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What Cooperation Means [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 November 1919
What Cooperation Means Y OUR bankers association in its new program of agricultural development and improvement is to be congratulated . The future of the agriculture on the 10 , 560 farms in this state is very much dependent upon the kind of relationship which continues to exist between the banker and farmer . The improvement of our livestock , the keeping up of our soil fertility , and the building up of a satisfactory farm and community life , are problems that must concern you bankers . The prosperity of the banks , as well as the business prosperity of our small towns is directly related to the prosperity of the farmers in the adjacent communities . In the banker-farmer movement you are . cooperating in an enterprise which will benefit both parties . —M . O . Pence , Delaware State county agent leader , to Delaware Bankers association .
Livestock and the Banker [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 November 1919
Livestock and the Banker IN a vicinity where livestock Is raised you will find a steady business—deposits not fluctuating as they do in a straight crop country—there will be some livestock moving all the time and banks will not have those extreme Feast and Famine times . In short I will say that the livestock industry has such an effect on the banking business , that the banker should see to it that each of his farmer-stockmen and straight cattle men customers should raise and handle all the livestock their facilities will permit , even keeping in mind the feed crop necessary to the profitable raising and finishing of livestock . Let the livestock help increase your deposits and make your people independent . —J .- B . Hines , Oklahoma Stock Yards National bank , Oklahoma City , Oklahoma .
The Secret [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 November 1919
The Secret What we want is more of everything for everybody . The secret of social advancement is increased production . We want 30 bushels of wheat to the acre instead of 15 ; 72 bushels of corn instead of 36 ; 300 pounds of butterfat to a cow instead of 150 ; locomotives that will draw 100 cars to a train instead of about 50 ; machinery that will make 10 yards of cloth where it now makes 5 ; and so on all around the ci -le of the industries . — George E . Roberts . .
NORTH CAROLINA IS MOVING [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 November 1919
NORTH CAROLINA IS MOVING State Profits as Bankers and Farmers Link Their Efforts—By F . H . Jeter EVERY banker in North Carolina should read The Banker-Farmer This publication shows how bankers and farmers are cooperating for the advancement of agriculture and the general prosperity of their respective sections throughout the United States . Mention of this publication is made simply because there seems to be a real place in the economic structure of our state for this closer relationship between the bankers and the farmers . These two classes of citizens should be close friends . The prosperity of one is the prosperity of both . Some banks in different sections of the United States have found it to their advantage to employ a trained agriculturist who would aid their farmer depositors in bettering agricultural practices , to increase their income . In North Carolina several of the leading banks have found it advisable to render service to their farmer patrons . Many of them have al...
COMMUNITY UNION [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 November 1919
COMMUNITY UNION It is Everyone s Problem—By C . W . Pugsley A HOUSE divided against itself cannot stand . Neither can it stand . . if its construction is faulty . The same is true of a community . Every community is agricultural . It is composed of the farmers of the community who produce either raw or finished material , and those engaged in changing its form or place , as well as those who care for the physical , mental or spiritual needs of those people . Every community is therefore dependent upon the producers of the raw material , but necessary to the best development of the community are the other people who engage in its industrial and social life . The community cannot exist by dividing its body into sections , and keeping these sections entirely apart , for every section of the community has a vital relationship to the other section . True , there are problems which do not primarily concern all members or classes of the community , but the big , vital , important problems ...
I Distribute This Mae-azine [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 November 1919
I Distribute This Mae-azine I among your farmer friends . Let I | them know what the banker is do- I | ing to foster the development of I | agriculture—let them know the I 1 banker as he really is . I . Well send The Banker-Farmer I ! to you to distribute—or well ad- 1 I dress it to a list furnished by you . I I Write for details . I
- Betteir Rural Schools [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 November 1919
- Betteir Rural Schools ( Continued from page 7 ) the whole or part time of a teacher specially trained . 6 . Discipline will improve because : a . Teachers will be partly chosen because of the kind of discipline needed in a certain grade or room . 7 . Better classification and gradation are secured . III . Social training of the child will be improved because : 1 . Acquaintanceship of many teachers and pupils ; 2 . Trained teachers are more familiar with the graces and usages of society ; 3 . Large numbers inspire interest in school entertainments , lecture courses , corn clubs , etc . ; 4 . The school will be the center of a large social life because : a . Parents and other citizens will attend evening entertainments and special day exercises ; b . Young people of the district no longer in school will assist the teachers in social ways . IV . Land values increase because : 1 . Of better school facilities ; 2 . Of the probability of a rural high school being formed from the graded ...
Home First [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 November 1919
Home First p \ OLLARS , though very necessary , are *~* not the sole object in life . There are other things which add more to life than the mere possession of money . One of these is an attractive home ; and that includes the home grounds . Fortunately there is now a greater interest taken everywhere in the beautifying of the home grounds than in the past . There is a realization afloat that none can afford to have bare and ugly surroundings . Trees , shrubs and flowers planted appropriately about the farmstead not only add to the cash value of the farm , but also give comfort , beauty and pleasure to those who make it their home . The Home First idea which we are thinking about so much tnese days is an excellent one . Beautiful home grounds do not require a fortune or a greatly increased income , but rather a careful study of the arrangement of the necessary objects such as the house , drives , walks , clothes yard , and out buildings ; and the planting materials such as grass , t...
Landlord and Tenant [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 November 1919
Landlord and Tenant The . Golden Rule is workable between the landlord and tenant . Not only is it workable , hut it is absolutely good business . And in applying it , dont forget these three fundamentals : A square deal ; big and profitable yields ; arid the development of a sense of responsibility in the tenant . —Progressive Farmer .
A MICHIGAN AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 December 1919
A MICHIGAN AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL How Otter Lake Consolidated and What Happened—By Leo M . Geisman Manual training Interested the boys Solving the transportation problem Domestic science at Otter Lake THE enactment of the consolidated rural school law in 1916 and the amendments thereof at the recent session of the state legislature recall to mind that the most progressive steps In rural education ana agricultural development originated in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan . The township school unit law of 1891 was In force in the Upper Peninsula for a number of years before lt became the general law of the stata . The county agricultural schools of Menominee and Chippewa counties are still the only schools of this kind in the state and the first pioneer work in agricultural development was taken up first by the Upper Peninsula Agricultural society and later on by the Upper Peninsula Development bureau . The plan for consolidated rural schools likewise originated in the Upper Peninsula an...
FARM TENANCY AND MARKETING [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 December 1919
FARM TENANCY AND MARKETING A Discussion of Two Big Problems by Secretary of Agriculture Houston THE increase of tenancy has become the subject of deep concern to thoughtful students of rural conditions . -The tenant , on an average , remains on the same farm only about onesixth as long as the owning farmer . Consequently , he often manifests little interest in the improvement of the farm and in the progress of the community . A certain proportion of tenants is normal and may not be unwholesome . Many farm owners , because of age or infirmity , find it necessary to retire . Their farms are temporarily operated by their sons or other relatives who subsequently may become owners through inheritance or purchase . Large numbers of young men with little capital find tenancy a convenient stage in their progress to ownership . Certain local studies reveal the fact that nearly two-thirds of the farm owners who onerate their farms have passed through this stage . Frequently it serves as a use...
Recommendations by Secretary of Agriculture [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 December 1919
Recommendations by Secretary of Agriculture RECOMMENDATIONS in the annual report of the Secretary of Agriculture Include the following : Investigational work . —Continuance and enlargement of investigational work , particularly such us Is required to Insure fuller control of destructive plant diseases and Insect pests . Rural life . —Increased , support by States for rural schools , with courses of study related to the problems of rural life , construction of good roads , and adequate provision for the requisite sanitary , and medical services , including hospital facilities , in rural communities . Increasing yields . —Preparation by American agriculture for the period of competition , which is to be expected with the return to normal world conditions , by Increasing the productivity of areas already under cultivation and by utilizing the services of the most experienced and judicious agricultural leaders in determining where , when , and 4 iow to bring into cultivation public and ...
ILLINOIS' LIVESTOCK LEASE [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 December 1919
ILLINOIS LIVESTOCK LEASE TIS lease has been prepared to serve as a memorandum of agreement between landowner and tenant which shall cover the most important provision of a good system of farming and provide for the most equitaole division of the returns under this form of leasing . It is based mainly on the following sources of information : ( 1 ) The experience of a large number of farmers who are working successfully under similar agreements ; ( 2 ) a large number of farm accounts kept on both rented and owned farms in Illinois during the past six yeavs ; and ( 3 ) upon the general investigations in farm organization and management , soil fertility , and other lines of agricultural research carried on curing recent years by the University of Illinois and other institutions . In adapting the general provisions of such a lease to a particular farm some changes will necessarily be made . In drawing this lease , an attempt has been made to make it as flexible as possible . All ordinar...
About Ourselves [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 December 1919
About Ourselves WITH this number , The Banker-Farmer begins another year . Lots of water has passed over the wheel since we were oorn to be an ambassador of the banker-farmer program . We have never aspired to grow in size . Our mission , as we conceived it , was in no way to attempt to rival the wellestablished technical journals of agriculture . Instead ours was to be a voice—a small voice , perhaps—but still a voice calling the American banker to enlist to do his bit for agriculture and country life . And we have kept pounding away on some headlined objects , until perhaps a constant reader might yawn . But to make the banker think of these things has been our excuse for existence . Beyond all question the banker-farmer army has grown . We like to believe that our part—our keeping everlastingly at it—combating at times many misunderstandings regarding our job—has had some part in the arousing of the bankers interest . For 1920 wed like to be left on the desk of every banker in th...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 December 1919
ftte RMMWR Wwh ^ tfeBMilmActtatirt ^ Title Registered in U . S . Patent Office Published by the Agricultural Commission of the American Bankers associa tion , npt . as a matter of news , but with the single purpose of encouraging , quickening and . inspiring to action . THE BANKER-FARMER attempts to present monthly concrete happenings and suggestions bearing on the bankers constructive program for a better agriculture and country life . ¦¦ ¦ V \\ « 5 ^ &gt; &lt; s &gt; \ ¦¦¦ ¦ . ¦ ¦ - . • ¦ \\ L ?— -T !\ . • diS 0 ** \ \\ I ^ 2 kv * B * taniY I : Published monthly at Champaign , III ., under the direction of JOSEPH HIRSCH Chairman of the Agricultural Commission - LOUIS M . TOBIN , Editor ,,. Subscription Price—FIFTY CENTS A TEAS Canadian subscription 62 cents a year SPECIAL OFFER TO BANKS FOR DISTRIBUTION $ 2 . 75 and $ 3 . SO per 100—write for particulars Address THE BANKER-FARMER , Champaign , Illinois ¦ I . i i r Entered as second-class matter Dec . 1 , 19...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 December 1919
Chairmen of the Committees on Agriculture and Education of the Bankers State Associations ALABAMA—C . E . Thomas , Prattville . ARIZONA—A . G . Smith , pres ., Cochise County State bank , Benson . ARKANSAS—B . C . Powell , vice-pres ., Southern Trust Co ., Little Rock . CALIFORNIA—H . C . Carr , vice-pres ., First National bank , Porterville . COLORADO—G . T . Wells , Denver National bank , Denver . DELAWARE—D . W . Corbett . Odessa . FLORIDA—C . J . Carlton , Carlton National bank , Wachula . GEORGIA—B . W . Hunt , vice-pres ., Middle Georgia bank , Eatonton . IDAHO—A . D . Stanton , cashier . Meridian State bank , Meridian . ILLINOIS—Chas . H . Ireland , Washburn bank , Washburn . INDIANA—W . W . Bonner , cashier , Third National bank , Greensburg . IOWA—C . E . Nary , pres ., First National bank , Spirit Lake , Iowa . KANSAS—J . R . Burrow , Topeka , Kans . KENTUCKY—Jno . S . Greenshaw , Cadiz , Ky . LOUISIANA—Dr . R . O . Young , Youngsville . MARYLAND—John M . Dennis , Baltimor...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 December 1919
Agricultural Commission of tbe American Bankers Association Joseph Hirsch , president , Corpus Christ ! National bank . Corpus Christi , Tertas ^ chairman : Will C . Gordon , . cashier , Farmers Savings bank , ¦ Marshall , Mo . j W . G . Edens , vice-pres ., Central Trust Co . of Illinois , Chicago . B . C Powell , vice-pres ., Southern Trust Co ., Little Rock , Arkansas . George E . Roberts , vice-president , National City bank , New York . Fred N . Shepherd , Riggs Bldg ., Washington , D . C ., ( Director Empire National bank , Lewiston , Idaho . ) J . R . Wheeler , president . Farmers and Merchants Union bank , Columbus , Wisconsin .
CLEAR THINKING ON AGRICULTURAL PROBLEMS [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 December 1919
CLEAR THINKING ON AGRICULTURAL PROBLEMS filirtniiiitmimnmiitwiniHiitiiiiiiuiiiiiniitiii titiiiiiiiiitiiitwiiiiiimwiiiiiiiii To Keep Them on the Farm By Prof . O . I . Christie NO doubt the greatest factor which is going to contribute to the movement of eventually keeping the best people on the farm is the vocational work of the consolidated schools . In consolidated schools which are being built up all over our country in rural school centers , it is possible to engage special teachers in the vocational subjects of agriculture , home economics and manual training . Agricultural and home economics instructors can be hired on a 12-months basis . These teachers will use the summer months in directing and supervising the work of the boys and girls in the home and on the farm ; growing , gardening , pig raising , bread baking , sewing , fruit and vegetable canning and other lines of work will be carried on by the children under the guidance of those teaching during the school year . Such...