The Charleston Daily Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on January 1, 1934 · Page 11
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Monday, January 1, 1934
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MONDAY EVENING t \r U ---I MARKET NEWS GAINS ARE NOTED FOR FIFTH AREA Fall Trade Is Best for Several Years, Says Banking Report RICHMOND, Jan. 1 CAP).--Greatly Increased consumer purchasing and improved business conditions in most Jines of activity during the fcecond hall of 1933 in the Virginias, Caro- Imas and Maryland are reported by the federal receive bank of Richmond. After three months of business Inactivity, restored confidence followed the banking holiday, the report said, "And in. early summer business began to pick up noticeably." Fall trade was "better than for several years," the report said, adding that although there was some slowing down in the rate of recovery m October and Nox'ember this was due chiefly to too rapid expansion between. June and November. Improved conditions were particularly noticeable in the Carolmas which had suffered more than Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia in the early days of the depression Higher cotton and tobacco prices so changed the picture that by the end of the year "business was belter in the Carolinas than in the upper tier of states." All business signs were pointing upwards in the fifth district, the report showed. Consumer purchasing was increased "as indicated by improve retail and wholesale trade, collections were better, commercial failures were fewer, there was a marked rise in sales of both new and used automobiles, and higher prices for satisfactory agricultural yields." Developments in the- fifth district between the middle of November and the middle of December were characterized as "seasonal." Re-discounts for member banks declined and member bank reserve deposits dropped "moderately.' 5 An increase in the circulation of federal reserve notes was termed a normal development oi the holiday season. Preliminary reports of the holiday trade, the bank's review said, indicated the largest volume of retail sales during December in a number of years. Gains In employment, principally in emergency %vork, were noted. Textile mills, largely as a result of overproduction earlier in the fall, further restricted operations in November, the report said. Construction work by private interests continued to lag behind all other branches of industry "but this lack is partly made up by public works and works undertaken with public funds. FEATURES ON RADIO TODAY Below are selected radio programs for today. Routine programs are not given daily and advertising is omitted in the liit. Time is p. m. eastern standard unless indicated. 6:45--Mildred Bailey, over WABC. 7:45--Mme. Frances Alda, over WJZ. 8:30--Richard Crooks, over WEAi? ; Bing Crosby, over WABC. 9--Minstrel 1 ;, over WJZ. 9:30--Melody Moments, over WJZ; Ship of Joy, over WEAF; The Big Show, over WABC. 10:30--Kay Seven. "The Wol£ Gxiard of Siberia," over WEAF. 11--Hoxy's gang, over WJZ. 12 midnight--George Olsen's orchestra, over WEAF. DAWSON TO FACE BIG CITYDOCKET Seventy Persons Arrested for Drunkenness; Hold Several for Assault /r'""** Steel Shipments Reach High Mark CLEVELAND. O., Jan. 1 (AP).-Shipments of steel last week reached a high point, rarely exceeded in a year's final week, the magazine Steel reports. Although deliveries were made difficult by severe weather conditions and car shortages, the mills were forced to default on comparatively few specifications for shipment by December 31. Steelworks operation, barring suspensions for the holidays, showed little change from the general average of 38 per cent. Automobile production in December was lower than expected and much of the industry's requirements will be transferred to January. The automotive industry, however, was the leading consumer of finished rolled steel in 1933, the magazine said. Several proposals have been made to alleviate the condition created by the rigid deadline on steel shipments, the first of which is to permit 20 to 30 per cent of the tonnage which ordinarily would fall due in the last month of a quarter to be shipped in the first month of the succeeding quarter. ' Another proposal is to abolish quar- contracts and substitute scrm- commitments. BUSINESS BRIEFS ^ F..5S SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. I CAP) --A. P. K3#jpianm, chairman of the Bank o£ Amer- F"4'jca: "Better times, whose actuality is sub- rject to statistical proof, are here Thiough- *J cut the nation a general improvement li place." CICAGO-- G, F. Swift, president of S w i f t ssiMBnd company: "I believe that the period if «F^decllning prices, which caused s,uch hea.y Municipal Judge D. Eoone Dawson on Tuesday morning may need a larger courtroom. The police blotter Monday morning contained 70 charges of d r u n k e n n e s s , several assault charges, three automobile larceny charges and two shoplifting charges. Only one person had been arrested for discharging firearms within the city, and only one for possession of whiskey. Persons arrested since municipal court Saturday morning and their charges as they appear on the blotter include: Cassia Scott and Helen Reaveley, both .Negroes, of Charleston, larceny of $5 from Lowell Paiks; Carl Phares and Doyle Canterbury, breaking glass in the street: Luck Silman, stealing two automobiles, one from the Cox- Morton Motor company and the other from Dr. G. H. Duke; Robert Jones, stealing four automobiles, belonging to Emily Maxwell, W. S. Abbot, Dan Prichard and W.- O. Arnold; L. K. Harrison, assault on Lucy Harrison; James Blair, assault on William, Shelton; L. C. Jones, assault on Dixie Jones; Maik Mathews. assault on Carl Cavender, and Carl Cavender, assault en Mark Mathews; Charles Frasier, assault on Delia Frasier. John Johnson, assault on Charlotte Morgan: Keith Reegle. assault on Clara Jackson; Henry Lawhorn, assault on Marion Irving; Oriol Rowley, driving while intoxicated and larceny of an automobile belonging to H. W. Phemmore; William Michael, shooting firecrackers in the city; Sam Holcomb, possession of whiskey; Glendale Farley, unlawfully cariying a ra/ior; Tom Jones, destruction of property valued at S30; Willie Garrelt and Ducky Hastings, each charged with shopliit- ing; Bill Scarbro, destruction of property; Robeit Cobb, larceny of 25 pounds of sugar from, an A. P. store, and Charles Poiter, driving while drunk. ST. ALBANS Mr. and Mrs. Arthur P. Gough and son. Page, returned from Laurel, Md , \\here -they visited relatives They were guests here of Mrs. Cough's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George McDermit, for several days, before returning to their home at Hunlington. Donaldson Hereford, of Oklahoma City, who was the guest of his mother, Mis. C, D. Hereford, left Sunday for Huntmgton to visit his brother, Dr. W. D. Hereford. Mr. and Mrs. Muiiy Briggs, Miss [Catherine Peikins and Richard Perkins, of Charleston, weic guests o£ Miss Betty Dandriclge during the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. George Weimer were guests of. their daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Prentiss and Mrs-. Hugh Thompson in Charleston, several days last week. The Friendship Sewing club met Friday afternoon, with Mis. S. O. Blair, at her home in Second avenue. The woman's auxiliary of the First Presbyterian church will meet Thursday afternoon in the church. Richard Treanor, who has been the of his mother, Mrs. Marie Tieanor, returned to Indianapolis, Sunday. Mrs. E. R. Baldwin had as her guests her daughters. Mrs. A. J. Barnhart and Mrs. Jack Lambert, of Charleston. J. V. R. Skinner returned home from a visit with relatives at Mas- silion, O. Mis. Skinner will continue her visit until later in the month. JANUARY ], 1934 KEMPER RESIGNS TEMPLECHARGE Prominent Pastor to Take Up Dulles as Head of Denver Church ^,,i,,, ls j,..,.^, ,,,.,,,,.. ^.TM. o-,... .._,,-, ^, Dr : and Mrs - John Henderson, of .nventory looses in the packing n.du»ti, ' Charleston, were guests of Mrs. Hen- over." derson's brother-in-law and sister, S NEW YORK--Frank A. Vanrferlip, fur- head o£ the National City bank: 'The ..-ing situation o£ the country is sound- than it has been since tho collapse o£ and in fact, for some jeais before." 3? CHICAGO--Lawrence H. Whilmc, presi- %«j-«Jent of the American Furnituie m a r t : '"* furniture industry the last six .._ of 1933 eniojed the most piofitable year since business started its Jont; __ __ _ _ downward "trend. With this irospects for 1934 are brighter than they .ave been for some time." CHICAGO-- Philip K. WriRley, probidont tho William Wrigley Jr , cornpanv -Tor 4 we propose to increase our advertis- (ing expenditure, expand the sales and pro- notional actjvitic-5 and ke^p the old coat off and sleeves rolled up." SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- Vincent Bondiv, '*,president of the Bendi^: Aviaition and A£- J'filiated companies: "The automobile busi- "ness improved approximately 50 per rent , Mr and Mrs. TJ. R. Jarrett. Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Turner, of Charleston, wete guests of relatives here sevei al days last week. Miss Margaret Jarrctt was in Charleston Monday the guest, of Mu. J. E. Cannaday. Miss Kathei me C. Bartholmew is the guest of her grandmother, Mis. O. T. Wilon, at her home on Kanawha terrace Mr. and Mr*. J R. Gary, Jr., and daughters Betty ana Sue,' and .sons, Jimime and Albert, who have been visiting relatives at Charlotfesvillp, Va , and Konccvoitt 1 , returned home Saturday. The woman's auxiliary of SI Mark's Episcopal church avill meet Tuesday afternoon in the church. Mrs. Hetndon Frazcr is ill at her in 1933. I anticipate a further con ,ider- | home at High Laivn. able Increase in 1334 Ir- CHICAGO--H. E. Wantz. piosidenl ot the Illinois Manufacture!-5 association "Business of inost of the membeis of the Illinois Manufacturers' association improved to a!n encomaging extent durmj? 1933. There is evidence thjt it -will be still better in 1934." DETROIT--Alfred P. Sloan, Ji , pifsi- dent of General Motors corporation: "We are better off on practically ail counts than we were a year ago " CHICAGO--L. A. Downs, president of the Illinois Central Railway system. "The fortunes of the railroads will improve v,ith the general iinpiovernent In bu»ii) " CHICAGO--Edward A O'Neal, president of the Anierican fvirm bureau federation"We are making real progiess Let u, 1m- ish tho job." PITTSBURGH, Jan. 1 (AP) --The W r i t ten Steel company announced j)s fierieral superintendent, G. W. Vreeland, ha» ic- An 'official said Vrecland's healtli has been failing and that he felt ins duties had become "too arduous." Ho wilt take a vacation of several months it it xtndcr- stood, and will not rejoin Weirton. Iso successor has been named. COYOTES, BEAKS TAKE TOLL HELENA" Mont.--Coyotes and bears killed 1J323 sheep, 25 calves and 319 turkeys during the first 10 months of 1933, the bureau of biological survey said. That toll was reported, but the bureau believes many other domestic animals must have fallen prey to the killers. The grizzly was credited with doing $600 damage before being Mrs. S. E. Dearien continues to improve at her home in Pennsylvania avonue. Mis. Elizabeth Snapp, of Charleston, v, as the week-end guest of her niece, Mrs. James Wounor, at her home in Eighth avenue. Thieves Rob Home And Try to Get Jnlo Chiircli William D. Vincyaid, of Twenty- second street and Virginia avenue, Kanawha City, repotted Monday 1o city police, that thieves entered his hou-e by breaking out a back window and .stole three clocks. Rev. C MtKoy Smock, pastor oE the; Randolph Street Baptist church, reported that thieves attempting to break into the church and broke- out a back window. He asked police to investigate-. Paul Grurndcr, of Washington street, reported that w l n l p he was shopping a Negro picked h i pocket of $d. Small Fire at Hotel A small lire m n flue al the RulTmv hotel shortly at lor noon Sunday caused appioximalelv :!00 damages Fncmen itpoited that it was neces- sa r y to go to the roof of the hotel to get at the blaze which, started Jii the Hue near thf kitchen. Rev. Clarence W. Kemper, D. D., who has been pastor of the Baptist temple for 11 years, on Sunday announced to his congregation that \he had accepted a call to the pastorate of the First Baptist church of Denver, Colo. His resignation was submitted to take effect an March, and he will assume his new charge on March 25. Rev. Mr. Kemper's family will remain in Charleston until the school year closes in June, and then will join him in Denver. In leaving West Virginia, Rev. Mr. Kemper will letire also from the presidency of the West Virginia Baptist convention and from the vice presidency of the Northern Baptist convention, two of a long list of important church positions he has filled since coming to the Charleston church. Since he took charge of the temple, it has erected and occupied a new building, which is regarded as one of the finest church structures withm the Northern Baptist convention; 1,640 new members have been added to the temple's rolls, and offerings received by it have reached the mark of $750,000. Similar Task in Denver To the efforts and eneigy of Mr. Kemper much of the credit for this success has been given. He goes to Denver to confront a situation similar to the one he found when, he arrived in Charleston 11 years ago--the need for a new and larger church building. Preliminary to his acceptance of the Denver call, the First Baptist church pledged itself in favor of a new building by the adoption of tins resolution, which included this assertion: "In extending this call, the church commits itself definitely to a building program to begin not later than January 1, 1936." The resolution provided that details and plans for the new church should be worked out under Rev. Mr. Kemper's leadership. The Denver church will observe i's seventieth birthday on May 2. Us present building is 50 years old and is regarded as being totally inadequate to take care of it? chuich piogram. .Lots upon which the proposed new church is to be built already have been put chased, and face the Denver capitol building. Rev. Mr. Kemper v. as the t h h d minister to hold the Baptist temple pastorate duung the 58 years oC its history. The first was the Rev. Thomas C. Johnson, who held the charge for many years. After Rev. Mr. Johnson's retirement, to become nastor emeritus. Rev. E. L. Dakin* took charge. He \vas called to a Bioohlyn. N. Y , church 11 years ago, and Rev. Mr. Kemper succeeded him. During more than 20 years in the ministry, Rev. Mr. Kemper, who is a native of West Virginia, has filled or wilt fill pastorates in three state capitals. First, he held a chaige in St. Paul, Minn.; then in Chai leston, and in March he will go to Dem cr, the capital of Colorado. Leader in the C h u r c h Rev. Mr. Kemper is one of the o u t standing leadeih of the Baptist chuich. Recently he toured the country, PO- ing as far as the Pacific coast, as the leader of "the \ ice presidential p a t t y ' of the northern Baptist convention that assigned bv the chuich to conduct a "Lave It Through" prociam Recently a book entitled "Faith Unafraid" written by Rev. Mr, Kemper and recei\ ed a consideiabie amount of attention throughout the country. Its purpose -was to leach the duty of having "faith" in the face of "these times " In announcing his resignation, Rev Mr. Kemper expressed the hope that the temple would obtain a new pastor before he leaves m March T h r o u g h o u t his icsidcnce in Chai lesion. Rev. Mr, Kemper aligned himself with many local interests and took an active part in many civic as City to Lose Minister REV. CLARENCE W. KEMPER well as religious affairs. He served as president of the Ministers Association o£ Charleston for one year; he was president of the Kanawha County Council of Religious Education for a year; president of the Charleston Civic Music association for two years, a member of the board of directors of the Davis Child Shelter for several years; he was an active member of the Charleston Kiwanis club, and the chamber o£ tommeice; was speaker for several vpais on the annual program at Jackson's Mi)J, seivod for the last four yeai.s as repi'ebcntative of the West Virginia Slate Council oi Religious Education on the I n t e r n a - tional Council of Religious Education, and served albO as a member of the executive committee and board of trustees of the West Virginia council. 75 Children Face Court in December Seventy-five children, 52 boys and 23 girls, appeared befoie Judge A. S Alexander in juvenile couit d u i l n g December, according to thr monthly repoit of Thomas D. Robertson, probation officer of the com t. Among the boys, t h e f t accounted for 13 cases Eight boys wore charged with truancv, rune were held us runaways and one was held as incorrigible. Among the gu Is, ti uanev was the pnncipal chaise, there being f o n t case 1 ; One gu I was held a*: a run- awav and t w o v, ere held as -souingi- blp-C Onp hoy v, as loiurnod to the state industrial school at P i u n t \ t o \ v n , from v Inch he liad escaped, and another was retumod lor violating his paiole. Three ·white men. one v.hite v.oman and one Negi o man wore charged, during thf* month, w i t h contributing to the delinqumcv or dependency of children. One adult Uris sentenced to serve six monthj in the county j a i l . Walrli Ni^Iit Service Held Eighty-seven men and women took part m a leMimonv meeting conducteci at the Union mission on Sunday night in a w a t c h ser\ ice. If poorly functioning Kidneyq mid! Bladder make you Buffer from Gottmif Up Nights, Nervousness. 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A D A M " H i l a r i o u s I l i g h j i n k s i n ii Nudist C'olony A Scream \\ilh Erncht Trucx The first Mirlail aivl All ^nf irs SIKrt In QMrlcsloilhls Till CRIINM Jlriinly WtHlfj Sur if Sui,» t f.VA flcyitsa Okl ^*r*lL o 3 STAGE PERFORMANCES TODAY at 2:00 - 4:40 - 9:00 Gayer World Acclaims New \ r Hope Is Keynote in Happy Days Are Here Again, America Festive Mode Since 1919; President \ ("Continued from Page One)_ In peace efforts, he asserted, Britain 'must shun all factions and cabals." Hopes for America DUBLIN, Irish Free Stale, Jan. 1 (AP).--President Eamon de Valera in a New Year's message to America said: "I hope 1934 will be for American friends of Ireland and then- country happy and prosperous " The year will see, he said, "success of the American government's courageous eflort to solve economic problems \vhieh hitherto have baffled statesmen oi the world. "Nations must depend for economic salvation on individual efforts. In every country people are looking to the United States to show methods whereby nations can win back prosperity. "Great Britain, while failing to pay its own debts, id using her economic powers to force from, us payments to which it has no right. In spite of this attack on our economic life we are going steadily ahead with our program' of development." Oullook Brighl WASHINGTON. Jan. 1 (AP)--William Green, prebident of the American Federation of Labor, in a New Year's message said the outlook is "bright and reassuring." "Unemployment has been xeduccd," he said. "Business of all kinds shows marked improvement, and on every hand there is abundant evidence of renewed courage and revived hope. "Through the application to industry of codes of fsir trade practice many basic industries have been placed upon a sound and stabilized basis, a better industrial foundation has been laid and an economic order in keeping wath mas s c (_j on re - quuements has been a^_ future industrial developmeri mdlca . tions aie that the K ^ ll3 bring an approximate to nor . mal economic and in tions." Scots Fcsi GLASGOW. Scotland^ --A. carnival spirit alte; tion o£ the Scots New V oll( j ay --"Hogmancy." ' The day was dull an^ s ^ u ^ failed to dampen holiday: Thiotighout J he sectio^ were signs of icturi ag trade*^,, u p hopes which lound exp ( ^ n ^ burst of revelry from et_.,. nc Streets were thronged approached. "Firstfooters" set out o, sion to bring good lurk to ( ^^ r whoso threshold they will^ firs j. to cross 111 1934. Seek Stronger KUGENUMA, Japan, , ·--Foreign Minister Koki is spending a holiday he.q. Year's, gave the following,, t to The Associated Press: "For the government a n Vj eo _ pie of Japan I express the^f the new year wJl be remer lf " r the progiess made an it tov plete understanding, trust al^. ship between the American. " anese nations. " "I am confident that Japai. * be backward in contributing pi ogress. a "ITie interdependence of ,, nations in the field of econor,! I am sure, assist the two powers to confidentljoward mutual well-being and prosj-ity." Capital Sees Utter Year WASHINGTON, Ji. 1 (UP).-High government offiats and spokesmen of labor giecteahe new year with reassuimg utteaices, pledging allegiance to the admistration's program for economic riovery and expressing belief that fecund basis of stability is rapidly bing developed. Grouped together, ;he usual cx- piessions of accomplistnent and hope s-eivcd 1o convey to JE-esident Rooso- vclt a symbol ot piibi confidence in his spectacular drive to cany dis- 01 ganucd depression into orgarnJ3d prosperity. Although it was enphas.zod that i the recovery program yet icmains in a transition stage and ,hat its various branches are moving h lowly toward a degree of ciystalh^uon, evidence was given that _ the ?ear 1934 may bring an approximate return to normal economic and industrial conditions. Secretaiy of Commerce Roper asserted that the nation's financial structure "has steadily improved." Roper Notes Improvement "This past year," said Mr. Ropor, "has been one ot great accomplishment in the economic field. On the theshold of the new year we find almost every major indicator o£ bu«i- ness conditions moderately above the level of a year ago, and a number of them substantially higher. There is much evidence that the recovery program will pioceed aggressively, that our remaining problems will be slowly but sui ely sui mounted and that consolidated gains for 1934 will bring about a substantial measure of improvement in all segments of our economic life." It was noted ihat agriculture was emerging from the emergency bounty stage and working toward controlled production designed to fulfill all needs without excesses and provide the farmer an adequate recompense with buying power. Speaking for the railroads, R. H. Ashton. chairman of the board, of the American Railway association, asserted that financial results from operation had improved in 1933. In- creased freight traffic during the year combined with a decrease m operating costs, he said, brought class i , roads an operating income ill 1933 or $465,000,000, or 1.77 per cent of property investment. Freight handled in 1933 was 252,000,000,000 revenue ton miles, an increase of eight per cent over 1932. Review NRA Accomplishments In a new \ear summary, the recovery administration observed that the basic pay of nearly 20,000.000 persons in factories, stores and mines had been raised and that drastic reductions in maximum work hours had been accomplished. The statement, coming in advance of a congress which promises to review NRA activities with severe scrutiny, listed among accomplishments of the recovery administration abolishment of _ child tabor, increased pay rolls, elimination of cut-throat competition and unfair practices, and settlement of more than 200 major industrial disputes affecting 400,000 epmployees. The NRA, H was said, brought reemployment to 4,000,000 in addition to 4.000.000 employed under the civil works program. A note of warning was sounded John Dewey, president o£ the people's lobby, u h o declared that congress must mako, "at once" an "appraisal of the real effectiveness of the legislation and measures known as ihe 'new deal' . . . in order that congress, still a coordinate branch o£ government, may know what legislation is needed to prevent disaster." 1 » i Bimetallism Is Main Issue for Congress (Continued from Page One) RFC is offering them its 2'/4 per cent debentures . . . maturing December 15, 1935. These debentures are fully and unconditionally guaranteed both as to interest and princmal by the United States." Mr. Jones' statement followed close after a presidential proclamation turning back to state officials control of hundreds of state banis over which Mr. Roosevelt extended federal control when he declared the national bank holiday oil March 6. A NB Y E A R GREtlNGS THE UBLIC o ·CURING the year of 193 e have witnessed many changes and adjustments aisiness . . . State and Nation. Banking-, perhaps r e than any other Industry, has been affected by nlaws and regulations, all intended as an additionaf eguard to the depositor. Such laws and regukis do not, of themselves, insure safety. The nents of experienced trusteeship and managemeinust be added. The Kanawha Valley Ba organized in 1867, prior to the enactment of bang laws and regulations by the State, has enduiand learned the lessons of five major economic ciessions. It stands today with its fiduciary affiliate,? Central Trust Company, ready to fill a larger amove useful place in the community and in the lived those they are permitted to serve. Our faith in ifuture of Charleson and West Virginia . . . in the sflity of its industries . . . in the courage of its citizens greater today than ever before. TO THE PUBLIC; these mutions renew then- pledge of assistance and offer ir strength . . . their experience , . . their facilities . heir knowledge . . . their contacts acquired over a pod of 67 years. We invite you to use them. THE KANAWHA V,.LEY BANK M E M B E R F E D E R E L R E S F E S Y S A N D T H E CENTRAL TRUST OMPANY I T S F I D U C I A R Y A F T . I A T E

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