton Bertha T. Tillar Bertha T. TiUar Eva Dendy Another Big Opportunity To Win Scholarships Students! 3rd Big Lion Oil Essay Contest for High School Students is Still Open Ym,r r^Mjr may win the first prize —a JI.OOO •cnolnrshin—or one of the numerous ca.h iWArrts, bimply write an r*».*ay on: "Whnt Ones The Soulh OfTcr For My Future?" i 4 ^ r y vs"J , ((1 ? cl V. r r r «''<•* booMot, or write Linn 0,1 Scholarship rund, Kl llorarlo, ArknnHw. Hurry! Cental closes miclmghl, February 15. Writ* lion Oil Scholarship Fund TODAY for Details Teachcrsl 2nd Lion Oil Essay Contest for High School Teachers is Still Open Why not stnrt your 1,500 word (or lesurt entry now! Remember there arc three big $1 200 scholarships. Here's your opportunity to win n $1,200 scholarship for advanced cducalinn. Write an cwjay on: "How t Can Beat IVcp»r« My Student* For The Future" Your 2nd Lion Oil EasAy Contest closes March 31. Ellen Schiffman, whose parents fled Nazi oppression, wjns chance at additional $3,000 Grand Prize Scholarship with sincere, moving essay on "What Does My Country Deserve From Me?" Fourteen short years ago; Fred ScbilTman was forced to leave his native Saarbrucken, Germany. A friendly America adopted him, and he settled hi family in Memphis, Tennessee. Perhaps this is a good reason why 17-year-old El en, his daughter, felt she should enter the Lion U;l contest. . . and why she did so wel]. At any rate the judges for this second essay competition had no trouble in choosing Ellen as first-prize winner. The pretty, popular Central High School student from Memphis plana to get her degree, then teach English and history. In her own words, she "want* to help the young people of the South get a good education." 5 1 tf prli* winner •pontor — Gracious Miw Elirji- bcth Clinton plans to use the $200.00 she ra- — . cpivcd for sponsoring Ellen SAilTm.™ for an "enjoyable vnmtion." OTHW WINNERS 2nd prii* wlnnar -S.eond r>rl«.— $230.00.L.icky, hard -work ing. scco nd-prize win Tier Normn Sue R 0 r> p o f F I ,, .^ Smith. Arkansas High wiu flrat- prize winner of on* of the '51 contests. 2nd prlx* wfnn»r • pontor — Miss Norn Itrown, who sponsored Norms Roop in her itec- ond successful — .. essay enlry, will rt«ive 4100.00 cash rind an Rdrh'fional cash award of $25.00 for her »poriBOrship of one of the 22 other prize winners. 3rd prli. wtrmw — 3rd Prli.— $100.00. And MnxtnB Elodge* of New Albany, Mississippi Higb ._ School Wfia another repeat winnerl She had been second-prize winner in th« first Lion contest during th« current school year. 3rd prlz. wlnp»r fponior —Mr. Hollis McNcer, iMaxine's journalism teacher will receive B S50.00 cash . „ .. D It __^_^ *.'<t^* award for sponsoring his eecoa priu-svinninK student essay. Jurfg.i of if,* e«nl«tt w.rM Clmncellnr Hnrvie Brnnacomb, Vice-Chancellor MnHino. Snrr«lt,Prof.Edj;nrHill Duncan, f>ci>iir(rncnl of English, nnri IVof. Herman Ninon, Department of Political Science; all of VnndcTiiilt Univeniity, N«b- ville, Tennessee. Why Lion Oil Scholarship Fund Was Established Tlio Lion Oil StMarship Fund was originated by lion Oil Company in 1950 la broaden the educational opporruru. t«l of Southern Youth ... Our Fulur. leo<W The proa™, f"~' ,"T°r d l d "'',' V r r '° Prwlde """""MP' nol only for lludents, but o!,o for high school reacher, so thai rh.v -nay »„„. «,. benefiis of advanced education wirh G^'M" • tl' ° ' •' I0m ond """"fl*"" of Our Oood Neighbor*, f £ "i^M '' pOTt : ond -P°'»l o' 'he Souih, with moc. man 2,400 men and women on itl $11,000,000 annual payroll. lion fu.l, and lubricants help turn the wheels of S<xjrhwn Inauilrv. Lian chemical fertilizers step up yields of South- •rn <, 8 r.c u |rur.. W.'r. "Home Foil," in lh« ScKMand LION OIL COMPANY El DORADO} ARKANSAS

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