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Kead our autu insurance pol
icy—note its many generous
ciauses—then make up your
mind to renew with your own
strong Southern Company.
Casualty Company
Capital 8tock paid In 8250,000
HENRY B. GRAY, President
Home Office, Birmingham, Ala
W. O. Adaml of Panama, J. M. Max
well of Decatur and E. P. Pruitt of
Morris are registered at the Metropol
C. B. Well of Anniston, H. D. Lane
of Montgomery and Ji. H. Gibson of
Patton, are stopping at the Morris.
B. H. Barnes of Eutaw, T. H. Bul
ger of Dadeville and J. H. Menge of
Louisville are at the Florence.
T. B. Goodloe of Atlanta, M. McIn
tosh of Gadsden and E. B. Green of
Boston are registered at the Hillman.
W. M. Chenault of New Decatur, T.
A. Brown of Atlanta and S. T. Wal
ker of Selma are among the arrivals
at the Empire.
The Oracle, of Athens College, Will
Feature the Seventieth Anniversary
of the School This Year
Missf Esther Barrett and Miss Viola
McCaleb, editor and business manager
respectively of the Oracle, the annual
publication of the Athens college, have
been in the city for the past several
days collecting material for their pub
The young ladies state that they
are having good success in their en
deavors. This year, they state, is the
seventieth anniversary of their alma
mater and that their annual this year
is to be quite elaborate.
Both are delighted with Birmingham.
aMIss Barrett being a Bessemer girl,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bar
rett, is quite familiar with the Magic
City, but this is the first trip of Miss
AVteCaleb to the city.
They will return this morning to
Athens to complete their work on the
cracle for 1913, which will be issued
the first of May.
4 *
• At file Jefferson 4
• Monday night—Fritzi Scheff in 4
• "The Love Wager." , 4
4 Wednesday night—Blanche King 4
4 in "The Wall Street Girl." 4
4 Friday and Saturday night and 4
4 Saturday matinee—Dustin Farnum 4
4 in "The Littlest Rebel." 4
4 4
4 At the Bijou 4
4 All week—"The Rosary." 4
4 4
4 At the Majestic 4
4 All Week—Max Bloom and com- 4
4 pany In "The Sunny Side of Broad- •
4 way." 4
4 4
Fritzi Scheff
Fritzi Sgliftjt and her company will be
at the Jefferson theater tonight in "The
lajve Wager,” the Hungarian operetta.
Miss Scheff is supported by a good com
pany and gives a most pleasing presenta
Blanche Ring
“The Wall Street Girl," with Blanche
Ring as its star, will come to the Jcf
lerson Wednesday night. The seat sale
begins Monday.
Dustin Farnum
Dustin Farnum in "The Littlest Rebel,"
will be the attraction at the Jefferson
Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday
matinee. The seat sale begins Wednes
Bought and Paid For
Broadhurst’s great play, "Bought and
Paid For,” will be at the Jefferson thea
tre three nights and matinee next week,
commencing Tuesday.
At the Bijou
“The Rosary" will begin at the Bijou
tonight for a week's engagement, with
matinees Tuesday, Thursday and Satur
At the Majestic
Male Bloom and his musical comedy will
be at the Majestic all week with daily
performances at 2:45 p. m., 7:30 p. m. and
t p. m. _
The grand jury wll reconvene this
morning after a 19 days' recess and
will again take up their investigations.
It is stated that they have nearly com
pleted their labors and will make re
port in a few days.
Criminal Court
Judge tV. E. Fort -*111 organize the
Juries in the first division of the crim
inal count this morning and take up
the docket set for the day. Judge
S. E. Greene will preside fiver the
second division, in both divisions set
for the week the state misdemeanor
bond cases will be taken up and tried.
Contract Signed
The contract for the portable prison
cars was submitted Saturday by At
torney W. K. Terry and was signed
by President Lovelady for the board,
and Samuel Stowe for the manufact
urers. The contract calls for six cars
to cost *290 each and to be delivered
’ to the board by the first of April, the
date set for the convicts to be put on
tire county roads.
Escaped Convict Recaptured
diaries Ritchie, a young negro ar
rested on four charges of grand lar
ceny and confined in the county jail
v, as recognized as an escape from the
mines of the Pratt Consolidated Coal
company at Wegra by the day war
den and was ordered back lo the mines
to serve out Ids sentence.' He was sent
to tile mines last OctoV ■ oil a two
years* sentence for giand larceny and
after serving II days roiiae I,is escape.
He was arrested last week for burglary
und grand larceny and will be tried :
for the offense at a later date.

Question Will Be Gone Over
at Executive Session *

Boyd’s Action In Not Bringing Suit
Explained By Injection of Ke
moval of Coke Ovens Into
Slag File Controversy
Whether the smolfe from the Sloss
city furnace coke ovens shall continue
unabated is a question that will bo
discussed this morning by the com
missioners in executive/ session. That
such a compromise has been offered in
the mooted slag pite removal ques
tion was generally interpreted from the
remarks of Commissioner A. O. Lane
yesterday morning. The commission
ers have that question up this morn
ing and it is the firm conviction of
Judge Lane that the coke ovens will
be removed following the compromise
suggested by the company officials.
Judge Lane is very much in favor of
removing the coke ovens which con
tribute a veil of smoke and gas over
that part of Birmingham constantly,
inasmuch as Comissioner James
Weatherly is so keen for the elimin
ation of all smoke from within the
confines of Birmingham it is expected
that he will consider seriously the
proposal made by the Sloss company
officials. It is not believed that Mr.
Exum will oppose the matter.
The injection of the coke ovens re
moval into the slag pile controversy
| explains the sudden hold-up of the
I orders issued to Capt. Romaine Boyd,
city attorney, several days ago to pro
ceed with the necessary legal action
looking to the removal of the slag
pile. It was noticed and freely com
mented upon at the city hall that Cap
tain Boyd had received subsequent in
structions as to the matter or was
not entirely willing to believe that the
commission was serious. The obvious
improbability of the latter caused gen
uine speculation as to the former. The
announcement Saturday afternoon of,
Judge Lane cleared up that proposi- j
tion effectively.
The Sloss company officials maintain
that to open the slag pile through '
Second avenue would not serve any
good purpose but would cripple the
operation of the city furnace and would
entail a tremendous cost upon that
company. In addition the officials claim
that if open the avenue would be
honeycombed with 30 railroad tracks
and would create such a dangerous
grade crosssing that the citizens would
not use it for general traffic purpose.
Again they assert that the traffic
would have to be diverted north or
south as the cast passage is closed
by the school building and the Comer
cotton mills. According to the Bloss of
ficials the opening of Becond avenue
would not be of any special benefit.
As for Third avenue, which is also
blocked by the slag pile, it is under
stood that a better situation could be
worked out in that line and the Sloss
company would not seriously object to |
that proposition.
At the conference of the commission ;
this morning the matter will be finally \
decided, it is believed, after hanging j
tire many months.
His appointment as Vice
President of Frisco South
ern Lines Announced
That A. D. Lightner, former general
agent for the Frisco lines in Bir
mingham, has been appointed vice pres
ident of the Frisco southern lines, was
announced here yesterday. The promo
tion of Mr. Lightner to that work is
in addition to this position as pres
ident of the New Orleans Terminal
company. x
The administration of Mr. Lightner
extends over the lines of the Frisco
running into Texas. The position Is
one of very great responsibility. Mr.
Lightner, it was announced yesterday,
as president of the New Orleans Ter
minals, was nominated for that po
sition last w^eek by the Southern rail
way interest, which is an indication
that he has pleased all lines interest
ed in the vast terminal properties at
New Orleans. His appointment was
originally asked for by the Frisco
lines. ,
Mr. Lightner is one of the beat
known railroad men that was ever
stationed in this city. lie remained
here as general agent for the Frisco
lines several years and has a wide
circle of friends who will he interested
in his further advancement by the
Frisco lines.
Lovelady, Hogan and Whee
lock Leave Cincinnati
and Louisville Today
Dr. H. F. Lovelady, president of the
board of revenue; Dr. E. P. Hogan,
secretary of the* board of control of
the Hillman hospital ami Architect
Harry Wheelock will leave this morn
ing for Louisville and Cincinnati where
they will inspect the interior arrange
ments of the several hospitals at those
points. They were appointed by the
board of control to make this visit
with the view of getting information i
regarding the latest and most up-to- j
date interior equipment for the pro - j
posed enlargement of the Hillman lios- I
pital. Xhey will be absent several days.
Captain 6ns Costellos Says Greeks Are Victorious But Are Suf
fering Much From the Cold Weather-*-Are Daily Ad
vancing, He Says—May Go tc Tchatalja
A letter from Captain Gus Costellos of
the Grecian army and a well known for
mer merchant of Birmingham was re
ceived here yesterday by his brother,
George Costellos, telling of the activities
of the Birmingham Greeks in the Bal
kan war.
In his note which is very brief Captain
Costellos says the army is suffering much
from the cold weather and is undergoing
manifold hardships. It will be recalled
that when Captain Costellos signified his
intention of returning to his native land,
to defend it against the Turks. Major
Hugh Stokely of this city, presented the
Grecian warrior with a sword, while
Frank B. Fowlkes, Eugene Brown. John
Parker and other friends of the departing
Greek gave him appropriate remember
ances. The note follows:
Thessaloniki, January 10.
My Dear Brother:
,-I arrived with 30,00) other patriotic
citizens in Thessaloniki today, after hard
lighting in which we were victorious. We
are daily advancing to the splendid land
of Alexander the Great, but we are suf
fering very much from flic severe cold
weather which is here now. We walked
five days and nights, during which the
rain poured before we reached Thessa
loniki, my destination. From here 1 don't
know where we will go, but will be either
Tchatalja or QallipoUs. I would write
you more details, but I have not the
time. Later I will describe the battle
to you. The land which we have taken
from the barbarous Turks is very rich.
"Give my cordial greetings to all that
have the kindness to ask of me, espe
cially Major Stokely, my dear friend.
Your brother. Gt'S COSTELLOS."
In addition to Captain Costellos 80 other
Greeks left Birmingham when the war
was declared against the Turks. The re
cruits in many Instances sold their thriv
ing business here to render service to
their country In need.
- , !
The Rev. B. P. Fullerton at
Presbyterian Church
Denominations Now Seeking Method:
of Co-operation Instead of Con
tinuing as Competitors, He
Says—Problems of Today
The Rev. B. P. Fullerton, the field ;
secretary of the hoard of home mis- j
sionaries of the Presbyterian churches
of the south and southwest, In which j
the synod of Alabama is included, was
in Birmingham yesterday. Dr. Fuller- j
ton preached the sermon at the 11
o’clock services of the Fifth Avenue!
Presbyterian church on the topic of
'Christian Patriotism.’'
lie said in part: 'The work of the!
church of Christ is longer than the
planting and maintenance of a local
congregation of any denomination, j
That is only a means to the larger!
end. Tlie altruistic purpose Is the I
building of a great virile and perma
nent Christian comfffcmwealth.
“Some months ago 20 boards of home
missions and nine women's boards
adopted a programme which “provided
for a definite work for three months
beginning September 1, 1912, the ulti
mate aim of which was to make Amor- j
ica God's country. It was a concep- '
tion worthy of the church and the men
and women in whose hearts it was j
“It was both prophetic and provi
dential. Prophetic in that it looks to
ward the final co-operation of the
Protestant forces of this country in a
common Christian enterprise.
“It was providential in that it was
undertaken at a psychological period
in great world movements. China as
j an empire was giving place to China
as a republic and opening the door,
as never before to the heralds of the
cross. How shall America furnish her
share of these heralds, end at the
same time set before the framers of
the new republic a safe model, if Amer
ica is lacking in a virile church or
hangs her head in the presence of
just criticisms of her government?
“Again, it seems that the ‘unspeak
able Turk' is to be driven from Eu
rope. W hat religion shall take the place |
of Mohammedenism? Shall it be a
weak, sentimentalism or a high type
of Protestantism? This answer Amer
ica must help to give.
“What then is the task? There are |
92.000. 000 people in the United States; j
22.000. 000 of them are members of
Protestant churches; 13,000,000 of them
Roman Catholics, and 1,000,000 of oth
er sects, leaving a total of 56,000,000
in connection with no church. These fur
nish the church its opportunity ami
“Again, in 2400 towns and cities of
2500 and over, 43 per cent of our peo
ple live and while the city population
increased during the period covered by
the last census 21 per cent, the rural
population increased only 11 per cent,
which means that this opportunity in
urban very largely. These are the
nerve centers of the civic body.
“This population whether urban or
rural is cosnropolitfen. While immigra
tion has run up into a million a year
between the years of 1860 and 1910,
the per cent of our foreign born pop
ulation was about 11 per cent of the,
entire population of the country. These*
immigrants are not, therefore, a seri
ous problem, but a pressing opportu
nity of the Christian church.
“Then again, every tenth person in
*the United States is black. This is
no longer the ‘southerner's problem.’
as Thomas Nelson Page calls it, but j
the ‘great American question.' The j
north* east, west and south are equal- j
ly interested Jn it.
“The forces at work on this prob
lem are: First, tlie co-operating forces
represented by 27 home boards and
nine women’s boards numbering not
less than 18,000,000 people. Instead of
continuing as competitors the repre
sentatives of these 18.000.0o0 people
are seeking methods of co-operation.
Tin? acuteness of the problem is forc
ing them to the serious consideration
of tills. Likewise the growth of the
church for the period covered by the j
last census being the same as the
growth of the country mightily im
presses these leaders, that something
must be done to change the situation.
Second, never before were men of
wealth ho profoundly moved in the
interest of this enterprise. Now, these
Napoleons of finance are asking whaL
obligation to the country their wealth
carries with it and colossal sums are
being laid on the altar for this enter
'Third. God is at work. This, in the
last analysis, is the ground of our
hope. Without Him co-operation is Im
possible and wealth is unavailing, but
with Him these are both possible and
availing and no hand raised against
Him can prosper. The final iriumpit
waits on the hearty co-operation of
the church with Iiim.”
Miss Taylor Makes Address
to Young Women
Auxiliaries of Birmingham Churches
Will Have Joint Meeting at First
Methodist at 3 O’Clock Today.
Miss Taylor and Mrs. Pass
more to Speak
Miss Harriet Taylor, executive of tlie
foreign department of tlie national board
of Young Women’s Christian associations
engaged in the campaign to raise $25,000 to
liquidate a debt on the building and to
carry on their work was the speaker at
the meeting of young women in the audi
torium of tlie ; ssociation yesterday after
noon at 4 o'clock.
This afternoon at the First Methodist
church at 3 o’clock all the church socie
ties, missionary, ladies' aids, and auxil
iaries of Birmingham churches will hold
a union service at which Miss Taylor aftcl |
Mrs. R. II. Passmore of Minneapolis will
speak. Both women have studied mis
sions the world over from a different
viewpoint and are well qualified to speak
on that highly interesting subjeet. The I
meeting tills tfternoon is expected to be
largely attended*
At^the mass /meeting yesterday after
noon Miss Taylor said in part: *T would
like notidng better than to take you
women on a trip around the world and
show' you what the Young Women's
Christian association really means. To
some it means only a hoarding home in
Birmingham, or a summer conference
they have attended or other particular;
features of association work. ] can say |
that It means all those things and in
finitely more.
“If we could take this trip around the
world I would show you first America—
your own country—the association in Los
Angeles, where more women are enrolled
In educational classes than in any college
In the United Stales. Next 1 would take
you to London, w here there are 100 differ
ent groups of women engaged In associa
tion work in fts different branches, and
then In the country to see the 400 delight
ful holiday homes along the shores of its
beautiful rivers, where the young'women
spend their vacations. At the annual
meeting in London the women who wish
to attend had to secure their tickets three
months in advance in order to get in. In
Paris I would show you our student hos-,
pital, where at one time in its patients '
there were 28 nationalities represented.
“I would take you to Germany and j
show you the difference between the Ger
man idea of association work and ours,
for there, though they have 4<)00 associa
tion;;, they are more like our church so
cieties and operated under tho auspices
of the church and the women, and in
stead of attending the general confer -
entes themselves usually send their pa: -
tors to represent them.
"In Sweden I would show you the new
asosciation building in Stockholm, win. s
the association women were not allowed
to ask the business men for money' until
they had raised $17,000 toward it* them
selves which they easily did.
"In Bombay I wpuld show you a fac
tory where an association worker was
given a shower of whatever missiles cam?
at hand the first time she camo to talk
to the girls, and where today seven fac
tories have active association work going
on with the girls taking an active and in
terested part.
“In Colombo we would go with the gen
eral secretary to visit the site of the new
association building that Is soon to bo
erected, but most of all f would like to
take you to China and Japan, for there
the association is doing so much for the
women of the country, In China there
are five great language districts, and ho
the Bible ola sen and all educational
classes have to be given in five lan
guages. Here not only the girls of China1
attend the meetings of the association,1
but the wives of the wealthiest men in1
China attend because the men have trav
eled ever the world and have noted th
difference between our women and theirs
and want their wives to keep pace edu
cationally with the times, as the women
of modern countries do. A recent lecture ]
on aviation in China was attended by
over women.
“And also, girls, we should cultivate our
selves no matter who we are. We need
constantly to grow, physically, education
ally and spiritually. 1 point to Hezeki&h
as an Illustration, for he never neglected
things and was unswerving in his loyalty.
If there is anything that the Young Wom
en's <!hri*tian association stands for if
for womanlineita with all its beauty and
pui ity.”
At 7 o’clock m the living room there
was a vesper service in which a great
many women attended. Miss Taylor and
Mrs. Passmore were present and mad-5
short talks. At 10 o’clock this morning
there will be the usual meeting of the
Sunday School union in the assocletion
Pisgah Hume Meeting
The following announcement ban bet-II
Issued: "The Plssali Home association
will hold Its semi-annual meeting Mon
day, February IT, S |>. m„ at ltUU Allen
street, North Highlands. All subscriber*
to I be Pisgah work are members and .re
urged t" attend.
•'WILSON SQUIRE. Secretary
C= : 3

Anti-Fee Brigade Wants
Jefferson to Get Benefit
of It This Year
State’s Financial Plight, Court Ue
form and Taxation Are Looked
Upon as Most Important

There is every reason to believe that
there will be an extraordinary session
of the legislators, and the people of Jef
ferson county earnestly desirous of
putting into effect the new amendment
relating to the fee system in Jefferson
county are buoyant.
On account of the financial distress of
the state and the general belief that
there will be no means with which to pay
interest on money already borrowed when
next the interest is due, it has always
been considered probable that the extra
session w'ould occur. The action of Gov
ernor O’Neal in instructing Examiner
Wilkinson to prepare a statement of the
financial condition of the state, is taken
as still another indication. To cap the
climax the determination of people of
this county to work for an extra session
makes the practical assurance of the
special session doubly sure.
The sub-committee of the citizens’ com
mittee named td work for the extra ses
sion in order that the anti-fee amend
men might be made effective, will hold
a meeting Tuesday nt noon in the ofllc©
of the chairman, John \Y. Altman, First
National Bank building.
Legislators Meet Tuesday
With the committee of live will meet
the members of the Jefferson county leg
islative delegation, all members of which
arc ex-officio members of the citizen's
committee. It. Is the plan to draft a let
ter to be signed by the Jefferson county
delegates and addressed to every other
member of the legislature, urging that all
assist in the movement for the actual
abolition of the fee system in this county.
rlt is generally believed inasmuch as
every county save three voted in favor
of the amendment providing means for
the elimination of the fee system, that
the majority of the representatives of the
counties will be willing to aid Jefferson in
escaping from its present plight. It is
also believed that if a majority of the
members express a desire that a meeting
of the legislature be called, a call for
such a meeting will be issued.
Kach of the legislators will be shown
wherein his help Is needed, for without
an extra session this year, the fee sys
tem cannot be abolished before certain of
j the county officials are re-elected or de
feated by successful opponents next year.
And unless the fee system is abolished
before other officials are elected, it will
' be several years bofore the new basis
of remuneration can be utilized, for the
basis of an official's remuneration cannot
' he changed during his term of office.
Matter for Consideration
Inasmuch as tt Is practically certain
that there will be an extra session be
fore the conclusion of the current year,
there is interesting speculation afoot us
to what will he included In the cull lor
the cession.
—The state's financial plight, the fee
system amendment, needed reform In
court procedure, and certain features of
taxation are certain to he Included, il Is
generally understood. The city commis
sioners will endeavor to have the gov
ernor Include In his call the considera
tion of section 38F of the revenue bill,
which, the commissioners contend, Is
costing the city annually In loss of license
taxes the sum of $01,000. |
It is not considered probnblclthat ‘.he
prohibitionists will endeavor lhJhe extra
session to pass a statewide prohibition
bill, and It is considered probable that
until the next regular session will bo
postponed the .’natter of removing state
, orivicts from the mines.
• .
! Commissioners Will Con
sider Extensive Plans at
Meeting Today

That other applications for street
paving in Birmingham will be made
to the commissioners at the paving
Iconference this morning la generally
understood. It Is said that Dr. It.
V. Mobley, Frank Nelson, Jr., F. Al.
.laoksom the Southern railway and oth
er Interests have In mind requesting
the commission to authorize bids for
over lie blocks of paving. The peti
tions for this work. It is said, have
been secured. The property to be lm- j
proved is understood to belong to those
interested In the paving and Improve
ments. Thu total amount Involved if
this unit of the paving situation comes
up will he above anything contem
plated by the commissioners. The Im
provements wfli be north of Nor
wood, it is said.
The regular paving programme to
be considered this morning calls for
the consideration of over 5(1 bldcks lo
he paved with standard paving except
four blocks on Kighth avenue. The
paving proposition calls for about I'JOO.
000. The commissioners are very much
alive to the paving situation here and
while they do nut propose to arbi
trarily impose upon any property owner
at the same time eneouragement will
be given the filing of petitions.
•T believe paving and accompanying
Improvements add is the value of all
property touched," said Judge 1-ane
yesterday. "Therefore I sm for the bet
terment of all streets In the city. How
ever, It would not Ite wisdom to pave
streets where a majority of property
owners protest but It would be weil
to receive petitions In reference to ell
streets. Hxeept where the general pub
lie demands It this rule will be fol
A Wonderful Door
Every evening at the close of
business, the door of the American
Trust Safe Deposit vault, 30,000
pounds of steel, is swung into place
and set by powerful gears to an
air-tight joint with its frame.
24 bolts, each 25 pounds, are
thrown, and four time locks hold
them until opening time.
Wouldn’t you rather your val
uables were behind the security of
this door and the vault it closes,
than in a desk or iron safe? To
keep them here costs as little as $3
a year.
The announcement of Commissioner A.
O. Lane on Saturday that under a board
of censorship he favored the opening of
tho moving picture theatres on Sunday
provoked a lot of favorable comment yes
terday among the civic and other leaders
of the city.
The opposition was mainly confined to
the ministers of the city, and even this
was not very pronounced when they real
ized that Judge Lane had mentioned that
he favored the moving pictures on Sunday
only with proper restrictions—that is with
a board of censors on which leaders of j
civic bodies and women should have a ]
place. Tiie Rev. John S. Foster, pastor
of tho First Presbyterian church and pres
ident of tiie Pastors’ union, refused to
be quoted on the matter as lie had not
read Judge Lane's announcement. It
was gathered, hopever, from his conver
sation that his mind was open on the
question. "It is a matter that would need j
careful consideration, and my min'd ut |
present is open on the subject. How- j
ever. I do not wish to be quoted on the,
matter as expressing an opinion either
Various Leaders Interviewed
Many business ami financial leaders
were interviewed on the matter. It was
sought to get the opinion of men and
women in the various spheres of life in
the city. The opinion they expressed on
having moving pictures on Sunday was in
the main favorable. The majority of
them were of the opinion that people
would not stop going to church just be
cause there was an open picture theatre
in the city. Others expressed sympathy
for the operators and musicians in these
theatres who are already working long
hours six days of tiie week. They
averred, however, that if better hours
were, granted to the operators and the
musicians the cinematograph on Sunday
afternoons would be a source of education
and recreation as Well as innocent amuse
Ramsay Favors Plan
Krskine Ramsay, vice president of the
Pratt Consolidated Coal company, when
queried on the question, said: "I am
heartily in favor of Judge Lane’s proposi
tion of opening the moving picture the
atres on Sunday. I believe that under
the proper regulations it will be beneficial
for the general public."
Kaul Gives Approval
John L. Kaul, president of the Kaul ;
Lumber company* ami a leader in the |
city beautiful Idea and other civic pro
jects, said: "I am thoroughly in accord
with Judge Lane on this proposition. Mov
ing pictures on Sunday will be a great
boon If properly regulated. I certainly
caii see no objection to it as moving pic
tures under the censorship would provide
innocent amusement, at the same time
beneficial films of great educutloual value.
1 think the ministers of Birmingham will
take tills view of it after they thorough
ly understand the situation.”
Harding In Favor Of It
\V. I\ (I. Ilarding, president of the Fir f
National bank and also president of the
Chamber of Commerce, said: "X lavor,
under the proper regulations, tho opening
of the moving picture theatres on Sun
day afternoons.”
Mrs. Orr Approves
Mrs. C. 1*. Orr, a prominent social work
er, said: “Under the restrictions cutlined
by Judge Lane, with women on the hoard
of censorship, I heartily favor tho moving
picture ; on Sunday afternoons. J wish to
slate, however, tlml some relief should
be thought of for ttie operators and mu
sicians of these theatres who work long
hem.*: throughout the week, if these men
and women can b * let off on Surciuyy and
substitutes prov.wtcd in their places I do
not believe that there Will be much oppo
sition in Birmingham io the opening of the
picture theatres on Sundays under the
regulations outlined by Judge Lane.”
Rev. Johnson Opposes Idea
The Rev. J. W. Johnson, pastor of the
First Methodist church, was about the !
only pastor that would be quoted on the !
matter yesterday. Dr. Johnson had not j
road Judge Dane's announcement, but he
was opposed to the Idea on general prin
ciples. He Bald:
*1 have not read Judge Dane's article
in the morning paper, but from what you
tell me I am riot in sympathy with it
That other cities have the shows on Hun
day does not settle the question for us.
A great many cities do many things I
would hato to roe Birmingham do, and
besides that. I have not heard of any
popular demand for the Sunday shows.
I have understood that. the operators
do not want .them for they would necessi
tate the spell ding of seven days Instead
of six without sufficient oxygen. The
six days are hard enough on them. This
is the way 1 feed about the matter on
lirst blush.
Rev. Hell’s Opinion
Rev. Robert D. Bell, pastor of th*
Handley Memorial church and a promi
nent lecturer about the city, said: “The
idea of Judge Lane of opening the pic
ture theatres on Hunday afternoon under
the proper regulations might be a good
thing. In niy opinion, however, It is uot.
To me it looks as the opening wedge
for bigger things. That is—If the moving
pictures are opened soon the regular vau
deville theatres will want to open d.
I say let tlie churches and the pastors
devise it for them. If they want recrea
tion let them go out and walk in the fresh
air. it will do them a lot more good
than being cooped up in amoving picture
Miss Jessie A. Ballard of New York,
publicity secretary of the National Board
of t he Young Wom/n’a Christian assorts -
lions, now conducting an education cam
paign In Birmingham, said: ‘"l do not
wish to be meddling in the affairs of
your city, but I believe with your city
commissioner, .Judge ban**, that under the
proper regulations, moving pictures on
Hunday afternoons will be a good thing
for the general public.”
> Dr. Eaves Favorable
R^v. Dr. George Davos, secretary of
the Jeffefson County Anti-Tuberculosis
adttuuuUon m.d a proruiutat civic worker*
said: “Judge Lane's proposition to open
the moving picture theatres on Sunday
afternoons is progressive and I am heart
ily In favor of It as he outlined the
scheme. The operators and the musicians
should be considered, as tliey are already
working very long hours six days of the
week. If the owners of the picture thea
tres will provide a Sunday off lor their
operators and musicians and get substi
tutes in their place. I do not think that
any opposition will be manifested to
Judge Lane’s granting the privilege of
operating the picture theatres on Sun
Mrs. Nesbitt Believes In It
Mrs. \\\ D. Nesbitt, president of the
Boys’ club of Hirmtngham said: ”[ am
in favor of it. Judge Lane will be doing
something for the great masses of work
ers who have nowhere to go on Sunday
by allowing the moving picture theatres
to remain open. 1 bellovo the lllms
should be passed by a board of censors
and only educational and semi-education
al dims shown."
Elliott Speaks for Printers
A. E. Elliott, president of tho Birming
ham Typographical union. No. 104, said:
“The opening of the moving picture thea
tres on Sunday afternoons as outlined by
Judge Lane is a very progressive posi
tion to take, and I am heartily In favor
of his stand on the question.
“I do not believe tlie religious duties
of the Sabbath will be neglected by tlie
workingmen or others because there is
a moving picture theatre opened in tho
afternoon. Jt would he reactionary, in my
opinion, for anyone to oppose the cine
matograph on Sunday afternoons, if prop
erly 9regulated, us moving pictures are
being constantly improved until at the
present time they are of tlie greatest edu
cational value to the general public, as
well as recreative and amusing. I bop*
Judge Lane will carry out ids idea.'*
Exurn Prefers Not to Be Quoted
Commissioner Culpepper Exum, presi
dent of the city commission, said last
night that he did not talk shop on Sun
days, and did not want to be quoted.
Solon Jacobs Approves Them
Solon Jacobs, a prominent manufactu
rer's agent, said: “Moving pictures on
Sanduy afternoons would be great; I am
strongly in favor of them and think
Judge Lane lias sounded a popular note
in ids announcement that lie favors tho
pictures oti Sunday.”
Mrs. Jacobs, president of the Birming
ham Equal Suffrage association, would
not be quoted on the matter, as she did
Hot wish to appear as speaking for the
equal suffragists.
Rev. McVoy Opposed
Rev. B. C. McVoy, pastor of the High
lands Methodist church, said: “It would
be a mistake to open the moving picture
theatres on Sunday, as Judge Lane out
lined in tlie morning paper. It will lead
to the point where the people will get
to view the Sabbath as only a day of
recreation and pleasure and forget iff
religious side. While there might not lie
any great harm In moving pictures on
Sunday afternoons under the proper regu
lations I am opposed to their opening—
the church and the home should be the
proper place for all on the Sabbath.”
Fowlkes Can See No Harm
S. H. Fowlkes, secretary of tlie Busi
ness Men’s league, said: "if a board of
< ensorshlp is appointed that will look
after the films seeing that only educa
tional and semi-educations 1 pictures are
shown. 1 urn In favor cf moving pictures
on Sunday afternoons—at leant I can’t
bee any harm in them.”
Estimated That Business
Paid Half of Operating
About 150 people boarded the first owl.
cars at Second avenue nnd Nineteenth
street at 1 o'clock yesterday morning.
The cars leaving at 2 o’clock did a small
er business, while the 3 o’clock cars had
very few passengers. The 4 o’clock cars
name back with a fairly good business.
After 4 o’clock the cars were all on regu
lar schedules.
From estimates made by different peo
ple last night, the owl cars did enough
business to cover hulf of the operating
expenses. The East Lake cars carried
about 4o passengers during the night. The
Powderly curs were practically vacant
after the first one left at 1 o’clock. There
are evidently very few "owls” in North
Birmingham, for the cars on this line car
| i led few passengers. The Ensley and
I Highland cars were fairly well tilled, but
a conservative estimate places the total
fares of the passengers below the ope
rating expenses of the cars.
"1: is understood that the owl cars will
ho discontinued unless there is sufficient
hus|nesH to make them a paying propo
sition,” said A. 11. Ford last night. "How
ever, it will probably take a weeks’ time
to make an estimate on the matter, as
iast night's business nyght not be up
to tho standard of th^remainder of the
nights.” / c
Yesterday afternoon at Woodlawn
I < enieterv a monument to the lato M. $
| Wood was unveiled by the Woodmen of
I the World of the Birmingham district.
The exercises were largely attended, ev
ery company of the uniform rank at*v
I tending in full uniform. j
Dr. H. A. Klkourie was master of cere!
i monies and delivered the oration of th# ,
| occasion. Air. Wood was council com4
wanuer of the East Lake can

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