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THE members of the Twentieth
Century Mothers’ club of Ensley,
will produce a peageant of rare
spectacular beauty and interest early in
December with a cast of 200 or more chil
dren for the benefit of the Child Welfare
work of Ensley and Birmingham.
Reahearsal will tSe held at the follow
ing places on days named; Mondays,
at 3 o’clock, Ensley Highland Presby
terian church, Queen Isabella and her at
tendants, pageants, courtiers and chorus
Tuesday at 3 o’clock, Fairview Metho
dist church, colonial soldier and United
States soldier.
Wednesday and Friday afternoons at
3 o’clock, Ensley Baptist church, colo
nial garden party, the minuet and Puri
tans, cowboys and dairymaids.
Thursday at 3 o’clock, Plunkett Memo
rial Presbyterian church, Fairfield, sail
ors, Japs and Chinese.
There are still a *few places left and
I children who wish to aid in this splendid
work will be given parts anjUare re"
; quested to come to rehearsal nearest their
The Jewish Welfare board, organized
to meet an unexpected contingency, has
become an achievement of American
Jewish life, brought about by whole
hearted devotion and service to those
who are ready to make the great sac
rifice. He ha3 done more; by emphasiz
ing the presence of protestant, Catholic
and Jew working side by side, it has
helped to bring about that closer rela
tionship which is making away with the
difference of creed. A Methodist bishop
• carries a rosary on the battlefield; a
priest administers the sacrement to a
Jew, and a Rabbi consoles the dying pro
It is this same spirit of service by united
efforts that is leading the seven allied
organizations engaged in war work to
pool their efforts in a united war work
campaign, the Young Mejj?s Christian
association, the Young Women’s Chris
tion association, the Knights of Colum
bus, the Jewish Welfare board, the
American Library association, £he W'ar
Camp Community service, and the Salva
tion Army, are working unitedly and har
moniously for a common cause; to make
life habitable for the girl and boy In war,
and to bring them home untarnished
when peace is declared.
The members of the Volunteer Relief
association will give a card party this
afternoon at the Country club which is
one of a series which they have been
arranging for the past few* weeks.
Among those who have made reserva
tions for tables are: Mrs. Robert R.
Meyer, Mrs. B. M. Allen, Mrs. Webb
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We asked the young lady across the
way if she believed in separatism and
she said a one-piece costume was a
good deal easier to get into.
Crawford, Mrs. Margaret Gillespie, Mrs.
William Young, Mrs. Robert Thach, Jr.,
Mrs. Haden Brooks, Mr$. Louis Ebersole,
Mrs. Roscoe Harris, Mrs. John Cox, Mrs.
Pharos Coleman, Mrs. Edward Norment,
Mrs. Bert Meadow, Mrs. Emmett O’Neall,
Mrs. T. M. McClellan, Mrs. Eugene Ire
land, Mrs. George Stuard, Mrs. Nelson
Snow, Mrs. Jack Lutz, Mrs. William
Shumate, Miss Edwina Thaggard, Miss
Orline Perkins, Miss Beverly Leake, Miss
Hattie Cullom, and Misses Margaret and
Elizabeth Davis.
The women of the Fountain Heights
Methodist church will hold a day of pray
er today beginning at 10 o’clock at the
church. A most interesting programme
has been arranged which will consist of
well known speakers and several vocal
Mrs. J. Patterson announces the mar
riage of her daughter Maybelle, to Mr.
Sam Hartman of Cheyenne, Wy. The
wedding took place on Sunday, November
17, 1918.
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Mrs. Ci W. Ferguson and Miss Cecice
Bailey have returned from a short stay
tn Anniston.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ellis have re
turned from Virginia where they spent
Mrs. W. A. Waltsrum is visiting in
Jacksonville, Fla., and before returning
home will spend a few days in Atlanta.
Mrs. W. W. Griffin and little daughter,
who have been the guests of Mrs. George
Wheeler, left a few days ago for New Or
leans where they will sail for their home
in Panama. They were accompanied to
New Orleans by Mrs. Wheeler.
Mrs. Pelham Anderson is the guest of
her sister, Mrs. Arthur Gray and Mr.
Gray at the home in New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Williamson have
returned to the city after spending a
few days in Pine Bluff, Ark., to attend
the marriage of Miss Phillpot, the sis
ter of Mrs. Williamson.
Mrs. Idle King Sorsby left yesterday
for a trip to Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kettig have re
turned from a short stay at their cot
tage at St. Clair Springs.
•Mrs. Catherine Erswell has sold her
home on Cliff road and she and her
grand-daughter. Miss Catherine Kirk
man will leave Birmingham for an in
definite period. They expect to go about
December 1 to Wilmington, Del., to
spend the holidays with Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Larkin (Aileen Kirkman) and the
first of the year they will take an apart
ment in New York where they null re
main for the winter.
Little Miss Catherine Humphrey, who
has been visiting her grandmother, Mrs.
Catherine Erswell, left Sunday for Wil
mington, to join her mother, Mrs. Fred
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Geismer left Sun
day for New York where they will make
a visit of two weeks.
Friends of Miss Sarah Welsh will re
gret to legrn that she is ill at her home
suffering from an attack of appendicitis.
Mrs. Mims Jemison of Tuscaloosa, is
the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Henry
H. Cobb, and Mr. Cobb, for a few days.
Mrs. Belle Harrison, wha has been the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Wood at
their home on Red mountain, has re
turned to her home in Tuscaloosa.
Miss Sadie Ingram, after spending a
few days in the city, has returned to
Mrs. Earle Wilson has returned from
a short visit to relatives in Anniston.
Mrs. Kirk Perrow of Anniston, is visit
ing in the city for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Acker after a
short stay in the city have returned to
Mr. and Mrs. A. Ash of Elm street,
have named their little daughter Dorothy
Mrs. Edgar Bowron is the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Janies Bowron.
Mrs. George Pollock and her daughterf
Mrs. James B. Conyers, have returned
to Birmingham after spending the past
two months with relatives in Georgia.
Mrs. Henry G. Selbies, who is the guest
of relatives in Montgomery, will arrive
tomorrow to be the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. P:oss Smith at their home at Roe
buck springs. Mr. Seibles is now sta
tioned at Pensacola, where Mrs. Seibles
will join him shortly. Mrs. Seibles will
be remembered as Miss Esther Kelley
of Baltimore, and who has many friends
in Birmingham, where she has been a
frequent visitor.
Mrs. Charles Dowman of Atlanta is the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell William
son for a few days and Is being cordially
greeted by her many friends in this city
where she formerly made her home.
Mrs. Rosa Wise Is 111 at her home,
suffering from an attack of tonsilttls.
Mrs. J. R.
Reid has returned from
Mr. and Mrs. H. Q. McBlwee have re
turned from a week-end trip to Mont
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Mrs. J. C. Taylor, who has been visit
ing her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Q. T.
Raney, on Adams street, has returned
to her home at Birmingham, Mrs. Taylor
■was celled to Montgomery because of
the serious Illness of her sister, Mrs. R.
A- Bsthune, at a local infirmary. Mrs.
Bethune is now Improving.—Montgomery
Mrs. Raymond Denning is the guest of
Miss Mary Barker in Huntsville.
Miss Bessie Merritt is the guest of her
sister, Mrs. L. W. Hunter, In Montgom
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Mrs. Syd Smith and little son are the
guests of Mrs. Smith's mother, Mrs. L.
J. Richardson, in Montgomery.
Mrs. W. H. Hackney and little son are
the guests of Mrs. Hackney's mother,
Mrs. L. J. Richardson.
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Hume of Mont
gomery, have named their little son C.
G. Hums, Jr.
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Miss Luclle Dugan was the guest of
Montgomery friends for the week-end.
Col. L. A. May, who spent the past
few days In the city as the guest of
his mother, Mrs. M. J. May, will leave
today for New York and will ahortly
sail for a stay of several months in
London, where he spends part of each
Mrs. M. E. Justice has returned from
ftr AMIIltMN 4UHM/
A' gift box of
unalloyed delight—
King’s “Nutty Nuts”
The b«»i dealer* eell Ktsi'el
People Who Have Wanted All
Their Life to See Enrico Caruso,
the Golden Voiced Tenor, Can'
Now View His “Royal Highness”
DWT you know scores of people
who have told you that they'd sim
ply adore to see and hear Caruso,
the master tenor of the world, but they
have to forego the pleasure because of
the price?
Five dollars is a big bunch of money
to "plank out” to see one person and
few of us ever dreamed that we'd have
a chance to view Caruso in the movies
at well—say, for a few cents a throw—
but, lo! and behold! we have with us
today none other than the golden voiced
tenor—not singing to be sure, but acting
in his first picture, “My Cousin,” ‘round
at the Strand and everybody has a chance
to see him at prices which are not pro
“But what sort of an actor is Caruso?”
somebody asked me yesterday as I left
the Strand after seeing the renowned
tenor in h>s first picture.
"Dandy,” I replied, and meant it. "Ca
ruso is really a great actor; he has poise
and also display; an astonishing un
derstanding of the camera’s demands—
especially for a first picture; for acting
on the operatic stage was a very dif
ferent proposition, -because there he had
his beautiful voice to depend upon—if
he couldn’t act he certainly could sing
—hut, on the screen he is entirely depend
ent upon his acting—and its a great asset
—one which has been overshadowed per
haps, by his marvellous voice; if Caruso
hadn't been a great singer lie could have
been a great actor—for histronically he
is as clever as he Is musically.
Facial expression, dash, style, all char
acterise Caruso’s art on the screen and
he wul, undoubtedly, register as one
of filmland’s greatest artists.
The first picture which Caruso appears
in has for its apropos title, “My Cousin”;
no need to add "Caruse”; it is a bright,
quick-moving, attractive sort of pieture
—every minute interesting and quite a
clever vehicle for the noted tenor's firs:
Before giving a little synopsis of the
story of the picture it is just as weli
to say right here that Carolina White,
Caruso's “leading lady," is also one of
our most popular grand opera "stars";
she has beauty and talent plus, and is
an excellent foil for the clever star.
The story of the picture, ' My Cousin,"
presents Caruso in a double role—Tom
asso, an artist, and Cesare Caruli, a
tenor; Tomasso, the poor artist who
makes models for plaster casts, is cousin
to Cesare Caruli, the famous tenor. Ma
rio loves Rosa Ventura, the cashier in
her father's restaurant, and although
she flirts occasionally with Lombardi
proprietor of a fruit and vegetable stand,
she shows decided preference for
Mario buys two seats to the opera
one day, and Lombardi, stunned by such
munificence, openly casts doubt upon
»m tJteoflMrra,*
The golden-voiced tenor, now a full
fledged movie star appearing in his
first picture, "My Cousin,” at the
Tomasao’s relationship to the great tenor.
Rosa, however, accompanies Mario to ;
the opera and Lombardi's jealous soul (
is stirred to its depths. Caruli is givfen
a great reception at the performance of
“Pagliacch” and when he provides seats
for a number of Italian sailors, enthus
iasm is unbounded. After the opera, Tom
asso takes Rosa to a restaurant where
they meet the sailors. Caruli, attired in
old clothes, comes later and none recog
nizes him as he takes a side table and
watches the others unobserved.
Emboldened by the wine he has drunk,
Tomasso asks Rosa to marry him when
j his prospects improve and she gives her
: consent. He suggests a toast to Caruli
and all start to drink. Caruli rises to
leave. In passing Tomasso the latter
| offers him a glass, but he declines it.
I Tomasso is abashed, and consternation
seizes him when Lombardi triumphantly
declares that Tomasso's alleged relation
i ship to the tenor is false, inasmuch as
[ Caruli had failed to recognize him, while
j the others laugh at him.
| Many interesting incidents take place
I before the finale, which is a happy one
| and that much and no more will I tell
you; go and see for yourself*
! It may be interesting to movie “fans'' to
! know that a number of the interior scenes
were made at the Metropolitan Opera,
Mow York, the famous “diamond horse
j shoe” and balconies forming a back
! Mr. Caruso certainly scores In his first
picture, “My Cousin,’’ and with the ex
cellent “supporting'' company, presents
| one of the most interesting and attrac
tive pictures of the day.
Tomasso, an artist and Cesar*
Caroll, a tenor .Enrico Caruso
Robert Lombardi .Henry Leon*
Rosa Ventura .Carolina White
Pietro Veddi .Joseph Ricciardi
Lulfri Veddo .A. G. Corbelle
Secretary . Bruno Zirato
Ludovico .Master William Bray
All Situations May Be Con
trolled by Wise and Judi
cious Conduct by the
Business Men
New York, November IS.—While admit
ting that "there are elements of dan
der confronting credits" during the re
adjustment period after the war, the
council on credit defense of the National
Association of Credit Men declared in a
statement tonight that "there is nothing
in the situation which may not be con
trolled by wise and Judicious conduct on
the part of the business men.”
In announcing the "formulation of a
broad readjustment programme," the
council asserted that '‘business men
should be permitted to guide the govern
mental authorities in bringing about, with
the least possible friction and upheaval
of business conditions, such changes as
the new conditions create.”
To meet these conditions, the council
declared that government contracts, upon
which the larger percentage of America's
Industrial resources have been concen
trated, must not be abruptly terminated;
that commodity values and prices must
not be suddenly lowered; that long-term
transactions must be abridged and that
‘in order that credit may be kept liquid,
open accounts must be curtailed as far
as possible in favor of negotiable and
self-liquidating acknowledgments of
a two months’ visit with her sons in
Chicago and New York.
The Worth While club will meet thle
afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of
Mra. J. M. Benson.
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The Minerva Child Study elub wilt
meet this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the
home of Mrs. J. K. Gentry. The October
programme will be used for the meeting.
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The College Womens elub will meet
this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home
of Mrs. Chalmers Moore.
• • •
L'Allanoe Francalse will meet this eve
ning at 8 o’clock at the Civic association.
The Allison chapter. No. 166, O. E. 8.,
will meet this evening at Masonic hall,
Fowderly, at 7:30 o’clock. The meeting
will be an important ono.
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There will be a call meeting of the di
rectors of the Y. W. C. A. at 10 o'clock
this morning.
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The Fortnightly Shakespeare club will
meet on Thursday morning at 10;JP
o’clock at the home of Mrs. Ernest La
Point. *
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There will be a mealing of the Central
W. C. T. U. this afternoon at 8 o'clock
at headquarters. The subject for today
will be “Moral Education," and the Red
Cross unit will meet at 10 o'clock as
The regular monthly meeting of the
Council of Jewish women will be held
this afternoon at 3 o'clock at Temple
Emanu-El. This Is the first msetlng of
the fall and the members will have the
pleasure of heartnr a reading by Mrs.
Leonard T. Beecher.
Mann Will Be Speaker of
House and Lodge Will Be
Leader in the Senate
Washington, November 18.-^(Special.)
The organisation of the new Congress
will be achieved very smoothly and with
out a single spectacular fight, it is
now indicated.
James Mann, republican leader, will be
elected speaker of the House by acclama
tion, unless he reaches conclusion him
self that his health renders his ser
vice impossible. Joseph Fordney of Illi
nois will be chairman of the ways and
I means committee, but in all probabil
ity, the republican leadership will go
to Representative Giliett of Massachu
setts, who has served in that capacity
during the long illness of Mr. Mann.
There will be no conflict between Speak
| ©r Clark and Majority Leader Kitchin.
I The latter has declared It to be his in
tention to surrender the democratic lead*
[ership to the speaker, although he will
retain his rank as first democrat on the
ways and means committee.
In the Senate Mr. Lodge of Massachu
setts will lead the republicans, and Mr.
Martin of Virginia, the democrats. The
republican® have not indicated whom
they will make president protempore.
this office is generally an empty honot
as the vice president usually appears and”:
takes charge.
The republicans have formally declare*
that they will support the President dur
ing reconstruction “just as we supported
him in time of war,” but apparently i
promise to ruffle the surface by stating I
that we will so conduct ourselves as '
to demonstrate to the people the urgent !
necessity of electing a republican Presi- '
dent in 1920." , ,
The new Congress will present no fe
male face. Miss Rankin, who represents
Montana in the present House, will not
be a member after March 6. She “went
out ’ trying to enter the Senate. Through
out the country no woman offered for the
House. Miss Rankin ahd Miss Anne
Martin, the latter In Nevada, ran for
the Senate, but neither met with suc
In the new Congress there will be no
chairman from the south. During the
life of the democratic administration the
charge was often made that the ‘‘south
is in the saddle.” Now, however, with
oertainty that from \ that vast section,
an empire within itself, no chairman
will come, nothing is said by the "wav
ers” of "the bloody shirt” regarding "un
necessary discrimination."
Plenty of exercise, fresh air,
regular hours—-is all the pre
scription you'need to avoid
Influenza—unless through
neglect or otherwise, a cold
gets you. Then take—-at
The following telegram requires a gen
eral and immediate response from Red
Cross workers:
"Cjfptain^ E. M. C., salvage officer
Camp McClellan. Ala., ha* cotton and
woolen socks that he wishes to have
mended as soon as possible. Can you
mend 8427 of these socks and turn them
back to him by the 15th of December?
Wire answer at once.
Mrs. Angus Taylor has been appointed
chairman of reclamation work, with Mrs.
Jack Bowron assistant chairman. Work
ers with a small'' margin of time and
“stay at ohme"can help with this darn
ing in their odd moments. Every worker
is urged to do some of this work. Send
at once your name and the number of
socks that you wish to mend to Red Cross
rooms, Title Guarantee building, or call
for them.
Several work room chairmen have
failed to report to the supply department
this month. Material for garments has
been allotted to these chairmen.. All
chairmen who have taken out material
will please return finished garments as
soon as possible, as immediate ship
ments should be made.
To show that a most erroneous opinion
exists among workers in the Red Cross
to the effect that Red Crops work has
ceased with the signing of the armistice,
Mrs. London wishes the following com
munication to he read with care:
“My Dear Mrs. London: Two chapters
In the division have so far advised us
of their inability to complete socks dis
tributed to them in the November allot
“Although knowing that your chapter
has been given quite a large number of
socks in this allotment, I am writing to
ask if it would not be possible for you
to complete 710 additional pairs of socks,
should we send you the yarn?
“Thanking you for an immediate reply,
I beg to remain yours very truly,
"Director Department of Development.”
This communication is evidence of the
confidence which is felt in the local chap
ter. But since the November allotment
is 6000 pairs of socks, and since only 600
pairs have been taken out, Mrs. London
feels considerable hesitation in answer
ing this call for additional work. The
Birmingham chapter has made an envia
ble record throughout its existence. Will
the local women who have proven their
loyalty and patriotism during all the
long months of Red Cross work fail now
to <lo "this extra work for the boys who
will remain overseas during the cold and
tedious months of the coming winter?
Surely the workers will feel enough
pride in their chapter to answer this
pressing call In their usual prompt and
generous fashion.
There Is no “core*
but relief ie often
brought by—
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Reduce weight sensibly and easily; im
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weaknesses, etc., besides embarrass*
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Look and feel younger. Walk
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Go to the druggist and get oil of
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Eat all you need (including some candy,
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Don’t bother about going through
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come slender without so much work,
worry and self-denial?—Adv.
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