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   Cullman Banner, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1937, Cullman, Alabama                               We Believe In Cullman County THE CUL BANNER In the Heart of Alabama's Rich- est Agricultural District YOUR NEWSPAPER Volume 3 CULLMAN, ALABAMA, FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1937. 5 Cents a Copy State Drgs Organize For Spring Political Scraps Sturdy Oak of Wilcox is Still Biggest Like the -Scotch; .fathering for a flghtt Alabama't thousands-, of rock-ribbed Drys are now, holding miss meetings the .state, laying plans for drive on the'baUot boxes. Several special elections are to come up in the hair-line Dry coun ties during the fall, and the Dry legions have no intention of surrender- counties to the WeW without a The county elections, however, will serve -only as warjning-up exer- cises' for tfae Dry Readers have 'already served notice that their "Big Push" 'will totae iff Ifae general state' pri- mary next spring. Certainly Ihere 'will be at least one candidate 'in the gubernatorial ranks who will advb cate an immediate 'scrapping 'oftbe state stores -and a 'return to Bone- Prohibition. Whether or -not this candidate will be Benjamin Miller re- mains the state's No. 1 political question mark. There are two questions concerning Miller which the next few months will decide. First is the question of whether or not the 74-year-old Sturdy Oak of Wilcox chooses to run, and' the second is whether or not the ma- jority of the Drys want him for the standard bearer. Of the first question, there seems to be little room for doubt that the ex-governor would like to return, to Capitol HilL Those who are close to him report that he feels very deeply and even resents the "pie- eating" policies of the Graves Ad- and that he yearns to go back and "clean up again after Bibb Graves." On the question of whether or not. the Drys want "Miller, there seems to be some difference of op- At a recent Dry conclave in Birmingham, a resolution was pass- .ed petitioning Harwell G. Davis, in- ternal revenue collector, to run nn- der the'Ury .banner. Other Dry factions are looking to State Senator J. MiUee Bonner and fiarry .B churchman, woggar, as a possibility. Bint whoever finely fl for a strong 'pry vote which -may be decisive tn next governor's race. As it appears how, SDrys will probably lose in the spec- "ial county elections this fall. -The ''old argument that "we are doing the drinking and the other count? js collecting the taxes" is a hard one to combat Just as'this column predicted, the Scottsboro .case was1 wiped off the Alabama court docket last week. The rape charges against the five negroes accused of ravishing Ruby .Bates were nol pressed, and four of them headed for New York with Attorney Sam Liebowitz to cele- brate. The fifth negro, Ozie Powell, re- ceived a 20-year prison sentence for last year's attack on an officer as the famous defendants were oe ing carried through Cullman coun- ty. Clarence Norris is the only mem- ber of the group now facing a death sentence, and it's a safe bet that the sentence will be COL nuiled. As one of the nation's most fa- mous defense attorneys, Liebowitz has the reputation of never having a client put to death. It took him six years to keep that record clean in the Scottsboro case, ..but he ap- parently has been successful. An of crownings struck the state this "week and claimed the of four youths, all residents of North Alabama. 'While shores of happy picnickers looked on, McDonald Ward Jones, prominent .Birmingham football player, sank to his death in Queenstown Lake'Sunday.' The strapping 200-pounder could not swim, and was "lost when his boat overturned. The other victims were Jessie Gray Poag, 11, who was drowned in a Sheffield swimming pool; Mar- vin Smith, 21, who was drowned in Little River on Lookout Mountain, and John L. Cannon, 20, of Fort Payne. Aged Coal Operator Died_Last Week I. .M. Hill, one of Cullman coun- ty's oldest citizens, died last week at the .age of 71. Mr. Hill had been in the coal business for years. Recently he and Mrs. Hill "celebrated their gold- en anniversary. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leatha Hill; five sons: Messrs. J. W., C. C., A. F., and L. A. Hill, all of Cullman, and G. B. Hill of ".Bir- for- leadership, -and Masonic funeral services were held Sunday afternoon 'at. the first Methodist'church, the Rev. Glenn Bartee delivering the sermon. In- terment was made in the Protest- ant- cemetery. Moss-Scheuing charge. IT STILL HAPPENS Sheriff J. E. Pierce's suspicions were correct Sunday morning when he noticed that a V-8 was making a little too much time through town. A mad chase followed in which the sheriff was the victor. He found 30 cases of liquor in the back of the car. There were no stamps and no bill of lading, show- ing that.the' haul was certainly not destined for the state liquor stores in Birmingham or Montgomery. Ellie Bolton of Tuscaloosa, the driver of the car, was apprehended under the charges of transporting liquor and violating the Alcohol Commissions tax law. Bonds were made on Monday morning. Rumbling opposition to Senator Black's wages-afHMlDUrs bill con- tinued on the rise in, Alabama this week as fanners andf industrialists alike expressed fear that the mza- sure will raise prices and put southern Industry at a still further disadvantaee- Wires poured into the senate.-s Washington office imploring him to drop the fight for the bill s passage, but they fell on a deaf ear. Ihe senator has burned his bridges and has determined to pass the bill ev- en if it wrecks his own state. Birmingham found oul Ihos week thai to refuse to re-eJecl two mem- bers of a ihree-man commission js? a dangerous business. In retaliation for their recent ov erwhelming defeat at tiie polls, Ci- Commissioners W. O. Downs and Vmrr Robinson voted themselves Jjcire than in "back saJaries Commission President James M Jones was absent at the lime even had be been present he rave been powerless to stop the loot A movement was started ammc- diately to try to payment oj the money, but the commissioners are apparently "within the law and the comptroller vnl! have no choice but to pay. Wkt and When AT Strand Theatre CULLMAN Friday, fcN; 7-W and Saturday Satarday: 7.-M; AN EDITQBIAL A SOUTHERN ISCARIOT To the editors of this journal it.seems inconceivable that the man who is now leading the fight to impose a minimum wage and maximum hour "law on American industry is-a Southern senator by the name of Hugo LaFayette Black, If such v.a- bill as the Black-Connery-Bill Were being sponsor- -.ed by., a senator from Massachusetts Or Vermont, no one would 'be surprised. For years New England .legislators have fought re-, j strictrons on industrial south in the1 form of'discrim- inatory freight -rates and-Federal regulation of: and But when a Southern senator sponsors such movement, i.. which even-its .friends admit will fall heaviest upon -the South; we must probe behind the scenes.lor a-reason. i-- The original Black-Connery' introduced Senator' would have delegated to a Federal board, appointed by the President, blanket power to regulate wages and hours in ev- ery American industry engaged in interstate commerce.. There would have been no appeals' from decisions of'the DQipd, and an industry would have had to operate under terms set Up by the board or else go out of business. _ The storm of opposition aroused by this dictatorial proposal caused the .senator to evolve a substitute bill which Is now be- fore the Senate with an excellent chance of passage. The new- bill deals with three separate la- bor, maximum hours and minimum wages. It would empower a five-man board to set minimum wages as high as 40 cents an hour and to fix the maximum work week as low as 40 hours. It would also "encourage" collective bargaining agencies to try to force the work week as low as 30 hours. The effect of such a measure on most branches of Southern industry is readily apparent. It would jump production costs to a point where, when freight rates were added, the manufactur- ed goods could not be sold in competition with Northern-made products. But what of the Southern farmer? The bill is supposed to exempt agricultural labor, but there is no guarantee that farm- ers may not one day be forced to pay a minimum wage of 40 cents an hour. But even if farm labor is never touched, the farmers must purchase goods on which prices have been raised because of the increased processing and production costs. And how, asks the Dothan Chamber of Commerce, can farm laborers be'kept on the farm when they can seek industrial employment at a minimum of a day? It is true that working conditions standards in the South are lower than they are in other sections _qf the country. It is true that something should be done to attempt to bring these con- ditions in line with those existing in New England. It is true that the Southern worker deserves as much for his labor as the Northern wage differentials between the two sec- tions should be gradually ironed out. But the process must be a gradual one worked out by the Southern states themselves. Alabama1 tiiay need, a' minimum wage and maximum hour law. now. But the lawrsniist be work- ed out and administered by this state in the Ughfe of conditions obtaining to: suddenly standardize as proposed by Senator be ruinous to the South. y Why then, is Senator Blac islation? lacM, of all men, fighting 'this leg- The senator stated in Birmingham last December that he be- lieved John L. Lewis is "the biggest man in' the United States, next to Roosevelt" He makes no denial of the fact that he has hitched' his own -political ambitions 6ntb the 'Lewis coattails. He honestly believes that if he continues his present tactics he will _one_day_ have the Lewis support for the Presidency. We can draw only one conclusion. Senator Black has 'sold out his own constituency in an effort to further his personal am- bitions. j He has betrayed his friends, his state and the South. -ANTHONY ADVERSE" -THE GREAT O'MALLCT' -MIDNIGHT TAXI" Rite Theatre HANCEY1LLE Wednesday, Thursday. Fri- day and Saterdaf Nlgbt Afternoon: Sunday Afternoon: 240 and for title of feature) Lyric Theatre Saturday-Sunday, July 31-Attg- 1 "NEW FACES OF Monday, p. nu 2: "XEW FACES OF "MAN IN THE MIR- ROR." Tuesday-Wednesday. Aug. 3- 4: THE HEADLINED Thursday. Aug. 5th: "THREE SMART GIRLS-" Cullman Boy Killed In Accident George Allen Chandler of Cull- man. was killed Friday when the truck in which he was riding from Decatur to Tuscumbia, turned over. Funeral services were held Sun- day at St. Paul's Lutheran church. Rev. Henry Meyer presiding. Mr. Chandler is survived by his father. "Harvey Chandler, his moth- er, six sisters: Mrs. K. L. Calander of Birmingham; Mrs. Otto Buett- ner. Ruby. Pauline, Mildred, and Bettv Jean Chandler, all of Cull- man. Funeral services were under the direction of Fischer. REV. CECIL C. HELMLY TO PREACH IN MISSISSIFPi KIWANIS RESOLUTIONS GET ACTION Favorable reports on the various resolutions in regard to public dance halls, junk yards, and con- gestion resulting from buses slop- ping in the streets, made at the regular meeting of the Kiwanis Club Tuesday night It was reported that the bus com- pany had been notified that action would be taken if something was nol done to relieve the city of UK l hazard created by bus stops. The club also cited C X Bailer. county farm agent for an act of valor in saving KJbe life  ie CIO. In his address he is ex- ected to discuss "what the CIO Has Cost Michigan." The Constitutional Educational League is an anti-Communistic group organized to combat all Red ctivities in the United States. It was organized by World War vet- rans in 1919, and is now headed by udge John L. GilsOn, of New Hav- n, Conn., a trustee of Yale Univer- ity. The League has opened offices in the.Protective Life Building, Birm- ingham, arid has "appointed Fred R. The membership of the club hits been limited to 40 -members' ..arid most of the chairs have been fak en. The club has leased a contract >f 900 acres of land in the Allison lame Reserve the center of Sumter county. The tract is locat- ed in a section famous for its deer, turkey and squirrel Besides this tract the club has ac cess to another 800-acre section which is noted for quad. "With that kind of game waiting for us. we should really make j tilling Nov. 20th when the season Dr. Bledsoe announced, The Club plans to have one hunt a week after the season opens. The forty members are: Messrs. C. T. Bailey. Forest Yearwood, J. D. Burns, Conrad Howard, Geo. Stie- felmeyer, W. B. Douglass, L. Thompson, Bill Drinkard, C. S Biggers, Joe Baier, R. P. Johnston, Dr. E. D. McAdory, John L. Eidson, L. B. Hays. Louis J. Vogel. Dr. T. A. Robinson. E. C. Kinney. Jr.. Her- bert Peinhardt H. H. Kinney, Har- ry Wise. Homer F. "Mitchell, Wm R, Griffin. Otto W. Peinhardt, Louis E Hauk, R. E. Lee, Bert Macken- lepe, Dillard Kinney, Aloy Imbash Spencer Kinney, C. R- Rainey. W O. Dunlap, Dr. G. W. Bledsoe, Dr L. C. Bledsoe. Roy B. Williams, W S. Leeth. Dr. Lee Tucker, T. A Smith and W, T. Newton. larvin, veteran. new Ulrett its' Representative .Hoffman will 'al- Jessie so speak in Decatur, Florence 'and Gadsden on 'dates' to be announced later. Alfred Sentenced Verdie AUred was sentenced last week to 12 months hard labor plu and court costs for receiving and concealing three chickens which were recently stolen from O, C. Cornelius of Fairvaew. "Petty stealing in Cullman coun ly must stop." declared JusUc: John Allfiood. in whwie court Uie case was tried, "and the best know of stopping it is to punishment they won'l apply forget The value of the were placed ai 00. Officials believe complices who performed the tbef be apprehended Read This And Go Crazy Don't go any further without a paper and pencil! You'll need to draw plenly of diagrams before you are through. AH set. All right, here goes. Mrs John Shedd of near Trim- ble, married Mr. John PersaU nol long ago. There was nothing un- usual in that you say, but not so fast There's more to follow Mrs Shedd happens to be ifte mother of Mrs. W. C. Persall, whose husband, mind you. ,s none than the son of John Persall, the husband of Mrs. Shedd. You must be groggy by now, but just to make your thinking clear we might say that this happy union makes Mr. W. C PersaH's mother- in-law, his father's wife, or in other words, his mother-in-Jaw becomes his step-mother, and to add further to the complexity of the situation it puts Mrs W C. Persall in ibe same predicament that is. her fath- er-in-law becomes ner step-father In simpler terms 1 say sim- pier? Mr. W. C. realized that he i- Persall hss just his step-sister. Mr. John son is the husband of his daughter in-law, and Mrs. John Persall' daughter is wife of her law. At 3east that's the way I figure it Your good figures start on should give you understanding 13 Einstein theory. And, as if lhal were not enough, it was the third trip to 1h altw for both Mrs. Shedd and Mr and each time Mrs SheJ had said "Yes" to a man namf- the husband DANCE HALL PADLOCKED Circuit Judge A, A. Griffith Aited Joe Lindsey Wednesday for violat- ng the terms of an. injunction is- sued by Judge .Griffith against rman; to ELKS gPONSOR TIGHT "ON TRAFFIC HAZARDS Uniting with 1600 orders of aroughout the United States, the Cullman Elks Wednesday night oted to sponsor a drive to rid Cullman of traffic hazards. Exalt- ed Ruler George Stiefelmeyer ap- pointed Jack Tucker as chairman f the committee to lead the drive, with C. C. Scheuing and Louis lauk assisting. It -was the first meeting since Exalted Ruler Stiefelmeyer and "ohn Imbusch had returned' from heir trip lo the ElkS National Co'ri- cnljon :n Denver, and there were 50 Elks present for the occasion. Everyone was interested in hear- ng about the trip and in learning what happens when Elks gel together al a convention. Mr. Stiofelmeyer told of the con venlion from beginning to end; ol the special train section in whacb and Mr. Imbusch travelled, the mildness of the climate in Denver he hearty welcome extended by the hosts, the many interesting sight-seeing tours, and the fine spir- it of good fellowship which pre- vailed throughout the convention. Everyone present fell thai Exalt- ed Ruler and Im- busch had really become inspired with the true spirit of the B. P. O E. and that the CuUroan order will benefit from trip to Denver. time.the has grown intQfd.Ai-nold and Sons, Uje present business. tyf. Arnold had, been .ill for .some being cawed to the .Highland Baptist in Birmingham, Friday, July .an appendix operation. He died Tuesday after- nopn, July, 27th, Henry .Arnold famous in the county for his hard work, hi? af- fability, and his in business. He was president of Leeth Ni- tional Bank. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alma Richter, Arnold; daughter, Mrs. Bessie Schaefer.. and three sons: Bill. Carl and Henry Arnold, all of Cullman. Funeral services were held at "St. Paul's Lutheran church, where Mr. Arnold was a charter member. Rev. Henry Meyer presided In- terment was made in Cullman Pro'-eslanl cemetery. Moss-Schei.- m charge Active pall-bearers were: Dr G. W. Bledsoe, Dr. T. A. Robinson, W. F. Leeth, R. E. Lee, Dr. J. C. Mar- Dr. R A. Culpepper, and Dr. Philip Hartung. dance hall, May. 15, 1937. Several witnesses .disclosed that rough conduct had been in order it the place for some ng last week. in a near, riot which Mtt cuts ana lacerations, and Crumbley of Holly Pond, wounded by a blow over 1iis eye. Lindsey's place is located four miles east of Cullman on the Cull- man-.Guntersville .highway. At the conclusion "of the' evidence Judge Griffith imposed oh' Llhdaey a 9-day jail sentence.' fine and ordered the dance place 'pddlocKed for six months. FABM PRODUCE PRICES FIRMER Latest reports'" indicated Friars were bringing 13c to 18c; hens, 9c to 12c. 16c .to" 2lc. Potatoes were a 100 the first this. .week. Cotton prices began this week but promised to' be steady. Initial transactions 8 to. 12 points net lower with October at 11.03; December at 1J.12; January. 11.15; March. 11.22; and May, 11.26. Weather this week was ideal for cotton, particularly since it was de- structive- to the boll weevil, but evidently had not had time to af- fect the price of cotton. KBCXION year separation last week la onl They were Mrs Mary Blaj- of Akron, Ohio, and "Mrs. Holmes of Vinemonl. Mrs Blair bac ooane to three weeks wilh her sisVr an Vincmont. CtHLLMAN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATJCV Due to a change in principals of Cullman County High School tor the, ensuing year it seems advisabV to have an advance- rcgistralnsn (r-r all pupils who expect to enroll In Cullman county higb school this year. G. W. PONDER IN HOSPITAL G. W Ponder, prominent mer- chant of Cullmsn, was taken to the Highland Bapttel hospital m Birm- ingham Monday, where he will be under the care of Dr. Scale Hams Mr. Ponder has been suffering for some lime willi acute strjmach trouble. His many friends wish for him a speedy recovery. BEAUTY SHOP CHANGES HANDS Kalherine's Beauty Nook, owned and operated by George William- son, -was sold this week to Mrs Vernie Collier, Mrs Collier announces thai she intends to offer Cullman the besl in beauty culture. principal of Jibe school be in the high school Office August 2 to Ihe Htib inclusive dn. ang -attach tome be would like to see all prospective pupils and wiUi them tbcar ftjibure plans program of work the rear. All pupils who take advantage ot this registration may be l assistance in of ihcar work and nf iheir scbedtite. possible effort to enrol] early and thus avoid the hasty and oftentamc, laic NOTICE In each week's issue of the Cullman Banner, will appear names of IweJvc O2) per- sons who wil] be entitled lo a FREE to Ihe Strand Theatre If your name appears, clip i1 and present same at the box office as a Special of the Strand Management and Tne Cullman Banner READ TOITR COUNTY PA- PER KTVER TO KTVHT EACH WEEK.   

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