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TIU HSI) AY. JANTARY 12, 19M
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
SUM H hC a 1
AMI I V MOTUirl VI
BANK OF CLYDE j
AUTHORIZED TO ,
All Deparments Are Put Back
Into Operation Tuesday
The Bank of Clyde, closed in No
vember, 1930, and reopened under a
depositors' agreement by permission
of the State banking department on
January 10, 1931, resumed operations
Tuesday as a full fledged banking in
stitution, operating1 in all departments
"In, addition to this announcement,
Aj.M. Burns, Jr., liquidating agent
for the bank, said Monday that the in
stitution is returning to business in
alt lines of banking with its capita!
stock unimpaired. '
iD. I, L. Smathers, mayor of Clyde,
f and a well known citizen of this sec
tion for-many years, is president of
the bank. Mr. Smathers was elected
head of the institution when, with per
mission of the State, banking depart
ment, it was reopened under a deposi
tors' agreement. R. T. Haynes, also
a well known citizen of Clyde, is cash
Since the bank was reopened, it has
paid depositors in cash 50 per cent of
their deposits. Recently, virtually all
deoositors had accepted solvent notes
for the other 50 per cent. The bank I
will open prepared to pay all deposi
tors to the full 100 per cent, Mr. Burns
Recently, under instructions from
Gurney P. Hood, State commissioner
of banks, Mr. Burns made a complete
examination of the bank, he said.
Mr. Burns said that Mr, Hood had
instructed him over long distance tele
phone to allow the bank to ntinue
operations unhampered by the deposi
tors' agreement, the time limit of
which will expire Tuesday.
.Accounts made since the bank was
Teopened on January 10, 1931, have
been consolidated with other accounts
subject to check, Mr. Burns said. He
also announced that the bank has been
authorized to accept savings accounts
and to resume operations in all its
, Much credit for success of the move
ment to reopen the bank is due to Rev.
R.' P. McCracken, of Clyde, and W, H.
MeCracken, former register of deeds
at Haywood county, it was learned
Annual Dividend h
Declared By First
National Bank Here
Officers and Directors
Reelected For Coming
Year at Meeting
The 27th annual meeting of the
stockholders of the First National
Bank of . this city was held Tuesday
of this week, with 200 of the 500 shares
of the bank stock represented in per
son. At the outset of the meeting C.
H. Ray was elected chairman and J.
H. Way secretary. The report of the
cashier of the bank showed the bank
to be in sound condition and the stock
holders having been paid a dividend. I
It-was unofficially reported that less
than a dozen banks in the state re
ported a dividend for the past yeai.
During- the course of the meeting
the following were elected directors
for the coming year: J- R. Boyd, J ,
H. Way, C K. Ray. T. L. Gwyn, M.
M Noland, D. Reeves Noland, M. .1.
McCracken, J. R. Hipps, and .1. II.
After the stockholders meeting ad
journed the directors met for the regu
lar session and 'organized for the year.
J. R. Boyd was. elected chairman of
the boaiti and president, -and J. 1 1.
Way was elected .cashier', and secie
' tary of the board. A 1 .-.her o.'ivs
and employees of the bank were re-
elected. ; ,V
Officials . of the bank - stated , that
taking the business . condit'.uns of the
country at present into -consideration
"that they were satisfied. -with the out
come of. the business of the bank, for
the past year.
Hundreds In County Are Being
Cared For By Welfare Workers
For a definite idea of the work
bing carried on by the welfare depart
ment of the county and volunteer
workers, visit, the second door of the
court housp and see the long waiting
line of needy men and women.
From early morning to the closing
hour a group of 35 to 50 stand in line
at the door of the welfare office and
the historical room, which i3 beiKg
used for distribution of the Red Cross
material, waiting1 turn to present
their case and receive aid. In some
cases these families are in dire need,
having neither food nor clothing.
Wherever there is an able bodied
man in the family he is given work
on one of the welfare projects. In
other cases, which are many, it is
necessary to issue Relief Orders for
food, clothing, or fuel. It has been
estimated by state workers in thif
For Jan. And Feb.!
Total Of $l,(i;r.0()0 Approved J
By R. C. F. For North !
Haywood county has been alloted
$0,000 for the month of January, and
$'J,000 for February for local relief
from the Reconstruction Finance Cor
poration, it was learned here this week.
Outside of Buncombe county, this
county is receiving the largest quota
cf any of the 18 counties in Western
North Carolina, according to the state
ment sent out by the state department.
For the purpose of supplementing
local funds to meet emergency relief
needs in the one hundred counties of
North Carolina a loan of $1,035,000
was today approved by the Reconstruc
tion Finance corporation for the
months of January and February. The
apportionment for January is $740,000
and for February $805,000. Previous
ly $815,000 had been secured for the
! months of October and November, and
8571,000 for December.
Larger amounts for the two winter
months was necessary because of the
increasing number of families in need
of assistance. County releif agencies
estimate the total number of families
who will have to be helped in January
13,325 and in hebruary at 151,272
14s against 122,281 in December) and
tiiat there will be available from local
funds $005,281 and $357,273 for the
two months respectively. This means
a relief load in the State of nearly one
and a half million dollars monthly.
The Federal Emergency relief fund
just made available will-be. paid in
four installments, payment of first
allotment for January being made
available immediately. The allotment
for each county near here by months
is as follows:
County Jan. Feb.
Avery $ 1,000 $ 2,000
Buncombe 40,000 40,000
.Cherokee 2,000 3,500
Clay 1,000 2,000
Graham 2,000 2,000
Henderson 2,500 4,500
Jackson 2,000 4,000
Madison 1,500 2,500
Swain 1,000 2,500
Transylvania 1,500 3,500
Mrs. C.W. Wright Is
Burried On Sunday
Funeral rites for Mrs. O W.
vVrivht, who died in "-the Haywood
Hospital here Saturday about noon,
were solemnized Sunday afternoon- at
2:30 o'clock at the Methodist church,
with the Rev. Wade Johnson, the
pastor, conducting the service. In
terment was in Green Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Wright was tne daughter of
the late W. C. Gad. ly. who was for
40 years a barber in V.'aynesvillo and
for ninny years the ' only one here.
She is survived 1 y he:- liusbnnd, C, W.
Wright; and two children, ('. W., Jr.,
aged 12, and Killie, 5. She also leaves
four brothers. Henry. Hu'iert. and
Co'-iei : Gaddy, of Waynesvi'le, and J.
P. Gaddy of Aiken. S. C, and one ss
t r, Mrs. W.. O. Painter, of Clinton.
Active pallbearers were: Oscar
Briggs. Will Strango. Sam Plott.
Smiley Carver, Spauhling Underv. ood.
and Toi.i Kdwards. Jr.
W. M Iou Dies At
His Florida Home
News of the death of W. M. Igou,
(if"-i!usfaep, Florida, has been been re.,
cei.v-vl with regret by his many Way--.
-vi' friends. : ."
Mr. Igou died at his home last
T ; ,-dav morning, following an ill
ii. -s of several months..
' 'nt ;' two years ago, when ill health
'"(,ri'i"f him to. resign, Mr. Igou was
-re! nry of the State of F'hrida. He
1 .f rs. . li'ou hav spent four sum
i"e.vs in Waynesville at the home of
ivv F,.' Z . Withers and were on their
v i in.- "la t suinmer when Mr. Igou
;i fi;" n i'l in. Andrews and forced
t.v ) .. n H .nio. They have made
nianv ...friends . here and in the death
of Mr Ifrovi Waynesville and West'
evi vorth Carolina lose a great
field that 50 cents will buy food fe
me person for one week and work o':
donation? are given accordingly.
However, there is one woman on the
-e-orJ in the welfare office who sup
rinrts herself and ber ninp children
on Relief O-ders to the amount of
No cah is given out1
in any case.
A record of each person applying
Tor rid is kept in the welfare office
ind investigated so that al? do
nations are made to those who are
V -crving. About 625 families -in
"Waynesville, Hazelwood, and Maggie
im be;i" helped at present and about
700 families are on record.
Th welfare department has ap
oroximrteiv 18 projects in this vi-
These projects provide work
for many men daily which means
(Continued on back page)
v ! I
Mr. and Mrs. Noble Garrett will formally W '""V.1 U"ZKt
night at S o'clock with an informal reception to which the public is cordial
Rep. J. H. Howell
For Law Library
Special To The Mountaineer)
Raleigh, hi Haywood Coun
ty's handsome new courthouse,
built by order of the court with
threats" of indictment unless U
were constructed, -is an attractive
room designated as the Law Li
brary, but without books or furn
ishings, Representative Hardin
Howell, of that county, said when
he introduced a bill in the House
of Representatives to provide for
books and furnishings for the li
brary. His was the only bill in
troduced in either : side of the
General Assembly at the short
The bill provides that the cus
todians, clerk of the superior court
chairman of the board of commis
sioners and president of the Hay
wood County Bar Associationpur
chase law books and journals, to
be paid for from the county's
general -f9nMt clerk of court
to be librarian, and provides for
the addition of $1 to the court
'costs in Haywood superior, court,
and for a like addition in certain
easts n the recorder's oourts f
Canton and Clyde and in the
mayor's court in Waynesville, to
constitute a library fund for keep
ing up the books and opphi , in
the law library,
"Once In A' Blue
Moon" To Be Given
Here On Jan. 25-2G
Thiee-Act Comedy Hein-g Spon
sored !5y Rotary Club For
IU Scut Work
. hu i;. a
hie Moon." a tlii.ee-act
will he presentert in
Ihe Wavnesville High Scliool au.iuor-
i I . .. 1 'II. .1.1.' I'lMlll
lUni, eine.-.ua J
aty 2.". and '2 with a ca-t i.l laO b'cal
people. "Once In a Blue Moon": is
being sjioiisored by the Rotary ( lull
for the benefit: of Hoy Scouts and Girl
Scouts and young." people's', welfare.
Plans for 'the .production- are well
j'n.d' r way. A principle cast iif twelve
.h;;racter'-' has been completed au.d 'he
gi 'ouj.::- ae being asseiulileil... 1 hose,
je-ting in the play proper are Iietsey
I line (luinlan "a;s Pieirette, 1 1 1 Creen
is Yuia Yum;
;he G;i v.
i'eep. Mi-. V
the Toiea lo".
Mrs.. ; r'!'! i a run a-
J. M. K-lhdt as B'i
f . f rav. i'i. i,"as-. the.
n 't . i''i i"Co;i as
,n'iU a in K ;,ii
Death, and Wil-
! ..'. . . (
A : ii-i :
iie-ro hut If'-r: "
will;- open l-h'' show
as tired ba-inc
'; nd'lellini' jo
!Mub. ,- A Ma
s ni(-i" s;ii":i mw.sii.iik.'
in '-'i'- iUir i lie-- : .Men'5
cje'-a ila1' ;- in' p.ro-
e- s an I '.?:'. in;,
ai'iu. rue;'" the
v.hj h momlii r--'
wea i in'.
. Attending ....the
TU'-sts v.-jll he a
- 'in J su-iu . v. 'Jit- '"in
cest u-m c - and im a s k s ,
' the main ca-t are
ba l l a - !
tiusiriess lir.n proiessionai in-.o. .naiiy
, r : W ,
.uninue an I coniicar eliaraciei -
rente.-eTi'.ed by ifiis . erouii.
Two choruses of High School girls
will give routine oance numbers with
jspeeial costumes and effective steps.
. A pToiogue x,i loo sman .niiuren
will be used as a curtain raises with
a special group of ?mall dancers.
(ln e In a Blue Moon'' offers a
' variety of entertainment that will ap-
! ;al to everyone,
The Rotary Club
s making a special effort to stage a
successiuj proaucimn ana win appre
"iate any support that the citizens of
Vaynesville can give.
Ruth De Roo, 16, years old, of Flint,
Mich., startled veteran boatmen in her
sensational driving to win over 120
r"tur pilots in the national nut.
board regatta held at Bay City, Mich
The construction of a earner:,, . .
be used by scientists, which can t .keldiciary number one, trustee of um-
, 000 pictures a minute, has just been
completed in Germany.
Will Mark Opening
Of Funeral Home
And Mrs. Noble (Jarrett
Will Open Funeral
Home at S p. m.
Tonight 1 etween the hours of K and
10 o'clock will mark the formal open
ing of Garrett Funeral Home on Main
street, with an informal reception
Kiven 'ay Mr. and Mrs. Noble Garrett,
owners 'and operators of the home.
A special musical program has been
arranged for the reception tonight
consisting of piano and vocal solos by
During the course of an interview
yesterday relative to the establish,
ment of the funeral home, Mr. Garrett
"We had spent several years study
ing the profession of funeral service
before en ering t'u, business. And,
since ciiUMing the profession six years
: go, it ha- been our very sincere desire
to render the very best possible ser
vice in ev.'iy -espect. We have
gained as a reward lor each service
rclideii'd acknowledge of how to ren
lf' I etter servic".
' . "And in conducting an undertak
1 ing service in onj Jin lio v with, -a
i furnitui " sto 'c wi' b;ve always found
; ourselves vi ry iii'ich !iandica:peil in
: !:!!, im. onh' of the. 'very ;mport
' .,( fratim -'"iif our siTc'k'!' t !oing it
Ur i, tlv.i V'irii s' milliards vvbic.h We
.' l,;,ve . How !'.' there; liar" 'Cell
', -e--y pronoiio.-. I j'rog-i; ss ma le itribe
profession in : lie 1 . : .i-eyer-i I .years.
! h .one t'eaUir,, l lii- ,ngiv,- i .
lishlOell! , .1
.rilll 111 Hill ie
"It :s a smii'c
I act inn to us t hat
C ..- ihle to proeiir'
y.c li.r.'o I'
will. ;U l 'l
!r. :: i
w i.i . h,
sat i s
and at a re a
ii'-ine .of the 'a
'hi outrh thi li
I'.'lllv ' "11 1 1
I'uni '-rill hoin.' v
a roinplet,. sevi
are a!.h to
nior nc any
niching the H'iii lamlai I we'
(way's triving to niainta in."
... Gai reti will ai--i-t i l the fU
as in tile past v illi all. w'iin n
1 1 1 :
.;.i ehil.lvoirs: cases.. Mr. 'I'hoi .. 'A .
-jMii-a -k " will he . a, :'ist:-.nt (.;.; M"
4.ft . Mr ami M r-., Mini loci; ar
i '.; i rc
a : a
1 1 nn
' ia l;e l ieX t; '. w'l-;
pianni'ii . 'ane
l,ee!i sum non
1 - o be in re
;e;-,C I. .
r m ( f civil
tio-iil'h i ii.--f.-s.
1. i ia. it
i ,r i-c' w' :';-i tei. 'ir an
The calendar'. f;v 'thi' -'
:rV.ir. did -'ot pn' a.'.'i
to wai-'aat a 'wo week'.
said. Court convened Monday . n
intr with J i h-.. II. Hoy!" ';.'il. o- -
the place in J-id;'e .1 . ! 1 .
Court adjourned. Monday
until A o. :!-, 'ay niovning
'' the h?cli of ca.-e- Vched-
( o, ,,,.,,
at tt rr.on'i
been us" '.
Senator Francis Is
Named Member On
6 Senate Committies
According to dispatches recei- d
her-j Senator W. Roy Francis has b en
named a member of six committees of
the Senate and chairman of another,
that being railroads.
Senator Francis;- besides be: :
i l-.airman of the railroad committee.
'a member of the Other committees as
I follows: appropriations, commercial
fishieries. congressional, districts, ju-
and proposition and g-riev-
Economy And Denial
Urged By Ehringhaus
L. M. WELCH, i
Confederate Veteran Was One
Of Leading Citizens Of
I.. M. Welch. 00 years old las; De
cember 0, who passed away Tuesday
morning at J:.10 o'clock at the l.onie
of Mrs. Robert .Mitchell on Love Lane
here, was in many ways one of the
most remarkable men of the older
generation of Havwood county citi
Present at the beside when the end
cam,, were two of his pieces, Mrs.
Robert Mitchell and Mrs. J. F. Abel,
a nephew. James K. I.ove, and his
willow, who before her marriage was
Miss Julia Ann Moor
Mr. Welch was the only surviving
son of William Welcn, ,ho was sena
tor from Haywood county in the State
Legislature in 1820, was re-elected
in IKiiO. and served 'M years as clerk
of the Superior court. He was the
youngest of 10 children, all of whom
Volunteering, at the outbreak of the
Wa- He'.ween tile States, he served
throughout the four years of strife.
He made li distinguished record in
the commissary department where he
was in charge of the handling of food
stuffs for his regiment, the fiOth, a
position he filled acceptably under
most trying circumstances. Near the
end of the war, he was transferred
to Haywood county and participated
in the defense of the county at the
time Kirk and Kartlett made raids
through the county during th,, closing
months of the war.
After the war he vegan life as a farm
er. in which he was very successful,
accumulating considerable property.
He did not aspire to any political of
'ice and never held one. II,. was n
life-long Maptist, and was an active
deacon for more than HO years. For
the past several years, the church had
elected him annually as deacon emer-
(In ))cccmlor 1. 1H7K, he was mar
:cd to Julia Ann Moore, who survives
him. On December I, 1028, thev eel
"brated their golden wedding. For
nr nv wars, be lived at his home two
miles east of Waynesville oh High,
wnv N'o. 10. and in his prime made
daily trips to Waynesville on .loot.
Ho was active up to about I0!?0.
The funeral ser-vic,. for Mr. Welch
was . held at. th" First. Ilaptisl church
here Wednesday afternoon at .2 o'clock
with tiie pastor. Rev. II. W. Haucom,
iflieiafinjr Hurlal was in Green Hill
i.;.- ides his widow. Mr. Welch leaves
" children, Paul, Jiv'-who Jives in
'I". . i level. uid li., a cotton manu
fael urer, of Gastonia. and Mrs. An
'I i ew M oore, widow of Andrew .Moore,
V (linlonia, and six grand bildren.
Mr. Annie --Welch' ' Tutwilder. Mrs.
i'vilme W. h i. Camp, C. I). Welch,
'v, k-iin Welch, Lucius Welch, and
Mr-, Mm: ha Moore 1'age.
Art ive palllii'M rers were: T, L.
Green I W. (', Wilbiirn, Kdwin Haynes,
J. R. Morgan
M . Andrew Moore, who had spent
oV'-ri of her I'inie herefor the past
( v n . ear - 4nee, M r. Welch had been '
1!(, health, left a few dii'ys" ago.
V, h- , i.n.iher. Cleveland D. Wil.h,
-hc r t urned here Tuesday afternoon.
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I Icy wood
Wili 'bo in
1 1 ng
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im ' ling
Governmeiii Will Get 5 000 Acres
For Smoky Mountain National JPurk
A deed; to .5,000 a vres ; of land in the
.fJr.ta't.'.'..nirky Mountain-- .National
park is being preparcil at the office?
of the .North Carolina I'ark; coinmis
sion for presentation in the near fu
ture to the federal gvernment. Total
.North Carolina acreage in the park
area already transferred to the feci'
oral authorities is 138,000.
Most of the land to which a deed is
now being prepared consists of scat
tering farms in Swain and Ilaywcod
The state also owns a half interest
"he Suncrest Lumber company tract
, ,'12.000 acres but the government
will not accept it until the entire
acreage is secured. This will be done
when additional funds are obtainable
by the commission.
The Thomas R. Byrd estate tract of
20,000 acfes is under option and is
New (iovernor Proposes Drastic
Changes In State
RALKIG11, John Christopher Blu
cher Fhringhaus last Thursday became
the 54th governor of North Carolina.
The inaugural exercises were the most
sober and serious since the days of
The famous Fhringhaus smile sel
dom flashed. The new governor frank
ly painted an "ugly picture of the
financial difficulties that beset the
state. "In such an hour," lie declar
ed, "the plain unvarnished truth is
Thousands were on hand to greet
ll,.. ,1.,., t . ,,f )(,. A Ih.oivi !,, lint
(tliev loo were serious in demeanor.
Frequently they clapped their hands
but neved did they cheer. It was a
quite, stern inauguration.
"The state which we love has reach
ed the cross roads of its financial des
liny," dclared the governor in his in
augural address. "Tin1 way out is
plain hut pleasureless; it involves the
eating, for a season at least, of the
herbs ntid drv breat of hard self-denial,"
His audience responded with a clat
ter t hands. The applause was short
but not perfunctory. Rather did' -it
seem to accent the ;lt own
down by its new chief executive.
Grouped at the fronC of the new
memorial auditorium, in which the
governor took the oath of office, were
the members of the senate and house
of representatives, They gave rapt
attention to the inaugural address.
"A substantial, even drastic curtail
ment of our spending is imperative,"
The law makers applauded.
"Proud, as We are of our social pro
gress," continued the governor, "we
must remember that not even social
progress can, for any great time go,
ahead faster than material progress.
To the suggestion that a recession in
expenditures means defeat of ideas,
I venture to reply that there is no
more certain way to insure their de
feat than to pursue a path which leads
certainly to script payments, finan
cial chaos and repudiation."
Again the legislators interrupted to
If Governor Khringhaiis was pessi
mistic and reactionary in his remarks,
at least, he had the hacking of the men
and women who will make the laws
( l .:; ir. ii d on hack page)
Older Boys' Confer
ence Will Meet Mere
jaiiuery 20, 21 -..and 22
A I nun i I'.'a
..' n 1;,.
!V',.., .' of Wi
he held" in tin
t t s lie tea
liinual Ohio; Hoy.-' i;:m
si ern N'ort h ( 'a.vliiia to
First Method is;, church
20, 21 and !!:!, it has
been announced "by C.
of Charlotte associate
'rotary of the Y. M. (
'I !,. i --'I in I'o co ri. i'l ' wil
. V.'it! noil
he hehj under
liie auspices of. the In-oi'-Statn Y. M.
C. A. With the co-operation of th" -H'i-V
.-rid Rol-i'iy chilis of V:avnesvi!le.
'I'le- initial session Will heirin l-'ri-i'-av
nig'l.il , January- 20. ;it 7 :'M o'rhirk.
!')iii in if the ron lY.' en c a niimher of
preinirieii! -fieakei s '"will he '. ir.i in
In line; (', ,. V alUer, M list . ih. r "ol
t he Wa c h ov i a 1 1;; n k a m I t t i i I cn
: . r.i .. i
! . II, ila'.
; I v
Cu!. '. a y .;
being: condemned to clear t !'., title.
As soon as. it is paid for, it too. will
he deedeij to the federal government.
The only tract remaining to be ac
quired is .about od-000 acres belong
ing to the Ravcnsfo -d Lumber com-;
pany. This is under condemnation
nd the case will he heard by Com
missioner T. Lenoir Gwyn, of Way
nesville, AV. N. Garrett, of Asheville.
and Judge J. S. Manning, of Raleigh,
on January 19, The commissioners
will hear evidence as to value, and
will submit its report to the clerk of
the superior court, fixing the price to
Members of the park commission
'' ti acouire all land in the area in
this state during the year, making it
possiblp for the federal government to
begin development of the park as soon
as lands in Tennessee ar? obtained.