As reported 36 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, January 19, 1972:
Prater authors second tax guide
Carel Prater of Martinez, author of an income tax guide for teachers, has published a second book for the average taxpayer titled 300 Millionaires Paid No Tax Last Year.
Prater, president of the Martinez Optimist Club, said the new book gives a novel-type approach to income tax savings. Mr. Ax, the cartoon character throughout the book, cuts his taxes by sharp and wise planning. The cartoon character and his family go through a year of his life with him sticking to a New Year's resolution to obtain all the benefits the income tax law allows.
At the end of the book Mr. Ax is compared to a neighbor, Mr. Tax, who earns the same amount of money, except Mr. Tax has a balance due of $714 and Mr. Ax gets a refund of $714.
The book can be purchased by sending in the coupon advertisement found on the back page of this edition of The Columbia News. It is also on sale on news stands.
Evans church to hold meeting
The Macon Presbytery, composed of representatives from 46 Presbyterian congregations in the Augusta-Macon area, will meet Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Evans Presbyterian Church.
The Presbytery serves as one of the lower courts of the U.S. Presbyterian Church. The court will examine and receive candidates for the ministry, hear reports concerning the various activities sponsored by the Presbytery and plan for its future work.
Dr. Al Cowan, moderator of the Synod of Georgia and minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Douglas, Georgia, will address the assembly.
Ruling Elder John H. Adair of Macon will serve as moderator. The Rev. James M. Kennedy and Ruling Elder Earl A. Rodman Jr. will represent the Evans church as congregation hosts of the Eightieth Stated Meeting of the Presbytery.
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