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   Cullman Banner, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1937, Cullman, Alabama                               We Believe In Cullman County THE CUL VOLUME 14 YOUR NEWSPAPER CULLMAN, ALABAMA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1937. BANNER In the Heart of Alabama's Rich- est Agricultural District 5 Cents a Copy Catholic Bishop Sounds Call For Return To Americanism Toolen Flays Enemies of Democracy And Warns Against Court Packing BY WILLIAM B. HUIE A blistering condemnation of all those who would tamper with the fundamentals of Americanism "in the name of a New Deal" was uttered this week by Alabama's ranking Catholic dignitary, the Most Rev. Bish- op Thomas J. Toolen, of Mobile. Speaking over a state-wide radio network, the portly, mild-manner- ed bishop, called upon Catholics and Protestants alike to rally to protect the Constitution from those who would undermine it by "subterfuge or chicanery." Bishop Toolen's address was de- livered at the Columbus Day ban- quet given by the Birmingham Council, Knights of Columbus, at the Tutwiler Hotel. The broadcast was carried by five radio stations in the state. Taking as his subject "The Cath- olic Church- and the bishop reviewed the part Catholics have had in the building of Ameri- Brilliant Flower Show in Hanceville Draws Attention ca, cited the great numbers have died in the defense of country, and called upon "faithful followers of Christ" protect America from all the which threaten. isms He challenged the right of Fas- cist or Communist groups to or- ganize armed groups in the United States, and declared that such groups should be deported "for America is only large enough for the Americans." Bishop Toolen declared that no organization is more interested in social justice than the Catholic Church, but he issued a sharp re- buke to President Roosevelt for his efforts "to array class against class and to discredit the courts and the American bar." Among the visitors at the ban- quet were Victor H. Hanson, chair- man of the board of The Birming- ham News; Rabbi Morris New- field, of Birmingham's Temple Emmanu-El; and William Mitch, southern representative of the CIO. HUNDREDS OF ALABAMA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACH- ERS trekked back to opening schools this week to begin another session without yet having been paid in full for work they did last spring. The state's taxpayers are won- dering why the "perpetual school problem" still exists after the sales tax and liquor taxes have been im- posed expressly to relieve this problem. The answer is that sales tax and liquor revenues have been slow to trickle into the general educational fund, and that, as usual, the ex- pected revenues from these two sources were over-estimated. The liquor stores, however, have been open only a few months, and most of the liquor funds have had to be spent for equipment and in- ventories. A sharp increase can I (continued to Page 4) LARGE CROWD VISITS CLUBS FffiST SHOWING What and When AT Strand Theatre CULLMAN Friday, Saturday Saturday: Sunday: ERROL FLTNN in "GREEN LIGHT" The first floral exhibition of the who Hanceville Garden Club at the this Hanceville high school auditorium, all Thursday, October 7th, was pro- to claimed a great success by all who attended. Among the out-of-town visitors were Commissioner Keaton, Mr. and Mrs. Kellet Bright, Cullman florists; Mr. Barnett, Mesdames M. L. Robertson, Philip Hartung, O. P. Jackson, Bert Thomas, Drs. and Mesdames C. E. Herrin, C. Stew- art, N. V. Culpepper and T. A. Rob- ertson. Judges for the affair were Mes- dames M. L. Robertson, O. P. Jack- son and Philip Hartung. The following awards were made: Blue Dahlias First Prize: Hillcrest Royalist, Mrs. Dennis Chandler; Robert Treat, Mrs. Ethelyne Sudduth; Jer- sey Beauty, Mrs. L. A Kelton. Second Prize: Jersey Beacon, Mrs. Dennis Chandler. Third Prize: Jersey Fiance, Mrs, Dennis Chandler. _ Honorable' Trim- ble, Mrs. Dennis Chandler. Rose Arrangement and Roses Blue Ribbon: Rose Arrangement, Culture Club. Second Prize: La France Roses, Mrs. Joe Greer. Third Prize: Red Radiance, Mrs L. A. Kelton. Honorable Mention: Pink Radi- ance, Mrs. L. A, Kelton. Fern Arrangement and Ferns First Prizes: Fern Arrangement: Mrs. L. A. Kelton and Mrs. J. F. Grimmett- Tillery Fern, Mrs. Annie Gibbs. Arbor Vitae, Longshore Nursery. Flower Box Arrangement, Mrs. J. N. McNutt. Florist Display, Bright Florist. Rare Plant Mrs. Dennis Chand- ler. Wincer Bouquet Mrs. C. Burk- art. Ornamental Grass Display, Mrs. Dennis Chandler. Dining room furniture, McCurry Furniture- Garden furniture, Moore-Newton Lumber Co. sxBISHOP T. J. TOOLEN Lyric Theatre Friday, Oct. 15. Bargain Day Double Bill and ScriaL Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 16-17 "KNIGHT WITHOUT ARMOR" Monday, Oct. 18 Matinee, "KNIGHT WITH- OUT ARMOR" "REPORTED MISSING" Tnes.-Wed- Oct. 19-20 -FLIGHT FROM GLORY" Thursday, Oct. 21 "BULLDOG DRUMMOND COMES BACK" Ritz Theatre HANCEVILLK Monday, Wedaoiay, TOm- VtUsf aad Sitariay Nlfbte: Satvrday Aftcnmm Plans for Water Line Nearing Completion A plentiful water supply for the city of Cullman was practically as- sured this week, when plans for the pipe line from the Mul- berry River were rapidly nearing completion. Finis St. John, attorney for the Cullman Water Works Board, an- nounced that bonds for raising the for tne project would go on sale soon, and that a clear right- of-way was- practically complete. Surveys for the line have alrea- dy been made, and several con- tractors are preparing to make bids for the job. The only Mr. St. John explained, would be the large amount of detail entailed in the selling and filling out of tne bonds. "We shall certainly start work on the project this Mr. St. John stated. "All our plans are nearing completion so that we shall be rea- dy to begin work immediately when the bonds are sold." Kiwanis Celebrates Columbus Day At St. Bernard INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT VISITS BIRMINGHAM CLUB Cullman Kiwanians were the guests of St. Bernard College Tues- night in a gala Columbus Day Garden Pottery. Mrs. Hammond i celebration McNabb. __ The welcome address was made by Rev. Father Aloysius Menges. O. S. B.. and the response came from Kiwanian M, L. Robertson. The address of the evening was made by Rev. Patrick O'Neil. O. S. B-. who chose for his subject "Tne Meaning of Day." Twen- ty-five members of the club were creditable attendance, to enjoy one of the most successful meetings of Kiwanis. Guests for the evening were Rene Clark. George Kramer. Bert Mackentepe and Joe Baicr of the local chapter of Knights of Colum- bus, In charge of the program were Kiwanians P. G. Harlung, Robert Rosson and Bill Ncsmiilh. Birratngkun Entertains International President Guest of honor at z special Ki- wanis Banquet Tucsdav night, held by Jbc Birmingham Club at Ihe Tutwiler Hotel, was T. Trafford Taylor of Manitoba, Canada. Tnler- President of Kiwanis In- Selling formal dinner table. Cul- ture Club. Setting breakfast table. Miss Fra- sier and Home Economics Girls. Rock Garden. Mrs. J. N. McNutt Second Prize Rock Garden, Mrs. Dennis Chandler- Ornamental grass display. Mrs. J. N. McNull. Third Prize: Trellis Arrangement, Mrs. J. N. McNull. Refreshments were served by Misses Beatrice, Bciilbarl and Inez York, Those rendering assistance an flower arrangements, regJslralJon. iuse of automobiles, etc- were Misses Arbizena Slalkman. Buclia Hamrick, Janie Kemp. Eula Grim- melt Ellon Dalier, Delphinc Mc- Cool. Eleanor McNull and Mary Ruth Chandler. Messrs. Reuben Hyatt, Arthur" Speeglc, Joe Greer, J. R. Edmond- "Americanism The following are excerpts from the address of the Most Rev. Thomas J. Tpolen before the Birmingham Council, Knights of Columbus, this'week: Catholics are therefore the natural enemies of any ef- fort to tamper with the Constitution and to lessen the freedom, the prestige and the power of our courts. However, well-mean- ing may be our over-zealous reformers who wish to right the wrongs of the world overnight in the name of social jusuce, we Catholics oppose subordination of our courts as the road to that end. Our Constitution provides a method for its amendment, and if it is to be amended, let it be done in that orderly way and not by subterfuge, by chicanery or fraud. If we permit such a flank attack to succeed in order to correct economic abuses, we but point the way to some dictator to corral power for his own pur- poses at some future time. I have little fear of an invasion of America by Com- munism from the outside. But I do fear that Communism or a dictatorship wiU overwhelm us from the inside if we permit the breakdown of our institutions. So if we are to ward off Com- munism or Fascism, we must work to correct social evils that would bring it on. Specifically, we must drive out the crooked politician whose crushing taxes and handling of tax monies is a crime against honesty and decency. Unless and until we clean up our politi- cal stage, we cannot expect our people to have faith in our gov- ernment especially after its public relief hand-outs cease. Specifically, intelligent leadership of capital and labor must drive violence and those who promote violence out of our labor relations. Specifically, we must break up the monopolies that have dis- placed hundreds of thousands of prosperous and independent businesses and retire monopoly to the fields in which it can best serve the public interest. Specifically, we must do what we can to make it possible for every man, employer and employee, to earn enough of the world's goods to maintain himself as a human being. Without this there can be no moral, no social, no economic and no poli- tical stability. Without this the Church is threatened as well as the State. But I fear more than the Communist the reformer who is willing to throw overboard the paddle and rudder of the ship of state in the name of a new deal. We need a new deal, yes, but no one can tell me we need to tamper with the courts and the Constitution to get it. America stands today at the crossroads, and the acts of our people and its government in the next few years may deter- mine the fate of our nation for many decades. Everywhere we see strife; everywhere is discord; everywhere everyone wants his way and is unwilling to admit the justice of any other way. This is because God has been driven from our counting houses, our industrial institutions, our legislative halls, our executive mansions and from too many of our schools and too many of our homes. Too many business men would look with malice upon any effort to increase the lOc an hour wage I mentioned. Too many laborites see violence as a means of achieving their ends. Too many public officials substitute rank partiality for justice and assume the role of dictators instead of servants of the people. And in our dilemma, instead of leading rich and poor to work together lor the common good, our government can think of nothing but packing the court, of berating the lawyers and economic royalists and of stirring up hatred of class for class. If this is the road to "EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE if this is the road to "LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUIT OF God save America. Unless our waning factions substitute justice for ven- geance and charity for strife, we shall see a breakdown of our institutions and our governmental system. We shall open the door to the Communissts or the Fascists. Both thrive on strife; both are the outcome of battles between forces more interested in having their own way than in serving the public good. What has our government to say about the organiza- tions in the United States which the recent American Legion convention declared are militantly serving Russia, Spain, Ger- many, Italy and other foreign powers? Let those who came frim across the sea like my parents and all others who have settled these shores adopt this as their land, and if they cannot do that, let them be deported. America is big enough only for Americans. With no attempt to eulogize Catholic loyalty to the disparagement of other faiths, it is opportune to recall the valor and patriotism of our forbears and the significance of our inher- itance. To a Catholic and the Catholic Church, patriotic service to country is a service to God. Such is the spirit of American- ism, and only this kind of Americanism will save America, en- dangered today by radical and ungodly forces from within our borders and from beyond the seas. Rotary to Have "Charter Night" October 25th Will Harding, James Wood, Grady Wiggins, Marvin Ryan, Ed Graves, Homer Thigpen. Herman Thomas, A, D. Rutherford, H. D. Warren, John Gibbs, Alex Warren, Clint Warren, D. B. Lament, George Green, Vernon Sharp and Lee Knifhten. A, D. Rutherford, L. A. Kelton. C Burkart and Miss Eihdyne Sud- duth assisted in the rock garden! arrangement. Kiwanian Taylor discussed in his address before the banquet the many international aspects of Represenflnif KiwanJs rf CuH- al the banquet, to which all Alabama Kiwanians were were Kiwanians John E. Marion! R. P. Johnston, Harry WJw. D. C. Fuller, Edward Fuller, G. W. Bled- soe and W. T. Newton. Rotary of Cullman. will officially receive her charter Monday even- ing, Oct 25lh. Plans are being laid to make the official prescnlalion by District Governor George Klimes of Birm- ingham, one of the biggest events in the history of CulJman clubs. Al Ihe regular noon luncheon Thursday. President Wm, R. Grif- fin appointed committees lo see that every delail was given proper a lien lion. The banquet is to be held at the First Christian Church and Rotary Annes 'the wiv-s and girl of Rolarians) and olhT frit-ne'e; of Rotary Other program was of Ihe luncheon a table sion in which everyone p-.rl FOLKS" ATTEND NEGRO JANITOR'S FUNERAL Bd Wilson, Negro janitor for the South Highland church of for 43 years, died Sunday night "Tie was a poofi declared Rev W. "THERE ARE SO MANY SWEET PEOPLE AFTER SAYS SHUT IN Rcatha Chandler is a shul-in been so all her life. Last week she celebrated her twenty-eighth birthday at her home with her parents. Mr. and j.irs. Dennis Chandler. One would imagine thai birth- day for a shul-in would be rath- er glum, bul nol for Realha. She received 31- gifts. 80 greclmR cards, and more than 300 other cards from friends located in every slate in Ihc Union. No. she has never actually bc-cn around thai much, bul -she has ber around with her cor- and has been com- rminirating with what she calls hT for some lame. ,ind pen-pals remember each ether on their birthday. Few people alive and healthy arc able to say at Rcatha "Sunshine erased every floating rloud" on lhal happy birthday, and she was heard to exclaim, "There .src so, oh, many, fweet and thoughtful people in the all." Ed Ihe honor they could by giving him a funeral A Al'Tt-' County Cotton Production To Bales Cullman in Step With U. S. Estimate of Bales A record production of bales of cotton for 1937 was believed by many cotton experts to be forthcoming in Cullman County, when the latest report from the Department of Commerce disclosed that a careful check indicated that bales had already been ginned in the county prior to October 1st. During the same period in 1936, there were only bales ginned "in the county. bales was the total for the 1936 season. Roosevelt's Call Causes Jump After the announcement Tuesday evening by President Franklin D. Roosevelt that a special session of Woods Resigns As Liquor Store Head As Sales Grow DRAFT BEER RECEIVES HAPPY RECEPTION Although no formal announce- ment had been made Thursday morning, it was believed that I. Val Woods, present manager of Store 25 of the Alabama Alcoholic Congress would convene November 15. with the purpose in mind of passing among other tilings a bill to establish permanent crop con- trol and farm relief, cotton jumped per bale, but the market was unsteady again Thursday morning. Meanwhile, Alabama farmers were meeting in Auburn Tuesday at to discuss plans of relief and of compulsory crop control. Rep're- Cullman, would quit his post Sat- urday. Prominently mentioned to fill his breech whicn has been spurned by both Dilhird Kinney and Val Woods, was Gordon Gibbs, vJull- man boy, who has been Woods' understudy during the week. No reason was given for his res- gnation save that Woods 'did no: see fit' to release control of the agency of the Pan American Oi Company, which he has held for several months. However, it was believed that Woods' resignation iad been tendered from the second lay after ne took the post officially. Meanwhile, liquor sales began to teady around the mark, which was near expectations of jrognosticators. Saturday's sales lowever, soared to the figure of 750. Schooner Instead of Bottle -.reweries that do not distribute beer in barrels received a jolt in ales this week when draft beer was officially ushered into Cullman. Memories of the days of 'free unch1 were brought back to old- ters who sampled the bulk suds. Cullman is one of the two places n Alabama which is allowed to distribute beer on tap through pri- ate licensed dealers. This differ- nce was made possible by the pro- ision in the Beverage Control act hich allows 'communities with ominant foreign populations' to have bulk beer. However, old timers who had had the experience with beer in bar- rels were quick to point out that bottled beer was the most profitable for the dealer, because of the ne- cessity of a quick turnover of bar- relled beer after it is once opened. Beer Sales Continue To Lead 'Cullman is a beer-drinking com- munity' was the frequent conclu- sion of many after the first week of legalized alcohol in Cuilman county. And judging from the enormous beer sales made in the city of Cullman by tne approxi- mately 21 dealers, ihe observation stands true. It was the hope of many thai booming beer sales would neces- sarily mean a decrease in liquor sales, and analysis of the first week proved such a situation might arise. sentativcs from 67 counties strong- ly endorsed compulsory control, and tne sub-committee which in- cludes John H. Bankhead, will conduct hearings in Alabama and other states to sound out national sentiment on farm legislation in advance of the special session. New Estimate Sends Price Down Only a few weeks ago the Cull- man crop was lagging far behind that of last year because of the continuous rainfall iccurring in the middle of September. However, during the past few weeks rapid harvesting has brought the figure far past that of last year at the same period. County Agent C. T. Bailey con- tinued to hold to his original esti- mate of bales for the season, but others felt that bales would be nearer toe mark. Cotton experts were baffled this week after the new estimate from the U. S. Department of Agricul- ture which placed the 1937 crop as second largest in all crop of bales, surpassed only by the bales pro- duced in 1926. "One rather discomforting declared County Agent Bailey, "is that the U. S. estimate is usually too conservative." Meanwhile, price of cotton con- tinued to dip and dive, much to the discomfort of Cullman farmers. The 1937 crop is scheduled to be more than bales larger than the crop ol 1936, and the Cullman crop jales larger. Other Crops In Proportion U. S. Depl. of Agriculture figures released Monday indicated that cnt- .on was not the only crop guilty >f over-production. Estimates show hat there will be a million more bushels of wheat and more bushels of corn than produc- ed in 1936. All these figures gave indication that at the special session Nov. 15, "ongress would adopt definite mea- sures to prevent future over-pro- duction and take immediate steps to prevent ;i crisis this reason. Night School For Adults To Open ander, psstrr. "and we all ih" co paid W V-ir church. white and s' to p.-jr homage to Ed yn. Today, as never before, if an in- dividual is keep abreast of new methods and lechnirjues in his oc- cupalirtn. il is necessary for him lo study his job Ihc more im- proved methods of performing Ihe skills which his frcc'iapalion re- quires. Now is your chaucc lo lake advantage fif Mich Training ns will] be provided by a niRhl in bejrin next week, onJy iwo nights' a week This training will be ab- solutely free. Following arc Ihe lypes of work lo be taught: Shop arithmetic for various crafts. Trouble shooting and motor me- chanics for auto-mechanics. Salesmanship. Conference classes for service station managers. Barber science. Radio Refrigeration. Printing. However, ihere must be ten pu- pils in each class before that work will be taught. For further information write Mr. N. P. Bartlett, Box 231. Teachers Prepare To Begin Schools Next Monday Monday. October I81h. is the day for county elementary school bells In begin to ring once more. Thousands of children will trek back lo school, the numbers of school teachers, new and old will be on hand lo start lo work. Swpl of Schools R. E Moore thiil teachers" institute would be held Thursday. Friday Saturday of this week, in or- der thai everybody might receive Ihc final jmtnaclions. Dr. R. L. Johns of the Slate De- partmenl of Education, who ad- dressed Ihe joint conference last Saturday in Cullman, will once more be on hand lo address the in- stitute. P. T. A. Meets The Parent-Teachers' Association will hold its regular monthly meet- ing at the High School Auditorium, Wednesday afternoon. Oct. 20th, at 3.30 p. m. Every member is urged to be present and to bring someone else along also. Many interesting dis- cussions derived from the recent A. E, A.-P. T. A. joint conference, wiD be presented.   

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