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Loans and Discounts ....512
Overdrafts .
II. S. Bonds (par) . 1
U. S. Treasury Certificates
Liberty Bonds .
War Savings Stamps ....
State of Alabama Bonds ..
Stock in Federal Reserve
Bank .
Other Stocks and Bonds.. 1
Banking House .
Other Real Estate.
In Vault ...$ 968.103.40
With Banks. 6.857,387.71
With U.S. Tr. 92.500.00
Federal Re
serve Bank 1.656.808.48
72S4S36.80 j
571.000. 00
127.000. 00
— 8,574,799.59
Capital Stock .5
Surplus anti Profits. 1,SSl'!«nnn
Reserved for Taxes . ».3»o.ou
Circulation. 1,400,000.00
Individual .517,524,316.63
Bank . 3,674,622.48
U. S. 125,000.00
With Federal Re
serve Bank.
Agent ... 500,000.00_ 21 m „„ u
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward C.
Mandy of Avenue H, Ensley, who is
machinist’s mate on United States
transport North Pacific, is home on
short furlough.
Resolutions looking to legislation to
provide for military training for the
young men of this country were adopt
ed by the Birmingham Association of
Life Underwriters at the regular
monthly meeting held in the private
dining room of the Civic association
yesterday afternoon. The resolution, of
which copies were sent to the con
gressmen from this district, read as
Resolved, That we pledge our
earnest and unqualified support to
secure the enactment of federal
legislation providing that the mil
lions of young men, descendants of
all races and nationalities, annual
ly arriving at military training age
Nhall have at least six months* in
tensive physical and military
training, coupled with such op
portunity to lenri^^>ur language
and our ideals of ^vernment as
is consistent with making the
alert, broad-gauged, self-reliant
and red-blooded Americans which
the country needs for its future
progress and security. The train
ing to begin as soon as the can
tonments are conveniently avail
able for that purpose.
J. Frank Rushton was a guest of
the insurance men at the luncheon and
made a short talk on the past, pres
ent and future government loans and
touched upon the war situation.
Thanks were extended the association
for the assistance rendered during the
past Liberty Loan*drive.
Seven new applications were
biought in by the membership com
mittee and elected to membership. The
entertainment committee announced
that a visit was expected on April 12
from Lawrence Priddy, president of
tlio National Association of Life Un
derwriters. and that arrangements for
his entertainment were already under
way. President C. W. Carr presided
over the meeting. A special committee
reported on a new constitution and
by-laws, which were adopted.
Marriage Licenses
The following marriage licenses we
issued in the probate office yesterday:
Sidney M. Lively to Miss Mollie ]
J. B. Conyers of Camp Gordon to Mi
Madge Pollock.
J. B. Agnewr to Miss Lorine Patton.
Rufus Samuel Tucker to Miss Eth
Morton Simpson to Miss Alice Phi
Charles E. Hutchinson to Mrs. Leoi
N. P. Van Metter of Morrison, Va.,
Miss Louise Steele.
Luther Iy. Almon to Miss Emma Carr
Curtis H. Joiner to Miss Nannie Little
As the
Doctor Orders
We take nothing for grant
ed in filling prescriptions.
Your physician knows what
the patient needs — and
so orders—we “obey or
Prescription* sent for, ac
curately compounded and
rushed to you.
5.E.Caj\3rd. Sr gpjth.5ts.
Phon*2750 Mam
Dr. Ferrell of Rockefeller
Foundation Conducting
Programme, Aided by
Sanitary Experts
Approximately 100 health and sani
tation experts from all over the south
and many distinguished visitors from
the north banqueted at the Tutwiler
i last night, following a strenuous day
in conference over matters pertaining
to soil pollution and diseases.
The meetings held yesterday were
conducted in the private dining room
of the Tutwiler, the programme being
in charge of Dr. John A. Ferrell, di
rector of sanitation for the United
States for the Rockefeller Foundation
international health board. There are
prominent sanitary and health experts
here from all over the south and many
from the north. The conference is be
ing conducted under the auspices of
the Rockefeller Foundation.
The register at the conference last
night showed the following doctors
present by states:
From Alabama: State Health Officer
Dr. S. \V. Welch of Montgomery and
field directors. Dr. Vernon Robins, Dr.
B. N. Walker and Dr. R. F. Thomas.
From Arkansas: State Health Officer
Dr. C. W. Garrison of Little Rock and
Field Director Dr. R. V. Brokaw.
P’rom Florida: State Health Officer
Dr. W. M. Cox of Jacksonville.
From Georgia: Dr. T. F. Abercrom
bie, secretary of the state board of
health of Atlanta, and Field Directors
Dr. R. W. Tobb and Dr. M. F. Hay
From Kentucky: Acting State Health
Officer Dr. J. N. McCormack of Bowl
ing Green, and Field Director Dr. J. S.
From Louisiana: State Health Offi
cer Dr. Oscar Dowling of New Orleans,
and Field Director Dr. C. M. Shipp.
From Maryland: State Health Officer
Dr. John S. Fulton of Baltimore and
Field Director Dr. F. A. Miller.
From Mississippi: State Health Of
ficer Dr. W. S. Leathers of University,
Field Directors Dr. Chaillos Cross and
Dr. Paul G. Pope; man in training, Dr.
John B. Cw.nt,
From North Carolina: ^tate Health
Officer Dr. W. S. Rankin of Raleigh
and the following field directors: Dr.
L. J. Smith, Dr. E. F. Long, Dr. F. M.
Register, Dr. J. S. Mitchiner, Dr. W. A.
McPhaul, Dr. W. J. Warren, Dr. A. C.
Bulla and Dr. T M. Jordan.
From South Carolina: State Health
Officer Dr. James A. Hayne, Columbia,
State Director Dr. L. A. Riser of the
state board of health and Field Direc
tors Dr. K. M. Routh and Dr, V. B.
From Tennessee: State Health Offi
cer Dr. R. Q. Lillard of Nashville; State
Director Dr. Olin West of the state
board of health and Field Director Dr.
W. S. Rude, Dr. E. I,. Bishop, Dr. A. V.
Keebler and Dr. C. B. Crittenden.
From Texas: State Health Officer Dr.
W. B. Collins of Austin, Tex.; State Di
rector Dr. P. W. Covington of the state
board of health and Field Directors Dr.
H. W. G. Shytles, Dr. W. H. Guy, Dr.
D. E. Rouse, Dr. A. H. Braden.
From Virginia: State Health Orficer
Dr. E. G. Williams of Richmond, Acting
State Director Dr. W. A. Brumfield of
the state board of health and Field Di
rectors Dr. W. J. Innis, Dr. W. P. Caton
and Dr. C. B. Courtney.
The meetings will continue throughout
today, the programme outlined being as
Morning session: Treatment: (a) Cheno
podium; (b) thymol. Privy construction:
fa) Selection of site; (ab) type of privy;
(e) method of construction; (d) plan for
care of privy; (e) who should do actual
work in building .privy. Education work:
(a) State and county publicity methods;
(b) exhibit, lectures, letters, maps,
graphiics; (c) method for showing re
duction of hookworm disease in the south
since 1910.
Tuesday, 2:30 p. m.: Compulsory sani
tary ordinances by counties. How to
deal with county towns in the county
work. Feasibility of state health de
parements approving certain types of
privies, agreeing on set of plans and
specifications for their construction. How
can a state-wide interest in building
privies be developed that will rival the
interest in the hookworm dispensaries?
To what degree of conclusion should the
programme in a county be carried? Fol
low-up work. County department of
Plans for Third Liberty Loan Cam
paign Will Be Discussed
H. W. Coffin, chairman of the Greater
Birmingham Liberty Loan committee,
has called a meeting of his war coun
cil 'for tomorrow afternoon at 3:30
o'clock at his office in the First Na
tional bank building. The purpose of
this meeting will be to discuss plans for
the Third Liberty Loan campaign, which
begins on April fi.
The war council acts as an executive
committee for the workers and Interest Is
continually growing In this drive and
the members of the various armies, under
the leadership of Marshal J. Frank Rush
ton, *feel confident that Birmingham will
again go over the top.
A delinquency fee will be attached
to the city licenses unpaid by Satur
day. Despite the fact that this year’s
collections have surpassed all others
on record over (50,000 yet remains tc
bo paid into the city’s coffers.
Inzer Hood, city llcenM inspector
has been drafted and is to leave Bir
mingham for Camp Pike April 2, and
he states that it will not only be a
duty done but a personal favor for all
taxpayers who have not yet paid tc
do so before Saturday, as he is very
anxious to leave as nearly perfect as
possible record behind.
auburn" alumni
'W. K. Terry to Make Address at
Luncheon Today
The Auburn Alumni, luncheon will b<
held today at 12:30 o'clock in the Civic
association cafe, when W. K. Terry,
an Auburn, trustee, who has just vis
' ited the college, will address the meet
ing, bringing the latest activities of the
college. These luncheons, which are
held weekly, are being largely attended
and are proving most Interesting foi
the Auburn men.
False Reports Circulated Over The
State by Pro-Germans Yesterday
The Age-Herald's telephones were
busy again yesterday setting at rest pro
German rumors which seem to be spread
systematically all over the state as the
great battle in Picardy proceeds.
Long distance calls are especially fre
quent and the farther away 'from the
lar^e centers the inquiries came from,
the more exaggerated and pernicious the
reports appeared. One anxious Ameri
can in Alexander City said it was re
ported there that 500,000 Americans had
been wiped out.
Someone seems to be taking advantage
of the eagerness and anxiety of the peo
ple for the latest news from the front
and to be deliberately circulating false
and misleading Information with the ap
parent purpose of discouraging loyal
Americans in the outcome of the battle
and in the further prosecution of their
great efforts to supply their own boys at
the front.
Yesterday was the second day that
these rumors have been heard from one
end of the state to the other and as
they grew yesterday there were signs
that the indignation of the people over
such tattles was growing and that ef
forts would be made to make an example
of someone.
It was again pointed out that suspicious
remarks about the allies should be re
sented and should be reported to the
authorities. The claim wuts openly made
that Birmingham is infested with a lot
of spies and German sympathizers who
make it a business to circulate such re
ports derogatory to the fighting quality
of the allies in an effort to lower the
morale of the people. It was understood
yesterday that definite steps were to be
taken to put a stop to it.
Over 200 Attend Dinner
To Plan Drive For Funds
For Girls’ Training School
“Little Sisters” Safe—Eleven Hundred Women Join Men
Workers, and Today Army of Mercy Will Assault
Big-Hearted Birmingham Without Opposi
tion, to Raise the $15,000 Necessary
to Care for Unfortunate Girls
Little sitters, you are safe. Your protection is assured. Eleven hundred
good women of Birmingham have heard your cries for help, your call for a
chance in life, and today the women’s battalion of mercy will go forth and
inspire the true manhood and womanhood of Birmingham to contribute the
money necessary to build you a home in which to take care of your physical
The impact of their onslaught into the stores, offices and places of bus
iness of big business men, salaried employes and working girls and women
will unloose enough of the milk of human kindness to succor you and build
still another home for you—that heart home—in the breast of every true
and loyal citizen of this great, big-hearted Birmingham.
At the dinner meeting at the Tutwiler
hotel last night a new by-product was
discovered by one of the speakers (Mrs.
Bishop McCoy), a spiritual by-product,
an antidote for the poisonious gasses
that emanate from broken-down homes,
and the environs that gnaw at tender
buds of feminine humanity that are just
on the eve of blossoming into woman
hood to have their natural effects upon
Women spoke from their hearts of
hearts for these girls, for whom tyfey go
forth and enlist their sisters today, the
women soliciting subscriptions in the big
drive for the $15,000 fund from women
only, while the men will seek subscrip
tions from the men of Birmingham. The
campaign will be ended by nightfall, and
that there wil ve an overage, instead
of a shortage, is not doubted by any
one who attended that meeting last night.
Field Marshal Boveman had his teams
and their commanding officers announced
last night, and they will assemble at
the Tutwiler luncheon today at 1 o’clock
and report the results of their labor
and then continue until the goal (is
Forney Johnston presided at the meet
ing last night, and introduced the speak
ers in order, following a brief address,
wherein he gave the history of the State
Training School for Girls at East Lake.
Mr. Johnston first called upon Borden
Burr, who gave his hearty indorsement 1
to the enterprise, and stated that he did j
not know of a more worthy cause. He;
spoke of the by-products of the work!
about to be engaged in, and stated that'
Birmingham was beginning to appreciate
real service. He spoke of the helpless
girls who are dependent upon the citi
zens here at home, and said: “We can
do no better work for our country or
for the boys who carry our flag “over
there’ than to raise this money for this
Dr. H. At. Edmonds was the next speak
er. “There might be some causes that
I would not wholly recommend at this
time, but this is one that I am willing
to recommend wholeheartedly, for it is
worth the money. If there was just one
girl or young woman saved through the
raising of this $15,000 it would be worth
the money. They saj^ to me all over the
city that a man wllo would not help a
girl who was down is a mighty sorry
man,’’ said Dr. Edmond?.
“The best thing that I know of that
we can do to stand by the Britishers who
are struggling tonight with our common
enemy, who are still being pressed back,
according to the latest reports, is to put
this school on it3 feet and make It a
war measure,"
Mrs. S. D. Weakley explained the hard
ships encountered in the early history
of the Girls' Training school. 8he stat
ed that 200 girls have already gone
through the doors of the institution, and
those who have been placed in good
homes as maids, servants, and many in
stores in the city, are making good,
and that they are able to take care of
“One-half of the counties of the state
are represented in this school,” said
Mrs. Weakley, “while the other half
of the girls are Jefferson county girls.”
Mrs. Weakley thanked the public for
their co-operation and expressed a pro
found hope that the drive would carry
the school and its cause over the top
Mrs. W. 8. Lovell made a telling
speech. Her delivery was marked with
feeling, and she stirred the 200 or more
men and women present with her sincere
and positive love for the cause she was
espousing. In her closing remarks she
drove home a thought that .should have
indented the mind of every hearer when
she said:
“These girls are not criminals—no more
than the boys at the East Lake Indus
trial school. No child should he called a
criminal, because they are not."
Mrs. Angus Taylor, chairman of the
woman's committee, which she has or
ganized 1100 strong, made an inspiring,
pleasing and captivating talk, demon
strating beyond doubt Field Marslval
Loveman’s wisdom in placing her at the
head of this committee.
"The women of Birmingham have dis
covered tile other woman.” said Mrs.
Taylor, “and her needs, and may it please
God they are going to supply those needs.
Birmingham women are organized 11Q0
strong, and in this organization, to show
the true heart of Birmingham, there are
many girls and women who are working,
taking care of themselves, who are in
this line-up, and have volunteered to
help these girls to take care of them
selves. My telephone has been kept busy
with calls from these women and girls,
asking that they be allowed to enlist in
this cause. It is remarkable the response
that has been forthcoming from every
Judge S. D. Murphy of the Juvenile
court spoke from his experience with
girls in hiB court, and of the arduous
Your Beauty Doctor
task of handling the gin wno was me
victim of a broken-down homo, those in
neglect, and made the comparison with
the boys, where conditions always fa
vored the boy.
“Criminal is not the word for these
girls," said Judge Murphy. "Delinquent
is even too severe—they are just vic
tims of conditions and surroundings
nine cases out of ten."
Mrs. Joseph Smolian *recited in a
most pleasing and capable manner
James Whitcomb Biley’s poem. “There,
Little Girl, Don't Cry." and "The
Prodigal Boy.” Her recitations elicited
much applause.
Mrs. J. H. McCoy won her every
hearer with her heart-to-heart talk
to the men and women of Birmingham.
Mrs. McCoy is an alile speaker and
through her years of work with girls
in the capacity of president of Ath
ens Female college, she showed an
interest in the girls who had never
had the chance of nn education or
college training in such a sincere way
until it was contagious. Her earnest
ness permeated the entire gathering.
“You men have been late in respond
ing to this call and T may say, even
later than General Pershing was in
getting to tlie aid of the French; and
every since 1 have been here I have
been straining at the leasch to get to
work. Every since I visited this insti
tution and saw conditions as they ac
tually existed T have been nervous to
see you get busy. Now you are going
to go ‘over the top.’
“T never have before felt the power
of the press or the wonderful and far
reaching effect of the printed word
and of the cartoon as I have in the
campaign that has been put on here
in the interest of these tfirls by the
local press. The people have become
enlightened and this speechmaklns
hero tonight is unnecessary. We know
that you are going to raise this money,
but this is just a kind of safety valve
for our pent-up feelings.
“I have discovered one thing here
tonight that I have never seen before
fn Birmingham. It is the spiritual by
products of such a cause as this. At
Woodward they are making poisonous
gases to be used by our men in coun
teracting the same poisonous gases
used against us by the Germans. This
spiritual by-product wfll be used to
rout the poisonous gases that arl.-.e
from the environs that so closely
incase these unfortunate girls and its
effect upon society will be for good.”
D£. Frank Willis Barnett spoke
earnestly of the cause and vehemently
scored the man who would not help ir
a cause of this kind.
Dan Dimmick spflke in response to
a call from Toastmaster Johnston anil
stated that he was surprised to find
that the amount of steam that he
thought was necessary to put this
campaign over was not necessary and
ell that was needed was for ihe peo
ple to go down in their pockets to
morrow and dig up the money and
have it over with.
Louis Plzitz was called upon and made
a plea to the women to build a home
at East Lake for the girls. "I do not
mean a house, hut a home; make ir
a home, a home in your hearts for
these women. Make a home in society
for them, for that is where they are
kept down—they are turned down by
society and they never have the
chance to get a job or to he anybody
once they fall.”
The meeting closed by the announce
ment by II. H. Snell of the personnel
of Field Marshal I-oveman’s staff,
which is as follows:
K. S. Hunger, A. V. Moore, D. B. Dim
miek, E. L. Brown. J. R. McWane, .Mor
ris Adler, George W. Connors, George
Gordon Crawford. B. H. Comer, Oscar
Wells. Robert Jemison, Sr. John L. Haul,
A. H. Woodward, If. C. Ryding, A. W.
Smith, R. H. Bannister.
Regiment No. 1, Division No. 1: Gen.
Louis Pizitz. commanding; ir. J. Baum,
J. J. Smith. W. N. Malone, Max Boxer.
R. A. Mullins, W. F. Aldrich. Ground
floor and first six stories Brown-Mlirx
Regiment No. 2: Col. Sydney J. Bowie,
F. W. Bromberg, C. E. Mason George
McCleary, C. C. Terry, Jack Adams, sev
enth and all stories above, Brown-Marx
Regiment No. 3: Col. Sidney W. Lee.
J. T. Doster, H. M. Beck, J. C. Hodges.
'Ed S. Moore. First National Bank build
Regiment No. 4: Col. C. M. Blanchard.
E. F. Stovall. Andrew J. Arrant, J. A.
Durham. J. E. Hawkins. North side
First avenue, except Brown-Marx build
ing: cast and west side Twenty-first
street. First avenue to Third avenue,
except Jefferson County Bank building.
Regiment No. 5: Col. R. D. Burnett.
T. C. Beatty. Russell Rant, C. F. Whit
tiehen. North and south side of SecOnd
avenue from Twentieth street to Twenty
Sixth street, except First National Bans
corner and four corners of Second avenue
and Twenty-first street.
Regiment No. <•: Col. R. A. Porter,
James Keith, C. E. Ireland, C. S. Bis
sell. Hill Ferguson. Jolin W. Anderson
East Side of Twentieth atreett. First ave
nue to Ciihitol Park, except Brown
Ma-x building and First National Bank
Regiment No. 1, Division No. 2: Gen
L. A. McCormack,, Col. Thomas Grimes.
James .Mack!n. Larry CrrimeR.
Regimen! No. 2: Col. j. A. Chrrotl. John
AntwUe, John McGeever, Redmond
Regiment No. 3: Col. John McLeod,
J (Coatieued n Page Rtao)
Scholarly Preacher and
Writer Will Be Here
From March
26 to 31
Col. Samuel Logan , Rrengle, noted
scholar, traveler and preacher, will con
duct a revival campaign at the Salva
tion army hall, 5H North Twentieth
street, from Tuesday, March 26, to Sun
day, March 31, inclusive, services to
be conducted each evening at 8 o’clock.
Ensign Mark Smith, who accompanies
the colonel, will conduct the music.
Colonel Brengle was born in Indiana
in 1860 and graduated from Depaw uni
versity in Greencastle, Ind., in 1883. While
studying theology in Boston, Mass., he
met the Salvation Army, which he after
wards joined, going to Bondon, England,
to the International Salvation Army
Training school.
He spent six months in England, com
ing back again to Boston, where he al
most lost his life through injury in
the early riots of the Salvation Army in
this country. The colonel since receiving
his present appointment as spiritual spe
cial in J:he Salvation Army has girdled
the globe with gospel services, having
preached in almost every part of the
The colonel is also one of the army’s :
best known writers on spiritual subjects, |
and author of such interesting books j
as “Helps to Holiness,” “The Soul 'Win-j
ner's Secret,” and others. From March j
28 to March 31 the officers from the ;
gulf division will have a council of war j
and will assist the colonel in his evening |
Bill Posting Concerns Make
Patriotic Response to Ap
peal for Free Space
State *tV. S. S. headquarters Is highly
pleased at the results of telegrams sent
to the 21 managers of bill pouting dis
tricts in Alabama, asking them how
much billboard space they would bo
willing to deyote to war savings cam
paign posters. Up to 6 o'clock yester
day evening replies had been received
from 14 managers making generous
allotment of their space. Replies of
an equally gratifying nature from the
other seven districts are confidently
expected. The national war savings
committee will supply the 24-sheet
posters, which are reported to bo ar
tistic and appealing, and in a few days
the state will blossom with them.
In response, to a call, reports from
sales agencies for the week ending
March 23 arc already coming in and
indicate a jump in sales.
Miss Loretta Kelley of Morgan coun
ty sent in a card with 23 Baby Bonds
K. if. Jjatns, principal of Martin
school, was a caller at headquarters
yesterday'afternoon. He said the chil
dren of his school were wide-awake as
to Baby Bonds and Thrift Stamps, and
the school would make a showing of
100 per cent in war savings societies
Sergeant Whitlock of the United
States marine corps, who has volun
teered as a war savings speaker, re
ported he had a fair sized and very at
tentive audience in the auditorium of
the high school at Piper Saturday
Keep Workers at Home
Washington. March 25.—Through ar
rangement with the Canadian govern
1rfirT the department of labor an
nounced today all recruiting in the
United States for workers on Canad
ian farms will be done through Uni
ted States employment service offices
and ni) workers will he sent to Canada
until American needs are filled.
f Mothers find 1
A Splendid Food for
Growing Children
Statement of the Condition of the
American Trusts SavingsBanr
At Close of Business March 4, 1018.
Published liUer Call of the Comptroller of the Currency
of the United States.
Loans and Discounts .... ^o*0S4,0S4.35
Overdrafts . *ao ia
.Stocks and Bonds . JSi'JInfi
Heal Estate. Furniture and Vaults .. v • • • • • * * ■
Cash in Vault .4 550.46b.08
Due from Federal Reserve Bank . 678,080.14
Due from Other Banks . 1,253,636.8a— 582.236.07
Capital Stock .$ ®9ft'
Surplus . 2a0,
Undivided Profits ...
Dividends Unpaid ...
Interest, Tax and Insurance Reserve . “
Individual Deposits .. .$6,985,902.74
bunk Deposits . 603,163.31— 7.649,06^.95
48,487,480.6 3
State of Alabama, Jefferson County
I, C. M. Williamson, cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly
swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and
belief. C. M. WILLIAMSON, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 11th day of March, 1918.
J. II. BARKER, Notary Public,
Attest: G. B. McCormack, M. W. Bush, F. B. Yeildlng, Directors.
- rin»tu» 41. HUS 1_lliriiilnchnm.
I sod Amerlcnu Trust Bldg
fair &
The Easter cold snap has
just been spilled, so the Eas
ter promenade won’t be
spoiled by wintry winds.
dress up!—at
pay cash
pay less
Soldiers On Firing Line
Grateful For Tobacco
Sent Through Age-Herald
- / "
Post cards received In Birmingham from
the boys "over there" show their deep
appreciation of the packages of tobacco
received through The Age-Herald’s tobac
co fund. Among the cards received >es
terday the following were addressed to
the C. C. Snider Cigar and Tobacco com
pany of Birmingham. The cards were all
from Prance, and are very interesting.
The cards follow:
"Received February 2d, 1918, by grateful
members of Battery A, 102d F. A.
Private Neal Watnwrlght, Expeditionary
"Behind the lines, 2-25-18, Echelsen,
1st Bn. 102d F. A. Sir: May a Birming
ham man express the thanks that a Mass
achusetts battery feels over The Age
Herald's boxes that came tbt^jiy. Your
company was indeed well represented
among the packages and I as well as the
men greatly appreciate your kindness.
Sincerely, Evans Dunn, 2d Lieut., U. S.
R., 102d F. A.”
"Somewhere in France, 2-25-18. Gentle
men: Your gift received and 1 am ^*dur
grateful debtor. If I live to reach Amer
ica and ever get to Birmingham you
will have gained a customer. Tell any oL‘
your customers that an American artil
leryman says, 'If I was a resident ot
Birmingham I'd trade with a firm that
was patriotic enough to remember the
boys who went across. Snider didn't
forget ’em.’ Corporal Robert Hurley, Bat
tery A, 102d F. A. A. E. F.”
“Just a line to thank you for the tobac
co gift. We have quite a few thrilling ex
periences here on the front that we are
not allowed to tell about at present.
Anyway, 1 am writing in a dug-out and
will write of the experiences later. I am
yours in action. Private Frank Rourke,
Battery C, 102d F. A. A. E. F."
“A Dug-out in France. February 26, 191S*
Gentlemen: Carrying on “lucky strike
logic” a little further, wo have two alter
natives. either we get more tobacco hv
answering these cards, or we smoke pow
der. Wo have all agreed that we have
never leceived a more timely and much
vanted gift. Many thanks. Sergt. Gone
! Kerrigan, Battery A, 102d F. A.”
Appeal Made to Local Peo
ple for Photos or Draw
ings of Territory Occu
pied by Germans
A letter from the national headquar
ter* of the American Protective league
haa been received by H. K. Milner,
chief of the Birmingham division, ash
ing that an appeal be made for photo
graphs. drawings and descriptions of
any nature of bridges, buildings or
territory occupied by the Germans.
If Birmingham people have any of
the above mentioned photographs and
will give them to the government they
are requested to send them to the 'Of
fice of Mr. Milner, 1107-8 Empire
building, Birmingham.
The appeal from the war department
to Mr. Milner Is as follows:
"At the request of the war depart
ment. the American Protective league
has undertaken to procure for that
department for Immediate use for in
telligence purposes photographs, draw
ings and descriptions of bridges,
buildings, towns and locations now oc
cupied by the German forces in France,
Belgium and Luxembourg and likewise
in that portion of Germany lying west
of a line running north and south
through Hamburg. The entire organi
zation of the league throughout tho
country wlH^be employed in this work
in order that a large result may be
"You will proceed at once to solicit
through your organization, and in such
other ways as commend fWimselves to
you, all of the above material, includ
ing pictures, postals, photographs,
halftone reproductions and other illus
tiative matter.
"A large quantity of material i*
desired and may be shipped without
sorting or without any attempt to
avoid duplication. Many copies of the
same subject may be desired in special
"It will not be practicable to re
turn the material to the contributors.
It will be a gift to the government."
Regulation of Barber Shops and Com
pulsory Vaccination of School
Children Included
Three new proposed health ordi
nances which came up before the meet
ing of the Jefferson County Medical
society last night will probably be
presented before the ‘city commission
today for final action, after which
they will be incorporated into the
city's laws. It is thought that they
will pass immediately as the commit
tee on health of the city commission
passed favorably on the ordinances
yesterday afternoon. The proposed reg
ulations are:
1. Uniform regulations of all bar
ber shops looking to greater sanita
2. Compulsory vaccination of all
children entering any school in the
city, including all private and paro
chial institutions.
3. That a permit from the board
of health be required for the practice
of mldwivery, to he issued only after
the applicant has shown evidence of
I the ability to practice the profession
A mass meeting of chairmen and eo
workers of the woman’s liberty com
mittee of Birmingham and Jefferson
county will be held Thursday morning at
10 o’clock in the Sunday school room
of the First Methodist church. The
meeting is called for the purpose of
giving instructions and literature for
the coming drive, which starts on
April 6. The meeting will adjourn in
time for those attending to get lunch,
do shopping and return for Dr. Anna
Howard Shaw’s lecture in the after
When You Need a
Just Phone Main l78
Ed S. Moore Inc
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