Newspaper Page Text
IS. MBS HAS
ANSWER 10 HEFLIN ON SUFFRAGE ISSUE Says Women Are Not “Bab bling” About the Ballot Box as Charged WHY WOMEN SHOULD BE GIVEN THE VOTE They, Even as Mr. Heflin. "Believe the Home Is a Saered Place," But Thousands Have No Home Tn the Editor of The Age-Herald: Tn a telegram from Washington to The Age-Herald of Thursday, February 13. liepresentatlve Heflin Is quoted as being opposed to woman suffrage. The reason given Is "woman's place is In the home. Being endowed with the gift of gab. lie does not put It in quite so concise n fash ion. but stripped of oratorical flights It amounts to the same old platitude. It would seem that no controversy could exist between the Hon. Mr. Heflin and the advocates of woman suffrage, for they, as he. believe "the home to be a peered place." The womun suffruKiiitH rue in licit concerned with the manner in which this “mofcl Important place in tho^world” shall be safeguarded, so that the ques tion seems to be one of method only—'how best to conserve and protect the American home. One cannot doubt Mr. Heflins sincerity. He must be honest in his belief and Its public promulgation, for such obsolete views from the professional politician are now quite rare. Most of them, it not convinced of the justice ami expediency of placing the ballot in the hands of wom en, have at least '‘seen the handwriting on the wall" and advocate it because they s. ent danger in any other course. Wo suffragists would respectfully Inquire of the Hon. Mr. Heflin what dis position he would make of the worn n who have no homes? In large part these*women art* home* U-Hs because of the failure of father, husband, nun or brother to provide them; these individual men must not bf held responsible, but the economic con ditions of our rapidly changing life which have engulfed them. Today over one-fifth of the womof\, of these Uni tot 1 states arc wage-earners, and the army is increasing, not diminishing. The lion. 2dr. Hcllin seems to l>c fill 1 of the fancy that “the good angel of the fire-side" has grown tiresl of her time-honored duties and resjuDtwihilities and volun tarily 7,000,000 or \.000,000 of women have forsaken th*‘ home for the office, factory ami swe.it shop! If our social conditions were itdenl and every girl happily married to mine man. who could support her. the question of woman suffrage might be of much less con cern. If the laboring men can enforce fair treatment ami a squaeo deal by the POLICEMEN NET $ 1250 FROM THE ANNUAL BALL l - - ■ __ - - MADE POLICEMEN'S ANNEAL BALL A SUCCESS Center—Chief Ceor?e II. Bodcker; Pop Bow—D. C. Simmons and ('apt. Martin Eagan: Middle—John II. Jerroll and C. K. Clover: Third How—H. L. Byars am L. Per’ierson; Bottom—A. D. Brown. I Oih thousand two.hundred and titty dot* | tar.* was the net sum realized by the | Police Relief association from the ninth I annual hall which was held Friday night. I This money was placed in the treasury of ! the relief association and will be used as ja benefit fund for the policemen. | An immense crowd attended the ball, i the armory of the city hall being thronged I with dancers until a late hour. A live ! piece orchestra furnished excellent music land from the time Chief and Mrs. George II. Bodckcr started the grand march at 9 o’clock there was scarcely a lull In the dancing. Tht police ball lias been made an an nual affair, the proceeds going into the coffer* of the relief association. Kvcry member of the police force Is a member Oi the relief association, and in time of sickness or death in the family the treas ury of the association is always at the dis posal of each member. The ball this year was recognized as the best In the history of the association. The committee in charge consisted of Police men X. Ih. Byars, John Jerrbll, C. K. Glover. A. D. Brown, T. L. Perkerson and 1). c. Simmons. ballot, why should it not produce tin same effect for these women? 'I'he low and hard conditions of work ing women are largely due to nhelr disfranchisement. It Is inhuman that jthey should be forced to compete in the labor market with men who have full political rights, and they remain I political ciphers. They should be given it lie right to protect themselves. ! The late lion. Carroll I>. Wright, while still national commissioner of Home Remedy for Eczema From our experience as druggists in this community, we can. recommend* as an absolutely reliable i^medy for skin diseases. th» IJ.D.D. rn*wripU(in for Crruufl, made in the D.O.D. laboratories in Chicago. This is on ideal home rem edy for it has the advantages of being a convenient wash, easy to apply and posi tively harmless to the most tender skin. D.D.D. gives instant relief from the irritating itch, it penetrates the pores and reaches the root of the disease im mediately. .lust a 50c bottle will con vince you of this. We advise every skin sufferer to have I).Ii.IX Prescription always on hand. course all druggists soil it—go to them if you can't come to us—-but don’t ac cept a big profit substitute. However, if you come to our store, we have so much confidence in this mild, antiseptic wash that wo will guarantee the first full-size bottle to do as we say. If not, pay nothing. Hot us also tell you about D.D.H. soap. Collier Drug Ho., Hilmlngham, W, D. Taylor, druggist, Uessciner. A LITTLE SHOP OF BIG VALUES Possibly we are not as pretentious as some— although wo have just completed our new .,tore—which cml»odies every feature of a high class, modern jewelry store IT IS STOCKED FULL OF \ The Best There Is In Jewelry, Watches, Diamonds, Silver, Cut Glass, Novelties, Etc. —And the Prices Are Always Lower Than Any Other Offers Yon * Visit Our New Store 1912 Third Ave. P. H. LINNEHAN JEWELER ‘T ar Aio'1hoi/i*H«|i(B ««"■<» Sji r>s^av-’im labor, said: "The lack of direct politi cal influence constitutes a powerful rea son why women’s wages have been kept ai a minimum." All investigators on the subject say that the traffic, in women is largely due to the lack of a a decent living wage paid to the young unskilled girl whose every intention i*? to live honestly. The Hon. Mr. Heflin says, ^he can accomplish infinitely more in the sacred precincts of home for the moral uplift and for good government than she can equipped with all the power of a wom an suffragist babbling about, the bal lot box." Women are not "babbling" about the ballot box. They are praying for It, work ing for it with such dignity, skill, pa tience and persistency of effort that no thoughtful man rnn afford to belittle. Resting content within the shelter of her own homo, willing to fold her hands, secure in the possession of it, is not i enough for even the woman of leisure! today. Sim has begun to realize even I here in the south, that such an attitude | is distinctly unfair to her less fortunate sisters. In closing, Mr. Heflin remarks, "It Is not that I do not think that woman *s good enough to vote—not that at all. She is the dearest and best creature In the world." This being his opinion, by wh«t 1 process 01 reason or law of ethics does | he maintain that the willful waste of such material be continued? Conservation is the dominant note of the world's ef fort today: women seem to represent the only body of talent and energy that is .still left unutilized, unconserved. Though she be "the best creature" her opinion is not worth anything to her efly, her state, her nation—for casting a ballot is simply a written expression of opinion. Representative Heflin pictures this sad day. which is, in fact, so perilously ndhr. Hr sees a constant procession of wives, mothers and daughters, whom ho "praises like angels and ignores like idiots (polit ically) every hour In every day of every i year "clamoring for the noise and ex citement of politics." | Thp picture tin- so-called "babbler" •draws Is quite different. She sees the ! dawning ofr that day as one in which th« civic consciousness of women is awakened, and the expression of that ! consciousness finds its way into the ballot | box once or twi£e a year, and she rcal izes the result in a broader outlook, bet i ter trained judgment, more tolerant spirit I than she has been exercising before. She I rejoices in the better protection of her j home, which she with more intimate | knowledge of its needs, has with her vote, helped to make possible. I The woman suffragist welcomes "this ; sad day" and believes it will be a glad I day when she may dedicate her ballot. 1 To the wrong that needs resistance; io the right that needs assistance. PATTI ft K. JACOBS. President Alabama Equal Suffrage Asso ciation. Birmingham, February IS, 1S1J. ORIGIN OF THE CANCER FOUND I *: Nii. February 15.—The result*? of ex . pei imout.s to find the origin of cancer wt. < published today l»y Prof. Johannes I'd iger, director of the Pathological in stitute at Copenhagen. ilis researches show that cancerous 6Ti wths in the esophagus and stomachs ! of rodents were due to the presence In the i uliuicntury tract of minute worms, an in i determinate number of which are from the tom mon kitchen cockroach. Rro hfcssoi Flblgor succeeded in producing can ct * by feeuing the parasites’ eggs of cockroaches to ruts. The experiments arc considered of groat importance to seekers for a euro of ran c< r. us they form the tlrst experimental pioduction of the diabase. DAHLEN PREPARES FOR SPRING TRAINING New \ York. February 15.-Manager Dahlen N>f the Brooklyn Baseball club lef. today for Augusta. Ga.. Wdiere he will prepare for the training camp. From ^rrc be will go'to Hot Springs. Ark., to look alter the training of Pitchers Ruck er, Allen and Ragan, returning to Au gusta on March 4 to meet the other play ers, Ton of these with Trainer Dan Cora erford will leave New York en route to Augusta on March 1. i New York Tenement Raided and Five Unconscious Victims Found —: New York, February 13.—Despite per sistent efforts to stamp out traffic hi opium, the sale and use of the drug is again revealed by raids here. It is de clared today that *‘a joint" which the po lice raided in a Second avenue tenement, last night was one frequented by school boys and girls. Detectives who bud watched the place for three days con firmed reports, It was alleged, that chil dren visited the place regularly. A boy of 11 years and six £pung men. one of whom was lib conscious, were found when the police broke into the place. They lay | on an old quilt* which had been thrown J over the bare slats of a bed frame In a, dirty, squalid room. The detectives had not completed the search of the place when four raps were heard at the door. The visitor proved to be a girl of 18 years. "Wliat do you wrant?” she was asked. "My brother comes here to smoke opium,*’ she answered. "I have come t‘« take him away.'* "He is under arrest." she was informed. Earlier in the weak the police discov ered that “a dummy" cigar store was u: place where opium was being manuftic-1 tured Mid sold in large quantities. BROOKE TART IN RECENT REPLY TO PRESSMEN S UNION — (CoBllHiied I 'roui I’ngf Five I 1 venture to say he will not only want the Incumbent t.o be a man who will be fair to the persons he employs, but he will be assured that he is a man of recognized business capacity, of proved personal in tegrity, and one who will not deem his duty done by playing to the galleries.*’ Mr. Lack monel's Letter Birmingham, January 31. 1913. AI»-. If. Y. Brooke, Montgomery. Ala.:, Dear Sir—At the January meeting o• , Birmingham Printing Pressmens; union No. 121. we indorsed Mr. W. V. Turley of Chattanooga for public print er. I. as secretary of above union, was Instructed to communicate with you in regard to your withdrawing in Mr j Turley's favor. \Ye Indorsed Mr. Turley for several reasons; I will name several of them. 1. We know he is a good union mail, having always worked for our inter ests. 2. He has the indorsement of our in ternational union. 3. lie has the indorsement of several trades unions in Birmingham and Ala bama. 4. lie lias tlie indorsement of the majority of the unions of the south. 5. Mr. Turley has the support of two thirds of our congressmen. If Presi dent-elect Wilson listens to the con- i gressme n Mr. Turley stands a fair show. Wo believe he stands u slight chanc' as matters arc. fie would stand a bet ter show if he had the sol'd south 1*« - hind him. All that stands between his having the solid south is your can didacy. Wo sincerely hope. Mr. Brooke, that you may see your way clear to withdraw in favor of Air. Turley. You can readily understand, bet* r thar I can explain to you. what it wiil mean (not only to our union but t** everyone interested in printing and in reoing the south pushed to the front, where she belongs) to have a south erner as public printer. Should you decide to withdraw and Ht any future day offer for public of fice you will lmve the Birmingham Printing Pressmen’s union at your hack. If necessary we can eylist the majority of the unions rot only in Birmingham and Alabama, but of the entire south to your aid. You can eas ily .see that such a condition would enhance your chance of success almost a hundred fold. On the other hand, if yon persist j in pushing your application and do; not' receive the appointment, the above , conditions would naturally be re- j versed should you offer for public j service. Hoping you may see your way clear j tiS help place a southern man in Wash ington as public printer, t beg to re main, vours respectfully. H. DACKMOND. (Seal.) Secretary 121. Mr. Brooke’s Reply Mr. E. Laekmond, Secretary of the Birmingham Press men’s I'nion. Xo. 321. Birmingham, Ala. My dear Sir—Your favor of January 31, 1913, received. In reply: As an American citizen I recognize your right and the rig)it of your union to in dorse Mr. VV. V Turley for the position ol’ public printer and 1 congratulate him upon being abb1 to have labor unions to discriminate in i;is favor as against other unionists who have borne the burdens of labor organizations for nearly 35 years. I can lay claim to some of the reasons you assign for indorsing him. viz: "I am a good union man, having always worked for the interests of labor." 1 have not sought the indorsements of the labor unions nor any portion of them, for the1 reason that I did not think that it was against friends, or favor one friend as against another friend. My long experi ence in the labor movement having con vinced me that labor needs all its friends and therefore cannot afford to waste its influence that Vay but should keep its ammunition to fight its enemies. You amaze me with this statement of why I should .withdraw, viz: “We believe he (Mr. Turley) stands a slight chance as matters are." 'Phis is a confession of my strength and the weakness of Mr. Turley, since you add, “All that stands between his having the solid south is your ea ndiduev." JIad your solicitation stopped at this, it would at least have merited considera tion at my hands. It did not stop at that but you add this: “Should you decide to withdraw, and at any future time offer for public service, you will have the Bir I mingham Printing Pressmen’s union at youi back. If necessary we can enlist I the majority of the unions not only in » Birmingham ami Alabama, but of the en ! tire south to aid you. Doubtless you did not know that you were violating the spirit if not the letter of the law by making a proposition of this kind. \ cannot afford to be a party in the remotest degree to any transue I tlon of this kind. I think too much of , labor’s cause to think of bartering Its I birthright for a mess of pottage. [ Xot content with offering me a tempta I tion to withdraw’ from this contest you, unthoughiedly, 1 hope, hold the big stick over my head when you add these sig | niticant words: “On the other hand, if you persist in pushing your application, and do not receive the appointment, the above conditions would naturally be reversed should you offer for public office.” Had the idea ever entered my cranium not to be a candidate for the position of public printer, the hope of your reward or the fear of the prompted punishment would prompt me to continue. I cannot aid in propagating such a spirit In free I America. That character of methods would be a credit to the Mafia, or the Black Hand societies, but it is out of place in a trades union existing and thriv ing in the land of the free and the home of the brave. S gprs very respectfully, 1 (Signed) H. V. BROOKJS. SERVICES AT THE CHURCHES Zion Lutheran Church—Avenue B and Nineteenth street, south; services and preaching this morning at 10:39 o'clock and this evening at 7:30 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, tlie Rev. H. Reuter. The j morning service will be in German. Sun day school at S:39 a. m. Soulhside Baptist Church—Corner Eleventh avenue and Nineteenth street, south; services and preaching this morn ing at 11 o'clock and this evening at 7:15 ! o'clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Preston Blake. The topic of the morning sermon will be: "In the Garden With Jesus." and that or the evening will be evangelistic. Sunday school at 9:39 a. m. East I.ake Methodist Church—Services and preaching this morning at 11 o’clock and this evening at 7:39 o'clock, con ducted by the pastor, the Rev. U. E. Ty ler. The subject of the morning service will be: "Various Views of Christ," and that of the evening: “Apparent and Rea! Values.” Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Owen ton Methodist Church—Services and preaching; this morning at 11 o’clock und this evening at 7:30 o'clock. The morning services will be conducted by the Rev. Whitehead O'Rear and that of the evening by the Rov. J. O. Hanes. Sunday school at 9:30 o'clock. First Christian Church—Fifth and j Twenty-first .street; services this morn ing at 11 o'clock and this evening at 6 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Henry Pierce Atkins. The sub ject of the morning sermon is: “The Test j of Discipl^khlp,” and that of the even- | ing: “The Men Christianity Makes.’’ Sunday school 9:30 a. m. Eleventh Avenue Methodist—Corner Eleventh avenue and Twelfth street, south; services and preaching this morn ing at 11 o’clock and this evening 7:45 o’clock, conducted by the paster, the Rev. il. M. Stevenson. The subject of the morning sermon will be: “The Conquer ing Strength.’’ and that of the evening: “How Rove Fulfills the Raw." Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Park Avenue Baptist Church—Services and preaching this morning at 1! o’clock and this evening at 7:30 o'clock, con ducted by the pastor. Rev. Parrish. Sun day school at 9:30 a. m. The Rev. Dr. W. R Holme of Lebanon. Tenn., It was announced yesterday by the committee of the Vine Street Pres byterian church had the call tendered lmn some time ago. He will assume charge of the Vine Street pastorate on March 1. Altruriun Church—Services and preach ing this morning at 10:30 o’clock in Fra ternal hall on Third avenue, near Twen ty-first street, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Farley. Highland Methodist Church—Services and preaching this morning at 11 o’clock and this evening at 7:45 o’clock, conducted at the morning service by the Rev. J. B. Gumming, who will preach on: “What we are planning for Birmingham College.’’ The evening service will be conducted by tiie pastor. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Walker Memorial Church—Services and preaching this morning at 11 o’clock and tills evening at 7:30 o'clock conducted by the pastor, ‘lie Rev. L. A. Holmes. The evening rermon will he preached by the Kev. A. K Rucks of Birmingham college. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Services and preaching this morning at 31 o’clock and this evening at 7:45 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. J. M. i Broady. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Rev. J. M. Broady, after a 10 days’ ab sence from the city, returned yesterday and announced that he will be In charge of both services at his church this morn ing—the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian church. The trip of Dr. Broady was an evan gelistic tour and the pastor of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian on 1return had much to say of the great success his pilgrimage had been. He will be at home to hfs congregation throughout today. Norwood Methodist Church—Services and preaching this morning at 11 o’clock and this evening at 1:90 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. S. T. Slaton. The subject of the morning sermon will be “The Love of Christ Constraineth Ha*' and that of the evening. “Visions and Life.” Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Cumberland Presbyterian Church—Ser vices and preaching this morning at 11 o’clock and this evening at 7:30 o’clock. The pastor will preach the morning ser mon on the topic of “Our Love for Christ” j and in the evening the Rev. H. L. Walker will preach on “Sacredness of the Human Body.” Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Christ English Lutheran Church, Fra ternal Hall, Third Avenue near Twenty second Street. North—Services and preach ing this morning at 11 o’clock and this evening at 7:43 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. E. H. Copenhaver. At both services the Rev. E. C. Cronk of Columbia. S. C., secretary of the laymen’? missionary movement of the United Synod, south, will address the congrega tion. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Twenty-seventh Street Baptist Church, Twenty-seventh Street and Avenue F— Services and preaching this morning at 11 o’clock and this evening at 7:30 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Jesse Jeter Johnson. The subject of the morn ing sermon will be “The Worth of a1 Church.” and that of the evening. ‘‘That Shall Prosper that Love Thee.” Sun day school at 9:30 a. m. First Methodist Church, Sixth Avenue and Nineteenth Street, North—Services and preaching this morning at It o’clock and this evening at 7:45 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. J. W. Johnson. At the morning service the presiding el der of the Birmingham district, the Rev. L. C. Branscomb, will address the con gregation. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. First Church of Christ, Scientist, South Eleventh Avenue and Twenty-first Street —Services this morning at 11 o’clock at the church edifice. The subject of this morning’s lesson sermon is “Soul.” Tes timonial meeting Wednesday evening at .s o’clock. C’hristiun Science reading rooms in the American Trust building, open to the public. Simpson Methodist Church, Seventh Av enue and Twenty-fifth Street, North—« Services and preaching this morning at 11 o’clock and this evening at 7:30 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. W. I. Powell. The subject of the morning ser mon will be “Good Seed in a Great Field." At the evening services the pastor will answer questions from the question box. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. loOs Eleventh Avenue, South—Services today follows: Holy communion at 7:30 a. m.; morning prayer and sermon at 11 a. m.; evening prayer and sermon at 7:30 p. m. Church of God, Fraternal Hall. Third Avenue, North—Services this morning at 11 o’clock and this evening at 7:30 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. J. L. Mitchell. Sunday school at 10 o’clock. West Woodlawn Baptist Church, Forty seventh Street and Fifth Avenuo-HBerv Ices and preaching this morning at 11. o’clock and this evening at 7:30 o’clock, conducted by tlie pastor. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Pilgrim Congregational Church. 7-5 North Nineteenth Street—Services and preach ing this morning at 11 o’clock by the Rev. William rt. Hopkinson. the newly ap pointed superintendent for the Congrega tional churches of the south. Sunday school at 10 o'cloMt. The International Bible students meet this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in Fraternal hall, on Third avenue. These meetings are non-sectarian and all are cordially Invited. EGGS SELL FOR 19 CENTS IN CHICAGO Chicugo. February 15.—Fresh eggs are selling in Chicago today for 10 cents, a Figure lower than that for any -time in 2a years at this season. The markets were swamped with thou sands of cases yesterday, which resulted in a 3 cent hr -ak in the price. Retailers in many instances *old them for 21 eent£*. although most of them held out for 23 an 1 24 cents. Storage eggs were quoted at from 12 to 13 cents whole sale. organFze PLAN FOR RETIREMENT Washington. February 15.—A call, signed by employes of every department of the government service, was sent out today | to all federal civil service employes fo, n conference and convention here April' 1 and 5. to form a national organization 1 to devise ways and means for retirement of superannuated government employes. It suggests that federal ctvtl service em ployes in every city meet and designate delegates to the convention. STEWART NAMED AS CADET TO WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY Washington. February 15.—(Special.)— Representative John L. Burnett today» nominated John Alien Stewart of Attalla to be a cadet in the Military academy at West Point, and named Francis Orien Roberts of GuntersvMe as alternate. The successful applicant, will enter the acad emy in June. Mr. Stewart is in Wash ington attending a preparatory school. Develop Potash Industry Washington, February 15.—Legislation needed properly to develop the potash Industry of the I'nited States was dis cussed at a hearing here today before Secretary Fisher. The general opinion expressed was that a solution of present difficulties would be accomplished by an adequate leasing law; and it was said that, as a result of hearings. Secretary Fisher doubtless would re.commend to Congress the passage of such a statute. Take Up Milk Question Washington, February 15.—The pure food board las taken up the question of the composition and labeling of evaporat ed milk. Before regulations are promul gated for the requirements of the gov ernment. the board will hold a hearing February 2«, at which all persons inter ested may state their views. LADIES DENOUNCE CONDITIONS IN TOE WOODLAWN SCHOOLS • Petition Board of Education for Relief in Warm Communication “BUILDING IS UNFIT FOR HABITATION” Communication Declares That Condi tions Are Menace to Health of Children—“Roof Leaks Like Simon's Sieve’’ A scathing arraignment of local school conditions in Woodlawn was made yesterday in a communication sent to the board of education by many ladies of that community. Sarcastic reference is made to the pride in local schools which has been "boosted” in the press. It is charged that the school at Woodlawn is like Simple Simon's sieve. This among the many exceeding ly warm statements in the communica tion. The communication charges that the school is a "ruin" and that one teacher had so many children imposed upon lier*that the instructor's health failed and she is now out of a position, being forced to resign. Tho letter asserts that during the rainy weather the child ren are forced to huddle together to avoid vessels placed in the rooms to gather the water which pours through the roof. President John L. Parker of the board of education, who Is keenly alive to the Inadequate facilities at Woodlawn, hud no comment to make yesterday upon the communication. The communication of the Woodlawn ladies follows: "To the Honorable Board of Education. “Qentlement—We, the undersigned, mothers of the Woodlawn School Im provement association, do earnestly ask that some relief he given our school Immediately. "The conditions are such as to be a menace to our children. “We asked for assistance nearly two years ago, but so far have had abso lutely no relief. "An old discarded church building, situated in a low, marshy place, is be ing used fur our lifTh grade .and the kindergarten. “The approach to tills ruin is over a muddy road—no sidewalks. The building Is unlit for habitation “The plastering Is constantly fatting. "The roof leaks like Simple. Simon's sieve. During rainy days the children have to huddle in groups to escape as best they may the water pouring through the roof, and to make room for tho vessels scattered over tho door to catch the water. "There is no sanitation. “The dilapidated condition of the building Tenders the proper Venting im possible. "Our kindergarten would be self-sus taining if we had better quarters. As it is parents are taking their children from the kindergarten. "Wo have only one sixth grade teach er. That teacher had 60 children in her room for the past semester, and is now in such a run down condition physical ly that she has been obliged to resgln her position. “In a recent write-up of tho principal of the public schools and tho board of education, these Hues appear: "The pub lic school system of Birmingham Is the most modern in the state and is attract ing attention.' Verily, after 30 years of public school system, if the real situa tion were known, it would indeed at tract attention, but very probably not the kind any of ns would relish. "We have no wish to he arbitral*, but we must have relief.” The signers of the communication in clude: Mrs. W. H. McKinley. Mrs. It. W. Graves, Mrs. F. W. Roos, Mrs. M. F. Whitehead, Mrs. E. M. Young, Mrs. D. W. McCall, Mrs. W. J.Wilson, Mrs. W. T. Womack, Mrs. J. A. Allen, Mrs. Lin wood Shlflet, Mrs. W. B. Harper, Mrs. Jolin C. Forney. Mrs. Charles D. Rob ertson. Mrs. W. M. Anderson, Mrs. J. B. Sandlfer,' Mrs. J. N. Ktllough, Mrs. It. G. Alexander, Mrs. D. G. Cox, Mrs. E. G. Marx, Mrs. G. W. Bridges. Mrs. J. F. PattUlo, Mrs. 8. A. Hall, Mrs. J. D. Robertson. Mrs. J. D. Murphee, Mrs. E. ^ J. Eckert, Mrs. W. A. Wood, Mrs. M. Ii. Whatley. Mrs. E. C. Brooks, Mrs. S. J. Beggs, Mrs. W. K. Balcb, Mrs. I. D. Bouss, Mrs. A. T. Killalnm and Mrs. G. W. Hopson, Jr. Today’s Suggestion For Tomorrow’s Breakfast A dish of the New Hot Porridge Post Tavern Special This new unique blend of the flavours and most nourishing parts of Wheat, Corn and Rice, is a rich, creamy food which makes a delicious hot dish for the morning meal. And it's economical— Costs about l-2c the dish. At Grocers everywhere—Packages 10c and 15c, except m ex treme West. ^ Try it for Tomorrow’s Breakfast POSTU.VI CEREAL CO., LTD., PURE FOOD FACTORIES. BATTLE CREEK, MICH.