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A County Agent ' s Campaign for Thrift by Country Boys and Girls [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1916
A County Agent s Campaign for Thrift by Country Boys and Girls FEBRUARY 23 , 1916 , was the opening day of the Thrift Campaign for rural boys and girls promoted by the Farm Bureau and banks of Mercer county , Pennsylvania . On that day the pupils of Albin school in Findley township came to Grove City to open savings deposits in the local banks . No end of effort has been directed | | | | pll » ll « ll llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll lEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlllllllllllllllllllllllUIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIllllliaini ^ Here s another field of service for the county agent—to encourage thrift among country boys I and girls . This Pennsylvania Farm Bureau will I cooperate with the public schools and the banks , i I A plan to reach all the country children has 1 I been evolved . County Agent McBride tells of the 1 starting of the campaign . a I 1 aiiiiiinnmiiUiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiirrnnimnnriiHCfmimifinrtitnniiiiiiiiinnniiriiifirrititiiitiiiminiiiiiifitirififiiiiii...
How Bankers State Associations Work for Agricultuer [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1916
How Bankers State Associations Work for Agricultuer Vermont Joins Banker-Farmer Ranks E NTER Vermont . Another eastern state has been inspired to join the banker-farmer movement . . The Vermont Bankers association at its recent annual meeting created a committee on agriculture and made an appropriation to assist the committee . In his annual address President McFarland made a strong plea for cooperation between bankers and farmers : The slogan of the new religion is cooperation . It is in the air . Cooperation not only between men doing the same business as between banker and banker , farmer and farmer , but between banker and farmer and between men of all kinds of business . As another has said , not cooperation but intercooperation , one group of men acting for and with another group of men , having in view not alone financial betterment but better and more sanitary homes , better schools , better roads , improved social conditions and that general uplift which means a better civi...
How a Pennsylvania Bank has Popularized its Corn Contests [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1916
How a Pennsylvania Bank has Popularized its Corn Contests AGRICULTURAL contests increase in popularity . An instance of the success of this banker-farmer work is afforded by the Pennsylvania Trust company of Reading , Pennsylvania , which holds an annual corn contest . The bank became interested in the plan in 1914 , as a result of the propaganda of the American Bankers association . Prizes amounting to $ 200 were offered and the cooperation of the Farm Bureau and other agricultural organizations was enlisted . Newspapers were Some of the Prize Corn utilized to advertise the contest and circulars were sent to all farmers in the county . Cooperating with the county agent , the bankers visited many farmers , urging them to enter the contest . They were encouraged to pay especial attention to seed and methods of planting , as well as the care of the corn . Farmers were supplied with shipping tags to identify their exhibits . With the exception of a special class of 30-ear exhibits , ea...
Banks : Distribute This Magazine Among Your Farmer Friends [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1916
Banks : Distribute This Magazine Among Your Farmer Friends I SNT it about time for your bank to send for our Special Offer to furnish copies of this magazine to distribute among your farmer friends ? More and more banks all over the country are finding that the circulation of THE BANKER-FARMER is of great advantage . It helps them in their banker-farmer work and it serves to create a new idea of the banker among the farmers . The May issue will include a number of articles on Farm Bookkeeping and the cooperation of the banks in this work . Youll want your farmers to read it . It is bound to be helpful . Sit right down and order it now . More than ever we are convinced that the bankers of the country are alive to the great need for good roads . From every nook and cranny of the U . S . A . have come orders for quantities of the February Good Roads number . In many instances banks distributed it to assist in creating sentiment for bond issues for highway improvement . In Illinois alon...
What the Bankers Can Do to Help [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1916
What the Bankers Can Do to Help ( Continued from page 3 ) to the county agent movement for the farmer . They can render an even greater contribution by backing up this progressive movement in behalf of the farm home . We hear it said often enough that the prosperity of a nation depends upon its agriculture but I say to you that the success of agriculture depends in turn upon the success of the farm home and whether or not the farm home shall have value depends upon the mother within the home . She is an important pivot . Upon her swings not only the destiny of agriculture but the destiny of the nation . The moral and financial support which the banker can render to the farm mother will help to transform the face of rural life . Larger leisure will leave the mother free to grow in mind and spirit ; to contribute her power to the growth of her family and her neighbors families . Thus will the bankers play a great part in completely Americanizing our agricultural life . They will be he...
What They Say [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 April 1916
What They Say THE BANKER-FARMER is a splendid paper full of well written articles of interest to farmers and bankers every where . —R . W . Webster , assistant cashier , Farmers Savings bank , Gaza , Iowa . You certainly publish the best paper in the United States barring none , when it comes to common sense , hitting the nail on the head and timely suggestions . —G . W . Dudley , cashier , the La Crosse County bank , West Salem , Wisconsin . I have taken great interest in this little paper since it has reached my desk , and I feel that it is meeting a long felt want in so much that it brings to our farmer friends the value and pleasure of cooperation . This paper should be on the desk of every country banker . — E . E . Mosiman , cashier , Gahanna Bank company , Gahanna , Ohio . Will you please write me when you will issue your next number dealing with educational matters , more particularly consolidated schools , as I would like to get hold of a number of good articles on this top...
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imnniBiiiiBniniiiiiBianiaDii u i i i III Get This Bound Volume = s Volume II of THE BANKER-FARMER—neatly bound in f red , flexible covers—200 pages of reading matter , s including the addresses at the Banker-Farmer Confer- I 1 ence . Prepaid for $ 1 . 25 . Volumes I and II , bound in one cover , a 392 page I book , a complete resume of the banker-farmer movement , prepaid for $ 1 . 75 . SiiiiiniUiDNiiJiDii . uiiiuiiDiimiiijiDiiDiiiijijuiiiiJiiiiiiijjuiiiils r | | |
Better Citizenship Will Bring A Greater National Efficiency [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
Better Citizenship Will Bring A Greater National Efficiency THERE never has been a time in the history of Democracy when the responsibilities of citizenship have been greater than they are today . It has never been eur duty to see more clearly the privileges which are our heritage from those men of ideals and imagination who brought this country into being . The sturdy life and high standards of these men , working with our natural resources , have brought from our fertile lands commodities which are the basis of our prosperity and are today the principal articles of export throughout the world . Never in our history has it been our duty to realize more vividly the full measure of responsibility which citizenship has placed upon us . In the citizenship relation in this country there lies the very foundation of our Democracy . Sovereignty , the right to take a part in the government , is a privilege for which men throughout all the ages have struggled and died ; this right lies withi...
The Obligation of Service for the Nation in Time of Danger [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
The Obligation of Service for the Nation in Time of Danger THE obligations of citizenship are very broad . The idea that citizenship is a matter which is almost By Leonard Wood Major-General , U . S . A . wholly concerned with the rights of the citizen and his obligations from the purely civic side has grown to such an extent that it has overshadowed almost altogether the influence of that other form of obligation which every citizen owes to his country . I refer to the obligation of service for the nation in time of difficulty and danger—in time of war , if need be . While advocating urgently the rights of citizenship we have forgotten to a large extent many of its obligations . Free democracy and representative government has rested and always must rest , if it is to stand the strain and stress of struggle—war itself , if need be—upon an appreciation and acceptance by the people of the basic principle that manhood suffrage means manhood obligation for service , that with the right...
Let Us Revive the Best Spirit of American Citizenship [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
Let Us Revive the Best Spirit of American Citizenship 1 AM glad that the first plank in the Banker-Farmer platform is Citizenship and that it precedes even the By J . A . Sleicher Editor Leslie s Weekly plank ot Cooperation . This country is great but it will be greater , grander and prouder when the full significance of Citizenship is realized by its people . National pride is always commendable but national pride means the highest type of patriotism and it should overshadow everything else when Citizenship is considered . A Missouri farmer once tried to tell me that he was not interested in a larger navy because he felt that the insularity of Missouri was its protection and guarantee of safety and no matter what might happen to the coast cities by reason of a foreign invasion , the invader could never trouble the people along the Mississippi river . It seems incredible that any American could have such a shortsighted view of American Citizenship . Fortunately , this view is rapidl...
Arouse Men to the Thought of Devotion to the Public [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
Arouse Men to the Thought of Devotion to the Public WE have a remarkable confidence in mere appropriations ; we seem to have idea mat By Charles Nagel Former Secretary Department of Commerce and Labor tne results an u an appropriation nas Deen maae will follow . I am of the opinion that it is time for us to appreciate that we cannot buy happiness , because it mufet be deserved ; and that we cannot buy security , because that has to be earned . For illustration , I favor national defense ; but I trust that we may not indulge the impression that security and national defense can be had by the mere purchase of ships and guns and ammunition . What we heed is the conservation of men and women ; to awaken them to the thought of devotion to the public and to the government . I favor national defense , and have for many years . I believe in a navy , I believe in an army , I believe in organizing , I believe in a state of preparedness ; but I care more for the moral force of the man and woma...
Here ' s the Latest "Wisconsin Idea "—the Banker-Farmer Excursion [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
Here s the Latest Wisconsin Idea —the Banker-Farmer Excursion MOSINEE is a village in Wisconsin with a population of 600 . It is By Louis M . Tobin sionists piled off and started out . on foot . True they were picked up by the train 115 miles from the state college of agriculture at Madison , the objective point of the first banker-farmer excursion by the Wisconsin Bankers association . Although the excursion was a new phase of the bankerfarmer work of the Wisconsin bankers , all Badgerdom responded nobly to their call . Forty-one out of seventy counties were represented in the 458 excursionists who spent two days listening to the trained men of the college and watching demonstrations of approved methods of farming and stockraising . And little Mosinee with its population of 600 led all the rest . Sixty-five farmers , all paying their own expenses , boarded three sleeping cars and journeyed to Madison . There was a reason for the alacrity with which the farmers of Mosinee welcomed t...
Rural Credits and the Banker [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
Rural Credits and the Banker MANY inquiries come to us with reference to the present rural credit bill now before Congress—the bill that appears to have the backing of the political powers that be . We are loath to express our minds on the subject , for , should we say one word in criticism , it could be said that we were moved by our banker s bias . And so we have said not one word—nor has the American Bankers association said one word in opposition , except to publish an editorial in the April Journal . The least we might say would be this : If the real desire is to secure prompt and widespread results for the farmers mortgage loans—and mortgage loans , not short time credit , is about all with which the bill seems to be concerned—why should it not provide that state banks that carry many farm mortgages , and national banks that are now empowered to carry some farm mortgages , may also send their farm mortgages up to the regional banks , as the new banks provided for may do ? If p...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
rMMRMERReviewing file Baniers Activities $ ir a Better Agriculture an &lt;/ R « ra ( L ( f Title Registered in U . S . Patent Office Published by the Agricultural Commission of the American Bankers association , not as a matter of news , but with the single purpose of encouraging , quickening and inspiring to action . THE BANKERFARMER attempts to present monthly concrete happenings and suggestions bearing on the bankers constructive program for a better agriculture and country life . *
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
B . F . HARRIS , Editor . LOUIS M . TQBIN , Associate Editor . Subscription Price—PUTT CENTS A YEAR SPECIAL . OFFER TO BANKS FOR DISTRIBUTION $ 1 . 25 and $ 2 . 25 per 100—see back page . Address THE BANKER-FARMER , Champaign , Illinois . Entered as second-class matter , Dec 1 , 1913 , at the Post Office , Champaign , 111 ., under Act of March 3 , 1879 .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
Agricultural Commission of the American Bankers Association B . J . Curtln , President , Citizens Savings Bank , Decorah , Iowa . Jos . Hirsch , Vlce-Pres ., Corpus Chrlatl Natl . Bank , Corpus Christi , Tex . William H . High , assistant cashier , Anglo and London-Paris National Bank , San Francisco . R . I . Woodstde , President , Farmers &amp; Merchants Bank , Greenville , S , C . J . R . Wheeler , Cashier , Farmers-Merchants Union Bk ., Columbus , Wis . Geo . T . Wells , Chief Clerk , Denver National Bank , Denver , Colo . B . F . Harris , Chairman , Pres ., First National Bank , Champaign , III .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
Executive Committee of the Permanent Conference of the Committees on Agricultural and Educational Development of the State Bankers Associations . B . T . Harris , President . ALABAMA—C . E . Thomas , Vice Pres ., Autaugua B . &amp; T . Co ., Prattvllie . ARIZONA—N . D . Sanders , Asst . Cash ., Phoenix Savings Bank and Trust Co ., Phoenix . ARKANSAS—J . K . Browning , Cashier , Bank of Plggott , Piggott . CALIFORNIA—H . C . Carr , Vice Pres ., First National Bank , Porterville . COLORADO—G . T . Wells , Denver National Bank , Denver . DELAWARE—John Richardson , Jr ., Pres ., Natl . Bk . of Del ., Wilmington . FLORIDA—Z . C . Chambllss , Mur . roe and Chambliss Natl Bank , Ocala . GEORGIA—B . W . Hunt , Vice Pres ., Middle Georgia Bank , Eatonton . IDAHO—D . W . Davis , President , First National Bank , American Falls . ILLINOIS—M . A . Traylor , Pres ., Live Stock Exchange Natl . Bk ., Chicago , INDIANA—W . W . Bonner , Cashier , Third National Bank , Greensburg . IOWA—L . E...
CITIZENSHIP [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 May 1916
CITIZENSHIP Oi &gt; all the- planks in the Banker-Farmer platform—the first , the greatest , the all-embracing one is Citizenship . Because this always was and always will be so ; because in these epochal days it is the biggest word before the nation , we devote our cover page to Citizenship , and some of the nation s greatest citizens have written for you their personal comments on this vital subject . We talk much of efficiency these days , but we seem not to appreciate that the two most helpful and hopeful and permanent , and therefore necessary elements in community and national efficiency are aggressive citizenship and the wholehearted cooperation it engenders . The citizenship that counts ; that serves and saves , is active and aggressive—positive , progressive , persistent and militant against all the powers that pervert . Today our boys and girls are learning or unlearning their ideas and ideals of citizenship from the apathy of the average citizen , or the affinity ...