THE COKSICANA SEMI-WEEKLY.'LIGHT,. FRIDAY,,FEBRUARY 10. 1989. MINUS MONEY, EARLY CHURCH MET DAY'S SOCIAL PROBLEMS* Transformed Peter Made Sensational News For Old Jerusalem — Marvel of Healing Landed Him in Jail — A Program for the Present Crisis. by WILLIAM T. ELLIS 6ns of the great story books The Acts, it would have to be at literature IB Dr. Luke's Book ot The Acts. It li full of adventure and travel and life-changing wisdom; and withal moro readable than moat modern fiction. This course of studies of the life of Fisherman Peter carries him over into The Acts; where he la seen as a transformed man, a figure of heroic proportions. Old Jerusalem, down to very re"dent days, had Its miserable collection motley and of profes- slonal beggars, such as In the Orient always are to be found around a religious shrine. I have many times seen the dozens of such who on Fridays lined the way to Jerusalem's Walling Wall. One of the famous "mendicants at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple, In the Apostles' time, was 'a congenital cripple of middle age, who had so long subsisted on the pittances of worshippers that he was known to all the people. Giving What We Have Going up to the Temple fof evening worship, Peter and John were halted by this professional beggar's whine. With vivid interest, expecting a gift, the man looked and waited. Then Peter uttered the tremendously significant declaration, "Silver and gold have I none; but what I have, that give I thee. In the .name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk. And he took him by the- right hand, and raised him up: and immediately his feet and anklebones received strength." (We glimpse Dr. Luke's professional touch In this phrasing.) Then followed an Oriental scene. The excitable, once-lame man leaped and walked, cavorted ,and shouted, praising God. Instantly he became the .center of a crowd. A miracle Indubitable Indeed, which set the multitude to wondering In amazement, and to telling the story to every listener. A Mill Village Incident. Dr. Walter L. Lingle told In a recent Christian Observer, a story out of his own experience that Illuminates this Lesson. A mill village near his church was sml • f't ten by a plague of measles and £ pneumonia, piled. upon the preva- i lent poverty. Dr. Llngle ; spoke ? to a cultured, prosperous woman I' of his'parish about-the need. She h sighed and said, "I wish I had a 1 million dollars, so that I could 1 * Tielp relieve some of the poverty n: " and suffering In the world." But t she never went near the village, 'where nurses .id other helpers I jwere sorely required. I, > Another Incident in that same %• < ,'sltuatlon is added by Dr. Lingle. if, ?Ari- elderly man, homely, poor, }- and with only one eye, a devoi t y Methodist, was in evidence when- T ever 'the chairman of the relief K "'committee vlsHed thefmlll vlllaee. S ./"Always he carried a covered tin i pail. Investigation showed that , ' the old : .an was in the habit j. of visiting the well-to-do, and getting his pall fined with milk, i Thi« he would dispense where ?~ most needed. Tirelessly he repeated this process. ."Brother Llngle," he once said, "as I move among these people I always try to ,, have t a bucket of milk In one hand and a bucket of sunshine in the"'other." Whereupon the nar- i' 4 -rator comments, "He rediafed •more good cheer—more;' of the Spirit of Christ—in those, afflicted .' homes than all the rest of,, us VJ\ combined." ill I'Who gives himself with his alms ** t feeds three— '^Himself, his hungering neighbor, f and Me." * Everywhere the poor .are " the tfcest helpers of the poor. None Of their nelghborllness gets into 'printed reports of social service. But 'this individual helpfulness, born of sheer . oodness of heart, ya'rms and comforts more spirits " an s the millions spent by "ov- nments. I', is not necessary to ,ve money to-be a helper. . , Our Rich Churches 5* Ambition for ornate 'buildings ind endowments animates' many shuroh leaders today. We have (one far from the Apostolic con- lepjlon of the Church, which did fotf'have any buildings,,' but was i? Brotherhood of-•. believers. Those .1 Qhrjatiana did not possess money, ^jut ; -they did have faith and pow- iF'? 1 u *-Tyke the rest o- the world, the Churches have- over-emphasized .the*importance-of money. Ah at- i Ijtaok of poverty and persecution •might help them find their souls, " li'is the case today in Russia, ermany and • China. The vital of religion' is apart from / possessions. Jail for a Good Deed great wag., the commotion »ted in old Jerusalem by Pe- -.tfure of the lame beggar, by "his sermon to the crowd h had collected, that the iple police put the apostles in- MV tor the night, and arraign-: ids them the next morning before • ^Sanhedrln. In straight-filing g, JPeter had preached Christ, Healer and Saviour. ' Whom •hewers • had, crucified. So af- gd yere the hearers that the wjy of disciples . increased •e thousand. ;'(?;; the Sanhedrln In all Us dig•,:;,the apostles, their zeal un- lmme_d by a night in jail, preach. "tiswlth vigor the story of the ' t'Whom this same Sanhedrln Crucified. Certainly a return apostolic preaching, :. which •" s Bilso be a return to power, 1 mean that our pulpits ring with the Christ-filled which alone is adequate to j Hthe hearts of • men, Our thinking is engrossed with ' U betterment, of men's con\but, ae has been well said, lUer to take the slum t .t . than to take men out i6 ( alum." The latter return; jer quickly rise above the '«>•_ . t of Boldness were to choose one obar- " word of this Book of v o o o o o o v •^Sunday School Les- o t?.«fey, 13 Iw o o P o B a » o fttkV.'L* boldness. Of the Sanhedrln, as they let Peter and John go, with futile warnings, It Is written that, "When they beheld the boldness of Peter and John....they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus." Nobody is ever made to think of Jesus by a timid, cowering, unwltnesslng Christian." "Boldness" In this book may be translated as "free utterance." We find It throughout the chapters. The first recorded prayer of the Infant church was a prayer for boldness; and the house- shaking answer came straightway; "and they wore all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spake the word of God with boldness." Where Christ Is, there Is courage. SEVEN SENTENCE SERMONS A fool may ask a question which forty wise men cannot answer.—Old Proverb. * # * Greatness of any kind has no greater foe than a habit of drinking.—Sir Walter Scott. • • * . • Honor and shame- from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honor lies. —Pope. If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life he will son find himself left alone.— Samuel Johnson. * * • He will keep the feet of His saints,— I Sam. 2:9. * * * Sorrow of saints is sorrow of a day, Gladness of salnta Is gladness for aye; Send on thy hope, send on thy will before, . To chant "God's praise along the narrow way. —Christian Rosettl. * * * If your name Is to live at all it is so much more to have it live In people's hearts than only In their Holmes. brains,— Oliver Wendell Senate Confirmed Joe Kunschik As State. Labor Chief AUSTIN, Feb. 7.— (/P)— The senate today confirmed the nomination of Joe Kunchlk of Austin, Gov. W. Lee O'Daniel's appointee as state labor commissioner. The certification was announced after a one-hour executive session ^f the upper legislative chamber. A two-thirdr affirmative vote is necessary for confirmation. Nomination of Kunschik was the subject of scores of protests and commendations by various labor groups which appeared before -the committee on Governor's nominations last week. The senate also confirmed Gov. O'Daniel's nomination of Raymond L. Dlllard of Mexla to the state parks board succeeding Thos. L. Beauchamp of Tyler whom O'Danlel named secretary of state. Also confirmed were four recess appointees of Former Gov. Jas. V. Allrod, William H.' Richardson, Jr., of Austin and Albert Sidney Johnson of Dallas, as members of the public safety commission, and Herbert Voelker of Wichita Falls and Thomas D. Broad of Dallas as members of the board of architectural examiners. No action was announced on Truett Smrlth of Tahoka, the governor's choice for state life insurance commissioner whose confirmation was recommended by the committee on governor's nominations. Spencer Goes to Athens. . Deputy Sheriff Jeff Spencer went to Athens Wednesday to appear before the Henderson county grand Jury now In session. Courthouse News District Court. Evidence In the trial of Willie Lee Jones, negro, charged with murder, was concluded In the district court Wednesday morning. District Judge Wayne R. Howell Immediately began the preparation of his charge to the Jury. Arguments of attorneys Is expected to get under way sometime Wednesday afternoon. Jones was indicted In connection with the fata.1 shooting of Carl Smith, negro, last November in Corslcana. He plead not guilty when arraigned, Testimony was started Tuesday. Large crowds of Interested negroes have attended each session of the trial. A night session was held Tuesday evening. The state Is represented by Chas. T. Banister, criminal district attorney, and .Tom L. Tyson, special prosecutor. The defense was handled by D. W. Ralston and Chas. C. Sapp, court- appointed attorneys. District Clerk's Office. The following case was filed: Ruby Ashmore Wallace, et al, vs. Thelma Ashmore Wells, et vlr, partition. Warranty Deeds. T. C. Stiibbs, et ux, to E. H. Gray, 1-2 Interest In 18.5 acres of the N. Hawkenberry survey, $10 and other considerations. Home Owners Loan Corporation to Lee A. Hardln, et ux, parts of lots 1, 2 and 3, block 3, Price addition, Kerens, $650. Ernest Albrltton, et ux, to W. H. Albrltton, l-16th interest In 145 acres of the John Wooten aurvey, $300. The First National Bank of Coralcana, Texas, to F. V. Blucher, part of block 265, Corslcana, $1,500 and other considerations. Sheriff's Office. A cow reported stolen from R. V. Vest, West Ninth avenue, was found Tuesday afternoon. Justice Court. Two were fined on vagrancy charges, one for drunkenness and one for speeding in Judge A. E. Foster's court. Two were fined for disturbing the peace, two for vagrancy and one for drunkenness Tuesday before Judge' Pat Geraughty. One- was fined for drunkenness Tuesday by Judge B. V. Hatley at Chatfleld. FAILURE TO PAY CHAIN STORE TAX BRINGS PENALTY Comptroller George H. Sheppar'd states that enforcement of the Texas Chain Store Tax law has now reached the point where penalty suits will be filed against all taxpayers falling or refusing to pay the tax. The comptroller pointed out that 1939 taxes were due by January first and the penalty for failure of merchants to display their licences is $25.00 to $100.00 per day. Sheppnrd advises that for the convenience of those who may not have paid In Corslcana and vicinity, that his representative, W. A. McCants will be stationed at the Court House for three days, beginning Feb. 15th, 1939, and due to the fact the tax Is so small, he urges all concerns who are Interested in economy and desire to avoid penalty to pay his representative on these dates. The two largest chains in the Negro Girl Bruised When Struck By An Auto Tuesday Eye A 10-year-old negreas received bruises and abrasions Tuesday night at 7 o'ciock near the city limits on highway 31 when she was struck by an automobile driven by T. C. Stell, Irene postmaster. The ncgress Is reported to have dashed Into the street In front of the automobile. She was taken to the P. and S. Hospital where first aid treatment was received. Deputy Sheriff George T. Brown answered the call. Smoke Cause* Run. A house filled with smoke from a kerosene stove caused a run for the fire department to 210 West Fourth avenue about 3:25 Tuesday afternoon. Little damage resulted. state have paid the 1939 tax. The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company paid $128,000, and Safeway Stores, Inc. of Texas paid $100,265. ODaniels Receive Gift Plates From Tyler Chapter DAR AUSTIN, Feb. 7.—(/P)—There will be plenty of dinner plates at the governor's mansion after tonight, but the matter of food to go on them Is something else again. At a press conference, Governor W. Lee O'Danlel disclosed there would be a celebration at the mansion tonight, when the Tyler chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution would present him and Mrs. O'Danlel four dozen fine plates for use at the mansion. "Now' if someone will volunteer some food," smiled the governor, "We will be very happy. That will make a fine combination." The question was put whether the state's first family, if hard up for food, had tried barbecuing a goat presented him on the day of O'Daniel's inauguration by Mills county admirers In appreciation of the fame he had brought the name "Hillbilly." Almost any day the goat can bo seen cropping grass on the mansion lawn, and some time ago the governor said the animal slept in his new automobile. "No, 1 he said, "we haven't barbecued him. Nor have the neighbors." Mrs. O'Danlel Boss. AUSTIN, Feb. 7.—(£•)—W. Lee O'- Danlel has been governor of Texas exactly three weeks but he doesn't know much about the gamous governor's mansion. Questioned about the servant situation, O'Danlel replied: "I haven't gotten Into things at the mansion yet. Mrs. O'Danlel always has run the home." Mildred PTA Met In Business Session On Monday Afternoon The Mildred Parent-Teacher Association met Monday afternoon, February 8, In a business meeting with the president, Mrs. Slrman in charge. The next meeting will be a social meeting Monday night, Feb. 20, at the school building. All patrons of the school are urged to attend the social meeting In each month.—Reporter. Checker Club Met For Chili Supper And Tournamenj The Corslcana Checker Club meP Monday night at the Y. M. C. A. for a combined chill supper and tournament. C. C. Sands, director of the club, reported the largest attendance the club has experienced since Its recent organization. The club is open to all people of Navarro county who are Interested in the game of checkers. There are no club dues 'or restrictions as to membership. The club meets every Monday night in the, Y. M. C. A. lobby. m Go To Galveston Receive Treatment DelorlH Clayton and Pauline Bottoms have been taken to Galveston and placed In a hospital for treatment, It was reported Tuesday by Mrs. H. G. Brown, local representative of the Texas Society for Crippled Children and member of the board. James Monroe Reid has also been placed in A. and M. College, Mrs. Brown said, Setting Criminal Cases In District Court On Friday Following Is the setting of the Criminal Docket In District Court of Navarro County, Texas, Friday, February 10, 1939. No.' 16237—J. T. Red, burglary. No. 16238—J. T. Red, burglary. No. 18357—J, T. Red, burglary. No. 16358—J. T. Red, burglary. No. 16271—J. T. Red, burglary. Noi 16272—J. T. Red, theft. No. 16282—R. L. Simpson, pass- Ing a forged Instrument. No. 16355—Hugh Swanson, driving while Intoxicated;. No. 16393—Jessie Jackson, burglary. No. 16378—Jessie Jackson, burglary. CHAS T. BANISTER, Criminal District Attorney. WAYNE R. HOWELL, _Dlstrlct Judge. Married at Court House. C. M. Potter and Christine Thompson were married at the court house Monday night, with Judge A. E. Foster performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mra. Potter will reside at Abilene. Sun Want Ads Bring Results. Change of Life Beaumont, Texai — Mrs. Mary Pariallo, 579 Turon St., tayi t "During the 'chanRe' I was awfully nervous and weak, never cared to eat, and would have i u c h terrible headaches and backaches associated with functional disturbances. Dr. Plerce's Favorite Prescript Ion gave me a fine appetite, quieted my nerves, and I was relieved of the backache and headache." Buy of your druggist. SOME ENEMIES OF THE A HUNAN HEART t The heart .performs the duty of pumping the blood through the body many times a day. This contracting and dilating process goes on about forty million times a year. The reason the death rate from heart disease in* creases each year, is because the general public is not informed on the common causes and prevention of heart disease. From;early childhood to age twenty.flve, "rheum, atism" Is the most deadly enemy of the heart; from twenty-five on, hardening of the arteries, Brlght's disease, high blood-pressure and syphilis take their toll. Rheumatism is caused from the streptococcus germ, which floats around in the blood and frequently causes an ulcerated condition of the heart. . Rheumatism is not caused from uric acid, but from some infection, such as bad tonsils, teeth, sinus or some other chronic toxic condition. If you have rheumatism, any of the above named conditions, or an infection of any kind, let your doctor help you dear It up. 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