Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on March 6, 1933 · Page 1
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COMP. , T0PEKA»1iA««. 7. THE / :VOLUMB] XXXVI. No. 110. SucCBHiior to The Ida Daily Regiiiter, T1i« lolu Uflily Record, end lola Daily Index." lOLA, KAS., MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 6, 1933. Tba Weekly Resistor, Entabli.hed 1867. The lolB Daily Kegister, Establiabed 1897^ SIX PAGES BUSINESS AS USUAL AFTER :BANKS CLOSE lOLANS ACCEPT SITUATION WITH SHRUG ! : AND A GRIN SCRIP READY FOR USE , Uniform Emergency Cur- Vency May Be Passing After Tomorrow DEATH TO MAYOR LIFE LEAVES MAYORAFTER HARPBAHLE CERMAK SUCCUMBS TO WOUND op ASSASSIN MURDER CHARGE PENDS A definite feeling of optimism if | , noi, actual elation persisted through- l out lola today, paradoxically, as the . national four-day bank holiday went!; flntp effect. i For every man who moped and • deapalred' under the fear that the end of the world had dome, at least ' flvp were cheered almost to the pofnt of enthusiasm over the con- vicilon that out of the solution of this crisis will come at last the genuine • foundation for recovery that everyone has been waiting for. Said one business man this morning: "It is only after a boil has . fln>illy come :to a head that you . caa lance it. Even then It hurts like fuu to do it. but you can't cure the botl till after it's done. I have felt for a long.time that the national sityatlon was exactly like a boil, swelling and hurting but never com: ing to a head. Now I feel that it . has come to a head: The national government is going to lance it with a scrip scheme of, some sort that mny hurt a bit for a while .but that will start producing immediate re- Jfef. And after that ; for the first tliiie ; since the depression started we'll be In a position for genuine recovery to take place. I'm Rlad the boli hns come to a head. Bring on ; your lance!" ANTON CERMAK lOLA WOMEN AT DISTRICT MEET Miss Theta Brewer Di-^ rects B. P. W. Conference in Olathe Bankers Glad of It. The bankers, tliem.selves, are declaring today that it is the best thing that could happen for every- bwly concerned. They may have to . sit* up nights for the next monlh /adjusting themselves to the now .situation, however it may be workM out: they may have to hire extra. bodklteSBpers to keep their records titriUghl. But they welcome the "new 'deitl" in banking that is bound to rp.>!ult. They knew It was coming; they are glad it is finally here to be grappled with hand to hand and settled once and for all. - I The question of scrip for local use will probably be settled within 24 - hours. ; T. H. Bowlus, president of the Allen County state bank said today thftt local banks are not only willing but eager to issue a uniform scrip I secured' by actual bank de- jjasits just as soon as they can do It., He said, however, that word was redeiyed from state, authorities today suggesting that such scrip would r definitely be authorized In the shortest; possible time by the president's advisers and a uniform plan for issuing it would be outlined at that time. The plan bf the local bank.s, , therefore, will be to wait until receiving these instructions so that . wl^atever they do may be in line .with: the national program and cause no confusion. They hope to ; be^ able to make a definite announcement concerning It by tomorrow. Business as Usual. In the mean time, business has .been going on in Tola almost "as usual" in spite of the handicaps of • net currency. The Register's scrip . with which it met its payroll Sat; iirday night has had rather an Interesting history already. Over $500 of-it was issued and more than half has already been traded for merchandise in lola .stores. Some of . it has been)traded by one store to " another, some has already gone ' thi-ough three or four hands and has •/lound its way back to The Register. Despite its private origin and obvious j limitations, it has showed in an interesting way the quick acceptance which would greet the right kind of "scrip and the unlimited uses ti which it could be put. Probably the most important fornl .of; "scrip" in Saturday and today was checks, which were not cashable but which were good and ,therefore readily acceptable In lieu 'of Cream stations and other •purchasers of farm products generally i Issued checks Saturday, most of which were Immediately traded for merchandLse In lola stores and are now being held by them. It has ; ali* turned Into a sort of game which nine;people out of ten have accepted in a cheerful spirit of good ;;sportsmanshlp. The county treasurer is accepting I only; cash today in payment of taxes or automobile license fees. The commissioners were in session today allowing bills but they had hot yet made up their mindsi whether they would pay in warrants whlcli could be either held or bartered by those : who jrecelved them, or whether they iwduld withhold all payments for a I few days. If an adequate scrip en[ ters the picture soon, they will un: doubtedly use It along with everj-- r body else. The city Is accepting personal jchecks for the exact timount in pay- i^ment of utility bills. It will not cash, ! checks or -Bive change for checks or accept endorsed checks, but it will take the customers' checks for the ! e^iact amount and hold them until ;tHey;can be converted into cash or I scripi. . C'.istomers mav obtain change for large bills at both banks durtng ensuing: forenoons by appointment onlyi It was announced late today. "The Kansas Federation of Business and Professional Women's cl^bs held the: second district conference at Olathe March 4 and 5. Miss Theta • Brewer, the second district director planned the program and had charge of it. The first meeting was at seven p. m. Saturday. It was an International Relations banquet held at the I Masonic hall. The important num- i bers on the program were an ad- f dress enfitled "Whither Bound" by Mrs. Loretta Selover, president of the Kansas federation, and an address entitled "World Peace" by the Rev. E. Hylton Harmon of Kansas City, Kais. i Sundaif morning at eight o'clock In the Olathe hotel the emblem breakfast was held. Important numbers on this program were given by rei)resentatlves from the various cities of the district on the following subjects: I membership, education, research, publicity. Health, and program. Miss Alice Miles of the lola club spoke on the lost subject. Miss Dora Lajigford assisted Miss Mary Draper of Paola in a number entitled "bur Emblem." The entire convention fttended the Methodist church morning service. At two p. m. the: last session of the convention was held at the Methodist church. The subjects discussed at this meeting were: legislation, finance, magazine, state loan fund, and public relations. Mrs. Minnie Allen discussed the last subject. At 3:30 the Olathe club gave a complimentary tea in their club rooms, i "Those who attended the convention from the local club were: Misses Theta Brewer; Julia McClure, Dora Lahgford, and Mrs. Sara Bell. The following attended the Sunday I meeting only: Misses Alice Miles, Thelma Roberts, Bessie Litwin, Ella Vezle. Dollie Adams, Maude McKinney, Luella Varner, Mae Frederlck.son: and Mesdames Phlla Trout and Minnie Allen. BURNS PROVE FATAL Mrs. Cella Decker Succumbs Af^r Clothing: Catches Fire. Funeral services for Mrs. Cella K. Decker.j whose death resulted late Saturday night from bums received that day, will ba held tomorrow at 2 p. m; in the Sleeper service rooms. Tlie Rev. W. P. Wharton, pastor of the First Methodist cliurch, will be in charge. Mrs. Decker was alone In her house at 5i3 South State Saturday shortly before noon when her clothes caught fire from a gas.stove. Her attempts to extinguish the flames were futile and by the time aid arrived she was burned from head to foot, according to the doctors. She was taken. to St. John's hospital where she died that night. She was in her seventy-lttrst year. Mrs. Decjcer was bom In Harrisburg. Pa., and had lived in | lola since 1922. ^he leaves one son, Clark Decker, | wl^o lives in lola. WEATHER and ROADS FOR KANSAS—Partly cloudy j Klichtly colder in east portion to- nl|;:ht; Tuesday fair with rising: temperature in west and central portions. I FOR lOLA—Partly cloudy and colder tonight; Tuesday fair. Weather i outlook for the period, March 6 to; March 11. 1933.—For the Northern and Central Great Plains: Mostly fair weather, with temperatures near pr slightly below normal. Temperature— Hig ;hest yesterday 54, lowdst last night 39; normal for inday 4<): eixcess yesterday 6; excess since January 1st, 469 degrees; this date last' year— highest 19; lowest 10. • ; Precipitation for the 48 hours ending\t 7 a. m. today, 1.19; total for this year to date, 2.93; deficiency since January 1st' .43 inches.' Relative humidity at 7 a. m. today 92 per cent; barometer reduced to sea level, 29.86 inches. Sun rises 6:47 a. m.; sets 6:20 p. m. Kansas Weather and. Dirt Roads. Emporia,; raining, roads muddy. Ottawa, cloudy, roads slippery. Coffeyville, raining, roads good. Manhattan, drizzling, roads muddy. \ Topeka, cloudy, roads muddy. Arkansas City, cloudy, roads wet, frozen. ' . Wichita, clqudy, roads muddy. Pittsburg, cloudy, roads soft. , Sating, raining, roads muddy. Tlie Uttle Italian Will Be Brought Before Grand Jury in Florida Miami, Fla., Mar. 6. (AP)—Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago who was wounded February 15 by Giuseppe Zangara, the man who tried to assassinate President Roosevelt, died at 6:57 a. m., eastern standard time, today in Jackson Memorial hospital. The announcement was made by Alderman Edward F. Kelly, South Park commissioner. Cermak died quietly. He, did not emerge fromjthe coma in which he sank last night. . • The riiayor rallied from tliree crises In a gallant stand' against complcations of colitis, pneumonia, and heart trouble that set in alter the wound, but gangrene appeared in the lower lobe of his right lung Saturday night and he grew, steadily worse. The lung was the one grazed by Zangara's bullet. Yesterday a | third blood transfusion was given Mayor Cermak and neo-arsphenaniln was administered to combat the gangrene area but he failed to respond and his condition continued to grow more and more grave. Late la .st night, physicians pronounced the mayor's condition 'definitely critical'' and the fa ,m- ily was called into his room. They came out weeping and Mayor Cer- mnk's physicians shortly after midnight said he could live but P. fevH hours. He was 59 years old. Relatives at Bedside. At the bedside were: Kelly, Dr. Frederick Tlce, Dr. R. C. Woodward, superintendent of the hospital, Mrs. Walter Wright, of Chicago, Mrs. Clara Beesley, secretary to the mayor, Joe Cermak, a brother, Mrs. John KaUal, sister. Dr. and Mrs. Frank Jlrka, the latter a daughter. Mrs. Floyd Kenlay, daughter and Mrs. Rlchejf Graham, daugliler. Mrs. Kenlay was holding one of her father's hands when he dicti. Vivian Graham, 'a granddaughter, held the other. The saddened little group remained in the sun parlor of the mayor's room close to the death scene for several minutes "Oh. he wanted to live so much," Mrs. Graham said. And Mrs. Jirka added, "he fought so hard. He didn't want to die." Father Sidney Morrison Bartholomew's Catholic Chicago, had been praying mak 's bed for a time befon Meanwhile, another victim of Zangara's bullets lay critically ill in the. same hospital, Mrs. Joe H. Gill. Miami society woman whose abdominal wound has become Infected. State's Attorney N. Vernon Haw^ thorne said early today that immediate Indictment of isangara, on first degree murder charge, will be sought. "The jury is In recess now,; he said, and as much as I regret (Continued on Pag:c 6, Col. 3.) Millions to Learn How Scrip Lpoks and Works Presses Grinding Out Bafes of Emergency Currency Which Banks Will Issue Based on Deposits, but Good Only for a Limited Time. New York. Mar. 6. (AP )^What Is scrip, how does one get it and how does one use it? ; The answer to those" questions were being learned by millions today as bales.: «f the freslily ^printcd emergency cteency were prepared fori distribution. Clearing house scrip, being prepared by the New York clearing house association, consists of paper certificates based on bank deposits. They are issued by a group of banks, rather than by one banking institution. Although details of the certificate plan announced yesterday by Mortimer Buckner, head of the Clearing House associatibn, have not yet been made public. It was believed the nev medium of exchange would be paid out by the banks in lieu of the old.' A depositor appearing at a bank to cash a check would be given the cer- of St church, at Cer- ' he died. MUST LEASH DOGS Chief Says Prosecation Will Follow After Today "Dogs and chickens must be kept up from now on or offending owners will be brought before the police judge." That is the criptic warning Issued today by Chief of Police A. V. Funk- hoiuser after numerous complaints had been received at his office during the last week.; "I ani going to warn ..the people througlv The Register • only," the chief said, "And from now on every person xe find guilty of this offense is goln#. to face the Judge." '> JOHN SLEEPER IS HONORED lola Student Named Senior Manager of Kansas Relays. (Special to The RcgUtcr.) Lawrence, Kan., Mar. 6.—John Sleeper of lola has been elected senior manager of the Kansas Relays Student committee, It was announced today. Other upper classmen who will assist In promoting the Kansas relays of April 22, and the Kansas high school track meet of the day preceding, will be Stan- lelgh Tier of Chanute and William O. Howard, Tulsa, Okla., Junior members; J. Fred Bachelor of Belle- vUle; WilUam Dodderidge, Lawrence; Steve P. Huston. Chetopa: and- Harry F. Johnson. Topeka, sophomore members. CONGRESS WILL MEET THURSDAY Legislation to Meet Present Bank Crisis Must Be Passed Quickly Washington, Mar. 6. (AP)—A new congress—the seventy-third — will assemble Thursday ot noon cliarged with the weighty responsibility of meeting one of the most serious crises in the nation's history. At the call of President Roosevelt, Issued yesterday in a brief proclamation asserting that the "public interest" requires its presence, the Democratic-dominated national leg- .Islature will meet nrimarily to enact legislation that will permit an orderly reopening of banks. The first of the emergency program that will face congress is near to readiness. In a brief Imessage issued through a secretary following the proclamation, the president said: Anticipating the meeting of congress on Thursday, I am preparing an Immediate prc^ram directed to meet the presfent monetkiy emergency. It is, of course, essential that the first business before the congress will be the present banking and financial situation." And, by his own movements, the president has allowed congress just one day Jn which to drive his program through. The bank holiday which he proclaimed a; few hours later will end Friday mbnung and by that time the president of Just two days in office hopes that the climb upward will have begun. If by then the legislation has not been Jammed through, an extension of the banking holiday may be taken- What this program that has been kept secret is no one outside of intimate advisors know. Once the banking situation Is out of the way, the problems of congress will still be far from solved, however. A final podcet veto by President Hoover of the independent office; bill, carrying funds for the veterans bureau among other establishments, will bring up early the question of cutting allowances for the former soldiers who -have non-service connected disabilities. The farm relief question, left almost as it wt(s six months ago by the exphring congress, must be taken up again. Unemployment, foreclosures on farms and moderate priced homes, relief of distress, war debts, tariffs, the St. Lawrence waterway—all of these a;nd manifold other problems awaitUig the touch of the new administration. And, almost before It gets Its bearings, the congress may have t^hrown before It a demand from the chief executive—as he indicated in his inaugural address-^ demand for sweeping: war-time executive power to carry on .the fight against the depression. tiflcateito the full amount of. the check, i In general, clearing house certificates are a new kind of money, usable as such in the ordinary transaction of business. During the diffation of the emergency they ajre not cashed, however, and thus tliey do not deplete the bank fimds. The certificates would be the money in which pay checks were cashed,, and would be accepted by merchants, landlords, railroads, and others histead of the old currency. Bankers said that since the scrip would be accepted for deposit at parity by all members, it would serve as a satisfactory medium of exchange. I The certificates, which represent actual deposits, will be Issued, it was believed, in denominations ranging from $1 up. It was the imderstand- ing'here that banks, when they reopen, might be permitted to pay out fractional coin—that Is coins ranging from pennies to half dollars^to meet the need of change. Pending authoritative statements, it was the belief that bankers were working on a plan for a uniform standard of collateral : throughout the country. In this way. New York scrip could circulate in other cities and \ice Versa. Thus it appeared (Continued on Page 6, Col. 7.) LAID TO REST CRISIS THOMAS J. WALSH • WALSH RITES IN SENATE Roam President Roosevelt Pays Tribute With Many Others KANSAS HEEDS BANKING ORDER Landon Says State Will Conform to Proclamation of President BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME? : T^herson, Kas., Mar. 6; (AP) : : CiiH Grant, cashier of a Mc- : : Pherson bank, breakfasted to- : : day as the guest of a ponhand- . : ler. : Asked for a dime-as he walked : " morning. Grant WOLF SHOT BY DIEHL BOYS SmaU Rine Fells Animal Weighing 75 Pounds. A 75-pound wolf kiUed with a .22 caUber rifle lat a distance of 300 yards is the record, of marksmanship claimed by Vemie and Kimball Diehl when they came to the county clerk's office today to get the $2 bounty offered by the state for wolf pelts. The two were hunting crows late Saturday on a farm about six miles southeast of lola when they spotted a pair of wolves. After several shots failed to find theh- mark one more did. and the animal fell, mortally wounded. • The buUet pieirced the hind quarter of the animal as its mat« disappeared into the woods. to work this ^, told the man fte was a banker. "Nuff said," Ireplled the panhandler. "You have breakfast with me." 1 Topeka. Man 6. 'AP)—Kansas Joined today with the 47 other states in observing the four-day modified banking holiday proclaimed by President Roosevelt. / Official notice of the issuance of the proclamation was fprwarded by | telegraph early today to all of the i b«nks and bulldlhg and loan as.socla- tlons in the state by Governor Alf M. Landon and H. W. Koeneke, state bank commissioner. '^-'^ .They prepared the telegram late list night after receiving copies of the proclamation at a newspaper of^ fice shortly after it reached Topeka over the Associated Press wires. Governor Landon. Bank Commls- soiner Koeneke and the chief executives economic advisory committee, in session all day, hurried to the! newspaper office upon receiving word the proclamatloh had been issued by the president. "Kansas will cheerfully and completely conform to the proclamation." Governor Landon announced. The governor and bank commissioner notified the Kansas financial institutions in their telegram that the secretary of the treasury had been asked for permission to release the new deposits made Saturday in Kansas banks after they limited withdrawals from deposits to 5 per cent of their totals. State officials and the advisory committee, consisting of nine of tlie state's leading bankers, awaited today instructions from Washington relative to the issuance of clearing house certificates or scrip. Considerable time was devoted to the subject at yesterday's' meeting of the committee, but plans were held in abeyance pending further word from Washington. In their telegram. Governor Lanr don and Bank Commissioner Koeneke simply informed the Kansas financial institutions of the contents of the president's, proclamation and that they had asked the secretary of the treasury for permission to release the new deposits made Saturday in Kansas banks which were received with the understanding tbey would be subject to withdrawal on demand. Meanwhile, Bank CommLssioner Koeneke received • the first request for reopening of. 'a state bank under provisions bf a new statute enacted by the legislature last week to faclll-.i tate reorganization of closed banking institutions, The request a me from Dr. J. 8. Vermillion Who stated depositors representing 90 per cent in amount of deposits in thi? Maize state bank desired to have the bank reopened. The bank was closed last Tuesday. Dr. Vermillion was said to be one of the depositors. Bank Commissioner Koeneke said that while no action could be taken until after the ehd of the four-day holiday, the banking department would give immediate consideration to the request. To Register Subscribers ', - • i Wc ivish to announce that eve>-ij Register subscriber's credit is good for the duration of the bank holiday— whether it lasts a weef/^or six inonths! City subscribers will continue to be served as usual. The carriers will collect as usual on.Saturday but they will neither demand nor accept any "stops." Those who haven't the 15 cents ivill be carried until the situation clears up and they can get it. For mail subscriptions. The Register will accept anybody's check and hold it until it is cashable at the bank— 10: matter how long that may be. It also goes without saying that the credit of all Register advertisers is still good. Accounts ivill be charged or checks will be accepted for want ads, locals, display advertising, or job printing: Washington, Mar. 6. (AP)—Between four great, flickering lapers. the late Senator Thomas j: Walsh of Montana lay in state in the senate chamber today while President Roosevelt, mourning colleagues and friends paid their last reverent tribute. the president left the 'White House 15 minutes before the tinje set for the state funeral. The silvered casket containing the body of the veteran legislator already had been placed In position among massed banks of flowers when the president entered. Senators, with whom Walsh had sen'ed 20 years before his death Thursday, were in their seats early. ; Former Vice-President Curtis and lormer Smntor Moses of New Hampshire were there with them to add their homage. A gleaming crucifix, before wliich flarard the light symboUic of the holy spirit stood at the head. 'flic funeral service in the Catholic ritual, was conducted by Archbishop Michael J. Curley and Bishop John McNamara of Baltimore. Packed galleries looked down on the impressive scene. The diplomatic corps, in motmi- ing attire, filed into their seats. Close behind them came the full- robed Chief Justice Hughes and associate justices of the supreme court. The president was accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt and their son. James; So swiftly did the president's car travel that few on the streets recognized him but he raised his hat once or twice in response to cheers. Entering the capitol from the north side, he went directly to the president's room where he was greeted warmly by Senator Robinson of Arkansas, the/majority leader and Vice-Presidfent Gamer before entering the senate chamber. The widow, the. former Senora Nieves Perez, Chaumorit De Truffin, of Havanna,,heavily veiled in black, took her seat directly by the head of. the casket. With her sat her son and Mrs. Emmctt C. Gudger, daughter of Senator' Walsh, likewise heavily veiled. John Walsh, a brother to the senator, sat by them together with other relatives and close friends. Just a moment after the family party was seated, President Roosevelt, followed by his cabinet, took their places. The president sat barely three feet from the foot of the casket. The Rev. ZeBarney T. . Phillips, chaplain of the senate, followed by altar boys and the CathoUc prelates, came next. After Archbishop Curley made a brief announcement, a vested choir began the solemn musical ritual of the service. ; , All the cabinet members were present save William H. Wpodln, secretary ;pf the treasury. ' •Archbishop Curley eulogized the late legislator as one whom he. had "known intimately and whom I loved." "The beloved senator from Montana desei-ves a eulogy but be needs none," the archbishop said. "He loved and sen-ed his God. He loved and served his fellowman." Hands folded, the president listened grave-faced to the services. He scarcely moved during the ritual arid as i Archbishop Ciu-ley. standing at the vice-president's desk, paid his personal tribute to 'the Montanan. About hirh sat other church dignitaries, all I in full robe, and to the right and ^lightly behind, Vice- President Garijer. Every Agency Mobilizled to Ease Hardships Caused by Holiday in Force by Presidential Pik)elamation PAYROLLS MAY BE MET SCRIP WILL BE USED IF POSSIBLE, SECRETARY SAYS CONGRESS APPROVES Leaders Say They Will Back President in Every Way Washhigton, Mar. 6. (AP )T -Presl- dent Roosevelt and his aides, by congressional leaders to seek leg- is&tiVe affirmation of his steps in the banking situation. Throughout the capitol, members of- congress said they would give their- approval to the bank mora- toHum. It is also understood that with; this approval, the president would feel reassured of the confidence of the congress to take further, steps. There is a possibility, in this event, that the moratorium shall be continued for an additional four da.ys, if it is needed. The first step of a direct, precedent-shattering offensive to bring back the normal free exchange of currency was taken last night 'oy a prfeslflential procliimation suspending banking operations through Thursday, placing an embargo on exports of' gold and prohibiting the ear- strengthened by a resolution of ^uni^^ --^^--^^^ support from the govemors of many states, drove ahead today to clarify the banking situation arid furnish A quick succession of events without parallel in peace time brougnt forth two proclamations from the quickly to the Whole country ;effee-! ^t^-V«-M.I^- tive means for dohig busmess. toriai powers he pledged himself to After meeting with the governors]. seek If the situation called for such M'CULLOUGHi RITES TUESDAY Services to Be Held in Neosho Falls Methodist Church. The funeral of Mrs. Llllie Alyea McCullough, widow of Alex McCullough of Neosho Falls, will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. in the Methodist church in Neosho Falls, it was announced' here today., Burial will follow in the Neosho Falls cemetery. The death of Mrs. McCullough occurred Friday night. ,^ OlUahoma Couple Drowns Coffeyville, Kas., Mar. 6. <AP)— Mr. and Mrs. Gavin Rolston of Lenapah, Okla., drowned in a creek near Talala, Okla., late yesterday when a car driven by J. T. Matthews, also of Lenapah, slipped off a pavement into the creek, as be was attempting to pass another car. Matthews escaped Injury. The party was returning from a visit in Arkansas. at the White House and receiving assurance of their support' the Chief Executive cancellc;; all engagements and concentrated on the. banking situation. Secretary Woodin declared that payrolls would be met, in clearing certificates or scrip mostly, but in cash if necessary, bash vith-\ drawals, he explained, would be permitted by him for tl^e j)urpose in places where it.was not feasible to provide scrip la time- The Interstate Commerce Com-r mission ordered the railroads to ex-, tend freight payment time to shippers, so as to cover without additional charge the.period the banks are closed. Leaders of congress rnade ready to execute Thursday whatever emr ergency laws President Rooseveife should ask when the special session is called that day. They indicatecj the program would be tio give the Chief Executive all needed power In" tfie'^crlsis; legalize Issuance of scrip and clearing house ceitifii cates; and provide for segregation of new deposits in every bank so that checking accounts might continue to operate. Safety Deposit Boxes Open Safety deposit boxes should re-^ main open to their renters. Secret tury Woodin explained at the trea-r surjr. Postal Savings will continue to be paid out all over the country, tlie postoffice department announced- and where offices run out of cash, additional supplies will be. provided by the Federal Reserve banks. At the capitol. Senator Robinson said he understood the' Immediate legislation to be brought up at the' special session Thursday "will be looking toward; the use! of clearing house certificates by banks that are in moratoria to the extent of their, liquidity and authorization of a segregation of new deposits." Several senators expressed firm conviction that if it were found the' comptroller of the ciurency did nof h^ve the power now to put the em-' ergency program into effect, congress w,ouId g^nt such power at the extra session. \ Senator Plttman (D. Nev.) said thtee points were involved. The- first'was the stoppage of "destruc-i tive withdrawals" from banks. That, he said, had already been accomplished for,the time behig by the president's proclamation. The second potat, he said, was; to furnish of emergency currency by Issuance of clearing house certificates based on the liquid assets of the banks. This;would be taken care of at the special session.: The third, goal, likely to be reached at a later session after the emergency program is adopted, was described as more permanent banking legislation based on the Glass reform measure which pa?sed the, senate last session but died In the house banking committee. "This legislation also may Include provision for guarantee of deposits bald'action, . First he met with his cabinet and then, congressional leaders. A proc- Jamntion convening congress Into special session at noon Thm^ay followed. Close to midnight came thfe second proclamation, declaring a banking holiday. Secretary Woodin of the treasiury, was emphatic in his assertion that thb firesident's action in suspending bahking business did not take the United States off the gold standard. ^omi) financial authorities raised this question, but most- agreed/ it wsis without merit inasmuch as the measure was decidedly temporary' in effect. : Woodin Indicated that the cash windows of the treasury would be ,elQsed through the holiday and with thb federal reserve banks closed alio, all redemption of currency in gojd would be stopped completely. : Holiday May Be Extended. The holiday was declared under (he trading with the enemy act passed in 1917. It can be extended if necessary if congress has not put through the emergency legislation by Friday morning. : In the proclamation Mr. Roosevelt empowered Secretary WcvUn to;':*direct, reqnire or permit" the Issuance of clearing house certificates. Officials were at the treasury until an early hour this morninfr to work out such a plan to keep the channels of exchange opear and Insure the orderly conduct of business. Modifications placed upon the hdliday would permit any bank that eari gain the permission of the government to stay open and conduct its business as usual and accept new deposits to be placed in trust ac- (jounts subject to full withdrawal. ; Ogden L. Mills, secretary of the treasury Until Saturday, and his assistants worked hand in hand with. Woodin to put the clearing house certificates into effect and gii'e advlee Woodin said last night that the riiachlncry for this piuTiose had 'not been perfected sufficiently to! make It clear whether they would be uniform all over the country or vary from state to state or from district to district according to the federal reserve system. FIFTY AT REHEARSAL More Tenors and Basses Needed for Messiah Chorus Nearly 50 persons reported yesterday for the first rehe4rsal of the lola Community chorus In the First Methodist church for the third annual presentation of Handel 's Messiah.' The showing was quite creditable considering \ the weather, members of the chohis felt. ' It iwas found when the group assembled th^t there is a shortage of bdoks, and E. V. Worsham, president of the organization, asked today that any persons in lola who have copies loan: or sell them to the chorus. Those copies that are loaned, he Baid,: will be handled carefully and kept- safely locked when not in use. It was also stated that there, Is a in thelJict'd in the chorus for more tenors banks. I ^"'^ basses, and that any men who Senators generally were optimistic! will sing those parts report for the over the outlook and displayed a i next rehe;ir-al which is to be held cheery readiness to cooperate kijin the same place next Simday at pushing through the temporary pro]- \^ P; ect. Senator Glass of Virginia.said he would press for repassage of his bill. ;• He said It would "prevent stock Tlie Messiah will be simg twice on Eastpr Sunday. TOPICS AT KELLEY HOTEL market gambling with federal re- i Pittsburg College Professor to Speak serve credit, expedite the liquidation J on World Trip. of closed banks, release millions now tied up in banks and hoarding places, and prevent banks from doing the illicit business which brought on this disaster." > Chairman Steagall of the house banking committee predicted imme-, dlate"^ passage of legislation to. strengthen and extend President Roosevelt's powers for dealing with, the banking emergency, pending' completion bf a more comprehensive program. "We will pass some sort .of emer-' gency resolution," Steagall said. "A. permanent program is being worked on every minute but no one knows yet just what it will be. "We are going to open these banks and there's not going to be any difficulty about financing this government. It will be done in plenty of time to meet the treasury's refinancing requirements." ; In his message to congress OIL Thursday, tb^ president: Is especte* Trip. The speaker at Current Topics tonleht will be Dr. J. R. Pelsma, of the Pittsburg State college. Dr. Pelsma has recently returned from a trip around the world and he will tell the story of that trip tonight, illustrating it with numerous picture slides. The club will meet ai the Kelley hotel. METHODIST MEET POSTPONED Banking Situation Causes Delay in Proposed Conference. The annual conference of the Kjansas Methodist Episcopal church which was to have been held in Florence March 8 has been postponed indefinitely according to word received late Saturday night by the Rev. W. P. 'Wharton, pastor ot. the First Methodist church. The banking situation was given as the t«ason for the itostponem^tt _M

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