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Form FR-285
For Immediate release

STATEMENT FOR THE PRESS
BANK DEBITS

Board of Governors
of the Federal Reserve System
May 8, 1939

Debits to individual accounts, as reported by banks in leading cities for the
week ended May 3 , aggregated $9,289,000,000, or 28 percent above the total reported
for the preceding week, which included five business days in some of the reporting
centers, and 9 percent above the total for the corresponding week of last year,
Aggregated debits for the l4l cities for which a separate total has been main­
tained since January 1919 amounted to $8,601,000,000, compared with $6,663,000,000
the preceding week and $7,906,000,000 the week ended May 4 of last year.

SUMMARY BY FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICTS
(In thousands of dollars)
Federal
Number
Week
e n d e d
Reserve
of centers
May 3 ,
April 26,
May 4,
District
included
1939
1939
1938
No. 1 - Boston
17
487,768
442,004
456,785
2 - New York
15
4,452,632
3,082,108
4,087,992
3 - Philadelphia
18
456,898
383,038
434,800
A - Cleveland
25
549,040
446,861
510,422
5 - Richmond
24
284,030
282,490
250,623
6 - Atlanta
26
256,181
191,192
228,660
7 - Chicago .
41
1,266,272
1,043,967
1,096,733
8 - St. Louis
16
231,673
212,849
224,277
9 - Minneapolis
17
191,024
192,426
156,247
10 - Kansas City
28
233,148
261,329
250,342
11 - Dallas
18
175,939
194,183
181,914
12 - San Francisco
626.287
.22_6rurg
TOTAL
274
7,244,263
8,558,018
9,288,599
DEBITS BY BANKS IN EACH REPORTING CENTER
_______ C
Week ended
Week ended
May 3, 1939
May 3. 1939
DISTRICT NO. 1 - BOSTON
DISTRICT NO. 2 - NEW YORK (Cont*d)
Bangor, Me*
3 f223
Northern New Jersey
Boston, Mass.
306,459
Clearing House Ass’
n
37,244
Brockton, Mass.
4,277
Passaic, N. J,
6,235
Burlington, Vt.
2,263
Poughkeepsie, N. Y,
3,273 '
Fall River, Mass.
3,966
Rochester, 1. Y.
1
29,085
Hartford, Conn,
$1 t
629
Stamford, Conn#
4,797
Holyoke, Mass,
2,440
Syracuse, N. Y,
18,669
Lowell, Mass.
3,076
Utica, N. Y.
7,525
Lynn, Mass.
4,021
Manchester, N, H.
4,427
DISTRICT NO. 3 - PHILADELPHIA
New Bedford, Mass,
3,741
Allentown, Pa.
6,371
New Haven, Conn,
17,253
Altoona, Pa.
2,505
Portland, Maine
8,579
Camden, N. J,
11,561
Providence, R. I.
34,650
Chester, Pa.
3,275 '
Springfield, Mass.
16,771
Harrisburg, Pa,
9,475
Waterbury, Conn,
8,323
Hazleton, Pa,
2,953
Worcester, Mass,
12,670
Johnstown, Pa.
3,779
Lancaster, Pa.
5,703
DISTRICT NO. 2 - NEW YORK
Lebanon, Pa,
1,830
Albany, N. Y.
62,362
Norristown, Pa,
2,421
Binghamton, N. Y,
4,624
Philadelphia, Pa,
330,780
Buffalo, N. Y*
50,576
Reading, Pa,'
11,179
Elmira, N. Y,
3,373
Scranton, Pa,
10,911
Jamestown, N. Y.
2,899
Trenton, N. J,
18,026
Montclair, N. J.
4,491
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
5,114
Newark, N. J*
81,353
Williamsport, Pa.
2,497
New York, N. Y#
4,136,126
Wilmington, Del.
22,325'
York, Pa#
6,193




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DEBITS BY BANKS IN EACH
_______________________(In thousands of
week ended
May 3, 1939
DISTRICT NO. 4 - CLEVELAND
Akron, Ohio
17,381
Butler, Pa*
2,298
Canton, Ohio
8,329
Cincinnati, Ohio
79,516
Cleveland, Ohio
142,752
Columbus, Ohio
42,670
Dayton, Ohio
14,047
Erie, Pa*
6,786
Franklin, Pa,
562
Greensburg, Pa,
1,638
Hamilton, Ohio
2,823
Homestead, Pa,
813
Lexington, Ky.
4,323
Lima, Ohio
3,301
Lorain, Ohio
1,106
Middletown, Ohio
2,341
7
Oil City, Pa.
2,221
Pittsburgh, Pa,
159,181
Springfield, Ohio
3,806
Steubenville, Ohio
2,256
Toledo, Ohio
28,721
Warren, Ohio
2,454
Wheeling, W.Va,
6,654
Youngstown, Ohio
11,116
Zanesville, Ohio
1,875
^

DISTRICT NO. 5 - RICHMOND
Asheville, N. C,
Baltimore, Md,
Charleston, S. C
.
Charleston, W. Va,
Charlotte, N, C
.
Columbia, S. C
.
Cumberland, Md,
Danville, Va,
Durham, N, C. >
.
Greensboro, N. C
.
Greenville, S. C
.
Hagerstown, Md,
Huntington, W. Va,
Lynchburg, Va,
Newport News, Va,
Norfolk, Va,
Portsmouth, Va,
Raleigh, N. C.
Richmond,Va,
Roanoke, Va,
Spartanburg, S. C
.
Washington, D. C.
Wilmington, N. C
,
Winston-Salem, N. C.

2,759
79,148
4,088
10,343
13,789
6,407
2,044
1,696
5,865
4,521
4,207
2,088
3,980
3,259
2,039
12,008
1,072
10,835
34,855
6,438
2,103
59,194
2,498
8,794

DISTRICT NO. 6 - ATLANTA
Albany, Ga,
Atlanta, Ga.
Augusta, Ga.
Birmingham, Ala.
Brunswick, Ga,
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Columbus, Ga,
Dothan , Ala,

1,011
50,976
4,335
23,089
893
9,307
3,361
802




REPORTING CENTER
dollars)_______
Week ended
May 3» 1939
DISTRICT NO. 6 - ATLANTA (Cont»d)
Elberton, Ga,
257
Hattiesburg, Miss,
1,165
Jackson, Miss*
7,531
Jacksonville, Fla*
19,785
Knoxville, Tenn,
6,960
Macon, Ga,
3,975
Meridian, Miss*
2,887
Miami, Fla,
12,268
Mobile, Ala.
9,754
Montgomery, Ala,
5,810
Nashville, Tenn.
19,954
Newnan, Ga.
471
New Orleans, La*
51,896
Pensacola, Fla,
2,319
Savannah, Ga*
7,249
Tampa, Fla,
7,607
Valdosta, Ga*
980
Vicksburg, Miss,
1,539
DISTRICT NO. 7 - CHICAGO
Adrian, Mich,
Aurora, 111,
Battle Creek, Mich.
Bay City, Mich,
Bloomington, 111,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Champaign-Urbana, 111,
Chicago, 111,
Clinton, Iowa
Danville, 111,
Davenport, Iowa
Decatur, 111,
Des Moines, Iowa
Detroit, Mich,
Dubuque, Iowa
Elgin, 111.
Flint, Mich.
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Gary, Ind,
Grand Rapids, Mich,
Green Bay, Wis.
Hammond, Ind.
Indianapolis, Ind*
Jackson, Mich.
Kalamazoo, Mich.
Lansing, Mich,
Manitowoc, Wis*
Mason City, Iowa
Milwaukee, Wis*
Moline, 111,
Muscatine, Iowa
Oshkosh, Wis.
Peoria, 111,
Rockford, 111*
Saginaw, Mich,
Sheboygan, Wis,
Sioux City, Iowa
South Bend, Ind.
Springfield, 111,
Terre Haute, Ind*
Waterloo, Iowa

800
2,947
2,713
2,330
2,891
5,536
3,474
723,314
1,579
2,353
5,339.
4,312
29,740
239,328
2,165
1,889
5,639
9,030
3,346
12,546
3,348
1,744
52,196
3,783
5,327
5,424

1,621

2,189
61,648
1,782
1,016
1,991
15,509
5,749
4,634
2,871
9,136
9,727
5,473
5,355
4,478

Form FRr-285~b
DEBITS BY BANKS IN BACH
_______________________(in thousands of
Week ended
May 3, 1939
DISTRICT NO. 8 - ST. LOUIS
East St. Louis & Nat’
l
Stock Yards, 111*
8,055
Eldorado, Ark.
1,180
Evansville, Ind.
6,639
Fort Smith, Ark.
3,082
Greenville, Miss.
1,316
Helena, Ark.
371
Little Roc^, Ark.
8,592
Louisville, Ky.
35,659
Memphis, Tenn,
27,453
Owensboro, Ky.
1,447
Pine Bluff, Ark.
1,817
Quincy, 111.
1,988
St, Louis, Mo.
129,700
Sedalia, Mo,
468
Springfield, Mo,
3,191
Texarkana, Ark.(See also Tex.)
715
DISTRICT NO. 9 - MINNEAPOLIS
Aberdeen, S. D.
Billings, Mont,
Dickinson, N. D.
Duluth, Minn,
Fargo, N. D.
Grand Forks, N. D.
Helena, Mont.
Jamestown, N. D.
La Crosse, Wis.
Minneapolis, Minn,
Minot, N. D,
Red Wing, Minn.
St, Paul, Minn,
Sioux Falls, S. D.
South St. Paul, Minn,
Superior, Wis,
Winona, Minn.
DISTRICT NO. 10 - KANSAS CITY
Albuquerque, N. M.
Atchison, Kans.
Bartlesville, Okla.
Casper, Wyo.
Cheyenne, Wyo,
Colorado Springs, Colo,
Denver, Colo.
Enid, Okla,
Fremont, Neb,
Grand Junction, Colo,
Guthrie, Okla.
Hutchinson,
Kans,
Independence, ^ans.
Joplin, Mo,
Kansas City, Kans.
Kansas City, Mo.
Lawrence, Kans,
Lincoln, Neb,
Muskogee, Okla.
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Okmulgee, Okla.




1,327
2,189
289
11,331
4,007
1,143
2,566
351
2,042
105,731
883
468
46,735
3,7L8
5,595
927
1,722
3,750
697
7,424
1,422
2,038
2,953
35,964
2,161
692
888
457
2,300
796
1,994
3,369
68,958
790
7,613
1,839
33,207
687

REPORTING CENTER
dollars)
Week ended
May 3, 1939
DISTRICT NO. 10 - KANSAS CITY (Cont»d)
Omaha, Neb.
31,736
Pittsburg, Kans,
791
3,842
Pueblo, Colo.
St, Joseph, Mo,
5,773
Topeka, Kans.
4,905
Tulsa, Okla.
23,795
Wichita, Kans,
10,488
DISTRICT NO. 11 - DALLAS
Abilene, Tex.
Austin, Tex,
Beaumont, Tex.
Corsicana, Tex.
Dallas, Tex.
El Paso, Tex.
Fort Worth, Tex.
Galveston, Tex.
Houston, Tex.
Port Arthur, Tex.
Roswell, N. M.
San Antonio, Tex.
Shreveport, La.
Texarkana, Tex.
(See also Ark.)
Tucson, Ariz,
Tyler, Tex,
Waco, Tex.
Wichita Falla, Tex*

1,895
7,836
4,609
671
54,182
7,375
17,790
6,110
52,442
1,596
886
17,043
9,508
859
2,674
2,770
2,817
3,120

DISTRICT NO. 12 - SAN FRANCISCO
3,916
Bakersfield, Calif.
1,352
Bellingham, Wash.
5,058
Berkeley, Calif.
4,027
Boise, Idaho
1,625
Eugene, Ore.
1,740
Everett, Wash.
6,021
Fresno, Calif,
8,240
Long Beach, Calif,
204,166
Los Angeles, Calif,
23,924
Oakland, Calif.
3,913
Ogden, Utah
6,081
Pasadena, Calif.
10,561
Phoenix, Ariz.
36,627
Portland, Ore,
2,680
Reno, Nev.
34,296
Sacramento, Calif,
3,765
Salem, Ore,
15,685
Salt Lake City, Utah
2,771
San Bernardino, Calif,
10,101
San Diego, Calif.
189,855
San Francisco, Calif,
5,469
San Jose, Calif,
4,163
Santa Barbara, Calif,
43,925
Seattle, Wash.
10,394
Spokane, Wash.
4,506
Stockton,
CaJ.if.
8,407
Tacoma, Wash.
1,576
Walla Walla, Wash.
2,725
Yakima, Wash.