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October 7» 1938

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Mr. Marriner C. Iccles
Chairman, Federal Reserve Board
Washington, D.C.
Dear Marriner:
A couple
American
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of years ago, I extended you on behalf of New York Chapter of
Institute of Banking an invitation to give the principal address
annual dinner. You were unable to accept on that occasion, but
to give you another opportunity, and here it is.

The twenty-fifth annual dinner of the Bankers Forum of the American Insti­
tute of Banking will be held in the Roof Garden Restaurant of the Hotel
Astor on Thursday evening, December 1, 1938.. This is to be a steak dinner,
attendance will be 99% male, and much is being made of the Silver Anniver­
sary occasion. About 400 to 500 bank officers and their guests are expected,
including the heads of most of the large New York banks.
You know this Forum Dinner is an annual affair to honor the presidents of
the New York State Bankers Association and the American Bankers Association,
who are Thomas A. Wilson, President pf Marine Midland Trust Company, Bing­
hamton, New York, and Philip D. Benson, President of Dime Savings Bank of
Brooklyn, respectively.
This is the top-notch banking dinner of the year for our crowd. The Speakers
Committee has told me that you are their first choice, - and, of course, you
can name your own subject, - and have asked me to extend the invitation to
you on their behalf. It is a fine, informal, friendly occasion, and I know
you*ll get a kick out of talking to this bunch. In turn, your presence will
"make" the dinner and will be greatly appreciated by all of us.
Will you phone or drop me a line as soon as convenient.




Best personal regards

Yice-President




October 18, 1933.

Mr. william Feick, Vice President,
Irving Trust Company,
New York City.
Dear Bill:
After prayerful consideration, which has delayed
this reply to your letter of October 7th longer than I had
intended. I have decided to take advantage of your invita­
tion to speak at the annual dinner of the New York Chapter
of the American Institute of Banking on Thursday evening,
December 1, when you are honoring the presidents of the
American Bankers Association and of the New York State
Bankers Association.
I recognize that this is a top-notch banking
dinner and should bring together a large number of the
younger generation rather than a preponderance of the older
and, I fear, case-hardened group, which I have never found
receptive or open-minded on what seemed to me to be urgent
problems before the country.
I have confined my public speaking to a minimum
of appearances, and since I have not ventured forth since
the meeting of the New Jersey Bankers Association last spring,
I have concluded that it would not be untimely or inappro­
priate for me to emphasize what, in my judgment, are matters
of importance that need to be understood and dealt with
effectively in this country if we are to maintain our economic
and political institutions in this disordered world.
Needless to say, I am much honored by your in­
vitation and I want to express to you and through you to the
Speakers Committee my appreciation.
With kindest personal regards,
Sincerely yours,

M. S. Eecles,
Chairman.
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