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The Bank Brings Sheep [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1918
The Bank Brings Sheep ALTHOUGH Orange county , Indiana , has much rough land suited to sheep husbandry , but few men are engaged in this business , hence many hundreds of acres of pasture land were lying idle . Cooperating with County Agent R . M . Roland , the Paoli State bank distributed 15 203 breeding ewes to farmers of the county . These sheep were resold to the farmer at cost , his note being taken in payment in case his ready cash was short . The county agent informs us that they now have an order placed for 200 head more ewes . In cooperation with the animal husbandry department of Purdue , the county agent held a sheep husbandry school for these men . The foresight of this bank will leave a lasting impression on the agriculture of Orange county . — Prof . \ i . I . Christie , Indiana state extension leader .
What Your Bond Will Buy [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1918
What Your Bond Will Buy ONE $ 50 bond will buy trench knives for a rifle company , or 23 hand grenades , or 14 rifle grenades , or 37 cases of surgical instruments for enlisted mens belts , or 10 cases of surgical instruments for officers belts . A $ 100 bond will clothe a soldier , or feed a soldier for eight months , or purchase 5 rifles , or 30 rifle grenades , or 43 hand grenades , or 25 pounds of ether , or 145 hot-water bags , or 2 , 000 surgical needles . A $ 100 and a $ 50 bond will clothe and equip an infantry soldier for service overseas , or feed a soldier for a year . Two $ 100 bonds will purchase a horse or mule for cavalry , artillery , or other service . Three $ 100 bonds will clothe a soldier and feed him for one year in France , or buy a motorcycle for a machine gun company . Four $ 100 bonds will buy an X-ray outfit . One $ 500 bond will supply bicycles for the headquarters company of an infantry regiment .
Cities and Farm Labor [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1918
Cities and Farm Labor Every town and city must be convinced that it is up to it to protect its outlying farming territory In the harvesting of crops . Bankers must show the city merchants and other employers that their business depends upon the harvest of the surrounding farm lands . Statement of the ownership , management , circulation , etc ., required by the act of Congress of August 24 , 1912 , of the Banker-Farmer , published monthly at Champaign , 111 ., for April . Publisher—None . Editor—L . M . Tobin , Champaign , 111 . Managing Editor—None . Owners—The Agricultural Commission of the American Bankers association . The American Bankers association is ; not a corporation ; it is a voluntary organization not for profit ; has no stock or security issues or stockholders . Officers : C . A . HinscE , president , Cincinnati , Ohio ; F . E . Farnswortfi , secretary , New York city ; office , 5 Nassau street , New York city . Known bondholders , mortgagees , and other security holde...
SAVE 100 , 000 BABIES [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1918
SAVE 100 , 000 BABIES Cooperate With the U . S . Children s Bureau THE Children s Bureau of the U . S . Department of Labor on April 6 opened its campaign to save the lives of 100 , 000 babies and children during the ensuing year . Statistics show that 300 , 000 babies under five years old died last year in this country ; and 15 , 000 mothers died from causes connected with the birth of children , says Miss Julia Lathrop , head of the bureau . Almost all these deaths were caused by preventable diseases . It does make us feel when we are getting ready to waste life over there a new solemn appreciation of the preciousness of life . We cannot save 300 , 000 lives in a year , although doctors and authorities say half of them could be saved . We have set a very simple task . Let us say we will save one-third , or 100 , 000 babies this year . This is a program which means a great deal of hard work , a great deal of sacrifice , a great expenditure of money ; but above all personal effort a...
California Acts [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1918
California Acts ( Continued from page 5 ) year where the plan was tried show that an annual loss of a quarter million dollars of foodstuffs can be prevented . Several bureaus told how , in order to anticipate the shortage of seeds , they had last year selected large amounts of highly bred grain sorghums which are now being distributed to members . Meanwhile , all the bureaus are making seed surveys of their counties in order to locate available sources of seed and to estimate the amount needed by the farmers throughout the state . Dean Hunt , who recently spent considerable time studying the effect of the war on Canadian agriculture , told how the farmers of Canada since the war began have increased their production forty-six per cent even while one-fourth of the men of the country have been in the army or munitions . This remarkable showing , Dean Hunt says , was accomplished by eliminating unnecessary occupations and by working harder on the essential ones . The 145 delegates to t...
The Farmer aiid the Bond [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1918
The Farmer aiid the Bond IT ought not to require either argument or coaxing to cause a farmer to go the limit of his financial power in the purchase of Liberty Loan bonds . If there is a safe Investment in the world , it is these same bonds . If you have a few of them around the house , it is like having fifty and hundred dollar bills that draw interest . If you need a short loan at the bank , you on pin a Liberty Bond to your note as collateral and get the lowest rate of interest without having to hunt up an indorser . Everybody does his bit in the purchase of Liberty Bonds . There ought to be one bond , at the very least , in every farm home . No farmer is too poor to buy one . He may think he cant afford it , but he can . If he hasnt the money in hand , bis banker will show him how to buy one on easy payments—ra dollar down and a dollar every now and then . In fact , no farmer can afford to be without a Liberty Bond . This is our government and these are our bonds . We reserve th...
WHAT THE RED CROSS HAS DONE [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1918
WHAT THE RED CROSS HAS DONE The First $ 100 , 000 , 000 NoMy Spent , Now for ( he Second-By M . G . Scheifltn THE American Bed Cross is about to ask the nation for one hundred million dollars . What was done with the first hundred million raised one year agoT Here s the answer—on inspiring story of patriotism and achievement—of backing up ottr soldiers and those of the Allies , whose fight is our fight . Because every banker is , or ought to be in the thick of the campaign to raise the new fund—because every farmer ought to be a contributor—it is printed . Bankers : see that your farmers read this article . Mr . Seheitlin , who has written this especially for The Banker-Farmer is national director of publicity for the Red Cross . A LITTLE less than a year ago the American Red Cross called on the American people to supply a war fund of a hundred million dollars . About five weeks before that President Wilson , who also is President of the Red Cross , had appointed a War Council , com...
Countv Organization Helos [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1918
Countv Organization Helos COUNTY organization for the promotion of agriculture is extending rapidly . The state of Iowa reports one or more county field agents in every county of the state , backed up by a county society which proposes to see what can be done by concerted effort to increase crop yields , better the grade of stock , raise the average production of milk per cow , and improve the efficiency and quality of the citizenship . The idea is just beginning to work that this kind of enterprise is not to be regarded simply in the light of philanthropy or patriotism , but as a very practical policy for the entire business community to promote . It brings money into the neighborhood and puts lt into circulation . It makes trade good , doubles up bank deposits , builds new churches and good roads and makes the community a better place in which . to live . The world of agriculture is teeming with new and fruitful ideas , and they should be given a chance to circulate . There is no ...
To Georgia Bankers [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1918
To Georgia Bankers OUR experiences already have proven to us the importance of being selfsustaining . Unless we provide against it , there is not only possibility but probability that these experiences will be far more severe another winter than they are now . As a prominent citizen and banker of your community , I feel you can exert strong influence with the farmers of your section to this end . Thirty-cent cotton is a great temptation , but even dollarcotton wont buy food if It is not to be had . The recent coal situation is sufficient evidence of this . Let us as bankers , having the country s as well as the farmers interest at heart , give the farmer every assurance that we stand squarely back of him in his effort to meet the pressing food problem , in which is involved not only our own safety , but the winning of the war . —Frank Hawkins , President Third National bank , Atlanta , Georgia :
Community Drying Plants [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1918
Community Drying Plants A SUCCESSFUL community plant , located at Lincoln , Nebraska , for the drying of fruits and vegetables , is described in Farmers Bulletin 916 , A Successful Community Drying Plant , issued for free distribution by the U . S . Department of Agriculture . Any person interested in thei subject of community drying of fruits and vegetables will find valuable suggestions in Farmers Bulletins 841 and 903 , as well as the new publication . They may be obtained free upon application to the Division of Publications , U . S . Department of Agriculture .
WE WILL LOSE THE WAR UNLESS- [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1918
WE WILL LOSE THE WAR UNLESS- Every American Realizes His Responsibility and Makes Sacrifices IF the war Is lost to the Allies , it will be the fault of the civil population of the United States . It will not be the fault of . the allied armies . It will not be the fault of the people of England , France , or Italy , nor yet of Canada . It will be the fault of the men , women , and the young people of the United States with whom the war has not as yet become a really serious question . It may as well be understood at once that this war cannot be fought as a side issue nor as an extra . If Americans insist upon living as they have always lived , denying themselves nothing but a few of the luxuries , then Geimany will win the war and America will pay taxes to the Kaiser . The supposition that the war is not to be a long one is not a fact to be counted on . It may be ended very quickly and , if so , it will be a victory for the Central Powers . The smug satisfaction of the American peop...
FINDING FARM LABOR [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1918
FINDING FARM LABOR One Banker to Another—By Clarence DuBose D EAR JOHN : How s the farm labor situation In your section ? Are the town people going to work on farms in your county , when and where they may be needed , in order to supply the labor necessary for producing war crops ? If not , what is the matter ? Are you and other business men of your town asleep ? Knowing you to be a wide-awake man in a wide-awake town , I imagine you are already actively interested in a local solution of your local farm labor problem . All over this country men of your stripe and towns of the spirit and enterprise of yours have made and are making arrangements to divert to the farms in their sections sufficient town man power to cultivate and harvest the crops—using as far as possible , of course , town men who N . Y . Mail m ¦ - —- The greatest spring drive formerly lived and worked on farms . I am confident you are doing this in your town and accordingly I feel that this letter is unnecessary . Ne...
Help Farmers to Get Tractors [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1918
Help Farmers to Get Tractors FEDERAL Reserve banks are to rediscount notes secured by farm tractors . Instructions have been issued by the Federal Reserve Board to all Federal Reserve banks authorizing them to rediscount tractor paper presented by any member bank , provided it has maturity not exceeding six months and the tractors are purchased for agricultural purposes . This action of the Federal Reserve Board means that notes given for farm tractors will be treated in the same manner as other agricultural paper , thus making it easier for farmers to obtain tractors when needed .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1918
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WHAT THE BANKER OUGHT TO KNOW [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1918
WHAT THE BANKER OUGHT TO KNOW How Knowledge of Local Agriculture Will Benefit Bank and Farmer By R . A . Blanchard Agriculturist , Livestock State Bank , Worth Portland , Oregon I THINK it was Garfield who referred to agriculture as the mother of all industries , and the maintainor of human life , and while the mere expression has been used by other men ever since Caesar implored the Romans to keep up their farms or Rome would fall , farming has been the fundamental occuj ation , the barometer on which all business depends . We talk a great deal In glowing terms in exaltation of the farmer , and have given but a shamefully small amount of our attention toward giving what assistance and help we can to this , our greatest business It usually takes a great effort , or a crisis , such as we are now experiencing , to bring home the importance of the biggest business in the world , regardless of wars , —the business of feeding ourselves . I have visited many bankers and found among them a...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1918
E XACTLY 3590 visitors came to the Commercial National bank , Raleigh , North Carolina , to see Lady Ursine , fullblooded Jersey , calf and her baby calf , who usurped the marble lobby of the bank . The bank cooperated with the state dairy agents to boost the family cow movement . Appropriate charts were displayed and literature distributed . One in every six farm families in the United States is cowless . A good average cow will produce enough milk and butter to pay for her feed and will show a profit of from $ 100 to $ 250 a year . When these facts were demonstrated , orders for more than a carload of Jersey cows were taken . The bank offered to loan 75 per cent of the purchase price of a cow to any purchaser if necessary . ( Picture by courtesy Southern Banker . ) i
TO FIGHT STARVATION [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1918
TO FIGHT STARVATION We Must Save Wheat—By the Food Administration DEMOCRACY in the United States is now undergoing a critical test . It is the test of voluntary sacrifice , tne placing of loyalty to the nations war program above the dictates of the palate . The recommendations and rulings of the Food Administration are based on accurate statistical information showing just how much and what kind of food there is in the world . Unrestricted submarine warfare has not yet brought England to her knees but the rate of sinkings has thus far exceeded the shipbuilding program . And ships which otherwise would have been used for carrying breadstuffs from South America to the Allies are still plying between North America and Europe . This route is only about half as long . As long as food conservation and increased production in North America can furnish cargoes for the food ships , Great Britain and France will be fed , and as long as they are fed , they will fight and in time , aided by the...
North Dakota ' s Plan [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1918
North Dakota s Plan TO foster immigration to North Dakota by methods which will insure prosperous ; permanent settlers , the North Dakota Bankers association has formed a committee on immigration . In a circular issued by the committee it is explained that great damage has been done to the state by methods which have created a class bf discouraged land buyers , anxious to sell out and return fo the states from which they came . One of the methods by which settlers can be started right , the committee believes , is to see that they are placed in touch with bankers who will see that they are given correct knowledge of the country and assurance that the bank is anxious to help them start out in a way that will make them satisfied and permanent residents .