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Legislature in Oklahoma
Gives Commissioner Broad Authority. By the Associated Pres*. KANSAS CITY, March 4.—The Legislatures of Missouri. Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma moved swiftly today to cope with the financial situation In those States brought about by the declaration of banking holidays. Identical bills were passed by the Oklahoma House and Senate, giving the State bank commissioner broad powers In limiting withdrawals after the First National Bank at Fnid was closed by military order of Gov. W. H. Murray. All other banks In the State had closed. Guardsmen Close Bank. Murray closed the Enid bank by use of National Guardsmen aft?r its presi dent. H. H. Champlin, oil man, had resisted a holiday order on the grounds there was "no need of Its application in Enid." Another Oklahoma development was a State-wide move to put scrip Into circulation to meet business pay rqlls. The Cash Reserve Association, organ ized in the emergency, will issue the scrip money. The holiday is scheduled to end March 8. Missouri legislative leaders planned to introduce a resolution Monday to ex tend the two-day bank holiday until th? Assembly can pass emergency legislation. The Texas House late today passed an amendment, the Senate emergency banking bill which confers broad pow ers on tho State banking commissioner and Governor to tak? steps necessary to meet the financiay condition. It was reported that the way had been paved in the Senate for concurrence in the amendment, which removed the 60 day time limit effectiveness from the bill. Kanasa Adjusts Self. Kansas adjusted itself as best !t could to the 95 per cent limitation placed on its usual banking facilities by Gov. Alf M. Landon and H. W. Koenke, State bank commissioner, acting under dic tatorial powers conferred upon them by the Legislature. Gov. Landon expressed gratification that every bank in the State had com plied with the order, effective today and "until further notice," directing restriction of withdrawals from all classes of deposits to 5 per cent of their totals. TWO CHIES IN OHIO LAUNCH SCRIP PLANS Cleveland Clearing House Will Is sue Certificates Backed by Approved Collateral. By the Associated Press. COLUMBUS. Ohio, March 4 —Clear ing house associations in two Ohio cities—Cleveland and Dayton—and newspapers in several towns today launched various scrip plans to combat the restriction of bank deposits general in this State. The Cleveland Clearing House Asso ciation will issue certificates backed by approved collateral early next week, It was announced by the association's president. Harris Crecch. "The purpose," he said, "will be to Fecure for the city a form of pay roll currency that will not go into hoard ing.'' He said the certificates will ba "based on the deposit with the trustee of actual cash, notes, bonds and other approved collateral. The intent will be to make them demonstrably good in in trinsic value as actual currency." The Dayton Clearing House Associ ation agreed to back an issue of scrip, based on 50 per cent of the impounded accounts of depositors. It is hoped to have the plan in operation next week. Newspapers at Akron. Massillon, Bowling Green and Newark gave scrip to employes instead of weekly pay checks today. Merchants of those cities have agreed to accept the paper in ex change for merchandise and in turn will use it to meet their newspaper adver tising bills. SEEK BANK SOLUTION Georgia Bankers and Legislators Deliberate Problem. ATLANTA, Ga.. March 4 (fP).—A committee of Georgia bankers and legis lators today sought a solution to the State's financial problems as Eugene R. Black, governor of the sixth Federal Re serve district, announced the Reierve Bank here would be closed for the du ration of the Georgia three-day holiday proclaimed yesterday. Reports from the larger cities Indi cated banks in the Staie generally were closed under the holiday. Hamilton McWhorter, president of the State Satiate, in a statement, said he believed the banks of the State were In the "best shape right now that they have been at any time since 1929." The Legislature marked time awaiting word from the Governor and the Com mittee on Remedial Legislation. Under Gov. Talmadge's proclamation the Georgia holiday would end Monday night. KLEBERG IS INDORSED Texas House Urges Legislator for Ambassador to Mexico. AUSTIN. Tex., March 4 UP).—'The House of the Texas Legislature today unanimously adopted a Senate resolu tion indorsing Representative Richard M. Kleberg of Corpus Christi for ap pointment as Ambas-sador to Mexico under President Roosevelt. The reso lution was adopted several days ago in the Senate and forwarded to Wash ington. THE GENERAL ELECTRIC KITCHEN TRAIN Monel Metal Equipped Open for Inspection SUNDAY AFTERNOON March 5, From 1 to 6 DON'TMi~SSIT! NATIONAL ELECTRICAL SUPPLY COMPANY 1328-30 N. Y. Ave. N. W. ROOSEVELT PERSONALLY RECEIVES 50 WARM SPRINGS ACQUAINTANCES Friend* of President Are Feted at White House Reception After Seeing Parade From Reviewing Stand. Man than M personal friend* of President Roosevelt, who are receiving treatment for Infantile paralysis at Warm Springs, Qa., where ne maintains a cottage, were personally received by the President and Mrs. Roosevelt at the White House late yesterday. These old friends of the President, who had occupied seats In the reviewing stand in front of the White House, not far distant from where the President reviewed the parade, were received In the famous red room on the first floor and during the reception In their honor tea and sandwiches and salads as well M lee cream and eake were served. President Roosevelt moved through the group of visitors, laughing and jok ing with them, and in every way seemed very happy that they had made the Journey to Washington for th« purpose of seeing him inaugurated as President. ARLINGTON SEEKS EARLY GAS SLASH Reopening of Rosslyn Co. Case March 23 to Bring Plea for Temporary Cut. Special Dispatch to The Star. RICHMOND, V*.. March 4—Upon the reopening of the Rosslyn Gas Co. rate case here on March 23. the State Corporation Commission will consider the request of the Public Utilities Com mission of Arlington County for a temporary reduction pending final dis position of the case. It waa announced yesterday at the time the continuance was granted. It was announced by the commission that Allen J. Saville, prominent engi neer. would arrive in Arlington County on Monday morning to make a com plete check of the company's proper ties and that he would be requested to complete his Investigation by March 23. The continuance was granted at the request of the attorneys for the Wash ington Gas Light Co., of which the Virginia concern is a subsidiary, when thev stated that the sudden death of William H. Blook, jr., chief of the gas company's valuation staff, had pre vented the preparation of the large amount of data required of them by the commission's order in reopening the case after a delay of almost two years. Continoanee Opposed. A continuance of 90 days was re quested by the company and was cb Jccted to by G. O. Basham. special counsel for the Arlington utilities com mission, and Edmund D. Campbell, chairman of that body, who acted as spokesmen for Arlington County. Claim ing that they wert ready to proceed with the case, the Arlington County representatives asked that no continu ance be granted unless there was at least a temporary rate reduction to put Arlington County on the same basis as Montgomery County, Md.. which Is en joying a temporary discount on bills pending the completion of valuation hearings in the District of Columbia. In announcing the continuance, the State Corporation Commission directed that the books and records of the Washington Gas Light Co. be thrown open for Inspection by representatives of the commission at any time it might be deemed advisable to go over them. Compliance with this order was as sured by T. Justin Moore and E. Ran dolph Williams, counsel for the com pany. / Ask Slash to $1.25. Counsel for Arlington County Is ask ing a reduction of from $1.50 to J1.25 a thousand cubic feet, plus an addition al 8V2 per cent discount on bills until the case Is settled. In addition to Basham and Camp bell. the Public Utilities Commission of Arlington County was represented by Albert W. Jones, aecretary, and C. I. Kephart and P. E. Schaub, members. County Manager Roy S. Braden was present, as also «h L. C. McNemar. representing the Arlington County Civic Federation. PARIS PAPERS PLAY UP ROOSEVELT'S ADDRESS Bumor He May Take Initiative in Geneva Arms Parley Is Published. By the Associtttd Press. PARIS, March 5.—President Roose velt's inaugural address was extensively reported and prominently displayed in the French press today. Petit Journal said: "The American Constitution In ease of war transforms the President into a veritable dictator, as was President Wilson." This state ment was made in connection with what Petit Journal called Mr. Roosevelt's re quest for exceptional war-time powers. "Mr. Roosevelt's first declarations are those of a chief conscious of hU heavy responsibility," said the conservative Figaro. "(He is) ready for action, and resolved to overcome the crisis with the exceptional powers which he will de mand of Congress." Petit Parislen said it was rumored that President Roosevelt may consider taking an important initiative soon in the Geneva Disarmament Conference , along the lines of the consultative pact. Sales of radio equipment in Germany are greater than last year. SLASHES THREATEN ARLINGTON NEEDS Garbage and Trash Collec tion, With Roads Program, Held at Stake. BY LESTER N. INSKEEP, Staff Correspondent of The Star. ARLINGTON COURT HOUSE, Va., March 4.—Because of the limited num ber of items in the budget that could be affected by such action, the proposal 01 the Business and Professional Tax payers' League to secure a 25 per cent reduction in the budget would prob ably result in the discontinuance of certain governmental activities that are believed vital to th; welfare of the entire county, it was learned today. While county officials have not com pleted their study of the question, it was indicated that such a cut would probably result In the discontinuance of the free garbage and trash collec tion system that was installed last year. This service, because of the urban na ture of the county, is held by officials to be necessary, both to the health and comfort of the citiseiv. all cf whom would suffer by its elimination. Held Step Backward. It was further declared that to abol ish the service after it has once been installed is a step backward and could not possibly be justified by the result ant saving on the tax bills. Another activity that probably would be brought to practically a standstill is the proposed road improvement pro gram for the year. A straight 25 per cent reduction in the rate, it was be lieved, would leave no funds for new construction or improvement and only the approximate sum of $80,000 re turned annually by the State from gas oline tax collections for maintenance. The new budget proposes an exten sive surfacing program that would do away with the last of the county-owned dirt roads, but it is believed that this would have to be entirely abandoned if a 25 per cent cut was made. As submitted by County Manager Roy S. Braden to the County Board, the new budget already is sufficiently lower than last year's budget to per mit a reduction In the tax rate of from $2.40 to approximately <2.26, It was said, whereas a 25 per cent reduc tion would require a cut in the rate of approximately 60 cents on the $100 valuation. Schools Not AfltcM. No part of the proposed tax cut could be applied to the present rate of $1.05 for schools, it was said, since this entire amount Is needed for the schools and in addition a substantial increase has been requested by the School Board. Tax cuts are being sought by the Business and Professional Taxpayers' League, the Arlington Ccunty Taxpay ers' League. th« Tax Relief Committee of the Arlington County Bar Associa tion, and others. The board of direc tors of the Arlington County Chamber of Commerce will meet next Thursday night to complete its budget study and make definite recommendations regard ing the proposed expenditures. Commutation Cat Diet. CARLISLE. England <>».—Toby, be lieved to ba the only cat in the world who held a railroad commutation ticket, is dead. He belonged to the railway refreshment roon« here. He had a weakness for»>rain trips, and so a ticket permiUirvtiim to travel any where to and ifM Carlisle on the L. M. S. Railwayyt.as attached to hi* collar. 'our plumber'' FLORIDA AT ITS BEST Highest quality citrus fruits, tree ripened and fresh. Not storage fruit. Temple oranges, Tangeloes, Kumauats. We grow them—buy a bushel. Merchants, we will save you money. ANDREWS BROTHERS 751 14th St. N.W., at H THE LID IS OFF! STARTING NEXT FRIDAY AT OUR REGULAR POPULAR PRICES AMBASSADOR OF THE U. S. A. EDDIE CANTOR IN PERSON AND HIS GAY REVUE WITH HOLLAND & KNIGHT • • • BOBBY BIXLEY . • • • FOUR ABBOTTIERS AND BENNY MEROFF AND HIS BAND LOEW'S FOX Montgomery to Keep Pro gram Despite Abandon ment of Bond Plans. BY JACK ALLEN, Staff Correipondent of Thtlitar. SILVER SPRING, Md., March 4.—An active program of road construction and repair work will be carried out In Mont gomery County during 1933 and 1934 despite the county adraintixation's re cent decision to abandon plans for the issuance of (300,000 in new bonds, It was learned here today. Figures complied by Charles Y. Lati mer, clerk to the Board of County Com missioners, disclose that $323,697.44 is expected to be available for new eon structlon, while It has been estimated that the county will receive approxi mately $276,000 from the.State gasoline tax for maintenance of Its roads sys tem during the next two fiscal years. The funds available for new construc tion purposes will be applied to a num ber of Items appearing on the uncom pleted road program drafted in 19J1, but It has not been definitely deter mined as yet which of these projects will be carried out, according to Lacy Shaw. Dresident of the Board of Com missioners. $600,000 Will Be Needed. It has been estimated that It would r-quirs about $600,000 to complete the 1931 highway schedule and it was to raise the additional funds needed for this purpose that the administration had proposed to issue the J300.000 in bonds this year. Public sentiment di rected against the sale of new bonds at this time, however, led officials to discard this plan early this week. The money which Latimer estimates will be available for new road projects will be obtained from four sources. One of the items is dependent upon the General Assembly's adoDtion of Gov. Albert C. Ritchie's road and gas tax Sroposal, which State administration •aders are confident will be passed by the Legislature. A total of $157,073 remains to be ex pended from the general construction bond* of 1932, $87,000 is left from an $89.GOO bond authorization in 1931 and $S8.000 Is available frcm the Federal money allocated to the county for road eonstrurtlon last Bummer, while It is expected that the county will reccive $126,688 this year under the Governor's road and gas tax proposal. ISO,000 More Expected. Of the $136,606, the sum of $30,000 would be derived from the State by the the sale of road machinery to the State Roads CommUaion If that body takes over the county highway system and for aervlces which the county engineering department has rendered the commis sion, while $90,666 would be received from the gasoline tax for the first six month] of the current calendar year. This would increase the money avail able for new construction to $408,741. but from this sum the county mu*t pay the State Roads Commission $85,043.56. which It owes that organization for construction work carried out for the county this year. Under Gov. Ritchie's proposal to the State Legislature the county is to re ceive approximately $138,000 from the gasoline tax allocations during each of the next two fiscal years, beginning July 1, all of which would be applied to maintenance and improvement of existing county roads. The gas tax allocations, under the State administration's plan, could net be expended for construction of new roads. Passenger Hires Taxicab as Place For Night's Sleep Mansions to taxicabs—all pro vided housing for inaugural visi tors. according to the story of one diligent cab driver. After driving one (are to a sumptuous home on Friday night he picked up another, who asked to be taken to some place to spend the night. After many futile at tempts to And such a place, the driver gave up. "Quess you'll have to sleep in the cab," he joked. "But it'll cost you $2. I could make that much driving the rest of the night." It wasn't a joke to the worried passenger. Me paid the S3, curled up in the back seat. and had a gooU gnarled sleep. MANY PENNSYLVANIA BANKS REMAIN OPEN Governor Declares Action Unavoid able Became of Holidays in Other States. By the Associated Press. HARRIflBURO, Pa.. March 4 —Bank doors In many cities remained op:n as Pennsylvania quietly passed the first day of its bark holiday. Gov. Pinchot's proclamatirn, Issued early today, ipread the holiday over Saturday and Monday, but few Institu tions ha'.ted business before the usual closing hour—noon. All Philadelphia banks were closed, but in Pittsburgh and other cities bu 1 nesa ccntlnued under various limita tions. Later the Pittsburgh Clearing House announced all member banks will be closed Monday. Gov. Pinchot's proclamation, sent from Wa hingtcn, wh°re he attended the inauguration of President Roose velt, said Pennsylvania's acticn "has be come unavoidable" because of holidays in other States. "Were our banks to remain open, the demands upon them would impose an lmpo'sible burden." he added. William D. Gordon, secretary of banking, cited three reascns for the State action; "To prevent drainage of assets from Pennsylvania banks, to prevent public hysteria which would have been caused here by the action elsewhere" and be cause "there would be r.o machinery for clearing in New York." Wedding for Old Folki. At the wedding of J. Hewison, aged 71. at Pelton, England, to Miss S. E. Lish, aged £6. the best rr.an's age was 94 and the bridesmaid's 66. Canvass for Sovereigns. In rural parts of Sa-scx, England, men are making house-to-house can vass for sovereigns, for which they pay 31 shillings. eeSTACY'nc Columbia 04- 6 2 2418 • I8M ST. N.W - >' . V < • Call the Bluff of the March Lion! March is known to be a bad month for colds . . . there's nothing "healthful" about the Lion's chilly, direct blasts in your home or office. This Ventilator will tame him This ventilator turns ugly drafts into properly circulated fresh air. It's easy to install, means genuine comfort and health. 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Md., March 4 —The Prince Oeerget County delegation had before It today a suggestion that It authorise the establishment of beer gardens In the county. Advanced by Delegate William F. Keys and supported by a delegation which called on the county's delegation recently, the measure would have three principal advantages, according to Its backers. It would add to the county's revenue, prevent establishment of undesirable resorts In Prince Oeorges and safeguard local merchants already tn business, ac cording to backers of the plan. They argue that when Congress legal izes the sale of beer, numerous resorts will be opened along the Baltimore! Boulevard, where beer will bo sold, whether permitted by law or net. "Every not dog stand on the Baltimore Boulevard will be selling beer illegally when Congress acts if a bill of this sort is not passed." Delegate Keys said. "It would be a big step toward temperance, considering what conditions are now." Modeled after a bill for Baltimore County now pending la the Legislature, it would require an annual license fee of $250 and only persons who had re sided In the county long enough to be come voters would be eligible to obtain I a license. This, It was explained, would prevent I Washlngtonlans from coming into Prince Georges and opening drinking resorts. New Pen m WrifHTways , •Filled by Vacuum• Holds 102% more ink No increase in size "Vacuum Filling"—an utterly new idea in fountain pens—has just been perfected by Parker. No ink sac—no pistons—no valves. Come in and see this marvel—the Parker Vacuum Filler Pen. Regulation size—yet holds . 102% mart ink. Point is of gold and platinum—upper side writes extra fine —under tide write* fine, medium or broad. Lustrous barrel* of alternate •tripes of Jet and Silver Pearl, or Jet and Burgundy Pearl, a* shimmering as velvet. Only 17.50 for this marvelous Parker Vacuum Filler Pan. Pencils to match, 13.50. a* HUGHES PEN SHOP IlMrt Pea Boalrint National Theater Bldg. Jig-Saw Puzzles Used as Adjunct To Ray Treatment By the Associated Press. PALM SPRINGS. Calif.. March 4.—Jig-saw puzzles and ping-pcng are used by Or. Henry 8. Held, nerve specialist, as an adjunct to ray treatment In restoring run down patients. Playing simple games has a Bychologlcal advantage (or sun thing patients, he finds, caus ing them to relax. "It they just sit and do noth ing, they become restless, thus counteracting the beneficial ef fects of the rays," he says. NEW YORK OFFICIAL DIES • i G. C. Van Alstyne Was Secretary of City Cab Control Board. NEW YORK, March 4 OP).—Ouy Chase Van Alstyne, 58, secretary of the New York City Board of Taxlcab Con trol, died suddenly of heart disease to day in a wash room of the Chrysler Building. A native of Blooming dale, Mich., Van Ahtyns formerly conducted a marine insurance business and at one time was president of the Van Alstyne Marble Milling Co., in Brandon, Vt. He entered the insurant? field first in Salt Lake City, Utah, after a period of newspaper work. U. S. BANKING HOLIDAY ; IS STUDIED IN HAVANA Mambars of Clearing House Meet to Consider Probable Beaulta of Situation. By th* AuoelaWd Preu HAVANA, March 4.—Member* of the Havana Clearing House met tonight to conalder probable reaulta here of bank ing holidays in the United States. One bank Institution remained open until 13:4S, although its usual Saturday closing hour la at noon. The Cuban treasury today paid the Chase Bank approximately $150,000 as interest and amortisation of loana the bank made to the government. In the vaults of the Havana incic« of the Federal Reaerve Bank of Atlanta are aome $10,000,000, while other funds are on the way. officers said. 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