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THE DURANT NEWS
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY ~ Published in the Interest of Durant, West, Goodman, Pieksns. Sallis snd other nearby communities HAZEL BRANNON.Editor snd Publisher ONE YEAS.IMS Entered ss Second Class mail matter in the Postoffice at Durant, WiasWdffi ^ (rifWVaMMnMNMMVMMMMMMMMMAMV FROCXAMA TIOP ■ *^t~ :, ; m .Tl-sAP'S,AS, Governor Hugh White has called on all Mississip pi* j jo*n him in a festival of Thanksgiving for the abun dant bie>*<ngs that have come to the slate within the oast year, and WHEREAS, our own people have shared in great measure the progress and return toward prosperity that have been exper ienced by the state as a whole, and WHEREAS, Durant has in addition many local and specific causes for Thanksgiving which should inspire within its citi sens a special enthusiasm for such a Festival, and WHEREAS, it is my belief that the citizenship of this commu nity is thoroughly in accord with the spirit of the Governor’s proclamation, NOW, THEREFORE, I, W. E. Howell, Mayor of the City of Durant, do hereby designate and set aside the period from November 22, to November 27,1936, for a communitywide THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL and call on all citizens of this city to join me in giving thanks for the blessings that have come to us both as an individual community and as a part of the State of Mississippi. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF I hereunto affix my signature this the 19th day of November, 1936. W. E. HOWELL, Mayor. WE STILL HAVE TOKENS. We still have the tokens with as. Many people thought when the proposed amendment to the constitution failed we would be rid of the pesky things. However, the attorney gen eral has ruled that the defeat of the amendment in no way af fects the use of the sales tax tokens. The merchant is supposed to collect the tokens from his customers. Tim merchant who does not collect them is not do tng his duty as a law-abiding citizen. The sales tax is not a popular tax by any means, but it is an effective one. It is an important revenue producer for the state and without it ihe state budget would be in a bad fix. The tokens are used as the best way possible to collect the tax from all classes of citizens in the same way. Without the sales tax a new taxation method would have to be devised. So it looks like it’s six of one and half a dozen of the Other. We might as well get used to the tokens. PEOPLE WHO WON’T PLAT PAIR. v _ We’H always have with us fleopi# who do not wantjto play Uu\ Ovtt in Grenada county « mrfh' played the slot machine and lost—as we usually do. Instead of taking it good natnred ly, he got furious and went home and reported it to his wife who happened to be a constable. Tliej returned together and attempted to arrest the storekeeper for operating the machine. A hot light ensued and the man mas killed, the storekeeper placed in jail. What the outcome will be nobody knows. If people arc going to break the law they ought to be big enough to lose once in a while for the time for them to lose is certainly going to come. OLD AGE PENSIONS. The initial step to put the old age pension section of the Social Security Act in effect was made this week when post masters over the country were given a form “SS 4” to hand out to every employer in the land. The Tax will start at l p ;r cent in J937 and rise to 3 per cent in 1939 each cent given by the employee being matched by the employer. 20,000,000 wage earners wlil be affected. Few of us in Mississipp will be af fected by this section of the act. When Mississippi balances its agricultuie with industry, however, the act will 1 :v • far reaching influence in our slute. BED CROSS ROLL CALL AGAIN. Each year from Armistice until Thanksgiving we have the RED CROSS ROLL CALL. Mississippi should respond to the roll call this year whole heartedly. The records show that each year in our state the Red Cross spends more than it tabes in memberships. It is always the first, too, to respond in case of emergency. It has had occasion to help Mississippi more than once. We should respond by helping all we can and deem it a privilege to do our bit. TIME FOR ACTION— It’s time we took taxation out of politics. A national election is just over. It will be four more years before we stage the great quadrennial show again. But in the meantime, no matter who sits in the White House, no matter who are members of the House and Senate, taxes are going to hit us all. Republicans pay taxes. Democrats pay taxes. So do So cialists and Communists. And no political party has a clear record on tax legislation. Spokesmen for all parties have long promised tax reduction—and then, once they took office, pro ceeded to raise taxes Members of all parties have done their part to fasten a leech-like bureaucracy upon us—and you can’t have bureaucratic government and efficient, economical gov ernment at the same time. During the campaign, we heard more promises of tax re daction from all political quarters. Now the time for conver sation is past, and the time for action has arrived. Promises demand fulfillment—pledges cry out to be redeemed. Unless we are to be utterly crushed under a tax burden that is al ready sapping more than 20 per cent of the national income, the American people must demand that statesmanship take place of polities, and that a sincere effort to really reduce the cost of government be made.—Leland Enterprise. THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL TO BE OBSERVED HERE (Continued from Page ONE) nation’s number one cotton crop, and nation-wide leadership in thirty-three major crop advances; boosted payrolls in established in dustries and the introduction of new payrolls into the State with new factories; freedom from the drouth and flood that has visited other sections of the country; and publie works projects that have made employment possible for ev ery able-bodied man in Mississip pi. While the Festival is primarily a recognition of the thanks due to the Creator for the blessings that have been showered on the State, it is a particularly appro prite time for Mississippians to take stock of their good fortune and the opportunities that Missis sippi offers for the good and hap py life. The Festival now prom ises to be the most sincere and most extensive program of its kind ever observed in Mississippi. LEXINGTON OBSERVING SEASON Lexington—As their part in the Statewide Thanksgiving Festival, Lexington citizens have planned a series of observances in churches, schools, and service clubs. Sunday, November 22nd, Dr. Judson Chastain, Baptist pastor at Lexington, will devote his regu lar services to the theme of Thanksgiving, as will Rev. James T. McCafferty. Methodist minister. Rev. G. W. Robertson of the Aco na Methodist church and Rev. George R. Williams of the Ebe nezer Methodist church are also cooperating with the Festival. Plans are now being worked out for communitywide services at Lexington and Ebenezer to be held Thanksgiving morning at 10 o’clock, the time chosen for sev eral hundred community services throughout Misssisippl. The Lexington High School’s special Thanksgiving program will be given Wednesday after noon, November 25th, at 2 o’clock, The program for the West school has been set for Thanksgiving morning at 12 o'clock, and for the Cruger Consolidated school Tuesday morning at 9:50. The Coxburg school has also planned a program in observance of the season. At their regular meeting Wed nesday at noon the Tchula Ro tary Club will cooperate with the Festival by having a Thanksgiv ing program. WESSON CONTESTS GOODMAN GAME (Continued from Page One) rules possible. President MeDan iel of the Holmes school is chair man of the executive commitee but tbe other two members call in a substitute when matters per taining to his own school are in question. Believing the player eligible. Coach Branch felt duty bound to give aim the opportunity to show his athletic prowess as he has two years of college ahead of him and needs help to finish his edu cation To have held the man out would have made it appear the Holmes had been caught like a sheep killing dog at the pasture gate. No such feeling is present. To the spectators, and follow ers of the Holmes team through thick and thin, the Goodman coach felt it his duty to send his strongest team on the field. Brought to the pink of condition <‘ind ready for sixty minutes of hard play which comes after a season of conditioning, machine like team play is necessary. Holmes uses the intricate Warner style of play. Though it seemed from the games that Goodman have won without the services of any one man, to have changed a “cog” with but a single days notice might have disrupted the whole offense, in spite of good replace ments. Many of these fans had seen Holmems defeated by Wes-i son all of the five times. The full story will be told Fri day when the whole Junior Col lege association passes on the eligibility of the boy. Editors Letter Box Jackson, Mississippi November 11, 1936 Dear Mias Brannon: Durant News, Durant, Mississippi I would appreciate it very much man of the State Tax Commission. Mias Hasel Brannon, There is an opinion among some of the buying public that the de feat of the proposed amendment, to the constitution would elimi nate the use of sales tax tokens^ In order to correct this erroneous impression, I am attaching hereto an opinion by the Attorney Gen eral, the Honorable Greek L. Rice, together with a note signed by Honorable A. H. Stone, Chair if you will carry this as a news item. I had hoped to see you personally but will be unable to do so this week. With kind personal regards to you, I am, Yours sincerely, E. B. WALL, JR. Field Representatvie. The opinion handed down by State Attorney General Greek L. Rice is carried in a news article on page one. In Jackson we have to care for neglected, homeless, helpless old men. The home is full and we have a long waiting list of men deserv ing to enter the home. The home has been in opera tion for about 18 years but has never been adequately equipped with buildings. We are now raising a fund of $6,800.00 to be used to secure a W. P. A. allotment of $25,000.00 to build a comfortable home, which will enable us to care for about 100 men. We are building with brick, and includes a small hospital. The railroads will give free transportation on Thanksgiving Day for all donations. We are asking that every church, of all denominations, all other organisations, clubs and societies to make a liberal free will offering to our building support fund. We also request that you remember us by contrib uting supplies, as our larger building will give us many more men to care for. We are in need of anything that can be used by a family. Such things as syrup, canned fruits, vegetables, meat, lard, coffee, suger, flour, rice, oat meal, soda, salt, soap, etc. We can also use any kind of feed for chickens, cows, mules and bogs. Send us new and worn clothing for our men. We hope that someone in each community will volunteer to ar range and plan for securing and shippnig these gifts to us on Thanksgiving Day. Mark all packages: Old Men’s Home, Jackson, Miss. Sincerely yours, Old Men’s Home J. P. Harrington, Supt. Jackson, Miss. DURANT NEWS: Dear Madam: Several times in the recent past this office has had opportunity to request that you print in your paper certain memoranda con cerning enrollees of this Company obtaining employment in the out side business world. Your coop eration in assisting us to put this publicity pertaining to CCC boys before the people of this locality has been one hundred percent, and I, speaking for this Organi zation, extend to you our thanks and hearty appreciation. Very truly yours, K. F. 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