• At a meeting of doctors and some interested citizens, Dr. Harvey B. Searcy explained that the meeting had been called by the shareholders of the Druid City Infirmary to lay before the citizens the need for a bigger and better hospital and the desire of the owners of the present infirmary to cooperate and boost a public hospital. Dr. Searcy emphasized that the doctors want a new hospital that would be owned and run by the public. A committee was appointed to confer with the doctors and investigate all plans and report later to a mass meeting.

• Chief McDuff said there were then 14 prisoners on the city street gang, the largest number the city had had in more than a year. They were doing a fine job, he said.

• One of the biggest stills captured by the sheriff’s office was brought to the city from Yellow Creek, 14 miles up Watermelon Road at the old Copeland sawmill site. It was a modern still with a capacity of 125 gallons. The officers stopped their car two miles from the site and when they exited their car, they heard a “holler” from a nearby hill that was taken up by others on the hills, and before the officers could reach the still, the men conducting it had made their escape.

• Alabama Gov. Thomas E. Kilby appointed H.D. Billingsley tax adjuster for Tuscaloosa County.

• The exercises for the formal opening of the 43rd session of Stillman Institute were planned for next week.

• A popular young musician from Tuscaloosa, Miss Adeline Hood, was secured by the Edison Company as an accompanist for a tour of many of the larger cities, covering a period of several months.

• Louis Hammett was struck by a train in Cottondale and tossed upon the cowcatcher, where the unconscious man stayed until falling off within a quarter mile of the depot, all unknown to the engineer. He was found and taken for medical care. Hammett had a broken arm and head injuries, but was recovering this week in 1919.