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CERMAK DIES OF 3-FOLD RELIEF SEE SUBSTITUTE ASSASSIN’S SHOT; PLAN DRAWN HP FOR CASH READY TO INDICT SLAYER BU NEW CONGRESS BY TOMORROW
Chicago Mayor Yields Emergency Program Re- Treasury Dept. Working After 19- Day Fight vealed to Deal With the Out Solution, to Begin Against Death Banking Crisis in Short Time
Complete Text of Proclamation Issued by President Roosevelt Concerning Banking Situation
Grand Jury ( ailed Today Stop Withdrawals, Bring Officials to Give Regula-at Miami, to Push Charge ( ash Back, Main Points tions Governing Na-
MIAMI, Fla., March 8-MUP>—The death of Mayor Anton J. Cermak, of Chicago, was caused by "dry gan-
tional Bank Holiday
WASHINGTON. March 6—1 UP1 — A three fold emergency program to deal with the economic and banking crisis was revealed today by Demo-
grene of the right lung, due to in- I cratic leaders,
fection,” Dr. E. C. Thomas Dade The program was outlined in gen-
county physician, said after an <’r»1 “th'^asis from banks,
autopsy today. already temporarily in effect through
Cermak's relatives now plan to start the national bank holiday.
back to Chicago with his body at C p rn.
WASHINGTON. March 6 -GJP)— President Roosevelt today expressed his sorrow over the death of Mayor Cermajc at Miami.
"It is needless to stay that the news of the death of Mayor Cermak affects me very deeply and very personally,” he said.
’’Aside from the tragic chain of events of which his death is the result, a very warm friendship and a very high respect for Mayor Cer-mak’s ability, friendship and loyalty to his friends would have made his loss a heavy one to me under any circumstances. The brave fight he made shows clearly the wonderful courage of the man. The country at large and the great, city of Chicago in particular will miss a strong and resolute character.”
2. Authorize the comptroller of the currency to compel banks to impound their good security as collateral for clearing house certificates or scrip.
3. Enactment of legislation that will insure the return of deposits to the banks.
The three-point program emerged as a swiftly moving administration .spurred its leaders to preparations for the special session of Congress which convenes Thursday.
The plan is to deal with the most urgent banking legislation in two or three days. Then Congress would recess, pending drafting of a general legislative program including legalization of beer.
Activity was evident among both
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Here Are Answers
To Many Questions Of Bank Holiday
Issue Ruling on Safety Deposit Boxes and Change
WASHINGTON, March 6 — GNS)—Safety deposit boxes were not intended to come within the cope of President Roosevelt's bank holiday, treasury officials explained today, in response to reports that banks in some cities were denying access to the boxes.
Notice to that effect probably will be sent the various clearing houses during the day.
To facilitate trade as much as passible, banks will be permitted to open currency windows during the holiday for the changing of money, the treasury also announced.
Reports reached officials that many persons have been caught with bills of large denomination and have been unable to get them broken into smaller units.
The various clearing house districts will establish the regulations under which this will be done.
WASHINGTON, March fr-Secre-tary of Treasury Woodin said today that plans for a medium of exchange to meet all necessary demands were being worked out and would be in NEW YORK, March 6— (INS)- A operation by tomorrow.
MIAMI, Fla., March 6—(UP) —
Anton J. Germak—Tony from the coal mines, who rose to be mayor of the nation’s second city—died today from
the effects of a bullet fired by an as- _____ „ p. _____
sassin who hoped to strike down (text book or questionnaire intended Secretary Woodin was engaged in i Franklin Roosevelt. to answer many questions puzzling j almost constant conferences at the
The heroic, 19-day battle of the citizens was worked up here today in Treasury. His predecessor Ogden L. ‘
fighting mayor came to a quiet end connection with the bank holiday. It; Mills, remained over in Washington
at 6.55 a. rn. All through the fight, follows: ; !o co-operate.
Cermak had been sinking slowly. | What is clearing house scrip? | The point which Woodin empha-
Physicians, friends and family alike it is a promissory note of the banks sized was that payrolls must and will
recognized that another of the amaz- that are members of the Clearing be met.
mg rallies with which he has sur- House Association and is issued by "They will be met,” he said, "in
prised those around him before, could them as a money substitute. cash, scrip, or clearing house certifi-
not be hoped for this time. , Where will it he issued? j cates, but they will be met.”
Gangrrcnous pneumonia had set in At the banks. i While impressed with the difficul-
to complicate the colitis and heavy What will it be issued for? ties of the situation, there was an
heart strain resulting from the bullet Present plans are for payroll checks unmistakable air of confidence and
which cut through his abdomen, and against deposits in banks closed almost of optimism among officials
touched his lung and liver and lodged by tile holiday. It also will be ex- of the new administration generally
in his spine. change for currency.
a specially imparied grand jury In what denominations will It be
was summoned to meet today to in- issued?
dict Guircpp Zangara, Cermak's assassin, for first degree murder. He is
In bill forms from $1 to $50.
Will scrip be issued in denominations low enough to replace silver currency or small change?
No. Present plan is to use silver ( for change.
Will scrip be accepted for purchases by the butcher, the baker, the grocer?
Will a check, presented at a bank, be cashed in scrip?
Yes, if the check is the depositor’.*; and he has an account in the bank
Will the banks be open to issue scrip?
On the expiration of the holiday will the bank give dollars for the scrip?
They did in the past.
Where will pay checks be cashed?
At the banks.
W ill pay checks be cashed only in scrip?
Present plans are not definite, but
and Congressmen were day’s special session.
There was a general feeling that, as Woodin expressed it, “the low point has been reached, the crisis has been met. and from now on the direction is forward.”
He explained that progress was being made to supply scrip or other forms of emergency currency and that a plan for operation under this system on a national basis would be
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ROSTON, March 6 <UP)—Mrs. Calvin Coolidge was one of several j notables who signed a telegram re ceived by Governor Ely today, pledg mg support to President Roasevelt.
WASHINGTON, March ti the full text of President Roosevelt's proclamation on the banking situation follows:
Whereas, There have been heavy and unwarranted withdrawals of gold and currency from our banking institutions tor the purpose of hoarding; and
Whereas. Continuous and increasingly extensive speculative activ-itvy abroad in foreign exchange has resulted in severe drains on the nation’s stock of gold; and
Whereas, These conditions have created a national emergency;
Whereas. It is in the hest interests of all bank depositors that a period of respite be provided with a view to preventing further hoarding of com, bullion or currency or speculation in foreign exchange ami permitting the application of appropriate measures to protect the interests of our people; and
Whereas, It is provided in Section 5 (hi of the Act of October 6, 1917 ( IO Stat. L. 411), as amended, that tho President may investigate, regulate or prohibit, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, by means of licenses or otherwise, any transactions in foreign exchange and the export, hoarding, melting or earmarking of gold or silver coin or bullion or currency; end
Whereas, It is provided in Section 10 of the said act “that whoever shall wilfully violate any of the provisions of tho act or of any license, rule or regulation issued thereunder, and whoever shall wilfully violate. neglect or refuse to comply with any ord< t of the President issued in compliance with the provisions of this net hall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $10,0(>h, or, if a natural per* on, imprisoned for not more than ten years, or both.”
Now, therefore, I, Franklin I). Roosevelt, President of tin' United States of America, in view of such national emergency and hr virtue of the authority’ vested in me by said aet, and in order to prevent the export, hoarding or earmarking of gold or silver coin or bullion or currency, do hereby proclaim, order, direct and declare that from Monday, the sixth day of March, to Thursday, the ninth day of March, nineteen hundred ami thirty-three, both date1 inclusive, there shall he maintained and observed by all banking institutions and all branches thereof located in the United States of America, including the territories and insular possessions, a bank holiday, and that during said period all banking transactions shall be suspended.
Transfer of Credits Panned During such holiday, excepting as hereinafter provided, no such banking institution or branch shall pay out, export, earmark or permit the withdrawal or transfer in any manner or by any devise whatsoever of any gold or silver coin or bullion or currency or take any other action which might facilitate the hoarding thereof; nor shall any such banking institution or branch pay out deposits, make loans or discounts, deal in foreign exchange, transfer credits from the United States to any place abroad or tram act any other banking busine; whatsoever.
During such holiday, the Secretary of the Treasury, with the approval of the President under such regulations as hr may prescribe, is authorized and empowered (a) to permit any or all of such hanking institutions to perform any or all of the usual banking functions, (b) to direct, require or permit the issuance of clearing house certificates or other evidences of claims against assets of hanking Institutions, and (e) to authorize and direct the creation in such hanking institutions of special trust accounts for the receipt of new deposits which shall he subject to withdrawal fin demand without any restriction or limitation, and shall be kept separately in cash or on deposit in federal reserve banks or invested in obligations of the United States.
As used in this order the term “banking institutions” shall include all federal reserve banks, national banking associations, banks, trust companies, savings bank , building and loan associations, credit, unions or other corporations, partnerships, associations or persons engaged in the business of receiving deposits, making loans, discounting business paper or transacting any other form of banking business.
SKULL CRUSHED IL ANI) I, GROUPS RY TRUCK WHEEL IN HOLIDAY, TDD
W oman Hurled From Auto, Banking Secretary Says
BANKS CLOSED OVER NA TION TILL FRIDA Y ON ROOSE VELT EDICT
CITIZENS (’AEM AS BANK HOLIDAY SLOWS III’ CASH
President Assumes Powers Granted Under War-time Act Accompanies Order With Proclamation Calling Congress Special Session i hursday to Frame Financial Legislation
Teachers Face “Rayless”
Payday; Stores ‘Larry- &~ove
hollows Conference With
Scrip Being Studied; Large Bills Aw k w a rd Co 1
Chester Banks “Standing Pat" on Pirident's Order
At a meeting of the Chester (tearing House Association late Otis morning;, attended by repn sent a tires of all the ( bester hanks, a thorough analysis of the banking situation was made and it was decided iii.it the local banks would "stand pat" in conformance wit Ii the President's proclamation. A statement was issued as follows "It was unanimously agreed by the members of Hie Chester Clear lug House Association that the proclamation of tile President of the United States he strictly observed by all members of the as socia lion.'’
Instructions will lie received la ler today by the association from Washington, concerning many pertinent matters of keen Interest locally. I Ii esc comprise entry to safety boxes, issuance of serin, making change, a curtailment of the holiday and other matters.
in Collision, Under
Heavy Motor V ehicle
They (annot Funds Now
Mrs. Anna Marshall, 35, of 6758 "Building and loan associations In Dicks avenue, Philadelphia, was killed the commonwealth must conform to
instantly last night in an unusual motor crash on Chester pike near Springfield road. Darby. She wax hurled from a car and the wheels of a motor truck figuring in the collusion ran over and crushed her skull.
the provisions of the proclamation issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt effective from Monday, March 6, to Thursday, March 9, in-
A philosophy of confidence greeted President Roosevelt's proclamation of a nation-wide bank holiday today as local and state financial and business leaders worked out plans to case the|V(,j'( . situation.
The President's proclamation was received by producer and consumer, banker and patron, with quiet calm.
In every quarter, the desire to cooperate in restoring economic balance wius evident.
Unless other arrangements can be made between the Cheater achoo! district and the Chester Clearing House Association, the 350 teacher In the local schools will face a pay-less payday today and will have to await the end of the banking holiday to receive mnunerntion.
The matter of the teachers’ payroll will be discussed together with a number of other perplexing questions brought up by the bank holiday at a special meeting of the directors today. The official payday of the school month cornea near the
Aides System Provided for House Certificates, Based on Deposits— Democrat Leaders Call Senate Caucus to Back Executive
I'resident Roosevelt swung his new administration into drastic remedial action on hanking difficulties today with pledges of national unity unparalleled since the World War.
First, the President declared a four-day hanking holiday, put an embargo on gold exports and gave the Secretary of Treasury power to meet the emergency by approving issuance of scrip iii any part of the nation,
Second, Sec retar j Woodin announced that plans for use of scrip would he in operation tomorrow to enable the country to meet payrolls.
Third, after a conference with the President, legislative leaders announced a three-point program to stop withdrawals I rom hanks, provide sound collateral as security for scrip anxi enact legislation to put deposits hack in the hanks. \
This program was quickly put into shape for the special session of Congress called for Thursday to deal with the crisis. A general hanking plan may be worked out later during a Congress recess.
Scrip already was being printed in New York and elsewhere. ll is understood to he similar in size to greenbacks and probably will bear an interest rate of four per cent.
WASHINGTON, March 6™-<UP> — The entire nation went on a four-day modified bank holiday today.
President Roasevelt, by an unprece-: dented midnight proclamation, for-| bade banks to pay out gold, silver or currency.
In effect, an embargo was placed on export of gold.
Preparations were made to permit banks to Issue emergency currency
Here's What Bank Holiday Means
WASHINGTON, March 6 <UP> The four-day modified banking holiday proclaimed by President Roose-
Extends from last midnight until midnight Thursday night.
Prohibits banks from paying out j in the form of Clearing House certificates. These will supplement reg-
funds in any form during this period, unless authorized to do so by the secretary of the treasury.
The secretary Is empowered
1 To permit banks to resume payments within his discretion
2 To permit issuance of Clearing House certificates against assets of banking Institution*.
3 To authorize banks to start social trust accounts for receipt of new
t heir semi-monthly j deposits which shall be subject to withdrawal on demand during tile holiday. *
FAIR WKATH KH
FOK A KHA TODAY
MAVOR ANTON J. CERMAK
"We have cast aside political and) The woman with w J Cox of
IfrL?,V "It 'Sri*11't °! 'kP~ Morton, and two young women had j «-it-avn I, plans an- nut u< mnif. uut i , 7? , i resident ana De- ; visiting friends on Hook road.
, • * m z expectations is that scrip, and in leve lhl;s same spirit emanates from Darbv township, and were returning
mkW some cases, cash, or part cash and ,tbc whole people. Hic message read. to lh(1 homP Qf Mrs Marshall when
I * T scrip will be used. Decisive action of a national scope accident occurred,
t * What security will be behind scrip? and ln several directions us neces- Opposite the parking place at the
Liquid bank deposits, government *”*rv t(? Prevent economic collapse Past pnd new Buttonwood
securities and other sound assets of throughout toe country. bridge, which spans Darby creek a
! the banks. _____ sb0rt distance from Ninth and Main
Is there any danger that its value Cl 7” streets, the motor of the car stalled.
w ill fall below that of regular money? *3 ai CS I ax Cox got oui and cranked the car. He
In the past depressions, when scrip Fnhtrn c IYJ ital had forgotten he had put the gears
was used, money brought a premium ixeiums IWM USI into reverse, and ax he turned the
no higher than' 4 per cent, over the Filed • A cent motor over the car started backward
under sentence of 80 vears already on clearing house certificates. This hap- 1 * 1,1 out onto the pike in the path of a
four counts of assault with intent to pencd in 1873, 1893 and 1907. Aids Merchants trurk drivrn bv Morris J Larker, of
murder, to which he pleaded guilty. If a bill of large denomination is 1315 Fayette street. Baltimore, MT
Now he is liable to the death penalty, offered in a purchase will the change who said he could not halt his vehicle
Mayor Cermak's death was an- be in scrip or currency? Chester storekeepers are urged to in time to avoid a crash,
pounced by Edward C. Kelley, head Scrip for a dollar or over, and cur- take advantage of the aid offered by I After the truck struck the auto-of the South Park Board, of Chicago, rency for change under a dollar. la representative of the State Revenue who had been waiting through the How long Is scrip likely to last? Department, who will be at police
night near his friend and chief. its use in past depressions extended headquarters every Monday and over Darby creek, and came to a halt
The mayors last night was typical over a period of a month. Tuesday, for the remainder of the The two young women occupants
of the grim tenacity which character- Will the scrip of one state be good month, to assist in filing returns on suffered a severe shaking up but were
'■* in another? Ithe state sales tax, imposed for six uninjured. Mrs. Marshall was taken
Not necessarily. months, ending February 28. to the Delaware County Hospital in
Can persons making bank deposits Tile local representative Is also at the ambulance of Uh Darby Fire
in currency demand that they be re- Media on Wednesday and Thursday I Company, where phy loans pro
elusive,” Dr. William D. Gordon, Mate close of the month and on the fourth
mobile, the smaller vehicle crashed into the stone railing of the bridge
ized his career. Before midnight, his physicians had said he could not live an hour more. At 2.30, when he nad sunk into a coma, they moved him 1 out of the oxygen tent in which a precarious spark of life had been maintained for hours following a ^blood transfusion.
But still the mayor, unconscious, battled on.
Relatives and friends went into his room, stood a while by his bedside
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paid in currency?
Under President Roosevelt's procla-
Upper Darby on Fridays Every , nounced her cUi mi va! Both
merchant, no matter*how small, is re- Cox and Parker were arrested by Col-
mat ion deposits made since the dec- quired/) under penalty, to file a re- lmgdMe police and arrnTgned bf-fore
laration of the moratorium are to be turn. Unless this return Is filed by Magistrate Char e. IF Jones,of Col-
placed in trust and payable in full April I. state officials will call upon ^&dal«‘ ^ b ,nn of l.i r^mier
- - • the storekeepers and make an csti- .pending the action of the coroner.
mate of their weekly sales and base The womans body was removed to
the tax return on their decision. The *be morgue of Deputy Coloner George
taxes can be paid to the representa- U. Marvil at Darbv. tive.
John E. McDonough and Norman
Snyder. Chester attorneys, attended the inaugural ceremones in Washington. D. C., Saturday. Mr. Mc-Donough is one of the leaders of the j Democratic Party in this county.
HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY
(Bt United Press)
on demand of the depositor.
When the use of scrip is finally abandoned what agency will redeem it?
The banks that issued it.
FIRE DAMAGES APARTMENTS
Prospect Rark Man Injured in I^eap Through W indow' to Escape Marries
15-YEAR-OLD GIRL A SUICIDE
secretary of banking, declared in a I statement today.
“Building and loan associations may | receive cash or checks but they must not pay out any funds to any .shareholders or borrowers or any persons whatsoever,” Dr. Gordon declared, j “Upon the receipt of cash or checks at meetings, building and loan asso-| Gat ions should accept them in a custodian capacity, That is. they should be held during the period of the bank holiday subject to any definite rules which may be made effective hereafter.
"Upon tile taking in of checks, a receipt .should be given .showing that they are being held under tills plan subject to collection only.
"These instructions may be summed up by .saying that building and loan associations are to accept checks and cash subject to restriction in that they must be held by the association during this banking holiday in a cux • todianship capacity ”
Dr. Gordon said St must be "defi-niiely understood'1 that no payment can be made by a building and loan association during the holiday.
He said all associations will be notified in due time of any other changes made necessary by any future action of the President or Governor Gifford Pinrhot.
A TTF A1 HTS SI ICI DK FOLLOWING QUARUHL
Because she was "tired of living" after a spat with her daughter, Mrs Sadie Marshall. 40, of Mcllvainc street, near Sixth street, attempted to end lier life by drinking poison,
school day after the beginning of the month. No plan has been undertaken for the issuance of any type of indebtedness to the teachers, as it. is believed that such action would not assist much in giving them a medium of exchange, ,s(> the opening of the
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WILL RUE FEU ('HARGE
Fair Is the forecast for today in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. It will be : cloudy and warmer tomorrow, fol-! lowed by rain.
i The highest temperature here yesterday was 45 degrees at 4 p. rn. i and the lowest was 34 at 6 a rn. The average of 40 was three degrees j above normal. Tile highest ternper-I alure ever recorded here on March 5 i was 75. in 188o, arui the lowest was
uiar currency so business can carry on and people can buy groceries and other necessities.
Congress w'tts summoned to meet In extra session at noon Thursday.
It Is hoped emergency legislation will be rushed through before the modified holiday expires at midnight Thursday night..
President Roosevelt’s proclamation allows Secretary of Treasury Woodin within his discretion to permit exceptionally liquid banks to resume formal operations.
It also permits him to authorize banks to accept new trust accounts in which funds deposited during the holiday would be subject to withdrawal on demand and without restriction or limitation.
Mr. Roosevelt acted under power
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lopics of Times
OF DIUJNKKN DRIVING
An alleged "corkscrew” driver, whose car barely missed colliding with .several automobiles on West Ninth street. Saturday afternoon, claimed he was “an officer” and didn t have to comply with the request of Dennis McLaughlin, 1232 West Ninth street, who asked the “woozy” one to accompany him to i>o]ice station.
McLaughlin told local police the car of the alleged druken driver Just missed striking his car and when he filially stopped the motorist and asked him to drive to police station the man said: "I don’t have to; I’m an of
McLaughlin noted the license number of the machine and police traced the ownership to Joseph M Butler. 22 West Fifth street, Media Mc-I Laughlin said he will testify against the driver in the event he is arrested.
Now that he’s in harness, President Roosevelt will probably find a lot of dead wood in government
Auto drivers condemn the practice, but hoarders might find It would speed things up to let their clutch slip a little.
was at 6 27 a rn., and sunset will be at 5.58 p. rn., Eastern Standard time.
THRKK KILLED AS , _ ,
. . fewer clothes a man wears the
MANIAC SHOO IS healthier he is, declares a medic.
__Maybe that s what brings such a
..... ... „ (1Wu. rosy flush to a mans face the mo-
( LE VELAND, Match ft INS) ; ment he tears his pants.
Three persons were shot and killed j ......
here today and six other persons Chinese and Japanese purchasing were wounded by flying bullets when , agents are reported to have gone in a maniac ran amuck with a shot- | together to see a munitions maker
gun on a west side street.
THREATENED BY FLAMES
'IJie home of H. L. Carter, former J ii: Lice of the Peace of Gradyville, w threatened bv fire last night. A
chimney fire discovered at "Oak Lodge,” Mr. Carter’s residence, was put out before much damage resulted The Media Fire Company responded
to the alarm.
and to have come out with a 40 per cent, price reduction. That's real progress towards cutting the cost of
- ! brush burns of the left thigh yester-
Daughter of Wealthy Main day nftemoon. when she wa Guck Line Resident Ends Life With Bullet
AT HAVANA Silver Wave,
3—Billy .McIntyre. Onanon, Blazing Crimp.
4—satin Shoes, Dorameha, Dr. J ill -son, Foxes Burt.
5—Flying Plum. Abduction,
7—< bile Gold, G.'p-ie C hief. Weather, Gear; track, fast.
AT HIALEAH TARK
I — Scot f ree. Fly Across, Redivivus, Sweeperman. Gulfelano, Plutarch.
2—< grassier, Fighting Cock.
3—First One. Falsehood. Screech, Sue Terry, Fullfil!, Zorana.
4— I None.)
5—— None.) ii—i None I
Weather, clear; track, fast.
A man was severely cut about the hands and face, early this morning, when, fire badly damaged the second of his home on the second floor of the Maryland Apartments, Lincoln and Maryland avenues, Prospect Park, when Are badly damaged the second and third floors of the structure.
The fire. the origin of which has not been determined, was discovered in tile living room of an apartment Cons on the second floor occupied by Mr and Mrs. Ne vin Miller and then seven-year-old son, Nevin. Jr.
Mrs. Miller and the boy were visiting at the home of her parents, on j Fourteenth avenue, when the fire occurred. Miller, who was aw.#ened by smoke. Jumped through a window,1 Hp was taken to the Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park, by Patrolman Fred Strumm. of the Prospect Park police force, and treated for his injuries.
The flames spread rapidly and the dense smoke, which filled the halls ! and corridors in the building, made it difficult for the firemen of the
and knocked down by an automobile driven by Charles B. Behrendt, of 3 Bonsall avenue, Sharon Hill, while roller skating on the highway in
___ front of her home, she was taken
. , ~ . . . to the Taylor Hospital. Ridley Park,
Arrangements were completed to- whf.rc lh(. wound ln her ear was
day for the private burial of Barbara cjospcj with thirteen stitches.
Blackburn Davis, 15, daughter of a
wealthy Main Line resident, ana a M’lif'IJ A I) Mael) ADE
former student at the ,"l*i—u'“ JJ
Shipley School for Girl
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fashionable who ended her life by shooting, Saturday afternoon.
The lifeless body of the girl was found in the library of her home at Mi. Pleasant and Valley roads, Villa -nova, shortly after 5 p. rn. Saturday, some few minutes after she had telephoned to her mother stating her intentions.
The mother was attending a bridge party nearby when she was called to the telephone.
"Mother,” the girl pleaded, "you will forgive me for anything I have ever done or would do—won't you?”
When the parent replied she would, the child then said she was going to kill herself.
Terror-stricken the mother hurried home. She searched every room, and finally, in the library, she found the
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WILL IJK SRK AK KR
GIRL ROLLERSKATKK INJURED BY AUTO
Frances Horst, 6-year-old, of 114 Wayne avenue, Collingdale, suffered t a deep laceration of the left ear and Saturday night.
• • * • ■ '* “ ■ * * The woman was found writhing in
pain by her husband, who had her removed to the Chester Hospital, where she responded to emergency treatment. It was learn'vi from police j that the would-be suicide had been in an argument earlier in the evening with a married daughter and th latter had a warrant Issued for ■■ the arrest of her parent, charging ! her with threatening to kill her and using obsene and abusive language. The woman's condition today was greatly improved
AGK!) INDIVIDUAL RESIT ED FROM KIN FR
An elderly man, who refused to divulge his name to either police or officials of the Chester Hospital, was rescued from the Chester River, late Saturday afternoon.
The man, said to have been intoxicated, walked into the river at the rear of Bloom's Market, on Edgmont avenue, near Third street. His cries I for hGJ) were heard by Thorns: Carey, 527 Butler street, and Herman Tun: )*, 625 Ulrich street, who were crossing j Third Street Bridge. After they: pulled tire man from the icy waters j police took him to the hospital, where he was treated for exposure and ad- j 1 nutted for observation. 1
Phila. Banks A rrange to
Issue Scrip to Public
Newspapers were used as tablecloths at a "depression” dinner given by P E. employes. A little black and white at a dinner doesn’t go bad, at
A police operator who testifying against a bootlegger, said he drank whisky in his place several nights a week certainly laid himself wide open to perjury.
Scrip, In tl»e form House certificates, will Philadelphia to carry on Ing the bank holiday.
Preliminary plan.' for of the certificates hav and today leaden city meet to peri system
A meeting of
Clearing ssuod in less dur-
Wc read that a man who talks a
lot is usually unthrifty. Can that be right? We have in mind the fellow w'ho can work up a nice monologue while the walter is trying to give someone the check,
A French writer gives the United States credit for winning the war. But it's the credit this country gave that
for the lave bt banker t detai
in will be in denominations of ll,
$10, $20 and $50 Just how much I be issued in this city will be deed at today's meeting of bankers.
Wikoff .Smith, Philadelphia man- j they would like the French to give us
Some of the legal aspects of the medical and dental professions will
1 be divulged b.\ Judge Albert Dutton MacDade, of the county courts when he addresses the March meeting of the "You and Me” Dental Club. to be held Saturday evening at 6 o'clof k in the Y. W. C A building. Seventh and Sproul streets. The meeting will be in the form of a dinner session. Members of the dental profession from all parts of Delaware county will attend.
I . S. I RF.IU BALANT I
WASHINGTON, March 6 (UP) The Treasury net balance for March
2 was $184 453 680 21 Expenditures that day were $6,792 709 53 Customs receipts for the month through March 2 were $1,132,062 71.
Philadelphia elation has been this afternoon. bankers will dis-ution of the eer-
cumpleted, will be heady adopted by •acing House Assurge cities through-
Clearing House A called for 2 ode At this meeting ti cuss plans for (list ti fica leu
The plan, when similar to that a the New York CT elation. Other larg< out the country are measure.,
The Clearing House certificates are paper based upon bank deposits and they constitute currency jointly issued by a group of banks. Tile only time such certificates have been employed was in 1907 when about $590, • 000,000 was in circulation.
These notes, bot ii for New York and Philadelphia, are being prepared by tile American Bank Note Co with offices at 410 Sansom street, Philadelphia
The notes to be issued in Phlladel-
ager of Hie American Bank Not raid today he did not believe printing of the certificates could be computed In time for them to be put into circulation before Wednesday.
“Our factory in New York is making 200.000,000 pieces for Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Boston, Norfolk and other cities,” Mr. Wikoff said. "and this stupendous amount of work ret mres a lot of time.”
Workers may receive their pay partially or entirely in scrip. Dealing with merchants, it is explained. the new noters and money will be in-dopting similar terchangeable. so that a man may I present a $5 scrip note at a store and receive change in U. S. currency, in scrip, or in both Checks against banks will be payable in the new notes, and when banks are opened and withdrawals of deposits are permitted, scrip may be paid instead of money.
At the end of the emergency period the scrip is to be redeemed in currency, and then destroyed, so that merchants and others who receive more of the new notes than they spend may turn them in for money.
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J he Weather
WASHINGTON, March 6 (IPI
—Forecast for tonight and Tuesday: I astern Pennsylvania s*nd New Jersey: cloudy and not quite so cold tonight; Tuesday rain in South and rain or snow in north portion; slowly rising temperature.
Western Pennsylvania: Cloudy followed by rain or snow beginning late tonight or tuesday morning; rising temperature.
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