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   Cullman Banner, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1937, Cullman, Alabama                               We Believe In Cullman County THE CUL ANNER In the Heart of1 Alabama's Rich- est Agricultural District YOUR NEWSPAPER Volume 9 CULLMAN, ALABAMA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1937. 5 Cents a Copy Rains, Rust AS I SEE IT Bq Prof. I. SENIOR DOOITTE Things have come, to a pretty pass when the editor can't find space for the most popular column in the paper. I express sincere re- grets to all my friends who were thrown in a frenzy because my col- umn did not appear in last week's issue. Of course, I could have writ- ten it in letter form, and expressed my opinion on legalization and made the grade, but no! On that momentous subject, I am taking the stand of my conscience (I can't afford to say how I'm going to little woman is looking over my Then too, I might influence some other voter's ballot, and certainly I have not been here long enough to sway any- one's vote one iota. And I want to state further that I am the one who formulates the policy of this by take my stand, although I had much rather sit. I notice the editor has been acting a little funny this his cough has not required any of the Dooitte chill guess it must have been Preacher Bartse's little epistle. Drys-Repealists Speed Up Fight On County-Wide Front There's a lot of talk going around about it being lawful for you to bring a truck load of booze right up here and give it just so long as you didn't sell it. My. my, I hope no one tries that out when I'm not around. It's amazing, dear readers, at the many citizens of our-fair city who have not been to Bangor Cave. They know absolutely nothing about the seen inside What do you know about that! I see by the papers that we are to have a new road to East Point. That's made to order for me to go out and chat with Charlie Dorrough. You remember the young man I told you about who is calling on his lady friends according to a list which was handed him. Well, amaz- ing as it may sound, he had quite a bit of trouble passing up number fact, he stayed there about a week, and now he made a big number 11. Yes sir! This is Winchell speaking. Court opened last Monday, and as usual this story was true. A fill- ing station man (from over on the highway) and a tire salesman came bouncing into the court room a bit late. "How are you feeling, they both asked of Judge Callahan. "Fine." Judge replied "Sl.OO." Were their faces red? Correct this sentence: "I never get in before one o'clock" said the husband, "and I always wake up the wife. She's so anxious to hear about what I did during the evening." The editor sure got it in the neck this week. He got his "For Rent" and "Found" columns mixed up. Readers saw to their amazement nice rooms, etc." School seems to be in full blast again. Things certainly have changed since I went to school. Well do I remember the old pro- fessor who learnt me ugly old baltie-ax who scared the daylight out of me every time he looked my way- After looking over the teachers have now, I almost wish. Ouch! 1 foci somebody twisting rny car Dry Forces Open Campaign To Save Liquor Statutes Spurred on by the determination of the legalization group forces in favor of prohibition this week, con- tinued their fight for the retention of the County's dry Taw. J. M. Bright, chairman of the County Temperance Alliance, re- turned this week after a week's ab- sence from town ready to resume his fight. At a meeting before Chairman Bright left, committees were appointed for organizing a county-wide campaign, but Thurs- day morning no reports had as yet been made to him concerning their actions. Most of the dry leaders were re- luctant to say what plans were be- ing carried out, preferring that publicity to come from some other source. A few charges of forgery and re- petition were hurled after the pub- lishing of the petition filed and checked in the Probate office, de- manding a local referendum. How- ever, most people were willing to let things rock on as they would. Home Coming Day At First Methodist Next Sunday has been designated Home Coming Day at First Metho- dist Church when every member of the church is urged to attend at least one worship service, and every member of the church school is ask- ed to make a special effort to be on hand at a. m. Time of ser- vices will be a. m. and p. m. with appropriate messages by the pastor, Rev. W. Glenn Bartee and music by the choir, directed by Ellis Burns. With the passing of the vacation season a fine increase was noted in the congregations last Sunday, and especially fine crowds are antici- pated next Sunday. Visitors always cordially welcomed. This church is already in the midst of a busy fall program. A three teacher, Christian workers training school will be conducted during the week of September 19th. This is the third school of this type that has been held by the church in recent years, and expects to be the best. Everyone who will is invited to attend this school which is offer- ed you without a penny cost. Our revival to be led by Rev. P. L. Poole will begin October third and continue for ten days. The largest attendance for many weeks was noted at the Epworth League meeting last Sunday even- ing, with fine program. All young people invited to attend next Sun- day at p. m. REV. CECIL HELMLY BACK The Rev. Cecil C Helmly. pastor of the Christ English Lutheran X church, will return to his pulpil for regular services Sunday, Sept 12th at a. m, and at p. m.. at which lime he is confident a largo number of the members of his church and his many friends xvill be present. Rev. and Mrs Helmly have been away for past month on their vacalion. spending part of the lime in Mississippi, and part in South Carolina and Georgia. Beverage Control Bill Explained At Mass Meeting Speaking before a representative crowd of Cullman county citizens Wednesday night at the Courthouse, Hon. M. L. Robertson, and Mr. Per- sons Moore, Birmingham attorney, explained at length the functions of the Alaabama Beverage Control Act, which Cullman considers at a special referendum, Sept. 28th. Mr. Robertson, who made many speeches of explanation in the leg- islature where he was Speaker of the House, affirmed that "Cullman county needs some kind of bever- age control." Pointing out that it was a uni- URGES REPEAL M. L. ROBERTSON Addressing a mass meeting at the Court House Wednesday night, Mr. versally known fact that keeping Robertson explained the Alabama Beverage Control Act and appeal- ed to Cullman voters to legalize the sale of liquor. whiskey away from anyone that wants it, Mr. Robertson stated fur- ther "that many who have fought repeal and who are fighting it this time conscientiously are uniting their efforts with people, bootleg- gers, who carry on the very evil which the sincere drys wish to do away with." Mr. Moore, who has been in close contact with the stores in Alabama since repeal, outlined in detail the success which had been realized. "In he stated, ''where 50 open saloons, not speakeasies, but saloons with signs advertising their before repeal, there is not one saloon today. Instead, state liquor stores control the sales of whiskey." Several questions from the audi- ence were explained. "Rube" All- redge, chairman of the Board of Finance and Control, made the point that he knew better than anyone else how the county needed reve- nue, and he could see no reason why whiskey and beer should continue to be sold untaxed. Presiding over the meeting was D. T, Kinney, chairman of the Coun- ty Legalization Association. Roosevelt Opens Giant Wheeler Dam Celebration NEW STORE FOR GARDEN CITY A new brick general store, with all modern equipment and a brand new line of stock, is to be opened in Garden City W. Sha- ver. IT'S A GIRL AT ELLIS BUK.7S' Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Burns nine pound girl, chris- tened Mary Ellese Burns. Mr. Burns, prominent young Tax Assessor of Cullman county had but one com- ment- "I guess she'll be the wife of a Tax Assessor." On the 101st birthday anniver- sary of Joe" Wheeler, one of the South's most spectacular mil- itary figures, the gigantic new Wheeler Dam unit of trie Tennessee Valley Auinority was to be- dedicat- ed Friday. Sitting in his office in the White House. President Roosevelt was to touch a buttom which was to set off a siren "atop the dam. The siren's scream was to initiate the elaborate program arranged for the dedica- tory exercises. A number, of county citi- zens were expected to attend the exercise. Speaker W. B. Bankhead was to deliver the dedicatory address. Oth- ers on the platform were to be Gov- ernor and Senator Graves, Senator John H. Bankhead, members of the Alabama Congressional delegation, officials of the TVA, and a number of officials of North Alabama muni- cipalities. Prior to the dedication the Gen- eral -Joseph Wheeler Memorial As- sociation was to unveil a bronze tablet bearing a tribute V> the fa- mous Southern cavalry leader. After the services the crowd was Callahan Charges Jury That Only Sale of Liquor Is Illegal Grand Jury Faces Heavy Docket Circuit Judge W. W. Callahan of Decatur, organized the Grand Jury Monday and charged that concerning liquor and other alcoholic bever- ages, only their sale is considered illegal in CuMman County. Judge Cailahan's charge was in substance the decision rendered by Attorney General A. A. Carmichael last week to the effect that any amount of whiskey or beer, so long as it was bought legally, could be possessed and consumed in Cullman county or any other county in Ala- bama without any restrictions by the law. The Grand Jury was organized by Judge Callahan in record time Mon- day morning. J. R. Tucker, promi- nent Cullman merchant, was elect- ed foreman. The jury faces an unusually heavy docket, but has been making rapid progress this week. Court rooms have not been over- crowded during the first week of court, but cases of widespread in- terest promise to bring crowds. Judge Callahan was in excellent spirits and used his usual methods of quick, logical action. Lawyers, local and visiting, were all present for the occasion, ready to present cases. Among visitors were Melvin Hut- son, circuit solicitor, nnd Russell Lynn, attorney, from Decatur. Several weeks ago Mr. Shaver's old store was completely destroyed by fire. However, he did not losejto be allowed to inspect the huge any time in rebuilding, and now he has one of the most modern store buildings in the county. The opening sale lasts from Fri- day. Sept. 10th to Saturday. Sept. 181h. Mr. Shaver urges everyone of his patrons and friends to visit his establishment during that time. AMERICAN LEGION MEETING The Cullman post of the American Legion will hold its regular meet- ing. Friday. Sept 10th. at p. m. Adjutant T. A. Smith, announced today. This will be the first meeting with the new commander. Dr. R. B. Dod- son. in charge, and a large attend- ance is expected. Ward Named as Secretary of the State Chamber power plant at the dam. Wheeler was a great sol- dier, both in the Confederate Army and in the army of the United States. He gained fame for his dar- j ing cavalry exploits during the War Between the States and the ranking cavalry officer in the Spanish-American War. Spanish War veterans recall the courage shown by Wheeler when he directed the charge up San Juan Hill in Cuba from a hospital cot. Construction of Wheeler Dam was begun in the midst of the de- pression in 1933. It furnished em- ployment for thousands and is one of the largest units in the TVA sys- tem. It is to be utilized both for power production and flood con- trol. John M. Ward, for the past five years director of the Industrial Di- vision of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, was named Secretary of the Alabama State Chamber of Commerce, September 2, to succeed Dr. H. G. Dowling, acting secretary, who" returned to 'Tuscaloosa sume his duties as Superintendent of City Schools. Benjamin Russell, President of the State Chamber of Commerce, was enthusiastic in commenting up- on the good fortune of the organiza- tion in securing Mr. Ward, whose eight years of experience in organi- zation work fit him admirably for his new post. Mr. Ward, a native of Eutaw, is familiar with state conditions hav- ing spent all but six years of his life in Alabama. His family has long been identified with the life of this state. He was educated at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute in Auburn, receiving both a B. S. and M. S. degree. Entering the army during the World War he was com- missioned lieutenant. For ten years immediately after the war Mr. Ward engaged in edu- cational work as member of faculty of Starke University School. Mont- gomery; assistant professor of his- tory at Alabama Polytechnic Insti- tute. Auburn; and as Headmaster of Castle Heights Military Academy at Lebanon, Tennessee. In 1929 Mr. Ward became affiliat- ed with the Birmingham Industrial Board and three years later when this board was merged with the Birmingham Chamber of Com- merce he became director of the Industrial -Division of that organiza- tion, where his work has been suf- Graves Cohorts Filtering Into Dixon Ranksl BY WILLIAM B. HCIE Montgomery, Sept. ex- pected alignment between Governor Graves and Candidate Frank Dixon in the next gubernatorial race ap- peared to be developing this week as Major Dixon was reported in re- pealed conferences with members of the Graves Pic Trust First definite indication that the Governor and Candidate Frank will go down the line together in the campaign was announcement by Montgomery's Mayor Bill Guntcr that his well-oiled municipal ma- chine will grind out votes for Dixon. The Capital City's "perennial ma- yor" has been sleeping in the same political bed with the Governor for some time now. and it's safe to say that his endorsement of Dixon had the Governor's blessing Chief bone of stieculalion here- this week was whether or not Can- didate Dixon has gone so far as lo include State Tax Commissioner Henry Long in his list of allies For month? no-'.-. Commissioner Long ha? been a i1h Ihe Dixon forces whereby Long's 100 or more tax gatherers would be- gin touring the stale for Dixon in return for a pledge that Long would continue as tax commissioner if Dixon is elected. Due to the intense unpopularity of the Long regime, it is safe to say that even as rugged a warrior as the Major will shy away from this trade as long as possible. It's easy to understand why the Graves lieutenants are nocking to Dixon. They have nowhere eke to go. Former Governor Miller, fhe only other candidate who is now being seriously considered, is 1hc bitterest Graves jfoc in Alabama. Certainly no man who has held office under Graves can hope to con- tinue under Miller. For Miller's chief campaign cry will be thai he will t-r.. every Graves jobholder out on his ear. and he can be count- ed -on to do it True to all predictions, the shake- up in the Slate Department came this week Superintendent 3 A. Kc-lk-r was appointed to the- presi- dency of Florence State Teacher? Collie to succeed 1he retiring Dr Henry J- Willingham. A. H. Collins. Alabama commis- sioner of welfare, was given the state superintendent's job, and will be a candidate to succeed himself in the spring primaries. Keller is to go to Columbia Uni- versity in October for a course of instruction before succeeding Dr. June 3, 1938 Collins is Ihe state's first welfare commissioner He was given the job in 1935 when it was created by passage of the- 11 "New Deal ads" by the The slate's perennial "education problem" was brought back to 1hc forefront 1hk week as in creasing enrollments were reported in all branches of public education from the major colleges down to 1he fTnallest rural community The heaviest increase was reporl- cd at Alabama Polytechnic Inrli- lutc. and observers attributed this increase to better economic condi- lions among the state's farm fami- lies which supply a large- pcrcen'1- agc of the Auburn student body The expected benefits from the fijlc-? lax havae been slow pouring ''i Ihc- and .-ovc-ral education leaders are scaling down their estimates as to the yield from this tax. Liquor revenues are also piling up slowly, due chiefly to the heavy iniJial investments which the stale had to make in fixtures for the stale stores and in liquor stocks. If you like long-range predic- tions, here's one that another "schorl wi3] have developed by the 1imc the next Legislature convents Alabama's industrial laborers rrlr-brated Labor Day 1his week wilh holiday parades and picnics. a1 a dozen centers prais- ed 1he splendid progress which has, bern made in the labor movement during the labor year A few voiced warnings, however, that the movement is being jeopardized by the radical elements in labor lead- ership, particularly in John Lc-vis' CIO In Birmingham approx.'malf ly 1000 CIO members paraded and lis- ten t-d to addresses by CIO leaders from Detroit and Denver Afoo-nt 70 per cent of the paraders were Negroes and the great mrnonty were members of 1he United Mine- Workers of America COTTON LOANS AVAILABLE SOON A wire today from John H. Bankhead, Senator from Alaba- ma, indicated that Commodity credit Cotton loan forms should be available at R. F. C. Loan Agencies early next week and supplies would also be furnished the County Agent as rapidly as possible. Farm Control Is Illustrated By A Hanceville Boy "A can-fully planned farm pro- gram." said Truman McGIawn. vo- cational agricultural student and F. F. A. member of the Hanceville high M-liouI. "g.ive me a new and broader conception of this business of farming which has gained for me in the past two years program." said Truman, "was work- ed out by the agricultural teacher and me soon after I enrolled in vo- cational agriculture my Senior I year, and was carefully planned to fit my particular needs." The first step was to learn what these needs were. A farm survey was made to assist in determining the needs and the .practices..- existed on the farm. Knowing the isting practices the next step was the planning of a farm program for the ensuing .three years. Poultry appealed to Truman and he saw a place for poultry on his dad's farm. Truman realized that since the facilities for taking care of poultry on his farm were limited that he must start on a small scale. Therefore, he bought only 100 baby chicks with the hope of getting 50 pullets for layers in the fall. He too, realized the necessity for feed- stuff on his farm so he selected in addition to poultry two acres of corn, and one acre of This comprised his home program for his first year. For his second year Trumnn had planned In establish a home or- chard. to landscape his new home. and carry his poultry and corn projects along. However, as the year progressed Truman saw Ihe need of enlarging his program. As the year draws to a close Truman's record reveals that he has estab- lished a small home orchard, built a laying house for his hens, built a brooder house, bought and reared 125 baby chicks, produced feed f iis poultry, started his home beau- li neat ion work, produced an acre of Crimson clover for seed, and mprovcd his land through terrac- ing and the production of winter and summer legumes. Since February 1st, this year, Tru- man's 50 hens have produced 356 dozen eggs, valued at seventy dol- lars. which less the cost of feed Ijivcs a net profil of forty dollars. In addition to Ihe hens Truman now has 64 pullets just slartinjz 1 lay. Truman, being unable to fi- nance all of his projects by him- self, has a loan with the HuntsviH? Production Credit Association. which charges him a very low ratr of interest. Part of this loan was used to finance the construction of, the modern laying house. Truman is an active F. F. A. mem- ber, having .served as Chapter offi- cer and as district officer Al pres- ent he is reporter for 1he Cullman County District F F. A Truman represented his a1 Slate F. F A Conversion m Auburn in July, this year. Truman expt-fls his farm enlcr- priser to aid him in paying his ex- penses in college when he enter? Alabama Crop Is Damaged By Rain, Loss Is Continuous rains during the past few weeks have cut Cullman Coun- ty's cotton crop by 1500 bales, or at least it was estimated by County Agent C. T. Bailey, today. This report came after P. O. Da- vis, director of the State Agricul- tural Extension Service had esti- mated, after hearing from 40 coun- ty agents, that Alabama's cotton crop had been damaged by the rain to the amount of "Rotting of bolls, and demolish- ing of the bolls and late blooms at the top of the stalk threaten to cut tfie crop Mr. Bailey ex- plained, "however, Cullman is for- tunate in that this county does not suffer from cotton rust as badly as do several other North Alabama in particular, where the county agent estimated that the cotton crop has been cut bales as a result of rust." The normal production of cotton in Cullman county runs about 000 bales. Last year's production ran near 43.000, and from all reports this crop was headed towards being even greater than last year. Almost .simultaneously with the estimated loss in Alabama came the September report from the United Stales Department of Agriculture estimating that the cotton crop this year would exceed bales They alsn predicted the highest yield per acre and the smallest abandonment of plantings ever re- corded Cotl'in dropped St.00 per bale .is ,i rrsuH of the report, which ns considerably higher than even the August prediction, which plac- ed the figure near Most of the damage done by rains and rotting has been in South Ala- bama, however, farmers in 1Ti Alabama been worried during the past week over the continued showers and damp weather. Farmers throughout Alabama have-' anxiously been -.awaiting 4he report of the plan for the cotton loan for this year's crop. The Com- modity Credit Corporation, which will underwrite the nine-cent a pound loans, said they expected to have loan forms in the cotton belt and in other parts of the South by the 15th. The loan, however, is limited to cotton classed as middling or bet- ter in grade and inch or longer in staple. Lower grades receive lesser loan rates. Experts predicted that close to 90 percent of the cotton crop would qualify for the loan. However, the rain and other dam- rig'1 in Alabama will tend to reduce oan values of an enormous amount of the crop. Experts predict that --r.tion will br.ng 12 cents per pound this The loan made will be the jiicc belwen average spot market jrices the day the cotton is sold at 12 cents However, there will be a limit of 3 cents per pound. K-ntly outstanding to gain for him statewide recognition as an ex- pert in organization and develop- ment work. The day Secretary Ward assum- ed duties, the Alabama State Chamber moved into its attractive, new home at 231 Dexter Avenue. Montgomery. What and When AT Strand Theatre CULLMAN Friday. Saturday Saturday: Sunday: RUBY KEELER in -READY, WILLING AND ABLE" Lyric Theatre Friday, September lOtb Bargain day. feonble Bill and Shorts. Saturday-Sunday. Sept. 11-12 "TOAST OF NEW YORK" Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer. Jack Oalde. Monday, Srpt. 13th Malincr only, "TOAST OF NEW YORK" Night "LOVE TAKES FLIGHT" Tucs.-wrd., Sept. 14-15th "LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER" Thursday, Sept. 16th "THE THIRTEENTH MAN" Rite Theatre HANCEVILLE Monday, Wednesday, Thurs- day, Friday and Saturday Nights: 7.-00-S.-W. Saturday Afternoon   

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