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304 At a regular meeting f the Federal Reserv Board held in the office of the Board at 11.00 a. m. on Friday, April 9th PRESENT: nr. Delano, presiding, Mr. Warburg Mr. 7illiarns Mr. Harding Mr. Willis, Score ary. The minutes of the meeting of 11.10 a. m. 7 dnesday, April 7th war read and approved subject to cols- rootions. Applications for the sa ender of 140 shares of stock in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco were approved as follows: First National Bank First National Bank First National Bank National Copper Bank Shares 3 Lonterey, Cal. 12 Payette, Idaho 3 Elgin, Ore. Salt Lake City,Utah 122 On motion, applications for executor and trustee powers, duly passed upon by the special committee (Mr. Harding and Jr.L Williams) wore acted upon as follows: DISAPPROVED First National Bank Old National Bank Citizens-German Nat'l. Citizens National Bank Algona, Ill. Fort Wayne, Ind. Hamond, Ind. Winamac, Ind. 305 APPROVED. Rush County National Bank - Union National Bank First National Bank Planters and Merchants National First National Bank First National Bank Second National Bank Rushville, Indiana Lacomb, -Illinois Marseilles, Illinois South Boston, Va. Bay City, Michigan Sibley, Iowa Saginaw, nichigan APPROVED AS REGISTRAR OF STOCKS AND BONDS National Bank of Commerce New York City HELD FOR FURTHER INFORMATION National Bank of Waupun Michigan National Bank Peoples National Bank Hgward National Bank First National Bank First National Bank Waupun, Wisconsin St. Clair Heights, Lich. Strasburg, Va. Kokomo, Ind. Birmingham, Mich. Traverse City, Lich. Applications for power to exercise the functions of executor, trustee etc., were referred to Mr. Harding and Mr. Tilliams, as follows: Edwards National Bank National City Bank Austin National Bank Edwards, N. Y. New York City Austin, Minn. On motion, the question of returning to the Lincoln National Bank of Rochester, N. Y. the duplicate of the application Of that bank for power to exercise the functions of racistrar of stocks and bonds, was referred to Counsel. The application of Federal Reserve Agent Wills of 306 Cleveland, asking for special permission to waive the 25,1 requirement as to municipal warrants, so as to permit the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to take 50:;; of a forthcoming issue of :,900,000 at 4,1 of the city of Cleveland was approved and the Secretary was ordered to notify Mr. Wills accordingly. A communication from Federal Reserve Agent Austin of Philadelphia, submitting a sample form of trust receipt and inquiring Nhether such receipt would be considered adequate security in substitution for the release of the goods before the Payment of a draft accepted under paragraph (f) of Section rw of Regulation J, Series of 1915, was read to the Board and the form of receipt approed, the Secr9tary being directed so to inform nr. Austin. The acti.lg Governor presented to the Board the question of making the appointment of Morris Jacobson, now Chief of the Division of Reports and Statistics, permanent, and notifying the Interstate Commerce Commission to that effect, with thanks for the leave of absence granted to Lr. Jacobson heretofore. On motion, Mr. Delano's recommendation was approved and the proper notificationsordered sent. 307 A memorandum from Mr. Warburg, outlining the ge;,,ercla policy which, in his judgment, should be pursued by the Board in its dealinL. vith some of the !7eneral problems now before it, was presented by the 3ecretary and ordered received and Med. A draft of a letter to be sent to all Federal reserve a, 7ents, accompanied by an outline of the plan i for settler-eats between Federal reserve banks was presented to the Board, and on motion adopted and ordered sent to all Federal Reserve agents. On motion, it was voted that the 3ecretary should communicate with Mr. 3. Howard "/Olfe of :ow York City, inouiring whether his services cou1, be obtained 3 on a temporary basis to assist in organizing the settlement plan and outlining the system to be pursued in the development of the Board's settlement system. Correspondence with Federal Reserve Agent Rich of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, relative to the action of the Board of Directors, of that bank on the clearing house nuestion, and transmitting resolutions adopted by the directors, was road to the Board. Delano also presented to the Board a tentative reply si-:ned by himself individually, which he had transmitted 308 to Mr. Rich. Correspondence relating to bills now pending before State legislatures, authorizing rational Banks to perform the functions of trustee, executor, etc., was read to the Board. On motion, Mr. Warburg was authorized to prepare a press statement giving the attitude of the Board with reference to the status of banks exercising such powers under State law. A letter from the Federal Reserve Bank of Oleveland, inquiring whether that institution would be permitted to credit itself with the excess amount it had paid in on account of cost of preparation of Federal reserve notes, having been read to the Board, the Secretary was directed to transmit a copy of the letter to the Counsel, for Assistant Attorney General -Varren's information. On motion, the Counsel of the Board was authorized to transmit one copy of his opinion relating to Section 22 of the Federal Reserve Act to Mr. G. H. Tinkham of Boston, stating that it is the opinion of Counsel as prepared for the Board. On motion at 1.00 p. m. the Board adjourned to moot at 11.00 a. m. on Monday, April 12th. Secrotary. APPROVED:' hairman.