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The First National Bank
of Birmingham, Ala.
Statement November 1, 1918
RESOURCES.
Loans and Discounts.|14,0»o,o33.0S
Overdrafts .» „ 2,ioJ.o3
U. S. Bonds (Par). l.aOu.000.00
U. S. Treasury Certificates 4,384,000.00 |
Liberty Loan Bonds. 3,822,4o0.00 I
State of Alabama Bonds.. 12i.000.00
Stock in Federal Reserve AA AAA A J
Bank.
Other Stocks and Bonds.. 1,12a,(-1.47
Banking House . 360.0U0.00
Other Real Fstaie . 41,534.90
Customers’ Liability Ac
count of Letters of Credit 1,200.00
Cask.
In Vault ....$1,136,191.33
With Banks. 4,ih6,460.40
With U. S. Tr. 7(.,000.00
With Federal
Reserve
Bank ..... 2,063,034.30 ? ^ 686 0J
J32.S20,
LIAllIUTIES.
Capital Stock .5 1.000,
Surplus and Profits .1,500,
Reserved for Taxes . 40,
Circulation . 1.400,
Bills Payable . l,t>00,
Customers’ Letters of
Credit.
Deposits.
Individual ..510,213,071.72
Bank . 2,720.601.17
U. S. 125.000.00
federal Re
serve Bk,
Atlanta,
fiscal Agt. 4,601,500.00
895.01
000.00
632.12
OOO.UU
000.00
,000.00
1,200.00
26,670,162.89
$32,820,895 01
Every sani
tary precau
tion is taken
in assorting,
washing and
ironing your
laundry.
Democratic Committee
Will Meet Here Today
Chairman and Secretary Will Be
Elected and Committee Or
ganized
For the purpose of organizing and to
attend to such other matters as may come
before it, the state democratic executive
committee elected at the August primal y
will meet at the Tutwiler hotel at noon
today. It is not believed that any mat
ters of great importance other than the
election of a chairman and secretary will
come up for consideration at this time.
J. Kelly Dixon of Talladega, chair
man of the old committee since last
May, and W. D. Nesbitt of Birming
ham' are the only members whose names
have been mentioned in connection with
the chairmanship, and it is probable that
one of these will be elected.
Ira Champion of Montgomery and
Claude Estes of Birmingham, whose
father, George H. Estes, was secretary
of the old committee at the time of his
death recently, have been mentioned in
connection with the secretaryship.
GOULSBY HELD FOR
FAILURE TO REGISTER
J. A. Goulsbt was arrested yesterday i
by special agents of the department of
justice, assisted by members of the
American Protective league, charged
w ith failing to register. Goulsby is said
to be about 35 years of age and lived
at Mulga, where he was employed by
the Tennessee Coal, Iron and' Railroad
company.
When-approached by the government
men the man wanted to know what they
wanted with him, and when informed
that he was wanted for failure to reg
ister under the selective service act,
he told them he would not go and they
would have to take him. The officers
assured him they had exactly what it
took to take him and he told them
he had a letter signed by President
Wilson telling him not to vote up at
his house. They then went to his home
and he -was unable to find the letter,
but he said it was a circular letter and
was mailed in Ensley. After talking
to the man for a while they brought
him to town and placed him In the
county jail, where he is being held.
Passenger Traffic Resumed
Across Atlantic Ocean
Local railroad people have been ad
vised that passenger travel across the
Atlantic has been resumed and that all
persons, equipped with ptoper pass
ports, may now be accommodated on the
ocean liners up to the capacity of the
vessels available for that kind of serv
ice.
Accompanying a letter from the
Cunard Steamship company advising
him of the resumption of passenger
business received by Hugh P. Lattimer,
United States railroad ticket agent in
this city, yesterday was a letter con
gratulating the President and the coun
try on the successful conclusion of
the war and the signing of the armi
stice by Germany.
Greeks and Italians
Becoming Naturalized
A large number of local Greeks and
Italians are taking out their naturaliza
tion papers and during the past f»w
days practically the entire time of one
person in the office or Charles J. Al
lison, clerk of the federal court, is re
quired for this work atone. Although
there has not been the rush that there
•was several days prior to the signing
of the armistice, there has been an
average of 10 or 12 a day to take out
papers.
MEERS AND HORST
SENT TO OGLETHORPE
Fritz Henry Carl MeerS, who has been
held in the county jail as an enemy
alien, and Arnold Adolph Horst, arrest
ed several months ago charged with
being a German spy, will be taken to
Fort Oglethorpe this morning by Dep
uty Marshal W. E. Garner, where they
will be placed In the Internment camp
there as ordered by the Attorney Gen
eral.
Marriage Licenses
The following marriage license was the
only one issued in the probate office yes
terday :
J. A. Tant to Mrs. Estell Tant.
For Your Boy
and
My Boy
Peerless
Quartet
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pH
HIM MEETS
TEST OF AMERICAN
CITIZENSHIP IN
WAR WORK DM
Oversubscription of 75 Per
Cent of Quota Gives State
Sixth Place Among
States of Nation
WORKERS OVERCOME
HANDICAP OF FLOODS
AND DEADLY EPIDEMIC
Opposition to Men of Seven War
Camp Agencies Disappears—Jew
ish Contributors Vote
“Straight Ticket” to a Man
Alabama’s performance in raising 75
per cent above this state’s quota for
the united war work campaign ap
pears all the more remarkable since
the final figures came in from the
wealthy and populous east and opu
lent -west.
Alabama originally was asked for
$767,250. Later, when it became evi
dent that $170,500,000 would not o©
sufficient for the needs of the seven
war camp agencies united for this
campaign, a 50 per cent oversubscrip
tion was asked. To this appeal Ala
bama responded with $1,347,380.
“The campaign in Alabama is still
more remarkable when we realize the j
chain of circumstances with which our ;
workers had to contend,” said Carson ;
Adams, chairman of the state execu
tive committee, in reviewing the drive ,
Thursday morning.
“One of our handicaps was the re
cent floods in the river valley sections
of the state where there was great loss
of property, principally crops, which
necessarily decreased the amount of
the contributions to be expected of
those that suffered.
WORKERS STRICKEN
“Influenza has been a serious 'ob
stacle Many of our workers, includ
ing number of the county chairmen,
were stricken with the illness during
the campaign. The epidemic seriously
interfered 0 with the inspirational
meetings that had been planned and
is still so severe in some parts of
the state that we have never yet been
able to hold a single meeting at a
number of important centers.
“Then came the worst obstacle of all |
—the thought that there would be no
further need for work of this kind. It
was natural for this thought to come
to the people with the signing of the
armistice and that it should spread
rapidly. In the cities where a large
part of the population is accustomed to
reading the daily newspapers and to ;
changing its point of view on more
complete information, it was soon real
ized that this thought was erronous
and that the cessation of hostilities
would greatly increase, instead of
diminish, the needs of*our soldiers and
sailors if they are to be held to high
standards of morality to which they
have been brought through these
seven agencies. This was not true t.«
so great an extent in the rural sec
tions where information travels more
slowly, the result being that the peo
ple our cities, such as Mobile, |
Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa,
Selma, Albany and Decatur oversub
scribed their quotas while some of the 1
rural counties fell short. '
“The oversubscription in the cities, j
however, offset the deficits in the rural
counties to such an extent that Alabama
as a whole Is on record with a subscrib
tion of 75 per cent in excess of her
quota and ranks sixth among the states
of the nation In percentage of oversub
scription; being far in the lead in this
respect over any other of the states in
the southeastern military department.
“Alabamians can justifiably point with
pride to the dfeord their people have
made in this war abroad, on the high
seas and here at home. They have shown
their appreciation of the worth of the
167th infantry and its history making
heroism with the Rainbow division in
France and of her naval heroes, who, like
Ingram of Pratt City, added lustre to
the records of American seamanship.’’
OPPOSITION TO MERGER
Opposition to the merger of the seven
war camp agencies, Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C.
A., K. of C., Jewish Welfare Boa^
War Camp Community service, Amen*
can Library association and the .Salva
tion Army, disappeared in Alabama as
the campaign progressed and very few
persons designated their gifts for the
exclusive use of any one of these or
ganizations. There is no record at state
headquarters showing that any Jewish
contributor, for instance, stipulated that
his or her contribution should be de
voted to the uses of the Jewish Welfare
board.
Chairman Adams and State Campaign
Director W. S. Stallings, expressed pride
for Alabama in the manner with which
the people of this state met the supreme
test of genuine Americanism and they
give the praise for the results achieved
to the workers in the various district
and county organizations. The allied
armies of Birmingham and Jefferson
county did the usual and expected thing.
The county’s quota was $169,565 and its
subscription was $435,000.
Dr. W. B^ Holmes, who returned from
France for the drive, has written for
his passports and will go back to the
boys. Dr. J. C. Broomfield, who greatly
assisted in the campaign, has returned
to West Virginia. Major Nusbaum and
Private Mason have returned to their
Red Cross work. Their labors in the
campaign were immensely valuable.
Borden Burr, after his return from a
tour of a service with the Y. M. C. A.
in France, gave almost his entire time
to the campaign and made more than
45 speeches in different parts of the state
with telling effect.
i Dr. Holmes, though stricken with the
I Spanish influenza, in the midst of the
campaign, insisted upon leaving the hos
pital against the advice of his physi
cian and resuming the work for the
cause as soon as he was physically able
to do so. Dr. Holmes received a tele
gram Thursday saying that his son, Hen
ry Grady Holmes, who was severely
wounded while serving as a member of
the 167th infantry, has been returned to i
this country and is now in a military
hospital on Ellis Island.
Verdict of Manslaughter
Assistant Coroner John R. T. Rives
has rendered a verdict of manslaugh
ter in the case of Minnie Cobb, who
shot and killed her husband, Wash
Cobb. November 15. __
BATTLE OF SOCKS
Attention! Carry Needles!
Seize Wool! forward, Knit,
Knit, Knit, Knit. Knit, Knit,
Knit, Knit, Knit, Knit, Knit.
“The Battle of the Socks”
won hv December 1? Not un
less YOU join the ranks.
HURRY! HURRY!
' -
mcmfrtr.si
Pastor Urges Everybody To
Observe Thanksgiving By
Assembling in the Churches
To the Editor of The Afe-HmMi
I am jflad to know that the Civic
HNsocintton is promoting m great
community thanksgiving, as an
nounced in your columns this morn
ing, and I feel sure that the e©-,
operation . of all the churches will!
be given In this glad expression of
the mighty throb of joy that Alls
the heart of our great, patriotic
and splendid community; but while
commending this timely enterprise
unreservedly, I trust that a note of
emphasis upon the chief purpose of
Thanksgiving Day and especially of
this particular Thanksgiving Day,
will not be out of place.
Our people of eVery name (ns far
as my observation has gone) have
not in the past kept the day in a
profound and general spirit of deep
thankfulness to Almighty God for
his merciful goodness, and num
berless blessings vouchsafed to us
individually nno as n nation—“as
sembling ourselves in our various
houses of worship to oA'er up onr
loving gratitude. praise and
thanks,*9 and to reconsecrate our
selves to His service.
There is not room enough in all
of the houses of public worship for
white people of every form of re
ligion in our infdst to accommodate
WILL BE OBSERVED
Junior Four-Minute Men to
Be on Programme—All
Schools to Adjourn
For Celebration
Thanksgiving day will be observed by
the Birmingham public schools with ap
propriate exercises on Wednesday after
noon according to a bulletin issued to
principals and teachers by Dr. J. H.
Phillips, superintendent of the schools.
At’ the conclusion of the exercises
school will adjourn until Friday morn
ing when classes will be resumed. These
instructions were issued by the board
of education in accordance with Presi
dent Wilson’s proclamation designating
Thursday, November 28, as a day of na
tional thanksgiving.
Arrangements will be made for an ex
change of junior four-minute speakers
among the various schools and accord
ing to the order the programme on this
occasion should he such as to “kindlo
genuine joy and gratitude to (Jod in the
heart of every child.”
The order in part is as follows:
“Please emphasize the importance of
the annual Thanksgiving contributions of
the schools. These contributions will bo
distributed, as usual, by the board for
the benefit of our local charity institu
tions. Our local charities must not be
neglected in our worthy zeal to help the
poor and the distressed across the sea.”
Attention is also called to the observ
ance of Britain's Day, and the schools
asked to hold appropriate exercises Fri
day afternoon, December G, as the gen
eral observance fails on Saturday.
Principals are requested to reorganize
the corps of junior four-minute speakers
in the high school and In the three high
er grades of the elementary schools.
The war activities that are to be empha
sized during December will be “Red Cross
Membership,” “Junior Red Cross Work,”
and “War Savings Certificates.”
NOTED PRESBYTERIAN
DIVINE WILL PREACH
HERE SUNDAY NIGHT
Dr. W. W. Moore of Richmond to In
stall Dr. MacSporran as Pastor
of First Church
Dr. W. W. Moore, president of Union
Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va.,
and one of the moat noted Presbyterian
divines in the entire country, being a
man of splendid personal appearance
and magnetism, as well as a noted theo
logian, will officiate on Sunday night at
the First Presbyterian church upon the
installation of Dr. J. A. MacSporran, the
pastor of that church, who has recently
taken up his work here.
Dr. Moore will, aside from presiding
at the service, preach the sermon. He
will be assisted by Rev. A. Grady Harris
of Camp Sheridan, pastor of the Sec
ond Presbyterian church, who is now a
chaplain in the army. He will charge
the congregation. Rev. J. W. Hick
man of the Vine Street Presbyterian
church, will charge the pastor, while E.
D. H. Spiva will act as elder, complet
ing the commission.
The Vine street and Second Presby
terian churches wTill omit their usual
Sunday evening services in order that
thov may worship with the First Pres
byterian congregation on this occasion.
It is unde rstood that other Presbyterian
congregations will do likewise.
While In the city Dr. Moore will bo
the guest of Judge John H. Miller.
NO ACTION TAKEN
REGARDING STREET
CAR SITUATION
Skip-Stop System to Be Abolished, is
Belief, Following Removal of
Fuel Restrictions
Anticipated developments in the street
car service situation did not materialize
yesterday, thougn it was understood that
the commissioa would entertain an ordi
nance on Tuesday, next, when the com
mission meets in regular session, to abol
ish the skip-stop system recently in
stalled. This action will be taken in
view of the removal of the restriction,
upon fuel and lighting by the war board.
This action will follow a like action
taken by all of the principal cities in
the country, following the announcement
by the war board of the removal of
former restrictions to save fuel. The
further fact is pointed out that no coal
was saved in Birmingham by this meas
ure, as water power is used to make
the electricity consumed in Birmingham.
The Street Railway company has noti
fied the city commission that better ser
vice would be iaaugurated on the Rugby
Highlands line, following the request
sent by the commission.
A Jenkins Com
fortable Franklin
Costs no more than an or
dinary "curbstone" taxicab,
so why not call Jenkins and
ride the best way
At your service any hour.
Jenkins
Cab and Auto Co.
PHONB 1373
20 per cent of the white population
of our city. If that be the cone (and
I am certnln that It ls> if we are to
keep tbla Thanknuivlng Day In a
manner that doea not dtnhonor God,
and In any way worthy of the com
munity. every house of worahlp in
the city will be crowded to the
doors next Thursday morning:- By
all means, let ua have splendid
service planned by tne Civic asso
ciation. but let us not allow this
holy day to be neglected as in the
past.
Why cannot the ctty fathers de
clare Thanksgiving Day n day of
cessation of business dedicated to
God In recognition of His mar
velous goodness' and manifest
blessings to tis f Let us nil as
semble In our churches next Thurs
day and make a thanksgiving in
some mensqre Worthy of the great
occasion, and In keeping the dny
let us not forget to remember each
other as members of the frreat fam
ily of our common Father, and
thereby be drawn more closely to
gether, remembering that “we nil
be brethren**—Christian* of every
name, Jews and Gentiles, and those
that are not numbered In any ramps
for certainly Thanksgiving Day—
especially this Thanksgiving Dny— J
is n holy day for all of our people.
“Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet*
be with us yet, lest we forget.**
WILLOUGHBY' N. CLAYBROOK,
Hector St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.
Birmingham. November 21, 1918,
MOTOR TRUCK ROUTE
AND BIRMINGHAM
Line Will Be Put in Opera
tion as Soon as Competent
Drivers Are Secured.
To Establish Others
The plan to connect Gadsden and
Birmingham by motor truck mail route
has been adopted by the government
and will be put iij operation as soon aa
competent drivers, can be secured for
the route, according to a statement
made last night by Bradley E. Strope,
motor truck route agent, representing
James I. Blakesley, fourth assistant
postmaster general. Mr. Strojj# states
the government wants men of recog
nized mechanical ability. Two drivers
will be employed on these routes, each
one working every other day. The
Gadsden route will be connected with
Borne, also.
Mr. Strope states these routes, the
object of which is to bring the con
sumer and retailer in the city in direct
communication with the producer, have
been established in every state east
of the Mississippi and in the west, and
would have been in many more states
by this time but for the interference
by the \yar with the obtaining of
trucks for this purpose. It is the plan
of the government to eventually con
nect Birmingham with Atlanta. Chatta
nooga, Knoxville, and Mobile, via
Montgomery. Any farmer will be per
mitted to stop the drivers of any of
these trucks anywhere on the route
and mail letters or parcel post pack
ages. By this plan produce can be re
ceived in Birmingham from any place
on the route in four hours or lc;*.s
after it has been delivered to the
driver. A large trunk line truck of
a ton and a half capacity will be used
on the route out of Brimingham.
L. G. Jenkins, traveling mechanician,
rural motor truck service, is in
Birmingham to give instructions to
prospective drivers about the care and
operation of the trucks. Mr. Strope,
also, will gladly furnish any informa
tion he can about the service during
his sojourn here. He states that it is
due to the untiring efforts of Birming
ham's postmaster, ft. B. Smyer, that it
was decided to connect Birmingham
and the cities named by motor truck
mail routes.
Stolen Goods Being
Rounded Up Here
Runs Into Thousands
i _
Inspector Moore of the Secret Service
Law Division Compliments
Police and Detectives
Several weeks ago the theft of goods
ranging in variety from those handled
in a small retail drug store to a whole
sale dry goods store, and the value of
which ran into the thousands, was un
covered by the local detectives.
These goods were being stolen from the
cars of various railroad companies lead
ing into Birmingham. Several arresta
J have been made in connection with the
thefts and hundreds of dollars'worth of
goods have been recovered at various
times.
Yesterday afternoon Detectives Pitt
man and Burgo. with R. H. Moore ot
the United States railroad administra
tion, recovered from the stofe qf Joe
Rosentturg, a merchant of Bessemer, 21(5
pairs of shoes, eight dozen pairs of over
alls. six dozen suits of underwear and
‘ 13 bolts of cotton flannel, valued at ap
. proximaiely $11)00, besides smaller quan
tities of goods found at other places in
Bessemer. They also returned $220 worth
of cigars and cigarettes to the C. C.
Snider Cigar & Tobacco Co., and $1060
worth of Portiha cigars to VV. C. Patter
son, claim agent of the Seaboard. The
officers still have a large quantity of
unidentified goods on hand, It Is report
ed. Inspector Moore of the secret serv
ice law division and property protec
tion section arrived a few days, ago to
take part in the “rounding up,” and stat
ed last night that too much could not
be said in praise of the police and de
tective departments in their work and
co -operation shown since he has been
here.
Raymond M. Hudson, attorney for the
property protection section of the rail
road administration, will arrive this aft
ernoon, it is said, to prosecute all al
leged thieves concerned.
Packing House Market
No. 3 Is Located at 1727
Third Ave. Instead of 1927
In yesterday's .\ge-Herald appeared the
advertisement of Packing House Market
No 3, which contained many cut-price
offers to boarding housekeepers, hotels
and cafes. Unfortunately a typographi
cal error made the address read 1927
Third avenue, w: en it should have been
1727 Third avenue.
This firm is establishing a chain of
cut-price markets, now having two in
Ensley and the one at the above ad
dress in the downto-vn district. Others
will soon be established in the central
cart of the city, and the proprietors of
:hia chain of markets promise one of the
nerriest cut-rate campaigns staged In
Birmingham in many a day. The ad
vertisement reappears this morning with
the same prices.
SHORT 19,1 BB TONS
FOR LAST WEEK
Influenza and Peace Cele
brations Blamed for De
crease in Output by Pro
duction Manager
Peace celebrations and Influenza com
bined to keep down coal production in 1
the Birmingham district last week, the I
output being 329,190 tons, a decrease of
19,116 tons, compared with the 348,306
tons mined the week before.
The influenza epidemic, which it was
believed a week or 10 days ago had sub
sided, broke out again at several of
the mines during the past week, and
caused a considerable curtailment in the
output. During the present week it has
grown worse at some places, which fact
will keep the tonnage down for several
days yet.
'While iafluenza has been reported
at a great many of the mines during
the past few days we have not been
called on for help,” said Judge If. C.
Selheimer, manager of production, yes
terday, "and we are hoping that condi
tions will rapidly iirt prove.”
“Alabama coal interests are likely to
permanently lose a good part of the trade
they controlled prior to the war unless
some means of increasing (he output is
found,” said Judge Selheimer. "When
the fuel administration created the zone
system last spring it took away a con- j
siderable part of the territory heretofore
supplied nv this district and placed it in j
other zones. Tennessee and Kentucky !
mines were permitted to ship to the Ten- ;
nessee valley towns, and Illinois and ;
western Kentucky to the Mississippi val
ley. Birmingham mines have been un
able even to supply the demands of the
restricted territory and will not be able
to do so again until tho production here
is considerably increased.
“There is plenty of soft coal In the
United States, but not in the Birming
ham district, ahd I fear we are going
to see a good proportion of our trade
permanently lost unless wo exert greater
efforts in the near future to take care
of it.
"With the loss of this trade not only
will the operators suffer a curtailment
of business, hut nuiny of the miners
will be out of employment. In order
to keep our miner going full time when
peace conditions are here again there
must be a demand for their product. With
the mines of other districts supplying
the trade that is rightfully Birmingham’s
there will be less business for the oper
ators and less work for the miners.
“Now that the war Is over we have
got to look to the future interest of Bir
mingham; to see that she holds not. only
her- pre-war territory, but reaches out
for new trade. To do this we have got
to be in position to supply the needs of
that trade territory. Coal is one of
our principal products and the people
of the southeast and the gulf states
will take it if we have it to sell. If we
have not got it they will get it else
where. It is strictly a business propo
sition and must bn treated as such. The ;
operators and the miners are equally in
terested; the operator in selling his coal ■
and the miner in keeping his Job.”
Postmaster Smyer Asks
Consideration of Public
In Mailing Packages
Postmaster R. B. Smyer is calling on
the public to co-operute with the local
postoffice in preparing and mailing
Christmas parcels and calls their atten
tion to the following suggestions which
should be observed:
“Fully prepay postage on all parcels.
Address parcels fully and plainly. Place
name of sender on all matter. Pack ar
ticles carefully; wrap them securetj* but
do not seal them,eas sealed parcels are
subject to postage at letter rate. Mail
parcels early. Insure valuable parcels.
“Inscriptions on parcels may be made
such a#: 'Do not open until Christmas,’
‘Merry Christmas,’ ‘Happy New Year,’
‘With best wishes,’ etc.
“Books may bear dedicatory inscrip
tions not of a personal nature.
“Communications prepaid at first-class
rate may be sent with parcels if placed
in envelopes securely attached to the
outside of parcels.
CHRISTMAS*' CARTONS
DISTRIBUTED BY RED
CROSS COMMITTEE
Time Limit for Overseas Packages is
Nearing Close and Early Return
of Cartons is Urged
Many,Christmas cartons are being dis
tributed by the committee of the Red
Cross dn charge of this work arid a good
number are being returned for shipment
daily.
Persons who have just received their
foreign labels can secure the carton by
applying to Christmas parcel headquar
ters, 2008 First avenue and presenting
foredgn label. Instructions will be fur
nished with the box and must be fol
lowed. After the boxes are packed they
must returned to headquarters for
inspection and the committee will pre
pare them for mailing.
Postage in the amount of 36 cents
should accompany the parcel but should
r.ot be placed on the box and neither
should the foreign label. Packages will
be received for shipment until November
30, no parcel being received after that
date. Mrs. Gaston Torrence, chairman
of this committee urges everyone to
return their parcels to headquarters at
the earliest time possible so as to avoid
the rush and congestion at the last
minute.
Skin
Comfort
ForOurBoys
Found In
Cuticura
Tlie Soap to Geanse and Purify
the Ointment to Soothe and Heal
These fragrant, super
creamy emollients soothe
and heal eczemas and
rashes, stop itching, clear
the skin of pimples, the
scalp of dandruff and the
handsof chaps and sores.
For cuts, wounds,
bruises, bites and
stings of insects,
sunburn or wind
bum they are most
effective.
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LIBERTY BOND SUBSCRIBERS
An installment of 20 per cent on your subscription is now due and
payable. Prompt attention to this will greatly help us in handling
these subscriptions in behalf of the government.
American Trust & Savings bank
MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
located at Birmingham, Ala.
G. L. LEMON AND COMPANY
PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS
1702 American Trim Bldg._Phone M. 1024_Birmingham. Ala.
“pay cash
and
pay less”
to Blach’s for
sweaters
$2 to $12
Coat sweaters of every cut
and color—jerseys galore
—army and navy slip
overs, helmets, etc.
greater variety
- greater values
at
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Meeting of North Alabama
Deanery Proves of Great
Interest
At tho semi-annual conference of the
senior clergy of the Cathodic church of
the north Alabama deanery, held at
St. Paul's rectory Wednesday, the fol
lowing were present: The Very Rev.
Dean James K. Coyle, St. Paul's church;
the Rev. Father Dennis, St. Vincent's hos
pital; the Rev. Father Cancpa, St.
Mark’s; tho Rev. Father Reiphmeyer,
Our Lady Immaculate; tho Rev. Father
O'Kelly, Our Lady of Sorrows; the
Rev. Father Lugousky, St. Stanislaus;
the Rev. Father Carroll, Blessed Sacra
ment; the Itov. Father fa'chmlrftner, St.
James, Gadsden; and the Rev. Father
Lari, Sacred Heart, Anniston. Dean
Coyle opened the conference with prayer
and presided.
Father Relchmeyer read a paper on the
Gospel of St. Mark, establishing the fact
that Mark was really the author of the
book attributed to him.
Father Lugousky contributed a brief
but forceful treatise on the Catholic sac
rament of matrimony. He spoke in
Latin.
Father Carroll, in a brochure on "Moral
Theology,'' discussed church censures,
and drew distinctions between excom
munication, suspension and interdict.
■Fire changes brought with church legis
lation by the new cannon law was clear
ly set forth.
Father Downs submitted an illuminat
ing paper on “Altars and Church Fur
nishings.”
Fathers Schmldtner and Earl made
short talks. The conference is said to
have been one of the most Interesting
yet held.
GRAND JURY INDICTS
FIVE FOR MURDER
Louis Meadows, Julius Browning,
Morris Youngblood, Emma Irene Childs
and Emma Griffin have been indicted
by the grand jury for murder In the
first degree; Preston Johnson and
Claude Woodruff for highway robbery
and Dodson Jones for grand larceny.
These and all other capital cases havo
beer, set for the week beginning De
cember 2.
PERSONAr
United States Marshal H. A. Skeggs
has returned from a business trip to
Cullman, Albany and other cities.
A CARD OF THANKS
Tho army air service recruiting de
tachment, which has been stationed
in Birmingham for the past three
weeks, wishes to extend to the mer
chants, comoratlons, business men, cit
izens and others in the city who have
given their services and co-operation,
supplies and money for the success
of the campaign which we have Just
had and which has given phenomena!
results. Its hearty thanks. We cannot
sec everyone In the city who has been
Instrumental In our success, anil take
the newspapers of Birmingham as a
medium of expressing the appreciation
of the army air service trade test
board, the army of the United States
and the United States government.
We are leaving the city for our head
quarters with regret that our stay was
so short, but with the warmest of
feeling for each Individual In your
prosperous southern city. We hope
that Birmingham will have a great
future and will become one of Amer
• lea's leading cities, wblch it so richly
deserves to be.
THE ARMY AIR SERVICE TRADE
TE8T BOARD, Per Corp. John C.
Randle, Publicity Manager.
REVISION Of LAWS
Attorney H. U. Sims Tells
Realtors of Laws Relating
to Real Property
I A feature of the real estate luncheon
at the Southern club yesterday was a
j talk by H. U. Sims, the well known at
i torney and property owner, who de
! dared that Alabama's laws relating: to
| real property wero so indefinite and
; loose In their nature that it required
a decision by the supreme court in al
| most every iftntance to settle realty cases.
He suggested that the realtors and
the lawyers po before the next legisla
ture and ask that a real property custo
dian be appointed to revise and codify
real estate laws during the next four
years. “If your exchange and our asso
ciation of lawyers can succeed in put
ting this over, we will leave a lasting
monument to ourselves and merit the
gratitude of Alabama citizens for many
years to come.'* be said.
The legislative committee of the real
tors will spend the next si* weeks pre
paring a programme of revision which
they hope to have enacted when the
solons from all over the state gather in
Montgomery in January.* Others who
spoke besides Mr. Sims were A. Al.
Throckmorton, T. II. Moiton and A. C.
Montgomery. In the absence of Presi
dent Butler, Vlce-Ppresident H. K. Mil
ner presided.
Men’s Class of the First
Methodist Church Will
Have Thanksgiving Service
The men’s class of the First Methodist
church will hold a special thanksgiv
ing service next SundAy morning In the
church auditorium. The programme w}U
Include a solo by J. D. McGill and other
good music. The regular teacher is
Judge Tiugh A. I.ocke.
All men, especially former members
and attendants, are asked to meet with
the class at on Sunday morning.
J--““"■“‘S
We held the
price down to
—5c—
Chero-Cola, Buffalo Rock
and the other 5c bottle
drinks are the same old price
at
ATTERSON’S
Founts!
Lunch, drink and smoke at
Patterson’s. Six pretty, con
j veniently located stores.
W. G. Patterson Cigar Co.
Six Convenient Storer

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