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THE PUBLIC FORUM (Editorials by Our Headers.) INVENTORY t MR. MINORT AND I1IS RELIGION. This is the time of year to take stock the wisdom, grace or spiritual acumen These irt turn lighted camlles neM by I other thinjrj, that we hold an all day . uix-rn uiat meir minister is a wolf members or me conjrrefraiion. xnusic'meeunjr a uie enn or me present pas toral year, which enf!T a week from m .weep s ciouung. a community is representing the various montns wos forced to bear the harvest of discord played during the Entire service. An and spiritual disruption such as an in- added musical feature was a song by dividual sows in his attempts at self' ugirrann i xement. Mr. Minort will probably tell you we are erasing. Although Mr. Mi nort has unsparingly assailed his breth ren as fools, weak, effeminate, and do m. . . a 1 11 ' 1 A. lL: 1 I - . or mings, ana noi oniy oi mings, uut( nounnjrs, we nave neia our peace, we of men and their ways. Mr. Minort's are not crabbing, we are simply mak leliirious views have been vomited ing a calm inventory for the corn- forth without let or hindrance on an unsuspecting public for about a year .in this, our lovely little city, whose -very name, Alliance, i9 suggestive of unity, harmony and co-operation, in stead of dismay, discord and class Jiatred. It might be well to make a casual excursion into some of these j ublicly expressed semi-religious views of Mr. Minort and determine where 'they lead us and our community life. let us see whether they are whole some and healthy, or disintegrating and demoralizing. Will the things !Mr. Minort emphasizes tend to build vtp or to destroy a true communal life among our people? For instance, is class prejudice and clas3 hatred beneficial or detrimental to our American institutions? We be lieve it to be detrimental and alien to our best interests and thoroughly un-American. Yet, by pandering to the lowest passions of class prejudice tnd hatred, Mr. Minort has built up a personal following, and he calls this thing a church. He boasts of this class following, claiming his church to be 90 per cent laboring class, and from the itenor of these boasts one vould infer that Mr. Minort devoutly prays that it might be 100 per cent of this clas3. Mr. Minort's church is a close communion body, but this is the first time we ever heard of one f them striving to be a closed shop. The slogan is something like this: ""There is no God but the Labor Union Baptist God, and Mr. Minort 13 his prophet." Mr. Minort assumes in one of his -articles that all churches have ac cepted the Baptist position as correct, whatever that may mean, which of course is the very thing they have Tiot done. According to Mr. Minort's views, as publicly expressed, you will Tiave to be drawn through many waters eight little children with lighted can dies, and a solo at the close by Miss Janet Grassman. . . The topic for Sunday morning will be "An Ancient Iabor Movement". The pastor will interpret the r'rife letweon capital and labor vhen I'haroah ruled and the Hebrew chil dren, in the light of the twentieth century. While this is a burning question today, it was four thousand ears ago. am! will be until the self- Minort has rep-i ishness of human hearts is changed to munity of the results that may be expected from such a spirit in our 1 A f . miusi ana in our communal atrairs. y A spirit such as Mr. Minort has rep-i is! resented as Christian is both un-Chris- the altruism of Jesus tian and un-American. It is based on class hatred and is a sower of discord and disscntion. America is no place for class hatred. United we stand and divided we fall. The church is no field for class warfare. God is no the poor meet together, the lord is respecter of persons, for "the rich and the maker of them all." - A. J. KEARNS. chimhes M Sundav nijrht the topic will be, "God'a rrojrrejsive Kevelation. One week from Sunday rdjrht we will dismiss our evening service to attend the W. C. T. U. meeting at the Presbyterian church. It will be an anniversary of the Eighteenth Amend ment and there will be state and na tional officers present. We will men tion it further next week. M. C. SMITH, Pastor. CHURCH OF CHRIST. "Life's School of Experience" and Ihe Urowlh of fc.ee esiasticism ' are the subjects the minister will use for! spirit. BAPTIST CHURCH. One of the happiest, if not the hap piest, business meeting we have ever seen took place last Wednesday when the pastor, trustees and deacons met and passed upon the program made out by the pastor for the year 1922. The church meeting after this session was conspicuous lor the same jovial It will iro town as the most his discourses next Lord's day. Some times we ask the question, "Why is life?" This question will be an swered at the morning service. At the evening hour a chart will be used which will help the understanding. It was a happy sight last Sunday eve ning to see another stalwart man come forward and confess his faith in Christ. It is a positive assurance of confidence and trust to look over the congregation and see the many who have come into the church under the ministry of the present pastor. This' is not for our glory, but for the glory of our Lord. The Bible school attendance ia the best ever, but still there are the many who are not attending any school. This invitation is to you. You will find a class where you will be at home. We must grow in numbers and effi- Fignificant meeting in the history of the church. It was decided, among year Sunday next. Detailed announcements of the program will be made Sunday. The parents of our children in Sun day school are taking an added inter est, and we expect to reach 2,r0 in Bible school before long, which will mean more than double what we had last year at this time. The program for next year is one that is worthy the clTort of the best of the church. It is groat enough to call forth every bit of christian manhood and woman hood at our command . It is not so great as to be leyond our reach, or so small as to be "put across" without the greatest of effort on the part of all members. The Sunday school teachers will be asked to set the ex ample for the pupils in being faithful to the church by attendance at the va rious services and support of the church financially. Any that fails will be replaced by another who will. A committee on discipline will soon be appointed by the pastor, and a cam paign of education as to our doctrines will be put on by it. It is greatly grat ifying to see so many of the men and wives coming with their children to school. Let the good work go on. Shall we have twenty-five men in the mens' Bible class Sunday? ICssons proparod by the pastor are studied. Next Sunday work the men's Bible les son topic is: "Baptists and the Gov ernmont of the United States." Next Sunday's sermons are as fol lows: Morning, "He Went a Little Furthor." Evening, "A Manly Gospel for Manly Men." Come to the church that is alwayi - ... D. J. MINORT, Pastor. LUTHERAN CHURCH. Sunday 'afternoon at o'clock, English service. Sunday school after the service. . F. DROEGEMUELLER, Taston ' PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 1 The Sacrament of the Holy Com munion will be observed next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. This is the Ixml's table and all believers are in vited to this fellowship and means of Urnce. BARBER SHOP 'WHY'S 'r-'in- .Why docs ft haircut always eont th same no matter how. much, hair jw. have ? . . . Why does a barber Always ask It you shave yourself? Why Is no barber ever satisfied with the weather? Why does no barber ever bar good word for the last fellow that cub your hair? Why does a barber always try to persuade you to buy out the shop whei all you want is a shave? Why does a barber, when drying your face, always overlook that utu Xiin.lnv srhrtnl nf Q-i.V Tjt na Vnon comer of Votir ear? up and even surpass the splendid Why does your nose always begia records of the past quarter. to tickle just as soon as your hands Christian Endeavor society at 6:30, are tucked undor the covering? topic, "Utilizing Opportunities". Mark Why Is the foot-rest on the shin Annerson, leader. The Christian en- Rtanrt always too smau iot your iec denvor society is giving a party and taffy-pull at the church basement to rn jrht at 7:30. All the young people of the church are invited. Our Sunday evening theme will be, "The Majority and Mystery of God", text, "Ia there are parts of His ways, but how little a irtion ia heard of Him" Job XXVI. 14. The coming regional conference of the W. C. T. U. will convene at tho Presbyterian church for all day meet ings Saturday,. January 14. They will also hold a union service at the church the following Sunday night. All are cordially invited to these services. It nppears that open diplomacy Is not to be worn this year as generally as could be wished. Whv does the shine boy always havei a vigorous argument with the other shine boy right In the middle of polishing your Bhoes? AND Why is the best-looking manicnr girl always working down in the othet end of the room T u. o. ft.., in Juut. THE EASIER JOB. "What are you going 'to be when you stow up, Jennie?" "I'm going to be an old maid." "An old maid. dear. Why?" " 'Cause I don't think I'd like to kiss a man a hundred times and Utt him he's handsome every time I want to go shopping "I'd rather earn money and buy things for myself." Baptist Boys and Girls. and come with a union card, if you L fhJ p-w rll ThA'ciency this year or we cannot keep up TP I LS h.rf Jttf! th the record of preceding years. " fL'L" stlUlThe new superintendent will be Pr- Ui, 11, Z ,i . i, Bn ';iv' rented to the school next Lord's day 1 his catering to one class is not only i . ti.s. . pn,,t wiionn un-American, but it is also un-Chris- 'S0?' vZ m ian rwrl Hasn't. rprw.nt a ' our nrtendid young men who has iv rDnraunt wteuieu una imyui win a personal demagogic success, but it as far from a Christian success, for aba? dear God loves all of us, vile and sinful though we be. And if the other classes of society are sinning against the "innocent" laboring classes, our gospel must be as wide a3 God's mercy and able to save to the uttermost even these other classes from their sinful ways. ' Now, every great national church body is keenly alive to the application tot the social gospel and the doing ;eway with injustice to every class and condition of men and the achievements of these united endeavors have been lemarkable. But these things are not being brought to pass by arraying one to have the other rites. . I A j ii i i mt i acceui juu orora gospel, inis may represent, w nro . - - ttTith ihfk settlement of our fire damages by the insurance company through Snoddy & Graham, yet we find, on account of some extras we had done by the car-, penters, that we lack some of meeting all bills. Bring or send an offering next Sunday to help meet this expense and come to the church with a mes sage and a welcome. STEPHEN J. ErLER, Minister. f METHODIST CHURCH, Z We announce with nleasuro that Mr. Hillis, the efficient sexton of the , church who has been east on a vaca tion for three weeks, has returned to Alliance and we can safely promise class against another, but by the hu-1 our people that Sunday morning the manning tendencies evident wherever church, will be well heated and prop there has been a wide application of -erly cared for. No one thing adds Jthe great Christian doctrines of the more to the comfort and success of a TatJierhood of God and the brother-: church than the proper heating, clean iSiood of man, among all classes. ing, and ventilating, and our people Ve would gladly rejoice in any true greatly appreciate the splendid serv success any Christian brother might ice that Mr. Hillis has rendered us, and enjoy. We rejoice when the gospel is J will be pleased to know he is here .preacneu, uuv we cannut rejoice in a again. one-sided gospel. But even if we were to rejoice, Mr. Minort would have none of it. He would not let any other Christian worker rejoice. His spirit is too selfish. It is all to his glory c-ther preachers, even, have done nothing. Mr. Minort cannot rejoice in other preachers; he calls them his competitors. Paul was not far re rinoved from Christ, but he rejoiced in the labors of other Christian workers ,so long as Christ was preached. Mr. Minort goes one better than calling his fellow ministers competi tors. He calls us adversaries.- The dood Book tells him to be ever vigi lant against his adversary the devil, and so when he calls us an adversiry we know what he thinks of us. Mr. Minort says there are a great many men in the ministry who should be lehind the soda fountain or in the manicuring parlor. If Mr. Minort rep resents the acme of perfection for the Christian ministry and the pulpit is to become a place to pander to the passions of men and a private arena for every demagogue, then deliver us from the pulpit We would prefer any j honest service to the physical needs cf men rather than to be a party to any such spiritual renegading. j This wholesale slurring of the Chris tian ministry is not Christian. It is not Christ-like. There are misfits in the ministry as in other callings, but Mr. Minort, "Let him that thinke,h he standeth take heed lest he fall." On the whole, we have found the men in the ministry to be as noble-hearted a body of men as grace any other calling. We write without the slightest bit cf animosity. We have sometimes al most wept whea we have read the crass ana cloddish statements of our erstwhile pulpiteer. But also credit to whom credit is due, and let us give Mr. Minort the credit of being an adept in the art of free advertising. When it comes to exploiting Mr. Mi nort he is not at all bashful. But as to really extending the kingdom, we doubt it The kingdom of God is not coming to thi3 community or any other or to the world by attempting to ar ray one class against another. The harvest of such preaching delays the coming of the kingdom. Such preach ing decries the first principles of Christianity. The great weakness in the govern ment of those churches which are con- creeational or independent of any tW hodv in their church government ia that the ministerial fitness of their pastors is not diligently inquired into by any body superior to the local church. If satisfactory to the local church they are O. K. and no one can ' eay them nay. If a local church hadn't A number of muffs and pairs of chil dren's rubbers have been left at the church. Owners may have same by identifying them. A large audience attended the New Year's candlelight service last Sunday night, and many people kindly ex pressed their appreciation of the uni que features. All lights were turned out except one illuminating a cross. Then candles were lighted at the altar, and twelve young ladies representing the twelve months of the new year, lighted their candles at the altar and took their places in various parts of the room, which represented the world. a ir it mil 35c can pure Cocoa, 2 for wUC 2 pints pure M O? Olive Oil - $1X0 Two Columbia Records for the price of one. 40cOpekaTea, two for : 41c 50c Violet Dulce Face Powder, Cl n two for OLXf L J l: it of What Remains of the HIGHLAND-HOLLOW AY BANKRUPT STOCK Next Saturday. January 15, practically all that remains of this stock will be sold and shipped away to a large Denver concern. Shortly after that Reuler's will open with a new Spring 1922 stock of Women's and Misses' Apparel lovely styles, impossible to be had else where in Alliance at prices that will meet with your instant approval. HERE ARE THE FINAL PRICES ....,.... , . . Many, Many Items Not Listed, but Everything is Marked at Away Less Than Wholesale Cost Deduct All Jewelry j ( . - All Neckwear ; i All Ribbons ; I AllFurs , !' All Handbags Pay Only 1-3 of Regular PRICE AT HALF AT PRICE I All Women's Hosiery All Children's Hosiery All Knit Underwear i All Infant's Wear 7 . All Umbrellas PRICE - AT - Choice of any Hat, formerly to $15 98c Plush Coats $6.95, $9.90, $16.98, $24.75 Choice of any Skirt, formerly to $22.50 $4.98 Cloth Coats $2.98, $3.98, $10, $16.98, $24.75 Choice of Wool Dresses, formerly to $15.00 $4.98 Silk or Cltoh Dresses $7.95, $12.98, $17.85, $24.75 Choice of all the Best Blonses $5.00 Girls' All Wool Serge Dresses $2.98, $3.69 Choice big lot Coats, Suits, Dresses for $10.00 Children 3 to 6 Plush Coats $4.98 Choice of Children's $5 Wool Sweaters $1.98 Girls' 8 to 14 Plush Coats $3.93 Choice of Women's $5 Wool Sweaters $1.98 Choice of all the Bes Suits $15 V NEW LOTS ON 4 BARGAIN TABLES 49c Table Consists of Misses' Outing Gowns, Jersey and Satin Bloomers, Gingham Rompers, Knit Caps and Tarns, Children's Hats, Women's Waists, Women's Hats, etc Odds and Ends of all kinds amazingly cheap. 98c Table Consists of .Wool Smock Sweat ers, Blouses of all kinds, Children's Rompers and Over alls, Gingham Dresses and Aprons, Serge Bloomers, Middies and Smocks. Women's $2.98 out ing gowns. $1.98 table Consists of $5.00 Wool Scarfs $5.00 Wool Skirts Crepe and Flannel ette Kimonos, Wom en's and Children's high grade Gingham Dresses, Munsing- wear, nigner graae $2.98 table Consists of Silk Jersey Petti coats and Bloomers, Serge Dresses, sizes 2 to 6; Children's Winter Coats, $7.50 Wool Scarfs, high grade Kimonos, fine Wool Sweaters. In cluded are -some Cotton Blouses, for-Women's Coats and merly to $12.50. . 1 Skirts worth to $15.