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1011 COMMISSION BY DO. CUNNINGHAM Health Officer Takes Up All Features of His De partment - i MAKES NUMBER OF RECOMMEN DATIONS % ————— Comparative Mortuary Statistics Are Interesting—Urges Close Inspec tion of Dairies and (ieneral Vaccination Campaign In probably the most comprehensive re port on health and sanitary conditions ever made on the city of Birmingham, City Health Officer Dr. H. M. Cunning ham yesterday made public data he has compiled since he was made city health officer April 1, 1914. Covering everything from a house fly to extensive drainage and sanitary sewer systems, Dr. Cunningham’s report will give opportunity for anyone who desires to secure valuable information upon al most any phase of sanitary or insani tary Birmingham. Dr. Cunningham makes a number of recommendations in connection with the report, the most important of which in Ids estimation is in regard to enforcing sanitary sewer connections for all resi dences and entirely eliminating the dry closet. The report declares that there are 8485 dry closets in Greater Birming ham. which constitute a greater menace to t lie general health than any oilier single thing. Another subject to which considerable space is given in the report is that of drainage. Dr. Cunningham says that Bast l^ake along Village creek, part of Wcodlawn, part of Avondale, all of Bast Birmingham and all north of Village creek to the northern city limits and the eastern part of North Birmingham are imperfectly drained and suggests the es tablishment of a general system of drains. He also complains of local collections of water in various parts of the city caused by improper culverts, disturbed sewers by reason of street improvements or lailroad work and recommends that the commission take up the matter and order the nuisances abated. The pools are breeding places for the mosquito and a menace to the health, he says. Wants Dairies Watched Closely Dr. Cunningham devotes special atten tion to the subject of dairies and asks that the commission employ two dairy in spectors to look after the source of the milk supply much more closely in the future than has been done in the past. Milk, says Dr. Cunningham, of all foods requires the most careful attention. It Is the most susceptible of inoculution with disease and not only the milk itself, but the cow that gives that milk should be under the strictest regulation. “Dairies ought to be inspected and scored once a month,” he says, “and the findings given to the public. Mr. Dun tan informs me that there are at this time 140 dairies and 4699 cows which fur nish dairy products to this city. 1 recom mend that not less than two dairy in spectors he employed and transportation provided.” The private cow is a neces sity, says the report, but in no case should her products be sold. Dr. Cunningham also recommends the establishment of a hospital tor the treat ment of communicable diseases. He points out that nowhere in Jefferson county except in the homes of -.lie wealthy can a case of communicable disease he properly treated and isolated, t'he c ou nty pest house he does not criticize ex cept by inference, saying that it is no place for a very sick person to be. Dr. Cunningham devotes short para graphs to the streetsfi alleys, food, hous ing conditions and similar subjects. The streets are kept in fairly good condition, hut in the alleys there has been consid erable complaint in regard to the non removal of garbage. This is due, says me report, to an insufficient force in the mreet department. Dr. Cunningham asks that this force be increased and that the work of removing garbage he turned over to the health department. Water Is Pure The water supply of Birmingham, Dr. Cunningham concludes after an investiga tion, is pure. Conditions m the eating and drinking places of Birmingham have improved. Housing conditions, especially among the negroes, are not of the best and lie believes that some steps should b«- taken looking to the regulation of the number of people living i.i a single T< om. Dr. Cunningham says lie realizes that tiie establishment of a general system .of drains, tlie enforced connection with sanitary sewers, and the carrying out of his plans will require funds and knowing the financial condition of the city lie rec . i . .-s. .. * - , c.mtr.ends a bond issue to meet the various necessities. Comparative Mortuary Statistics A large part of Dr. Cunningham's re port is devoted to comparative mortuary statistics which ,ih->w surprising condi tions here. He declares that if white people alone are considered. Birmingham has a death rate among the lowest in the world, but that if the negroes are considered alone the death rate is among the highest in the world. Comparing the white und black mortality in five of the principal causes for 1912 and 1913, he sub mits the following table. White. Black. Differ Disease— ence. Tuberculosis . 207 47S 271 Cardio-vascular .174 Htff 133 Lobar pneumonia ... 115 -57 142 Broncho pneumonia. 90 156 66 V iolence . 250 346 95 Total . 836 1646 707 Comparing mortuary statistics for the years 1912 and 1913. Dr. Cunningham sub mits the following table: * 2 » tC *3 y 2T 5T jiT 3 * -• s: o 2. o 3 * ^6 x* j*r ? Disease. - . ^ ^ tfl C£ r£ |i « Ut W VS ; • • to w Typhoid fever. 33 28 ft 30 2.10 2.10 Malaria . 16 7 29 29 1.70 1.30 Scarlet fever . 3 1 .. .. 0.11 0.03 Measles . 3 9 .. 3 0.11 0.43 Whooping cough... 1 16 8 9 0.34 0.97 Diphtheria . 10 2 4 1 0.53 0.10 Intesti’l catarrh_ 92 76 77 75 6.40 6.50 Dysentery . 3 6 6 9 0.34 0.58 Cerebro-splnai fe’r 7 24 6 80 0.34 0.58 Tuberculosis .Ill 96 208 270 12.10 13.30 Nephritis . 113 96 87 90 7.61 6.73 Cardio-vaauliar ....100 74 136 171 9.03 9.16 Apoplexy . 49 56 65 52 4.32 3.56 Lobar pneumonia.. 72 43 125 134 7.15 6.47 Broncho pneumonia 66 24 92 64 6.04 3.28 Still births . 78 93 70 82 5.00 6.30 Pellagra . 14 19 12 19 0.99 1.38 Liver diseases. 24 26 17 16 1.57 1.52 Cancer . 44 72 29 21 2.79 3.38 Suicide . 9 17 1 3 0.38 0.72 Homicide . 14 27 68 106 3.13 4.83 Accident . 91 92 79 88 6.60 6.64 “The above is a classification of 2111 deaths out of a total of 2612, who died in 1912 or 80.78 per cent of the whole number, and of 2206 out of 2749 who died in 1913, or 80.21 per cent. The remaining deaths wore due to miscellaneous causes diffi cult of classification. The above, however, is the most important, and throws light upon existing conditions in tiie city, fn the years of 1912 an^[ 1913 there were 395 nonresident deaths, to-wit: Typhoid fever, 21: pneumonia, 21; accidental violence. 83; surgical. 101; homicide. 34: tuberculosis, 20; miscellaneous. 112. Nonresidents are included in the total death rate. “I have examined the mortuary statis tics of 27 European nationalities and the United States, and of 12 registration states and of the District of Columbia, and I find that the white death rate of the city of Birmingham is less than in 34 of these and more in only tnree. Comparing the death rate among blacks in tills city with tiie above, w?e find that it is greater than in any of them. Incidence of communicable diseases. 1912. 1913. Total Typhoid fever . 499 308 798 Smallpox . 93 189 ' 282 Diphtheria . 218 145 363 Scarlet fever . 104 1 09 213 Chickenpox . 386 683 919 Measles . 868 2116 2984 “The above is the classification of the most Important communicable diseases. The question is what relation has sanita tion and hygiene to the incidence of cases and mortality statistics in the above classification of the causes of death and the incidence of communicable diseases. Some of them are clearly due to insani tary conditions and others to unhygienic conditions pertaining to the individual and some to a combination of both, and others which neither has anything to do. Dr. Cunningham especially emphasized the necessity of a general vaccination campaign in the city of Birmingham. He is apprehensive for the future. Upon that subject he has this to say: “I regard the prevention of smallpox next winter as an emergency. It has been increasing for three years. The in different, scattered and uncertain vacci nation now practiced, will neither pro tect the individual or community. A uni versal vaccination and revaccination ought to be enforced next fall, except in such cases who have been recently suc cessfully vaccinated, or who can show' two or more good scars. I recommend thesjo-operation of corporations and busi ness men and families and of hotel and boarding housekeepers, to make vaccina tion a prerequisite to employment or per manent accommodation in boarding houses and hotels. If all these co-oporat ed in this manner, the problem would be largely solved." Dr. Cunningham in opening his report points out the various changes made since he took charge of the office. In closing It he thanks the city commission for courtesy showm him and expressed his ambition of making Birmingham the healthiest city in the world. CHILD SWALLOWS KEROSENE OIL Leeds, June 24.—(Special.>—The small son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bailey had a narrow escape from strangling to death here yesterday w'hen he drank a glass of kerosene oil. No one knows how the baby got tiie oil. Only for the prompt medical attention lie would have strangled to death. A barbecue and picnic will ho held here on the Fourth of July. Serious damage Is being done to the crops at Leeds by the heat and the lack of ram. TUSCALOOSA-COLUMBUS GOOD ROADS SCOUTING TRIP I Tuscaloosa, June 24.—(Special.)—A good roads scouting trip from Tuscaloosa to Columbus. Miss., is to be conducted some time within the next 30 days, according to an announcement made here last night by State Highway Engineer \Y. S. Kel ler. Mr. Keller stated that this was one of the few Important roads in the state which he had failed to cover and he was planning to make the trip at once. He pointed to the importance to this section of the construction of a modern road along this route and stated that he planned to mark out the best route for a highway on the coming trip. It is considered certain that a number of cars from Tuscaloosa will make the trip to the Mississippi city and they will be joined by other cars from the differ ent towins in Pickens county. The Mis sissippi city will send a large delegation to the state line to meet the Alabama cars. Tt is pointed out mat this territory which is developing very rapidly Is now badly handicapped by the lack of a good road. The purchase within recent month* of a number of automobiles has greatly increased the interest in the good roads movement and In several instances private individuals and corporations have volun tarily built stretches of good roads at their own expense. The movement has already been launched to create interest in the trip among the people in Pickens county and in West Tuscaloosa and with the support and encouragement which will be given the trip by the Tuscaloosa Hoard of Trade it is considered probable that immediate good will result. Members of the board of public works find the county commissioners are ready, •it is stated, to aid in the construction of a modern road from Tuscaloosa to the l*1okens county line, and it is thought that an agreement can be reached, follow ing the selection of the best route, which will result In the building of a pike road to the Mississippi line. The exact date of the trip will be announced soon. B. S. Carpenter Is Seriously | Hurt At University Crossing—Pingley Also Injured Tuscaloosa. June 24.—(Special.)—B. S. Carpenter and S. Pingley. traveling .sales men of Birmingham, were Injured in an automobile accident near here this afternoon, when the car In which they wore riding was struck by the dummy They were riding in a Ford car owned by the Batterton Coffee company of Bir mingham and the engine went dead in the middle of the dummy track just us they were crossing. The dummy struck them before it could be stopped and car ried the car over 30 feet, completely demolishing it. Carpenter was badly injured but it j was stated at the Infirmary here to night that unless complications developed from Internal injuries, lie would be able! J to be out in about 10 days. Pingley, who was driving the car, was not seriously hurt, being able to go to Ills hotel. The accident occurred at the University switch, a little more than a mile from Tuscaloosa and the dummy was en route to Holt. Carpenter and Pingley were coming to Tuscaloosa from Birmingham when the accident occurred j late this afternoon. Carpenter lives in , Birmingham and represents the Cairo Syrup company, while Pingley represents the Batterston Coffee company of Bir mingham. PHOENIX LODGE K. OF P. ELECTS OFFICERS At the regular weekly convention of Phoenix lodge No. 25, Knights of Pythias, held last night in Fraternal hall, officers were elected for the ensuing term as follows: Sidney Wachtel, chancellor commander. B. D. Meadors, vice chancellor. Chester Bamlman, prelate. J. O. Cooper, master of work. W. H. Elliott, Jr., keeper of records and seal. Frank Arrico, master of finance. Jake Bandman, master of exchequer. E. J. Burns, master at arms. H. R. DeLaye, inner guard. J. K. Patterson, outer guard. The officers will be installed July 9 at a Pythian picnic to be held at Blount Springs. WILSONS’ WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Washington^ June 24.—Today Is the twenty-ninth wedding anniversary of the President and Mrs. Wilson and the sec ond anniversary of the day at the White House. No formal observance of today was planned because Mrs. Frances L. Sayre and Miss Margaret Wilson are out of the city. AMUSEMENTS At the Lyric The vaudeville hill offered at Ihe Lyric this week Is considerably above standard, for every one of the acts is enjoyable and good, and four of the seven are of exceptional merit. Claude Gilllngwater and Edith Lyle in “Wives of the Rich” present the strongest and most absorbing one-act drama that has ever been seen here. • LANE-CARROLL WEDDING AT MR. MEMOLI’S HOME The hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Memoli on Twelfth avenue, north, wan the scene of a beautiful wedding last night, when Miss Annie Pearl Car roll was united in marriage with Edgar P. Lane. Mr. Douglas Carroll was best man and Miss Christian Weigel was the bridesmaid. The ftev. Robert L. Bell, pastor of the Handley Memorial Presby- , terlan church, was the officiating clergy man. The wedding company was numerous, and included many charming debutantes, and a large number of older people of the Fountain Heights neighborhood. Among the musical numbers heard dur ing the evening were “In the Dawning,” by Cadman, sung by Miss Burnadette Barter; "Evening Star" from Wagner’s Tannhauser, played as an oboe solo, and the bridal chorus from Wagner’s Lohen grin, played by an orchestra led by Wil liam Hoiniberg with Joseph Memoli as concertmeister. After the ceremony Mrs. Memoli played a beautiful harp solo, "Serenade Appaslonata.” Iced refresh ments were served. -■«»... M - Storm Unroofs Houses Fon Du Lac, Wls., July 24.—A storm which struck Green Lake, Wls., early to day unroofed scores of houses. Mrs. Fred Koplln and her daughter, Mildred, W years, may not recover from the Injuries they received when their house was crushed. PROCLAMATION RANK GROWTH OF WEEDS NOTICE IS HERHY GIVEN TO ALL PROPERTY OWNERS OR TENANTS THAT THE CITY WILL PROCEED TO ENFORCE THE WEED LAW JULY 1, NEXT, AND MAKE ARRESTS OF THOSE WHO FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE LAW nv THAT TIME. UNDER THE LAWS OF THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON, OWNER, LESSEE OR OCCUPANT HAVING CONTROL OF ANY LOT OR GROUND, OR SIDE WALK ABUTTING, TO PERMIT A GROWTH OF WEEDS MORE THAN TEN INCHES HIGH THEREON. VIOLATORS OF THIS LAW SHALL BE DEEMED GUILTY OF A MISDE MEANOR AND FINED ACCORDJNGLY. A. O. l.ANE, JAMES WEATHERLY, (WO. B. WARD. COMMISSIONERS. Lists for Civic Chamber Af fair Close Today Noon. Harding to Speak Acceptances continue to come in to the Chamber of Commerce to Its annual din ner. which will be bold tomorrow night at 7 o'clock at the Hotel Tutwilcr, with W. P. G. Harding as the guest of honor. It Is ttie occasion of the first large ban quet at the Tutwilcr ami the manage ment of the hotel promises a revelation to the guests. Mr. Harding will deliver an address in which he will tell something of the causes leading up to the enactment of the administration currency law. of Hs workings and of its future, lie is one of the members of the newly created federal reserve hoard and the banquet of the Chamber of Commerce in his honor marks the fourth of a series of brilliant farewell entertainments for him. Today at noon the list will bo closed and the entertainment committee urges that all who desire to reserve a plate at the dinner do so this forenoon. OFFICIALS NAMED | The annual track meet of the Birming ham Sunday School Athletic association and one for the playgrounds of the Bir mingham district, will be held In con junction Saturday afternoon at Avondale park. On account of the two meets being held in connection with each other It is an ticipated by officials of the city play ground department that a large number of youthful athletes will be on hand for participation and consequently a large number of judges have been appointed to handle the events. Those selected to handle the Sunday school meet follow: Judges for the Sunday school meet, L. W. West and Z. Nespor. Class A—T. M. Edwards, T. (5. Mo Ever, Dan Griswold and J. A. Faulkner. Class B—Carl Culverhouse, J. M. BIbby, A. Corey and Robert Grune. Class C— Dee Brent, E. C. l.ockey, T. M. Partridge and J. E. Colvin. IJorn-tooters and boosters, D. C. Ball, H. Martin and E. P. Thurston. Novelty events, E. C. Thurston. Sack Races—J. H. McCullough, Fred Houlln and U. P. Stevens. Shoe Races—John Keith, W. R. Star buck ajid S. P. Bragg. Tub Races—Dr. W. A. Martin, the Rev. Claude O'Rear and Dr. S. R. Caffce. Three-legged Race—P. A. Clark, S. N. Selt and J. IT. Frost. Fat Men's Race—Dr. IT. E. Martin, G. C. Ellis Rnd Dr. O. L, Walker. Water Race—John W. Inzer and Jack Krohinbuhl. Volley Ball—F. W. West, Carl Culver house and J. G. Dickerson. Dodge Ball Z. Nespor. T. M. Edwards and George TTolin. Cage Ball—Z. Nespor, Fred Houlln, P. G. Sloan and Dr. E. M. Scott. Horseshoe Throwing—John W. Inzer. MANCHESTER VISITED BY $400,000 FIRE Manchester, N. H., June 24.—A fire which, following six hours' fight, today threatened to wipe out the retail busi ness district of this city, was finally subdued after it had destroyed two large commercial blocks with a loss of $400,000. Nine tlrement were hurt but all will recover. The blaze was most spectacu lar an dthe peril of fighting It was increased by the inflammable nature of the stock in a hardware store which in cluded gunpowder, chemicals, paints and oils. THE NAME IS If I Union I R Painless R R Dentists R JH \\ r do nil kind* of Dental H Work, and we 1)0 IT RIGHT. Bl KIR Whfil'a more, we do It POSI- B 111 TIVELV PAINLESSLY. M B No High Price Here H SUCTION W'*' iMf] ■ - k0i > tERd Q WE GI AIIA.% TEE THIS SET E ■ FOR 13 YEARS K jgi (.old Diiat A'ulcanlte Seta do BH Q not mnke tlie mouth aore nor B ||!|1 have rubber tnnte. |||p| Wm Gold Crowrua (PQ Q*A (PC ^B gH Bridge Work WM * $5—A SET—$5 |g m Gold Fill lug a .91.00 Ip E 111 Sliver Fllllnga .30e HO g Union Painless Dentists Eg 8 Cor. 2d Ave. & 20th St. I HI Over Norton’s Drug Store |jj' fiB Open Dally S a. m. to H p. m. ^B HrR Sunday by Appointment. 'mm Mi Lady Attendant 8K. BUTTE, MONTANA, QUIET FOLIOWING INTERNAL STRIFE One Death, Many Injured and Bijf Property Loss Is Toll CITIZENS LOOK TO GOVERNOR FOR AID 2j(> Pounds Dynamite Exploded In Streets While Civil Authorities Make No Effort to Stop Rioting llatte. Moat., June H—Unite ««» quiet today, after n night of rioting •‘iiUNeil by Internal strife la the West ern Federation of Miner**, which coat the life of one nttin. Injuries to four other*, and a heavy property low*. Mayor Duncan, however, would not com mit himself a.s to the turmoil being at an end. He fears reprisals between the fac tions, but said he would not ask for troops as he believes the sheriff should make thut request. The sheriff, however, has taken no action toward that end. Citizens looked to Governor Stewart at Helena for a solution of tho trouble. Charles H. Moyer, president of the feder ation. and others, who were driven from the miners’ hall under fire, appealed to the governor at Helena today for state control at Butte. Tim mines worked as usual, and so far the operating companies have not oeen brought Into the controversy. It was of ficially announced the mine owners have taken no part in iho factional light. 250 Pounds Exploded Altogether 260 pounds of dynamite wai exploded in the streets of Butte last night in four hours. The dynamite was ob tained by rioters from a mine after the engineer had been forced to lower the rioters to the powder magazine One man stood in the middle of the street in front of the miners* union hall, cut holes in sticks, inserted caps and fuses and then tossed the dynamite into the building. Pistol shots warned the crowds in the street to fall back when the fuses were lighted. Civil authorities made no attempt to stop the rioting. Mayor Duncan express ed the opinion that more serious trouble was averted by not making arrests. Charles Henderson, a former sheriff, as chairman of a citizens’ committee, went to the police station at 1 o'clock this morning Hud complained of the inactivity of the police. Henderson said he found 17 policemen In the station and that 13 were playing cards. To Investigate Riots .1. J. McCafferty, county attorney, an nounced he would investigate tile rlotlous actions of the crowd last night and that if he obtained evidence he would prose cute. Seceders continued to sign members for the new union formed Sunday. They as serted they had no part In the trouble lusi night and that they counseled peace. Sheriff Driscoll denied today that he had deputies in the union hall last night and that none of his deputies fired Into the crowd. WILL FIGHT TO END AGAINST PROPOSED TAX ASSESSMENTS (Coullnued from Page Five) accounts which are regarded as reason ably sure of collection. Robert G. Thach, a well known Bir mingham lawyer, who has prepared an opinion for several clients In connection with the move of (’apt. J. V. Allen, gave out a statement last night in which he says the merchants of Birmingham have an excellent chance of winning their fight. Mr. Thach suid, in that the Board of Trade was going to fight the case, he had advised his clients to step down and permit the civic body to carry the case to the supreme court. Thach Issues Statement The statement of Mr. Thach follows: “The section of the Alabama taxation statutes upon which Tax Commissioner J. V. Allen is attempting to tax the mer chants and other business concerns in Birmingham upon tlietr solvent credits for the current year as well as for five preceding years, is the following subdi vision of section 2082 of the Alabama code of 1907: “ ’All money lent, solvent credits, or credits of value, except such aw are se cured by mortgage, deed of trust, or written contract of conditional sale, upon which a tax Imposed by law haw been paid.’ “This paragraph is one of a series of descriptions of property subject to taxa tion in this state. “There was a provision taxing solvent credits in wording almost similar to the above in the code of 1*96. but the supreme court of Alabama held in 1909 in the case of Barnes vs. Moragne, appealed from (he Gadsden city court, that a certain act passed by the legislature In 1903 Imposing a privilege tax on recorded mortgages and providing that no other tax could he col lected on debts of this kind nfter such recording fee wan paid, operated to repeal the entire section in the code of 1896 tax ing solvent credits of any kind. In Its written decision in the Moragne case, the supreme court said that it would be un constitutional to exempt from property taxation solvent credits secured by re corded mortgages und to subject to such taxation solvent credits not secured by recorded instruments. “After this decision the legislature, in 1907, embodied in the code of Alabama the present law, ns first quoted above. The constitutionality of this law has never been tested, and It is under Its authority that Tax Commissioner Allen.has notified some 1600 individuals and corporations in Jefferson county that they must assess and pay taxes on their solvent credits for the years 1909, 1910, 1011, 1912, 1913 and 1914.’* Believes Merchants Will Win “I understand that Governor O'Neal and Attorney General Brickell have rendered a formal opinion to Mr. Allen expressing their belief that the section In question will be held consti tutional if tested in the courts, but after a careful reading of the Moragne case, and after hearing several of the ablest members of the bar here express their opinion, I think there Is serious doubt about it, with the chances favoring the j declaring of the section unconstitutional, l “The judges were badly divided In the Moragne case, the vote being four to three. “Unquestionably the same discrimina tion which the supreme court termed as unconstitutional In 1906 exists now as It did then between solvent credits secured by recorded instruments, and those credits not so secured. It would seem certain that one of the two laws must be declared unconstitutional, unless the supreme court reverses the ruling In the Moragne case. It appears to be simply a question of which statute will fall. “The question lnvoles a tremendous 0 I You Want a Straw Hat So Pay as Little as 89c for a Straw Hat Here at Saks’ No other store will equal the price. They’ll not give you any better style at any price than those shown here at 89c. Then we have TheDixie J'VOO I Birmingala or S'!.00 at .... * I The Rickwood . . About, 25 Panama Hats, in odd lots of one or two of A Q a style. Close out price. I Fine Panamas Bangkoks | In all shapes $4.00 to $10.00 $5.00 and $6.00 See W Window On 19th St. CLOTHES THE WHOLE FANIL* 19th St. amount of money to tho merchants ami business men of Birmingham, nnd equity and fairness aro most certainly against this further depredation of the taxpayers of Jefferson county, for 1 have no doubL hut that this, with the possible exception of Mobile and Mont gomery counties, will be the only comi ty in the state where It will be consid ered worth while and practicable to try to enforce this practically obsolete section of the taxation law. It is but another indication of the bad effects of the back tax commission system, which has served to ferret out every possible means to raise the taxes of tho citizens of Jefferson county out of pro portion to the rest of the state. "I hear that the Board of Trade Is going to fight the matter to a finish through the courts, and 1 surely hope that they will win.” FIRST LUNCHEON IN COLLEGE CAMPAIGN WILL BE HELD TODAY (Continued from l'nge Five) New Mexico, and a part of Louisiana and Arkansas. “Birmingham is the industrial center of the south. Tt is tho geographical center of Methodism between the Mississippi river and the Atlantic ocean. Its climate 1m Ideal, being unsurpassed by none. Its growth in the past has been nothing short of marvelous, having increased in popula tion during the last decade more than any other southern city, and this growth Is expected to continue In the future. It Is the Ideal spot for a large technological school and if the university Is located here I feel sure that the industrial enter prise of the city would join heartily in support and co-operation. There are ex perts here who would be of great benefit to the university. Birmingham Is a city of young men, having more young men than any other city of the same popula tion In the south, and would be In a position to support a university largely from Its own population. “Birmingham college is located on a hilltop, only about two and a half miles from the center of the business section. 'It now owns about 65 acres of land, the intimated value of which is .ill the way frorr. $150,000 to $250,000. I feel sure that additional land adjoining could he secured 1? desired at reasonable prices, as the land on all four sides of it is owned by the heirs of the original founders—the Owens, the Greens, the Earles, the Pushes. The college owns land located on the top of three hills, although the main building is located on the hill jn the mid dle of the campus. “The college overlooks two valleys, the city of Birmingham on the one side and Ensley, Thomas, Pratt City, North Bir mingham, Tarrant City and Fairfield on the other. It seems to be the Ideal spot for a large university. The execi** tlve committee of Birmingham college reomrnended to the board of trustees and O’Neill’s Summer Time Specials Hammocks, Water Coolers, Sprinklers, Fly Traps, Garden Tools, Garbage Cans, etc., at bargain prices. Soda Spoons, Lemon and Lime Squeezers, Straws, lee Cream Dippers; everything in Soda Fount Supplies at reduced prices. Sanitary Stone Water rrnct Kina In** Coolers Patent, Nickel r ru!>1 ail,& 1Le Faucet Cream Freezers 3- gallon Covered Stone Water Cooler *1.48 One-quart Freezer $1.48 4- gallon Covered Stone Water Two-quart Freezer $1.75 Cooler *1.®8 Three-ouart Freezer ti a® High (trade Stone Water Filter ‘ quart rree/.ei *1.91 and Cooler, nickel face; 3 gal- Four-quait Freeze! $2.48 Ion *a.t>8 Six-quart Freezer $2.98 But"*r*Jar to gallon."! Klght-quart Freezer $3.98 heat grade ware, gallon 13c Twenty-quart. Freezer $13.98 High grade lied Flower Pots: 6- Inch Flower Pots 5® 7- Inch Flower Pots He 8- lnch Flower Pots tOc | 10-lnch Flower Pots 2ht» 12-inch Flower Pots 45e If Special i Fancy shaped, large size while Cut glass Covered Stone Jars 48o m Bowl* and Pitchers Florence silver plate top patent I at „ Stone Jars $1.48 M I-arge size white Covpred and 7-ounco hell top Coca-Cola ‘tjH Balled Slop Jars 4-Qf* Glasses 5c ^R 12-ounce bell top Soda Glasses 7e -- 4 and 5-ounce Sherbet Glasses 5c Pho^ [yiVA*/Pl the FAIbI H 1 r (yAew® to tho North Alabama conference that they turn over the campus unci funds of Birmingham college as a nucleus and foundation on which to begin the cam paign for the great university. Must Give Money and Time "We must ait give our money, our time, cmV prayers to inis eau.se. Wo will have to go after the people and keep going utter them. Now is the best time, while business Is dull. 1‘eopio have more tune to think and work and try to help upbuild the city. Succeed we must and will. "1 believe this is one subject upon which Alabama Methodism will be untied. At the same time we will not be allowed to consider any subscriptions outaMe of Birmingham, for the very reason' that we will he expected to gel $1,000,000 here, and. tho church itself \v ill then begin canvass ing in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, iGeorgia, Tennessee, Klorldu, Virginia and the Carolina** to secure funds to build not only a million dollar, but a live million dollar institution. "The vast benefits derived will hot be only for the Improvement of morals and education, but will be vastly profitable commercially. Thousands of students would come here from all over the couhv«w'~' try and spend their money. Besides, it will be the means of keeping our boys at home, who heretofore have been sent out of the state by the hundreds every year to secure education that should and could be easily obtained at home and under j homo influences. "If we locate this university here it is more titan probable Unit in a few years our great publishing houses will be re moved from Nashville to Birmingham, f in order that they may be close to the | university. "1 think It Is the biggest opportunity Birmingham ever had ami in fact one J which may not come to it again soon, remembering that most of the great de nominational institutions are already lo cated. This university would offer the very best of education of the highest standard and would he conrolled, influ enced and t<> a large extent supported by the 2.260.000 members of the Methodist Episcopal church, south." Ministers of every creed will he asked by the central committee to talk of the university and the advantage to Bir mingham In scouring it from their pulpits next Sunday. Every person In the county will be asked to aid, for it has been pointed out that every man, woman and child In Birmingham and Jefferson county in vitally concerned, or should be, about the location of the university. At the regular weekly luncheon of the Rotary club at 1 o’clock at Rotary ball yesterday Dr. J. D. Simpson and Dr. J. W. Johnson addressed the Rotarfana, pointing out the advantages to he derived by the establishment here of the uni versity. It wan pointed out that Birmingham's geographical situation and the enthusiasm manifested by citizens generally regard ing the establishment of the university here gave this city a derided advantage over competing cities, and it is believed that when I In* necessary funds are se cured the commission will locate the In stitution In Birmingham.