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^4^) , / £ * - * *_- FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA OFFICE OF CHAIRMAN FEDERAL OF THE BOARD. RESERVE AGENT. August 29, 1958 Mr. Marriner S. Eccles, Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System Washington, D. C. My dear Mr. Eccles: At the last meeting of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Bank it was decided to have a reception at the opening of the remodeled and refurnished bank on November 11 in the evening. Invitations will be sent out to members of the banking fraternity and leading industrialists in this district, and the reception will be given in honor of the Board of Governors. The object of this letter is to formally invite all the members of the Board of Governors to be present with us on this occasion. The directors1 Meeting for the month of November will be held on November 11 and 12 and we will probably ask all of the Branches to meet with us here on those two days for their business meetings, at which time we hope the members of the Board of Governors will meet with us. Dr. K« L. Brittain, President of Georgia Tech, has extended to us the use of his private box for the Board of Governors and the directors of the Atlanta Branch for the Georgia Tech-Alabama football game Saturday afternoon, November 12. festivities will probably be offered by the banks as soon as the^j" hear of our plans. Vvill you therefore please extend to each and everv member of your Board and such members of the staff as you deem advisable, our cordial invitation to attend these meetings November 11 and 12. Very sincerely and cordially --ours, FHN:M August 50, 1953 Mr. Prank H. Seely Chairman of the Board Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia My dear 8r # Neelyt lour letter of August £3th addressee! to Mr, Iferriner S. Bccles, Chainsan of the Board, has been referred to me in &r. Fccles1 absence from the city. It is noted that at the last meeting of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Bank it was decided to have a reception at the opening of the remodeled and refurnished bank on November 11, and that the reception at that time will be in honor of the Board of Governors, and that the members of the Bo«rd and its staff are invited to be with you. It is also noted that your Directors' Meeting for the month of Soveaber will be held on Hoveraber 11 and 12$ and that you contemplate asking the officers and directors of the branches to meet with you on those two days and that you hope to have the members of the Board of Governors attend these meetings. Your letter will be called to the attention of the Board at its next meeting, which will be held tomorrow. In theraeanti!*e,please let me on behalf of the Boerd and staff express appreciation for the invitation and for the courtesy of giving the reception in honor of the Board. I am sure that all who can will certainly be present on that occasion. The members of the Board will be requested to individually advise you as to whether the invitation can be accepted. On my own behalf, I take pleasure in accepting at this time. It is further noted that the President of Georgia Tech has kindly extended to you the use of his private box for the football gama on Saturday afternoon, November 12, and that it is contemplated that the banks of Atlanta will also wish to participate in celebrating the occasion of the reopening of the building. Sincerely, HB/ac Ronald Ransom, ?ic« Chairman. a — Form P.' R. 131 BDARD DF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Office Correspondence To From Mr. Eccles Date-Aggg* Subject: . Chester Morrill Attached is a letter of August 29 from Chairman Neely, of the Atlanta Bank, addressed to you, which was received and acknowledged in your absence by Mr. Ransom, in regard to the formal opening of the remodeled and refurnished Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on November 11 to which all members of the Board have been invited. At Mr. Ransom*s suggestion, copies of this correspondence have been furnished to all the other members of the Board with the understanding that each one will advise Mr. Neely directly as to whether or not he will be able to attend the opening. gl l9S8 > October 5, 1938. My dear Mr. Neely* On my return from vacation I found your letter of August E9th, ^hich Roaeld Ransom had previously acknowledged and called to the attention of the members of the Board, If it were possible for me to do so, I should take pleasure in being present at the reception at the Atlanta Bank, particularly because I know that you have given & great deal of valuable time and attention to the re— modeling and refurnishing, and I should like likewise to renew acquaintance with you and your colleagues on the Board, It is iay understanding that in addition to Kr, Ransoa, Mr. Davis, Mr* McKee and Mr. Szymczak expect, barring some now unforeseen development, to be present on this occasion, so that the Board here will have a much larger representation than is usually possible at meetings away from Washington, While I should like to join them and to take advantage of your cordial invitation and the hospitality proffered, I have just returned to Washington after a belated vacation and an absence of more than a month in the west and I find that ay time is too crowded to permit me to get away again at this juncture, I am obliged to forego not only the trip to Atlanta but attendance at the American Bankers Convention in Houston, I know that you and your associates will understand ay inability to be with you, I wish you would convey to them my thanks for the kind invitation and my appreciation of their interest and the public services they are rendering, of which the modernized building is symbolic. With kind regards, Sincerely yours, M. S, Eccles, Chairman. Mr. Frank H. Neely, Chairman of the Board, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia. FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA OFFICE OF CHAIRMAN OF T H E BOARD FEDERAL RESERVE AGENT. October 8, 1958 Mr. Marriner S. Eccles Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System Washington, D. C. Dear Mr. Eccles: Mr. Nevrtion and I are very much disappointed to learn from your letter of October 5 of your inability to be with us on November 11. We had so hoped that you would be here and heir? us celebrate the opening of the re-built bank and join with us in the Directors' Meetings. The Atlanta Clearing House Association is having a luncheon on Friday and was particularly anxious to have you talk to the group there, which will include a great man;/ bankers on their way to Houston. When November 11 draws near I hooe that you will feel that you can run down for the day. The plane service is good and quick, and you will not have to be out of your office more than a few hours. You can leave Washington at 7:00 o'clock Thursday night on the Southern Railroad and arrive here at nine ofclock Friday morning* If you must get back the next day you could leave here after the reception on Friday night on the 12:15 Diane and be in Washington before six o'clock Saturday morning. Please keep this in mine and realize how much we want you. and cordially, October 14, 1938. Dear Mr, Seely: This is to thank you for your letter of October 3th* While I see no likelihood ot being ahle to go to Atlanta for the opening of the reaodeled bank, if it develops at the last stosent that I can get away, X shall let you know. Again thanking you for your courtesy and with kindest personal regards, Sincerely yours, II. S. Iceles, Chairaaxu to, Frank R* Keely, Coalman of the Board, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia. yfti FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF THE BOARD ASSISTANT FEDEK.YI. RESERVE A<;EXT Ootober 19, 1938• Mr« Marriner S» Eccles, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D. C. Dear Chairman Eccles: Mr* Neely, Chairman of the Board, has advised me that at the present time you feel that it will be impossible for you to attend the joint meeting of the directors of this bank and its branches to be held in Atlanta on November 11, and 12, 1938, and the reception to be given in honor of the Board of Governors in the evening of November 11• In the hope that there may be a change in your plans which will make it possible for you to be present upon this occasion, I have reserved for you and Governor Szymczak, jointly, at the Biltmore Hotel, a suite of three rooms consisting of two double bed rooms and connecting sitting room. Please be assured that we will be happy to have you with us, and we sincerely hope that you will find it possible to come* Very truly yours. J. R. McCravey, Jr*, Secretary of the Board* BY DIRECT WIRE FROM I CLASS OF (.VICE • I I I This is a full-rate Telegram or Cablegram unless its deferred character is indicated by a suitable symbol above or preceding the address. ^ i WESTERN UNION R. B. WHITE NEWCOMB CARLTON SYMBOLS DL • Day Letter NM = Night Message NL = Night Letter LC = Deferred Cable NLT •= Cable Night Letter Ship Radiogram J. C. WILLEVER PRESIDENT Tho filing time Bhown in the date line on telegrams and day letters is STANDARD TIME at point of origin. Time of receiptriftBa'ANDARB-TIME at point of destination. imw 27 P 12 01 M 'WAD25 119=ATLANTA GA OCT 27 1040A MARR1NER S ECCLES=CHAIRMAN BOARD OF GOVERNORS FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM= AS PRESIDENT OF THE ATLANTA CLEARING HOUSE ASSOCIATION IT IS MY DESIRE TO PLACE MYSELF PERSONALLY AT YOUR SERVICE FOR ANY PORTION OF THE DAY NOVEMBER ELEVENTH IN ATLANTA THAT YOU ARE FREE FROM OFFICIAL DUTIES AT THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK* WE ARE DEPENDING ON YOU AS THE PRINCIPAL AND ONLY SPEAKER AT THE LUNCHEON TO BE GIVEN BY THIS ASSOCIATION AT ONE O'CLOCK ^ H E SAME DAY. THE GUEST LIST WILL INCLUDE YOUR BOARD OF GOVERNORS, THE OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/ THE COMPANY WILL APPRECIATE SUGGESTIONS FROM ITS PATRON'S CONCERNING ITS SERVICE Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis BY DIRECT WIRE FROM I I I I I ^ CLASS or- .RVICE This is a full-rate Telegram or Cablegram unless its deferred character is indicated by a suitable symbol above or preceding the address, , ( WE S TE RN UNION R. B. WHITE NEWCOMB CARLTON 1223-S SYMBOLS DL = Day Letter NM •= Night Message KL = Night Letter LC = Deferred Cable NLT - Cable Night Letter J. C. WILLEVER Ship Radiogram s^ PRESIDENT The filing time shown in the date line on telegrams and day letters is STANDARD TIME at point of origin. Time of receipt is STANDARD TIME at point of destination. ^BANK OF ATLANTA AND ITS BRANCHES, AND MEMBER BANKERS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE SIXTH FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICT; BESIDES A DELEGATION OF PERHAPS ONE HUNDRED BANKERS COMING FROM THE EAST ENROUTE TO THE HOUSTON CONVENTION, = H LANE YOUNG. 1157A http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/ THE COMPANY WILL APPRECIATE SUGGESTIONS FROM ITS PATRONS CONCERNING ITS SERVICE Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis ROBERT H. GAMBLE Jacicsonville, f loriaa C. 5. A. November Fourth 1 9 3 8, My dear Mr. Eccles, It was indeed most pleasant to learn the other day that you will be present in Atlanta for the meetings there on the 11th and 12th of this month, as it gives me the opportunity to renew a brief, but most enjoyable acquaint anceship with you, and I do hope that nothing will prevent at the last moment, your being there. As I have always found your views on various things most enjoyable and interesting, and as I understand you will present some of them in Atlanta, I am looking forward with much interest to that feature of my visit, as well as the pleasure of renewing my acquaintance with you. As ever cordially! Uarriner S.Eccles, £sq. Federal Reserve System, Washington, D. C. HBG.r Atlanta Ollrarag Umia Atlanta, (fcrargta November 4 , 1938 My dear Marriner: I am so glad you have decided to come and be with us on Friday, November 11. You will, of course, want to see what they spent all that money for in the Federal Reserve Bank Building, and, at the same time, have firsthand contact with the officers of member banks and the directors of the Federal Reserve Bank and its branches. At the luncheon Friday at one o'clock, we will have a few remarks from either the Governor or the Mayor; then, you will make the principal and only talk. I will see that none of your remarks go to the newspapers. I have reserved for you a suite of rooms at the T Ansley Hotel, which wi] be ready for occupancy upon your will arrivalTrie Friaay morningAwaiting the pleasure of seeing you at that time, and with warmest personal regards, I am Cordially yours, s i d eA Mr. Marriner S. Eccles, Chairman Board of Governors Federal Reserve System, Washington, D, C. November 8, 1958. Mr, H. Lane Young, President, Atlanta Clearing House Association, Atlanta, Georgia. ity dear Mr. Young: The Chairman was obliged to leave the office before lunch time today and did not have an opportunity to get a letter off in the sails to you before he left, so I am taking it upon ayself in his behalf to thank you for your letter of November 4th and to let you know that as Mr. Neely had already made arrangements for him to be put up at the Biltaore Hotel, he will not need the reservation which you were thoughtful enough to make for him at the Ansley Hotel. I wanted to let you know of this so that you could make some other disposition, if you wish to, of that reservation. As an erstwhile newspaper correspondent, I was personally deeply impressed by your assurance that you would keep the Chairman's remarks out of the local papers. In ay present incarnation I hope you succeed, as X know he would prefer to speak freely and without that fear of Misquotation or misconstruction that goes with public speaking. Sincerely yours, Elliott Thurston, Special Assistant to the Chairman. ET:b 1 O *J FORMFR248 TELEGRAM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM LEASED WIRE SERVICE RECEIVED AT WASHINGTON, D. C. 70F SO ATLA NOV 9 3 8 1118AM 1938 NOV 9 P 12 4 8 M ECCLES AND SZYMCZAK BOARD OF GOVERNORS WASH FRANK NEELY OR I WILL MEET YOU AT PEACHTREE STATION FRIDAY MORNING NEWTON FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF THE BOAKD ASSISTANT FEDERAL RESERVE AGENT November lkf 1938, Mr. Marrlner S. Eccles, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D. 0. Dear Chairman Secies: Please l e t this note convey to you my very real appreciation of your visit to Atlanta last Friday and Saturday. Your presence, as well as that of the other members of the Board, contributed greatly to the joint meeting of our directors, and to the ceremonies connected with the opening of our remodeled "building. I know that your v i s i t to Atlanta was made at a considerable cost of your time, but I an sure that a l l of us at the meetings were much benefited from having from you an expression of your views upon subjects of great interest to us. On Saturday you asked that I advise you of the cost of your railroad and pullman tickets from Atlanta to Washington. The total cost of these tickets was $26.50 of which amount $19.15 represents railroad fare and $7*35 pullman fare. Tour check in the smount of $26.50 may be made payable to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. I hope that you will soon have another opportunity of visiting us in Atlanta. Sincerely yours, J. R. McCravey, Jr, Secretary of the Board.