Cullman Banner, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1937, Cullman, Alabama We Believe In Cullman County THE CUL BANNER YOUR NEWSPAPER In the Heart of Alabama's Rich- est Agricultural District Volume 12. CULLMAN, ALABAMA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1937. 5 Cents a Copy LIQUOR STORE TO OPEN TUESDAY Hill And Heflin To Fight For Senate On Wage-Hours Issue BONNER DECIDES NOT TO RUN WHEN DENIED UNIFIED SUPPORT BY WILLIAM B. HUIE "With State Senator J. Miller Bonner choosing not to run, the race for Justice Hugo Black's place in the U. S. Senate narrowed this week to a two-man struggle between former senator Cotton Tom Heflin and Rep. Lister Hill. Only Rep. Henry B. Steagall, of Ozark, remains a possibility for the race, and it is generally agreed that the veteran chairman of the He use Banking Committee will be content to seek re-election in his own district. Banner's announcement not to run came quickly after Hefiin virtually closed the lists by coming cut sc uerely against both the wages- n j ,1 ai.d-hours bill -and the President's W 6011191 DiartS proposal to enlarge the Supremo1 ccurt. The lanky Dry leader from Wil- cc 'i County declared that he had been unable to secure the combin- ed cf all groups opposed to these two measures, and there Roll! 1CT Fair weather in Cullman chilly weather which bespoke the coming of the ers working strenuously all this foi-; did not consider his chances of gating cotton picked, and in cases Cotton prices ranged this week mittment, it is T-'IT will suppsrt Heflin since ho is bit- terly opposed to the two principal New Deal measures. I around eight cents, with l...ie indi- cai'ori Of a rise i" .j for time yet. Announcement that Cullman! funds, county had ginned some bales] Later Governor Graves instructed Heflin, one of the greatest show- men in Southern politics, kept the state guessing for several weeks as to his platform, and when he final- ly announced it, he made the per- fect straddle. Cotton Tom professed his undy- ing fealty to the New Deal and Mr. Roosevelt, but declared that as a Southerner of the old school, he would fight the wages-and-hours bill and the Court packing bill un- til his head is bloody. In brief then, the voters will have this cttbice to make: Hill admits that he is a rubber- stamp Roosevelter to tile bitter end. He boasts of having stood with the President since 1932, and avows in effect that he will continue to stand with Roosevelt even if F. D. R. de- clines to abolish both the Supreme Court and Southern industry at a single blow. Heflin has been given year for three years as a by the New Deal. Now he says he is Mr. Roosevelt's friend, but Mitchell Trial To Begin Monday The case of The State of Alabama ex-rel. Attorney General A. A. Car- michael, versus Homer F. Mitchell, Probate Judge of Cullman county is to begin in Montgomery Monday, October 4th. More than 70 witnesses have been subpoened from Cullman to appear in the trial. Assisting Attorney General Carmichael in the prosecu- tion will be Horace C. Wilkinson of Birmingham, and Assistant Attor- ney General Buster Lawson of PJcntgcmery- The defense will be carried on by ihc firms of St. John and St. John of Cullman, and Beddow, Ray and Jones of Birmingham. The case of the State versus Ho- mer F. Mitchell was begun in Sep- tember, the Grand Jury of Cullman county recommended the impeachment of Judge Mitchell from office, because of alleged mis- management of certain county less this year by Sept. 15th than was ginned in 1936 indicated that the early fall rains had delayed the cotton crop more than was expect- ed. The delay has put Cullman crops at least three weeks behind last year's crop. Meanwhile, at a meeting of the Alabama congressional delegation, specially called by Senator John H. Bankhead, the legislators passed a resolution calling for the Commodi- ty Credit Corporation to buy cotton before Jan. 30, 1938, at the nine-cent loan price plus carrying charges so farmers could take advantage of the adjustment payments. Senator Bankhead, long a cham- pion of cotton adjustment bills in the senate, was authorized to ar- range a conference with President Roosevelt and Southern senators to consider the recommendations. Speculation differed as just when the Senator would be able to ar- range the conference with the I president. Opinion of Wallace Sec. cf Agriculture, who is op- that he intends, if elected, to op- posed to the loan plan for cotton, pose the two controversial measures _ believes that a low price of cotton on which the President has set his i will better enable the United States heart. to compete with foreign crops, and thus eventually raise the price by Hill is conceded the best chance i to win. He will have the solid support of the Graves Administra- tion and most of the support which the National Administration can swing. And when all the Federal (Continued to Page 4) What and When AT Strand Theatre CCIXMAN Friday. 2M: 7--W; Saturday Saturday: Sunday: LAUREL HARDT -WAY OUT I demand- Senator Bankhead, however, Lyric Theatre Friday, Oct. I. Day Double shorts and serial. Saturday-Sunday. Oct. 2-3 "STELLA DALLAS" Monday, Oct. Vit FELLA DALLAS" Nlftit, LIMITED" Oft. 5-6th 5AKIE SALLIE from WSM "W1NTK1AMTWETT Thursday, Oct. 1th "SHE'S NO LADY" Ritz Theatre On On f-H. 7 Monday, Wednesday, Thurs- day, Friday and Saturday Satorday Afternoon is not in favor of forcing Southern farmers to complete with the "starvation incomes of the peons and coolies of other countries." Many farmers at present are afraid to take advantage of the Attorney General Carmichael to institute impeachment proceedings, and the case has at last reached the Supreme Court of Alabama. Horace C. Wilkinson, assisting in the prosecution, is a well known Birmingham prosecuting attorney, having figured in some cf the most outstanding cases in the state of Alabama. During the Graves ad- ministration he has also been out- standing in political circles, his most recent accomplishment being the purchase of Cochrane Bridge at Mobile for the state. Roderick Beddow, assisting with the defense, has also been very prominent in cases of unusual inter- est in Alabama. Recently he has figured in the defense of those ac- cused in the Talladega murders of some months ago. but probably he is best remembered for his prosecu- tion in the Faye New case in Bir- Complete Tabulations of Tuesday's Vote Compared with those of March BEAT 1 2 3 4 5 G 7 1 1 2 1 1 YES 75 156 130 136 192 191 107 19o 20 80 31 31 9 25 4 10 16 36 71 58 22 26 61 16 59 31 GO 34 37 61 25 24 33 45 37 34 11 36 32 18 23 3 NO 54 109 53 50 46 53 54 40 52 31 54 30 8 12 48 6 16 20 72 88 31 77 68 21 78 72 54 11 33 70 27 16 86 38 53 20 49 32 142 51 17 29 YES 35 136 118 137 198 177 104 194 -2 75 34 25 8 21 3 8 4 25 55 35 22 4 30 15 46 23 54 31 41 47 19 9 57 47 40 22 2 37 21 17 28 1 NO 36 99 46 46 49 54 40 37 52 OU 60 38 9 24 43 8 15 23 84 100 25 96 73 20 81 1 63 48 11 i 34 73 27 18 i 79 29 i 45 t 24 t 54 36 i 143 T 43 21 39 1. 1. Cullman 1. Cullman 1. Cullman 1. Cullman 1. Cullman 1. Cullman 2. Good Hope 3. Hancevilic 3. Hanceville 4. Garden City 5. Stouts Mt 6. 7. Arkadelphia 8. Antioch 1 1 9. Cold Springs 10. 11. 12. Crane Hill 13. Chandler's Store 14 1 1 1 1 15. Jones Chapel 16. Battle Ground 17. West Point 17 18 2 18 Oden's 19. Gold 20. 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 21 21. New Canaan 22. Holly Pond 23 24 25 26 Brushy 27 White 28 29 Grand 30. Kelley School 31. Center Hill 32. TOTALS To Be Rebuilt Rotary of Cullman To Receive Charter The second regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Cullman was held at the Alabama Hotel, Thurs- day at noon. Attendance was fair, and the pro- gram, which was conducted by the Decatur club, was a rare treat for local Rotarians. Rotarian Oliver Cox, minister, of mingham. Mr. Beddow is a mem- Dc-catur. made an address on "The ber of the firm, Beddow, Ray and History of which was both instructive and unusually inlerest- I ing to all present. Mitchell is one of widespread inter-; Othcr visitors from Dccalur were est in Cullman county, and there !Juhus Eobb'. accountant. James Jones. The case of the State versus will be a number of Cullman peo- ple present for the trial in Mont- gomery next Monday. NEW HOLMES-PORTABLE MOVIE MACHINES INSTALL- ED AT ST. BERNARD Commodity Credit loan system be- cause he fears that the price of cot- ton may drop below the loan price, and thus put him in a position so that he could not repay the loan. Under the new resolution, how- ever, Mr. Bankhead says that the farmer would have until June 30, 1938 to consider the loan a sale to the credit corporation at the loan price plus the carrying charges, thus insuring him against any loss. Half of Cotton Crop Gathered In a statement early this week. L. O. Brackeen of Auburn, declared lhat half of the Alabama cotton crop had already been gathcred. KIWAMANS ENTERTAIN SCHOOL FACULTIES The Cullman Kiwanis Club cntier- the tochers of both faculties of the Gultaan Tuesday mcnl -with a dinner the Cily School, attended by SO Kiwanians nrl ;jTieM.s. President Finis St. John presided n-id D. C. Fuller TV.-JF, 1or-r1m after for 1he occnron. Rc-v. John E. Marion Due to the unsatisfactory condi- tion of the old movie equipment which was incapable of handling the new 15 inch-2000 foot film, St. Ber- nard, desirous as always of effi- ciency in all its departments, has in- stalled two new machines. Casting about for the best possi- ble type of machine for their work, a demonstration by the Fea- ture Service Co. of Birmingham, under the capable direction of Mr. Colley. decided them in favor of the new Holmes-Portable Machine a Fidelity Amplifier. The Holmes Educator. Ball-bear- ing Machine, called also the Port- the last word in movie equipment. It of course lakes care of the 15 in. film; has a speed indica- tor and regulator; and has a 900 wall. 32 voil projector lamp. The Fidelity Amplifier is equipped with a single change-over switch, with special plug-in connections for mi- crophone and phonograph. These arc bcine installed Rankin. fire insurance, and W. C. Watson of the Protective Life In- surance Co. Next week's meeting will be con- ducted by the Birmingham Club. Rotarians are eagerly looking fur- ward to a fine program. It was announced at the meeting Thursday by President Wm. Grif- fin that Rotary of Cullman has met with the approval of Rotary Inter- this wrilinp. During 1hc .rummer, the booth was groomed for the reccptioij >of these machines. Fire and i have- bc-en installed: aw for films sel. and the lighting readjusted. The lone of the address and Miss lip rich and Very Mile power is upr-rl. showing the capa- bilities of this new machine for varl -md Aindiloriiims and theatres Father Patrick O'Neill. O. S. B. who has charge of this do-pa rtmenl.i pro- evening per-' Doris Griffin responded with appro- jpriatc poems about rach Kiwanian. MIRK Hickmsri. teacher the rity school. honored by a pres- entation of a Mlver vase for her 37 ycT'rs r'f 5-c-rvice in Cwllman. Ki- M. L. Robertson made 1hc prcK-ntatiori. which by the city school faculty, the Cily Board of Education and the Kiwanis Club. A four-course dinner was served the P. T. A Miss Elizabdh Rob- ertson sang, and Ihe Cuflman coun- ty high orchestra, under the direc-jthis rrjodem and cquip- tion of P. F. Bria. oflercd music. menl, and the coming season. Tax Books Open October 1 Tax Payers Are Urg-ed lo Come In Early. Tax Assessor Ellis Burns an- nounced today that tax books will be opened October 1st. "It will take a great deal longer for assessments to be completed this year." Mr. Burns declared, "be- cause of the homestead exemption law." Heretofore assessments have been copied but this time it will be noc- csbiiry for a complete revision of assessments to be made. Mr. Burns insistent ov- be to come to his of- fice :is soon as possible in order everyone may be taken cure of. Wet Majority Soars To 316 By Unofficial Vote Count Control Board Takes Quick Action To Open Store Early immediately after Cullman County voters e-xur-.'Sjfd them- selves in favor of legalization tlic Alabama Control Board took definite Wi'dru-sday to open a liciuor store in at lliu earliest possible date. No lease has bc-en siynod as yi_-t but it was boiioved thai tlio building north of tho Oflico, formerly occupied by the Dixie Bakery, is being considered as the most T7 O 1_ 1 lilu-lv lot-ali.MI. and state rairview bcnooi tl, on b.v Tiu-sday of next week. Tho count in Cullman was to giving the wets a majority of 316 voles. In the March 10th bal- lot, Cullman voted by the narrow margin of 17 votes ID retain the prohibition law. In th.- City Cullman, as was expected by pn.plu-ts on of the question UK- ma- jority was in favor of repeal, soaring to the jK-ak of approximate- ly 700 voles and making the count almost 3 to on lliMiovijr, rupL-alisls had recogniz- ed long before the election lhat the deciding votes would not be in the Cily of Cullman but in the rural boxes, which had been the chief fac- tor in the retention of the dry laws on March 10th, by voting over- whelmingly dry. In practically every rural beat, the repeal forces gained votes and the prohibitionists lost. It was be- lieved by some that the vote would be considerably small because of the suitable weather for picking cotton; however, the vote showed that there were some 300 more votes cast in this referendum than in the March 10th vote. Fairview Remains Dry Stronghold The one big box to remain dry by a sizeable margin was the Fair- view box, which voted for retention by a count of 143 to '32, more than a 100 majority. Large gains for repealists were found in the Crane Hill, Bremen, Vinemonl and Holly Pond boxes. Before the returns began to come in Tuesday night, it was gen- erally admitted by most prognosli- cators that a wet victory was in throughout the stale- will be pros-1 sigh I. The absentee ballot had enl. The following program will ba I changed from a dry 35 to 34 on The official approval of a P. W. A. grant lor the building of ;i IV.AV schuol at Fairview, was this week. The building will tiio DHL- which recently by hro. The of was the lirsl one made anywhere in the United since January 1st, according to Supt. of Education R. E. Moore, and marked Ihe eighth school built in Cullmfin County from Federal funds, with a total appropriation of approximately The department of education was indeed gratified and grateful lo Speaker Bankhead, Senator Bank- head, Gov. Graves, and State Supt. of Education Keller for their respec- tive parts in securing the grant. Work will be started on the new building in about six weeks, Mr. Moore stated. Educators Honor Cullman On Saturday, October 9th, Cull- man is to be host at the city audi- torium to a joint meeting of the Alabama Education Association, the Alabama Congress of Parents and Teachers and the State Department of Education. Representatives from every city and county in northern Alabama are expected to attend. Every parent, teacher and friend of education is cordially invited and urged to attend. Many notable speakers and leaders of education presented: PART I Mr. E. A. Davis. District Presi- dent. presiding- Invocation. Rev. Glenn Music. Cullman School March 10th to a wet victory of 75 lo which was a good indication as lo how every other box in the ce.uiitv voted. .Store Ready SOUH A roprcsfjiljilivc.' from Ihc Slate T. band. Group suiting, hllis leader. Address: 'Tin- N. E. A.. Bc-vi-rage Control Board was on hand Wediu-rday in Cullman. .seek- ing :i suitable location for the Cull- liquor .store. He slated that Your Dr. L. Frazicr i provjdcd arranKcmc-uLs could be BUREAU BLAMES ELEMENT' Charging that tile real cause of national and that the charter for thc spiit in lhc. ranks organ. the club will be issued within two weeks. Rotarians are planning a big occasion for the presenting of the charter. Circuit Court Ends Abruptly With "Guilty" Pleas The current session of Circuit Court, under the direction of Cir- cuit Judge W. W. Callahan of De- calur. came lo a sudden ending late last week when several defendants came forward wilh unexpected pleas of "guilty.1" In the case of lhc Stale versus murder case some two years old. in which Mr. Hill had been sentenced formerly tr> ]Q years for murder. aflt-r -si pica .sfnK-nccd 1o two m pris- on. 3n the case of Frank Graham. son, Etna, ,-jnd ?jis sori-jn-l.-j-v. m which pleas of puilty were made b.v all. ized farmers of Alabama is the "political element" within the ex- tension service, form bureau offi- cials refused this week even to ap- pear before the Alabama Polytech- nic Institute to present evidence. The Institute made a formal re- port lo Governor Graves Tuesday night, in which was stated that since no one appeared to present evi- dence to find the charges of politics. 'there is adequate evidence lo sus- tain' charges made against the Ala- bama Agricultural Association. Little hope was seen by Mont- gomery and Auburn of any kind of reconciliation future. within the STATE CONVENTION OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES TO Bi: HELD IN BIRMINGHAM fiHy-firhl -l.ili (m venljon of the Chrir-.ti.-jJj c-liurrhr.- -.f of 1h" r< i'.- Banks. N. E. A. Director. Re-marks: "Why We- Arc- Here." Miss Lorenc Barnes. Presi- dent A. E. A. Group discussions: "The Probk-ms." a. School Finance, b. Teacher Welfare Needs, c. Bet- ter School Administration. Mr. E. B. Norton, chairman A. E. A. Corn- miUee on Public Relations. PART II Remarks: "We Parents and Mrs. B. R. Shuwal- ter. President Alabama Congress of Parents and Teachers. Group discussions: "From Our Point of View." Dr. Ro- sa Lee Walston, chairman P. T. A. Commillee on Library and Child- ren's Reading. Director. Business, election of officers. Including the men SCHOOL ENROLLMENT IN COUNTY SHOWS INCREASE official rpjior1.fi .nf of the 20 junior :jnfi senior schools dl ihf roiaul.v .Ojow 1hM i A3.-jb.-jm.'j will be held. October 5-7. I in the Fjrs.1 ChnMiuri church ol IJu- 10 1. and 1hf bc'ii were given It-rms five years each Each had Jnrrri'T Irinl i in opined 1his year. cis.. our .1 i for the Sunday Ticcs during the currcnl He has afJxed Brother lo laV.c dirr-dc-d. Circuit Jiadg" TI the fin -each fomplirrjrpTjl- W W. in hf.- c charge- of 4-ne machines. As help- ers. EroUier has Messrs. Frank and Henry Shine. The stu- dmtc are very much enthurc-d ovcr WATCH FOR THE WINNERS Winners in the letter contest by 1he Banner in pro and cor- on the referendum of Tuesday, be br n1'-rj bf uni- -v many from ou1 of the stale, the oocaf.jon. Acsj.iorif will sizo Worrjen's. Young People's, Childrcrj't, Wort arjd the n. This eonv( nti u--iir-u.'il 1 Ihr- niJTTiIrr "f iif-v. in lh'- it.-j1'- v.'ho will The will <n, lintr.7r.jt bff.'Jllf.'- Oi the j.latr- pT'.fram thai f Alli'ii on 'stale and national A large de-legation from O-WTJ city is t-x- lo attend. A number of delegates from the lion by 4 of a made for n building in which lo lo- cate, the store should be ready to operate some times next week. This is a surprise to many in CuIJ- man, for it was expected that UK-PL- would be a lapse of some three or four weeks before legal liquor would begin to flow. In regard lo bc-c-r, the city and county boards and councils were meeting Thursday or Friday in an effort lo decide upon city and coun- ty taxes and licenses. II was gen- erally agreed lhat, although it is true thai beer should be ligal for three weeks after the official an- nouncement of the referendum vote, sales would begin Friday at Satur- day. Beer on Tap The Control Bill slates (hat in counties where there is a distinct foreign clement prevailing, it is possible for beer to be sold on lap, provided the liquor board passes on Uie application. Cullman county was one of the of the slate which Ihe law makers in Montgomery had in mirifi this was added lo Ihe bill, and i1 IK bclk-ved thai applica- tion wilJ be made by the county n Ihe rif-xl few days. nl year. TTi'- K.-jirvi'w buih of H7. all Ui" -.1 jt.-. :i l.-irfy Pond wilh jl T'' Vinc-m-'iut '.'A. 27 13'jth 1hf '-nrollTTi'-Tit and 1hc AT THE FAIR rr- Holly ojul -A-i1h fi.S. av- 1hc eragr- daily attendsjTice of schools in county Jasl year f- the in our hittory. Since 1934, the average daily al- tcndanre in the county schools has increased more than l.'jOO or 21 per- tent. This explains in large part why the appropriations which -were made in 1935 are noi adequate for Cullman Christian church will at-llhr- proper of the schools tend the convention. 1 this year. ROSrOES BANXF Have big lirnr. nt the Fair this year, but your of blankr-t ft ;jrc Dimmer and slimmer. ham and Jefferson comity clamped the lid down on slot m chines and other forms of at the fair Wednesday Tor several years the various forms of midway gambling hivr been prok-cte-d. bin this year it is a different story. Officials are aDo-iv- ing abpolulcly no slot machines and other gambling. Pelilions for injuncli.on Is con- tinue lhc gambling wheels and ros- coc-s were made by Morel Montgom- ery and Ernest Matthews, attorneys for the concessions, but no-no were granted.