IN BIRMINGHAM, December 28, 1891, an Alabama A.P.A. was formed but it never held a second meeting. O. C. Ludwig, of Decatur, was the leading amateur in early Alabama days, publishing the Southern Meteor in 1876, and the Herald in 1879. Leon W. Derrick was an associate on the latter paper. Years later, in 1892, L. W. Friedman issued the Acorn in Birmingham, and in 1916 W. Alvin Cook published the Alabama Amateur there. A talented young lady author living in Huntsville in 1882, Miss Clara H. Tardy, was for a time associate editor of Wylie's Golden Moments, of Beverly, Mass. Homer C. Tubb was active in Bessemer ca1897.