From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, March 28, 1935


Circuit Court will convene here Monday, April 1st. It has not been decided which judge will preside yet.

The work of remodeling the court house is being rushed in order to have everything in readiness for the opening of this term of the court.

This session will be devoted to the trial of jury cases – two weeks of civil trials and one week of criminal trials.

A grand jury will be organized and will be under the supervision of Solicitor Sivley.

Following is the docket set for trial next week.

Civil jury cases

H.R. Denton vs H.B. Horton; conversion. John Blackwood vs Ike Armstrong; damages. Gena Culwell vs Louis Jolly, et al; damages. Pan Am Petroleum Corp. vs J.R. Moore; account.

O.M. Campbell vs W.A. Ellis; damages. Roy McGowan vs William E. Horsley; damages. Silverfield & Levin, Inc. vs D.L. Kirby; note. The Town of Blountsville vs Rufus R. Hendrix; damages.

H.H. Montgomery vs Wm. F. Maynor; note. H.H. Montgomery vs J.E. Alldredge, et al; note. Grady Goss vs W.O. Boyd & Co.; damages. Roscoe Brown vs W.O. Boyd & Co.; damages.


The most talked of happening at the State Capitol during the past week was the parole granted Roy Dickerson, the noted bank robber. Roy was given a test parole of 6 months by Governor Graves.

The parole was granted after a prominent citizen of Mobile had sent the Governor a telegram that he would offer Roy employment during the term of the parole.

The Governor’s action seems to meet with public approval here.

Dickerson’s parents are natives of Blount County. They belong to two of the most highly respected families of the county forty years ago.


Dr. N.C. Denton brought a Crimson Clover Bloom to The Democrat Office Wednesday Morning which was grown on his farm on the old Donehoo place about two miles out of Oneonta.

The Doctor says he has quite a bit of this clover on his land and that it is making a heavy crop.