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The Birmingham age-herald. [volume] (Birmingham, Ala.) 1902-1950, October 26, 1913, Image 8

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EXUNI ON NEED OF
FREE DISPENSARY
University President Tells!
Why City Should Not
Neglect Opportunity
CONSTANT INCREASE
IN THE APPLICANTS
Birmingham Will Soon Have Greatest
Medical School in State as Part
of the University of
Alabama
< ’it: Commissioner Culpepper Exum,
■who is chairman of the committee that
has in hand the conducting of a cam
paign to raise $125,000 for the erection
of a free .dispensary in Birmingham to
he operated in connection with the Uni- j
versity of Alabama School of Medclne,
has Just received from Dr. George H.
Denny, president of Alabama university,
a letter which declares that '"Birmirlg
ham’s greatest need is a free dispen
sary.”
Dr. Denny's clear vision of a situa
tion and his wonderful ability to pre
sent a case long have been the admira
tion of those who know and hear him,
and read his writings. In the matter
of the presentation of the need of a
free dispensary in this city, the good
that results to the poverty-stricken and
disease smitten of Birmingham, the
manner in which such an institution will
safeguard the health of all others in the
community, the civic betterment and
public profit phase, the University of
Alabama benefit feature, ail of these
advantages are focibly presented in a
letter which Dr. Denny addresses through
Mr. Exum to the other members of the
executive committee and to all the pub
lic spirited people of Birmingham.
Originator of Idea
Dr. Denny is the originator qf the free
dispensary movement for this city. Every
great university has some such clinic
facilities for its medical students. Bir
mingham hopes soon to have the great
est medical school of the state as her
part of the University of Alabama work,
but such a school is not practicable here
unless there are clinic opportunities for
the students. Free dispensaries offer
such clinics. Here the poor of the city
come and are treated for their incipient
diseases without charge for medicine or
treatment*
A great group of the best skilled and
busiest physicians of the city give
gratuitously every day some of their
time in caring tenderly and sympatheti
cally for the needy who come to the dis
pensary. The students look on and help
iearn. The present cramped dispensary
learn. The present cramps dispensary
facilities are inadequate for the students
and do not begin to serve the city as
they should. The opportunity for secur
ing a fine up-to-date dispensary equal
to that in connection with Yale univer
sity or any of the great colleges is now
knocking at the door of Birmingham.
This city is not In the habit of turning
a deaf ear to such appeals and oppor
tunities. Dr. Denny tells why Birmlng*
ham should embrace the opportunity,
why she will be failing in her duty to
herself unless she does. The letter fol
lows:
“Culpepper Exum, Esq., Chairman of the
Executive Committee, University Free
Dispensary. Birmingham, Ala.:
“My Dear Mr. Exum—Some months ago
in an address delivered before the Cham
ber of Commerce In Birmingham, I ut
tered these words: ‘This city has period
ically heard the cry of human need and
the call of human opportunity, and Its
response has always been in the spirit
of men engaged in increasingitheir best
investment rather than in the spirit of
men who are merely doling out charity.'
T did not at that time know that the
next great test of the civic patriotism of
Birmingham would involve a matter in
which I am both officially and person
ally so deeply concerned.
Greatest Present Need
“The greatest present need of Birming
ham is a centrally located, easily acces
sible, reasonably adequate, free dispen
sary. The newly created graduate school
of medicine of the University of Ala
bama is by all odds the best agency to
administer this great benefaction for the
simple reason that it commands nn Ideal
location and is controlled' by disinter
ested trustees of the highest standing and
character. f
“Here Is an appeal that goes directly
to the heart of humanity, affecting all
classes and conditions of men. Here Is
a cause that profoundly concerns the
entire community. Every citizen, re
trardcss of sect and party, will surely
doslue to rally to this great human call.
“No intelligent man will question the
fact that out-patient work Is today the
most important and the most neglected
part of medical service. I make this
statement In spite of the fact that in
the.three great cities of New York, Chi
cago and Boston the out-patient depart
ments and reputable dispensaries are
providing service for 2,500.000 people, and
are expending annually at least $1,500,000.
“[There is a sound philosophy in the ■
modern demand for adequate dispensary
service. It pays in many ways. It con
serves the most precious asset of any
community, the health of its citizens. A
hospital is no longer regarded as a lux
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nma New Pancake
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New Citron,
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Ginger ..10c
N< w A. P. Jams, a jar 15c
New Irish Marmalade ....17c
New Dundee Marmalade ..20c
New Dates, a package.5c
New Dates, a package . .. .10c
New Dates, pitted, pkg. ...15c
New Cranberries, a quart 10c
Prom pi Polite
Delivery Service
1919 Phones
2d Ave. 5400-5401
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mr AX PARKER’S -W1
I Birmingham’s Leading I
Druggist, Florist and Seedsman I
For 35 Cents
We will sell the famous Dur
ham Demonstrator Razor. The
1 cheapest safe razor, and will give
with each razor, Free, a stick of
j shaving soup. Don't hesitate
about trying it, for it is absolute
ly safe. We offer this opportun
ity to you for the purpose of ac- *
quainting you with the wonder
i ful ease, quickness and comfort
- of the
Durham Duplex Shave
Thermos Bottles *
Thermos Bottles are valuable
iu the nursery, In the sick room,
in the dining room, in the . li
brary, hunting or traveling, you
should have a Thermos.
AVe have a full line of the new
model Thermos, full nickel,
heavily corrugated seamless
shells, permitting the inserting In
rifle of user in less than a min
ute Priced $1.25 and up.
English Hand Sewn Leather
t'nsea for Thermos Bottles. Prices
$1.25 and up.
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IK CHI ^ IT! ll PP By having your Prescriptions filled at Park
*■ w 1 ■ ■ er*» you can have assurance of accuracy as |
only skilled, licensed pharmacists are employed In my Prescription De- ;
partment, using the purest drugs and chemicals.
Seed Department
j All seasonable Vegetable Seed, Onion Sets, Seed Rye, Barley, Essex
Rape. Seed Beets, Hyacinths, Tulips, Narcissus and other fall planting
flowering Bulbs; Flower Pots, Cedar Plant Tubs, Incubators, Poultry
” Feeds and Poultry Supplies. Ask or write for Free Catalog.
FLORAL DEPARTMENT—The Choicest Out Flowers.
| Special attention given to floral work for all occasions.
| REMEMBER, My Store Never Closes. We are pleased
to serve in all departments at all hours. v
John L. Parker
• DRUGGIST, FLORIST AND SEEDSMAN
Phones 1107 and 918 Cor. 1st Ave. and 20th St.
i ■■■BWoodward Building
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Executive Committee of the
Birmingham-Montgomery
Association Will Per
fect Organization
Montgomery, October 25.—(Special.)'
Members of the executive committee of
the Birmingham-Montgomery Highway
association will meet in the office of
State Highway Engineer W. S. Keller
next Tuesday for the purpose of perfect
ing the organization and drafting the
constitution and by-laws. The commit
tee will also consider the question of in
corporating the association, and various
other details in connection with the con
struction of the road.
With the appointment of Judge Dan
Green of Birmingham as the Jefferson
county member of the executive com
mittee, that body is now complete. The
other members of the committee, one for
each county through which the road will
pass! were named at the meeting at
Clanton last Wednesday, but It was de
cided to postpone the appointment of
the Jefferson county member until later.
Judge Green is enthusiastic on the ques
tion of road building, and his appoint
ment on the executive committee of the
Birmingham-Montgomery Highway asso
ciation will probably meet with large fa
vor and approval.
The other members of the executive
committee are: W. S. Keller, ex officio
chairman; John P. Kohn of Montgomery,
Prank W. Lull of Elmore, D. H. Mar
bury of Autauga, W. W. Fox of Chilton,
and R. E. Bowden of Shelby county.
The incorporation of the association
will very likely be authorized by the
committee W'hen It meets next Tuesday.
There was a strong sentiment at the
Clanton meeting favoring the incorpora
tion of the association, and there is lit
tle doubt that the committ%e will carry
out the wishes of the members.
With the incorporation of the associa
tion, that organization will then be on a
working basis, and will be in position
to command the confidence of the peo
ple of the various counties interested in
the road.
a Here i» every uiuiuauun umi wui tv a»ii
the Birmlngham-Montgomery highway
will begin within the next few' weeks,
as the prolect has created a large amount
of Interest in the entire territory which
the road will traverse. It is estimated
that the road wijl cost in the neighbor
hood of $200, OW, and It is expected that the
association will find this amount available
whenever the survey and plans are com
plete and presented In definite shape.
ury, but as a necessity. No modern
city would deny itself a hospital, yet
comparatively few men realize that dis
pensaries are in many particulars more
important than hospitals. Hospitals
rarely deal with the incipient stages of
diseases. That is done far more fre
quently by the dispensary, and the com
munity profits far more by this bud
nipping process in dispensaries than by
the palliation of advanced disease in
hospital wards. Moreover, many people
are treated in dispensaries whose ail
mentfe do not qualify them for hospital
service. Dr. Richard C. Cabot of Bos
ton put the matter strongly when he
said: The dispensary, then, hits the
problem of disease at three most vital
points where the wards cannot.
Three Most Vital Points
“ 1. It roots out foci of disease in
families or neighborhoods, following
home the clues presented in the person
of the dispensary patient, and so pre
venting disease.
“ "L It checks disease in its inclp
iency.
“ ‘3. It deals with chronic cases and
keeps the patients from relasping Into a
discouraged and vegetative existence.’
“The university free dispensary has
been rendering great service $o Birming
ham—indeed, far greater service than
Birmingham fully comprehends. It is to
day serving substantially 1000 people
each month. One-fourth of the cases
treated are medical, one-fourth surgi
cal, ane one-half are about equally dis
tributed among the following depart
ments: (1) ear, nose and throat; (2) eye;
(3) diseases of children; (4) diseases' of
women; (5) diseases of men.
‘The numbers demanding dispensary
service have been increasing at the rate
of from 10 to 15 per cent each month.
There is at this time a great over
crowding. Indeed, the available space
cannot adequately accommodate one
half the patients now clamoring for help.
“These simple facts present a great
need and a great opportunity. I be
lieve that the heart of Birmingham will
respond, and that the need will be met.
The higher life of the city is on trial.
If it has the money to erect great bank
ing houses and hotels and office build
ings, surely it has the money to answer
this call of humanity to erect a modest
structure to relieve human suffering and.
to protect human society. I bid you
God speed in this great task. It may
test your patience and energy and en
thusiasm and faith, but the men who de
vote themselves to it cannot fail to reap,,
the uplift of thought that comes of alli
ance with a large truth and a just cause.
Yours very sincerely,
“GEORGE H. DENNY,
“President.’’
Four Make Sensational Get
away by Tunneling
Through Coal
Montgomery, October 25.—(Special.)
Tunnelling their way from the dismal
blackness of a coal mine to the surface
of the ground, many feet above their
heads, four negro convicts, employed at
the Banner mijies. made a sensational
escape on the night of October 22, and
are still fugitives from Justice.
News of the dramatic escape reached
the state convict department Saturday, In
a letter from J. P. Hall, warden at the
mines. According to Warden Hall, the
convicts du® a tunnel from the lnterlpr
of the mine to the surface of the ground,
making their escape In the darkness of
the night.
All the ronvlcts were sentenced to serve
long terms. Their names arc: Ernest
McDonald of Walker county, Joe Besslck
of Mobile Tom Conley of Sumter county
and Bob Childers of Mobile.
Immediately after learning of the es
cape Governor O'Neal offered a reward
of 150 each for the arrest of the men
and the'r Bertlllon measurements, to
gether with their photographs will be
published as a means of assisting In
their recapture.
Chamberlain Says Mobile Is Right
Bart B. Chamberlain of Mobile, mem
ber of the legislature, while In Bir
mingham yesterday, gave It as his
>plnlon that the city and county it
Mobile would poll a substantial ma
lortty for Oscar W. Underwood for the
lenate.
I SOMETHING NEW I
The Old Reliable House of Forbes
Capital Stock $500,000 1886—Established—1886
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Our Great Card Inventory Sale of New,
Pianos, New Organs, New Player-pianos,
New Orchestrions going at our old
and permanent stand 1909 3rd Ave.
New Kranich Bach Player-pianos
New Bush & Gerts Player-pianos '
New Berry-Wood Orchestrions
New Lawson Player-pianos
New Auto Player-pianos
New Kranich Bach Pianos
* _
New Ivers £? Pond Pianos
New Chickering Pianos
New Lawson Pianos
New Forhes Pianos
New Smith Barnes Pianos
New French £? Sons Pianos
New Bush & Gerts Pianos
New Jesse French Pianos
New Seyhold Organs
Everything new—brand new at our old store. Carloads going,
carloads coming, carloads gone, carloads left carloads, on the way.
Such a business—such a business—never has this town seen
anything like it.
Five carloads of used, traded-in and rented pianos
. from our branch stores will arrive Monday morn
ing and will be placed on auction sale at 1912
Second avenue-(Hirsch’s old stand).
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Among these 5 carloads are many well-known makes, such as
Everett 1
Gilbert
Willard
Seybold*
Wheelock
*ease
Baldwin
Forbes
Ramsey
Emerson
Werlein
A. B. Chase
Auto Pianos
Englewood
Wurlitzer
This Entire Shipment Will Be Sold Monday and
Tuesday—and Only in the Auction Sale. 1
E. E. Forbes Piano Co.
Permanent Store, 1909 3rd Ave. j
Auction Store, 1912 2nd Ave., Hirsch’s Old Store
J. H. HOLCOMBE, Vice-President and General Manager
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