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   Cullman Banner, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1937, Cullman, Alabama                               DRYS Overruling objections from within their own ranks, anti-repealists be- gan their drive this week for the Sept. 28th referen- dum by seeking to explode a bombshell in the repeal ranks by publishing the names appearing on the petition filed by Probate Judge Homer F. Mitchell, a week ago. Repeated cries of misrepresentation and forgery had been hurled earlier in the week, and it was the hope of some dry leaders that misrepresentation would be discover- ed by making the petition public, or that those signers who had done so without making their stand known would be frightened back into the prohibition ranks. Ground work for the organization of the dry group throughout the county was begun Tuesday night, when sev- eral leaders in the movement met at the court house for the purpose of appointing committees of organization. man J. M. Bright appointed Vice-Chairman Sim Calvert a4d Vest Schultz as leaders of the organization Among those volunteering to take an active part in the cam- paign was D. Robertson, prominent business man of Cull- man. Announcement was made by several local preachen that their churches throughout the county would be organ- ized and united in the movement to keep the prohibition statutes intact. Predictions from the ranks indicated that they were ex. pecting a hard battle but were confident of victory. Rev. Glenn Bartee of the First Methodist Church, Cull- man, an active member of the prohibition forces, entered his letter this week in The Banner's contest for the best let- ter on each side. Rev. Bartee's letter is published in full on this page. WETS The campaign to bring the state stores plan for li- quor control to Cullman County will be officially opened av a county-wide mass meeting to be held at the Courthouse next Wednesday at p. m., it was announced today. The meeting is to be sponsored by the Cullman County Legalization League, and every voting beat in the county is expected to be represented. In announcing plans for the rally, D. T. Kinney, chair- man of the Legalization League, urges every voter interest- ed in repealing the county's 22-year-old bone-dry laws to attend. He said that leading citizens in every community in the county will be asked to speak. The League, Mr. Kinney said, is arranging a series of speeches to be delivered throughout the county by men prominent in the legalization drive. He said that a tenta- tive schedule of dates and places for these speeches will be announced at the Wednesday meeting. No estimate as to the outcome of the September 28 ref- erendum has been made by the League leaders, but all of them feel confident that the margin for legalization will be a comfortable one. One prominent Repeal leader declared: "I don't believe that a single Repeal vote has been lost since the March 10 referendum. And I personally know of at least 40 who vot- ed Dry before who will be with us this time." The Repealists were quick to point out this week that in five of the counties which voted Dry March 10, there are now campaigns for Repeal. In not a single county which voted for Repeal has there been any movement to return the county Dry. We Believe In Cullman County THE YOUR NEWSPAPER BANNER In the Heart of Alabama's Rich- est Agricultural District Volume 8 CULLMAN, ALABAMA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER, 3, 1937. 5 Cents a Copy Bonner Challenges New Deal In Senate Race Black Belter Announces Opposition To Court And Minimum Wage Plan. BY WILLIAM B. HUIE MONTGOMERY, SEPT. New Deal faced its first direct test in Alabama this week -as lanky State Senator J. Miller Bonner announced that he will base his campaign for the senatorship on his opposition to two of the President's main objectives. The fiery Black Belter's announcement marked the first time in six years that an office-holding Democrat has stood up in Alabama and open- ly defied the all-powerful National Administration. It will focus the at- tention of the nation on the senatorial race, since the results will show just how serious the revolt against the New Deal theorism has become in the Deep South.1 Bonnar, old-time Prohibition war- rior in the Legislature, declared flatly that he is opposed both to the President's Supreme Court packing plan and the Wages-and-Hours Bill. The President has indicated that he will push for enactment of both these measures when Congress meets again, so the Alabama elec- torate will have a chance to speak directly on them. Both Bonner's Lister Hill, of Montgomery, and Cotton Tom expected to crowd the Roosevelt coat-tails. Af- ter a visit to the "White House. Cot- ton Tom has already declared that he will ride with the Administra- tion, and Hill will, surely, do .the same. Efforts were being made here this week to induce both Rep. Sam Hobbs, of Selma. and Donald Comer to enter the Senate races against the three announced candidates, but neither is expected to make the race. The state this week continued to ponder the unprecedented action of Governor Graves in appointing his wife to the U. S. Senate. Chief interest centered on the telephone conversation between the Governor and President Roosevelt just prior to Graves" departure for "Washington. It appears to have been definitely established that the President asked Graves to appoint himself to the seat. The Governor then informed the President that the state had a which prevented a governor pointing himself, after which Luyben Salesmen Hold Banquet The Maytag salesmen of Cullman and vicinity were treated to a ban- quet Wednesday evening at the Eu- reka Hotel, with John G. Luyben, dealer, as host. The many features of the office included songs, delicious food, sev- eral Luyben jokes, and and a mov- ing picture. Those attending were Norman G. Olson, Saies Supt. of Alabama for Maytag; E. K. Bergman, District Manager; John G. Luyben, local dealer; J. E. Pesnell, of Arab; J. M. McFarland of Newton, Iowa; Frank DeGrug, of Alabama Appliance Co., Birmingham, and Val Woods, L. M. C. W. Richard, Griffin, W. L. Guthrie, W. F. Kilpatrick. W. E. Stewart, William Richard, Robert C. Roberson and son, Bobby, J. H. Calvert. W. D. Copeland, Jr., Clif- ford Deerr, Curtis Stewart. W. M. Freeman. J. R. Heatherly and W. A. Rains. STEADY RAINS ALARM FARMERS law ap- the President suggested that Graves use his "machine" to get around the law. This writer was further informed lhat Graves suggested the name of Donald Comer to the President and the President firmly advised against the Comer appointment because of the industrialist's known opposition to the Wages-and-Hours BilL Graves' pitiful explanation to Mr. Comer for overlooking him was: "Well Donald. I knew you didn't want that Senate job so I offered it to Dixie immediately after Black's The State Democratic Executive Committee met here this week ,-ind was promptly sand-bagged into submission by lhc Graves water- boys. By a vote that wasn't even close, the Committee deferred the special) Senate election until February so ns to give the Governor's wife a full ,11 x vifcks in the Senate after the next session opens in January. The shake-up m the Alcoholic Beverage ContTo] Board wris rmnounced here tint week. Chnirmrm W O Bnldvun tendT-d his resicnntion 1o the Governor, md Matt Murphy, n member of the board. elevated to the- eh nr- mrmship E Roy Allbriphl. owner of a chnm of'drug stores in Mobile and Birm- ingham, was appointed 1o the va- cancy created by Murphy's promo- tion. It has been known from the be- ginning that Baldwin didn't want lhc job. He is vice-president of Montgomery's First National Bank, and was "pressured" into lairing the post since his bank handles the bulk of the state's monies Graves has wanted the chairman- ship to go to Murphy all the time, but dared not give it lo him before the vote in Ihe last state-wide ref- Bonner on Page 4) Farmers throughout Cullman county and North Alabama were casting doubtful eyes at murky skies this week, ajid wondering if cotton was going to get a chance to open. Many streams in South Alabama were swollen and showed signs of going much higher. Estimated damage was done to crops in Tuscaloosa County during the week by torrential rains. Agricultural experts reported "se- vere" damage to Alabama cotton, which might become serious if the weather did not clear up. First Bole of Cotton Ginned Cullman county's first bale of cot- Ion for 3937. was ginned Wednes- day. Sept. Jst at Morgan-Holmes Gin. Cullrnan. J. R. Duke of Cullman. Rt. 3. crew the cotton and sold the bale, weighing S57 pciiinds. for ten cents G, W. Ponder, prominent mer- chant bought the bale. Bankhead Rescues Cotton Loan Bill A dispatch from ..ashington Monday said Speaker William B. Bankhead taking the floor to fight to keep the appropriation for cotton loans, provided the only dramatic highlight in the closing session of House of Representa- tives. It was the second time during the session that the speaker left the rostrum to plead for the farmers. His first speech was for passage of the Bankhead-Jones farm ten- ancy bill. He took the floor and recited stanzas from the famous poem, "The Man With the Hoe." Later, when the for his brother's bill was eliminated by the house appropriations commit- tee, he said Rep. Joe Starnes in hav- ing it put back by amendment on the floor. Senator John H. Bank- head fostered the measure and it has been given his name in the law itself, an honor never before accord- ed a national legislator. When a group of congressmen, determined to delay adjournment until the Black-Connery wages and hours bill was passed, sought to eliminate the cotton loan funds and refused to yield to pleas of Rep. Sam Rayburn {D. floor lead- er, and Chairman Marvin Jones (D, of the agriculture com- mittee. Speaker Bankhead drama- tically took the floor. His act was conceded to be wor- thy of his highly talented daughter, TaUulah. Under the spell of his tragic voice and dramatic gestures, the opposi- tion collapsed and the cotton loan appropriation was saved. The funds will enable the Presi- dent to carry out his end of the bar- gain with cotton state senators to assure growers 12 cents a pound for this year's crop. Using his long-boned forefinger to j punctuate his remarks. Speaker Bankhead pleaded dramatically for! his people. j "Here is the dilemma now of the people down in my he told his colleagues. "It is apparent that they have an- other one of the surpluses that could not be knocked out by virtue of a decision of the Supreme Court; invalidating the agricultural adjust- ment act and the Bankhead cotton act but there they are wailing gather the crqps and take them to market "On the money they get they will have to depend all this winter for food and clouies, and shoes, and books for the children, because it is their only cash crop. And here is a proposition that would make it possible for this Administration to make them a on Ibis cotton, thai would give them a decent price much, out a decent price." OPENS 46th SEASON SAINT BERNARD TO OPEN CLASSES St. Bernard Junior College and High School will begin its 1937 term Tuesday, Sept. 7th, with entrance examinations and registration of stu- dents. Rev. Director Aloysius Menges of the college said that an increase over the enrollment of last year was expected. Last year's nrollmcnt was near 200 students, he said. St. Bernard school was founded in 1892 by the Benedictine Fathers, and in 1893 received its charter from the Alabama legislature, thereby re- ceiving all the rights and privileges usually accorded to universities and colleges in the At that time Rev. Abbot Benedict Menges was Presi- dent and remained in that office until 1904. Rt Rev. Abbot Bernaid Menges succeeded him and presided until 1933 when the Rt. Rev. Ambrose Reger took charge and has been president ever since. Both the Junior-College and the High School are fully accrediled, and since the have shewn steady development in every de- partment. Rev. Director Menger is well satisfied with Ihe prospecls of Ihis term. Additions have been made to the college facilities which he feels certain will offer more opportunity to the studenls this year. Two New Roads Ordered Built In Cullman County CULLMAN DELEGATION GETS OKAY FROM STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT A nexv road from Cullman to East Point and an improved road from East Point to Holly Pond, was the promise given a Cullman delegation which went to Montgomery, Tuesday. Rube Allredge, Chairman of the County Board of Finance and Con- trol, and M. L. Robertson, Speaker pro tern of the Legislature, declared that they were well satisfied with the outcome of the visit to Montgom- ery. Work will begin immediately on a black top road to East Point. New machinery will be assigned to the road between Cullman and Jones The roads from Cullman to Holly Pond and from Cullman to Arab have been bones of contention for years. Candidates for political offi- ces have been promising good roads til these places. Mr. Graves in his last campaign for governor an- COTTON LOAN PLAN ANNOUNCED LOANS AVAILABLE NOT LATER THAN SEPT. 15lli Sec. of Agriculture Henry A. Wal- lace, and the Commodity Credit Corporation announced this week the plan which will be used in ad- justing the price of cotton. Congress -authorized the Secretary of Agriculture to for ;i use not to exceed cotton price ad- Federal Land Bank Directors Meet STORES CONSOLIDATED John G Luyben, dealer in electric appliances nnd radios, has consoli- dated his two stores and moved the entire stock of the formerly located on the B-hne high- way into his building on Third Avr Wcs.1 next door Vi Deer Electric Company Directors of the riu..ac Trade, Falkville and Culiman Central na- tional farm loan met in Cullman for the p-Jrpr so c f adopt- ing their annual budget mak- ing plans for the forthc- f jing col- lection season and the ensu.ng year, according lo- Messrs. W. L. Padgcl and T. E. Powell. Secretary-Treas- urer of the associations. Represen- tative? of the Federal Land Bank of Orleans were also present they were: Messrs. Thomas A, Bowles. Special Reprsentalive, H. T. Delp. Manager Real Estate Divis- ion. Ed Abel. Assistant Manager Real Estate Division, and W. P. Breen. Sales Director. MILLICAN LAND SALE SET FOR SEPTEMER _-h Col. Thomas W. Miilican an- nounced this week that he would auction sale September llth on uic Wm. Cornelius property located nine miles cast of Cullman and two rmJes west of Holly Pond. The Col promises lo put on tiie .show that typifies his auction sales All transact ions will be fur cash. ;ind deeds ;jnd lilies will be on the pro] rerty. The Cornelius property is 200 arrc-ft of fine fan-mine land including four hf'UM.t, Tallulah Returns Home To Wed justment payment progr.im with re- spect lo the 193 1 crop similar to tne program of 1935. Upon proof of compliance with i> 1938 agricultur- al program to be formulated under legislation to be enacled pursuant r nounced emphatically that Cullman county could depend upon him to establish a good road, particularly over the three miles between Cull- man and East Point. Mr. Allredge said that the cost of the three miles to East Point would bo approximately and that work should be started on it some lime within UIL- nexl few weeks. He feels that Ihe Slate; Highway De- partment was most considerate in its acli.in ana lhat this kindness to C' illnvi'i r. uiuy -.vill moan fur'.h -r d Vs! pm -t" --'ihiii Ih'j fjluif. Glamorous Tallulah, "most fa- mous of the brought a black-muslached Broadway aclor back home this week, stood him up before the folks, and married him for "the first and last time." Then, when bad weather kept her plane grounded in Birmingham, she spent the first 36 hours of her hon- eymoon entertaining friends and newspapermen in her Tutwiler Ho- tel suite and answering Irans-Al- lan'ic telephone calls from her London friends. one of her customary quick i decisions, Tallulah decided Monday that it was time for her to take a husband. Accordingly, after her radio broadcast, she grabbed her man. called up Speaker Will and told him she was coming, chartered a plane and headed South. The couple landed at the Birming- ham airport Inte Tuesday afternoon and went directly by car to Jasper, where they were married before the Bankhead clan. They returned to Birmingham ;ibout midnight Tues- day, where they were forced to re- main until Thursday. The jovial bridegroom is John Em-try, well-known Broadway ac- lor. who is play the role of jvniK Caesar in Talhilah's new pro- Iduction 11 on hcTii rr.ir] ilh much' i it r.rc-f.1 pnr ]n "1 rm- tir inir-rr] pulirK-? to enter to the mor.il ni'htt M 'HIT City nrid Coun- ty and 1hf invitr'cl from TTjnnMcr; rmd l.'iyrnm. imc ol" nre rnthrr n1 ymr 1o ftrjlc yn-ur pofiluin The ex-' rjrjrjtion for this, as as- the length of your ?jrticlc to explain your position, is doubtless found in; your confetnon of "about face" OTV the issue. You take such a course! so as not to "break faith" with the! -3000 homes into which your Journal goes. Frankly Mr. Editor 1 canuot understand the logic of your posi- tion, if you feel for one moment that you src "keeping faith" with these homes and 1he thousands of children in them, by taking a stand destined to intensify the tragedy of the liquor debacle, foisted upon the wishes of the majority -which .-jrc-d m "r-m 'dry 1hnt thr n rlmiblr-d Our- of Alnbrimsi 'Citizens >rru MT. on the- r 3 shnTT with o} ibcinc ft chn j ii i home iri'iir.-mfr- uill "hre.-jk f.-Jith" Mich home as cannot be cxpf-cted 1o be true to the tradition.-, of thif, other 3000 1 do not your Mr Editor ?i man may be sin- cere and still be wrong Sincere men are all interested in promoting temperance We differ on the meth- od by which it can be done. That legalization is utterly failing to do it is no longer a matter of opinion. but is conclusively revealed by the facts. Increase in jjquor consump- tion has been terrific and alarming since repeal. Here are the figures from U. S. Department of Internal Revenue, surely you haven't seen. 1S34 (first year after 38 million gallons; 1935. 7-5 million gallons: 1936. 300 million gallons. 449 million gallons were manjfac- turrd 3a-.1 yr.ir. PJ rer-ord in honors, in flbout portion Mr Cbo.MK >ou Aho ho V i- 1h'1 foll- d1 hoolll llfJU'T 1h.it o1 Ir'E.-j] NO-A hon'it Mr Editor how c.jn m 1h' f.'JCT- ih''-r ofTltJ.j] flGUrr- 1h.lt r- k'.'idmt' to Irmji'T- and moderation'' 1 m .jfrair] sir you are not "keeping faith" v. ith yourself, fo; last spring you "bit- terly opposed legalization." now you were urong. You can't expect anyone to lake you scriouFly, you may find you are wrong again, and it is jurl ar possible for you to be- now as then, you know. I note loo your great interest in the cause of Now don't you think that Ihe parents in 3000 home- have a right lo know what you are going to do to pro- mote if You, of course, know that approximately 25 million dollars were spent by the Liquor Interests in their "Temperance Campaign" v< nr. through furh" not in it frirnniicn w.-je 7iot pul on t from drinkinc lilt' it. '-nil know 1h.it me in "l.r" jiini' 1h  fine and lv me di'tTibut'-d by Alii in" md irmn! in it to -ootlji tli' ron- ol .ui-v 1 1 do nol llniiV. i'.ill-, In vf- tli.'it lh ou v.h-it p.irt ou v, ill in thi .ii' '-h'll T' n.jj' f.inf- Campaign." even if it vr nivr to be 'Tumi! '.I'Tn-.i- 1hf-. by 1b< llfJUoT We tal rloublr- r n-iK'' H you -1'iurn.j] IF, rr-ady I'liounf' all thi1; inf.jrrioiif and join in a genuine lrnTprr- crusade-. you should bf glad to announce- it No Mr. Editor "Mr and hif begiflalurc" did not .settle thi.- issiic- January. 1 am amazed to you that :m hind of re- lormor] by 1h( IHJUOT h.'jv- our uJf .ic ol lh- form you Tnr-.iTi h-'jvr- come to u- for hf-lp in the- hopeless 1ask ni e-nfeirc ing the Iniqui1ou5, Control Aet Dr Daw- say "I have a.'ked our edi- tors to give the facts to the people, but their reply has been to open their columns to advertisers tion, especially this one. can con-javo'wed purpose is to the clu'ively settle any moral We do not men to office lo be our Masters, but Servants, even if this Administration hasn't heard it. I have read the address of Dr Dawson, lo which you refer He is amply aole to take care of himself, however the statement lhat he is "not interested in prohibition as use of alcohol among the masses.'" Allow me Mr. Editor, to assure you of my great personal regard, to thank you for the courtesy of your newsy little paper and to say that if five dollars was all that is at stake I would never have written this. W. Glenn Bartee. What and When AT Strand Theatre CliLLMAN Friday. Saturday Saturday: Sunday: MARX BROTHERS in "A DAY AT TIIE RACES" Lyric Theatre Friday, SrplrrabfT 3rd Bargain diy. Doable Bill and Shorts. SrpL 4-5Ui "ARTISTS MODELS" Janc-y Brnny, Richard Arlcn and Gail Patrick- Monday. Sept. fith Matinff tinly. "ARTISTS AND MODELS" "THK WILDCATTER" rd.. Sept. 7-8tti RUSTLER'S VALLEY" Thursday, Sept. 9th -ARMORED CAR" Ritz Theatre HANCEVILLE Monday, Wednesday, TTmrs- day. Friday and Saturday Xights: Saturday Afternoon   

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