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PA'GE EIGHT Taxes! Reports! Codes! Wage And Hour Kr- slriclions! -Whal Next? By.WILLIS TIIOKN'IO.N SEA Service .Staff Wrilfi Henry Q. Citizen, business- "••.-,•, J-UW1S39 out in the usual way. .* liltle parly, a little wcrrinieni Bui his mind wasnT on is. His mind kept sweeping back through the Terrific Thirliejs now ending. Henry was 50. He remembered (lie days when the government was scarcely fell in business, and .national taxes were ineligible Instead of one of (lie big factors in his operations. During the Thirties a whole new problem of relationships between Ihe federal government and business had arisen. Bui it hart not been solved. Men were still crop- ing lo find (lie proper balance between the two, Henry shuddered a iiitte as he recalled the opening of the 10-jcnr period. His slocks almost worthless. His bank closed. His plant shut down part o! the lime, running three days a week the rcsi ol [he time. Salesmen coming home empty-handed. GOVERNMENT COMES INTO TIJK OFFICE Without Ihe Reconstruction Finance Corporation loan he got in the early Thirties, Henry might no, have made Ihe grade at all. He had paid back the lust of that during 1937, but the whole in y- : ., never seemed to reach any steady level of prosperity. The NRA experiment, the codes, of 1933—what a wild hope-, what a desperate chance for quick salvation they had seemed! But the brought the government right into Hie office, laying down hours ana wages, and it never went out again. The • new wage-hour was doing: the same thing. Taxes kept piling up. His state never had an income tax befort the Thirties. Sales taxes of 3 pel cent on everything the firm bought, and a constant drain ol -(Am,)' EOUKIER NEWS 1ST IS II- T In - Bizarre Auto Death Mystery They'll Have Plenty To Income taxes labor narked on the businessman's ledger for the la-it (lecude. worries, periods of high employment and of partial layoff of "employe, are ' - cmpioses me Lnxora Society—Persona! .Mmlrnl Tea. Mrs. Donald Wcrtz and her Lux""isle n!, the end of the . . j. pupils enteitninecl al about 4 per cent on payrolls fof]" !c llol 'ie of Mrs. R. c. Lnngs . . . with a musical tea old age and unemployment compensation. Federal surtaxes took a sizable chunk ol (lie profits in n nlltl eucsls, Mrs. Lem . .. ... gcod year like 1937. All taxes | Mrs - Allim Posey nnd daughter, laicen logether, were accounting for j S;lrn ' i!rs - Russell Bowen. Mrs. K. pretty near 25 per cent of the cost fl - L - Benrdotij and Mrs. Thomns and cont i for the out of 1 Msh 1ltmors ' Mra - c - D. Wood, w . • i 8e recording :;ecr^- Talk About D u Present Session ng J!V niUJCi: (JATTON Courier NVws Washington CoiTcsixmilcnl WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -The isolationist, bloc in congress emerged from the last session bloody but unbowed. TJicy nrc right back (his winter U> serve notice l|)al all issues defining American relations with the Kurapenn war are by no means settled. For one thing, there is the matter of taxation of war profits nur- '"I! Hie neutrality debate of tnxl year, ihe Isolationists said bluntly ili.it if (lie embargo were repealed ihey would demand adoption of Die Done bill, Tliix bill originally had liie Miss Bertie DeVos, 21-year-old sponsorship of 50 senators, JUKI Mishawaka. Inrt., divorcee plclur- woukl practically lax war pvoflls eel as South Bend police questlon- oul of existence. There is an al- <-'d Jiei- in connection with the M- lernnllve war profits proposal, Die «a»'C death of a friend, Stephen Leo bill, )>ul mis Is expected to Melkcy, who was struck by an lie dot-maul because of Senator mito wll o» he staggered, bound Lees closeness to the admlnlstra- antl Bogged, onto the highway. lion, jJTHT.lRSDAY, • JANTJA RY- '4, • 1940 j • SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON The" Christian's Confession of Faith I John TJiivcatt, hospital Afternoon Parties Mrs. S. J Smith Rnniv, for I.tivora Visitors. Miss Ann Claire Wilkins hnd 14 young friends as her guests Fri- ' ' * day afternoon in honor of two Students Itctimiinf Christinas week visitors, Miss Ann ID Colleg-o. Thin-man Arnold's request for more Thrw k i « 1 " oncy f0r anU-lnist prosecutions iiv nVL, . 1 S ° ! le ncc timt will meet loud opposition, The Ami, ml ? S1 "f e Of Amcr - crlmn Federation of Labor feels v l,n 1, i""m Ve f SC ' S ' niulc 1(llc , tllat Amo]a »« s t-'^en heavily cm ™\.n M "T" cash - illl<i - 1 °» » S toes in his anti-trust prcs- Tli nrrif,n , , '? Se " Vt "" PUS - eCUtl °" s llllc > lh™ts Of I'rosCCU- Ihe 0 ' S ?« i P ° f ° l8hl - ° f U °"' "'"' th<? A - P - of L - °Dbv is tncso ships to Panama a month still strong of rt'uT ,T; f '' !lised " 8rcat lieal ; u wl " Probably put up a fight "he J, r - ^ ^ JIT 05 "' 8 to 5D " to redlKe Amold>s appropriation 1 V ™ , , " °, r N ° rWny rathcr tha » illCT(;ase » «>"* e into and ' Drlrer . »'""• «°sers, H. p. -'™ve returned 'to Sla'.e . ea n cm-o nn, n ,. „..* . . honor of the mothers ol the class:''",; ,,', " m,,i P ?''i GUCs! f C °" CBe ' Jo » rel '°™: Miss Frances and cucsls. Mrs. I^m si«,,r n r,i i\ c . rc . " Clbcl1 tllui rmi1 P( W. ''f Held Bowen. Blue Mountain nnl- maies toward war will stonal influence, and between the - tlleni Pouncing on it like two Arnold is in for a hot time cats. Any effort, for instance, to STATES MAY TASTK jet around ih c Johnson Act in HATCH BILL ™«V¥^.^ra: ^"pciiS 10 ^,,^ o^ r ^ against its will last winter. Con- same liose ils winter. Miss Sara Unigston hud a group °f friends at her home Saturday constant" demand" to keen nri'ccsl Mrs - Lansslon's'liome, decorated "''eriiooii to meet her cousins, 1" the Christmas motif, wllh the Hc ''bert and Paul Pope, of Mcm- of his product, yet there was a F. Hudson. down. EXTKA UOOKKEEl'ING FOR UN'CLE SAM Worst of nil was the constant keeping of records and making of reports. Henry had had to put on an extra bookkeeper just to keep social security records. Tax re- nreplace Christmas viliage""scene nhls> wll ° accompanied her home as the main scheme in the living nfter n vis ' (r wlth t!lcm " w "ret rooni; a gorgeously decorated anil l' art of " lc w ' cck - The young ilchtcd Christmas tree in Ihc mn- Buests ! at both-parties were'served sic room, with (he arched door- "^'active refreshment plates. ways carrying festoons of green- ' • ' • I cry and varied colored lights, nade New Year's Eve Reid Bowen, Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain, Miss.; ; .Herman Lynch, RussellvIIIe, Polytechnic, Russcllville, Ark.; Clarence Crawford and John Cowan, Culujn- bia Military Institute, Columbia, Tcnn. » • * Ve.spcr Sen-ices At Atcdindlsl Clmrcli. ; Two evening vesper: services were held at (lie Luxora. Methodist church on Christmas Eve, and New TVU-K ™n*rt t1 1 r """••" : lu ">c ciass, inungiy cl max ports, reports to his Ir.ide assocu- tcautlful arrangement of tion. it was getting more compli- lovejy selling for the program I'rogrojsslvc I'.irly.. ! ".oi musical numbers rendered by Miss .Billy Langston, Miss Jane --- --=-•- .--! - the class, fittingly climaxed by a Wise. MIss : Ditsy Sillinan Marvin Ernm of s l )ccfl11 music and u nag- . iTclllHfnl nrrft«nrt,i,n,i( nt lien.*.,. t:^^,i,i lull-,... r, rt ..... l ... -- - -.- - . . Year's Eve.- On Christmas Eve Ihc choir pre- 11 musical candle lignl Slates. That Includes most of iho Senators Hatch and Ncely have around It. AltNOLD REQUEST BRINGS PROTEST Assistant Attorney G e n e r u l - .. -.. the same way in which the Hatch bill now bars j it to federal office-holders. i proposal is in for rough Text: Matthew 16:13-24 IIV IVIM.SAM K. CJIUIOV, I). I). Killlor of Advance Our lesson Is based upon Peter's confession of Jesus as Lord and Master. When Jesus asked His disciples, "Who do men say tiiat the Son of lafin Is?" ills question was not one of mere ciiriosily. He wished lo know what Ihe people thought of His mission nml His leaching, but He made the occasion also one for challenging ihc thought of the disciples themselves, "Who say ye that I am?" The popular idea seemed to be that Jesus was the reincarnation of o;ie of the prophets; but Peter's response to the question of Jesus was clear and nn- ctjujvocal, ''Thou art the Christ, the Sen or the Living God." What did Peler mean by this? He meant primarily that Jesus was the Messiah, the Holy One whom devout Israelites had long been expecting. It meant that Peler accepted Jesus as the Incarnation and revealer of God, and it meant that to Him he gave Ills complete faith and allegiance. Can the Christian's confession of failh be less than this? But what does it mean thus to confess Christ? Surely it does not mean just to have some metaphysical idea of His divinity. Men have" had thai, and they have fought bitterly over definitions and distinctions in a way lhal belied all faith in a good antl loving God and that constituted the worst treachery to Jesus and His leaching. The whole Christian world was lonce divided over the difference 'that the letter "I" made in a Greek word—n difference that few pecple would understand today, even if we sought to define it' It may be that, in Unit control'- > crsy and the triumph of the so-' called orthodox forces, the truth' won. But the truth never wins until it enriches and ennobles life. It is by the quality of our living ' and our devotion that we acknowl- | edge Jesus as Lord and Master. It is meaningless and worthless to' call Him divine if we do not ac- I cept the divinity of His life and I teaching and strive with all our j power and with all the power of j prayer to emulate His example. I * * T Tlie \vords of Jesus to Peter, following Peter's confession, have been variously interpreted. One i great branch of the church has laJfen tliem with some IHeralncss • anil has regarded the word of i Jesus to Peter, "I will give unto '' tnce the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven," as constituting the au- 'hority cf the church on earth ; Others have Interpreted these words in a less literal way ihey have taken them to mean that Hie church is founded upon the experience of God In the hearts of men, and that, Christians by ' Iheir attitude nml action have great power of binding or loosing ' By living near to God, they help • lo free their fellov.-men from evil- ; by falling to manifest God's love i and truth iii their lives, by false [ judgements and narrow attitudes they bind them. Thus some have seen in ihcsj words the expression of a grea responsibility resting upon Chris- Hans for their conduct In dally life. U Is a sad but vital truth that people tike ourselves can limit the spread of the Kingdom of God but It Is an equally noble thing to realize that feeble mortals, such as we are, have the power of helping in (he spread and growth or that kingdom. To believe in the divinity of Jesus is to believe that God has a divine plan for every life. Read courlov News wmit ads. BUY STANDARD TIRES cated all the time. There was almost none of nil Ihut before the Terrific Thirties. Beside the Wage-Hour law limitations, with minimum pay higher than some employes seemed able to earn, all wages were up. Negotiations with the new union at the plant were always troublesome and sometimes downright impleas* ant. He had avoided outright ' the young ladies from a Venetian of Miss DiUy Siliman the group lace draped table, with a center- 1 began their Irek, niter an hour's Right" played by . At the conclusiOL gram, the guests were the dining room piece ol poinsettias, Manked on either side ivith silver camileabra with red and green candles. Attends Luncheon At Parkview, . ..... ,^>, t .,. bor trouble." but prolonged negdr, j Mrs. S. .1. Smith was numbered liaisons and conferences added Iq the burden. . . v , !93» iiUOOGflt ' I''-'.- * BRIGHTER PROSPECTS Beside his direct personal troubles at the plant, other worries loomei .always beside his desk—a federal debt rising above 542,oqp,00oit!(! mostly borrowed during the 'riiir- ttes. A 59-cent dollar which might at any time be still further devalued. The ever-present possibility or inflation. All these formed a background for more'infect, business worries. ' '. '.' Yet. reflected Henry, 1939 hadn't been so bad, and the last quaf'tbr was most encouraging. Many of. the thmgs, like an investigation of' the Labor Relations Board which Henry had sought when he joined the Small Business Men's Association in 193C had come to pass'; There was a more reasonable at- .tltilde in congress, especially about tsxes. Maybe the situation was righting itself, maybe the next w years would smooth out those troublesome new relations between business and government. And be- . . among the guest-* who attended Hie bridge luncheon given by Mia Frederick Weiss, of Memphis, at fun and refreshments, to the home of Mnrvln Spann. for a period of fun and eats, then on lo I). O.'s. where the time was spent in a varied way ivith the fun and cats beginning to gain in progressive to Jane's and midnight hour speed, thence on Billy's, wllh (he growing nearer when Ihey reached Clarence's house. Here the fire- n red cross throwing rr-.ys of lignt toward the ceiling was hung behind the pulpit. On New Year's Eve a Spiritual Resolutions program was held. There were speakers representing every age group In the church. The service was closed with Holy Communion. Mrs. George Carter will spend the next three mouths with her daughter. Mrs. Edgar Crib, at Sondheimer, La. Mr. nnd Mrs. Russell Bowen spent the holiday season with Mrs. Bowcn's father, J. T. Jackson, and sister. Miss Josephine Jackson, of BnUonville. Ark. They visited en- route with Mr. Bowen's aunt. Mrs. John Kirkwood. ot LHlle Kuck. I Miss Florence Hush Inis gone to} Amarillo. Te.x., lo be at the bed---- .. , Mrs. li. O.'Wilkins, as Hie iu- side ot her sislcr-ln-law. Mrs. Av- way in presenting the consolation' .stalling officer, read the charges determined by the guest to the folloivins officers: Mrs. Uio^ Pnrkviesv insi Thursday. I works became evident, and the "New Year was greeted wllh much enthusiasm. + * * Haptisl MKsioiuiry Society Installs Officers. A large nnmiier were present at the installation service for the IKK officers for 101Q of the Baptist Woman's Missionary Socic'.y held at the- home of Mrs. C. B. Wood Tuesday afternoon. The twenty-four „ , . .,,.,, served a four course lunch seated at a long lable carrying a mirrored centerpiece holding a large bunch of silvered grapes surrounded by 24 smaller bunches. silver cigarettes and stiver nsh with pink match holders. trays The place cards, featuring miniature Colonial ladies dressed in pink, carrying a pink parasol, also had attached nut cups. A unique cry Rush, who is critically ill Mrs T", I™ ncncnclilr " !s ° r the w °'' k Rush has been very Hi for unnv, f . StalC ™ chine5 ' a " d wl » thi » k months and Sll !,er«l remUl a ,7°,, ,'"^ Uirowlw " WWnch stroke of paralysis. ' lnto llicm Mrs. Henry W. Spann is on an extended visit wilh her sister, Mrs. ill>= Elmore Campbell and family, of pounds St. I.OHls. I J. W. Spann who underwent an operation at the Baptist hospital on December 22, and The Liberty Bell weighs been very critically ill, is thought at the present to show some improvement. Miss Eva and Miss Mnbel George had as their New Year's Eve dinner guests nnd ivntch party. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bowen and Mr. HAPPY RELIEF FROM PAINFUL BACKACHE 5 J a "y tlf I'IOSQ Riiaw and Mrs. Jimmy Slack. W. J. Sykes has returned to his , , „,„. , home at Jackson, Tenn., after a '<%™l.»!">" iren<«l i" visit through the holiday season and Dr. Bogan. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bowen were in Memphis Friday night as r»fV^, t & ( M; 5 S effect ol Mcntliolalum applied "" * " "" ' red p y cools : . >- t al i,.i sg ra l- b '«* ! " ;l "s. A«umatic pains. l«a of pen and -""By, cttting uj> nlglils, sivclling, putfmerf omlor ll.<- *y«, liM.lMlia and .liuifKM. I're- - - dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs Al l-in Wlllirirrllfh Ull W UllOCrllCh. MlSS Gladj'S HerXbCrg, Of Chicago, III., arrived Tuesday night to be the hoiiscgiiest of Mr. and o. »-a,..,m l or «, n -j Mrs. John Tliwealt until Friday. l>ill< . us ;-' 1 s«r,i^!ully i,y iniiiioM tor uvcr 40 Mrs. Thweatt and Miss Henberg were clrissmate. 1 ; at Norlhivestern. .OTHER SIZES OlitJ I . . ROPORTIONATELY LOW // AT TODAY'S LOW PRICES! As Eftc Per Week, i Low As On Our |. BUDGET PLAN PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. , c u«xi. Tbtse prisons ma>- ti al t i. s pains. l«a of pen . witll sm.-irtini; ntul '"" tliwe is Eo:noii,i ni! -a,'i.\.,fc\°m a'lS Tor drawing th c small Ininch ot b ., with a pink thread concealed. « • * Clarence Crawford Clarence Crawford, home from Columbia Military Institute, Columbia, Tcnn.. was complimented 1 last Thursday evening 'by Muss Billy Lniigslon nnd B. O. "wilkins jr.. with a dance at thc Home Economics cottage. Thc large number of guests were chaperoned by Charlie Emus, president; Mrs., Chnrlle Corkran, first vice-prosi- i dent; Mrs. John Thiventt. second Complimented, i vicc-prosideul: Mrs. li. O. Wnkinn. ' third vlcc-presWenl; Mrs. W. !•. Clark, corresponding secretary; ~.^...voo «iiu &uvt:iij[u"ni. /\n(i ue- "•-* v £ iiL; n.-> \\I-IL tiiapcronocj r>y sides—who could be anything but - iils - ?. C. Langston and Mrs. B.- optimistic about America in the °- will;i " s - mothers of the young long run? hosts. Henrr's wife nudged him. "if 5 1 Dancing was enjoyed throughout Ncw .Husiness Classes Open Jan. 1st Sliorlhaiul. Hookkeeiihiff, Typing Mrs. I,. M. Km-MClte 1010 HCiii-n rlionc fS.-1-MV AT DICE CASH For 1938-1939 Government Loan Cotton See Louis Applebaum 107 So. 2nrt. niylhcvillc.Ark. PHONIC 107 L.I). 19 nearly midnight." she said—rhe lhc evcl)in S «'ith" refreshments t Thirties are about- gone!" J " ' "To blazes with the Thirties" said Henry. "Here's to 1940!" To Discuss View Of Jesus Christ" A special service will be held in Temple Israel Sunday afternoon at three o'cUwlr, having as | ts thcme The Modern Jew's View ot Jesu-," The sermon discussion ol Rabbi Herman Pollack win b e based on the recent popular work -The Nunrene" by Sholem Ascli This service is part of a national educational endeavor to explain the modern Jew's. conception o' Jesus having as its aim to foster under-' standing and closer cooperation b°- l«een Christian and Jew. A cordial Invitation Is extended lo members of all religious denominations. served during the hour of Inler- i mission. i Clarence hnd as his guests for I lunch on lhc Skyway at the Poa! body. Memphis, Salu'rclay. Dec. 30, Miss Jane Wise. .Miss bitiy Slli- man, Miss Billy Langston. and B. O. Wilkins jr.. when i lc was complimented by his grandparents. Mr. nnd Mrs. S. J. Smith, in honor ol his birthday. Thc group nllcmtel a show before reluming home. .•Iflernonn Bridge. Mrs. Sam Bowen was hostess lo 2-! guests for an afternoon of uililgc last Friday. Mrs. Lester Eplel of Tyronza was an out of town guest, and tea guests were I Mrs. Tom Dale Wilkins, Mrs John ' Thvveatt, nnd Mis. Jlmmte Slack. >t The water beetle" Hydrop'hilus sajs IU eggs In little silken boats Which- float about on the water RGDUCK SENS115LY With a course of Swedish Massage and Vapor Baths. Healthful and Invigorating. MRS. RUTH LAWHON At Margaret's Beauty Shop SENTRY COAL *» M CVERY ROOM THE SAME UNIFORM TEAIPERATOBf $7 GAY & BILLINGS, Inc. Phone 76 USED CARS At Prices That Say Buy Now! We've slacked prices nn the greatest group of used cars you've laid eyes on. Kvory car must be sold so we're ;tll set to sell and Iradc. Sec us Today. 1!)39 Chevrolet Town Sedan, Special §595 1039 Ford Del. V-8 Tudor, Real ttny §595 1039 Chevrolet Coupe, Dei. Mode], Low Mileage 55-15 1938 Chevrolet Coupe. A beauty, Only SM5 Chevrolet T-Secian §293 Ford V-8 Tudor 527!') IflM Dodge Sedan, City Driven $225 J 931 Chevrolet Coach 5111 1932 Ford V-8 Coupe, Only S !I5 —TRUCKS— 1939 Chevrolet l'/ 2 Ton Truck, Duals 5515 193S Chevrolet Long W. liase, Duals 5315 1937 Chevrolet l'/ 2 Ton Truck, Duals '...§325 19:?7 Ford V-3 1 Vt Ton Truck, Duals S325 1937 G. M. C.-l Vi Ton Truck, Duals S275 1937 CMC 1/2 Ton Panel Delivery S2U5 1031 Chevrolet Vi Ton Panel SIM 35 Pick-up Trucks. All Models & Makes, priced to sell. Come in and select one. Easy G. M. A. C. Payment Plan Open Nights and Sundays TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET GO. Phone (533 AUCTION SALE I Will Ofl'er For Sale al Auction My Entire Farming Equipment AT DYESS FARM 2 Miles North of Luxorrt on Highway (11 on FRIDAY, JAN. 5th. 1940 Snle Starts Promptly at 9:30 a.m. 55 Mules & harness 2 Horses with saddles ami bridles 1 Shetland Pony, Saddle & liriillc 2 mares, saddles & bridles M mlrtrlle busters IK turning jilows 20 cultivators 2 Fannall Tractors 1 Tractnr Mowin.tr Machine I Trartnr cultivator 1 -i-ron- (r.iclor planlcr 2 tractor plows 2 tractor discs 2 traclor buslers 3 tractor barrows 9 douhle sbovcl plows 5 new sroimd plows G new ground streakers 6 Gee Whirzcs 8 section liarrows 5 combination cotton & corn planters 6 cotton planters 1 wheelbarrow seeder .1 slccl roller 13 wasons S trailers with beds 1 bean drill 2 dump rakes 3 stalk cutlers 1 hay- baler 1 Martin ditcher S Ion? double trees 12 short double trees S triple double trees 73 slnglcfrccs Hay * Corn and other miscellaneous equipment. I AM SELLING THIS FARM EQUIPMENT I5K- CAUSB I HAVE LBASED MY LAND AND AM UK- TIRING FROM ACTIVE FARMING. MRS. W. R. DYESS (In Case of Rain Sale Will Be Held Saturday, Jan. i>) v

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