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TIE drive of the women’s commit
tee for funds for the State Train
ing School for Girls was started
last evening by a dinner party at the
Tutwiler, given by the men of the com
mittee for the women’s committee, of
which Mrs. A. M. Taylor is chairman.
The following bulletin, which is the
second of a series, has been issued by
Mrs. Taylor to the women workers:
"To the Women of the Committee of 100.
"The gift without the giver is bare.”
In asking for funds for the State
Training School for Girls, try to get
more than money; get the strength, the
good-will and active co-operation of
every subscriber, and then you will have
the gift supreme.
Consider yourselves emissaries of love,
something always instilled in every
woman’s heart, gentleness and compas-.
sion for these girls.
Make her realize that she is the big
sister to the little girl who has missed
her way.
Remember always that:
"He prayeth best who loveth best all
things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us, He
made and loveth all.
Among the speakers were Mrs. S. D.
Weakley, Mrs. J. H. McCoy, Mrs. W. S.
Lovell and Mrs. A. M. Taylor.
Among tlie guests were the women of
the committee of 100. and were Mrs. S.
1). Weakly, Mrs. Spier Whitaker, Mrs.
Priestly Toulmin, Mrs. Frank Rushton,
Mrs. j. M. Broady, Mrs. Cunningham
Wilson, Mrs. Charles DeBardeleben,
Mrs. Zack Xabers, Miss Willie Allen,
Miss Beth Allen, Mrs. W. S. Mudd, Mrs.
L. Bissell, Mrs. T. S. Herren, Mrs.
F. Marked, Mrs.,A. M. Garber, Mrs.
J. Salter, Miss Hattie Morton, Mrs.
jra Fell, Mrs. Conrad Ohjne, Mrs. -Wal
Wood, Mrs.
•a Fell, Mrs. Conrad Glum
L. Beasley, Mrs. W it. -- —
Blacklock, Mrs. Jack Adams, Mrs.
-man 'Morrison, Mrs. F-. P. Lewis,
H. 1,. Martin, Mrs. John Car
hael, Mrs. J. B. Reid, Mis. E. P.
idwin, Mrs. E. H. Brown, Mrs. Brad
1 Wood, Mrs. C. B. Comstock, Mrs.
I’. McPherson, Mrs. Charles G. Brown,
>. Eugene Jacobs, Mis. B. F. Tyler,
i \ J Dickinson, Mrs. C. R. Jolm
1 Mrs. J. H. McCoy, Mis. Rosa M ise,
David Cronheim, Mrs. Morris Xew
;1 Mrs. Morris Lov^man, Mrs. Louis
ders, Miss Ida Gelders, Mrs. Philip
er, Mrs. Ben Leader, Mrs. E.
nee, Mrs. S. G. White, Mrs H. I'.
Jardeleben, Mrs. D. S. Mooie,^ Mis.
A McCormack, Mrs. C. M. Wllliam
Mrs G M. Lathem, Mrs. Morns
re, Mrs. T. L, Hobart, Mrs. J. Stone
skins, Mrs. L. J. Davids, Mrs. Louis
it*, Mrs. Frank J. White, Mrs. M . S.
■ell Mrs. C. C. Hater, Mrs. II. W.
.tick, Mrs. Mollie Dowd. Mrs A. Leo
rdorfer, Mrs. W. D. Smith, Mrs. Ida
ims, Mrs. Erie Pettus Mrs. I‘ rank
Glass, Mrs. C. M. Rudulph Mfs C.
Blanchard, Mrs. Oscar 11 undie>. . .
B. Smith, Mrs. Wade Wood. Mrs. C.
Tardy, Mrs. Henry Dill, Mrs. Wil
1 Wilson, Mrs. Duff Green, Mrs. R.
Mullins, Mrs. Alice Johnston. Mrs.
N. Hawkins, Mrs. A. 1
[ike, Mrs. T. W. O Byrne.
‘ D A. Echols, Mrs. Fallow O’Byrne,
3" Frank Croy, Mrs. Henry Ruff, Mis.
in Bonnyman, Mrs. H. S. DeBardele
I Mrs. V. J. Nesbit, Mrs. C. C. bel
li Mrs. R. D. Burger. Mrs. W. J. Pen
legon, Mrs. S. L. Ledbetter, Mrs. J.
Stanfield. Mrs. Dupont Thompson.
3. J. It. Hornady, Mrs. R. H Pear
Mrs. D. B. Dimiclt, Miss May
ies Mrs. B. B. Smith, Mrs. Morris
er, Mrs. Victor Hanson. Mrs. Amos
el Mrs. Bertha Weinstein, Mrs. God
y Goldman. Mrs. Hugh Morrow Miss
sy Rowley, Mrs. Kirsch, Mrs. lhomas,
3. C. P. Beddow, Mrs. Fred Under
od Mrs. Arthur Chenowetli. Mrs.
rcer Barnett, Mrs. Ross Smith, Mrs.
II Jordan. Mrs. T. A. Murphree, Mrs
nry L Badham. Mrs. Will Dunn, Mro.
ill L. Parker, Mrs. Foster Hamilton,
s Solon Jacobs, Mrs. B. C. Cox, Mrs.
son Martin, Mrs. E. C. Henning, Mrs.
T. Berry, Mrs. John Broderick, Mrs.
ry S. Praytlier, Mrs. W. E. Lowe,
s. J. M. Hanpins, Mrs. Smolian, Mrs.
L Stephenson, Mrs. J. R. McWayne,
s. T. .O. Bush, Mrs. R. T. Simons, Mrs.
E. Harvey.
livery one is on the qul vive, and
questions are being- asked about the
big camouflage carnival and dance to
be given Easter Monday at the Coun
try club.
Everyone knows that, and boys of
the Old Fighting Fourth are now fac
ing the Huns and that they are asking
for smokes and more smokes, hence
the Camouflage carnival.
It is just what its name implies. It
is a carnival and the reading, reception
and dining rooms of the club will be
camouflaged into a sort of country fair
or midway effect, with sideshows, Gip
tey fortune tellers, flower booths and
venders of several kinds. There will
be loads of other attractions and at
9:30 o’clock sharp a grand march will
begin in the large ballroom.
The piece de resistance will be “The
Midnight Frolic.” and fun will reign
supreme in the Rathskellar.
Lets all turn out and contribute to
the “smokes” for our boys.
• • •
The marriage of Miss Alice Phillips
and Mr. Morton Simpson will be quietly
Solemnized this evening at 7:30 o’clock
Rt fhf* home of the bride’s mother, Mrs.
I. Phillips, and will be witnessed by
only a few friends and relatives.
The Spanish club of the Central High
school held Its regular meeting at the
Medical college yesterday afternoon.
After the election of officers an inter
esting Spanish legend, "The Moor's
Legacy," was rendered by Nellie How
One of the most attractive weddings
of the spring, which is of interest to a
large circle of friends, was that of Miss
Madge Henrietta Pollock, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. George Dean Pollock, and
Capt. James Rennet Conyers, which took
place last evening at 8:30 o’clock at the
bride's home at the Fitzgerald, and was
witnessed by several hundred friends.
The entire apartment was thrown open
and beautifully decorated, smilax, ferns
and stately palms being combined with
bride's roses and other blossoms.
Before the ceremony Miss Etoile
White sang “Until” and “All for You.”
Miss Valley Young White played the
wedding march, and the ceremony was
performed by the Rev. Dr. A. J. Dick
inson of the First Baptist church before
a \ery beautiful floral altar in the liv
ing room, built “of handsome palms, lux
uriant ferns and bride’s roses, and light
ed with many candles and draped with
many flags, with a huge one overhead.
Miss Margaret Elder of Georgia, a
cousin of the bride, was the maid ot
honor, and wore a pink tulle frock and
carried a basket of pink sweet peas.
Mrs. Milton McDermott of Knoxvill^
and Mrs. Pierson Dick of this city were
the matrons of honor, and wore hand
some gowns of white tulle, trimmed
with silver. They also carried baskets
of sweet peas.
Little Misses Margaret Webb and Fran
ces Peters of Maylene, Ala., were the
flower girls, and wore dainty frocks of
white organdy, with pink and blue rib
The bride entered with her father, by
whom she was given in marriage, and
was a beautiful picture of girlish love
liness in her wedding gown of white
duchess satin, made with long court
train, which was draped from the shoul
der and trimmed with rare old lace. The
dress was also worn by her mother at
her wedding.
The handsome tulle veil fell in grace
! ful folds over the court train and was
caught on the head coronet fashion and
adorned with orange blossoms. ‘Her
flowers were roses and orchids. The lit
tle ring-bearer was Master Lester Fos
sick, who wore an adorable soldier suit
and carried the ling in a huge red rose.
The groom was attended by Capt. Stuart
Coleman of Camp Gordon, formerly of
Birmingham, as best man.
After the ceremony a most informal
reception was held, and Mr. and Mrs.
Pollock were assisted in receiving by
the bride and groom ana the wedding
I party and Mrs. Conyers of Georgia, the
mother of the groom.
The dining room was most attractive
in its decorations. The bride’s table was
covered with cluny lace and centered
with a huge crystal candelabra, and
from the chandelier overhead hung a
shower of sweet peas. A salad course
was served during the evening.
Miss Selene Rountree presided at the
bride’s book.
At a late hour Captain Conyers and his
lovely young bride left for an Easter
trip, and upon their return will go to
Atlanta, where Captain Conyers is now
The bride wore a traveling suit of
dark blue, with black hat.
The bride has made here home in this
city only a few years, but has a large
circle of friends and is one of the most
admirefl of the younger society set.
Captain Conyers is a member of one of
Georgia’s most prominent families, and
their wedding was of more than usual
interest in the south.
The following invitations have been
“Mr. and Mrs. Sewall Jones Leach re
quest the honor of your presence at the
marriage of their daughter, Emily Car
penter, to Mr. Mims Torrey Jemtson,
lieutenant Sixteenth cavalry* United
States army, on Wednesday morning,
April 10, at 10:45 o’clock, Christ church.”
Mrs. Louise Frazer, who has spent the
past few months in Chicago, is the guest
of her sister, Mrs. Joseph Hill, on South
Seventeenth street.
• • •
Miss Inez Andrews, who has been the
guest of relatives in south Alabama, Is
the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Joseph Hill.
• * *
Mrs. Elbert Lyman of Aniston will ar
rive tomorrow to be the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Benjamin Reynolds at their home
at Graymont Heights. Mrs. Lyman Is a
well-known newspaper writer, writing
under the name of Patriotic Patricia.
• • •
Mrs. John Kaul and children have re
turned from Florida.
Mrs. George D. Fitzhugh of Blount
Springs is in the city, the guest of her
daughter, Mrs. D. F. Talley, at Foun
tain Heights, where she will spend sev
eral weeks.
Mrs. B. D. Feld of Meridian is the
guest of her mothers, Mrs. 1. Phillips.
Mrs. A. A. Gambill has returned from
a visit to her brother, Mrs. S. E. Brown,
and Mrs. Brown at Athens. Friends ol
Children Cry for Fletcher’s
The Kind Yon Have Always Bought has borne the signa
ture of Chas. H. Fletcher, and has been made under his
personal supervision for over 30 years. Allow no one
to deceive you in tills. Counterfeits, Imitations and
“Just-as-good” are but experiments, and endanger the
health of Children—Experience against Experiment.
What is __ „
lastoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It contains neither
Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic substance. For
more than thirty years it has been in constant use for the
relief of Constipation, Flatulency, Wind Colic and
Diarrhoea; allaying Feverishness arising therefrom,
»mi by regulating the Stomach and Bowels, aids the as
similation of Food; giving healthy and natural Bleep.
The Children’s Panacea—The Mother’s Friend,
The Kind You Have Always Bought
’Bears the Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years
Mr. Brown, who has been ill, "'ill be
glad to learn that he is recovering.
Mr. and Mrs. Day Williams, who have
been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. •
Orr, have returned to their home in Cin
cinnati. Mrs. Williams was formerly
Mi$s Lillian Orr of this city.
Lieut. Harry White of Camp Gordon
spent the week-end in the city with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. K. White.
Mrs. G. W. Holmes of Rome, Ga., is
the guest of her daughter, Mrs. F. W.
Dixon, and Mr. Dixon.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Gunster, who
have been the guests of Mrs. Gunster's
parents, Capt. and Mrs. William Graves,
left yesterday for their home in New
* * •
I Miss Esther Kelly, who has spent the
past few weeks in the city as the guest
of Mrs. Wilbur Brown at Terrace Court,
will leave this week for her home in
Miss Willie Mae Brandon is spending
a few days with friends in Memphis.
Mrs. Allen Krebs of Atlanta is the
guest of relatives in the city for a few
• • •
Miss Florence Coffin left yesterday for
Atlanta to spend a few days with
Mrs. M. R. Dirwwanger of Richmond,
Va.» arrived last evening to be the guest
J of her sister. Airs. S. L. Loventhal, at
j the Remar.
Mr. Crawford Johnson. Jr., of Yale
will spend the Easter holidays in the
city with his parents.
Mrs. Prent.is Reed and two children
left yesterday for New York, where they
will join Mr. Reed in their new home,
he having preceded them several months.
Mrs. C. J. Palmer will visit friends in
Atlanta this week.
Miss Katherine Ledbetter, Miss Mary
Ball and Mrs. W. V. Barlette have re
turned from a week-end stay in New
The Birmingham Child Study circle
will meet with Mrs. Benjamin S. Jen
nings, 1420 Thirteenth avenue, south, at
3 o'clock this afternoon.
There will he a meeting of St. Paul’s
School Improvement association this aft
ernoon at 3 o'clock.
There will be a meeting of the wom
an's civic board this morning at 10:J0
o'clock at the public library.
The meeting of the advisory board of
the Mercy home has been postponed to
the second Tuesday in April. The active
board will meet at the home this morn
ing at 10:30 o'clock. ^
The Worthwhile club will meet this
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Mrs. M.
C. Self.
The Huntsville C. L. S. C. will meet
this afternoon at 3 o’clock with Mrs.
S. .Marks.
Florence, March 25.—(Special.)—The
fact that the greater cantonment and
oftices for the construction of dam
No. 2 at Muscle Shoals would he lo
cated on the north side of tho Ten
nessee river, adjoining the eastern
limits of Florence, has been known for
some time before the announcement
was made Saturday. This accounts In
a measure for the immense building
activity in and around this city. Many
diiricuities in obtaining labor and ma
terial for construction work by pri
vate parties have been overcome to
some extent, and tho saw and the ham
mer are heard in the land.
Lieutenant Colonel Cooper will re
move his offices from the government
building at Florence to the works at
the dam site as soon as 'the offico
buildings there can be constructed.
Ono of the first acts of the army en
gineer who built the Keokuk dam,
and who is given free rein at Muscle
Shoals, was to order a number of au
tomobiles for the use of himself and
his staff. It is stated that he placed
an order for seven Dodge cars, sev
eral of which are for immediate de
While there will be more time for
preparatory work on the dam than
was possible in starting construction
at the nitrates plants there *111 be
no unnecessary delay. Colonel Cooper
has intimated that speed will be cou
pled with economy in doing the woi k.
With the other good news that
reached Florence yesterday came the
official announcement that tile South
ern Railway company has let to Reid
& Love, Charlotte, N. C., the contract
for the construction of a new bridge
across the Tennessee river at this
point, to take care of the additional
freight, passenger and highway traffic
between this city and points across
the river, and the confirmation from
Washington by The Age-Herald cor
respondent of previous reports that an
automobile and wagon road would bo
constructed across the top of dam
No. 2.
Much private construction work re
cently planned will now be rushed
to completion and the Chamber of
Commerce of Florence has prepared a
complete list of the work under way,
which includes a 96-room hotel being
built by W. I* Reeder; store building
to cost $10,000 each, IT. L. Reeder, N.
P. Morrison and A. T. futteet; 15
dwelling by the Cherry cotton mills;
eight dwellings by J. F. Klince; five
dwellings by J. S. Kilburn; two each
by J. R. F. Westmoreland, Q. B. Sta
ten, Bliss estate, Mrs. Connor and W.
C. Dowdy; one each by IV. C, Dowdy,
C. L. Kaley, Jr., H. A. Badshaw, A.
W. Darby, J. J. Mitchell, C. W. Ash
craft, II. F. Koonce, J. M. Biggs. S.
W. Frierson, R. L. Malone, E. R. CaV
ter. H. U Kendrick, J. S. Brewer, Will
Walker, K. Q. Prosser, C. M. Needham,
Charles Burtwell and It. R. Stewart.
The First National bank lnki an
nounced its intention to build at once
a new hank building, for which plans
have been made, to cost not less tnan
$100,000. The Florence Land company
has arranged for the tfarly construc
tion of 15 cottages. From building and
loan associations and other reliable
sources it Is learned that the 139 resi
dences and business houses now
being built have been contracted for
ill Florence.
The food committee of the food prepar
edness and marketing bureau will meet at
luncheon today at 1 o'clock in the pri
vate dining room of the Hillman hotel,
with Chairman Jphn H. Frye presiding.
The committees to speak in the various
town in Alabama will be announced.
H. M. Beck will assist in instructing
the committees at the luncheon and th<
men \t ho have spoken In practically even
town in Alabama this year report thai
the business men are showing much In
terest in this campaign and are puttlnf
forth every effort to increase the toot
production in Alabama during Ull.
Anniston, March 26.—(Special.)—The
week-end events have been numerous
and interesting, and attended by a large
number of visitors from the surrounding
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Barrett of Bir
mingham, who were among the distin
guished week-end visitors, were feted
at a constant round of festivities dur
ing their stay. They were honor guests
at a dinner party given by the French
officers residing in the Blackman home
during Congressman and Mrs. Black
man's absence in Washington, and on
Friday were guests of the Frenchmen
at Camp McClellan, witnessing a review
and a variety of drills. Mr, and Mrs.
Barrett attended the dance given by
the members of the officers' training
school, and were honorees at a dance
given by the Country club.
Saturday evening they were dinner
guests of Major and Mrs. John B. Hill,
the other guests including Miss Trum
bull of Baltimore, Major de Cernowitz
of the French army and Major Murfett
of the English army.
On Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. Bar
rett entertained ^ at a delightrul din
ner party at the Anniston inn. Covers
were laid for Mr. Barrett, Mrs. Barrett,
Major Be Cernowitz, Baron D'Anguy,
Lieutenant Boulet, Lieutenant Pierson,
Major Kelly, Mrs. Kelly, Mr. Harry M.
Ayers, Lieutenant Gossard, Lieutenant
Chapman, Miss June Barrett, Miss Kath
erine Kirkman and Miss Elbert J. Ly
Mrs. Charles G. Sharp, one of Bir
mingham’s brilliant, patriotic women,
brought inspiration and fine, practical
advice to a coterie of Anniston's repre
sentative club women, who gathered at
the Y. W. C. A. rooms on Saturday
morning for a conference with Mrs.
Sharp regarding the third Liberty Loan
drive. Mrs. Sharp also -spoke to an en
thusiastic audience at Alexandria, and
after her talk organized a council ot
national defense, through which the cit
izens of that section of Calhoun county
will undertake the liberty drive.
The sick soldiers of Ward it at ibe
base hospital, the ward adopted by the
Music Study club of Birmingham, were
made happy by a visit from a committee
from the club on Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Philip OjJter, Miss Sara Mallam.
Mrs Louis Saks, Miss Eleanor Saks and
Miss Dearborn came laden with flowers,
fruits, home-made cakes, candies and
jellies for the boys. Miss Mallam sang
and told some clever stories and. assist
ed try tile other members of the party,
brought a world of good cheer to the
lonely, appreciative patients.
Magic City added to the pleasure ot
ie entertainment given by the members
: the officers' training school, one ot
ie largest and most briliant dances
ven this season.
The dance occurred in the ballroom of
ie Anniston Inn, which was elaborately
acorated for the occasion. Red, white
id blue garlands were festooned around
le rooms, and large and small flags
■ery where were In evidence.
Mr. David Crawford aird Miss Miriam
myer of Birmingham, assisted by Mr.
R. Capers and Miss Gladys Man
ing of Talladega, led the grand march,
merican Beauty roses, tied with white
nd blue ribbons, were presented to the
iris. Cunning little caps, worn during
tie figure of the dance, were also
mong tho favors. As a token of the
ildie.1- hosts’ appreciation of their as
stance in making the affair such an
nbounded success, corsage boutiuets ol
ink roses were presented to Mrs. R. B.
niyer of Birmingham, Mrs. Harvey
ir.es, the wife of Major Jones. Mrs.
ilkerson, the wife of Lieutenant C.ilker
>n, and Mrs. Simmons, wife of Captain
immone. Chicken sniad sandwiches,
iffee, ice cream, cakes and candies
ere served at midnight. The commit
from the training school in charge
f the entertainment were from the ar
llery section: Mr. IV. R. * apers. Mr.
S. Tongene, and from the infantry
action, Mr. J. D. Bercli, Mr. G. T. Kirs'.
Ir. R. M. Roman and Mr. JaCofS
niong the visitors from Birmingham
■ere Mrs. Smyer, Misses Katherine
Jrkman, Miriam Smyer. Margaret Nel
m, Eleanor Anderson, Willie May Brad
■v, Louise Cummins, Frances Adelo
I'oodrow, Harriet Quarles, Lena Bound
•ee, Louise Levins, Mary Zell, Marian
awyer, Jimmie Terrell. Louise Cun
lngham, Mary Burko and Mrs. B. R.
awver. The guests from Jaoksomille
iere: Miss Willie Rob Buchanan, Miss
lloise Stevenson, Miss Carrie Fleming
nd Miss Mary Berry; from Talladega,
Iiss Gladys Manning, Miss Katherine
'enable and Miss Sarah Oliver, and
rom Selma, Miss Margaret Houston.
Several entertainments brought wel
ome diversion to the men in uniform
urlng tlie past week-end. Under the
irectlon of Miss Augusta Cobb, a con
ert was given at the soldiers' rest
com on Sunday afternoon. A packed
ouse heard the concert given by the
egro choirs and the 115th infantry band
t the Noble theatre Sunday afternoon.
l string band from Gadsden also con
ributed selections. Old-time plantation
melodies and characteristic negro songs
fere rendered in a style that only the
outhern negro can give. A free-will
ffering to go toward securing a visit
lg nurse was taken. Under the direc
ion of Mrs. E. L. Field, a party of An
iston’s best musicians gave a sacred
oncert at Camp McClellan on Sunday
lorning. At the Knights of Columbus
uilding on Saturday evening Mrs. Kath
;6n Hundley Cunningham, Miss Ellza
eth Roberts and Miss Wyness Tate f ui -
ished an excellent musicale. The l.ib
rty Loan minstrels, a troupe of soldiers,
layed to a full house at the Noble the
,tre Saturday evening.
Mrs. Asa Roundtree of Birmingham,
the state U. D. C. president, was an hon
ored guest at a musicale and tea Kiven
bv the United Daughters of the Confed
eracy at the Alabama club rooms on
Saturday afternoon. A large number of
soldiers enjoyed the hospitality of the
daughters. Tlie U. D. C. chapter Is fill
ing a most important mission, mothering
and cheering dozens of khaki-clad
guests by offering them every Saturday
the joy of a touch ot home life.
George F. Hixson of Rochester, N. Y..
International president Kiwanis clubs,
will deliver an address to Klwanians to
day at their luncheon at 1 o’clock at the
Southern club. Mr. Hixson will formally
present a charter to the Kiwanis club of
Birmingham and he also brings a mes
sage of vital interest to every member.
Secretary Trammell states Mr. Hixson
is Another of the truly'big men who nas
given so generously of their time and en
ergy. without hope of reward, other than
to see the Kiwanis idea of service spread
over the land. He urges every Kiwanian
to be present and make the attendance
at this meeting 100 per cent and show
resident Hixson *what a l)(g bunch of
live Klwanians and boosters of Birming
ham compose this organization
“Every Good Play Has a Real Story, Every Story
Has a Moral and Every Moral is a Sermon/’ Says
_ Clever Young Leading Man of “Turn to the Right”
PERHAPS the easiest thin* to do
in case of interviewing the aver
age good-looking young "leading
man" (or woman) of a popular play
would be to send around a dictaphone
and a moving picture camera, Instead
cf going yourself, for then admirers ‘of
the person in question could flash the
picture on the screen or put on a record
of the conversation (with loud or soft
needle, according to taste), and get a
wonderful idea of what sort of person
he or she happened to be.
Yesterday, when I met Mr. Ralph Mor
gan, the leading man with the “Turn
to the Right” company, which is play
ing here at the Jefferson, I rather wished
I was a perfectly good dictaphone and
moving picture camera combined, so 1
could give my headers an “interview”
| from these machines and not of the old
farhioned “hand-made” variety; but,
alas! I’m neither, and so I must tel!
you in my little, simple old-fashioned
| way Just how this nice young man im
pressed me.
In the first place, he is terribly young
and awfully good-looking. As he sat
vis-a-vis to me and told me a lot of
interesting things about himself and his
work on the stage, he reminded me of
one of those clean-cut, stunning etch
ihgs of Francis Dodd's—you know the
ones I mean, and I reflected also upon
| how he was fashioned upon the rhyth
I mic lines of a “Brushwood Boy”—Mr.
Kipling’s—and obviously a fit and appro
priate young man to play the part of
Joe Bascom” in the play, which has
all the qualities of sweetness, tender
ness and sympathy which can be found
in the human heart.
Mr. Morgan is an unusually clever
your.g actor, with spirit as well as in
telligence, and the ordinary danger of
repeating accurately "what he said to
me” and “what 1 said to him,” was
heightened as I chatted with him, by a
habit he has of making a trying occa
sion even more trying by saying what
he really thinks—which is always a jar
ring note in the atmosphere.
Mr. Ralph Morgan, the young actor
man whom Mr. Avery Hopwood and Mr.
Kdgar Selwyn were far-sighted enough
to engage for the original production in
New York of “Fair and Warmer,” with
John Cumberland, Janet Beecher and
Madge Kennedy making the perfectly
good “foursome,” is the sort of young
man who would fit into any play unless
it happened to be a “pistols-and-coffee
for-two mellerdrammer,” because he has
temperament, intelligence, talent and
You see, I know all this because I saw
him in Njw York the first season he
played in “Fair and Warmer.”
“Of course, I’ve had wonderful plays,”
M p. Morgan remarked as we drifted
into our conversation. “Mr. Hopwood
is a warm, personal friend of mine—one
of the cleverest chaps 1 ever knew,
and when his ‘Fair and Warmer’ was
first produced T naturally felt a great
prido in creating one of the leading
parts. I haven’t left Broadway for six
years—the last time was a coast to
coast trip in ‘Broadway Jobes,* playing
George M. Cohan’s part, and I’m rather
Huntsville, March 25.—(Special.)—The
great offensive of the prohibitionists of
Madison county planned with the object
of carrying Madison county for the rati
fication of the federal prohibition amend
ment began here Sunday with addresses
in the First Methodist church and Elks’
theatre by well known speakers of the
Anti-Saloon league. Dr. R. L. Baker, su
perintendent of the Anti-iSaloon league of
North Carolina, addressed the congrega
tion of the First Methodist church at the
hour usually devoted to religious services,
while ex-Gov. M. K. Patterson of Tennes
see addressed a full house at the Elks'
theatro in tlie evening. Mr. Patterson’s
subject was "The Mind of a Nation.”
He declared that this is a time lor
changes and that the general use of liquor
had fallen into disrepute. He said the
plea of personal liberty will no longer be
allowed to shield the liquor traffic, which
will soon be banished from America. He
said the time has come when the central
government must be made more efficient
and the rights of states in certain re
spects must be withdrawn from them for
the common good of the nation.
The prohibition campaign will continue
with vigor and Col. William J. Bryan has
been booked for an address here on
April 12.
The Madison County Democratic ex
ecutive committee has elected Jackson
Rand chairman to succeed the late Clint
Lawler, who died a few months ago.
Miss Marriner of the staff of the De
lineator health survey, now being con
ducted in this county, in an address to
the Civic league and Federated clubs,
told the women of Huntsville that it Is
seven times more hazardous to be a baby
under one year of age in America as it
is to be a soldier in the trenches ot
France. The mortality of children under
one year, she said, is frightful, and its
reduction is one of the objects of the
health campaign.
Sylacauga, March 25.—(Special.)—A
beautiful home wedding waa solemnized
Saturday afternoon at 6:30 o'clock when
Miss Edna Mathews was married to
Incut. J. II. Blake of Montgomery, at
the home of Mr. and rMs. T. J. Mathews,
The Rev. Clare Purcell officiated.
A pioneer citizen of Talladega county
died at his residence one mile west oi
of the city Friday night, when Culler
I. Carter died after an illness of sev
eral weeks, lie was a Confederate vet
oran and member of the Primitive Bap
tist church. He was about 75 years old,
The funeral services were conducted al
the Marble City cemetery.
Mrs. J. T. Varner, who resided a few
miles west of the city, died suddenly
Friday with acute indigestion. The
funeral services have not been arranged
because of the absence of Mr. Varnei
at Knoxville, Tenth She leaves a hus
band and several children.
The Sunday School convention of th<
Coosa River Baptist association will bt
bpld at Lincoln on April 14. A practlca
programme has been arranged and s
’.arge attendance Is looked forward to
J. H. Ivey of Talladega is president cl
the association and Miss Vesta Baker ic
Complaints have been made recently ol
labor agents operating in the Sylacauga
district and Mayor Howard has issued
special instructions to the police force
to be on the lookout for any persons
who may seem to be trying to induce
iabor to leave for other sections and
states and that should any be canght
they will be given the full penalty of the
The revival services that have been
conducted by Rev. Bob Jones at the First
Methodist church for tw-o weeks came
to a close Sunday night. During the
meeting many have been added to all
the churches of the oity. Ths attendance
has been unsually good and parties have
been attending from the nearby cities
and towns.
Who plays the leading role, Joe Bascom,” in the clever drama, “Turn to
the Right," at the Jefferson
enjoying my ‘road’ work. From a long
engagement of ‘Fair and Warmer' and
‘A Full House/ and later ‘Under Cover/
when William Courtney played with me,
I came into the part of Joe Bascom with
the original % Chicago company. There
I began the work, and you can imagine
how absolutely identified I am with the
part when I tell you that I've played it
over 600 times.”
"The story is a wonderful one in
‘Turn to the Right.' ” Mr. Morgan con
tinued. "Many people have asked me:
‘Isn't it as good as a sermon?’ 1 al
ways answer that it depends upon how
people take the play. Every play, to
be a good play must have a real story,
and every story has a moral and every
moral is a sermon if a person wants to
take it that way. Of course, it de
pends entirely upon the audience. The
story in "Turn to the Right” is uni
versal in its appeal. First, because
every man who has a living mother is
touched to the heart by the pathos and
beauty of the situation. I've heard
many a wild ybung fellow say, after
seeing the play: ‘Gee, I wonder where
my mother Is tonight!’ I’ve heard
others speak in the tenderest manner
of their mothers. Another class will
merely clinch their fists and exclaim:
‘That’s a bully play; come on, let’s
take a drink.’ But they can’t get away
from it, none of them, because the
story is there—gracious, appealing,
"When I think of the fearful, un
wholesome, insincere quality of most
of the plays ground out today/’ Mr.
Morgan said, "it makes me hope that
this terrible world-war will bring
about a change and revolutionize
tilings in the theatrical world. I don’t
know what, the outcome will he, but I
hope it will improve the dramatists.
"Mr. Winched Smith, who collabor
ated with Mr. John E. Hazzard in ‘Turn
to the Right’ is one of the best play
doctors in the world,” said Mr. Mor
gan. "He is a genius pure and sim
ple. and always gives an audience
something to think about and some
thing to enjoy. I speak of him as a
play-doctor rather than as a drama
tist, because there is a great differ
ence. Few people have ever turned out
a play more artistic or more appealing
than ‘Turn to the Right,’ and its influ
ence has been marvelous upon audi
ences, vast audiences which have
crowded the theatres from the first
evening it was produced until the pres
ent moment.’”
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