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Cullman Banner, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1937, Cullman, Alabama We Believe In Cullman County YOUR NEWSPAPER A'V In Rip- est Agricultural District Volume 1 CULLMAN, ALABAMA, FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1937 A 5 Aluminum Industry Brings Hope For States Industrial Expansion By William B. Huie Business Manager The most significent news in Alabama this week was the announce- ment that the Mellon aluminum interests are planning to build a aluminum ore industry in the state, with the State Docks at Mobile as snipping point" for world markets. The aluminum-bearing ore, vast quantities of which have long been known to exist in the state, is to toe obtained along the rivers flow- ing into Mobile Bay. The metal will be extracted from the ore at a plant located on lands leased from the State Docks. Announcement' of the big corpo- ration's decision to come to Alaba- ma was made by Gen. Kobert E. Steiner, chairman of the State Docks Commission, who declared that much of the credit for bring- ing the new industry to the state should go to Governor Graves. General Steiner, whose efficient management of the Docks has re- sulted in substantial reductions in their operations costs, declared that the Mellon movement will be but one of a series of developments on properties controlled by the docks. The coming of the aluminum in- dustry to Alabania, together with all the interest aroused by the re- cent organization of the Alabama State Chamber of Commerce, has pushed enthusiasm for the state's industrial development to a new pqst-depression high. The State Chamber is to survey every county and list its natural resources in order to be able to furnish accurate cost information to any concern wishing to locate in Alabama. This fact has caused a number of cities and counties to preen their feathers and look hope- fully northward. The idea of bringing new indus- try to an agricultural county like Cnllman always starts an interest- ing debate, and there are in the county today two definite schools of thought regarding the location, of industry here. One group, among which there are several substantial citizens, contends that the bringing of sev- eral small industries here would improve employment conditions and supply additional payrolls to generate additional trade. They are opposed by a group who think of the problem in this manner: Cullman county is now a pros- perous community. It has no seri- ous relief problems, and .there is little unemployment among those really want to work. Per capita wealth and the general standard of living are much high- er than the average for the state. Then why should industry be brought in to upset the balance? If an industry comes to Cullman and employs 200 persons, there is always the danger that it will be shut down at least a part of the year and leave its employes to eith- er become relief clients or else glut tho labor market. It is a problem which the slate at large is considering, and one which every citizen of Cullman counlj micht give his attention A. LIDDON GRAHAM A Liddon Graham, business man- ager of The Banner, is a graduate of Columbia University and was formerly connected with several national advertising agencies in New York City. He is Vice-Presi- dent of Alabama Weekly Newspa- pers. Inc., publishers of The Ban- ner. NEW GOODRICH STORE OPENS Guy Bennett, prominent citizen of Cullman, has announced the op- ening of a new tire and auto acces- sories shop located directly across the Bee Line Highway from Yost's five and ten-cent store. For the past four years Mr. Ben- nett has been connected with a lo- cal insurance agency and has made many friends. Shortly after com- ing to Cullman. Mr. Bennett married to the -then Miss Viola Penhardt. and they are now resid- ing at 5082 8th Street. Mr. Bennett's new store will pre- ront a complete lir.e of auto acces- sories, tires radios bicycles, and batteries. Concerning the quality of the merchandise, he "I have deliberated for several weeks considering the better lines of well known tires and decided to aline with Goodrich Products. Goodrich has developed the safest tire on the Tbr will begin operation of Juiy and Mr. Bennett invites Cullman crunly folk to drop in any lime and see one of the firibst f uippcd stores in the country. SO LOVE IS JUST A BOX OF STRAWBERRIES AFTER ALL "PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE THESE STRAWBERRIES GO" Signed, Helen Enplc. Hanceville, Alabania Thus ran the crude printing on 1hc side of the strawberry box which he had just bought at the corner Grocery. Funny, that wae the br'X he nid cvcl" VmeM j th.nl had a rrcme on :1: and i-he nfimc. he r.cvcr seen it spelled that before TheJ-e were the thoughts o.r Clarcnc: Engwall as he unpacked his g1 OCCTICE :n his home in Jsmcf own. New York That night he thought of it again. He wonf cred what the girl must look lifce and how she would like to get a Jf.tter from him Finally, he ad- drfesjied a letter V) "Helen Hanceville, Alabama" just to satis- fy his curiosity. Clarence was hard- when about a week he received a letter from Miss EngJe ol HanceviDe, Alabama. What sbe said must have pleased very much, for he wrote to again, and thus began a long correspondence. Neither bad ever jj-an the other except in imagina- tion. For aH Miss Engle krnrw he be Public Enemy iramber and for all Mr. Engtroll might be a widow with kids; an fljey had to go by was tlcT1- jnd more letters Three- vtars passed picture? and re than it takes in We favor an immediate return to the old-j ishioned common-sense principle of spending a little less than tl e income. are opposed to the prevent system of relief. The idea of a paternalistic government uarantecing every man a living has always sounded a little s Ily lo us Under such a system Ihcre arc far too many people who arc willing to sit under their gourd vines and let the iment good on the guaran- We favor localized adir.jnstration of relief so lh.it local ad- ministrators, fjmili.ir viith c jl conditions, can more de- termine who really anu ,hould have government ;jid. On 1hc question of the S premc Cmr1 "packing." we shall hr.vc much lo say later. At r c-scnt we b.jvc- only space to de- clare 1ha1 we stand with Jnhr Bankhc.jd on that question ralh- cr than with Hugo Black. As 1o the local n ?ne. we. of course, have not had time to arrive at any thoughtful conclusions Cullman county. it seems. 35 like all counties ;n thai i1 is divided :nto many war- ring factions We shall ex-anine the claims of each faction. shall try 1o be lo all. arid shall consider it our firM duly to give our all the truth md k-1 the chips In handhng .and prcsc.n1] v our nrws If' n1 the outset ''ha! The Banner w? a rr-ant> paper dc-jpied 1o serve Cull- man Counly As wcH. we i.hr.11 br concerned even week in what happens at Bug TusOr as in what happens in the City of Cullman To help us in covering county, we have been fortunate in securing the services of 35 of the ablest news gatherers, in each community. We urge our readers to become acquainted with our representative in their districts and to aid us in gath- ering all those intimate bits of information which go to make news in a community paper. We particularly call the attention of our to our free clamned advertising section, originated and designed by the publishers of The Banner to stimulate trade within the county. We urge ycru to use Ihis service in buying and selling from your neighbors. Trade like this makes for better business and great- er prosperity. In conclusion. The Banner has come here to help build a happier and a more prosperous Cullman County. It stands rea- dy to cooperate to its fuOest resources with every constructive agency in the county. It is here to fight to inform., to entertain, to give the county a new conception of what a wide-awake com- munity newspaper can do. That, in brief, is our story. But the proof of every pudding is in the eating, and we ask our readers to stand toad judge each week as to whether we attain our high purposes. Homestead Exemptions To Save Cullman County Home Owners This Year EDITOR JACK N. HUIE Jack N. Huie, editor of The Ban- ner, is 23 years old and a graduate of the University of Alabama He was born and reared in Hartselle. He is secretary of Alabama Week- ly Newspapers, Inc, The Banner. publishers of Reunion Two immigrants ,of almost three quarters of a century ago met in Garden City last week. They were Mrs. Bertha Kobow of Chicago, who was visiting her aunt, Mrs. Shiele. Seventy years ago they came over to the United States from Germany together. Mrs. Shiele and Mrs. Kobow had many interesting things to talk about, reminiscing over 70 years in the United States. Mrs. Shiele is 94 and Mrs. Kobow is 76. What and When AT Lyric Theatre CULLMAN Saturday-Sunday, July 17-18 Jack Oakie and Ajin Solh- ern in "SUPER SLEUTH." Monday. July 19th: Matinef oitl> "SUPER SLEUTH." Night only "FOREVER YOURS" with Bcnjamino GiRli and Joan Gardner. Tues.-Wed. July. 20-21: Gail Patrick. Rirardo Cor- tcz and Town n in, "HER HISBAMD LIES." Thursda-., July 22nd: John Bcal. Harry Carey and Amida in. "BORDER CAIE." July Barpain Tvio shorts, tv.o feature IrnRth pictures and vrial. Drama and Western, Ritz Theatre HANCEVILLE FEATURE PICTURE: Thursday. Fri- day and Saturda> Nipht, Saving, To Cost County Schools i 5000 Cullman Countians To Be Affected Cullman county taxpayers will be saved by the Homestead Exemption Act, it was reported this week by Tax Assessor Ellis Burns. More than 700 property owners in Cullman county have entered claims for homestead exemptions since July, 1st when the tax exemp- tion books were opened, the tax assessor said. "Any person who owns and lives on a place, with certain is entitled to the AMERICAN LE- GION CONVENES IN GADSDEN The boys who were "over there" will spend three days together again July 18, 19 and 20 in Gadsdea when the Alabama American Le- gion convenes. The Gadsden has made great plans for the enter- tainment of its sister posts with high spots such as the barbecue and parade on Monday, and the American Legion ball on Tuesday night The Cullman Post is to be well represented at the convention, tak- ing along the 35-piece high school band under the direction of P. F. Bria to carry the colors of the Drum and Bugie Corps, it was an- nounced by Commander J. G. Kra- mer. The bano. will go en masse to Gadsden Monday the St. Ber- nard football bus, which is schedul- ed to leave Cullman at a. and return Monday night. Delegates selected from the Cull- man post to attend the convention are W. A. and Matthew Drake Vinemont; H. M. Windsor, N. J. Rains, J. H. Dorrougb, C. O. York, J. H. Morgan, Cullman, Route 1; T. E. Powell, W. O. Jones, Cullman, Route 4; T. A. Smith, Adjutant; John A. Veigl, J. G. Kramer, Com- mander; W. J. Nesmith, Roy E. Williams and H. M. Woods. Alternates are Z. S. Williams, Vinemont Route 2; W. W. Wiscner, Holly Pond; H. J. Stewart. A. F. Grimmett, Hanceville; J. B. Gray. Cullman. Route 6; W. E Teichmil- Isr. Cullman. Route 8; C. W Brun- ner. O W Bonds. Bailcyton, Route 1; J. M Cnder, Cullman, Route 4; E. L. Burks. Cullman. Route 5; C. R. Rainey, R B Hyatt, Hanceville; J. Marvin Lee. Dr. E. V. Culpepper and J. E. Pierce. DEER FINALLY CAPTURED Mr. Burns' definition of the home- stead. Mr. Burns quoted Attorney Gen- eral A. A. Carmichael who said that the "homestead exemption act would cost the schools of Alabania approximately a million dollars a year." It is well known that the act] was passed by the last legislature, I and that Governor Graves explain- ed that he intended for the sales tax to supply the deficit which the exemption would create. "In Cullman Mr. Burns explained, "there will be approxi- mately taxpayers who will re- ceive the exemption. The average exemption amounts to about This means that about will be subtracted from the total tax payment in the county. i Mr. Burns continued, "the catch is this. Schools receiv- ed almost 60 percent of the homo- y stead taxes which will be exempt- F ed, which means that there will be a deficit in sctlnol funds of about "On the other hand the sales will'bring the county approximate- ly per year of which the schools do not receive more than 30 percent." Thus, according to I Attorney General Carmichael and.; Assessor Burns the money exempt- ed will be taken for the most parti from the schools, and the money received from the sales tax will be1 apportioned for the greatest part to some other department" Applications for exemption Witt be taken only during the months of July and August, the Assessor emphasized, and in order to accom- modate everybody in the county, Mr. Burns is to spend some time in every beat in the county now and Sept. IsL Afternoon' FEATURE PICTURE: Saturday Afternoon: FEATURE Sunday and (See ad for title of feature) Strand Theatre CULLMAN Friday, Saturday "GUNS OF THE TOCOS." Sfctnrdmy: Sunday: "STOLEN HOLIDAY." Monday Six .IK" Ihe two deer be- to J. W Sewell were just one huppy f.ijmly. They Jived se- i curc-lj enclosed in a flood strung pasture- feuct Then nno nieht the went on L. fnd fled Irorr Nothing heard d.'jy 1he buck come to cat his food until i1 decided to put :t in the- K.jr-jjy At first this dirJrj'l Hi 5.0 the deer but cr.jdu.illy hf un1j] he- .jte r< in th' R.jr.JC' he very ndd to the convenience of the <'i't in the county. Mr. Burns .-iiinoiince's. that the office in the court house it open every day for applications even though he be out. "BLACK LEGION." Wednesday Thursday: Zrfft- "MOKE THAN A SECKE- BEES SURPRISE POSTMASTER Postmaster Otis Murphrce of Bremen, was startled a few days aco when he heard a load buzzing sound in the back of the office, 31 mighl have a rattlesnake ready 1o strike, but it Upon further iijvcstiga- 1icin Postmaster Murphrec found a tralc cnrj tain ing a full 'warm of bet1; "I just hope no- bod} takes the idea of raising skulks anywhere was Mr. Murphree's only comment STRAWBERRIES thousand crates oi strawberries, 135.7 carloads were shipped by 1be United Strawberry Growers' Association of Cullman otnmty. Secretary Asa Blalock porbed this week. The crop was damaged to some extent by cold weather and early spring rains. The avsiage pnc over the entire season was per crate. f NOTICE In each week's issue of the Cullman Banner, will appear the names of twelve (12) per-, sons -who will be entj4Jed to a FREE admission to the Strand Theatre. If your name appears, clip It and present same at the box" fice as a Special Guest of Strand Management Cullmari Banner HEAD "FTIOM KTVEK EH" EACH
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