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First National Bank
of Birmingham, Ala.
Statement JnntW, 1®1»
RESOL RCbS
Loans and Discounts . ••••
Overdrafts .
IT. S. Bonds (par) .
U. S. Treasury Certificates
Liberty Loan Bonds..
Statte of Alabama Bonds . .
Stock in Federal R« serve
Bank .
Other Stocks and Bonds..
Banking House .
Other Real Estate ..
110.769, 111. 46
4 31.68
1,600,000.00
1,984,071.50
l,704,450.u0
12 V, 000.00
90.000.00
1,338.551.10
391,000.110
41,405.90
CASH—
In Vault_6 914.959.34
With Banks. 6,325.846.89
With U. S. Tr. 102,000.00
'VsetrhveiBankei.887,571.02— 9.230.876.2;
627,166,397.97
LIABILITIES
Capital Stock .
Surplus and Profits ....
Keserved for Taxes .....
Circulation ...
Dividends Unpaid .
DEPOSITS—
Individual .617.753,261 53
Bank . 2,350,276.04
U. a . 125,000.00
Fed. Reserve
Bank, Atlanta,
Fiscal Agt.. 2.399,508.39
.6 1,500,000.00
. 1,568.213.01
* 25,140.00
. 1.400,000.0(1
„ 45,000.0(1
22.628,044.96
62:,U*.39:.07
a ueiier
!0<h St. A Avr. E,
Phdnes
Fitzgerald, Ga., Booster
En Route to Kansas
City in Automobile
W. G. Pemberton, who is driving the
Baby Saxon Four, cutdown, from Fitz
gerald, Ben Hill county, Georgia, to Kan
cas City, Mo., for the purpose of at
tracting^ attention to* his county, is in
the city and the car will be seen on the
streets for three days.
Also at the local picture houses may
be seen the slides of the now famous
slogan, “Nail a flag to your plow and
work for your country as you’d tight for
her,” which was originated by Isidore
Gelders, editor of the Fitzgerald Leader
Enterprise, and featured in cartoons by
the Atlanta Journal and other papers.
Mr. Pemberton carries these slides with
him and is showing therii and making
this drive, accompanied by Mrs. Pem
berton, under direction of the Fitzgerald
Chamber of Commerce. He has been ac
corded a very cordial welcome in the
cities visited—Atlanta, Cartersville, Home,
Gadsden—and leaves Thursday for Nash
ville, Tenn.
Noted Jewish Speaker to
Address Workmen’s Circle
Through the efforts of the local branch
of the workmen's circle, tomorrow night,
In the T. M. H. A. rooms, B. Vladli,
the moat prominent lecturer In the Jew
ish tongue, will speak.
Although a young man, he h> already
known by every Intelligent Jew in this
countiry and In Russia, for it was In
Russia he was born and that he first
became famous as a leader in the revolu
tionary circles.
377-378
Laundry
^ Conference of Federal
Labor Agency Examiners
at Montgomery Today
State Director Tarrant and Examiners
Bowen and Samuels Will Meet U.
S. Employment Service Men
State Director George B. Tarrant, his
secretary, D. Swan, and Examiners
Lewis Bowen and B. S. -Samuels of the
local office of the United States em
ployment service. Went to Montgom
ery last nipht for the purpose of at
tending a conference of federal labor
agency examiners today.
Mr. Tarrant has recently established
six new agencies in the state, which,
with the six already in operation,
makes 12 in Alabama. In order that
he might ascertain the labor situation
In each of these 12 cities, Mr. Tarrant
notified the examiners to meet him in
Montgomery today. While there he
will give them instructions about the
duties of their offices anfl impress
upon them the necessity of getting
every able-bodied man into some es
sential industry.
Each of the counties in which these
agencies are located will be organized
along the lines of the Jefferson County
Self-rreservation Loyalty league,
which bids fair to become a powerful
agency in recruiting the labor neces
^ sary for all plants and industries
working on war contracts.
NEGRO KILLED
Irving Jackson Run Over by Street
Car and Instantly Killed
Irving Jackson, negro, was instantly
killed yesterday afternoon about 12:26
o'clock, when a wagon he was riding
in was struck by a West End street
car in charge of Motorman G. N.
Smitherman and Conductor D. Shel
ton at First avenue and Sixteenth
street, north. The negro was thrown
beneath the wheels of the car, which
had to be jacked up in order to get
his body from beneath the w’heels.
The body was turned over to Echols
& Angwin, undertakers. Coroner
Rives was notified and will hold an
investigation this morning at 9:30
o'clock.
Marriage Licenses
There was only one marriage license
issued in the probate office yesterday,
it being:
Luther E. Barker to Miss Fornia S.
Gore.
BRING THIS WITH YOU
We Now Have
Most of
the Records
So Long
Unobtainable
fiahle-XAeMw-Rurton
‘Mono Pomaanu
ISIS SECOND A V£ .
New Coke Oven Battery Here
Will Cost Nearly $3,000,000
f
Bush and Hammond An
nounce New By-Product
Industry at Boyles Aid
ed by Government
HIGH-GRADE COKE
WILL BE USED AT
SHEFFIELD PLANTS
Upon ^Completion of This
and Sloss Project Dis
trict Will Have
1150 Ovens
Announcement was made
yesterday of the organization
of the Birmingham Coke and
By-Products company, which
will erect a by-product coke
plant in the vicinity of Boyles
on a tract of land recently
acquired for the purpose.
The stockholders of the com
pany are Morris W. Bush, Hor
ace Hammond and H. L. Mor
row of Birmingham, and A. P.
Bush of Mobile. M. W. Bush
is president, Horace Hammond,
vice president and treasurer,
md H. L. Morrow, secretary of
he company.
Construction work on the plant will
boffin at once and when completed, in
about 10 months, it will represent an
Investment of between $il,r»0©,000 and
$3.000,000j will ffive employment to !4T>0
men, have a dally pay roll of $1000,
will consume about 1000 tons of coal
and make front 700 to 7-0 tons of by
product coke a day.
The government will, lend financial
aid to the company and take its prod
ucts for a term of years, according to
the announcement made by the officers
yesterday.
SUPPLY OF COAL
Coal for the plant will be secured
from the properties of the Imperial
Coal and Coke "company and the Ma
jestic Coal company, both located with
in a few miles of the by-product plant.
M. W. Bush is president \>f the Imperial
and the Majestic coal companies, A. P.
Bush of Mobile is vice president, and
Horace Hammond is secretary and
treasurer. The two companies own
7000 acres of qoal lands with an esti
mated deposit of 40,000,000 tons of
available high-grade coking coal.
The contract for the construction and
operation of the by-products plant pro
vides that coke of a suitable quality
for the air nitrates plants at Sheffield
shall be made. Government engineers
and experts, it is understood, have in
vestigated the southern coal fields with
the view of ascertaining which of them
are suitable for producing a very high
grade of coke, and from their investi
gation determined that the two prop
erties of the Imperial and Majestic
coal companies wrere among the very
best of tiie few coal fields that would
produce the extra quality of coke re
quired by the air titrates plants. The
air nitrates plants require a coke very
low in ash and sulphur. The contract
with the government stipuates that the
cpke produced at this new plant shall
be of such high quality as to be suita
ble for the work at the air nitrates,
plants.
TO BE USED AT SHEFFIELD
1 IIC V U IV V' U U l p U L VI. iUV I1V II •
will be taken by the air nitrates plants
at Sheffield and the United States ord
nance department will take all the
toluol sulphate of ammonia produced
for a term of years. In addition to coke,
toluol and sulphate of ammonia the
company will produce solvent-naphtha
and other by-products for use in mak
ing munitions and other war supplies,
and coke gas. •
Morris W. Bush, president of the
new company, is interested in a num
ber of industrial enterprises in the Bir
mingham district, among them the
Shelby Iron company, of which he is
president, and the Hammond-Byrd Iron
company. Mr. Hammond is interested
in the Shelby Iron company and is pres
ident of the Hammond-Byrd Iron com
pany. William M. Byrd, Jr., of Chicago,
is vice president of the Hammond-Byrd
Iron company.
The same interests t^at own the
Shelby Iron company also own the
Shelby Chemical company, which is
erecting a chemical plant at Shelby
to produce hardwood by-products
needed by the government in making
munitions.
The Imperial Black creek coal first
came to the attention of the govern
ment about three years ago when Mr.
Bush and Mr. Hammond had extensive
tests made for the United States tor
pedo destroyers in the Gulf of Mexico.
These tests proved the suitability -of
the coal for the -navy and for expbrt
bunkerage, and since then large quan
tities have been going daily into that
use. This is one of the few coals ap
proved by the United States fuel ad
ministration for foreign export bunk
erage at gulf ports.
With the construction of t^e plants
of the Birmingham, Coke and By-Prod
ucts company at Boyles and the Sloss
Sheffield Steel an£ Iron company, in
the vicinity of Birmingham, the con
tract for which was recently let, there
will be approximately 1150 by-product
ovens in the Birmingham district with
annual capacities of about 6,500,000
tons of coal and 4,750,000 tons of coke.
OVENS IN DISTRICT
The locations of the plants, the own
ers and their annual capacities, fol
low:
Semet-Solvay company, 240 oven*
at Knsley, 000,000 tons of coal and
477.000 tons of coke.
Central Iron company. Holt, 60
Semet-Solvay ovens, HOO.OOO tons of
coal and 200,000 tons of coke.
Tennessee Cool, Iron and Rail
road company, Fairfield, 280 Kop
• pers ovens, 1,781,000 tonN of ooal
and 1,102,600 tons of coke.
Woodward Iron company. Wood
ward, 170 Hoppers ovens, 1,255,000
tons of coal and 942,000' tons of
coke.
Gulf States Steel company, Ala
bama City, 37 Hoppers ovens, 230,
000 tons of coal and 174,000 tons of
coke.
Tennessee Coal, Iron and Rail
road company, Fairfield, building
154 Hoppers ovens at Fairfield,
877.000 tons of coal and 088,000 tons
of coke.
Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron
company. In Birmingham district,
contract let for 120 Semet-Solvay
ovens, about I.OOOyOOO tons of coal
and about SOO.OQO tons of cokf.
Birmingham Coke and By-Prod,
nets company, just organised at
Boyles, 365,000 tons of coal and
about 200,000 tons of coke.
Silver Tea Service Given
Trammell by Kawanians
Secretary of Club Resigns and Is Succeeded By Jeff Bailey.
Dr. Shropshire Makes Instructive Address at
\ Club Meeting I
VT. V. Trammell, who has served as
secretary since the organization 01
the Kiwanis club, yesterday severe^
his official connection with the club
but remains one of the most active
members in the organization, anc
through his untiring efforts on be
half of the club, he has greatly en
deared himself to the membership.
Mr. Trammell was forced to resigr
as secretary in view of the fact thal
his business would not allow him tc
gi^e the time necessary to the great
ly increased membership. He will be
succeeded by Jeff Bailey.
In view of Mr. Trammell's efficient
services, for which he has refused tc
accept any compensation, a resolutior
was adopted commending him for the
splendid achievements during his ten
ure of office.
As a surprise to Mr. Trammell—and
the surprise was complete—a beautifu]
silver tea service was presented to him
by the club. In a very modest, yet feel
ing speech of just a few words Mr
Trammell replied to the presentation
speech of Kiwanian James L#. Davidson
Another feature of the luncheon yes
terday was the address of Dr? Court
ney \V. Shropshire upon the control of
venereal diseases, with stereoptican
demonstrations. Dr. Shropshire was in
troduced by Dr. M. Y. Dabney, chair
W. V. TRAMMELL
Of the Kiwanis club
man of the entertainment committee.
The Baby Bond contribution by Ki
wanian A. M. Bruce as an attendance
prize was won by Kiwanian Jeff Bailey.
Writes of Super-Subs
Encountered on Voyage
Across the Atlantic
Mrs. Edward H. Butt, formerly of Au
gusta, but for many years a residen
of England, returned to the United State
last week with Mr. Butt. She was li
the convoy of which the Justicla wa;
a part and she saw that vessel put ou
of commission by a submarine. Mrs
Butt has written her brother, E. VV
Barrett, some of the interesting inci
dents of the trip as follows:
“Thursday evening we started with si:
other beautiful ships. We traveled alonj
quietly, keeping well bunched together
with destroyers around the convoy. 1 wil
never forget the sight. All went well unti
Friday, the 19th, when just after luncl
1 was feeling none too well and wen
to lie down in the lounge, when at -:o
came a tremendous, thud. We slipped oi
our life belts and took up our place ii
line at the lifeboat assigned to us. W
had had boat drill the day we went 01
board and, of course, knew just wha
tu do. All the time the depth charge
were dropped by the destroyers, who hat
closed in and raced to our assistance
We were the outside ship on the star
board position. The torpedo just misset
our stern, passing the stern of tne Matta
gama ?yid caught tl>e Justicia, who wa
a shade to our rear, square amidships
just over the engine room. God help th
poor firemen who were on duty, as non'
survived. She drooped at the stern bu
did not sink. As 1 said before, the de
stroyers were around like flies, droppinj
depth charges which shook our ship tre
mendously at a distance of 2000 yards
So the wily Hun must have got a goo<
shaking up. We were given orders t
run as hard as we could and we did
thanks to our brave stokers. As our life
boat was No. 1 we were too far forwar
to see it all, as one must obey orders
Two destroyers kept close to the Justi
cia, the others taking up their old posi
tions. When we sighted periscope Nc
2 we sent up our signal, when the littl
terriers of wav wheeled and let off mor
depth charges, so Fritz No. 2, I hop€
will not rise again.
“Messages were instantly sent out am
tugs came to tow in the Justicia, as w
were then about 80 miles off the Iris
coast. We got a wireless, however, th
next day, saying she had been pursue
by a squadron of L’-boats and,-after a
■ all-night battle, succumbed. Saturday
: and Sunday it was cool and line and
, no excitement. " Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday it was hot but fine. Friday, the
1 26th, it was a glorious day and our
5 nerves were beginning to calm. We had
: a small passenger list, only three ladies
in the first-class and one in* the second,
about 76 first-class passengers, and all
delightful people. We were on deck and
all cheerful, when distant firing attract
ed my attention. Off I started for life
: belts, as we had received orders it was
; not necessary to carry them for three
days past.
"As I got half-way to my stateroom
1 the whistle gave the hair-raising alarm,
l four blasts, ‘'Take up boat positions.”
l The super U-boat came to the surface,
opened fire on us, first with shell, then
J shrapnel, but her range was short ond
she missed us by about 500 yards. We
1 swung around and let her have It with
i our aft six-inch gun and pumped some
* high explosives so near she soon shut
t up. She could not chase us as they can
only do 16 knots on the surface and about
i eight knots submerged. Her mate, ru
1 mor says, engaged another and was sunk
by that vessel. Our battle lasted about
one hour.
I ‘‘All went well the remainder of Friday
■ and Saturday, the 27th, about 5:467 when
i [ was standing on the aft deck talking
, to an American captain who had been
j shipwrecked and we were bringing him
* and his crew' home, when up loomed a
: huge super. Our gunner was too quick
■ for her and let her have three shells
; hardly before we could get our belts
* and take up positions. She must have
had a near shave, as she never got a
l chance to open on us but submerged im
> mediately. Altogether we sighted two
, off the Irish coast in our trouble there,
- and it is believed there were six. Ail,
1 however, gave up the chnse of the con
. voy and pursued the Justlcla, believ
- lug her to be another vessel. On the
- American coast w'e sighted six supers
. and engaged two. And still we say we
5 are getting the U-boats under, are we?
i God knows 1 hope so. I confess the
, sound of a ship's w’histle sets every
nerve in my body shaking, and however
1 hard I try to stop I cannot.
; “Our first attack was 80 miles off the
\ Irish coast: our second was 700 miles
5 off the American coast, and the third
\ was about 450 miles off the American
i coast.”
BONDED RAILWAY
EMPLOYES NDI10
PAY PREMIUM!
Government Will Pay Pre
miums and Charge to
Operating Expenses, It
Is Announced
Under government control of the rail
roads, employes required to give bom
will hereafter be relieved of the paymen
^>f the premiums on their bonds. An or
der to that effect has been issued b
Director General McAdoo. The orde
reads:
‘•Premiums on fidelity bonds,
which have heretofore been paid by
or charged to officers, agents and em
ployes on transportation lines now,
or which may hereafter be placed,
under federal control, shall no longer
be so handled but shall . be charged
to operating expenses.”
Accompanying .the director general*
I order, whicli has been mailed to the dif
j ferent railway systems, is a letter frori
! Director *C. A. Prouty stating that th
division of law has prescribed a forn
of bond to be used, and suggests tha
all officials, agents and employes who ar
Card of Thnnki
We wish to extend our thanks U
our and my son’s friends for the man’
tokens of flowers and kindnesses show i
us during the death of our son. Cum
West Jackson, who died serving hi
country as a member of the 150th Wes
Virginia regiment, volunteers, infantry
at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Miss.
July 2S, 1918. Respectfully yours,
W. R. JACKSON AND WIFE.
4121 Park street, south. July 30, 1918
Walking Is Often
Expensive
because walking Is slow’—and
street cars are slow*, too.
-—So phone Jenkins to send a
car—and GET THERE.
Jenkins
Cab and Auto Co.
raont 1375
-eouired to give bond provide themselves
with these.
Director Prouty has directed a letter
to all chief accounting officers to pre
pare certain dpta relating to the six
month period of federal control ended
dune SO. ini'!. All cash transactions must
be seht out In the statement, and In
structions given that the returns deal
i ing with expenditures for additions and
betterments shall be stated on the basis
j of expenditures and not on ahe basis of
I actual payments made.
FUNERAL SERVICES OF
MRS. J. W. MQUEEN
Services at the Family Residence This
Morning at 11 O’Clock—Inter
ment at Oak Hill Cemetery
Mr;- Lydia Edwards McQueen, wife
of ,1 \V< McQueen, who died Monday
evening, will be laid to rest in Dale
- Hill cemetery today. funeral serv
i ices will he held at the family resi
dence, 1018 Seventeenth street, at 11
c o’clock.
- The bereaved husband received
t many telegrams of condolences yester
r day, including those from relatives in
North Carolina and friends, business
acquaintances in New York and other
cities. And scores of citizens called :r.
person to express their sympathy.
The pallbearers will be as follows:
Active: J. L. Yancey, W. M. Cosby,
H C. Abbott, V. IS. Dowell. M, U. Vin
son. Harry Jones.
Honorary: Gen. E. W. Rucker, Rob
i ert Jemison, Sr., J. K. Brockman, G.
. B. McCormack, Maj, E, M, Tutwiler,
i T. O. Smith, Morris W. Bush, W. W.
j Crawford, John P. Tillman, W. H. Ket
, tig, L Sevier, Hugh Morrow, Judge J.
t H. Miller, Richard F. Johnston. Jud«e
. Charles W. Ferguson, Russell Hunt.
OFFICER TO EXAMINE
CANDIDATES FOR
TRAINING CAMPS
Major Ord at the Tutwiler Today to
Meet Men Desirous of Training
for U. S. Officers
Maj. E. O. C. Ord, professor of mili
tary science and tactics atv the Uni
versity of Alabama, is the officer who
will examine candidates for the next
■officers’ training camps. Major Ord
came up to Birmingham from Tusca
loosa last night, and will be at the
Tutwiler all day today, where he will
meet Birmingham men who are
anxious to enter the next camp.
Sevefal Birmingharrf men went to
Tuscaloosa yesterday to consult Major
Ord but found that if they had waited
a day they could have seen him in Bir
mingham. Civilians are, not being ad
mitted to the training camp just now,
but it is expected that they will be
admitted soon. When a candidate
makes his application he is requested
to specify *he date upon which he
i prefers to begin his training.
, I
Review of Races for Minor
Office Which Will Be Set
tled August 13
COOPER SEEMS TO
HAVE LANDSLIDE
Two of the Candidates for Lieutenant
Governor Are From Birming
ham—R. V. Evans Gains
Strength
By fltUGH W. ROBERTS
The struggle of rival factions to con
trol the legislature, efforts of numerous
candidates to win the governorship, and
determination of patriotic citizens to
elect only loyalists to membership in
Congress, have obscured a campaign for
minor state offices, which is of decided
interest.
In the list of candidates Birmingham's
sens are conspicuous. Two of the four
candidates for lieutenant governor, Nath
an L. Miller and C. C. Nesmith, are
residents of thts city. Other local men
entered are Henry C. West for secretary
of state, J. Q. Smith for attorney gen
eral. Emmet A. Jones for commissioner
of agriculture, B. H. Cooper for asso
ciate member of the public utilities com
mission and Richard V. Evans for as
sociate Justice of the court of appeals
There is especial interest in the race
for lieutenant governor. Three of the
candidates, Mr. Miller of Birmingham,
James S. Parrish of Montgomery and
Thomas L. Bulger of Dadeville, favor the
prohibition amendment. The • remaining
candidate, J«dge Nesmith of Birming
ham, is opposed to the amendment. The
consensus of opinion is that the vic
tory will fall to one of the Birming
ham men.
LUUFJEK HAS LANDSLIDE
Th^re is one “cinch” in the fight for
minor office. It is generally admitted
that It. H. Cooper will bo re-elected as
sociate member of the public utilities
commission. During the campaign four
years ago he received the largest vote
ever given a candidate by the electorate
of Jefferson county. Elsewhere his pop
ularity was likewise attested.
Jefferson county furnishes half the liti
gation disposed of each year by the com
mission. The people of Jefferson feel
that this fact entitles them to one rep
resentative on the board. Other sections
of the state are apparently likewise im
pressed in favor of Jefferson's claim.
S. P. Gaillard of Mobile is also seek
ing re-election. John Gamble of Troy,
one of the best known men of the state,
is a candidate. The fourth entry is
Coke Smith of Montgomery. It is re
ported that Mr. Gamble has a good op
portunity to win a seat.
LINES DRAWN HERE
In one race the ‘lines’’ are drawn. J.
Q. Smith of Birmingham is indorsed by
the Alabama Anti-Saloon league. F.
Ldovd Tate, attorney general, seeking re
election, is opposed to the proposed pro
hibition amendment. Mr. Tate has been
in state, politics as a campaign speaker
for several years, and is perhaps more
broadly known than Mr. Smith. The lo
cal man, however, has just finished a
tour of south Alabama, and declares
himself satisfied with the result.
For secretary of state the candidates
are John Moffatt of Montgomery, Henry
C. West of Birmingham. W. P. Cobb of
Tuskegee and W. G. Fonvillo >f Mont
gomery. The rivals each advance their
claims, but the impression gains ground
{hat Moffatt stands best chance of ‘win
ning.
The race for commissioner of agricul
ture, despite the popularity of one of the
candidates, J. A. Wilkinson, seems to
he betweefi Emmet A. Jones of Bir
mingham and M. C. Allgood of Oneonta.
With the large Jefferson county following
possessed by Jones he is regarded gen
erally as in the lead at the present time.
He is now completing his second tour of
the state.
THE OTHER CONTESTS
Two candidates are without opposition.
Fitzhugh I.ee of Harbour county will re
ceive a solid democratic vote for audi
tor. Spright Ilowell has no rival in his
effort to acquire for a second time the
office of superintendent of education.
For treasurer Judge R. I.- Bradley of
Lamar seems to have a decided advan
tage over his competitor, George W.
Ellis of Montgomery.
For associate jddge of the court of
appeals, R. V. Evans of Birmingham is
forging to the head in his race against
William H. Samford, incumbent.
There are three candidates for the su
preme court. Thomas C. Mct-lellani al
lac'e P. Pruitt and A. D. Hayrc. Judge
McClellan and Judge Sa#rc have both
developed great strength.
MINSTREL TUINllittT
FOR THE RED CROSS
"The Belles of BlackvtlW a min
strel show, will be repeated at the
auditorium of the South Highlands
school tonight at 8 o’clock.
The entertainment is given for the
benefit of the Junior Red Cross of this
school and is presented by the Dra
matic club of the South Highlands
school. The minstrel, which was first
presented in ■ Birmingham a short time
ago, was a decided success and it is
hoped and expected that a still larger
sum will be realized for the Red Cross
by tonight's entertainment.
Slackers Sent to Camp
The department of justice agents in
Birmingham yesterday sent to Camp
McClellan 10 slackers and they will
be Inducted into service upon arrival.
Every day or no a batch of slackers
are forwarded to some of the training
camps, nine having been sent Monday.
Attention, Soldiers
of the Red Cross
The ammunition has arrived.
Come to the supply department
and prepare yourselves for the
fight. The time has been trying
spent in the billets, but l)as prob
ably strengthened the warriors for
the coming wqrk in the trenches.
Materials are arriving from
New Orleans and garments can be
obtained from headquarters at
Loveman, Joseph & Loeb’g, at
noon today, Wednesday, July 31.
The gauze workroom will not
open until Thursday morning,
August 1, at 9:30 o’clock.
MRS. JOHN LONDON.
Ch.ild.ron Cry
FOR FLETCHER’S
CASTOR I A
everything
men wear
—for less
Just to convince yourself
that this big cash store ex
cells in value-giving, take
a look at our 19th street
w i n*d o w 5—see what
Blach’s (only) can offer in
suits
at $25
Stranger Buys $1000 Worth
of War Savings Stamps
From Postoffice Booth
Three Additions to $1000 Limit Club—Madison, Marshall
and Etowah County Chairmen Make Splendid
Reports—Johnson Visits Colbert and
Lauderdale Counties
One of the Interesting episodes of th
War Savings campaign occurred yestbr
day morning at the postoffiee when '
stranger walked up to the booth preside'
over by Mrs. Porter Ledbetter and sal'
he wanted to buy Savings Stamps.
"How many?’’ asked the pretty youw
woman on duty at the booth at the time
smiling sweetly at the prospective cus'.o
mer.
■’Oh, about how many have you got?
and as the young woman began countin,
them out, he added, "I’ll take StOC
worth;”
Dropping the sheets of. stamps whir
she had begun counting, the young worn
an gasped for breath, looked bewilder
ingly at the stranger, wondering if h
were, trying to play a practical joke o
her, but as he appeared to be in carries
slie handed him all she had and calls
on th_e postmaster for the difference.
Handing over $WU0 in crisp new bill!
folding the stamps and putting them ii
his pocket, the stranger thanked th
stamp seller and triumphantly walke
away.
"I almost had heart failure,” the pre’.t;
young stamp seller remarked to, ne
companion, und one or two other Intel
) ested onlookers as the stranger made hia
exit through the Second avenue door.
The $1000 limit club had three addition*
yesterday. They were: J. B. Adams, H. ,
M. Broo ts and Mrs. S. E. Pomeroy.
1 Mrs. Pomeroy, who is in Louisville, Ky.,
mailed her check lor the aunount necsa
; sary to pay for the bond, stating that she
wanted to be enrolled as a member of
* the $1000 limit club.
Two county chairmen yesterday re
ported the results of tfie recent drive In
their counties. Chairman T. W. Pratt
, of Madison county reported cash sales
' amounting to $131,848.48, and pledges of
' $283,722.75, making a total of $365,571.13.
B. W. Fruit, chairmdSi of Etowah coun
i ty, reported cash sales and pledges in ex
cess of $700,000.
Chairman O. D. Street of Marshall
county advise:* state headquarters that a
* special drive is on in that county under
> his supervision, with O. If. Finney, ehair
L man of the retail ifcerchants’ committee,
* and Field Agents J. B. Babb and Mr.
Jackson assisting him. He writes that
. they will put Marshall county “over the
* top” before the drive ends.
* State Director Crawford Johnson goes
I to Colbert and Lauderdale counties to
day to inspect the work done there and
to confer with the counry chairmen and
i* their committees. He w'ill return to Blr
- mingham tomorrow night.
TO LEAVEFflR CAMP
Men Will Be Assembled at
Capital Park This Morn
ing and Cheeked Up
Negro selectmen to the number of
1000 will assemble at Capitol park this
morning at 10 o’clock, whed they will
be placed under orders prior to entrain
ment for Montgomery, where they will
go Into training at- Camp Sheridan.
Comfort kits will be presented the
men, and they will be checked and
given their tags, going to the station
about noon, or soon thereafter. They
will entrain from the Louisville and
Nashville station gbout 1 o'clock.
MaJ. John T. Yeatman will be charged
with keeping the men in line and pre
serving order en route to the station,
and will also see that they are taken
aboard promptly in order to eliminate
any possible delay. The crowds will
not be allowed to enter the station,
.the farewells being given the men at
the park before the march starts for
the station. *
Lunches will be served the men at
the park prior to their embarkation for
Montgomery.
Chairman Murray
Brown Perfects
County^ Organization
Claiufe H. Estes Is Named Secretary
of Committee—Work Women
Will Do Discussed
Chairman Murray Brown of the Fourth
Liberty Loan campaign committee fox
Jefferson county, is gradually completing
hia* organization. Yesterday he an
■ : s
nounced tho appointment of Claude H.
Estes as secretary of the committee. He
had previously appointed tho executive
and press committees and held confer
ences with them at which preliminaries
.looking to the launching of the campaign
were discussed.
Yesterday Mr. Brown, Mrs. Solon
Jacobs and Bert Meadows, secretary of
the allied armies, lunched together and
discussed the work the women are ex
pected to do in the campaign.
This afternoon at 3 o’clock Mr. Brown
and Solon Jacobs, head of the committee
on foreign corporations, having offices in
Birmingham, will have a conference at
which the work of that committee will
( be considered.
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ABOUT %
Patterson’s Prices!
llERIS THEY AREl
Lemon Sods, plain .. 5e
Strawberry »oda* plain . 5c
V anilla * Soda* plain . Ic
Chocolate Soda, plain . 5c
Chocolate Milk, plain . 5c
Icec ream Cones . .. ..5c
Sweet Milk . 5c
Buttermilk . 5c
Limeade . 5c
i.einouade . 5c
Orangeade . 5c
Fruit Punch . 5«
Grape I.lme. 5c
Grape Plioaphate .. 59
loou-Cola. with lime or lemon.. 5c
Ry e-Ola, with lime or lemon.... 5c
.Thero-Cola . 59
Fep-to-lac..
Grape Juice ...
Root Beer . 59
Buffalo Kock Ginger Ale ....... 59
Uenncott Itfthia Water ......... 59
Promo Seltaer .i. 5e
Sal Hepatiea --* 5C
t apudlue . .. 10c
Pluto SpUta.. lOe
Bed Raven Sputa..
Chocolate Milk, with lee cream. .15e
tee Cream, plain . 159
*V- Sod“.-.io«
■ilk Shakes ._.tOc
EKI with Grape Juice_...... 10c
ice Cream Sundaes .............ij,
kCK Filoa .iS
■sited llilk, plain ......15c
■uited 3111k, with cm .30e
PATTERSON’S
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