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   Cullman Banner, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1937, Cullman, Alabama                               In the Heart of Alabama's Rich- est Agricultural l District THE CUL BANNER YOUR NEWSPAPER We Believe In Cullman County Volume 6 CULLMAN, ALABAMA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1937. 5 Cents a Copy, 'Miss Dixie' Gets Senate Seat Wild Scramble Seen For Senate Vacancy By WILLIAM B. HUIE Montgomery, Aug. Senator Hugo Black confirmed and rea- dy to ascend the Supreme Court bench in October, seasoned observers agreed here today that during the next nine months Alabama will see one of the maddest political scrambles in its history. The stormy old days of Underwood, Hobson and Comer will be eclipsed, as New Dealers and Old Dealers, Wets and Drys, and Pro and Anti-Sales Taxers battle on a state-wide front for every office from U. S. Senator to Justice of the Peace. Retirement of Senator Black from the Alabama scene will probably mean that two senatorial races will be packed within the nine-month period, and a score of political fig- ures are whistling up the wind and preparing to run both in the special and regular elections. Foremost among these potential candidates is Donald Comer, son of the late governor, outstanding Southern industrialist and certain- ly one of the state's foremost men. Members of the Comer family have announced that if Mr. Comer receives the senatorial appointment he will be a candidate to succeed himself, and it is generally believed that he will run whether he re- ceives the appointment or not. Montgomery's Rep. Lister Hill, chairman of the powerful House military affairs committee, cabled from Paris this week announcing definitely that he will run in any and all senatorial elections. Mr. Hill, who is sure to receive the Administration backing and could be counted on to poll almost a solid vote in his Second District, will be a formidable candidate against any opponent and will be favored to win over anyone but Mr. Comer. The third candidate to make a definite announcement this week was State Senator J. Miller Bonner, Dry stalwart from the Black Belt, who declared that he will run on a platform containing several planks opposed to the Third New Deal. Senator Bonner is bitterly op- posed to the Wages-and-Hours Bill now pending in theHouse, to John Lewis and his CIO, and to the lavish governmental spending program of the New Dealers. Because of his Dry support, as well as the support of those who have opposed the Wages-and-Hours Bill, thesenator will run a strong race in both North Alabama and the Black Belt. Fourth to toss his broad-brimmed in the senatorial ring was For- mer Senator J. Thomas Heflin, most colorful of all the representatives Alabama has sent to Washington. "Cotton here to confer with the governor this week, was arrayed in all his old-time splendor, with a brilliant yellow vest, flowing black bow tie, and with his Negro stories crackling throughout the hotel lobbies. He appears to be in better health than he has enjoyed in the past several years and boast- e d that-he expects to run his most vigorous race next Spring. Following his battles against the Pope and Al Smith, "Cotton Tom" sank to a low ebb in Alabama poli- tics, but he has been coming back steadily and could be counted on to conjure up a lot of votes in the plowed ground. He would have only an outside chance to win, how- ever. Governor and Mrs. Graves are both being mentioned as possible candidates, but this talk can be dis- counted 100 per cent. The govern- or is smart enough to realize that it will be many years before any- body by the name of Graves wins another electoral office an Alabama, Others who are toying with the idea of making Ihc senatorial race are Slate Senators Jim Simpson, of Birmingham, and Max Rogers, of Mobile: Representatives Joe Stames, of Giantersvillc, and Sam Hwbbs, of Publisher Harry Aycrs, of Anniston, and John D. McQueen, of TuscaUoosa. who Iwd planned to Senator Black- One interesting development of the week was an effort on the part of several school leaders to induce Dr. Henry J- WiJlingham, 'Of Flor- ence State Teachers College, to enter the race both for the sena- torial appointment and the full term. The doctor declined, however. he is laying deep plans to be "powerful influence" in the governor's race. He has not as yet picked his gubernatorial can- didate, but you can gamble lhal he will be lined up either with B. M. Miller or with whomever Miner supports. There is certain to be a legal battle over the date on which tfie special election for senator will be Cullmanites Enjoy Trip Through The National Forest Judge J. M. Kilpatrick was host Sunday for an automobile trip' through the National Forest Re- serve, located in'Winston, Lawrence and Franklin counties. The party enjoying the trip was composed of Judge and Mrs. Kil- patrick, Mrs. Gladys Murphree son, Jackie, Misses Helen and Reba Kilpatrick, Theolene Robinson, and Messrs. Edward Word, Davenport Smith, and Jack N. Huie. The group made its first stop at the recreational and picnic grounds at Natural Bridge on the Cheatham Highway, for a first-rate picnic and sight-seeing romp around Natural Bridge. Other visitors at the picnic grounds were Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Wilson, Miss Virginia Wilson, and Mr. Atlee Wilson, all of Decatur; and Mr. and Mrs. Harris Mitchell of Durham, North Carolina. From this point Ranger Posie of the Forest Service, conducted the party to other points of interest in the forest. These included a hun- dred-foot look-out tower, which several members of the party climbed (one got the jittere and al- most fell and a ride through the animal sanctuary, which was opened Sunday for the first time this season. On the return trip the party pass- ed through the district affected by the hail last week, and viewed the desolation left by the unusual storm. Banner Publishes First Cullman Extra "Extra! are words sel- dom heard in Cullman, however, let it not be said that they are words never heard. Last Thursday immediately after the announcement reached The Banner office that Senator Black had been appointed Justice of the Supreme Court, The Banner pub- lished an extra edition, which was sold on the streets. The edition was out fully 30 min- utes before the Birmingham papers reached Cullman with the news. So depend on The Banner. We be- lieve in giving the news as fast as it is made. CULLMAN ATTORNEY ATTENDS INDIANAP- OLIS CONVENTION H, BL Kinney, CuUman's promi- nent prosecuting attorney, left on Wednesday night to attend the convention of the Young Democrats at Indianapolis. Mr. Kinney has the distinction of being a delegate representing the state of Alabama at the convention. He will be away until August 25lh. held. The Constitution states that whenever a vacancy exists the gov- ernor must call an election "forth- with" Most legal authorities in- terpret this to mean immediately. But here is what the governor is going to attempt to do. He as go- ing to try to delay the election un- ilil next July when HJie regular Democratic primary will be meld. Then he wants to have two sena- lioirifll for Ihc six months Jcft   Afternoon Lyric Theatre Friday, Aug. 20th Two features, two shorts and seriaL Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 21 -22 Wheeler Woolsry "ON AGAIN OFF AGAIN" Monday, August 23rd Matinee 'On Again Off Again' Night, "JCGGERNAtJT" Aug. 24-25th "WILD MONET" Thursday, August THE LAST TRAIN FROM MADRID" Opening exercises of Cullman County High Schools will begin promptly at o'clock Monday August 23rd. and another school term will be under way for hun- dreds of boys and girls. Prof. J. C Lewis, new principal of Cullman county high school, em- phasized that all prospective pupils who have not already taken advan- tage of the opportunity for advan- ced registration, should make effort to do so before the close of office hours on Saturday, Aug. 21st. The list of teachers to serve in the 20 schools opening has almost been completed, with a few last minute vacancies to be filled within the week. Those teachers scheduled to begin their work Monday, Aug. 23, with their schools are: John King, Mrs. Wanda B. Smith, Howard Corbin. H. L. Tipton, Clyde Richardson. H. L. Haney, Mrs. W. L. Davis. HOLLY E. L. Buckner, F. K. Agee, Miss Iva Crabtree, Allen Hyatt, Mrs. Allen Hyatt, Spencer Speegle, C. G. Horton, Miss Betty Stiefelrneyer, R. E. Glaze, Guy Hodge, Miss Helen Whatley. P. T. Orr, Felston Mullins, Miss EfRe Lou Gaines, F. L. Temple, Miss Lilla Larmore, Miss Sarah E. Bowling, Miss Anabel Cox, W. L. Davis, Melvin Hyatt. T. B. Hare, Mrs. Delia Johnson. Forrest Patrick, C. O Bone. L. C. Camp, Wal- ter Smith, Miss Gladys Parker. WHITE Earl York, Reeder Davis.' James Cooper, Miss Frances Fra- ser, Joe Ray, Miss Dixie Christian, Miss Beatrice Alexander, Mrs. Lu- cille Rowell, Miss Beulah Caudell, Elton Dalier, Miss Pearl R. Gaines, Joseph Kurin, Ray Jones, Rafel Cooper. GOOD D. E. Ryan, Miss Mary Jo Gross, Raymond Ham- mock. GARDEN Kermit John- son, Miss Mary Ellen Sandlin. J. M. Mauldin. Ar- nold Leak, Mrs. Ruby Roden. COLD SPRINGS Cranford Burns, R. L. Yielding, Mrs. Wini- fred M. Ford, Miss Bessie Mae Young, M. D. Jasper, Tommie Lee Holmes, Theodore Hegenbarlh, Miss Lena Hagerty. JONES J. O. Hamner. Miss Bessie Walker, Miss Maude Hesterley. ARKADELPHIA Cbas. Smith, Chas. C. Woods, Miss Belle Austin. Ray Brown, Mrs. Sarah W. Entrekin. COUNTY J. C. Lewis, T. G. Price, W. B. Douglass, Miss FJi- zabeth Robertson, Miss Lucille Em- ens. Miss LaVera Morgan, Miss Minnie Harris, Miss Olivia Barnes, Miss Nora Sapp, Grade Wilson, Her- man W. Schultz, P. F. Bria, Miss Erie Mae HalL Miss" Mary C. S'.'w- art Miss Laura Jane Hicks. WEST POINT-O. B. Hodges. T. M. Pruilt, Miss Margaret Horton, Mrs. NelJe Jordan. Mrs. Isola Whit- aker. Miss Lula Mac Taylor, Miss Marian Spicglc. LAND SALES GREAT SUCCESS Land sales conducted by Col- Thomas W. Millican at Springe and at FalJcvilJe Monday and Tuesday were reported to have been highly suecr.s5.ful. 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