Business & Finance: St. Louis Wave

While Louisiana's Huey Pierce ("Kingfish") Long blustered and blathered on the floor of the U. S. Senate all last week in a filibuster against the Glass branch banking bill, designed to provide sound banking facilities for outlying districts, a wave of bank closings smashed over the outlying districts of St. Louis. With a clean record of no closings last year and only two since the Depression St. Louis was rudely introduced to sights long since familiar in many parts of the land: sullen lines of depositors doggedly crowding into a big building for...

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