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Cullman Banner, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1937, Cullman, Alabama ANNEE NEWSPAPER CULLMAN, ALABAMA, FRIDAY, JULY PAGE THREE Lyric Theatre .Friday, July 2Crd Bargain Day. Matinee 5-15c. Klght 10-15e. No. 1 "SWING BUTTON SWING" Musical Novelty. No. 2 "GAME TRAILS" Granted Rice Sport ifht -------f yj j .t i.j_ut i, J. A i. j. j w j_i A m uranium! nice S "BORDER ,HAM VISITORS PRAISE CULLMAN COUNTY Scottshoro Case Drags By William B. Hide With white-haired Circuit, Judge W. W. Callahan cracking his legal whip impatiently, the actors, in Alabama's time-worn Scottsboro Drama stumbled through their lines again this week. The trials were listless and bor- ing, and there was every indication that an parties are sick of the whole sordid affair, and ready to do whatever is necessary to be rid of it once and for all. .Even Samuel Leibowitz, the New York trial lawyer who once spout- ed flame in defense of the nine ne- gro youths, appeared ready to call quits. He took little part in cross- examining witnesses whose testi- mony the world now knows by heart, and showed his old-time fire only when he declared that he would appeal "to hell and back" the death verdict meted out to Clarence Norris. The state, represented no longer by political-minded Tommy Knight but by Assistant Attorney-General Thomas F. Lawson, displayed its first inclination to compromise. Lawson readily agreed not to ask ior a death sentence in the trial of Andy Wright in order to save the time and expense of calling a spec- ial venire. Hepprters who have followed the cacc through the years agreed that, as a news story, it has about run itself out. This week's court ses- sion was a far cry from the blus- tery days of the first Decatur trial when National Guardsmen patroll- ed the streets, when you had to come at midnight to get a seat in the courtroom, and when New York papers were printing "extras' on every new development There were 26 northern newspa- per reporters and a score of photo- graphers in Decatur then flashing out the news of Ruby Bates' chang- ing her testimony, of the machine- like death sentences and the spirit- ed clash of attorneys. This week only Ray Daniell of The New York Times represented the eastern press contingent. The courtroom held only a few strag- glers, and instead of mob spirit on the streets, there was only a gen- eral feeling of disgust Besides Time, the old healer him- self, two factors have brought about this change. One is the stag- gering cost which the state and Jackson County have had to bear, and the other is the fact that the radical organizations which made capital of the trials have dropped them for liver issues. Three years ago. Communist spell-binders could raise thousands of dollars in a campaign for the de- fense of the "Scottsboro Children." little of which was ever used to help the negroes. Today the Scottsboro story gets the cold shrug even in New York. "With the situation as it now stands. it is a fairly safe bet that the trials now proceeding at Deca- tur wiD be the last no matter what the outcome is. As it appears now. the fintl s hi- tion will be worked out like this: Norris and Patterson, the two older negroes said to have been leaders of the alleged attack on Mrs. Victoria Price, will pr bably be given 75-year pris n sentences Norris" death sntence wilj probably be commuted to keep it fr m b'ir-g carried to the supreme cntort aeai Andy Wright and the olhtr younger negro charged with at- tacking Mrs. Price will receive shorter sentences, and Ihe negroes charged with ravishing Ruby Bales will be oilher acitntlcd or Rivm brief sentences. The state will have difficulty proseculinc these ncgnxs for aStackmg a wwnvin -who denies that the aiiUck occurred. But soJoatrn. Joacg1 Callahan, counsel, ana flic people of Alabama want ID be done with the Scoltsboro case. Bells Beat Thompsons Cullman soft ball fans last Friday night witnessed a superior Birm- ingham Southern Bell nine polish off the local Thompson team in easy fashion. The score was 8 to 1, and at no time during the game were the visitors in danger of de- feat. Diminuitive Will Musgrove, Thompson pitcher, and Leland Styles, infielder, saved the local team from complete annihilation at the hands of the mighty Bells of Birmingham. Southern Bell clouted the horse- hide from the very first inning, amassing a five run lead in the ini- tial stanza. Musgrove then settled down and pitched fairly steady ball, limiting the Bells to three more runs in eight innings. Leland Styles, labeled by many fans as the ablest short fielder in both leagues, stole the show for the locals, however, by making the sensational catch of the evening in the fifth inning to put a stop to any further scoring on the part of the visitors. The Bell pitching was superior to anything the locals had ever 2d. Only two hits were scored "by the Thompson nine; a home run and a triple, both clouted by one man, Leland Styles. Bex Score Southern Bell A. B. R. H. Hopper 4 1 1 Beckham 1 Rigden 3 Shelton 4 Hamilton 4 Allen 1 Williams 3 Ford.................. 3 Allen 3 Pickett................ 3 Bell 3 Craig 3 I Qets Stung fey A. B. CHAPIN 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 TOTAL .........35 8 Thompson A. B. B. H. Duke 2 0 U Calvert 3 0 0 Styles 2 1 2 Hudson 3 0 0 Trimble 2 0 0 Knight 2 0 0 Seibenheiner......... 3 0 0 Jnder 2 0 0 Camp 2 0 0 Musgrove 2 0 0 TOTAL .......23 1 2 I IT'S A BOY FOR THE M1LLABD BUCHMANN'S A nine-pound boy was born July 16th to Mr. and Mrs. Millard Buch- mann of Pulaski. Tenn., formerly >f Cullman. Mrs. Buchmann was Miss Nell Brindley before her mar- riage. REAL STATIC Your" radio may be pretty bad these days, but it couldn't be as 35 ihe one Park of Pi. CuHmaif, listening to on last Sunday afternoon- Mr. Lowety hearing one of fas favorite programs when awl lire shot from ev- ery direction. Lightning had stradk the ruined, factose sligb'- ly damaged- Mf. What and When AT Strand Theatre CULLMAN Friday. 7-00 and Saturday Saturday: Sunday: "GOD'S COUNTRY AND THE WOMAN" Monday and Tuesday. -CALL IT A DAT" Wednesday Thursday, -MAMASTEPS Rite Theatre HANCEVILLE Wednesday, Thursday. Fri- day and Saturday Night, Afternoon: SOTidar Afternoon: .and Z'M. <See ad for title of featart) Lyric Theatre CULLMAN Friday, Jrily Westerns, Serial, etc. Sitorday-Smtday, Inly 21-25 -Rimvo <m Monday, July m. -RIDIVG cm "BANK ALAK9T COMER TO SPEAK AT FAR- MER'S PICNIC Donald Comer, Ala- bamian and industrial leader, will speak at the Farmer's Picnic to be held at the high school in Hance- ville, July 23rd. Mr. Comer, who is one of the owners of Avondale Mills, will speak on the subject, "Cotton Va- riety and will no doubt have something to say every farmer in Cullman should hear. Mr. Comer has re- cently returned from an extended tour of Japan and the Orient, es- tablishing amicable relations be- tween the East and the Western Cotton Industry. The picnic will be held on the grounds surrounding the Hance- ville school, and Mr. Comer will jpeak in the school auditorium. Lunch boxes will be for sale, the entire proceeds going to the Hance- ville school. Everybody in Cullman and sur- rounding counties has been invited .nd a crowd of is expected to oe present The picnic is sponsor- jd by the Hanceville community. Legionaires Back From Big Convention Members of Cullman Post of the American Legion returned Wednes- day to report that the convention in Gadsden, held July 18-20, was one of the most successful Alabama has ever The Cullman delegation was composed of 25 members and a 38-piece band under the direction of Prof. P. F. Bria. Among those attending were: Commander George Kramer, Adjutant Albert Smith, C, O. York, Couldn't Find A Drop "Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to shave with" was the cry last Tuesday morning, when everybody on the east side found out there was no water. And straight to the telephone we all went to call and see what was the matter. The wa- ter plant and city clerk's office must have answered a thous- and as many as Mayor Bowes' operators ans- wer. The trouble was thai the con- struction work at the wader works required the replacing of a ten-inch jnain The work- men tried to do at all an one nigM hut all in vain. So the nuwnbCT of beards and stubby laces you saw Tuesday wis no evidence of the organi- zation of House of David, but simply that there was no water. Roy Williams, R. P. Johnston and wife, Hayne Windsor, Sheriff J. S. Pierce, Herman Stewart, W. O. Jones, N. J. Rains, C. T. Teich- mueller, J. T. Attaholt, Fire Chief Eugene Clark, W. E. James, J. M. Lee and W. J. Nesmith. The program consisted of three days of riotous good time, meeting old attending the fine entertainment which had been prepared by the Gadsden hosts. In the election of officers, Harold S. Maye, Florence, was elected commander of the Northern Area; Felix Freeman, Jasper, Command- er 1st District; George Kramer, 2nd District, and Collie D. Tommie. Gadsden. 3rd District Graves Speaks Governor Graves, who has long 'icen an active Legionaire. spoke Tuesday morning. Other speakers n'luded Congressman Joe S lames, George Lewis Bailes of Birrrilng- and Judge J. Fred Thomp- n. national vice-chairman. Mr. Bailes declared. "The Legion s urging congress to write into aw the principle of the universal "raft so that if war should come ?ain. it should be fought on a b-ssis of service by all and profit for none. The next thing in line for Buddies is the National Legi'm nvention which v.-ill be held in New York City in September. GAR0EST crrr STORE TO BE REBUILT Sfttli: -MEN ARE NOT Tharaday, "MEET THE Work has begun on F. W. Sba- vct's new bride store in Garden City 2 p. Store. Tuesday, July 27lh, p School House. Wednesday, July 28th, a. Wednesday. July 28th, a. in- to 2 p. Wednesday, July 28th, p. Thursday. July 29th, 8-10 a. Joppa. Thursday. July 29th. a. m to p Pond. Thursday. July 29th, p Friday. July 30th. a. m City. Friday. July 30th. Ccnler Hill. Friday. July SGlh, The following Monday afternoon. August Pond, Caravan of 30 Cars Brings Good Will to Cullman Community. Cullman was host Tuesday to 75 Birmingham visitors on a good witt tour of North Alabama to welcome merchants and business men to the Alabama Merchants Convention which meets August 4th and 5th in Bir- mingham. The caravan of cars which entered town amid the blare of horns was met at the Elks Hall by a large group of prominent citizens of man, L. A. (Bert) Mackentepe was chairman of the reception tee. and a 45-minute program fol- lowed. The two-day Chamber of Coin- merce trip included stops at BOY THOUGHT DROWNED IS REVIVED Milton Pitts, 16-year-old resident of White City, was drowned at a swimming party held near Trimble last Friday. That might have been the whole story had it not been for some fast, efficient work on the part of farm agent C. T. Bailey and others present. It was the same old story of the drowning boy. Some 200 boys and about 50 men were at the Trimole swimming hole. Several were on the bank watching the crowd, and a big time was being enjoyed oy everybody present. No one gave much thought to anyone drowning. Has Cramps Suddenly Pitts took the cramps. Among that big crowd it was dim- cult to tell if anyone was missing. However, it was soon discovered that Pitts had drowned. Mr. Bai- ley, with the assistance of many others dragged Milton out of the water and began working on him. Seme of the boys had been taught artificial respiration and first aid for drowning. This was put into practice immediately. All Hope Lost It seemed that there was nothing that would save Pitts, in spite of all the massaging and careful respira- tion. An ambulance was call2d from Cullman. Everything possi- ble was done to save the boy. Finally at the end of abput 20 minutes there was evidence that Pitts was breathing slightly, but his an tire body was still almost black and lifeless. Dead One and One-Half Hours It was not until an hour and a half after the accident, on the way back to Cullman in an ambulance that there was definite evidence of i revival. Milton Pitts regained consciousness, but he was very weak and pale. However, after a night in tht hospital under the careful atten- tion of a doctor, he returned to his -lome with his happy parents, hav- ng actually been dead and brought back to life. Dr. McAdory pronounced the re- vival as the best piece of level- headed first aid artificial respira- tion work he had ever seen. SUPREME COURT JUDGE RETURNS TO CULLMAN The Honorable Joel B. Brown. Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, spent a few days back in the old home town last week. He and Mrs. Brown were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Parker. Judge and Mrs. Brown have a cottage at Blounl Springs, where they spend quite a bit of time each summer. Before Judge Brown became Su- preme Court Judge of Alabama, he was a law partner of Circuit Judge A. A. Griffith. CULLMAN IS FIRST IN VALUE OF FARM DWELLINGS Hanceville, Cullman, Falkville, Hartselle, Decatur for lunch, Mus- cle Shoals -end Florence for the night, Huntsville, Guntersville for an inspection of TVA dam, Albert- ville, and back to Birmingham. Tuesday'! program in Cullman, with D. Robertson as master uf ceremonies, began with short ad- dresses by Finis St. John and M. L- Robertson, extending a cordial welcome to the Birmingham, guests. Responses for the visitors were made by Dr. W. W. Walker of Wal- ker Wholesale Drug Co., A. Koy Foster of the Birmingham Truest Savings Co., Karl Langrebe, vice- president of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Co., Frank Watson, chair- man of the motorcade, and L. E. Foster of the Birmingham Cham- ber of Commerce. A. Key Foster explained that what Birmingham wants is a "bal- ance of power between agriculture and industry." "Birmingham wants to buy Cullman county produce so that Cullmamtes may, in turn, buy Birmingham's industrial products." Mr. Langrebe recognized the rea- son for Cullman county's prosperi- ty by pointing out that the people work harder than the citizens of most sections of the state. "What we want is a coordination of the Merchants Association, the local Chamber of Commerce, and the new State Chamber of he said.. "Ben RuneJ, president of the State Chamber ot Commerce has said that with proper promotion Alabama should be a state with five million inhabi- tants rather than two and a halt million." Chairman Frank Watson then. praised Cullman for its buying power during the past depression. "There were two bright spots in my business during the depression and one of them was Culbnaa. county." The program was clcsed by L. E. Foster who introduced other mem- bers of the Birmingham delega> lion. An ample supply of good re- freshments were on hand for erybody present. Among those with the caravan were Pete Woods, manager of the Redmont hotel; M. H. Geisking of the Tennessee Company; Louis Phillips, of Burger-Phillips; Frank James, James Sign Co.; Walghto M. Taylor of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, and Blary Fabian of Birmingham Opera As- sociation. The Merchants Association Con- vention on August 4 and 5th wffl be featured by an address by Thomas W. Martin, president of the Alabama Power Co., on barna Looks Ahead." and by Landgrebe on "What About Busi- ness This The Tennessee Company's big barbecue will be the feature of the second day. with a wrestling match between Tuffy Luxury Tax" and "Alabama Citizen" to follow at Birmingham's Municipal Auditori- um that nighl. Frank J. Slaylr.n. chairman of the convention, pr nuses a great time for a9I attending. Famous Opera Star in CuDnian Mary Fabian, farjjmu.s f'T faei rote, in the Metropolitan Oj< was an Tuesday wjtn the Good WiJ] Motorcade Miss Fabian spoke briefly in re- gard to the work she is doing- in Birmingham TIO-W. She has recent- ly been made head of the Birming- ham Civic Association, and will produce opera for Alabama. Her first production will be the opera which wiD be staged at Legion Field in Birming- ham some times in September. Miss Fabian will not sing, but other fa- mous voices from New York Chicago will be beard. cwanly Jeads olhei counties in Alabama in the valu of jt.s farm dwell JURA. -aeenj-'Jmc t ihf Jt-dtr.ii] ociiMjfi 1U form arc valued al comity comes m< total valuation of farm <of Thwc HTX farms in Alabama, 1'laling ;B35 acres These including the buildings, are valued at Madison has the largest number of farms, the total number being valued at and Dal- las second with farms, valued only at GOOD HOVE BAPTIST CHtJBCV 3VCW8 Preaching service every first and third Sunday, 1140 a. m. Baptist Training Union at p. Evening preaching p: tn. STAVE MILL TO REOPEN Merriotte stave mill which been closed for the past few weeks during a general recondi tuning of and machinery to be ready to return to work in a few days. New and modernized machinery wffl make possible the production of staves on a much larger scale than before. 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