* he rirst [National Dank
of Birmingham, Ala.
Statement December 31st, 1921
Loans and discounts .$ I'D,448.459.42
Overdrafts . 1.984.09
U. S. bonds (par). 1.600.000.00
U. S. Treasury certificates. 433,532.50
Liberty loan bonds . 815,772.68
State of Alabama bonds.... 79,100 00
Stock in Federal Reserve
bank .. 90,000.00
Other stocks and bonds.... 1,082,579.93
Banking house . 250,009.00
Interest earned not col
lected . 68,517.14
In vault ...I 759.921.06
With banks. 8,459,037.33
With U S.
bank . 2,397,034.98— 6,686,993.87
Capital stock .$
Surplus and profits ......
Reserved for taxes .......
Dividends unpaid .
Interest collected, not
Bank .... 2.596.209.83
U S. 136,526.43
Fiscal Agt. 220,321.00— :
Events of Today
t'ivftan oluh luncheon at 1 o’clock
at Southern club.
Jcfffruon Theatre—“Irene” < night).
■% Lyric— Keith vaudeville and pic
I opw'h Ili i.mi—Vaudeville. feature
picture anil new*.
( ^ Trianon—Harold Lloyd in “Never
Five Points Theatre — Rupert
Hughe*. “The Old \c»t."
Strand—Tlioina* Mflghan In MA
Prince There wai.”
AVnzar—Sc**ne Hay aka via In
“Where Light* .ire Low,"
Rialto—“Hip Van NVInkle/* uith
'I homn* Jefferson.
t.nlnx— Mary Plckford In “Little
Royal—Feature drama, comedy and
Prince**— Serial drama and comedy.
Odron—Serial drama and comedy.
Hditewood Park—Dance. Music by
ntson Hell Hop*.
Mile* Schol for Dancing-Dancing:
at 51 o’clock.
i Vi:it to Mexico City of Special
v Interest and Many Plan
More than 30 persons have signed
up for the Chamber of Commerce ex
cursion to Mexico February 4 to 10.
Several have already sent their
• hecks to O. Im Bunn, manager of the
Chamber of Commerce, under whose
auspices the excursion is to be made.
Mr. Bunn has all details of infor
mation at hand for those contemplat
ing tlie trip and will supply same
The party will travel in special
1’ullmans, which will carry diners.
Itinerary of the trip with details of
the entertainment en route Will be
found in another column of today's
The visit to Mexico City will be
of special interest, and sufficient
time is allowed there for taking in
the principal sights, as well as being
Applications for reservations have
come from Athens, Decatur, Hunts
ville, Tuscaloosa and other cities out
ride of Birmingham.
* Several Birmingham industrla.
¥ concerns interested in trade with
Texas will send representatives.
“We expected to sign up 125 per
sons for the excursion," said Bunn,
“that being the quota aimed at, but
it now looks as if we will go to 150."
4-Heat Universal Electric
Wt Carry a Complete Line of
GrilU, Stoves and Toasters
WILCOX ELECTRIC CO.
313 N. 19th St., Birmingham
521 19th St., Ena!.,
zoning svstem and
CITY BEAUTIFUL IS
1922 REALTY PLAN
Newly Re-elected President,
Jerome Tucker, and Na
tional Vice President
Cite City’s Needs
Dedicating: his 1922 service to ef
forts for an adequate zoning: system i
| which will tend to make the Magic
! City '‘Birmingham Beautiful,” Jerome
j Tucker, who was unanimously rc
I elected president of the Birmingham
Heal Estate board last evening, out
lined plans which he thought neces
sary to oring mat issue to reality,
Hubert Jem.sun, Jr., vice picsiuent
| of me .\Htiouai ^Association or iteai i
; instate boarus and rerflNng vice pres- I
men t of tne Birtmngnam board,
sounded the keynote of the city |
oeauuiul idea in a presentation ad
dress in wmch Mr. iacker was re-'
cipient of a g4*d watcn given him by j
Mr. Jemison asked realtors to |
spread the gospel of “Birmingham •
lieautifui, • stating tna't many peo
ple of the country thougnt this’
merely an industrial city and never
identified the beauty ot us topog- '
raphy and the many fine homes with j
numirr ui uuzrnnnip
He termed real estate as a com- j
I modity wmch is the greatest builder
I of cmzensnip in tnai it encourages ■
home building. He stressed the re- I
aponsibllity of the realtors work, j
which he termed a profession.
"If the soiling system does not!
come about we will have a 'City!
t giy' instead of one of beauty,” said j
President Tucker in his auuress.
“Business is now encroaching to
some places where it is out of
place. Its natural tVend is to the
lormer 'Golden Quadrangle’ of our
former residence section, where it
’Wherever tried, zoning has made :
j for the enhancement of property •
| values. We need an enabling act;
trom our legislature to allow the ;
plan. “Some people are more con- !
cerned with property rights than
with, human rights and we should not
hold property rights so sacred as to
\ sacrifice the human phase.”
Organization of really boards in
: all towns of Alabama and the perfec
tion of a state organization wits
| urged by Mr. Tucker.
Uev. Hendrix Talk*
] Rev. W. R. Hendrix, pastor of the
I Highlands Methodist church, w*as the
J honor guest of the evening, s^eaa
ing on the human phase of the rea!
I tor’s work. “You can’t work on a
j principle of inhibition and prohlbi
j lion,” he said.
j "Character is not made by oppres
sion, it is made by impression, that
is why the freedom of the home is
j great. We need more people owning]
the moderate priced home and real |
j estate men can help in that. Dis- j
eouragement of that principle would \
be organizing against babies. Real
I estate men must feel the conscious- 1
j ness of the rsponslbiiity.
"The transition is inevitable to tho |
i time in the business world where
i what is right will be good enough j
I tor both of us.”
W. V. M. Robertson, Jr., O. H.
! Horton, David Duskin of the Mont- ;
: gomery Real Instate board. H. 44. j
| Aleade, ..president of the Ensley Real j
j Estate board, and W. T. Warren,
'architect, were also on the program.!
Officers for 1822 were unanimously ,
! elected following the report of the i
! nomination committee, as follows: I
I' President, Jerome Tucker; first;
| vice president. Frank B. Clark; sec-i
I ond vice president, Harold M. Hen- !
I derson; secretary, Ed S. Allen; treas
; urer, A. B. Tanner; appraisal com
1 mlttee, H. A. Moseley, J. Winston
; Hale and Fuller L*. Kendrick to suc
] ceed S. E. Garrett, A. A. Gambill and
j S. Bethea, whose terms have expired;
j hoard of directors. Robert Jemlson,
| Jr.. Courtenay S. Henley and H. S.
l Meade (Ensley board) to succeed
; T. H. Moiton, H. A. Moseley and A. C.
Montgomery, whose terms have ex
MAY EXTEND ROAD
Ashville, January 12.— (Special.)—
Since the "Tag” road is likely to be
turned over to C. E. James, a capital -
I 1st of Chattanooga, there is a strong
' probability that the road will be built
through Ashville on to OdenviUe con
necting with the Seaboard at that
place and taking in some valuable
mineral and coal property. This will
mean (much to thip country should
tl\e project go through.
FROM ROBERTS FIELD.
! OFFICERS ARE ELECTED
Officers of the Birmingham Flying
club W’ere elected at the meeting held
at the Chamber of Commerce audi
torium, as follows: James A. Meiss
ner, president; Sumter Smith, first
vice president; Frank Dixon, seeond
vice president; Edgar W. Stanford,
secretary, and Jack B. Smith, treas
urer. Board of directors: James A.
I Simpson, chairman; James A. Meiss
| ner, Sumter Smith, Frank Dixon. Ed
! gar W. Stanford, Jack B. Smith, W.
I V. M. Robertson, Jr., W. Hayden
I Brooks and Henry L*. Badham, Jr.
The club discussed ways and means
I of regulating commercial flying from
• Roberts field, and decided to leave
I the matter in the hands of the board
of directors. Plans were* discussed
for creating renewed interest in the
I organization of the 135tl) observa
j tion squadron, which is being ac
tively spcj/isored by the club.
6% and Safety
Our Paid Up Certificate* pay 6 per cent per annum
in semi-annual dividend*.
They are issued in $50 amounts up to $10,000.
The investment is secured by First Mortgages on im
proved Birmingham Real Estate.
The full amount has a CASH withdrawal value at
definite periods of time.
NO LOSSES NO WORRY
Put your savings to work in these certificates
THIRTY YEARS WITH NEVER A LOSS '
TO Af). INVESTOR
“THE ALABAMA HOME”
Cash Paid in Capital $2,500,000
2026 First Avenue Ala. Home Bldg.
Call or write for folder
Cold Weather Drives
Hundreds of Men and
Boys to the City Hall
Proposition from Lowndes County Planter to Employ
Men on Farms Will Be Taken Up—Majority of
Men Are From Other Sections of the Coun
try, States Commissioner Cloe
With the recent cold weather hundreds of unemployed men and boys,
both white and negroes, have flocked to the city hall and are sleeping on
the floor of the corridors there. All during the day many of these men
are seen there and yesterday several women came in and brought them
r - . j
According to Commissioner W. II.
Cloe, these men arc from all sections
of the country, and few. if any, from
this district. Ho stated that efforts
were being made to obtain employ
ment for them, and that yesterday a
man who owns a plantation in
Lowndes county had stated he could
use 100 men if he could get them.
Cl. R. Trafford. secretary to Mr.
Cloe, went down in the lobby of the
building and asked the men if they
wanted to work and if they would
go to the farms. Every one of the
31 -who were there at the time signi
fied their willingness to work on the
farm, and he told them he would con
fer with the man who wanted the la
bor and expected to be able to let
them know by Monday.
“These men are not Birmingham's
responsibility,” said Mr. Cloe. “and I
do not feel that the city should 1k»
called upon to take care of them, as
we have our own poor to look after.
However, if they are hungry we will
not let them starve.
“I >vas standing in the lobby of
the city hall yesterday afternoon
talking to a friend and I overheard
(wo of (tie boys sitting there on the
floor trying to persuade three young
boys about 12 years of age to leave
town with them. They were paint
ing beautiful pictures of their expe
riences in traveling about the world,
*‘I turned to the small boys and
asked them if they lived here, and
one said he lived in Pratt City and
tlie other two said they lived in Wy
lam. 1 told them they had better go
home, and then instructed the boys
who were trying to get the children
to leave home to get out of town or
1 would put them. In Jail.
“Many of these men arc trying to
get to Muscle Shoals because they
think Henry Ford will get the nitrate
plant there, and others. I think, came
south because they thought it would
be warmer here.
“If this plantation owner who has
asked for men still wants 400 1 am
going to see that everyone who does
not want to work leaves town. If
these men are willing to worn, then
we want them to have Jobs if there
are any, and will do everything in
our power to assist them, but we do
not want them as a care on the city."
NON-JEWS TO RAISE
Team Captains Express Confi
dence of Success of the
More of Birmingham's leading citi
zens are enrolling as team captains
for the drive which will be put on
next Monday and Tuesday by non
Jews to raise $50,000 towards the com
pletion of the new building of the
•Young Men’s Hebrew association.
Among the latest to volunteer as
team captains in this cause are: Don
ald Comer, J. D. Moore, J. W. Don
nelly, Crawford Johnson. T. L. Bis
sell, B. F. Crabbe, and others.
“The readiness with which these
men of affairs respond to this call
and the willingness to put their shoul
der to the wheel is a real joy to the
members of the committee,*’ said Dr.
Henry M. Kdmonds, general chairman,
Thursday night. “It is time we were
cognizant of what our Jewish fellow
citizens of Birmingham have done,
that although constituting only about
5 per cent of our population they have
given between 25 and 30 per cent to
ali general causes for which money
was raised. And by way of illustra
tion it may not be out of place to
recall that in the drive for the Young
Men’s Christian association the two
Jewish teams led all others in the
amount of money raised."
Crawford Johnson, who has Just en
rolled for this campaign? expressed
himself optimistic of the result.
“Of course, we will put it over,”
said Mr. Johnson. “It is not only a
duty but it ought to be counted as a
privilege by anyone to be given the
opportunity to contribute to such a
worthy civic undertaking. I am con
fident we will succeed in this under
”1 am for it,” said J. W. Donnelly.
“You can put me down as one of the
boosters of this campaign and I pro
pose to get right behind It with my
team and we propose to see the thing
to a successful finish.”
T. L. Blsaell, before leaving for a
visit to Sheffield Thursday night also
expressed himself as confident of
”1 will be on hand Monday morning
frith my team and will do all I can
to*put the drive over,” said Mr. Bis
sell. “Our Jewish friends have al
ways helped out 100 per cent and
more on everything we undertook and
it is only fair that we should help out
on this first call made on us. Let
us go to it.”
”1 am in hearty sympathy with the
movement and will make a substan
tial contribution and work towards
its success," said Donald Comer. “I
feel under particular obligations to
aid this drive in view of the fine
spirit shown and great help given by
our Jewish friends in the drive in be
half of the Young Men’s Christian as
WOULD SPEED UP
Plans to obtain a speedy hearing
of cases appealed from the city court
and thus clear the congested con
dition of the city dockets, were dis
cussed at a conference held yester
day by D. E. McLendon, president of
the city commission; Commissioner
W. B. C-loe, Judge William E. Fon
of the criminal division of the cir
cuit eourt; W. J. Wynn, city attor
ney, and R. J. Wheeler, assistant city
It was stated that there* were sc
many being appealed that the num
ber was steadily increasing, and the
appeal docket from the recorder's
court was much congested. Judge
Fort stated that the county court*
were doing every thing possible tc
relieve the congested condition of tin
dockets in the criminal division, ami
that efforts would be made at the
next session of the legislature tc
have an additional judge assigned *c
this division of the Jefferson county
Various suggestions were made n
the conference, butf nothing definiti
RETAIL CREDIT MEN
The regular weekly meeting of the
Associated Retail Credit Men of Bir
mingham was held at the Southern
club yesterday, President Leo Kar
peles, credit manager Burger Dry
Goods company, presiding.
The speakers of the day were: \V.
A. O’Hara, credit manager Hirsch Mil
! linery company, who spoke on “Credit
j From the Standpoint of a Ladies'
i Ready-to-Wear Store”; Kmmett
Steele, credit manager Reid Lawson.
I Inc., covered the subject “Credit From
j the Jeweler's Standpoint,” and J. 11.
| Priest, credit manager of Jemison and
j company, spoke on the of the
“Credit Problem of the Real Estate
and Insurance Bu6iness.“
French Literature and Plays
Discussed Before the
Dr. John C. Dawson, president o£
Howard college, was greeted by a
| large and enthusiastic audience yes
| terday afternoon when he addressed
the members of the Drama league In
the ballroom of the Tutwller hotel.
He spoke on the "French Drama,”
first discussing the writers of the six
teenth century and each succeeding
century. He named as leaders in
French literature and drama, Cor
neille as supreme in tragedy during
the seventeenth century, while Racine
was also a famous contributor to the
Of this period the speaker declared
l Moliere was supreme in comedy, while
Borleau was supreme in criticism, and
Madame de Sevigne was supreme in
letter writing. These were the lead
ing writers of tho time, Dr. Dawson
Dr. Dawson spoke of the influence
of the French upon the English
drama, making special reference to
Moliere, the founder of modern com
edy. He referred to the style of this
writer, which he stated was satirical,
explaining that after years of hard
experience on the stage as an ama
teur actor, Molier© conceived the idea
for his writings.
A synopsis of the play "Tartuse,”
written by Moliere, which was a
comedy satire on religious hypocrites,
was given by Dr. Dawson, who stated
that all of Moliere’s writings were on
four subjects*—woman, doctors, re
ligious hypocrites and "the marquis.’'
Showing the true comedy on thest
was a satire upon contemporary so
ciety, and his contributions to the
world in drama was his satire on con
temporary life, the speaker said.
Dr. Dawson emphasized , the fact
that the seventeenth century was
called the great century In French
literature. He stated that Moliere
was born in 1622 and that this was
the tri-centenary of his birth and it
is being celebrated everywhere, for
he was one of the most famous of the
Mrs. John R. Hornady, president of
the local league, presided and intro
duced the speaker. Mrs. William Hood
called at tentlon of the members to the
Woodrow Wilson foundation fund and
asked their co-operation in this mat
ter. Mrs. J. J. Strickland sang "Sere
nade" by Braga and "Sunbeam" by
Ronald and her accompaniment on the
piano was played by Mrs. D. M. Ran
FREE TEXT BOOKS
AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TO BE FUMIGATED
The first semester of the Birming
ham city schools will close January
27 and all promotions will be made
! January 30, the beginning of the
i second semester. Announcement to
this effect has been made by Dr. C.
I B. Glenn, superintendent of the city
| schools. Certificates will be present
| ed to the pupils at the various high
| schools on the first day of the second
A notice has been sent to all prin
cipals that all free text books not
needed by pupils the second term
should be checked in and before be
ing given to other pupils they should
be fumigated. Dr. Glenn, in a bulle
tin issued to the principals, enclose**
the correct method for fumigating
the books with requests that this be
ROUND-UP OF DOGS
Plans for rounding up and catch
ing all dogs on which the license has
not been paid after March 1 were dis
cupsea at a conference yesterday
morning between Mrs. Charles Whee
lan, Mrs. J. B. Branum. A1 Garber,
M&J. E. M. Tutwiler and D. E. Mc
Lendon, president of the city commis
The comnflttee was representing
the humane society, it is stated, and
were suggesting ways In which these
dogs could be caught.
Steel Cities Chemical Realiz
ing on Its Investment in
on Full Turn
Two thousand tons of sulphur from
the Texas sulphur field will have
Galveston this week for Mobile in
ocean-going barges destined to the
aeid piant of the Steel Cities Chem
ical company at Fairfield and othar
acid makers of the district.
Arriving at Mobile tne sulphur will;
come up the Warrior river in barges
to Birmingport and will bo irans- j
ferred thence to plant by the Ensley j
'I his is the initial cargo in what is
intended to be u. permanent and
steady movement from Galveston to 1
Birmingham via Mobile anil the War
rior. Including the Graselli company;
and other nearby consumers of sul
phur, the yearly movement will be j
more than 50.000 tons.
The sulphur comes as return cargo
of barges loaded with Alabama coal J
towed to Galveston by ocean-going!
vessels out of Mobile. The flrsjt ship
ment of coal has been made and the j
second is being prepared. The coal
comes from Walker county mines and ;
is shipped down the river.
The rate on the sulphur from Mo- j
bile to Birmingham via the Warrior
river is 20 per cent under the all \
"We are getting our sulphur sup- !
ply by the river at a substantial
saving of freight," said It. A. Brown, ;
president of the Steel Cities Chem
ical company. "The shipment via
river is feasible, practical and cco- j
nomlc. We believe the Initial ship
ment is forerunner of a steady move
ment of this raw material to us and
other plants from now on.
Faith In River
"Our company Invested $5,000 in
the Fort of Birmingham corporation,
which financed and built the termi
nals at Birmingport. We have al- 1
ways regarded this contribution as
an asset and we no carry It on our
books today. We have not charged
off that $5,000 to profit and loss or
scaled It down as an asset. It stands
among our resources at $5,000.
"We felt confidence in the Warrior
as a factor in the general welfare
and helped build the terminals with
out any forecast of how we would
benefit In particular. We are, how
ever glad to begin to realize on that
On Full Turn
The Steel Cities Chemical company
is manufacturer of sulphuric acid.
Its large plant at Fairfield is one of
those that operated on full turn all
last year and shipped Its make. The
plant is also among those that re
sumed promptly following a few days
at Christmas and Is on full turn
again with every prospect of repeat
ing last year’s performance.
Unless Arrangements Are
Made Government Horses
May Be Sent Away
Headquarters troop, Twenty-third ^
cavalry division, better known as the
‘•Birmingham Sabres," stand the pos
sibility of being mustered out if prop
erty cannot be secured on which the
local organization of the national
guard can erect stables and barracks.
Since last June the Birmingham
Sabres’ equipment, including 32 gov
ernment owned horses, has been sta
tioned at the Alabama State Fair
grounds under a temporary arrange- j
ment. Sooner or later the troop must
vacate and if former offers of citizens
to donate ground for the purpose of
the troop is not renewed or taken up
by other persons the troop will be
mustered out and Birmingham will
lose this organization.
At different times in the past offers
have been made to the national guard
for property to be used by artillery
batteries or a cavalr^ troop. At the
time the offers were made they were
not accepted and it Is not known if
they will be renewed during the pres
ent emergency which exists for the^
According to Adjutant General
Hartley Moon, of the state national
guard, It is essential that an organi
zation of this character be on grounds
it can control.
The Birmingham Sabres can place
on a few hours' notice 32 national ]
guard members mounted on govern
ment owned and controlled horses. |
Their appearance in parades have
made them a familiar figure in the
Four men are kept steadily on the
job caring for the equipment now at
the fairgrounds. Drill Is held once
each week by members, on either
Thursday night or Sunday afternoon*
It is planned to erect a building
costing from $2,500 to $3,000 if the
property has been secured. Local
parties have assured funds for a bar
racks in addition, which will have
club house features, providing the
other plans are perfected.
SIX NEGROES TO TAKE
TREATMENT FOR RABIES
Six negroes in Birmingham will
have to take treatment for rabies,
according to city health officers
These negroes were bitten by a dog
owned by a negro several days ago
Officers caught tlie dog and an ex
amination showed rabies.
it is stated that the negroes will
have to pay for the treatment if they
have the means, but if an investiga>
tion proves they are unable to do so,
then tlie state will give it to them
free of charge.
Until a short time ago tri^tment
for rabies was given free by tho
Authentic Estimate Gives
City 360,000 Population
In 1930 Says Jemison, Jr.
Authentic CKtlmatea compiled
through expert engineer* of the
Southern Hell Telephone com
pany’ll atatlutical department vivc
Illruiinffhain a population of
300,000 In 19H0, and entlmatea the
city Mill reach the half-iulllloii
mark in 1040, uccordlna to Hub
ert Jemlaou, Jr., who wbm in re
cent conference with telephone
“Experience haw »h«wn that
eatimatea mado by thla company
bear a degree of reliability whlcli
moke* this nonounvemrnt one of
importance,” Maya Mr. Jemlnon.
‘•Pant «rowlh of the city,
coupled «illi development und
proapectM not only make the re
port a plauMihle and ponnlhle
prophecy, hut one which can he
conaldercd a* having authentic
Tlifa report indlcatcM that Blr
miiitthuiu will practically double
In population within the next
cijclit yearn, and will almont
treble Itn population In 18 yearn.
Eastern Star to Attend Fu
neral at Johns’ Chapel
The funeral services for Mrs. C. S. j
Crawford, the victim of a brutal axe j
ittack in the living room adjoining ,
ihe store of her husband last Tues- j
lay night, will be held from Johns ■
rhapel this afternoon at 3 o'clock. The j
'unningnam chapter. Order of Hast- !
rn Star, of which Mrs. (’rawford was !
i member, will preside over tlie cere
monies. Following the funeral serv- j
ces the body will be sent to the fain- j
ilv homo at Clayton for interment.
A reward of $100 for information]
leading to the arrest of the guilty j
parties was offered yesterday after- j
noon by T>. K. Mcl^endon, president
jf the city commission, at the request
■f the police department.
The Crawford murder case is almost
identical to the one happening in
North Birmingham about three weeks
igo when Joe Montione and wife were
killed in their living room adjoining
their grocery store. The Crawfords
were attacked sometime between 9 and j
10 o'clock Tuesday night and their
bodies discovered by police officials
it 10:30 o’clock.
The condition of C. S. Crawford. 1
l he husband, was reported ns still
serious at the at. Vincents hospital
Inst night. His skull was found to
have been fractured in two places.
Mrs. Crawford was killed outright
by the assailants, her skull being
crushed and her neck cut from ear
The three negroes arrested Wednes
day by officers were ordered released
last night when it was found that
their fingerprints did not tally with
those found at the scene of the
County Board of Education
Passes Many Important
J. W. Minor High school, two miles
west of Ensley, will open In time to
start the second semester of the
school year on January 27, according
to the Jefferson county board of edu
cation members, who met yesterday.
The school Is named in honor of J.
W. Minor, present member of the
board, who served 12 years as presi
The building, costing $67,500, is
supplemented by the $7,500 teachers'
hall. It is a brick structure with an
auditorium located on a 10-acre plot.
Five teachers will start with full
equipment, including physics and do
mestic science laboratories. Delco
lighting system and pumping system
were recommended for this school.
Fixtures are already, in.
Delegations from the vicinity of
Mortimer Jordan High school ap
peared and asked for a larger build
ing and an auditorium for the school.
Increase in attendance In this school
has increased from 50 in 1920 to 100
A Hueytown delegation asked for
an increase in size of their building.
Action was deferred a month. In
1920 this school had 65 pup*ls; in 1921,
175, and of seventh grade pupils con
sulted 275 have signified intentions
of attending nigh school next year.
J. S. Lambert of the state depart
ment of education, Montgomery, ex
plained the system of assistance in
building negro high schools of indus,
trlal type by means of the Rosen
wald and Slater fund and aid from
the state department. There are no
negro high schools outside of Bir
mingham in Jefferson county, Dr. C.
N. Baker, county superintendent, said-.
Dr. Baker's report for December,
1921, shows that 2,234 more children
attended schools In the county dis
tricts of Jefferson in 1921 than in
1920, beinr* an Increase of over 8 per
cent in attendance.
The action of adding an auditorium
to the Palos High school was de
ferred until the community furnishes
a deed for property which is accept
able to the board.
Van Salter, chairman, Fulton, and
F. C. Baker were named trustees for
Minor High school.
A committee was appointed to de
termine a location for the consolida
tion of the Mt. Pisgah and Pinckney
City districts. The Mt. Pisgah school
burned In December.
NORTH ALABAMA IS
AT DEMOCRATIC MEET
North Alabama wan well repre
sented in the delegation which went
to Montgomery on the afternoon
train yesterday to attend the meet
ing of the state democratic execu
tive committee today.
Members of the committee from the
various cities of the northern part
cf the Btate were in the party, and
in addition there were a number of
others interested in the committee s
The Birmingham party was head
ed by W. D. Nesbitt, state chairman,
who was accompanied by Mrs. Nes
bitt. Others leaving for the meet
ing included E. W. Barrett, Alabama
member of the national democratic
executive committee; Walter F. Mil
ler of Tuscumbia, candidate for sec
retary of state; Mrs. Pattie Ruffner
Jacobs, Boon C. Bradley, former sec
retary to Governor Kilby, and J. D.
ENGINEER TO SPEAK
AT CIVITAN LUNCHEON
Robert B. Totten, engineer, and
chairman of the Kivvanis club com
mittee on improvements for parks
and playgrounds in Birmingham,
will be the principal speaker at the
weekly Civitan luncheon today.
lie will relate the findings of the
Kiwanis committee. Following ac
tion taken at the last meeting, the
club will meet today at the ballrotf.i
of the Tutwiler, where future meet
ings will also take place.
IS REFUNDING MONEY
Junior Chamber of Commerce is re
funding one-fourth of the amount ol
I money contributed by merchants and
property owners of Twentieth street,
south, to a fund that enabled sale a
par of county bonds for repairs on
that thoroughfare. •
Twentieth street, south, was almost
impassable when the chamber got to
work in tWs matter. After many
obstacles they finally secured the
fund enabling P^r of bonds and
1 the street was placed-* in excellent
repair. The rough Belgian block on
part of the street was covered over
with a coat of asph ilt.
Statement of Condition of the
American Trust & Savings Bank
of Birmingham, Alabama
At Close of Business, December 31,1921, as Reported to the Comptroller
of the Currency of the United States and
State Superintendent of Banks
Loans and discounts .$
RIIU UUIIUn .. .
Real estate, furniture and \aults .
Cash in vault.$ 424,418.38
Due from Federal Reserve bank. 1,360, >28.57
Due from other banks . 605,586.92—
2.17 J. .6
Surplus and profits
Income tax reserve
Bills payable .
Bank deposits . . . ,
State of Alabama, Jefferson County.
T. C. M. Williamson, cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
C. M. WILLIAMSON, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4th day of January, 1922.
AUBREY ALLISON, Notary Public.
Attest: Geo. Johnston, F. B. Yielding, G. W. Connors, Directors.
8 Per Cent and Safety Mortgages for Sal«
Well secured by improved property and im
proved farms; yielding 6 to 8 per cent.
JEMISON & COMPANY, INC.
Investment Bankers and Real Estate
221 North 21st Street Main ‘'2*0
On Dancing Under Way
Dancing Not the Cause of Downfall of Women, Accord
ing to Records of Detention Home—Harrison De
clares People Want Pavilion Opened
Public dance halls, nor dancing
caused (ho fall of the women treated
it Birmingham’s isolation hospital,
which was closed last week, it de
veloped yesterday. According to rec
ords of (he hospital an official stated
[hat of the 175 women confined there
luring the establishment of the do
•entiqn home only one could dance
ind four others tried.
In giving their social records, it
was stated, not one gave dancing as
the cause of their downfall. Offi
cials declared there was a vlctrola
it the home and the patients were
not confined to their beds, so of
course could have danced in their
leisure hours if they so desired. How
ever, it was pointed out that only one
of the Inmates could dantfe and tht
majority had never danced at all or
even attempted to do so.
In the opinion of officials in charge
of the hospital if there was- mor*
wholesome amusement fewer girl?
would go wrong and it was declared
that well supervised dancing was real
Petitions calling for a referendum
to have the Qualified voters of Bir
mingham decide whether or not
Pershing pier, the municipal dance
pavilion, will bo opened are being
prepared and will in all probability
be ready for circulation by tomor
row, according to Commissioner W.
Members of the various organiza
tions will assist in preparing these
petitions and they will first be cir
culated among the membership of
those organizations backing Commis
sioner Harrison and Mrs. Mary Echols,
commissioner of health and education.
In the stand they have taken favor
•ing the opening of this dance halL
Since the matter has gone this far
and the people wanted it settled and
indications are that the majority fa
vor the opening of this pavilion the
referendum is the only solution Mr.
Harrison declared and the matter will
Says Rural Registrations Will
Total 2,000, As Against
Election Commissioner M. E. Mor
ris estimates that Jefferson county’s
rural vote iij 1922 will be twice that
of the past' according: to registra
tions compiled to date.
Already 675 names have been reg
istered in points of sparse population
in the county where the registration
board has been in session, which
gives indication that 2,000 names will
be registered at points outside of Bir
mingham and Bessemer.
Sixty per cent of the registrants
are women, Commissioner Morris
says. This preponderance is due tr»
the slight woman registration pre
viously and their willingness to vote
Today the beard will be at Traf
ford, 9 to 10 a. m.; Bradford, 11 to
12 o’clock, and Mt. Pinson, 1 to 4.
Saturday registration will take
place at Boyles, 9 to 12 o’clock and
lnglenook courthouse, 1 to 4 p. m.
Next week, from Monday to Friday,
inclusive, it is expected that from
3,000 to 4,000 persons will register,
when the board will accept registra
tions at the courthouse.
WIDENING OF VALLEY
CREEK IS URGED BY
Urging that the city commission
authorize the widening: and deepening
of Valley creek below the outlet of
the city storm sewer, a committee
from the Civic Association, com
posed of Charles L«. Harold, secre
tary-manager; Frank L. White, F. L..
Kendricks and C. A. Calhoun ap
peared before the city commission
They spoke pf the importance of
this work to relieve the drainage
of the city sewers, declaring that if
this was done they believed U»at the
overflowing on the main streets of
the city following a hard rain would
An investigation and survey of thts
creek was recently made by A. J.
Hawkins, city engineer, who recom
mended that the creek be widened,
deepened, and that all the trash and
rubbish which has been allowed to
accumulate in the creek be removed
for the purpose of relieving the
Christian Science circles in this
city and section are awaiting with in
terest the lecture on Chrlstan Science
which will be delivered by John F.
Flinn, C. S.. at the Lyric theatre Sun
day afternoon, January 15, at 3:30
Mr. Flinn Is a member of the board
of lectureship of the mother church,
the First Church of ,Christ, Scientist,
in Bytuon, Mass., and speaks au
thoritatively on the subject.
The lecture, which is under the
auspices of the First Church of Christ.
Scientist, is free.
Memorial exercises for the late
Judge Oscar R. Hundley. Judge Wil
liam R. Chapman. Jere King and Lee
Wooten will be held by the Birming
ham Bar association tomorrow morn .
ing at 10 o’clock in Judge Dan
I Green's court room. Committees have
| been appointed to draw up appro
! priatc resolutions on the death of
j thene men and Marvin Woodall,
I president, urges all members of the
1 bar to : ttend f*8 *
With marked enthusiasm and unan
imity 87 retail druggists yesterday
afternoon organized the retail drug*
gist division of the Chamber of Com
Following a brief session—brief
owing to the agreement of those pres
ent as to advisability of the step
taken—37 new names were added to
membership in the chamber by those
participating in the formation of the
organization. Fourteen were already
members of the chamber.
The division started off with 51
charter members signed up and duly
credited, and the following officers:
Fermanent chairman. Dr. R. F. Love
lady; vice chairman. Dr. Harry Tay
lor; socretary, Dr. John W. Patton.
Following were appointed a com
mittee on by-laws: The officers of
the division and C. G. Alley, J. R.
Slack, O. H. Strickland of Fairfield*
Geoige Duncan of Woodlawn.
Following wore named a commit
tee on membership: J. T. Roe, H. H.
Williams, C. J. Reed, C. L. Vance, 12.
Next meeting will be held two
weeks hence in the chamber audi
torium at 2.30 in the afternoon.
Druggists present at yesterday aft
ernoon’s meeting expressed them
selves as feeling the necessity of or
ganization. Several said the advant
age of becoming personally associ
ated with other druggists alone Jus
tified the organization. Several ad
mitted that the trade has suffered
from lack of organization. All vied
with one another in selling and ac
cepting the proposition.
LEAVE ON BUYING TRIP
The Alabama Dry Goods company
is very optimistic over spring ami
summer business in its line, and is
sending two buyers to market instead
of one, as has been their usual cus
tom. Meyer N. Kronenberg and Cal
vin H. Kronenberg have Just left for
an extended buying trip in the east
21 Years in
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