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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.  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 
                            

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