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The First National Bank
of Birmingham, Ala.
Statement November 1, 1918
HESOIHCE8.
Loans and Discounts.$11,055,533.
overdrafts . , -•
U. S. Br>nds (Par). l,5ou,uuo.
LJ. S. Treasury certificates 4,-S^,uuo
Liberty uuan Bonus. 3,3-3,460
tjtate of Aiaoama xjonds..
BtocK in Keuerai Keserve
Bank..
Otnei Stocks and Bonds..
1- i ,000
OS j
53 '
00 '
uo'
oo |
90,000
1,135, ,31
UUiCl OlUtRB --
Hanning House . *Slli,K54
Otner Heal Lstate
Customers Liability Ac
count ol Letters ot Credit
Case
in Vault_41,136,191.33
With Hanks. 4,136,i6u.40
V* ith L. S. 1 r. 7i.ooo.ou
With Federal
Reserve
Lank ... . 2.068.034.3#
.00 i
47 ,
__U0 l
41.534.S0
1.200.00
7.410.686.03
LIAHILITIKS.
Capital Stock .4
Surplus and Fronts .
Reserved lor Taxes .
Circulation .
Hills payable .
Customers’ Letters of
credit.
deposits.
Individual ..61S.213.S71.7s
Hank . 2, i2S.6Sl.ll
U. S. 125.UUO.OU ,
Federal Re
serve UK,
*32,820.895.01
1,500,000.U0
, 1,500,632.12
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1.4UU.UUU.UU
l,6uu,UUU.0U
1,200.00
Atlanta,
Fiscal Agt.
4,601.500.00
26,670,162.89
*32,820,806.01
LEST YOU
\ FORGET —
(■jot this num
ber down on
your cuff
Main 37V.
Birmingham Requested to
Send Delegates to Highway
Convention in Chicago
Birmingham civic bodies have been re
quested to send representatives to the
convention of the Highway Industries as
sociation which meets at the Congress
hotel in Chicago, on December 11 for a
two days’ session.
At this convention ways and means of
assisting in the 90-ordination of the high
ways with other transporation agencies,
how to encourage the development of
highways, stimulate their use in a way
that will facilitate and cheapen trans
portation of food, raw materials and
finished products, and other matters per
taining to the improvement of the high
way? throughout the country, will be
discussed.
On the programme for speeches are
Governor Frank Bowden of Illinois, James
I. Blakeslee, fourth assistant postmas
ter general and Governor James M. Cox
of Ohio.
Commercial Bodies to
Meet in Atlantic City
The Chamber of Commerce of the United
States has called a conference of com
mercial bodies to be held at Atlantic
City, N. J., on December 4, 5 and 6, offi
cially as a war emergency and recon
struction conference.
In addition to representatives of com
mercial and industrial bodies all mem
bers of war service committees have
been invited to attend the conference, and
it is expected that between 3000 and 400(1
persons will be present.
The purpose of the conference as set
out in a letter received yesterday by the
Chamber of Commerce, isto discuss prob
lems and form such organizations as may
best fit them to deal with problems of
reconstruction that might affect their
interests.
I
Fred Perry Returns
to His Position Here
Fred E. Perry, examiner in charge of
clerical help at the local office of the
United States employment service, re
turned to his desk yesterday after a
■week’s absence. Mr. Perry has made Ap
plication Tor a commission in the chem
ical warfare service and arrived at
Camp Humphries, Va., the day Germany
signed the armistice.
The war being practically over and |
no more commissions for service in the
army to be given out, Mr. Perry re
turned home and to his job of helping
to find work for men and men for jobs, i
Fenimore to Attend
Annual Convention
General Manager P. A. Fenimore, of the
Chamber of Commerce, left yesterday for
Rochester, N. Y., to attend the annual
convention of the National Association of
Commercial Secretaries. This organisa
tion is composed of the secretaries of
Chambers of Commerce, boards of trade,
commercial clubs and other civic bodies
from all parts of the country.
The association will be in session sev
eral days, during which time matters re
lating to business conditions generally
following the end of the war will be con
sidered.
Dispute Ends in
Shooting of Negro
Hunter Davis, negro, living at 1924 Alley
C, was shot and seriously wounded by
Frank Hale, alias Riddle, who lives at
2403 Avenue C, yesterday afternoon. It
is alleged that a dispute arose between
them and the shooting followed, the
load taking effect in the negro's left side.
Davis was carried to the Hillman hospi
tal by some by-standers. Hale is still
at large.
Parlee Mays Fined
Parlee Mays was given a hearing in
Judge Abernathy's division of the muni
cipal court yesterday on a charge of
assault with intent to murder and was
fined $50. It was alleged that she cut
Daisy Montgomery on October 30.
All members of Woodlawn chapter
ho. 110, Order of Eastern Star, are
requested to meet at the Masonic Tem
ple at li3A today to attend the funeral
of Sister Annie Whitfield. By order of
the Worthy Matron,
ELIZABETH PRATT.
For Your Boy
and
My Boy
Peerless
Quartet
Fa&leAhclhu-Ririon
Jfens Cmesou
Ui* SSCQMOAV*.
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ANXIOUS RUMORS
ABOUT RECURRENCE
OF INFLUENZA NOT
SUSTAINtDJY FACTS
Recent Cases for Most Part
of Much Milder Type
Says Health Officer
BIG CROWDS AID IN
CAUSING FLARE-UP
Total of 115 Cases Reported Yester
day, With Four Burial Per
mits for Flu or
Pneumonia
1
For several days rumors
have been current in Binning- '
ham that the influenza was in- ,
creasing rapidly and that the
official reports failed to indi
cate the true situation. These
rumors have come to The Age
Herald in many forms.
The Age-Herald, accordingly, took the
matter up with the health authorities
yesterday to ascertain the real situa
tion.
Dr. J. D. Dowling, county health of
ficer, made a formal statement in which
he said that the facts do not justify the
uneasiness and anxiety which have been
apparent. He says the enormous crowds
brought together for the two peace cel
ebrations caused a notable, increase in
the number of cases in the city, but
not such as to justify undue apprehen
sion. Most recent cases are of much,
milder type.
The. health officer says that rumors
that the health authorities are not re
porting all cases are not borne out by
the facts and that sueft rumors do not
seem to deserve consideration, since there
could be no basis for such an attitude
on the part of the health authorities.
He says that only 116 new cases werd
reported in the city yesterday, with four
burial permits for influenza or pneu
monia. His formal statement, issued at
the request of The Age-Herald, is as
follows:
‘•Inquiries reaching the department of
health during the last 48 hours in re
gard to the prevalence of influenza in
Birmingham and vicinity would seem to
justify a general statement in regard to
the true situation.
“Rumors have reached our cars that
have no doubt gone the rounds for sev
eral days and have been the occasion
for a degree of uneasiness and anxiety
which the facts do not justify. One of
these rumors was to the effect that in
formation as to the true situation was
deliberately being withheld. No motive
or basis for such an attitude toward the
public on the part of the health authori
ties here or elsewhere can be imagined
and for this reason this rumor does not
seem to deserve consideration.
WHEN AT ITS HEIGHT
“The height of the epidemic in Bir
mingham was reached about the 10th of
October and by the last of the month
4had diminished to such an extent that
all restrictions on public assembly were
withdrawn. At that time influenza was
not sufficiently prevalent, according to
the information at hand, to be consid
ered as constituting the proportions ordi
narily termed epidemic. The with
drawal of restrictions was done after
due deliberation on the part of dtt* per
sons and bodies bearing any responsi
bility but not without the fear of the
return to normal activities being fol
lowed by at least a temporary Increase
in the number of cases.
“This fear, however, was not
justified by subsequent events rts
the disease continued to subside,
perhaps more rapidly than most
people expected. Early last week
it was apparent that there was a
marked increase in the number of
cases over the preceding week.
Since then there has been a moder
ate, hut steady Increase but not to
the point of causing alarm or fear
that otir eucperience of the past six
weeks will be repeated.
“If It is recalled that during the
past week we have had two peace
celebrations of considerable pro
portions, i|nd that crowds strongly
predisposed to the spread of influ
en»a, thin sudden flare-np should
not be the occasion of much sur
prise. It is unfortunate that our
expressions of joy over the pence
should exact such a penalty.
CASES OF MILDER TYPE
“Our information from physicians is
to. the effect that most of the late
cases are of a milder type. It is free
ly predicted that any damage coming
from the Crowds of the past wtfek will
rapidly subside and that influenza will
soon assume its normal Incidence along
with other communicable diseases.
“The experience of Birmingham re
flected in several communities over
the country including Bessemer and
Heeds.
“The people are strongly urged to
continue to observe all precautions
posible to avoid contact and protoct
themselves and other from exposure.
At the present time influenza is not
sufficiently prevalent to Justify further
steps on the part of the authorities*.
Only 115 new cases were reported iu
the city of Birmingham today with
four burial permits for influenza of
pneumonia.*’
WAR DEPARTMENT
SENDS INSTRUCTIONS
TO EXEMPTION BOARD
Physical Examinations to Be Discon
tinued, But Questionnaires of
Registrants Must Be An
swered and Returned
The local exemption boards have re
eetved orders from the war department
at Washington to discontinue all phys
leal examinations immediately, but th» i
questionnaires of the registrants between !
the age3 of 18 and 36 must be answered !
and returned. The questionnaires foi j
the 18 year old registrants were mailed j
out yesterday and the Birmingham bai j
association will meet at the courthouse i
Thursday for the purpose of assisting
the registrants to fill them out so they
car)-be returned to the respective boards, j
The registrants between 37 and IS years i
of age who have received their ques- j
tionnaires should return them to j
the boards.
BUILDING ACTIVITIES J
Ban Placed on Construction of Build
ing Has Been Removed
Buil’ding activities may again be re
sumed, as the ban placed on building j
by the government has been lifted, ac
cording to an announcement made yes- |
terday by the council of defense. Per- |
sons wishing to build houses costing in j
excess of 110.000 will still have to se
cure a permit from the national coun
cil of defense, although this is not
necessary where the building will cost
$10,000 or less.1
I
Imperial Jefferson
Oversubscribes Quota
By Nearly 17 5 Per Cent
Subscriptions Amounting to $435,000 Reported—Love
Feast at Tutwiler Marks Glorious Close of War Work
Drive—Loving Cup for General Sparrow and
Beautiful Roses for Mrs. General Smith.
Toasts to Allied Countries Aroused
Wild Enthusiasm
By HOB MUtVlD
Typifying the beauty and the brains and the soul of imperial
Jefferson, the allied armies, flushed with glorious victory in the
field, held a love feast at the Tutwiler last night and swayed
from pathos to humor, from laughter to tears by the eloquence
of the orators there, poured out their hearts in a harmonious
blending of good fellowship and patriotism, while the curtain
was rung down on the last act of the seventh great war drive
in this community.
The meeting was one long to be remembered, for not only did the spirit
of comradeship pervade the atmosphere throughout, but the satisfying con
sciousness that comes from duty well performed permeated the beings
of those present like all noble achievements thrill the heart of mankind.
“He profits most who serves best.”
Frank Rushton sounded the keynote of
the meeting when he said: “If we haven’t
learned the lesson of Unselfishness and
sacrifice in these war campaigns then
wt, have missed-the spirit of it all.” Mr. \
Rushton announced that Jefferson coun- ;
ty’s total subscription would probably |
reach $435,000 when all the reports were .
turned in and all outstanding subscrip
tions accounted for. This, in view of the
original quota of $109,250. is an oversub
scription of nearly 175 per cent.
Like all gatherings so far of the al
lied armies, the meeting last night was
thoroughly democratic and representa
tive of that freedom that has been em
phasized during the war as tiever be
fore.
ITALIAN DIVISION
The moment the armies.filed into the
banquet hall with the band playing and
the symbols of ali the allied nations fly
ing proudly from the balconies above, ;
it was evident that the meeting would be '
a huge success. As soon as everyone was I
seated, in marched the Italian division,
bearing the colors that Diaz fought un
der, and strutting to their positions with '
the air of conquerors. (They claim to
have led all divisions in the drive here.) !
The quartet from the Southside Bap
tist church sang “America Has Come,”
and were roundly applauded. The Brit
ish army Interrupted the proceedings by
presenting the Italians with a huge mess
of their favorite fruit, spaghetti. The
Italian consul, M. Panflolfp, responded
feelingly, declaring that the Americans
found this dish about as palatable as
the Italians. Mr. Posner's vocal rendi
tion of “Over Here,” the words of which
were written by Sidney Lazarus, was
also well received.
Gen. John Sparrow, the faithful and
brilliant director of publicity, who in
the past has enlivened every meeting of
the army with his natural wit. was called
from the dugout. Mr. Sparrow cast off
his Touchstone role and holding aloft
in succession the flags of Belgium.
France, England. Italy, Japan and the
United States, offered a beautiful toast
to each, after which the standing crowd
rocked the rafters with its cheers. He
paid a touching tribute to the mothers,
to the army of the dead, to, the physical
ly unfit, the Rainbow division and to
the people of Jefferson county. In voice
quivering with emotion he said:
GEN. SPARROW’S TOAST
Here’* to the banner of Belgium,
that barred the way to the beaut
until France could rise to her feet.
It float* again tonight over Brua
Herc’s to the tri-color of France,
wreathed with the immortelle* of
our love.
Here’* to the Union .lack that
kept open the seven »eas for the
allies.
Here’s to the British standard
held high by that little army of
“contemptible*,” who built the
wall between the Hun and the *ea
with their bodie*.
Here’* to Italia’* flag—the flag
of the nation that cast her sword,
unafraid, Into the right when the
less e hung in the balance*.
Here’* to the flag of Japan,
Nippon of the far ca*tern ahore.
You came clean In the crl»l*.
Here’* to “Old Glory,” our own
Star • Spangled Banner. In the dark
est hour of the struggle the eye*
of the world looked to you—and
did not look !n vain.
Here’* to the . dearest flag of
all—the flag with the heart throb
in It. Mother’d!
Here** to the army of the dead—
the dead of America, England,
France, Italy and the smaller na
tion* linked with u* in the battle.
The dead who sleep in Flanders’
Held, In the valley* of the Alp*,
on the plain* of Mesopotamia, In
the depth* of the sea—wherever It
wdk given to die In conflict. The
dead, too, who escaped shot and
*heli, but were smitten by diseane
in camp and trench, or were the
victim* of accident* In the air and
on land nnd water. You are one.
You are our*.
Here’* to another army—the
army that pleaded i«r rifle* and
were given crosses of neeming
Nhante. The host of high-spirited
men so eager to go, but prevented
by physical defect or other cruel
cause from service in the field,
lours is a hard fate, but you have
borne It nobly—the finger of scorn,
the whisper of nlander. Your mar
tyrdom ha* not been In vain. You
have deepened our trn*t In man
hood.
Here’* to the 16Ttn regiment of
our line—the old “Fighting Fourth”
Alabama. We knew' yon would.
Here’s to the allied armle* of Bir
mingham and Jefferson county. You
are patriot*.
Here’* to the people of our great
city and Imperial county. You nre
tMed and true.
HUGE LOVING CUP
So well had Mr. Sparrow echoed tl>e
sentiments of those present that It
(Continued on Page Nine)
BE CAREFUL
Frequently life or. death
liangs in the balance.
Your doctor knows the
medicines required and
his prescription indicates
the 'exact proportions.
Bring your prescription
to this stored—your doc
tor’s orders are obeyed
EXACTLY.
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I
A. Manvllle Waples, secretary to Val
Nesbit, state director of the Red Cross
speakers’ bureau lias Just returned from
New Orleans where he attended an ex
ecutive conference. He stated that the
marvelous work being done by the Amer
ican Red Cross was a revelation to
him and the scope of it was amazing.
"I saw $000 layettes cut out and made
in little more than a day, and from the
looks of the preparations of this organi
zation handling the affairs there are
several years hard work before them.
Notwithstanding the size of the New Or
leans postoffice and the liberal space ac
corded them, the Red Cross is now plan
ning to move into a building one block
in length with no room to spare.
“The building wher the gods made
by the women of the Gulf division are
received is more than one block in length
and the shipments are so largo that they
often tax the capacity of the building to
handle them.
“One of the most interesting things
that came to my notice was the work of
Louisa Ross, a negro nurse who has or
ganized the negroes to care for the col
ored soldiers just as the white people
do theirs. Through her efforts a can
teen hut, shower baths, reading rooms,
lunch stands, and' various other things
for the comfort of the soldiers passing
through Newr Orleans have been estab
lished.
During thef recent epidemic of influenza
when New Orleans’ hospitals were un
able to handle.the situation the Red Cross
took charge of a shell of a building and
within 72 hours had a hospital of 300 beds
ready to receive patients. There was
some difficulty <in securing nurses and
Louisa succeeded in getting a sufficient
number to care Ifor the sick patients in
the hospital. I have never seen such
quick and efficient work in my life and
I only wish tba,t every person In Bir
mingham could just visit the Red Croat
headquarters.”
ITALIAN OFFICER
WILL SPEAK AT
KIWANIS’ LUNCH
Lieutenant Roselli Is Hero of Great
Italian Drive, and i Wonder
ful Speaker
Kiwanis club members will today be
given an opportunity to hear the bril
liant Italian officer who is touring this
country under the auspices of the four
minute men organization, Lieut. Bruno
Roselli, who active*/ participated in
driving the Austrians back over the
Alps in that famous Italian drive that
resulted so fatally for the Austrian
empire.
[ Lieutenant Roselli is a wonderful
speaker, is highly educated, and speak's
perfect English. He made a splendid
impression at the allied army dinner
last night. He will be given necessary
time upon the programme today to tell
of Italy’s part in the conflict “over
there.”
In addition to this speaker there will
i be a report from General Arrant of the
British army, anent the drive for the
united war campaign, which was prac
tically concluded last mgnt. There will
be other forms of light entertainment
which will be highly enjoyable.
President Barnett urges all members
to attend t'he luncheon at the Southern
club at 1 o’clock, the luncheon to be
gin at that hour promptly. A Baby
Bond will be awarded as the attend
ance prize by Kiwaniap H. T. Gill.
Vocational Training at
Central High School
Central High school has added a vo
cational training course to its cur
riculum. This course has been made
college preparatory for both Auburn
and the University of Alabama, and
J. O. Steendhl. director for this dis
trict, stated he was of the opinion that
colleges would allow students to en
ter without examination after taking
this course in a short time.
Students taking this course with a
view to entering college must take
mathematics, mechanical drawing,
physics and any other high school sub
jects. It is stated that any other course
may be taken the first two years and
vocational training the last two.
Lieutenant Carr Promoted
for Bravery at Front
Lieut. J. M. Carr has been made cap
tain because of his bravery on the
western front, according to information
received in Birmingham by his friends,
i Captain Carr served with Battery C
! on the Mexican border before entering
! the second officers craining camp at
Fort McPherson, Ga., where he was
commissioned a first- lieutenant, and as
signed to the 328th infantry, machine
gun battalion.
He came to Birmingham from Au
gusta, Ga.. and was for five years
employed by the City Ice Delivery com
pany here, and his many friends will be
glad to learn of his promotion.
Demonstration Agent
Miss Ruth Oliver has arrived, in the
city from Columbus, Wis. Miss Oliver
will succeed Miss Marlon Walker as
emergency county demonstration agent,
who succeeds Mrs. Beatrice Engle, re
signed, as county demonstration agent.
Mrs. Engle will gd to Gulfport. Miss.,
j where she will spend a couple of weeks
| with her mother, after which she will
return to her home in Portsmouth, Va.
IN OF
TO MEET
IN CONFERENCE HERE
National Director Ingersoll
to Make Address at Din
ner Session Tonight
STATE WORKERS TO
REVIEW WORK DONE |
Scope and Accomplishments of Or
ganization Will Be Outlined by
Leaders—Lieutenant Rosselli
on the Programme
Birmingham will entertain the four
minute men of Alabama today at an all
day conference, which will close with
a dinner and reception for the visitors
at the Tutwiler hotel. There are more
than 3000 four-minute speakers in Ala
llama, including both the men and wom
en’s divisions, and indications arc that
the attendance' will be unusnatly large
on this occasion.
William H. Ingersoll of Washington,
national director Of the organisation; W,
t'urtls Nicholson, associate director, and
I. ieut. Bruno Rosso'.li of the Italian army
have arrived and will address the con
ference. I.-leutenant Ro. olll was for a
number of years an Instructor at Delphi
college in New York, and when Italy
entered the war in Immediately returned
to fight for his count He has been
Ir. the front line trenches for IS months,
and has some very valuable as well as
interesting things to tell the people of
Birmingham.
REGISTRATION BOOTH
The registration booth will open at
S:30 o'clock and all four-minute men are j
requested to* register before the opening
of the morning session.
The conference will he called to order
at 10 o'clock in the ballroom of the Tut
wiler hotel by State Director Thomas J.
Crittenden, who will give an account of
the growth of the. national and state
organization. A feature of the morning
session will be the address of Mr. Nich
olson and as this is the second speech
on tlie programme all four-minute men
are urged to be on nand promptly. At
the conclusion of this talk the routine
work will be taken up and every phase
of the work done by this organization
of volunteer speakers will be presented
and discussed.
The morning session will adjourn at
12:39 o’clock, when the local speakers will
entertain the visitors at lunch in any'
way they see tit, as there will not he
an assembly at any one place at this
WORK OF ORGANIZATION
The conference will reassemble at 1’
o’clock, when the yvork of the organiza
tion will again be taken up and dis
cussed. There will be talks by a num
ber of prominent Alabama speakers at
this session, including several model four
minute speeches.
At the conclusion of the afternoon pro
gramme adjournment will he taken until
t>:30 o'clock, when the visitors will be
complimented with a dinner in the ball
room of the Tutwiler hotel. Among the
speakers at this time will he William
Ingersoll, Lieut. Bruno Rosselli, Fred IS.
Hamlin, director publicity of the gulf
division of the American Red Cross;
Val J. Neublt, associate director and
chairman of the Red Cross speakers' bu
reau; Mrs. J. F. Hooper, chairman of
the woman’s division of the state council
of defense; Governor-elect Thomas E.
Kilby, and Mrs. Charles Henderson. Os
car W. Adams, chairman of the colored
division of the local four-minute men
will address the conference on "The Col
ored Division of the Four-Minute Men."
Following the dinner a reception will
bo given for the guests on the mezzanine
floor of the hotel and will he largely
attended. The programme for the con
ference follows:
MORNING SESSION
8:30 to 10, registration:. 10, conference
called to order by state director; "Growth
of National and State Organization,”
Thomas J. Crittenden, state director;
"What We Have Accomplished as Four
Mlimte Men." W. Curtis Nicholson, as
sociate director; “Covering all Ready
Made Audiences," Mrs. A. D. Kirby,
Jackson county; discussion, led by
Charles P. Smith, Etowa|i, county; "Ju
nior Four-Minute Men," Dr. J. H. Phil
lips, Birmingham; discussion, led by Dr.
Charles . Glenn, Birmingham; "Publicity
_Its Value and How- to Obtain It, Sam
H. Oliver, Chambers county; discussion,
practical suggestions, led by W. R. San
ders, Tuscaloosa county; "Co-Operation
Among Ourselves,l’ «J.« Lee Holloway,
Montgomery county; discussion, leu by
George P Haslapi, Piedmont; "A Good
Four-Minute Man Chairman—His Job and
its Va'ue,” H- L>. Cullen, state secretary;
"How Can We Best Co-Operate With
Other, Organizations?" Mrs. Osdar R.
Hundley, state chairman woman's divi
sion four-mlnuto men; discussion, led
by Judge Hugh A. l-ocke, associate di
rector; specimen foun-njlnute talk, Judge
Oscar R Hundley, Birmingham; adjourn
until 2 p. m.
afternoon session
Afternoon session, 2 o'clock, reassemble
at convention hall; "How Best to Pre
pare a Four-Minute Speech,” Dr. Henry
J. Willingham. Florence; discussion, per
sonal experiences, led by J. E- Wilkinson,
Scima "Should All National Speaking
Campaigns Be Handled Through the
Four-Minute Men?” A. Manville Waplen,
secretary Alabama Red Cross speakers'
bureau- "The Mentality of the Audience,"
Sidney' F. Lazarus, Birmingham; "The
Public's Attitude Toward the Four-Min
ute Men.'" Mrs. M. W.. Wilson, Gadsden:
discussion, led by F. P Nichols, Ran
dolph county; specimen four-minute
talks Frank S. Storte, Baldwin county,
O R Hood, Gadsden, Mrs. A. L. Dow
dell, Opelika; "The Power of the Spoken
Word,” Mrs. Lydia J. Newcomb Com
ings,' Fairhope; adjourn until 8:30.
dinner session
Dinner session, 8:60 o clock, ballroom,
Tutwiler hotel; "The Red Cross Speakers'
Bureau," Fred E. Hamlin, director of
publicity, gulf division, American Red
Cross. New Orleans-, discussion, led by
Va! j.' Nesbit, associate director and
chairman Red Cross speakers' bureau;
' The State Council of Defense," Mrs
J. F. Hooper, chairman woman's divi
sion, state council of defense; address,
' Jeu't. Bruno Rosselli. of the Italian army;
addreSB, Staff Capt. L. Allison Coe of the
salvation army; address, Gov.-elect
Thomas Kilby, Anniston; address,
Mrs. Charles Henderson, Montgomery;
"The Colored Division of the Four-Min
ute Men," Oscar W. Adams, chairman
colored division, Birmingham four-min
ute men.
McDonald Is Bound
Over to Grand Jury
Charles McDonald was given a hearing
In Judge Abernathy's division of the
municipal court yesterday on two charges
of grand larceny and bound over to
the grand jury. It was alleged that he
; took a holt of cloth worth $23 from the
| W, H. Dewoy Tailoring company about
10 days ago, and also stole a box of
phonograph records worth $3? from Clark
and Jones.
LIBERTY BOND SUBSCRIBERS
On November 21 the next installment of 20 per cent is due and
payable.
Prompt attention to this payment will greatly help in handling
the bonds on behalf of the government.
American Trust & Savings Bank
MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
located at Itirminxham, Ala.
G. L. LEMON AND COMPANY
PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS
1702 American Tnnl BU«._Phone M. 1024_Birmingham. Ain.
“pay cash
and
pay less’*
look out!
This cold snap is just a
taste of what you’ve got to
swallow later. Come along
for that overcoat, under
wear, high shoes or what
ever you lack in winter
wear. Our values and va
rieties were never better,
and they’ve always been
best.
iiAS*.
Fuel Administrator Garfield
Instructs Local Companies
as to Situation
That the government has not relin- j
qulshed itvS control of the fuel supply of
the country, nor does It Intend to re- ;
Llnquish *it, pending peace negotiations'
between (he United States and her allies j
and the Teutonic alliance, is made plain j
in a letter from United States Fuel Ad
ministrator Garfield to District Repre
sentative E. A. Holmes and by the latter
forwarded yesterday to the coal produc
ing companies in this district. Mr. Gar
field’s letter reads as follows:
“In- order that there may be no con
fusion or misunderstanding:, the United
States fuel administration wishes it un
derstood that the signing of an armi
stice in no way alters the rules and I
regulations or the supervision now In |
force. Ry act of Congress the fuel ad- |
ministration continues until the pro- '
mwlgation of the treaty of peace and
its powers extend to the production,
distribution and conservation of fuel,
including fuel oil and natural gas.
“Due notice will be. given of any
cancellations or changes in orders and
regulations by the duly authorized of
ficials of the fuel administration in
Washington. H. A. GARFIELD,
“United States Fuel Administrator.”
People Are Urged to
Redeem W. S. S. Pledges
and Buy More Stamps
Crawford Johnson, stdte chairman of
the War Saving1 Stamp campaign in
Alabama, yesterday received instruc
tions from the Sixth federal reserve dis
trict to urge upon every Alabamian the
importance of redeeming their pledges
made to the War Savings Stamp cam
paign, and to go further—buy more
stamps.
"It is very important that no one sell
the stamps which they have already
purchased, or that they ask to have
them redeemed, for the government has
made plans to use the money which
wspaid for these stamps, and it is
highly essential that the purchasers al
low the government the full use of the
money for the life of the stamps, in
order that the programme outlined by
the government may not be interferred
with," said the message.
Meeting Tonight of
the French Alliance
The first meeting of the season of the
local branch of the French Alliance
(L Alliance Francaise) will bo held
tonight in the rooms of the Civic as
sociation, at which time an interesting
programme will be rendered.
Simon Flotz, local French consul, and
■president of the local organization. In
vites all persons interested in the work
to join and enjoy the advantages of
learning the French language by con
versation with natives of France, as
well as by instructions from two expert
instructors.
Several special features will be added
to this programme and talks will be
made by officers of the organisation,
discussing the plans of the work for
the coming year.
Influenza Still Bad in
Many Parts of County
The influensa situation is still very
bad In many parts of the county, ac
cording to the statements of Superintend
ent Baker and Assistant Superintendent
Kiwin. Schools have not reopened yet at
Dolomite. Morgan, Lipscomb, Muscoda
and Leeds and the conditions are still
bad in several of the schools that have
reopened.
BRITAIN DAY WILL
BE CELEBRATED
Mammoth Demonstration
Planned to Honor British
Heroes Living and Dead
I The Chamber of Commerce yesterday
received a letter from an organization
Just formed in New York for the pur
pose of observing Saturday, December
7, as Britain Day. Alton B. Parker, one
time oandidate of the democratic party
for President of the United States, is
chairman and Dr. Charles W. Eliot, for
mer president of Harvard college, ia
honorary chairman.
Britain Day is suggested for the pur
post of celebrating the great achieve
ments of Great Britain in the world war
just closed.
“It is fitting that we honor the British
heroes, living and dead, who have given
so much to the cause of world freedom,”
they say in their letter.
Hotels and restaurants are requested
to feature British viands on their
menus that day, and on the following
Sunday a mammoth demonstration is
planned for the Hippodrome in New
York, with similar services at churches
and other public meeting places
.throughout the country.
Three hundred ma>or» of etties, in
cluding every city of more than 5000
population in the country, are requested
to join in the movement and to take
steps to see that the da^ is fittingly
observed in their respective communi
ties.
Among the officers of the Britain Day
organization, besides Mr. Parker and
Dr. Eliot, arc* Judge Charles Evans
Hughes and Gov. Charles W. Whitman
of New York, honorary vice chairman,
and Charles S. Fairchild, Secretary of
jthe Treasury under President Cleveland,
(honorary treasurer.
The Time Limit for
Christmas Packages
Has Been Extended
The time limit for mailing Christ
mas packages to soldiers ill France has
been extended from November 20 to No
vember 30, according to Mrs. Gaston
Torrence, chairman uf this committee,
who stated that the local chapter of
the Red Cross has received official no
tice of the extension.
This extension is for the purpose of
allowing persons more time to receive
foreign labels and does not mean that
those who have the labels should stop
hurrying to get the packages off, de
clared Mrs. Torrence. It is urged by
the committee that all persons mail
packages as promptly as possible, so as
j avoid any congestion of the parcels at
the lart minute.
MASONIC NOTICE
A special communication of King
Solomon lodge No. 400. A. F. A A. M.,
Is called for 7:30 p. n»„ Tuesday, No
vember 10, for work In Master Mason
degree. Master Mason lecture with
stereoptlcon Illustrations will be
given. ' J. L. HAGY,
Acting W. M.
J. S. WHITE, Secretary.
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