Deposit & Savings Bank Opens
For Busmess; Audit of Bank of
North Wilkesboro Is Completed
Deposits in Bank Yesterday Exceeded All
Expectations, It Was Reported; Auditor
Carrying Bank of North Wilkes
boro Report To Raleigh
PEOPLE HAVE FAITH, CONFIDENCE
Banks To Be Even Safer Than Ever Before
By Reason of Holiday; No Withdrawals
of Consequence At D. & S.'On Open-
William phiiui» | Deposlt & SaviDgs
Of Its Officials
The banking situation here is rapidly clearing and with
in a few days normal banking service will be rendered by the
county’s two banking institutions, it was predicted this
The Deposit and Savings Bank opened yesterday morn
ing following the banking holiday and a busines^s lUsh
greeted this first evidence of the rapidly clearing siUmtion.
An audit of the records of the Bank of North Wilkesboro
was completed yesterday afternoon by J. B. Rogers and com
pany, auditing firm of Statesville, and the auditors left late
in the afternoon for Statesville, carrying with them their re
port which Mr. Rogers will take to Raleigh today. Th^s re
port will be turned over to Guemey P. Hood, commissioner
of banks, for examination. After it is considered by Mr.
Hood and the stote banking department, the local bank will
be advised of the necessary steps to take for re-opening.
Deposits at the Depasit and Savings biink yesterday ex
ceeded all expectations, it was learned last evening. The
bank personnel was kept busy throughput the day receiving
deposits and until late last night with clerical work connect
ed with the receipts.
An interesting sidelight on the opening day wjis the fact
that there was onlv one withdrawal, the gentleman who ask
ed for a small-sum of monev stating that he needed it to buy
some seed and fertilizer with which to begin his spring
planting. The money was spent with a local which le-
deposited the money today.
There was every evidence during the day that the peo
ple of the county have the utmost faith and confidence. The
opinion prevails locally that the banking holiday proclaimed
by President Roosevelt and Governor Ehringhaus has re
sulted I I'eoiganizations and readjustments which will place
banking on a safer and sounder b;isis than ever before. The
banks w hich are open are operating on a unrestricted basis,
the money of depositors being available upon demand.
Delay in reopenings have been due in most cases to the
care with which the state banking department ha.s scruti
nized reports of the various banks- Each report has ^en
canefullv investigated and special attention has been given
every item listed thereon. The time required to complete
the check of the audits has been longer than was expected,
but the department is progressing nicely with its work.
Bank i,fficials last night expressed confidence that normal
banking service with both banks opening and transacting
business just as_before the holiday is only a matter of a few
day.s. Authority to open the Deposit and Savings bank with
out restrictions of any nature was granted Monday night
when all readjustments were completed.
Banks throughout the state have gained added strength
during the banking holiday and the people have accepted the
situation in the finest sort of spirit. Developments are tak
ing place rapidly with the brightest prospects for a return to
full service within a brief period.
! Mr. N. B, Smithey Is Made
Chairman .of New Board
HELD MEETING MONDAY,'
Mr. Ralph Duncan Is Made
Vice President; Other
Additions to the already strong
group of officers and directors of
the Deposit and Savings Bank
were made at a meeting held
Monday evening. Full -equire-
tVilliani Phillips, -new Under
secretary of Slate in the Roose
velt cabinet, assistant to Secre
tary of State, Cordell Hull. Mr. ,
Phillips was in attendance at the , nients were met by the bank and
first meeting of the cabinet as! authority to re-open was granted
pertainin.g to tlie financial crisis. | by the state banking department.
I ,M. B. Smithey, prominent local
, business man, was made chair-
' man of the board of directors.
^ C. O. McNeill, I. E. Pearson and
Ralph Duncan, other well known
i business men, were added to the
board, Mr. Duncan was named a
Rumor of Irregularities in'vice president of the bank.
Welfare Office Unfounded, , officers are as follows: R l
Says Mr. Ezell Donghton, president; .1. T. Pro
velte, vice president; Ralph]
i Duncan, vice president; C. T
! Donghton, cashier; Miss Anne
Rumors which have been cir-: assistant cashier: D. S
-Ciliated regarding tlie nianage-, pfjji raghier.
ment of the office of Mrs. Va-' Directors are: N. B. Smithey.
lerio Belle Foster, county super-1 chairman, R. L. Doughton, .). T.
, t I’revette. C. A. Lowe. I. E. Pear-
intendent of w-elfare, are whol-,*'*^ n.,.,
iv without foundation.- ^Vm.; >• ^J‘=Nei
Curtis Er.ell, district supervisor | Ceo. S. Forester, D. F Shop-,
of federal relief funds, declared I *
in a statement issued .yesterday. ^
The false rumor relative to;
this office was spread several ;
days ago and had lieen ignored
until Mr. Ezell Issued his state-,
ment. Those familiar with Mrs. i
Foster and the management nf , „ „ fl
her office regret exceedingly the ! Entered Chickcfl House O f|
necessity of making a public de-1 Heaton Paidue Fridaj
nial of the absolutely false re-j Night Last Week
No irregularities whatever ex-
Mr. Ezell declared
FROM SICK MAN
Approval of Committee Virtu
ally Assures Passage In ^
LOCAL MEN OPPOSE IT,
Representative ‘ Cowks
Champion of Measure at
The Cowles bill placing Wilkes
! under the general provisions , of
the state-wide Recorders’ Court
act yesterday was reported favor
ably by the House committee on
courts and judicial districts,
i A delegation of Wilkes citi
zens went to Raleigh to attend
I the hearing, "the majority of them
j speaking in opposition to the
measure. The champion of the
bill before the committee was
Representative Cowles who_ told
I the committee that the people
want the bill passed. —
The approval of the committee
'virtually assures the bill’s pass-
!age in the House, the Legislature
! seldom rejecting a local measure
which is approved in committee.
The bill gives the county com
missioners the authority to estab
lish a recorder's court for Wilkes
I county if they deem it best.
Wilkes people present at the
committee hearing yesterday aft
ernoon were Attorneys Eugene
'■fTrivette, Hugh A. Crauor, Julius
A. Rousseau, J. M, Brown, F. J.
McDuffie, Ralph Bingham and
[Messrs. W. A. .McNeill, Andrew
; Payne, Sheriff W. B. Somers,
LDeputy Old Wiles and Jailer J.
[b. Sheets, the latter three having
gone to Raleigh to carry some
prisoners to the state peniten-
Here are photos from the heart of the earthquake zone which took
Have 2 Tickets
RONDA, March 22.—Chicken |
ist. Mr. Ezell declared in his entered the chicken house| ^ damage to property estimated at $50,000,000 in the; . — „ j q, x
statement which reads as a tfom Angeles area of Southern CaWoiia. Photo No. 1 shows, a street' W. E. Smithey To Head Slate
, , , . .Jm/ho k I .scene in Compton where 20 persons were killed by the collapse of| Opposing Present Town
“Pursuant to certain rumors i his Ilotk. ' , . u -u- t ' Officials
circulated relative to supposed 1 Miy Pardiie. with a wife and! building; No. 2, shows the rums of a high school building m Long|
irregularities in tlie office of'several children to support, has I Beach, the town considered the quake’s epicenter and where 65 lives j The town of Wilkesboro will
Mrs. V. B. Foster, coiiniy welfare , not been able to do any work ini were lost; No. 3, shows homeless and p?nniless refugees being fed by; have two tickets in the biennial
officer of Wilkes county. I desire ; several months, suffering with ' t|, U. S. Marines at Long Beach. [election which will be held on
to state that I liave been in close | fheumatisin. At this time he is j ——.May 2. A mass meeting held last
touch with this office as area not able to help himself to and I fjn 1 £ ti/f W% [night at the courthouse named a
snpervi.sor since the hegi.ming of , from the bed. i MOnPhOYS /If WwinifiS IfiOV [slate of candidates, thus assuring
the relief urogram, and find that^ Last F'riday several of his
no irregularities exist and rn- ; neighbors took their teams and
mors are wholly without tounda-' plowed for him. as his little boys
[are not large enough to do this
Teachers of Wilkes May Be
Given Preference This Year
two full tickets.
At the meeting last night, W.
E. Smithey w'as nominated for
mayor. W. C. Pearson, Geo.
! Johnson. Ralph R. Reins and
“Wm. CURTIS EZELL. kind of work.
‘Di.strict Supervisor of Federal | It looks as if these rogues i School Officials Reported To Have Under Consideration NeW j Claude Kennedy were placed in
could have found something else!
* Slate For Board of Education Is |
Changed; New Men In Omnibus Bill,
to do. rather than to take from
this family in these depressing
Policy To Employ Wilkes Teachers Before Going Out
side County; Teachers, Without Jobs This Term
To N.C.E.A. Meetj Interest Lagging
In City Section
The question of giving prefer- stitutions during the
ence to teachers who are resi- twelve months and who are in | and Claude Kennedy made short
[the race for commissioners.
AJl the candidates were nomi-
j nated by acclamation. L. Bum-
entire garner, chairman of the meeting.
dents of Wilkes county in the a personal way interested in the i talks at the meeting.
.■V delegation of Wilkes teaoh-
The oninilius bill, now in thi
sub-committee of the committee
on exlucation, contains the names
of three new men for member
ship on the Wilkes county hoard
of education, according to word
received from Raleigli yesterday
T. S. Miller. R. I-. Hickersoii
and Mack Moore are li.sted in
ers, headeil iiy County Superin-1
tendent C. C. Wright, will go to ■
Raleigh today and tomorrow to
j employment of teachers for the, progress and develo'pment of the] Tlie slate named last night will
looming year is being given se-’county, everything else being | oppose the present toyi-n officials
I rioiis consideration, it is learned .equal, deserve first consideration; who are as follows: W. E. Harris, f
The biennial election for'
on good authority.
I when it comes to the teaching po-j mayor, and C. E. I..enderman, O.
teachers.sitions. ! P. Eller, Joe Barber and R. B.
who are adequately trained for! It is pointed out that a num-[ Pharr. commis.sioners. Mr. Pharr
.attend the meeting of the North
, North Wilkesboro which will be I profession were unable to her of counties have invoked the! is not a member of the present
held on May 2 has failed to in- obtain a position during the home-preference rule. Ashe conn-' board.
;the omnibus bill for the county
j board instead of C. O. McNeill,
' R. K. Church and D. F. Shep-
■ herd. The latter three were high i . , , , . . . ;
men in the primary for endorse- farolina Education Association. ^ interest to date, no: school year just coming to a,ty is an example of one of the.
iment as members and their •*’“ ,e»- close and this fact has resulted whleh !
, names were sent to Raleigh by
! the county chairman of the Dem-
iocratie party in accordance with
I tile primary vole.
counties which has instituted the j Papers For ScVCnth
,ev. Joe H. Armbrust To Speak At
Banquet of Athletic Association
Features of the three-day ses-
oir.n he nUHrectses hv W ' ' ' . lu the Consideration of a
Sion will be addresses by «•, t,,e„,s,p)ves and no voters having j . ,
John Cooper, United States Com- |policy, it is siaieu.
missioner of Education, and Gov-1 rcsistered. , I Some school officials express
ernor J. C. B. Ehringhaus. [ Robert Brame, who was ap- the opinion that Wilkes county ation to out-of-county teachers.
A niimlier of Wilkes teachers. pointed registrar by the county j teachers who pay taxes in i Whether sucH a policy will be
who are'members of the N. C. E. : board of elections, stated yester-1 Wilkes, trade with Wilkes merch- finally decided upon by Wilkes
policy, during the depression, of
hiring teachers living in thej
county before giving consider-1
Grade Exam Wanted
Requests That All Unused
Blanks Be Returned To
A. are planning to make the trip, [day that he had not made an en-jants throughout the year, helP|SChool officials is not-known at, teachers who have not yet
Among those planning to go j try on the poll hooks. The books j support civic and religious in- this time. i^nt in their corrected papers for
are Superintendent C. C. Wright | were opened Saturday. — — - . 7 [the seventh grade examinations
Many Farmers Are 1 nree-viuarter Auto iconducted on March is are asited
and Mrs. Wright, I'rof. W. D. j During the next three Satur-
To Fill Engagement of Coach,will be members of the wiikes-
T V Miller ftf State ' o"*" P**"'
J. h. MiUer Of Mate
' ed a letter
R V Davrcoach of athletics Awarding of letters to the boys
at Wilkesboro high school, re-; ami girls will be a feature of the
ceived a telegram this week from program.
J. F. .Miller, head of the depart
ment of physical education at
State College, advising that he
Lvould be nnahle to fill his i n
Halfacre and Misses -Mary Nelson ■ days, Mr. Brame will be at the
and Beatrice Pearson, Prof, and j town hall to register new voters.
Mrs. David R. Wright and Prof. [ The primary will he held on
T. E. Story. ■ [Monday, April 17.. _
Club To Meet Fifiday
Convicts Now At Work Beautifying
Highways Leadi^ Through County
Applying For Ldansj Plates Go On' Sale
county superintendent not later
Fifty-Six Had Filled Out Ap-i Telegram Re/eived Tu^ayU'ian Saturday, a few teachers
plications Up To Yester- I At Noon Authorizing i
Reduced Charges | dent Wright stated yesterday aft-
day At Noon
Fifty-six Wilkes county farm-
Three-quarter automobile lie-1 All unused blanks from all the
ers had made application for crop ense plates went on sale Tues-U®»chers a, re requgsled. Mr.
Wright said. Mr. Wright saM he
production loans up to yester-1 day afternoon, reducing the cost
was anxious to get the uUiMed
wuuiu — - - The Wilkesboro Woman's Club
gagement at the 'oanquet of tie|^,j|] tomorrow (Friday) aft
Steps looking to the beautifl-. been given
cation of the highways through | white pines. being jlaced j who has been assisting them Inj
thletic association t o n i g h t • 3.30 o’clock in the! Wilkes county have
n Pi»i «ttenHon , Ki”'I Obtaining license for the “old tj,e earliest possible
special attention,. John R. Jones, notary P«l»bc.[bus’’ by one-fourth.
ElltllC'l.tV' ortcii-xv , tfl dv «».♦,» V vvv*v»v-*» • «*
(Thursday) and Rev. J. H. Arm- sandwich Shoppe. Mesdames A.
b r u s t, versatile after-dinner ^ Gray, Hugh Cranor and War-
speaker, has been secured to de- ner Miller will be hostesses.
liver an address. [ —
The banquet will be held this! Washington. March 20.—The
evening at 7:30 o’clock in the treasury'revealed today it had
recently!®***® ** ***® Yadkin county out the blanks.
JVfVDiUS ab I.OV V - - - i. % 1*
Wilkesboro high school building, i to pay only 1.8,3 per cen( Tor Its
^llKeSOOIO UI6II nv,..v.v.. - . . ,
he twenty-five boys and girls | recent sale of 91-day treasury
[line to a point several miles west-; The applications are approved
I been taken. White pines, taken the city. The highway to Mo-, j,y CoUnty Agent A; G. Hendren
i from the Wilkes forests which ravlan Falls has also been given j jbe loan committee before
■are rich with them, are being set some attention. 1 [being turned over to-the field in-
jout In rows on either sidh of some 1 The highway forces, unable to | spector, J. B. Dellinger, who f»r-
1 of the main highways. | do work of this nature in • the wards them to the Secretary of
The work is being done by j towns, has given every assistance
me iweui.y'‘iiYC’ uv/jo °— , •
vho earned letters in football; bills, as compared with 4.26 per
ind basketball this year will be [cent for a similar issue offered
mtertatned. Among the guests [March 6.
convicts under the supervision
of the state highway department.
The Boone Trail,, the principal
and encouragement to the Wil
kesboro ■'At’ornan’s Club which
has planted trees on some of the
artery of travel In JVllkes, has streets there.
Agriculture at Washington.
Most of the loans, ..If finally
approved,^, will bh small, the ma
jority of farmers applying for
wlj! small amounts.
J. C. McDlarmid, managet'Qf
the North Wilkesboro office of
the Carolina Motor Club, liscelv-
eif a telegram from the Motor
Vehicle Bureau Tuesday at soon
authorizing him to BeR the tags
on the threa-quayter basls-^w.^
The reduction In the cost. Is
expected to. bring bnndre.da.^ of
cars,;which have been parked
slnce^fhe first of the year, out of
C. A. Sheffield Here
C. A. Sheffield, assistant diree-
tor. of the extensioji department
of State College, was . In - the.
county Tuesday to confer vrith
County Agent Hendren and Wel
fare Sui^rlntendent Mrs. Q> G.
Foster relative to the garden
progmm .ter ''reMef cesee.” Hr.
Sheffield is assisting federal aid