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Will Provide Revenues Ar
gregating $6,000,000,000 i
for 1919 and $4,000,000- !
000 in 1920.
Washington, November 21.1
A detailed plan for revising j
the pending war revenue billj
so as to impose taxes and pro- j
vide revenues aggregating |
about $6,000,000,000 next year {
and $4,000,000,000 in 1920, in
line with Secretary McAdoo’s
recommendations, was sub
mitted today to the Senate
finance committee by Chair
man Simmons.
A decision on the plan was deferred,
but a vote may be reached tomorrow.
Republican members vigorously opposed
the proposal to establish 1920 tax rates
in the measure, but Chairman Simmons
said they were advised that if they ob
struct passage of the bill with the ma
jority's plan to provide 1920 taxation, a
straight levy of 80 per cent on war prof
its, to furnish the government necessary
revenues, will be put through.
Senator Simmons’ plan to reduce the
bill to $6,000,000,000 for 1919 proposes re
tention of the Hous^ rates on incomes
and war excess profits, except the 6 per
cent differential on undistributed cor
poration earnings; elimination of the 20
per cent tax on luxuries and retention
of other special, miscellaneous taxes, but
at rates not to exceed an increase of
one-third over those of the existing law.
For 1920 Senator Simmons’ plan con
templates abolishing the war profits tax,
reduction of individual and corporations
normal income rates from 12- to 8 per cent
and reduction by about one-third in the
excess profits schedule as now proposed
in the revised committee draft. Also
the special miscellaneous taxes would
be continued at the 1919 rates.
Both plans, for 1919 and 1920, as pre
sented by Senator Simmons, were said
to have the approval of the treasury
department and also, generally, of the '
democratic members of the finance com
mittee. Republicans indicated general
satisfaction with the 1919 extension. Sen
ator Simmons and the democratic com
mitteemen are determined upon the 1920
plan because they believe it is unwise
to fix taxes only for 1919 without in
forming the business world of the future
The committee hopes to have the bill
ready soon after the new session of
Congress convenes December 2, but the
republican opposition and other consid
erations, it was generally expected, may
delay its enactment until next January.
In his proposal for reducing the bill
to 16,000,000,000 for 1920, Chairman Sim
mons took into consideration the pros
.pective loss of about $1,000,000,000 as the
result of the operation of the "war
time" prohibition legislation signed to
day by President Wilson. Ilis plan con
templates raising about $3,000,000,000 next
year from the Income and war excess
profits taxes and the remaining $1,000,000,
000 from the other sources in the bill,
but at the reduced rates he suggested.
"The theory upon which the income
and excess profits taxes are differentiat
ed from the excise, special and miscella
neous taxes of the bill," said Mr. Sim
mons in a statement Issued tonight, "is
based on the fact that In the case of
incomes and excess profits the taxes for
the present fiscal year will be levied
upon incomes made during the calendar
year 1918, whereas In the case of the
ether taxes the Increase will apply chiefly
to transactions taking place during the
calendar year 1919, or since the termina
tion of war conditions.”
The proposed reduction of $2,000,06^000
in taxes for 1920, Senator Simmons ex
plained. would be accomplished princi
pally through elimination of the war
profits tax and reduction from 12* to 8
per cent of the vote on the normal in
comes of individuals and corporations; to
gether with reduction of about one-third
in the excess profits rates, The high
surtax rates on individual incomes would
run through 1920.
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Seat Sale Opens
D-Jnoo M ATI NEK, 23c to *1.50,
rntets-NIGHT, 50c fo .0.1
Matinee and Night
Ib the Merry Military LOVE-COMEDY
Matlaee, 50c to IUW
-Micht. aec t« *&eo
Now in the quartermaster corps
and stationed at Camp Johnston. He 1
is a son of L. B. Gist, 711 North Twen
ty-fourth street, Birmingham.
Declares That Whenever j
Public Deals With Public
Utilities in Future, Must
Consider Wages When
Making Rates
Rochester, N. Y., November 21.—‘All!
public employes should have the right ■
to organize unions, to affiliate with j
ordinary existing labor unions and to
strike if necessary,” declared Dr.
Charles A. Beard, director of the New
York bureau of municipal research,
speaking at tonight’s session of the
National Municipal league conference
on reconstruction.
Dr. Beard predicted that governments,
national, state and local, would great
ly extend their functions and predicted
a great increase in the number of pub
lic employes. Speaking of public util
ities in connection with his topic, he
“Whenever the public is dealing with
a public utility in the future it must
think of wages in fixing rates.”
Speaking at this morning’s session,
Dr. Howard Lee McBain, associate pro
fessor of municipal science and ad
ministration at Columbia university,
predicted a continued gradual expansion
of federal power. He believed that a
certain degree of war power should
continue to be vested in the central
government during the transition pe
riod from war to peace, and thought
that some of the war powers of the
central government would be lasting.
He opposed price fixing by the central
government because of the "enormous
practical difficulties.”
While Leading Men in Battle of Cha
teau Thierry, Lieutenant Mathis
is Severely Wounded
Lieut. Allen Mathis, son of Mrs. G.
Mathis of Gadsden, who was wounded
on July 18, in the first drive in the
Chateau Thierry, sector, is now recuper
ating at the Walter Reed hospital in
Mrs. Mathis has just returned from
Washington and is spending a few days
in this city, and states that she hopes
her son will have recovered sufficiently
to be allowed to come home on a fur
lough for the holidays.
Lieutenant Mathis received a prize of
$250 offered by French officers to the
first American who took a Prussian pris
oner. His company gained its objective
during the drive in which he was wound
ed, but only nine were left of the com
pany of 250 men.
Too much cannot be said of the Red
Cross and the Salvation Army, states
Lieutenant Mathis, as these are the or
ganizations which follow the boys to the
trenches. The many friends of Lieuten
ant Mathis will be pleased to leurn of
his proposed visit to Birmingham Christ
Negro Steals Bicycle
And Lands in Jail
Henry Green, a negro, was arrested
by Detectives Richardson and Probst
yesterday afternoon and lodged in the
city jail charged with grand larceny.
It is alleged that the negro stole a
new bicycle that was standing in front
of the First National bank building
yesterday morning, belonging to Willie
Virk, of 1810 Nineteenth avenue, north,
and valued at »45. The negro took tho
wheel to a bicycle shop, on Second
avenue and was trying to sell it for
$5 when overtaken by the officers.
Continuous 1 to XI p. in.
Mllta. 10. ISc: Nlaht* 10. 20. ,10c
4—Other Feature Act*—4
BERT LYTEM In Photoplay
StMt. it P. ni., 15c, 20c, 35c. Nigtlts. 7 loo,
0:15. 25c. 35c, 55c
Exclusive SonfcH—Comedy
comedy of a young adven
turer who is hired by a per
sistent wooer to kidnap a
beautiful girl.
“The Gypsy Trail”
You can’t find a picture
more enjoyable
In Paramount’*
Make-Believe Wife”
T»the News
(ti VOW
Musgrove Formally
In Race For Senate j
Jasper Man Makes Announcement in Columbus
Which Is His First Formal Declaration—Un
derwood Friends Expected to Be Jubilant
Over Chance For Race With Hobson
Backer and Supporter
Columbus, O., November 21 .—At a j
dinner tfiven for delegates attend
ing the world-wide prohibition con
ference now in session here L. B.
Musgrove of llintilnghnni, Ain., nn
nounerd his candidacy in 1!120 low
the uomluntloii for United Staten j
senator from Alabama. opposing: i
Senator Oscar W. Underwood.
Mr. husicrovo is chairman of the
ratification committee of the Anti
Saloon League of America and an
active prohibition worker.
While there lias recently,
been much talk in Alabama re
garding the possible candi
dacy of L. Breckenridge Mus
grove for the senator ship
against Senator Underwood,
his declaration reported from
Columbus last night is the first
time he lias made the definite
statement that he would run.
Mr. Musgrove long since acquired a
reputation in Alabama for flirting with
various offices, but when the time came j
for a definite declaration he has al
ways been shy.
If his announcement of last night now I
commits him to make, the race it will
bring up a unique situation in the state •
and the prohibition leader has prob
ably not made his declaration without
seme kind of understanding with the
dry leaders of his home state.
The first effect of his declaration will
be the probable elimination of Borden
Burr, who is also close to the throne
of dry leadership. Mr. Burr, however,
is only a few months from the battle- j
j fields of France, where he spent several j
weeks as a V. M. C. A. worker, and !
the well known Birmlhgham lawyer may 1
feel that he is now so close to the sol- j
dier boys that there will be other issues
in 1920 besides prohibition.
Mr. Burr has never had entirely healed
the wound caused when E. D. Smith of
Birmingham defeated him so decisively !
for national committeeman from Alabama j
and it has been understood for sometime j
that he was thirsting for revenge and i
would try to get it at the first oppor- j
tunity. It will be an unexpected situa- j
tion if he is forced to make a race j
against the well known Jasper bachelor j
who as chairman of the ratification com- |
m it tee of the national Anti-Saloon league
will go Into the race with the national
prestige of this organization behind him.
Mr. Musgrove only a few days ago In
Birmingham gave out a statement in
which it was strongly intimated that he
would run lor the Senate, but it will
be recalled that there was a time re
cehtly -yjrhen he gave out a similar inti
Second Session War
Congress Came to End
Late Yesterday
(Continued from Page One)
tire election of Truman H. Newberry,
republican, as senator from Michigan.
Except the war revenue bill little busi
ness was left unfinished by Congress,
which turned now, for the new session,
from the problems of war to those of
peace and reconstruction. During the 10
day period before the new session opens
the Senate finance committee will en
deavor to complete revision of the reve
nue measure, while House committees
work on the mass of appropriation bills
to come before the next session, which
expires bv limitation next March 3.
Because of the press of appropriation
and reconstruction legislation to come
before the final session, Representative
Kitchin, .the democratic leader, warned
the House today that the usual Christ
mas holidays will be curtailed to ’‘a few
For length, bulk of appropriations for
the war and the number and importance
of legislative measures passed, the ses
sion which closed today was regarded by
leaders as unprecedented. At this ses
i sion war was declared on Austria-Hun
j gary and the members also saw the vic
torious end of all hostilities.
Appropriations passed aggregate $36,
298.000,000, making the total for this Con
gress more than 155,000,000,000. of which
$19,412,000,000 was appropriated at the first
—an extra session—at which war was de
clared on Germany.
Legislation passed included bills au
thorizing billions of Liberty Bonds; crea
tion of the war finance corporation; gov
ernment control of telegraphs, telephone
and cable; executive reorganization of
government agencies, and extensions of
the espionage net and army draft law by
which men between 18 and 4.1 years of
age were required to register.
President Wilson addressed Congress
several times during the session. The
first speech was on January 8, when ho
outlined his 14 peace principles. On May
27 he asked for immediate work on tire
war revenue bill, and on November 11
read the terms of the armistice.
Prohibition and woman suffrage fur
-nished sharp controversies through the
;ess!on. The war-time "dry" measure
as completed, but after the woman silt
rage constitutional amendment resolu
tion hail been adopted January 10 by I
the House, It was defeated in the Sen
ale by two votes. It is expected to come
up again next month.
W M. Milligan vs. Sloss-Sheffield
company, and Dr. W. F. Black, $25,000
damage claimed. It is alleged that tho
plaintiff, While employed by the first
defendant, paid a monthly fee to th^
said defendant for medical attention
for himself and family; and that on
! October 9, the second defendant, in the
service of the first defendant, admin
istered a dose of poison to a 10-year
old chijd of the plaintiff and the child
died as a result.
J. M. Reynolds vs. Birmingham Rail
way, Right and Power company, $3000
damages claimed*: The plaintiff al
leges that on November 7 his automo
bile was struck by a street car of tho
defendant company on Twelfth avenue
and damaged to that amount.
L* W. Thames vs. Mobile and Ohio
railroad company, $1000 claimed for
alleged damage to household good.*
while in the hands af the defendant.
Jefferson in Lead
Montgomery, November, 21.— (Spe
cial.)—Jefferson county Thursday took
the lead In the amount of money sent
to the state treasury. The tax col
lector of the county sent in a check
for $119,096.40. Collections* are fast
coming to the treasurer frbm the sixty
seven counties.
Who formally announces his candi
dacy for the Senate against Under
wood in 1920. j
mation regarding me governorship. Mr.
Musgrove has also announced formally
that the national prohibition amendment
will be ratified next year as soon as
the legislatures can assemble and act |
on the question. If this he true it may
be that the prohibition issue will be
entirely out of the way before the next
race for the Senate comes up in Ala
bama and some new issues would have
to be found.
Not the least Interesting feature of a
race between Underwood and Musgrove
would be the intimacy between Senator
Underwood and Senator Bankhead and
the antagonism of lojig standing between
the Jasper senator and the Jasper coal
operator and Hobson proponent and ex- |
ponent. Senator Bankhead is one of
the recognized great powers in .^labama
and he showed it as recently as Au
gust 13, by the magnificent manner in
which he carried the state for re*-elec
tion. If Senator Bankhead should elect
to assist Senator Underwood in a race
against Musgrove the Jasper bachelor
would ^probably never see daylight.
On the other hand the friends of Sen
ator Underwood have recently said that
they would want nothing better than a
race with Musgrove.
As a matter of fact Mr. Musgrove will
go into the race handicapped from the
start because he is identified witn no
other issue in Alabama or anywhere
else except prohibition. If this ques
tion is disposed of next year and is no
longer an issue it is difficult even for j
his friends to see upon what he would i
base a campaign in 1920.
The news that he is going to get into I
the- race will be received probably with ,
jubilation by Underwood friends and sup* j
porters all over the state.
(Continued from Page One)
jeeture as to why the President saw j
fit at this particular time to take over
the cables. Certainly no one will claim
that he is taking them over as a neces
sity of war. I take it for granted that
when the President leaves these shores
to all intents and purposes the cable
lines will be cut; I take it for granted
that he does not intend that any man
at the peace table shall know
what is being said in the House
of Representatives and on the floor
of this body, and I take it for
granted that we are not to know on this
side what they are doing.
“With George Creel at that end con
trolling all of the messages and informa
tion, and with Albert Burleson at this
end controlling all of the sources of in
formation, it’s very verbiage in fact,
the country may well be warned that it
ma> take at least, with a grain of salt,
whatever is published as to what hap
pens on the other side.”
Senator Sherman said there might be
some necessity for the President going
abroad, but that he could not see it,
and i\dded that no provision is made in
the constitution fur the absence of the
President from the territorial limits ot;
the United States. The White House, he
said, will be moved to Paris, and added:
"We are left to the tender mercies
of a censored cable; passports denied,
cables controlled and Creel sits as im
perial dictator at the source of action.”
Senator Kellogg said there was no war
necessity for taking over the. cable lines
and express agencies as the armistice
had been signed, and added that in his
opinion the action "is part of a plan
to fasten government ownership to tele-^
graph, telephone and cable- lines on
the country.”
(Continued from Page Our I
nounced regarding the composition ot
the American commission to the confer
ence and one hi^h official said today
that nearly everything that has been said
on that subject is only guess work and
that President Wilson himself is the only
person who knows who will be the Amer
ican representatives. It is known, how
ever, that Secretary Lansing will head
the American delegation. It also was
said today upon high authority that the
name of former President Taft, who lias
been mentioned in connection w'itli tlie
commission, eouid he eliminated as a pos
Only a few attaches of the commission
will lie taken from the United States, the
entire personnel numbering' probably not
more than 25 or 30 persons. Great pres
sure is being brought to bear by persons
who wish to attend the conference to be
admitted to the party in one capacity
or another, but word has gone forth from
the White House that the number must
bo restricted . because all needs of the
commission in the way\ of clerical and
even expert help can be met from the
present large staffs of the American em
bassies in Paris and London; General
Bliss' staff and General Pershing’s head
quarters staff.
Clements Released
Montgomery, November, 21.—(Spe
cial.)—J. F. elements. night watchman
at the Bell building, wno killed one
soldier and woiindad another several
days ago In Montgomery, was released
from custody Thursday afternoon by
the court of cotnlnon pleas. He was
charged’ wMh killing Koy Tucker, a
private at Camp Sheridan, ‘who Is al
leged to have started -the difficulty.
On Convoy With First
American Troops Who
Went Overseas to Fight
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Hill |
7432 Underwood avenue, East Hake, *
>2 years old, and four years in the naval
service as gunner; was a member of
the battleship cfew that convoyed the
first American troops across the At
lantic. He is now a first-class petty j
officer on detached shore duty at the j
mercantile marine training school at
Objects to Technicality
Which Might Deprive a
State of Its Repre
Washington, November 21.—(S’pecial.)
Senator Underwood has again demon
strated the fact that he is more the
statesman and less the politician.
When Senator Moses, recently elected
from New Hampshire, was presented
for induction into the Senate, Senator
Pomerene raised the point that as
charges of crookedness had been pre
ferred, the credentials of the new mem
ber should be referred to the committee
on elections and privileges of which he
is chairman, and on which democrats
are in the majority.
The democrats, as a matter of fact,
were preparing to wage a bitter fight
in hope of getting the case in the hands
of the cimmittee from which it would
eventually have been withdrawn, but
only after indefinite delay. Senator Un
derwood then stated very calmly that
irrespective of whatever charges had
been made, Mr. Moses' credentials were
prima facie evidence that he had been
honestly elected—and that a greater prin
ciple was* Involved. He added that the
course desired by Senator Pomefrene
would deprive a sovereign state of rep
resentation in Congress—and that the
seating of the member would not deprive
the committee of the right to investigate
any charges of fraud.
The Senate immediately accepted this
view, and the contention of Senator
Pomerene was withdrawn. Senator
Moses defeated his democratic opponent
by less than 1000 votes.
B. B. Burton’s Father
Dies at Virginia Home
B. B. Burton, president of the Cable
Piano company, has received the sad in
telligence of the death of Ills father,
Charles H. Burton, who passed away
at his home in Richmond, Va, Wednes
day. He was 63 yeirs of age.
The deceased was a prominent eon
tractor and was one of Richmond’s
most esteemed citizens. He was an ac
tive member of the Kpiscopal church
and was also active in Masonic cir
Dr. Casady Is Elected
President of Conference
Rev. T. C. Casaday, pastor of the
First Methodist Protestant church,
West End, was elected president of
the Alabama conference yesterday aft
ernoon. Ira Champion of Birmingham,
who has been secre&ry for a number
of years, was re-elected. W. C. Conner
of Tuscaloosa was elected conference
steward. <
This is the ninetieth session of this
conference. It met yesterday morning
at 10 o'clock at Union church, near
Westover in Shelby county, where
there is a very prosperous church with
much of historic interest. The con
ference is well attended. The busi
ness is progressing well for the first
day. Reports from the field show this
has been a most prosperous year witn
the church
Officer Found Dead
Charlotte, N. C., November 21.—Capt.
7. IT. Bannister of Fort Leavenworth,
Kan., commanding the quarantine camp
at Camp Greene, was found dead in his
I tent early today, having been shot. A
board of ,armv officers was designated
| to investigate the circumstances of the
! tragedy, but no announcement of its
findings had been made public tonight.
Weather Forecast
1 Washington, November 21.—(Forecast.)
Alabama: Local rains and/colder Fri
day, much colder south portion with
heavy frost Friday night if weather
clears; Saturday fair.
Mississippi: Cloudy and colder Friday,
rain in routheast portion, probably freez
ing temperature in north portion and
heavy frost south portion Friday night
if weather clears; Saturday fair.
Tennessee: Cloudy Friday, rain ex
treiff^ north portion; colder west por
tion. .Saturday fair.
Local Data
For the 24 hour* ending at 7 p. n».,
November 21, 1918:
g;l e.toevoriS.tMs e-? ,moDNwrqa-4 n»
Highest temperature .<••••.• 08
Lowest temperature *.
Mean temperature .• ••
Normal temperature . ®2
Excess in temperature since
January 1 .
Rainfall ...._ 4‘J
Total rainfall since January l...o3.fi2
Excess in rainfall since January 1 12 04
Relative humidity, 7 a. m. ...... ^
12 noon ... * • Jj*’
7 p.tm.••••••.
Epidemic of Influenza "
Cost More American ■
Lives Than the War
i ' r
Birmingham’s Total Loss to November 16 Was'
503 or 2.6 Per Thousand—Death Rate in East
ern Cities Much Higher Than
in Birmingham I
Washington, November 21.— (Special.)—According to of
ficial summary of fatalities resulting from the epidemic of in-'
fluenza covering a 10 weeks period, expiring November 16, the!
government declares a death list of 85,759, more numerous than'
that produced by the European war. ,
Deaths in Birmingham from influenza numbered 412, and
from pneumonia 94, a totaiof 506, or 2.6 deaths for every 1000«
For the same period last year deaths
m Birmingham from the two diseases
were only 109. The figures show that
for the first four weeks of the epi
demic Birmingham lost six from influ
enza and 19 from pneumonia. Birming
ham’s pneumonia death rate was prac
tically even throughout the ten weeks
period. Influenza, however, got in its
deadly work in October, the four
weeks reporting deaths as follows:
Fifty-two, 98, 110 and 70. The two
weeks in November recorded 37 and
35 deaths.
Philadelphia’s death rate was 7 per
cent, while Baltimore and Boston fol
lowed in order with 6 per cent. Wash
ington’s rate was 5. ft per cent.
New York had the greatest number
of deaths in one week, 2978.
/Washington, November 21.—(Spe
cial.)—The Alabama delegation is
united in an effort to secure the de
mobilization of Alabama troops within
the borders of Alabama. This will be
stated by members of the delegation
in reply to a telegram today from A.
C. Crowder, president of the liirm.ng
liam Chamber of. Commerce, in which
Special Appeal to Buy Baby
Bonds as Thanksgiving Of
fering—Shriners to Have
Charge November 30
With the recent war work campaign
practically out of the way the women's
division of the war savings committee
are renewing their activities, arid witli
increased vigor will continue an ag
gressive War Savings Stamp campaign
until the end of the year.
At the campaign headquarters, State
Director Mrs. it. F. Johnston and her
corps of able assistants are. planning
many new features for the next few
weeks. Among them will by a special
appeal to the Women to buy the little
government bonds us a Thanksgiving
offering. On November 30 the Shriners
will Lake charge of the downtown
booths for all all day drive, and b,s
Results are expected on this occasion.
At the headquarters, letters are be
ing mailed to every teacher in the
state asking their co-ojperation in the
campaign by the organization of war
savings societies among the children
and tile starting of a Thanksgiving
campaign among them. Many have
responded and report fine progress.
The "womens’ home guards" , will
conduct the booths throughout Decem
ber, and clad in regulation khaki suits
and overcoats will brave the rigors
of the season in the interest of the
war savings campaign. They will do
their best to convince the public that
to buy War Savings Stamps is "the
best investment of money for health
and effort in the world.
Miss Annie Dyncli, chairman of tin;
Business Vv omen's association of the
womens division, is making u special
effort to enlist the business women
„£ Alabama in the campaign and with
that end in view lias sent the follov. -
,ng letter relating to tile work re
quired of them to every section of the
.“Where you have large buildings
suggest that you appoint a chairman
of the building and have her appoint
a subchairman on each floor or of a
curtain number of floors.
"Each girl should have hung in a
conspicuous place the card stating,
"Jan be bought here without money,"
end should have a supply Of blue cards,
to that she may take orders for
"Head both sides of the blue card
carefully. It gives you all the infor
mation you require. The letter ear
lier delivers the stamps and secures
' Take orders. Do not merely uis
Uibutc cards. Mail cards yourseif
atter taking orders. No postage re
quired. See that purchaser signs hi.
own name and address. 13e sure that
every blank space is properly filled in.
"Try to have purchaser order enough
stamps to supply each member of his
family as well as himself.
“See to it that purchaser orders on
tile bottom line a War Savings Cer
tificate or Thrift card for himself and
ior each member of his family for
Nhom he may be ordering stamps, un
less stamps are being ordered to 11.
Impartially filled War Savings certifi
\tes or Thrift Cards. Make personal
reertrd of your sa'es and follow up
purchasers to see that they buy regu
larly. y
"Enlist the service of as many of
your friev.ds as possible to do simi
Tea is becoming more popular every day.
We are all realizing how economical a re
freshment tea is. There are ten times as
many qups as there are in a pound of good
coffee. Have your grocer send you a pack
age of .
“Safe-Tea First”
Satisfaction or your money refunded.
it was stated that all civic organiza
tions of Alabama had united for the
same purpose.
' The war department has not an
nount?ed its plans for demobilization
of the army but it is indicated that
demobilization w'ill bo ordered in the
respective states if such course bo
judged feasible,
Washington, November 21.— (Spe
cial.)—The war department has no of
ficial information of open rupture be
tween white civilians and negro stu
dent-soldiers at Tuskegee, but * from
unofficial and press reports, has or
dered the soldiers removed at once to
Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, where
they will be held until mustered out.
General March stated late this aft
ernoon that he would get in touch
with the situation by telephone and
that if circumstances warranted such
action he would order troops from
Camp McClellan, Anniston, to tjuell
trouble at Tuskegee. v
Washington, November 21.— (Spe
cial.)—The President nominated to
day Idllie C. Hayes of Abbeville, M. M,
Russell of Attalta and Grova Gace of
Dora to be postmasters.
Will Be Part of Organized
National Guard if Plans
Montgomery, November. 21.—(Spe
cial)—Alabama will soon have an avia
tion squadron as a part of the or
ganized United States National Guard
if present plans are carried through.
The first battalion of the United States
guard will be officially mustered into
service .within the next few days, and
immediately thereafter recruiting for
the aviation squadron will start over the
state. Major Virgil V. Evans of Birming
ham is at the head of the movement,
and Tn a feport to Governor4 ilendersca
Thursday revealed that the one bat
talion of infantry authorized by the
governor some days ago had been prac
tically completed and the war depart
ment has been asked for a mustering
As soon as the first battalion is mus
tered into service recruiting will be
gin to complete what will be known as
the First regiment, United Stales
National Guard of Alabama. Under
the national defense^ act of Congress,
1916. the several states are permitted
to organize national guard regiments.
The enlisted personnel will receive pay
and equipment from the war depart
ment and the regiments will be known
as the United States National Guard.
Under this same act it is made possi
ble for the states to organize avia
tion squadrons, which will also be fur
nished and maintained by the federal
Alabama is the first, to take advan
tage of . this opportunity offered by
the federal government. It is the in
tention of Governor Henderson to as
certain whether Alabama can: t>roc.ee1
immediately with the aviation, asvwell
as the infantry branches.
Major Evans has almost completed
one battalion in Birmingham ana will
officially begin work in Decatur next
Tuesday, at which time another com
pany will be formed. Immediately
thereafter he will go to other parts
of the state and begin the recruiting
The new federal guard will be a large
factor in the future armed forces of
this country, and will be considered a
part of the army, as the requirements
are about the same as the array and
the officers will have to pass a strict
examination before being accepted by
the government and the governor.
lar solicitation. A War Savings solici
tor is in truth a woman behind a gun
or a woman in the second line
trenches. The blue post cards are ad
dressed to local postmasters and so
must necessarily be mailed at an of
fice whose carrier service would reach
the buyer of the stamps. jj
“Organize War Savings societies
composed of from ten to twenty-five,
either men or women, or both. Societies
of ten are preferred and each of hte
ten members is sunposed to organize
as many additional societies ivs pos
sible, sending the application blanks
properly filled out to the president ol
your Business Woman’s club or thn
chairman of the Business Women’:
War Savings Stamp committee, who
w’ill in turn send them to the chair
man of business women on the state
“Lets show’ our gratitude and our
appreciation of what our boys have
done by setting aside Thanksgiving a:
a week of special sacrifice, and saying.
Chairman Business Women’s associa
tion. woman’s division,**'"^®? .!Saving>
Stamp. N

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