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Bank ' s Agricultural Agen . t Campaigns Against Scrub Cattle [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
Bank s Agricultural Agen . t Campaigns Against Scrub Cattle S TOP the leaks—that is one way to make more money out of our farming . One of the biggest leaks in Halifax today comes from keeping scrub cattle . The experience of just one farmer shows how big this leak may be . This farmer had two cows as near alike as cows could be . One got out of pasture and went to a scrub . The other was bred that same week to a registered Shorthorn sire . Both cows had the same feed and care all winter . The calves came the same week and had the same feed and care all summer . In the fall the calf by the registered Shorthorn was nearly twice the size of the scrub and would have sold for more than twice as much money . The registered Shorthorn sire made all the difference . In the cattle country they figure that a calf by a registered sire is worth $ 5 more at weaning time than a calf by any bull not pure-bred , and worth $ 20 more at a year old . Tests in Halifax bear out the truth of this . Good ...
Plan Banker-Farmer Excursions [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
Plan Banker-Farmer Excursions THE most far-sighted agricultural educators of today are frank to state that the dissemination of the knowledge of the colleges and experiment stations is the greatest problem of today . That is why they welcome the banker as an appropriate agency to assist in . putting this knowledge where it can be used . Only recently Wisconsin bankers fathered a banker-farmer excursion to the state college of agriculture . It was successful beyond expectation . The plan is commended to other bankers state associations and it is likely that it will be generally adopted . The committee on agriculture of the Washington association expects to hold a banker-farmer excursion to the State college at Pullman next fall . The Massachusetts Agricultural college in May called in bankers for a conference to discuss means by which they could assist in extending the influence of the institution among the farmers . Banker-farmer leaders should agitate excursions such as Wisconsin h...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
B . F . HARRIS , Editor . LOUIS M . TOBIN , Associate Editor . Subscription Price—FtFTX ~ CENi : S ~ A ~ Y 5 I 5 SPECIAL OFFER TO BANKS FOR DISTRIBUTION $ 1 . 25 and $ 2 . 25 per 100—see bach page . Address THE BANKER-FARMER , Champaign , Illinois . Entered as second-class matter , Dec . 1 , 1913 , at the Post Office , Cham palgn . III ., under Act of March S , 1879 .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
Agricultural Commission of the American Bankers Association S 3 . J . Curtin , President , Citizens Savings Bank , Decorah , Iowa . Jos . Hirsch , Vice-Pres ., Corpus Christ ! Natl . Bank , Corpus Chrlstl , Tex . William H . High , assistant cashier , Anglo and London-Paris National Bank , San Francisco . R . I . Woodside , 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 . B . F . Harris , Chairman , Pres ., First National Bank , Champaign , 111 .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
Bxeeutive Committee of the Permanent Conference of the Committees on Agricultural and Educational Development of the State Bankers Associations . B . P . Harris , President . ALABAMA—C . B . Thomas , Vice Pres ., Autaugua B . &amp; T . Co ., Prattville . ARIZONA—N . D . Sanders , Asst . Cash ., Phoenix Savings Bank and Trust Co ., Phoenix . ARKANSAS—J . K . Browning , Cashier , Bank of Piggott , 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 . Chambliss , Munroe and Chambllss Natl Bank , Ocala . GEORGIA—B . W . Hunt , Vice Pres ., Middle Georgia Bank , Eatonton . IDAHO—D . W . Davis , President , First National Bank , American Falls . ILLINOIS—John M . Crebs , Pres ., The National Bank of Carmi , Carmi . INDIANA—W . W . Bonner , Cashier , Third National Bank , Greensburg ; IOWA—L . B . Stevens...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
me MNKMARMER Reviewing tbeBaniere Activities fcr aBetter Agriculture andRural life Title Registered in V . 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 .
Did You Help Secure Better Schools ? [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
Did You Help Secure Better Schools ? Are you campaigning for better education for the rural districts ? Has your community solved the problem ? Sit right down and write us your experiences—they will be of value to others . Consolidated Schools will be the chief topic in the August BANKER-FARMER . ¦ «« aji » iimiiiiiimiyjiim « iiBiiii . « immiinimiMW ^
Hammering a Dying Tradition [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
Hammering a Dying Tradition A FORMER governor of Arizona , R . E . Sloan , addressed the bankers of Arizona . He said that business constantly suffered because of incompetent legislators : The remedy is for the banker , as well as men of other businesses who control large affairs , to come out into the open . Stand up for what you think is right against popular clamor , and you will not lose business . It is a great mistake tor any banker or any other business man to think for a moment that , because he comes out into the open and publicly advocates a position on any subject and manifests a sincere Delief in its truth , he is going to hurt his business . He will only add to his business , because , after all , the people love honesty and sincerity when they see it and they are apt to tollow it . Why that distresses you is because they doubt your sincerity . They have heard so much on the other side , and this , as well as this aloofness of the banker and the other business men , onl...
To the Country Banker [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
To the Country Banker YOU are a majority of the bankers of the United States . You are a majority of the members of the American Bankers association—it is estimated that 55 per cent of the member banks of the association are capitalized for $ 25 , 000 or less and that 75 per cent have a capital stock of $ 100 , 000 or less . Plan now to attend the annual convention of the American Bankers association at Kansas City , Missouri , September 25-30 . Some of you have felt that you were too little to be of consequence in the affairs of the great association but you have been mistaken . Your viewpoints will be welcomed . You have only yourself to blame if you do not express yourself . Far from the boulevards and the limousines , but close to the soil and the man upon it , better than any one else you realize what a more productive agriculture and a better country life will mean . It follows that you recognize in the agricultural work of the American Bankers association its most vital activ...
The Farmer and Good Roads—What They Will Mean to Him [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
The Farmer and Good Roads—What They Will Mean to Him MORE than five years ago the United States Office of Public By Coleman du Pont Roads said in one of its reports : An examination of the statistics of population in counties possessing first-class roads will reveal the fact that in almost every case the population has increased , while the sections of the country which have lost in population are conspicuous for impassable roads . In corroboration of this statement a comparison of the reports of the Office of Public Roads with the reports of the United States census for 1900 reveals the significant fact that , in twenty-five counties selected at random , possessing an average of only 1 . 5 per cent improved roads in 1904 , the decrease in population averaged 3 , 112 for each county for the ten-year period between 1890 and 1900 . Contrasted with this showing , the records in twenty-five counties , which possessed an average of 40 per cent improved roads , revealed an increase averag...
Uncle Sam Commends Pig Club Work [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
Uncle Sam Commends Pig Club Work UNCLE SAMS Department of Agriculture has frequently called attention to the work of the banker . Here is what it says about the bankers pig club work : Bankers in many states are realizing the value of pig club work as a means of materially improving rural conditions , according to club agents of the U . S . Department of Agriculture . Not a few of the bankers have made it possible for Organize a Pig Club Here arc twelve-year-old Hugh Laird and his prize pig—they won the $ 25 offered by the First National bank of American Falls , Idaho , for the best pig exhibited at the county fair . The pig club is one of the most popular fields for the bankerfarmer . Like to get into the game ? Write to us—well be glad to give you suggestions . Or look over your back numbers of this magazine—we hope you keep a file—and write letters to some of the banks which are mentioned as successfully conducting clubs . worthy club members to secure pigs on their personal note...
A Ringing Message to Washington Bankers—It Fits Everywhere [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
A Ringing Message to Washington Bankers—It Fits Everywhere WE ask the banker to get back to the soil by influencing a higher grade of agricultural development . We ask you to get behind the forces within your county and district to utilize the moneys which the state law provides for the employment of a county agricultural agent . It was forcefully brought to our attention during our committee meeting with the state educators that the bankers of this state have lost the confidence of the farmers . The public has the right to demand efficiency in the banker the same as the banker has a right to demand efficiency in his clientele . The very patriotism incumbent upon all who honor good citizenship commands us to enter at all times and in all ways into that degree of cooperation which will serve to promote thrift , dignity , prosperity and consequent happiness . There is no excuse for a banker through an act of omission to exercise a selfish or negligible attitude in the community of whi...
College Calls New England Bankers to the Banker-Farmer Banner [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
College Calls New England Bankers to the Banker-Farmer Banner ANOTHER instance of how the importance of the banker as an agency in improving agricultural conditions is regarded by the men of the state colleges of agriculture was given by the conference of bankers at the Massachusetts Agricultural college in May . Twenty-seven bankers gathered in response to a call from the college which outlined the object of the conference as follows : . i / iiP 16 ob i ect oi this conference is to present to the bankers or . Massachusetts information concerning the new movement m agriculture as it is shaping up in this state , to discuss conditions existing in rural districts , to present the agricultural possibilities of the state , and the urgent need of developing them if our industrial life is to survive , and to enlist the active interest of bankers in the building up of our rural life . The real problem now is to get the farmers to adopt these methods and practices which have been demonstrat...
What the Banker-Farmer Movement Has Meant to Michigan [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
What the Banker-Farmer Movement Has Meant to Michigan Y OUR committee on agriculture congratulates the bankers of Michigan upon the great improvement on the farms and in farm conditions in the state . The value of Michigan farm lands since 1912 has increased $ 189 , 000 , 000 . There are approximately 19 , 000 , 000 acres of farm lands in the state ; and this shows an increase in value of $ 10 per acre . The number of county agents has been increased to twentyfive . The committee attributes most of the increased value to the activities of the county agents . The fact that the bankers have been in the lead in obtaining these county agents is of great credit to their farsightedness . Twenty-five years from now the present babies will be engaged in business and farm activities . The population will have doubled in the state of Michigan , and not one acre of land will have been added to these boundaries . The land by increased production must equal the task laid upon it . This increased...
How Lone Star State Bankers Are Battling—It ' s Inspiring ! [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
How Lone Star State Bankers Are Battling—It s Inspiring ! Bring Two Thousand More Cows THE Commercial club of Kleberg county raised $ 3 , 500 for a creamery company . More cows were needed among the farmers . Very few of the farmers were able to pay cash . The local bank offered to loan money to any farmer who had a reputation for square dealing and who had shown himself able to care for livestock . It offered to loan the money on long terms and at a rate of interest that the farmer could afford to pay . The loans were secured through a chattel mortgage on the stock purchased , together with the increase , and if the farmer was unable to make a cash payment it was required that he give a mortgage on a few additional head as a margin of security to the bank should any of the animals die . Where the farmer had no stock which was unencumbered and was not able to pay anything upon the purchase price , the bank even loaned the full amount of the purchase price . The payments were arrange...
Banks : Begin Distributing This Magazine with the August Number [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
Banks : Begin Distributing This Magazine with the August Number CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS will be a big topic in the . August number . Youll find your farmer friends greatly interested . Next to good roads , better schools for the country is the most important slogan of all . It isnt going to do any good to make more money on the farm if the country isnt made more likeable . Hundreds of banks are distributing THE BANKER-FARMER among their farmer friends . The farmers wont weep on your neck , but sooner or later youll be apprised that they appreciate your interest . Let your farmers know what the great American Bankers association and the state associations seek to accomplish . What wont it mean for you to have them understand that the banker isnt what the demagogues paint him ! More and more the live banks of the country are finding this little magazine valuable in their cooperative work with their farmer customers . It paves the way for a bett er understanding . It helps secure better s...
What They Say [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
What They Say You have many good instructive , suggestive ideas to farmers , and we have decided to distribute a number of copies among our customers . —J . H . Graham , cashier , First State bank of Dorchester , Dorchester , Texas . We have had a very large number of farmers come in to tell us that they have been deeply interested in reading THE BANKER-FARMER , and we are finding this a splendid method of building up good-will . —Farmers and Merchants bank , Greenville , South Carolina . The banker-farmer movement was the basis of my addresses before two groups of bankers in northern Minnesota . I am pleased to state that our bankers were much , interested in the discussion of the banker-farmer movement and I am confident that they will not occupy second place in the future in striving to cement the kindly relationship between themselves and their farmer friends . —J . H . Hay , superintendent public schools , Thief River Falls , Minnesota . The long , self-sacrificing work which y...
Get a Bound Volume [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
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Consolidated School Number [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1916
Consolidated School Number The August BANKER -FARMER will be chiefly devoted ; to Consolidated Schools—just what bankers will want ; to aid in creating sentiment for better education in | the country . Order your copies early . iiminmiii » iNiiiiiiiiNiHiuiBrainraii ] uiJiiiimiiji « i ) iiinijiiiNim ) i ! i ] iiiiiijii ! i ! iiijiijii !] miiHiiiiiiiiiHuiiu iiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiniiiiiniinniwiiiiiniii *