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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Hartselle's neighboring city to the south, Cullman, will be voting once again on the wet-dry issue in the near future. Like the situation here, pro-liquor forces have not previously been able to overcome prohibition sentiment despite their best efforts.
1909 -Oct. 14, Of the 15 men who are now serving on the Morgan county grand jury, 13 are opposed to the adoption of the prohibition amendment to the state Constitution. They don't believe it can be enforced.
1925 -Oct. 15, David C. Almon, veteran Morgan County solicitor (DA), was acquitted in U.S. district court today on a charge of conspiracy to violate federal prohibition laws in connection with the operation of an alleged liquor ring in Morgan County.
1947 -Oct. 16, A barn dance will be held at the Hartselle armory Saturday night. A jitterbug contest will be featured at 10:30 p.m. with prizes awarded to the winners. No alcoholic beverages will be permitted on the premises.
1909 -Oct.17, Not everyone in Hartselle's neighboring community to the west, Moulton, is for prohibition. O. F. Wright says to anyone who will listen that he "was never drunk in my life, and do not favor saloons, and never have, but I am opposed to prohibition because it would be the very death of our liberty and our democratic form of government."
1918 -Oct.18, Wildcat whiskey seized as contraband in violation of the prohibition laws will be available for distribution by the sheriff to influenza sufferers.
1911 -Oct. 19, People who are knowledgeable about the matter report that many of Morgan County's so-called soft drink stands are selling a lot harder stuff than Coca-Cola.
1925 -Oct. 20, A large attendance is expected at Hartselle's Bethel church this weekend when the Morgan County Baptist Association meets. The association is composed of 33 churches with a membership of 5,000 and strongly endorses the continuation of national prohibition.
1949 -Oct. 20, Hadacol is rapidly becoming the nation's best-selling tonic. Like Lydia Pinkham's it also is 24 percent alcohol.

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