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RATE PARITY TO PORTS OF SBUTHi Agree Among Selves on Same Rates From Chicago as Base and Will Ask Indorsement According to advices from high of ficials of southern trunk lines, the carriers are endeavoring of their own motion and by their own agreements to maintain the parity of rates from the middle west to gulf and south At lantic ports. This parity has been menaced by declaration of reduced rates on ex ports from the middle west to north ern Atlantic ports. The Birmingham Traffic Bureau took up the matter with heads of southern lines asking their good offices in seeing that any reduced rates to northern Atlantic ports also become applicable to south ern ports. Letter received from A. R. Smith, vice president of the Iyouisville and Nashville, is to the effect that thr carriers have been busy among them selves and have effected an agree ment, Indorsed by the interstate com merce commission, which will make rates from Chicago to northern At lantic and southern ports the same with somewhat lower rates to eastern ports from distances less than Chi cago and proportionate lower'rates to the south where distances are pro portionately less. Public hearings have yet to be held before this plan of the carriers can receive indorsement of the interstate commerce commission. Mr. Smith explains the status in comprehensive letter, in w]*Ach pmong other statements, he makes these; • What we have to do is to com BISHOP-RESIGNS Will Become Secretary-Manager1 Alabama Farm Bureau Federation Auburn. January 12.— (Special.)— Hoy O. Bishop, who has for the last year been specialist in farm organiza tion work for the Alabama extension service, has tendered his resignation to Director L. N. Duncan, effective January 16. Simultaneous announce ment is made by the Alabama Farm Bureau federation that Mr. Bishop will become secretary-manager of this organization, which has head quarters at Montgomery. Along with the announcement that Mr. Bishop will become secretary- ■ manager of the Alabama Farm Hu- ^ renu federation is a statement that among the very first work of this organization to be taken up in a state-wide manner will be the estab lishment of a cotton marketing asso ciation, a hay marketing association, and similar work on other products as soon as conditions will justify. Mr. Bishop will be located in Montgomery. promise all around and what the southern lines have finally obtained is in my judgment a victory for the southern lines, provided we can make the agreement stand following the public hearings which have yet to be held. In other words, this compro mise is so far a matter between the railroads. n '‘What is contemplated is the appli cation from Chicago to New Orleans, Savannah, etc., of the prevailing rates to New York, and the resultant figures will be the maximum from all intermediate points on and west ot the Chica*go-Indianapolis-Clncinnat! line, although from an Important sec tion of this territory the correspond ing rates to New York will be higher than to southern ports. . \ “From points in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana east of the Chicago-Cincin nati-bndianapollfl lines, the rates to the southern ports will be the same is prevailing to New York, but not iess than from Cincinnati. Stated in mother way, and rather roughly: from some points In Michigan and from Indiana and Ohio points east of this line, the rates will be 87 per cent of the Chicago rates; from the balance of Michigan, they will be tin same as to New York.” Charier No. 3185 Kcserve District no. t> REPORT OF CONDITION OF THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK At Birmingham in the State of Alabama, at the Close of Business on December 31st, 1921. RESOURCES 1 a Loans and discount,, including rediscounts (ex cept. those shown in b and c).$19,448,459.42 Total loans ......$19,448,469^42 $19,44^8,459 42 2. Overdrafts, unsecured . 1,98#.09 4. U. S. Government securities ownsd: a Deposited to secure circulation (U. S. bonds par value) .$1,400,000.00 b All other United States Government securities.... 1,861,785.18 Total . 2,761,785.18 !>. ‘Other bonds, stocks, securities, etc.:.. 220.127.116.11 6. Banking house .. 250,000.00 S. lawful reserve with Federal Reserve Bank . .. 1,580,035.63 9. Items with Federal Reserve Bank in process of collection (not avail able as reserve) .:.*. 816,999.35 10. Cash in vault and amount due from national banks.. 2.988,582.83 11. Amount, due from State banks, bankers and trust companies in the United States (other than included In Items 8, 9 or 101. 772,637.52 12. Exchanges for clearing house . . 179,935.82 Total of Items 9, 10. 11, 12 and 13. $4,75 8,155.02 3 4. Checks on banks located outside of city or town of repotting bank and other cash items .*. 184,051.45 3" "ademption fund with U. S. Treasurer and due from U. S. Treasurer 70,000.00 3 . Interest earned not collected .. 58,517.14 Total $30,847,187.86 LIABILITIES 3 7. Capital stock paid in.$ 3 «. Surplus fund ....... 3 9. Undivided profits .$666,062.23 b. Reserved for taxes .t. 84.366.06 — 2u. Circulating notes outstanding.V. ’. Amount due to national banks .^. 2o. amount due to State banks, bankers and trust companies in the T)tfW».t 8«n<l foreign countries (other than included in Items 21 or 22) .... ? t. Certified checks outstanding .. 2 5. Cashier’s checks on own bank outstanding . Total of Items 21, 22. 23, 24 and 25.$2,568,296.70 Demand deposits (other than bank deposits) subject to Reserve (deposits payable within 3 0 days) : 26. Individual deposits subject to check . 27. Certificates of deposit due in less than 30 days (other than for money borrowed) .>*.. 2.3. State, county, or other municipal deposits secured by pledge of assets of this bank . 30. Dividends unpaid . Total of demand deposits (other than bank deposits) subject to Reserve, Items 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.$11,777,346.64 Time deposits subject to Reserve (payable after 30 days, or sub ject to 30 days or more notice, and postal savings) : 84. Other time deposits . 85. Postal sayings deposits . TotaJ of time deposits subject to Reserve. Items 32, 33. 34. and 35 .$10,350,788.00 36. United States deposits (other than postal savings) including War Loan deposit account and deposits of United States disbursing 4'. Interest collected not earned . 1,500.000.00 1.500.000. 00 750,418.29 1.400.000. 00 1,246,177.22 1,256,281.34 20,565.56 45.272.68 11,106,835.19 248,821.99 376.689.46 45,000.00 10,344,451.54 6,336.46 356,847.43 U3.490.80 Total .r ..$30,347,187.86 State of Alabama, County of Jefferson, ss: I, F. 8. Foster, cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear that, the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. F. S. FOSTER, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of January, 1922. LOUISE THOMAS. Notary Public. Correct—Attest: Crawford Johnson, W. H. Hassinger, M. V. Joseph, Directors. What to Look For The first dutyT>f Overalls is service. They must wear well or they are not economical. Overalls must be comfortable. Plenty of goods is necessary to allow for shrinkage and give ut most ease to mind and muscles. Seams should be double stitched to prevent pulling out when there is an unusual strain. Overalls should have plenty of large pockets. The corners of the pockets should be specially rein forced. Buttons should be securely fastened—to have them riveted is preferable. The overalls you buy should be so well made that the maker has no hesitation in guaranteeing them to give you absolute satisfaction. have all these NECESSARY qualifications. An added reason for your purchase of them is the *--• that they are made in Birmingham. hillips-Lester Manufacturing Co. Birmingham, Ala. Zip! Bang! Fellows! Big Friday Night Program on! WHUrttlA GONNA DO? MEY! GETCHi WHEEL WE'RE GONNA RAC V By MIGNON HALL Calling up the neighborhood gang! Big time tonight. The kids are going strong after a bicycle race, which will keep them warm. The girls will root for the winners, and fathers and mothers are to bo the spectators. As we have remarked before—it’s kiddies’ night! Friday night, and i school week is finished. Ope whillikins—after this race, the whole bunch of sightseers is to ad journ, with good things to eat Under their arms, to the home of a neigh nor, and what a picnfc feast will be had. Fourth of July barbecue at Forth Firm Ingham park with Jack Phillips on the job is the only thing that could lay it in the shade. What arc you planning for your tribe of young Indians tonight? Or do you expect them to enter tain you all the time? One evening out of all 'the week Is mightly little to devote to having fun at home. Don’t lie This Sort Wouldn’t it be awful to have your children grow up saying, as lots of children have to say: "I'll come over to your house, Bill. You know we couldn’t have no fun at ours. They always raise sand about everythin*? a body does.” Good picture shows for children go on at 11 o’clock a. m., each Satur day—admission 10 cents—under the auspices of the Better Film associa tion. Fairy stories and funny stories are flashed on the screen, and lots of other things which have been picked out especially for little peo ple and Juniors. Read The Age-Herald's children's page each Saturday to your children. Vou'li like what the youngsters have to relate. Mothers have already be gun to contribute articles to its elumns. Don't you remember some thing funny that happened when you were a child? Write it and send it n. Hurry up! Day after tomorrow i.t \oo far off. Scribble it and mail t next time the postman arrives to iayf BOYS CHAPTER OF MASONIC ORDER TO BE ORGANIZED First meeting of prospective mem bers of Birmingham chapter. Order of DeMolay, will be held at Masonic temple tonight and every boy who has signed an application or who de sires to join the order is invited to be present. Several inspiring addresses pert** inent to boys will be delivered by prominent Birmingham men. Dr. J. E. Dillard, pastor of South side Baptist church, and Dr. C. B. Glenn, superintendent of city schools, both of whom are on the DeMolay committee of the Birmingham Scot tish Rite bodies, are scheduled to make talks. At this meeting preliminary plans of organization will be discussed and a date of institution probably set. W. A. Currie, chairman of the com mittee, has secured the co-operation of all his workers and tbe prospects for a large and beneficial chapter of DeMolay in Birmingham are most en couraging. SEABOARD OFFICIALS VISIT BIRMINGHAM M. J. Caples of Norfolk, vice presi dent of the Seaboard Air Dine, and G. R.*' Carleton of Atlanta, superintend ent, with headquarters in Atlanta, spent yesterday in the city on a visit to local offices. While' here«the visitors were also In touch with officials of the Chick asaw Shipbuilding and Car company. The Seaboard recently gave an order for 1,200 new car.** and repairs on 5.000 old ones to the Fairfield plant of the Chickasaw company. This or der. coupled with others already on books, ensures six months of steady operations at the Fairfield car shops without counting on orders hereafter coming in. WOMAN APPOINTEE IS STUDYING METHODS Mrs. Cultie O. Porter of Hillfcboro is in Birmingham, undergoing a study of the Birmingham postoffiee preparatory to taking over the office at Hillsboro. She was recently'ap pointed to that office and yesterday she was investigating po>tal condi tions in the local postoffice. She will be shown all branches of the work here Pn connection with the government's recent order instruct ing all postmasters of Alabama to obtain instructions from the Bir mingham office. DEATHS I'd n a A. Adamson—16-months-Oid daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L Adamson, died at a local infirmary yesterday afternoon. Funeral serv ices front Johns chapel this after noon at 3 o’clock. Interment at Elm wood cemetery. Sirs. Jessie llonner -age 74, of Fort Miers, Fla., died Wednesday aft ernoon. The body will be brought to Birmingham for burial. Funeral services will take place at the Firs: Methodist church. Arrangements announced later by Joi ns. >lr*. Charles I*. Tiyman—Funeral services for Mrs. Charles R. Tay man. who died at 1320 Fifteenth avenue, south, Wednesday after noon, will take place from the resi dence this afternoon at 2 o'clock l)r. J. A. MacSporran, pastor of the First Presbyterian chinch will of ficiate. interment at Elmwood. LIGE LOY Funeral Directors ind Embalmers 2210 Third Avenue Main 769—Phones—Main 4862 JOHNS Leading FUNERAL DIRECTORS Phono Main 1002 2011 Fourth Avsnus ' AUTOMOBILE FUNERAL CARS REDUCED Save $3.00 per car by ordering from us direct. City to Oak Hill $5.00 per car. City to Elmwood $5.00 per car. City to Wood lawn $0.00 per car. All others in proportion. | Jenkins Cab and Auto Co. I Main 1375 1816 5th Aw. Complete List of 1922 Mem bers of Committees Is Announced The committees of the Kiwanis club which will function in 1922 have been announced by President Joseph Loveman who recently was Installed to office. The club plans an active campaign for civic welfare this year and is expecting co-operation of all com mittee members. The following standing committees were announced: Meinl>er«hlp Andy Arrant, chairman; Charles Jones. Sr., Mr. Trammel, Harold Mc Dermott and Clem Gazzam. C'laNNification Committee Jack Adams, chairman; Mr. Brom berg. R. A. Porter, Lige Chandler and Fred Rennecker. r ruoivRiup • ommittce John Haralson, chairman; Lee Well, Parson Barnwell, C\ M. Rudolph, Slier ley Murray and Harry New. Resolution* <'oinmlttee Walter Brower, chairman; Ed War ren, M. V. Dabney, Herbert Levy and Jim Davidson. Program Committee Rod Trilck. chairman; Ed Leighton, Ted Brownell, (Jordon Erickson, J. M. Barrett, Thomas James, Bert Mea dows and Ted Joy. Clad llitnd Committee \ W. A. Currie, chairman; Ed Dona hoo, Leopold Loeb. Jean French, Sid Lee. Jr.. J. B, McClary, H. J. Early, T. H. Gardner, J. D. Collins and Her man Arrant. Sport* Committee H. L. Thomas, chairman; Charles Jones, Jr.. A. M. Bruce, Charles Hllty, W. K. Willett, C. E. Ireland and F. A. Culiey. Publicity Committee Julian .Saks, chairman; Mort Simp son, II. J. porter, A. W. fc». Johnson, C. N. Wiley and Bob Daniels. Educational Committee N. R. Baker, chairman; Charles Brown, Mr. Yancey. J. C. Blackwell, A. A. Currie and A. M. Bruce. MukIc Committee Gordon Erickson, Tite Blsadlt and Carlton Smith. Attendance Committee L. M. Robertson, chairman; J. W. Porter, Ed E. Ellis, John Yeatman, J. H. Lattuille, D. H. Cronheim and Leon Harris. House Committee W. C. Bonham, chairman; Darby Brown, J. T. Doster, J. H. Foster and A. AN'. B. Johnson. l*ark* Committee Bob Totton, chairman; J. W. Mc Queen, Theodore Swann, Tod Joy, Bob Jemison, Sr., O. L. Bunn. Erskine Ramsay and D. C. Picard. Intcrclub Council Jack Adams, chairman; C. N. Wiley and Joe Loveman. Public Affair* Committee T. O. Smith, chairman; J. B. Mc Clary. Harry Coffin, Russell Hunt, George Yancey, Robert Jemison and E M. Tutwiler. Intereltle* Relationship Committee J. M. Barnett, chairman; T. Jeff Bailey, A. J. Arrant. NY. C. Bonham •’and H. H. Cobb. Editorial Committee #G. H. Crain, chairman; J. E. Chap pell, C. M. Stanley. T. Jeff Bailey, R. 1*. McDavid and C. N. Wiley. Auditing Committee W. C. Caldwell. The llooMter* E. C. Thuston. chairman; W. A. Cur rie and George T. Gambrill, Jr. Lire ri_ud OJ i Crtno MUST BE SERVED BY JEFFERSON CONVICT Montgomery, January ^2.— (Spe cial.)—Clarence Reeves, alias Cecil Walton, Jefferson county convict, must live more than one life if he squares himself with the law of Ala bama^ The supreme court today held that he must serv 30 years for high way robbery and then a life sentence for murder. The attorney general’s department j not many months ago held that sen tences could not run concurrently and that a convict must complete the first sentence before he begins the second. Reeves was given 30 \ears by a jury in the Jefferson circuit court January 17, 1921. He was given a life sentence three days lat$r. DRY ENFORCEMENT MAN ALSO FROWNS Pierce Scores “Harrison Echols Pet,” and Wants Skating Rink at East Lake N. L. Pierce, state prohibition en forcement officer, is against dancing. "Where is the moral in dancing?’ he asks. "Did anyone ever dance in heaven’ Haven't the moral peoples of this world since B. C. frowned upon the dance hall?" Mr. Pierce ’would convert Pershing pier at East Hake into a skating rink. He writes; "To the Editor of The Age-IIerald: "Will you permit me to eulogize a bit on the 'controversy' anent Per shing pier, or the dance hall, at East Jaike. of which there is bo much dis cussion down city hall way? "I have to say that I have never before seen so much interest taken where there is so little manifest for good. Dancing at East Hake, such a joke! Then to be indorsed by two of the commission, one of them Mrs. Echols, the only lady member, one whom I voted and worked for, just to say that I knew all the other mem bers (men) would be good, and re spect the dignity of one of its mem bers to stand out for this issue shocks me. I agree with her and commend her for on© thing, and that is if you close one. 'close all.' If she had said In the beginning ‘close all It would have been so much the better. "There are so many more things of greater importance to consider. Why dwell on this Harrlson-Echols >et?’ Head the importance of the Muscle Shoals project, the caring for the Mercy home children, the Hillman hospital fund needed, the auditorium, the city market, street improvements to be made throughout the city, a white way from the Terminal station to the Tutwiler, the tubercular camp Just outside the city limits and va rious and numberless other matters of grave importance. If half as much energy had been placed on some of these things by those who are so upset over the loss of the public dance hall muck more good for the community probtndy would have been accomplished. 'One regulated dance hall creating so much confusion.' Why? "Why the necessity for a dance hali at East Lake? Are there not many more wholesome attractions? Why not turn the dance hall into a skat ing rink? I know people making money out of this sort of enterprise, and in this connection I know some body that will take the East Lake proposition and will not charge the city one cent, but, on the other hand, will pay them a nice royalty to have the privilege of operating same, and I don't think would lose any money. "Where is there a moral in dancing? Did anyone ever dance into heaven? Did anyone ever ‘stag ger’ in heaven dru^k? Then why be so persistent for a dancer? If it were not possible for one to survive with out indulging, then with the proper regulations (which I doubt), we would then consider such a farce. Has anyone (no matter how evil) ever raised his or her voice against the most wicked attending church? The community singing, a prayer meet ing or similar gatherings? No. Then why is there so much dissension against the public dance? Haven't the moral peoples of this world since B. C. frowned upon the dance hall? Is there a good of any kind to be derived from same? Then why Dar tieipate? “I commend Commissioner Dickson In his stand to introduce a bill or so on record as favoring putting a ban on every public dance hall In the city, and further commend Commis sioner Cloe for seconding the mo tion, and you need not worry that Commissioner McLendon will be there 100 per cent with the goods if it ever comes to another vote. “The city of Birmingham should feel exceedingly proud of its present city commission. Never before have I seen the majority stand out for their convictions in a moral issue, as I have In the present controversy. If they have made good In this instance, fellow citizens, you can trust them In things of more importance. Gen tlemen of the majority, permit mo to congratulate you, and should the issue ever be forced to a vote of the people, mark this prediction now. Out-of-Town Orders Solicited Return Postage Paid E & W methods of cleansing, are the very latest word— E & W facilities are thoroughly modern and complete. Phones 8387*8388 Six Automobiles at Your SERVICE V* J BLOUNT COUNTY HAS nor CREDIT — Commission Devises Plan Which Settles $70,000 . Old Indebtedness Following: a conference of the Blount county court of commissioners at which attorneys for the county and creditors of the county met in Bir mingham, plans have been devised For the re-establishment of credit oi the neighbor county. The result Is that the indebtedness of the county has been refunded by Issuing refunding warrants,'the first maturing February 1, 19jJ3, and one tepth each succeeding year for 10 years, with coupons bearing 6 per cent interest. Two years ago suit was instituted against Blount county by sundry creditors for the purpose of com peling the county to pay its over-due warrants. The court of county com- 1 missioners of Blount county, con* ’ Bisting of E. G. Allredge, judge of probate; J. H. Tuck, R. C. Gardner, J. H. McCurry and W. E. Martin, com missioners, has been in session dur ing the bast week with the repre sentatives of a large number of the creditors in the federal building. The interests of the county were taken care of by Russell & Johnson, attorneys, of Oneonta, and the inter ests of the creditors by Wood & Pritchard, attorneys, of this city. It is understood that the county will offer the same terms to all creditors, and in this way the entire indebtedness of the county will be adjusted and refunded. The amount which has been settled during the past week is approxi mately $70,006, and the remainder will be taken care of, if proved to be un paid, at the regular meeting of the court of county commissioners. MILLENNIUM DAWN O. Peyton Moore announces that he will speak on the corner of Second avenue and Nineteenth street this morning at 10 o'clock on "The Mil lennium Dawn." that a landslide will reward your po sition. "A child can indulge in harmful iome, nature and solo dancing that is good for the physical body, but when they grow older and go further no good is to be derived. Let’s put mother ‘flying Jenny* out there so the dear dancers can be provided for. md yet T am afraid that this ex pression might offend some innocent one, for I have not heard of the citi zens out there clamoring for what Mr. Harrison and Mrs. Echols seem to think is such a necessity. Very respectfully. N. L. PIERCE." Are You Prepared to Meet JOHNS? If Not See E. W. Hicks, Mgr. Security Mutual Life Ins.Co. of N. Y. 1404-5 Amir. Tr. A Savings Bk. Bldg. Bham.f Ala. Phone 6189 Main COLLEGE GLEE CLUB The Birmingham-Southern college glee club, will make its Initial ap pearance tonight when an Interest ing as well as musical program will be given at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. The glee club per formance is the first number of a lyceum course being put on at the j church. A musical farce, “111 Treated Trcvatore" will feature the program and many lively college glees will be scattered throughout the even • ing. Following the program, will be a reception of the girls of the Epworth league and the young folks in general, meeting the college boys. The Blrmihgham-Southem glee ciub this year is giving promise of being one of the best ever put out and is being directed by Prof. O. Gor don Erickson. Several long trips are being arranged for the club to take, one of them calling for an appear ance in Pensacola. Fla. PATTERSON TO SPEAK J. M. Patterson of St. Louie well known layman of the Pn ■ • terian church. U. S. A., will spe* '' the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian church next Sunday morning1 at 11 o’clock. Mr. Patterson has Just returned from an extended trip through Africa where he visited th# Presbyterian missions and will use his experiences on this trip as the subject of his ad Iress. Rev. J. M. Broady, pastor of the church, extends to everyone a cordial invitation to hear Mr. Patterson. - J. H. Hard, Jr. Public Accountant Audits—Systems Reports 807 Farley Bldg. Telephone Main 5717 A 2-Day Special In Rich’s Clear ’Em Sale Men’s $7.50 Shoes / For today and Saturday we offer the men of Birming ham an opportunity to choose from 16 styles in Rich’s all-quality shoes that were good values at $7.50 for only $4—a saving of nearly half. Brpwn and black leathers, in blucher, English bal, brogues and bal strap styles. OUR STETSON SHOES FOR 'MEN ARE REDUCED TO $12.35 MAIL ORDER DEPT. PARCEL POST PREPAID A Desirable Investment Is one which is safe, reasonably profitable, and that can be converted into money at as much as or more than its original cost. The Preferred Stock of this Company meets all of these requirements for the following rea sons: The principal business of the company is dealing in mortgages on real es tate, chiefly homes in Birmingham. There is no safer security than a real estate mortgage properly taken, and when secured by a lien on a home, the maker of the paper and each member of the family has a strong in centive to protect it. Commercial paper is sometimes settled by an adjudication in bankr uptcy, the bonds of strong governments frequently sell for less than par, and the obligations of some governments have even been repudiated. But a real estate mortgage for a conservative percentage of property value, never shows a loss. Profit and Convertibility Under existing conditions, seven per cent is a reasonable return on cap ital safely invested, and some one has said that it is better to be safe than sorry. The amount of money that has been sent out of the city for investment in speculative undertakings, and lost, if kept here would have made Birmingham essentially a city of homes. We provide funds for the purchase of mortgage paper by the issuance of preferred stock, which bears a fixed dividend of leven per cent, payable one-half in January, and one-half in July of each year. The stock can be bought in sums of one hundred to five thousand dollars. Experience shows that shareholders of a capably managed company whose dividends are regularly paid, as a rule retain their stock ;*how ever, from time to time there are persons who have need to dispose* of their holdings. It will be the policy of this Company to assist share holders who wish to sell, and we believe that under all normal and or dinary conditions a firm market value of not less than one hundred dol lars a share will be maintained. The foregoing are in brief the reasons why 'our preferred shares are a desirable investment, possessing the three requisites of safety, profit v and convertibility. Realty Mortgage Co. JOHN H. FRYE, President JOHN T-. FARLEY, Vi s President Capital Stock $250,000.00 * 3d Ave. is 20th : .