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Cullman Banner, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1937, Cullman, Alabama We Believe In Cullman County THE CUL ANNER YOUR NEWSPAPER In the Heart of Alabama's Rich- est Agricultural District Volume 13 CULLMAN, ALABAMA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1937. 5 Cents a Copy Catholic Leaders Forgive Promise Senate Race Support JL JL Powerful Mobile Machine Lines Up Behind Cotton Tom Against Hill. BY WILLIAM B. IIUIE A strange and significant development occurred in Alabama politics this week when Catholic leaders in several sections of the state announ- ced their intention of "burying the hatchet" with Cotton Tom Heflin and supporting him for the United States Senate. After all Tom's bitter crusades against the Pope and his expressed fear of "papal legions sailing into Chesapeake such a reunion was believed impossible. But the strong Mobile city machine, dominated by Catholic leaders, came out openly for Heflin this week. High Birmingham Catholics were quick to follow the lead and it was generally predicted that Cotton Tom will receive a substantial ma- jority among the more than Catholic voters in the state. This strange alliance, which proves once again what kind of bedfellows politics can make, is a result of the strong opposition to Rep. Lister Hill's stand on the court packing and Wages-and-Hours Bills. The Catholic Church has dog- gedly opposed all efforts of the Federal Government to extend its control over industry and agricul- ture. It's most amazing display of power against the New Deal came when it turned the heat on the New York State Legislature and forced it lo reject the Child Labor Amend- ment by a tremendous majority in the face of direct appeals from Roosevelt, Farley and Governor Lehman. The Mobile machine showed its power last week when it turned on former Mayor Harry Hartwell in the mayoralty race and defeated him in the run-off when he had lacked only 12 votes having a ma- jority in the first primary against three opponents. This development and other mounting opposition, to Hill have caused political wiseacres to re- appraise Heflm's chances in the Senatorial race and to concede him better than an outside chance to win. Hill is sitting squarely on the Roosevelt coattails in the race and vowing to "support the President and ask no while Cotton Incendiarism Suspected in Burn- ing of Bridge Chairman J. R. Allredge of the Cullman County ttoard of Finance and Control, declared today that evidence in the burning of the Kii- patrick bridge Monday night gave every indication of incendiarism and that he believed the culprit wouid be apprehended soon. The Kilpatrick oridge, located on the Dripping Springs road, was a wooden, covered structure, which had for long been pronounced un- fT heavy loads and high LEADS REVIVAL Crop Estimates Swell As Cotton Rolls In Daily SOME AUTHORITIES PLACE FIGURE AT oi.OoJ FOR COUNTY. speeds County officials were quick to blockade the road, since the crook- ed approach to the bridge made the situation most precarious for drivers, even though they knew, the bridge was out. Mr. Allredge indicated that the. Board of Finance and Control. would take immediate steps to re- place the bridge and make ar- rangements to handle the traffic by detour until another bridge was erected. Beer On Tap Promised Cullman By Control Act LIQUOR STOKE OPENS IN RECORD TIME Cullman Boy Joins U. S. Marines Special to the Banner, Cullman, Ala. The enlistment in the United States Marine Corps of Guy C. Han-' vey, son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Hanvey of Cullman, was BOB L. POOL The Rev Bob L. Pool, B. D di- j rector of the Division of Finance, M. E. Church, South, Louisville Ky., is doing the preaching in a revival this week at the Methodist Church of Cullman. Services are held 10 a m. and p. m daily A large banquet will be open to the public next Wednesday night. The Rev. Mr. Pool has led in for- ty revivals within the last year and he has directed the raising in local churches the sum of on debts within' the same periud. As an aspect of the effort in. Cuilnian is to be raised to p: j one-half of the debt at the local Methodist church. Tom, while declaring he is a Newjnounced Thursday by Major j M Dealer, has announced that he, Recruiting Officer for this oppose the President on the Court djstri with headquarters at Ma_ and Wages-and-Hours Bills. _ CUlif VJa> I Private Hanvey has been trans- ferred to the Marine Barracks, Par- ris Island, S. C., for preliminary training. The Marine Corps offers a variety of duty, and upon comple- tion of initial instruction he will have opportunity for service afloat on one of the larger cruisers or bat- tleships, at some post in the United States or in one of the several for- eign lands where Marines are sta- tioned. Rotary Hears Siory of The European Convention Farmers were back at work In is week after a two-day rest Monday and Tuesday due to slight rams and murky skies Businesses in Cull- man were gratified with the nice shjwn in sales over the veek end and tnrough Monday ano Tuesday. Meanwhile, estimates as to the to- tal number of bales of cotlon which would be ginned in Cullman Coun- ty during ...is season ranged from 44.003 to bales far surpassing the total of bales which were produced in uiis county last year. County Agent C. T. Bailey saic! that after the early rainy season, his estimate had been reduced consid- erably, but at present, with cotton opening as fast as it is, it wouid not surprise him if the total passed even his original estimate. Other authorities on the subject were quick to point out that esti- mates should not be governed too much by comparative figures with amounts ginned last year at this time, since the county is producing more now due to the early rains Meeting Held at Court House On Thursday afternoon at thej Court House, a mass meeting if Cullman farmers was being held for lhe purpose of discussing van- ous phases of new farm legislation and to get the farmers' opinion as to the kind of an Agricultural Pro- gram that would be best for 1938 Leaders in the state have asked that several questions be presented in regard to the 1938 program so that various opinions could be heard. Price StiU Unsettled The mean price of cotton over this week was centering around eight cents, and some disappoint- ment was felt in many circles over the unsteady price. Many farmers were slow to sell, and shopped at every place before selling, if they sold at all. Draft beer ft r Cullman County, seemed a certainty today, as au- thorities viewed the Beverage Con- trol Act's provision that commu- nities with "dominant foreign ele- ment" could be allowed bulk beer Only one other community in Ala- bama has been made that conces- sion so far Meanwhile legr.l 'suds' received quite a iceeplicn in Cullman, HERE THHV THE WINNERS The v. inners in The Banner contest conducted during the referendum campaigns are Rev. J H Brown for his letler defending prohibilion, and J. H. McCarn, Cullman county teach- er, for his Iclter in defense of repeal both these gentlemen will receive a check for 00 Ihey call by The Banner office. The j-.anner received 73 let- ters of opinion during the cam- good arguments for both sides of the question 'lhe edit r wishes I-} lhank a'l those expivscing opinions and invite furthei expressions at anv time in the future IT BEGAN TO APPEAR THIS WEEK that Cullman County is the only dry county in the state which will switch to Repeal this year. In three other counties where referendums been held, the Drys have not only held their own but have actually rolled up larger majorities than they polled in the March 10 election. In Dale County, of which OzarK is the county seat, the bone-dry forces swamped the Repealists by more than three to one. and this week Autauga. which adjoins drip- ping wet Montgomery County, re- mained in the Dry column by a safe majority of 250 votes. In Calhoun County, where the Dry majority was less than 50 votes on Mnrch 10. the Drys strengthen- ed the.r positions by nearly 300 voles Mor.lg. mcry observers attribute the Cu33man result to the strong Continued on Page -4) He is a former student of the Cullmr.n county high school, and intends to further his education through the medium of the Marine Corps Institute of Washington, D. C., which offers lo all Marines an opportunity to enroll for various courses where they may learn some trade, art or science, free of cnarge. Young men in this vicinity inter- ested in joining the Marines may obtain application blanks from the District Marine Corps Recnijljng Station. Macon. Ga, Major Tildsley staled. Enlistments are now open, it was announced. "BOYOLOGY" TO BE PRESENTED AT ST. BERNARD sjiniTionK 1hc supporting cnsl which PS a deserves considtroblc mention and Rrcrjl -prajM: r3 Vcii'l md ink Y" lir 'id I 11 r v ill nol i nr ihnr bf.1 P'ir n irl Virl. Btidd.i UichiTfJ Clrrkc. Villinm Gywinn. Wrjrn- 3 climax nd ?i conrlii'-ion' 1tr. Ip-inliiJ1; Vncl. Arnold Sch if- which uill carry f-nr back to Pdc Modcns, GCOTCC- Simpson. ajl_eys. 1he strect-crmcr gang and'Jnmc.s Monohan. Charles Kliebach- c3ub house' I or. Warren Learn. Gene Wachler. The S1 Bcr i nrd Dr.ijnntic begins .schedule of plnys on Wednesday 'ic. 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Permits Issued for Beer Sales Nineteen dealers had made appli- cation today for beer licenses in the city of Cullman and were ope- rating under temporary permits During the first few days of legal- ized beer, dealers were having trouble in supplying the demand created by oldsters sampling the IvRjl brew Estimates shmved 1hal
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