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Was Aore Paid-In-Advance Subscribers In Haywood County Than ill Weeklu Sewspapers Combined
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY. MARCH 16, 1933
Much Enthusiasm Being Shown
Over Proposed Waynesville
District Chamber of Commerce
. ,n 1 edTGoes On Rec-1 C. M. Dicus Requests That The
I" Faf rlns Dicus' Mountaineer ( all Mas, .Meet-
'd Proposal- ,R On TJw. Propyl.
Sl ' ' NAIAKA ASS! HK1, BM-KBSS THEIR U11MOS
V Ia- in I Hter :ii--us Is Confident That Move
Matthevvsends In U
Containing .nsvi-i i t
...hu-da-m than was antici
been shown during the pasi ,
j,, vegan! to the proposed ,
!,, District Chamber ol ,
which was set out
'r published in this
,-7-ek from C M. Dicus.
, avil civic leader.
; ;,i r. Dicus t-xpv
!,..;. ic- iii favor
n. Sever;;! civi
if the sug-
, take -.be matter l.eloie me
. realizations of the commu
nity during' the next few days, it was
t the" regular monthly meeting of I
,1,,' ,n. rican Legion .Monday night,
: discussed and the !
NkIv went ' on record as favoring the
plan. Vemmandcr AY. A. Bradley a p-
... i .mraiiloii eomnosed 01 W
!').' Smith! chairman, J. C. Patrick and ,
C c Walker to work lurtner mu
the matter with any other organ tza.
tior. or gioup in working out the de
tails The committee was authorized
to function for the American Le
gion. Tho c who have been in close touch
with the movement since it was. first
proposed, said Tuesday, that they
considered the action taken by the
Legion as most significant, as the
membership of the Legion is compos
id chiefly of business, men oi this
"The members seemed very much
interested ," said W. A. Bradley, the
head of the local post of the Legion.
In a letter to the editor, published
in this column, Mrs. Helen C. Mat
thews has given some answers re
ceived to letters sent out recently by
her. Mrs. Matthews also expressed
herself in her letter as being heartily
in lovor of the movement.
James Atkins, receiver lor Lake
Junaluska, stated yesterdav that
he would endorse and get the board ol
directors of Lake Junaluska to back
the proposed Waynesville District
' Chamber of Commerce movement.
"1 think it: a very excellent idea. I
have always felt that a Chamber of
Commerce was a community propo
sition instead of a locality proposi
tion, and that it should embrace the
whole section. .
i am impressed with the proposed
plan ot' selecting the biuret of di
ici lorn, and feel that the entire
pi H am is tine- :
"i'.vorv indication is that we are
fOin-r to have u large crowd here
-.till!-, 'season. We have a. number, of
big speakers on our program, and we
lee! very much encouraged over the
nrosiiccts of the eominir season."
(' F- Kirkpatrick, owner of LeFaine
Hotel, Kirkpatrick and Clevewill
Apartment Houses, -said, "I think it
is an (-ullent idea, especially in
getting memberships. This would
cause enthusiasm that would be
beneficial to the entire community. I
am heartily in favor of the move
ment, and hope it goes through."
Paul Hyatt, manager of the Pied
mont Hotel, said, "I feel that the ex.
tending of the membership limitations
of the Chamber of Commerce will
hot only get more backing financially,
bu' will arouse more enthusiasm, and
would be one of the best things this
sec tion lias over had."
r,,, : vf rf what
llie nroposai, in uhj, -Mr
Dicus' letter mentioned last week
is; that a Waynesville District v-nam-ber
of Commerce, composed of the
township of Waynesville and Ivy
Hill, be organized for the purpose of
advertising this section and also to
create a community spirit.
The membership fee of this organ
ization would be fixed at $1 for in
dividuals and more for business
firms, at what ever sum they leit
justified m paying.
n;ff,nt vocations will form groups
of their" own and name a chairman
to repre sfent them in the executive
meetings which will consist of these
spokesmen, and a . president named
by the citizens of the community.
It was suggested to several re
cently, that a county-wide Chamber
of Commerce be organized in place of
the one proposed by Mr. Dicus. This
suggestion, it seems, has been taken
iinHer consideration before, and it was
found that because of the distinct
difference in the sources of income m
the upper and lower part of the
county, that such an organization
(Continued on page eight)
To This Section.
Yavncs, ille Mountaineer.
' Waynesville. North Caiolina.
Sine my suggestion relative to a
!,.. ".net Chamber of Commerce ap
peared in the last week's C'-uo of your
piper, i "nave been asked several
!: nn's l.y dilferent interes;od parties
what line of procedure 1 would sug
gest to .bring this about, and if 1
v..s sponsoring th movement. 1
have explained to them that 1
wa- not sponsoring the movement.
.". n! that 1 thought the Waynesville
Mountaineer should sponsor saiiie up
to the-point of ' determining whether
the different, civic clubs and other
mentioned bodies would endoise the
same. ..Leaving a column ol yotir pa
per open for publishing the endorse
ments. and criticism for a few issues.
If the movement has the one hundred
( 1 (HI' ; ) per cent endorsement of all
noilies. then call a mass meeting tor
'.he 'purpose of organization.
1 should like again to state that I
am thoroughly convinced that this
community.. would greatly profit by a
District Chamber of Commerce, as it
would bring in all out-lying districts
to be served and at the some time help
linance the Chamber.
Kindly advise me, by return mail
whether you would care to act as
sponsor of the movement and oblige,
Yours very truly,
C M, DICUS
Plans for Reopen
ing Citizens Bank
Are Now Abandoned
Depositors Will Likely Receive
10 Percent In May. Says
A. M. Hui ns, Jr.
ESTIMATE IS MADE
Til T 10', WILL HE PAID
l.n a legal notice in this issue, A. M.
Burns. Jr., liquidating agent of the
Citizens Hank and Trust Company, of
this city, announced that "all plans
for i .'opening the Citizen Hank and
Trust Company have been definitely
I'll until a few 'days ago it w;h
thought thai the loan of s.MUKHt which
had been approved by thV Koronst ruc
tion Finance Corpoiation would be re
ceived and that the bank would be
opened, but since the general banking
situation over the country suspended
temporary busnness about ten days
aeo. this loan did ivot 'materialize.
When Mr. !!uin- first arrived here
to take over !bo bank, a plan wa---r.iade
v.heieby the ueposiiois wcie to
receive fifty percent f their deposits
m 'cash and U'fi percent in -ecurity
wiii.-b ib,; b.-mk own-, and would take
a loss of per.-eltt. l'l act ically e e.ry
depositor of tite bank had -igne.1 up
for this procedure.
In his legal statement. .Vlr. lluins
wt Mav 15 as the final date for tiling-
proof of claims - against the bank.
Notices and blanks are being mailed
to till .depositors, he stated.
.Mr. Hums told lire .Mountaineer
tint be honed to be able to P.'lv HI
percent of the claims sometime ill
"My estimate is that we will even
tuaily pay from 35 to 10 percent, of
the deposits," he cntinueii.
"The amounts to be -paid the
l Continued on page eight )
N AMED . AMBASSADOR
First National Bank
T Open This Morning
ivi:. . lo..;, 1 ikI nut ions
EUREKA J1ICA TO Late l.u.sd. I'., Open
nmiill 1 'I i uank.
Hon. JoniMini: Daniels
AN EARLY DATE
(irant Lowe, President. Keels
Sales Will He Made Ol
i"n nier Secrelarv oi Navv Hopes
To Continue I i :. ntll Rela-
itms llelueef. i . . And
. 1 1 ,i;- -io-e';i!;as flaniels, editor 'and
puh!i-hei of 'I'lio Uah'igl) N'-w- and
I Vlisei yer. and secretary of the Navy
during Wilson's ' administration, was
aiioinl''d Monday as. ambassador to
Mexico by l'residenl Franklin D.
President Ruo.-.ove!t served as 'as
sistant secretary of the Navy under
He spoke generally of the. future
iclations between the United States
(Continued on page eight)
Tin- l'.ureka Mica Mann fa. t ur i ng
conipaiiy- ol Waynesville. with mines
neir Halsam. expeit-- to ship muh the
rirsi carload of' its fine, product f
pure while :a'ica tiiat it e- beginning
I.i lu-oiluce in huge 1 1 1 ; . initios al'ii r a
pe c I -d n1' 1 eerca 1 1 '.at ion c 0 iii-i a lb.
.; ,.;' - , : ;. m i . i 1 iia 1 i,a - take. I ' ev
- .)''..: h . o a i.. ;'; a! miu: . '! he
: .'. , .eric e-'-l I ,i ' - i lit, . tt-ie 1,
...;. ,.;,, ; i . ..'" e ,, - d ' .' th
a: :.o: ..'.;,-1 1 i h.il I be oni -.
, j p' id m o ; l!i, id; m ii t-.-ii"
- ;,!,... c i,ih-j thai cue I e
I I',':- company aas ; e n i hi ougii a
:C ehange- in,-, il erg.,nia
!ie:i about two ea rs ago. but Mr.
! ce.ve think- now lhat it is on the up
, .; i .1 ' reiid and vdl I'e'a going con
cern iioni iin mi It va 'organized
!ice years ago. lie !--e-ed lirsl. wlia.
i- known :i s the (Ira . , '"Ridge mj.n .
berated about four mib' : '.'roni Halsam
:-! :'! ion oil t he propert V of W, 'i'. I .ee.
Samples ol the mica mined at
Fines Creek Finals
Will Begin Friday
Night With Play
Seven Seniors To Receive Diplo
mas. Past Year lias Been
Construction Of Soco Gap
Road Is Expected To Begin
Within Next Few Days
The closing exercises of 1-ines ( roc.t
s-hool are scheduled to be begin -Hi-day
night With the Senior Class play,
'Manrny's I.il' Wild Rose. ' On Sun
,'ay aft'evnooii- b; :',:()!) o'clock. Rev.
Tho-. Krwiu, of Pigeon- will deliver
the baccalaureate sermon to the seven
On Wednesday night, at T:M0 the
leciumation- and recitation contest will
be held The following night tne Kle
mentarv school program will be given.
( lass (lav exercises win gi.eii
I::i0 o'clock Friday afternoon, with
hi giaduating eiui-e- tha night
beginning at 7 ::'.( with H T. Hunter,
PiCsident of W, C. T, C. delivering the
e-iaduating address, ..
Those graduating are: iima ; m.
lk, Chaili- H Duckit , 1 a H
Ferguson, -Mark M. (.reen. Ruth I-.
! edi'onl. Sam W. Mc( raeketi, and Kd
The salutatortan is Miss Ruth .Led.
ford and valedictorian is Sam Mc-'r.t!'k"n-
Fred T. SafTord. ')nncipal ol the
school, stated that "an unusually good
year had ueen had."
'I he I' ines ( reek school opened last
August Mth. and has 14 -teachers in
J. C. REECE RUYS THE
J. H. KUYKENDALL HOME
ON CHERRY STREET
C J Recce purchased the T. H.
Kuykendall home on Cherry street last
This -property 101ns the home of
Mr. Reece which he bought two years
Mr. Recce plans later to remodel
the house into a modern home, which
will be'for rent.
Contracts -Amounting To UL
700.50 Awarded For Huild
inf Of Park Road.
Actual constrution of the Soco Gap
:,a-l, highway No. i!'-"..' l- expected to
icglii within t.iicr tn xt few days, al
'I nigh no di'tinite word ha- been given
nut t'y C A. RagUmd of I.ouishurg.
who was awarded the contract of
building the S.-1P miles of : t he road
cc:.i"h will no asphalt and crushed
Mr. Ragland was here the first of
the week and is expected back here
."he 'bitter part of this week to eom
plete 'arrangement- of moving his
nl uhinciy here.
The state, specifications stated that
'Me contractor must use only local
labor-', on the job, both skilled and
.'.oniiTian. In the event .'that all this:
ype of labor is exhausted he can then
go elsewhere for men, it was said.
Common labor will be ptiid 2H cents
ati horir and skilled labor -'10 cents an.
'v.. H. Anderson Construction Coni
ji.inv. of A-heyille, was awarded the
jeiitract for necessary construction.
This bid was for- $1 1 .2-14.;;il.
The bid submitted by M r. Ragland
a for Sll(l.4.")i).t;0.
Wylie Noland Is
Denied New Trial
By Supreme Court
Haywood Man Must Serve 2 to J
Year Sentence For Attempt
ing To Hribe Juror.
T. J. CATI1EY WAS
Pigeon Tow nship Man Named To
Succeed W. IL Noland On
Am il First.
The senate committee on finacne has
reported favorably on the Randolph-
Howell resolution memorializing me
coneress to aid Haywood and Swam
counties for their loss in taxable prop
erties by acquisition of their lands
for the" Great Smoky Mountains
Introduced by Representative Ran
dolph, of Swain, and Howell, of Hay
wood, the resolution has passed the
house and will be considered by the
enate next week, probably Monday.
The Supreme Court of North Caro
lina confirmed the conviction and sen
tence of Wylie. B. Noland. of this coun
ty, for attempting t bribe Hurst
Justice, foreman ol the jury that con
victed Luke Lea. Sr., and Luke Lea,
Jr.. and W allace B. Davis in the Bun
combe court in 1931. i
Noland was tried and convicted ex
actly one year later in August 19-52.
In the year and a half since the con
viction of the Leas and Davis, some
sort of an appeal-connected .with .the
famous bank tna) has beer, before the
The Noland appeal was the last
appeal involving the bank law trial
of the Leas and Davis.
Mr. Noland was sentenced to serve
a two to four-year sentence. Davis
who was president of the Central
Bank and Trust Company has been
in state's prison for several months,
but the Leas, father and son, are in
the mountains of Tennessee fighting
return to this state.
T. .1. ( , a hoy- of Pigeon township,
was elected by the board of county
e.'immissioners in executive session
Monday, afternoon as auditor and
tieasiirer o! Havwood county. 1 he
lioai'd, still has under Consideration, the
election of a lax supervisor for the
.Charles ( . Francis was appointed
tax supervisor for this county by the
board of commissioners Monday.
Mr Francis is a resident of the
Rafcliff Cove sectmn of the county
and well known: throughout the coun
tve He is a brother to W. R. I rancis,
i . i';,'tw.v (he new lv elected, of-
";ic'"i! f. succ'el-d W. H. 'Noland, who
h.a.s In id the position the last lour
K; ( . ( athev and a
.. , . . , i ... i.
great L'i'i nd-'.n ot t oinne! -lo-epn
f -he. who was prominent in the
a.'iair of Haywood, county tielore trie
Win. It,.t.vi.en the States and renre-
sfnfed the county several terms in the
The mwlv -fleeted oflicer is 4K years
;,t,i ,u :k educated at the Bethel
high school in I'igeon township and
at the Richmand, Va- business col
lege. He was for some years book
keeper and pavroll man on operations
for the Champion Fibre company.
La-r lie yvas cashier of the Bank of
Canton, some years before that bank
went into liquidation. He was also
depot agent for the Tennessee and
North Carolina railroad at Woodrow
foe a number of years.
Mr Cathey is-a member of the Pres-vlim-eh
at I?ethel. treasurer
of the Sunday School of that church,
tipf! a church worker. He is a York
Rite Mason. He married Miss Minnie
Trull of Pigeon Valley. They have
He will begin the term of office, to
which he has been eected, on April
1 W. H. Noland, incumbent, retires
on tnit date.
display at 'I lie Mountaiiieei- olhce.
Ml sizes ot (lie mica are shown
from (he large pieces to (lie line
g re u nd mica which resembles tal
Sine' I he displm mis arrang
ed in (he window a lew weeks ago,
hundreds ol people have slopped
and commented (in (he line grade
ol Hie mica.
.Much time and' -money were spent j
in developing it. running tunnels audi
in sinking test pits iti trying to de-j
termine the size of the deposit. After
satisfying himself of its being a pay
ing proposition; Mr. Lowe 'had several
mining 'experts' and geologists to visit
the property and make analysis of
th- deposits. Finding the .reports ot
the-e experts to be favorable. . Mr.
Lowe began, to oigalii.'.o his conipaiiy.
J- W. Cole, of Wayuosvilie was the
Jilt. to become intorested. W. W.
Davis, of Waynesville, who had been
engaged in the lumber business in
M issi -sippi, also "became: interested.
Finally H. .Stone, also of Wayncs
vill.', 'pdned the; company making a
eoiiibinatioii of financial strength suf
t'n i nt to eari'V on.
The lii's' work done was the build
- i i
mg ol a roail, over unicn u naui
lumber, tnaeliinery. and the product;
then followed.' the construct ion of a
firway for about two and a fourth
mile- of power line . that connected
with '.he maii; line of the Carolina
rower and Light company at Balsam.
amibc r and machineiy have ciilitin-
tied to move to llie site 101 inoie lo.ui
Ii -ye.'.'r until now it is Ihought that
th" Kureka Mica Manut acturing. cor
poi al ion : has now rompletod the most
up to-date scrap mica reclamation
plant, iii. Western North ( arolina.
The, company has now' on the place
live buildings, which, house all ma
chinery. The. employes of the mine
take their meals at t.ne camp khciiuh
where '.they are served
day': The company ha
a' le sleeping ipiartcr's
..j list: now the company is producing
a line grade of pure white mica that
has met with the approval oi an m
th'h'e times a i
good com fort-
for all em- I
. , : I
user-; who nave receiveo
samples. . The capacity of the, mili at
present is about six tons per. day,
hut with some minor adjustments the
capacity can be increased .to from six
ti nine tons tier lay, Mr. Lowe
said. , :
For: the future, operation of . the
plant, the company expects to elect
at 15 il-am station, on a site the com
pany owns, both a wet and a diy
Mr- Lowe believes: that the cum-.
panv will have no great difhcully in
Bering its output at a financial .ad
vantage when normal times return.
Garbage Truck To
Gather Trash 23-24
Frank Davis, county commissioner,
returned from Raleigh Sunday with
certified copies of the bills passed by
the General Assembly pretainmg to
I was announced thisweck that the
ei'v trash truck waudd be put into
service next Thursday and Friday,
"'i-eh 2-! and 21. and would collect
! trah and garbage of the city at
hat time. .
Ti-., Civic League urged the boairi
p aldermen to render this service
i-i o- to clean-up week which will be
ihe fir-t week after Faster.
All persons having garbage are urg.
. d to have it ready lor the truck on
the date- set out above.
HOARDING WILL HE
PREVENTED ItY OFFICIALS
J. R. Boyd Abandons Idea Ol
Hiving Trouble When l.ank
Opens. People Are ( aim,
Ollicials of I he Hrst National
Bank received instruction late
Wednesday allernoon to iipen llu
bank here I luirsdav morning ltlt)
Application lor opining the
hank here was tiled I iiesday.
,i ,,k,.!-iy ih, ' following !' b "- en :i'"
Fir.t N;..ional Bank.
W ayne.-ville, N. C.
Tin., is simply to in'.orm you
1 i;, i: e- ou r pri'iled'.,e I o :, ppl
',,- p,-rmi-sio,i to ..pen H.IO per
Ck 11! if Jim wish lo do :-e.
Federal Reserve Bank ol Uich
nionil. T!,-- , i:;,e -,ab' oi -in .,.,' wa.;
working Wednesday in n 'epa'ratior.
for t In- opening, 'n eae'i ( t he tel
ler's V.'iudow - a large I'iird wit h tin
; ' I. v. p." wa o . !ed;
"Special Ai'.elltion is called to the
proclaihalion of the presiilent against
hoarding, melting or oai'markin.g ol
gold or silver coin or bullion ur cur
nncy by 'any person Within the
I nited Stales or place subject to the
j 1 1 f i diet ion t hereof.
"No permission to any hankiiig in
stitution to perform any banking
I'iinctioiis shall autho.ri'.e such institu
tions to pay out any coin, gold hul
l.iou .certificates except, ' as authorized
by the secretary of the treasury, nor
a'lj.iw withdrawal of any currency for
hoarding, not to engage in any trail
action in foreign exchange et.eept
sui'h as may he Undertaken for le
gitimate and normal business require,
nients, for i'easonablc traveling ami
ot her pi rsonal reipjirenient: , and t'-i
the fulfillment, of contracts entered
into prior to . March , Itl-'k't"
Signed) Franklin I'. l!oo-evell.
"It is iilso provided that
" Wdvoevi r- w ilfully violate;; any of
tin- provisions of this siih-seetion, or
an. license, order, rule or ; regula
tion issued .thereunder -hall, upon
conviction.- be lined no! more than
$l(l.00it.0l or, of a natural person -lie
impi'i-oived for not more 'than ten
years or both; arid any otlieer, direc
tor or agi nt of any corpor it ion who
knowingly na 1 1 ieipaies in .in h 'io-
l.ation shall be punished by a like line,
i niprisonmeut or both."
"Cnder this proclamation we are
required to prevent the hoarding of
gold, -ilver. or ciirteii'V .:;! to re
fuse to allow withdrawals, for the
purpose of 'hoarding;"
Mr. Boyd stated, "if a person de
manding money is suspicioned by a
iiiink oflicial as to what would be done :
with money, that person could he re
quired to 'make an aflidav.it' stating
where and how he intended ti e the
tnoiiey. Cnder. l'residenl Roosevelt's
proclamation we are authoiizeil ..'to
iirevcnt hoai'ding." '.'.,:
No restrictions are hemg made on .
deposits, and will he paid m full
.upon demand when-.hoarding is nov
u oiicioiied, bank ollicials said.
A.urney I'. Ho; d. State. Banking.
Commissioner, -' imated that there
wac it25.ll()tl.(i(lh hoarded ur. North
i'yrolina. ' :::
'-The First National Hani'; ."also re
ceived: the following instructions from
the .Federal Reserve Bank in. Rich
nioird : "
. , "1' is requested that, you prepare :
and foiward t ) the Board a.- - as
possible -!ei M.-.rcii l:i, '':
complete a- list aa can be ntade Ironi
information you are able to ob.ani, .
of the names and addresses, of all
parsons who have withdrawn gold:
from you hank or a member ..bank
in vour district since February 1. ll.,!,'.
and who have not redeposr.ed it nt -a
bank on or before .March-1-5, 19.5-5."
Banks that have onened in the coun- .
try have not .had a hit of trouble, or
exwerienced one bit of ex'-'ement by
Mi- Hov.l said he exnvc'.ed no ex
citement here when the bank opened
and had entirely abandoned the idea
of having trouble. ".The people are
considering the'.- situation .st r-ipuslj.
and taking it calmly.'' .
I'ostmastn r I ' l u, ioi ted
that some gold, and g ..' 1 ei .ru ate.
had been deposited with trie post office
dining the past wfA V''' nawals
of pu-tal saving- i. (i), 'it- were
"i ;ii c ' it was said.
Bu-sine s was slowed .ap . c'liMilera
lly this week here, but toe people
were optimistic ami talked troely of
he bank holiday hein.s' the "very
' ig" although ft laast'd temporary
hardships and inconveniences to many
for a 'cw days.