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7111I be :lold 7ebraary 10 for tho I atks in Oklahoma Jo3irfcac traalafer from th3 Dallas to tho
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Secretary.
Honorable t?eott Ferris,
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Ycz1 are hereby notified that
hearings will be ',1010 :itbrvary iC for
the banks in Oklahoma desiring trans—
fer from tlx Dail= to t]an
district.
Respoctftily,

3ecrotary.

Honorable WILLI= H. Wazray,
HOAG() of Representatives.

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You are heroby notified th1:0;
hearincs vill be held February 10 for
the banks ia Oklahoma desiring trans,
fer Zrom the Dall&s to tioe Ehnsee City
district,
Resnootfally,

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Honorable Rotert I.
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THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS

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DISTRICT NO. II

DALLAS, TEXAS

December 29

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Mr. C. S. Hamlin,
Governor, Federal Reserve Board,

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My dear Sir:
I have your favor of December 26th, Which I have
carefully noted.
It is the purpose of The Federal Reserve Bank of
Dallas to oppose the petition of the Oklahoma Banks, and we
will get up our brief just as soon as we can get some information from your Secretary.
fully with

I have written your Secretary

reference to the matter and as to what information

I would like to have, and, as soon as I hear from him, I will
begin the preparation of our reply to this petition.
Thanking you very much for your kindness, I beg to
remain,


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Deeftber 29, 1914.

Mr. Charles C. Huff,
Attorney-at-Law,
Dallas, Texas.
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You aro hereby notified that the Federal Reserve
Board ha,,. fixed February 10. as the date of the her,tring- of
or-Al argwront in the matter of the petition of certain
banks loc%tod in oouthern Oklahoma for transfer from the
11111a5 to the Kansas City district. This hearing aill be
hold in the office of the Federal Reserve Board, Treasury
Building, 7ash1ngton, D. C., at cloven o'clock.
In reply to your letter ofjlecenber 23, I ,
;ish
to state that T have requeifirlhe (
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,urerintendent of F:enate document to forward to you a copy of the report on
the location of reserve digtricts filed by the Reserve
Think Organization Committee with the Senate. In the back
of this rsrort ther, in an index of the testimony received
:,
in 1e v‘rious hearings of the Roservo Bunk Organization
Committee on the question of the location of the:0 districts. Coulee of thiN testimony are obtainable only through
the Law Reporting Company, 115 Broadway, New York City, at
a cost of ten cents per typewrittea page.
T undertand that the so-called petition of the
banks of southern Oklahoma, to 7h1ch you refer in your letter, is a joint petition and brIef, and that the document referred to in that petition is the Report of the Comptroller
of the Currency for 1913, which report T am today forwarding
you, under separate cov3r.
I have referred your request for extension of time
In which to file reply brief to the Federal Ruserve Board, and
will notify you as soon an any action is taken thereon.

Respectfully,

SecretarF.
Post-crirt. Since dictating the above, tl. e Bacrd has gratted
an extension for fling y..)ur reply brief.
It must be filed
-rith thiu office on or before January 27.


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FEDERAL RESERVE

BOARD

OFFICE OP CCDUNSI_

DATE:

December 29, 1914.

SUBJECT:

!!FMORANDUM FOR GOVERNOR Hip4LIN,

My dear Governor:
The counsel appointed to represent
the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in the
matter of the petition of member banks of
Southern Oklahoma to be transferred from
the Dallas to the Kansas City uietrict, has
requeeted an extension of time for preparation of his reply brief.
In view of the fact that the hearing for this appeal has been fixed for February 10, I suvp
.ast that tha Board grnt an
extension until January 27.
It would be difficult for counsel
to obtain a copy of the testimony taken before the Reserve Bank OrghnizuAion Committee
and to prepare a, brief based thereon prior
to that date.
Vary sincerely,

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'harles C. guff, -sq.,
Attorney-at-Law,
r)allas, "2exac.
dear :ir:
1 bog to acknowledgn your 12tLnr of 'oce.aber 22ndj and 1
,
will
call the matter to the attention of the 7ednral 'ieservo Iclard
at
its meeting next

ondny.

1 ussumo froi:. your lettor that thn Federal reserve talk
of
Dallas intends to oilpose the petition of the Lk1ahoaa balks.
will be clad to huvo you 1()t

o know definitely ac to this.

The other ;:latters roforred to in your 1.:tter,

will refor to

our '2ecrotary.
,
Thlinve
Very truly yours,
• (Signed) C, S. Hamlin;
Covornors


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THE FIRST- NATIONAL BANK
OF COMANCHE
E. M. RALLS. PRESIDENT.
W. A. YATES. VICE-PRESIDENT
G. A. EBERLE. CASHIER
JNO RALLS. ASSISTANT CASHIER

COMANCHE. OKLA.,

Deoember,24th, 1914,
Federal

eserve

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Washineton, D,C,

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Gentleman:—
Sometime ago we expressed our preference
to be in the Kansas City Disctrict,but since they
have begun operations and we have thought the matter
over,will say that it would be agreeable to us to
remain in the Dallas Yede , al Reserve Diectriot
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President


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THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS
DISTRICT NO. 11

DALLAS, TEXAS

December 24, 1914.

Ur. C. S. Hamlin, Governor,
Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
We have been furnished with a document
"petition!' filed by certain banks in Southern
styled
Oklahoma asking for a transfer of portion of Southern
Oklahoma from the Eleventh District to the Tenth District.
This petition refers to certain letters
citizens and bankers of Oklahoma, which letters
from
do not accompany the petition. An examination of the
regulations passed by the Board shows that it is contemplated by the Board that a petition, and brief in
support of petitions, will be filed with the Board. No
brief from these Oklahoma banks has been furnished us,
but our Counsel thinks that probably, on account of the
wording of the petition, that it is intended for a petition
and brief also.
We have no access to the exhibits or letters
referred to in the petition, and unless a separate brief
has been filed setting out these letters and exhibits,
It will be practically impossible for UB to find out
what is in these letters or exhibits until a personal
examination can be made of the records in the Secretary's
office.
We have been etremely busy in the organization
of the Bank, and will appreciate it very much if the Board
would permit US to file our brief in reply to this petition
some time about the first of February. It will take us
that time to get the data together and prepare the brief,
t
in reply to this petition, as we will have to get pt rtairt''
information from your records there as to what is 6iii,,ini*V3
ttA0n4
in the letters and exhibits mentioned in this peti
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unless there is a separate brief filed in support. copy
copy
We have asked the Secretary to send us
of this brief if it has been filed, and if it has not
been filed, to send it to us as soon If possible.
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Mr

Frank Kell,
Wichita Falls. Texas.

Dear Mr Kell:—
Regarding
proposed change of
southern Oklahoma banks into Kansas City district.
I dem it unwise at this time to make
any change, ir fact v‘f are very well plcased with
Dallas. Should
a majority of southern Oklahoma
bankers favor Kansas city the change could be
effected at some future time.
I trust that there will te no change
made at this time.


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Truly Yours.
Free.

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FIRST NMI°NAL BANK
D LACY, PRESIDENT
J.A.BIVENS, VICE PRES.
C.L.ANDER SON, CASHIER
ED. SAN DUN,Ass,CASHIER
0.H.WOLVERTON,Assr.CAsHIER
D.R.RUSSELL,Assr.CAsmeR


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ARDmoRE,OKLA.
Decemoer
Twenty-fourth
1914.

Dear Sirs:
There has something been said about,
and some protest made against, the Southern part
of Oklahoma being placed in Federal District No.
Eleven, and, in connection with this matter, we
desire to say so far as we are concerned we nre
nbsolutely satisfied as it is now.
It is true
that when the Districts were first designated by
the department at Washington we signed a printed
request that was circulated for that purpose to
have Southern Oklahoma changed and placed in the
Kansas City district.
But, so far as we now can
see, we think we would be better served, and have
-so far been better served by the Dallas district
than we could have been by the Kansas City district.
Very

To the Federal Reserve Board,
District No. Eleven,
Dallqs, Texas.

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I .0.THURMOND,VicE PRES
AL.THUR MOND,CASHIER,
J.P.THURMOND,Ass,CASHIER.

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CAPITAL

50,000.00

ELK CITY, OKLA.

Dec. 24th. 1914.

Mr. Frank Kell, Director,
Federal Reserve Bank,
Dallas, Texas.
Dear Mr. Kell:
In regard to making any changes
n
of the boundary lines of the Federal Reserve
Banks.

In my opinion it would be best to wait

until the Federal Reserve Banks are in good
running order.
We would prefer being in the
Kansas City District but we are willing to wait
until the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank have their Banks in good running order as
to make any changes now might cause some complications and we would want to reserve our right of
trying to get changed as soon as the Reserve Banks
got in good running order and where it would not
cause any complication.
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Very truly yours,_
ALT-AH.

CASHIER.

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The Federal Reserve Bank

A1HOkh1, Dec,24th,I914.

11th District,

Dallas,Texae
Dear Sir:—
In my opinion

it would be unwise to make any change

of the line of noutheren Oklahoma from this district,
e.spooialy just now, trust your board will consider the:
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Presiacnt.

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THE MISSOURI, KANSAS & TEXAS RY. CO. OF TEXAS.
LAW DEPARTMENT.

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CHARLESC.HUFF,
GENERAL ATTORNEY.

A. H. McKNIGHT,
Ass, GENERAL ATTORNEY.

DALLAS, TEXAS,

J. M. CHAMBERS,
Aso, GENtRAL ATTORNCY.

Dec. 23, 1914.

Yr. A. Parker Wales,
Secretary, Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
I have been requested by the Federal Reserve Bank of
the
Dallas, as its Counsel, to represent it in opposition to
for a
petition of certain banks in Southern Oklahoma, asking
10 and
change of boundary line between Reserve District No.
s
District No. 11 so that all of Oklahoma except five Countie
will be included in District No. 10.
I have today been furnished by the Bank at Dallas
with a copy of Regulation No. 1, covering procedure in appeals
ee, which
from decision of the Reserve Bank Organization Committ
regulation covers two subjects:

1.

Petitions for changes in

designation of Federal reserve cities, and2, Petitions for
districts.
changes in the geographical limits of Federal reserve
I notice under the first heading the following:
"Such petitions must set forth briefly the grounds and
reasons relied upon for such review.
"Within five days after mailing said petition the pefully
titioner shall f ile twenty copies of a brief setting forthReupon for a review of the action of said
the grounds relied
serve Bank Organization Committee.
"The secretary of the Board shall notify all member
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banks in the Federal reserve city of the district in questio
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to designate a representative to act for such city at the .hearing thereon. He shall also send to the representative of such
banks, when designated, a copy of the brief filed by the petitioner, and said representative shall be given seven days
within which to file twenty copies of his brief in reply."
I notice under the second heading the following provision:
"Proceedings as to notice, filing of briefs and arguments shall be the same as for petitions for changes in the
designation of Federal eserve cities, except that the board of
diectors of the Federal reserve bank and not the member banks
in the Federal reserve city shall select the representative to
appear and answer the petition. Class A and B directors elected
may act, pending appointment of Class C directors, in the selection of such representative."
The Federal Reserve Bank here has handed me a document
entitled,
"Petition of Certain Banks in Southern Oklahoma to
the Federal Reserve Board to Change the Lines of Federal Reserve
District No. 10 and Federal Reserve District No. 11 so That
All of Oklahoma Except the Counties of Marshall, Bryan, Choctaw,
Pushmatha and McCurtain will be in District No. 10."
I have not been furnished with a copy .of the brief
filed in support of this petition, and do not know whether the
banks in Southern Oklahoma have filed a brief in support of the
petition, unless the petition is intended as a joint petition
and brief.

I notice, however, that this document, styled "pe-

tition", refers to certain letters and documents which do not
accompany it and which, I assume, are found in the brief supporting the petition.
I would thank you very much to send me a copy of the
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petition, if one has been filed, and to advise me whether these
banks have filed any other instrument in connection with this
petition or any documents or letters in connection therewith
Which are referred to in the Ietition itself.
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I cannot begin

a reply to this petition until I have a copy of the brief supporting it, if there is such a brief, because I must necessarily know what is set forth in the brief before attempting to
,
make an;, reply at all.
I wrote your Governor, Mr. Chas. S. Hamlin, on yesterday, asking him if we might have further time within which
to file our reply to this petition.

I notice in today's press

reports that this hearing has been set for February 10th, and
I am requested by the Bank to ask that it be given un'Al the
1st of February, if possible, within which to file its reply
to this petition.
I would appreciate it very much if you would take
the matter of extending time within which to file brief up with
the Board and advise me whether or not this Bank will be permitted until the 1st of February within which to file its complete answer or brief answering the petition and brief (if one
has been filed) of the Banks of Southern Oklahoma so protesting.
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ke''THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS
DISTRICT NO. 11

DALLAS, TEXAS

December 23, 1914.

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Mr. C. S. Hamlin, Governor,
Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
We beg to acknowledge your esteemed
favor of the 16th, advising the dates fixed by the
Federal Reserve Board for hearings in the matter of
appeals from decisions of the Reserve Bank Organization
Committee.
We beg to advise that we have appointed
Counsel for this Bank, Judge Chas. C. Huff, to prepare
a brief and answer for this District respecting the
petition of the member banks in Southern Oklahoma.
A copy of the brief filed by the
petitioning banks we have also received, and turned
over to Judge Huff, in connection with Circular
No. 1 governing the procedure in the matter of these
appeals. The matter will be given prompt attention
accordingly.
Ver

spectfully,

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THE MISSOURI, KANSAS & TEXAS RY. CO. OF TEXAS.

ttECEIVEL

DEC

LAW DEPARTMENT.
CHARLESC.HUFF,

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GENERAL ATTORNEY.

A. H. McKNIGHT,
ASS, GENERAL ATTORNEY.

DALLAS, TEXAS,

J. M. CHAMBERS,
ASS, GENERAL ATTORNEY.

Dec. 22, 1914.

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Mr. Chas, S. Hamlin,
Governor, Federal Reserve Bank,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has requested me,
as

its counsel, to prepare a reply to the petition of cer-

tain banks in southern Oklahoma asking for transfer from the
Dallas District to Kansas City District.
This matter was only brought to my attention today,
and I find upon looking into it that it is going to take some
time to give the matter the attention it merits, in order to
present to the Board concisely a reply to this petition.
I notice from your letter to Mr. E. O. Tenison,
Chairman of the Board of Directors, under date of December
16th, that the Federal Reserve Board has fixed hearings on the
matters of appeals from decision of the Reserve Bank Organization Committee to begin January 6th and to continue to January
20th and 27th, and on each week thereafter until the appeals
have been heard.

I am, therefore, writing you to ask if a

postponement of the hearing on this petition can be had until
some day in February, to the end that we may prepare a proper
reply and brief to the petition filed by certain banks in southern Oklahoma.

The gentlemen in charge of the Reserve Bank

in this City have been so busy with the number of questions

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coming up, that they have not had time to take up this matter
until today, and I find upon _;oila; into the question that we
have not sufficient data at hand to make a complete reply to
this petition.
I notice from reading the Regulation No.1, covering
the Procedure in Appeals from Decision of the Reserve Bank
Organization Committee to the Federal Board that permission
is given to refer to certain testimony taken by the Organization Committee.

I am extremely anxious to get a copy of the

testimony taken in reference to the location of the banks at
Dallas and Kansas City, and would appreciate it very much if
you could advise me to whom I can apply for this testimony.
I am directing this letter to you because of your
letter to Mr. Tenison, under date of December 16th, above mentioned, and I would appreciate having a reply as soon as possible so that I may know whether or not the hearing on this petition can be postponed until sometime in February, and in order
that we may be prepared to ;et up a suitable reply and brief in
the matter, and would also appreciate it if you would advise me
to whom I can apply for a copy of the testimony above referred to.
If this cominunication should be addressed to some one
else to whom the Board has assigned the duty of looking after the
matters herein mentioned, I will thank you to kindly refer this
letter to such party.
Yours truly,

CCH-BG

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October 31, 1914.

r:
With reference to the petition of
certain 01(19.11oma b-xks to become members of
Yederal Reaerve Bank of Kansas City in—
ctslad of Da11s9, you are advised that
prezsurs of este.il matters demandir7
the Beard's attention at this time incident
to the orenini of tha several Federal reserve
tnks and placing the eyatem in operation, the
.
Bo! rd tax foun6 it impmeticable to fix a date
for oral hearings prior to Neverber 16, tt which
time it 1.2: corterpluted the Federal reserve
banks will be opened.
le soon thereafter as the Board can
,
conveniently do so, it vill Fdrrange a 6 te for
oral argunent sne you will be given due notice
no that you uhy h3 prepared to present your
cam, to the Board.
Respectfully,

Secrstary.

Mr. E. O. Tenton,
Chleirza , FNior 1 Rosary° Bank,
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1)4.11as, Texas.

ROBERT L. OWEN, OKLA . CHAIRMAN.

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GILBERT M. HITCHCOCK. NEBR.

KNUTE NELSON, MINN.

JAMES A. REED, MO.
ATLEE POMERENE, OHIO.

JOSEPH L. BRISTOW, KANS.

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JOHN F. SHAFROTH, COLO.

GEORGE P. MC LEAN. CONN.

HENRY F. HOLLIS, N. H.
BLAIR LEE. MD.

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JOHN W. WEEKS. MASS.

UNITED STATES SENATE,

JAMES W. BELLER, CLERK.


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COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND CURRENCY.

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Dec. 22, 1914.

Hon. John Skelton Williams,
Comptrol- er of the Currency,
Treasury Department.
My dear Mr. Williams:
I send you a letter received by me from
William Mee, President of the Security National Bank, in
which he advises me that the press reports state that the
Oklahoma Regional Bank case will be heard by the Federal
Reserve Board between the 20th and 30th of next month.
Please advise me in the matter.
Respectfully,

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S.R.RAYMOND ,VicE PREst
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December 17, 1914.
Hon. Robert L. Owen,
United States Senate,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Senator:
The Press reports state that the Oklahoma
Regional Bank case will be heard between the 20th and 30th
of next month.
I wish you would look over the files and look
into the matter carefully, and if there is anything you wish
us to do at this end of the line please communicate with us
as we certainly want this change made.
The more we observe the operation of the two
regional uanks, splitting the State in two, the more injury
we can see it is doing us. For instance: anywhere south
of Oklahoma City our correspondent banks cannot send a draft
on any of the banks in Oklahoma City to their Kansas City
correspondents and have it cleared through the Regional Bank
at Kansas City.
They have never had any connections with
Dallas, as you well know, and it is very embarrassing.
I trust that you will succeed in getting
Oklahoma put in the Kansas City District, as per our
many talks and letters.
Please let us know if there is
anything we can do to assist in the matter.

Yours very truly,

President.

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Your letter bearing date of the 19th inst recdl and reply will
say that we are perfectly satisfied in the district 101.
and will be glad to sign the petition to stay in the Dallas,
district,and be glad to do all we can for you.' remain,


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Dec. 19, 1914.

Mr. 3. A. McKinney, Cashier,
Durant 77tiona1 Bank,
Durant, Okla.

We lei to advise that all cotton
produced in Oklahoma and sold fo:: export toforeign
countries, is shipped from Oklahorn via Galveston or
7fer Orleans,, and in our ooinion fully seventy five per
cent of Oklahoma cotton sold to New Fingland or Canadian
Mills is also shipped via Galveston or New Orleans, prid
practically all cotton Produced south of the Canadian
Liver or .Rock Island Railroad is shipned via Galveston,
thence by wrIter to New England or Canadian points, as the
combination of rail and water rates via the Gulf is
less than the all rail rates from Southern Oklahora.
We also beg to point out that farmers
and merchants who ship cotton on consighment, forward
same to 7ouston, Galveston or New Orleans, in other
words almost the entire Oklahoma cotton crop is shipoed
vi l the Gulf.
Yours very truly,

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WICHITA FALLS,TEXAS
December 21st, 1914.

Mr. B. A. McKinney,
Durant, Oklahoma.
My dear

r. McKinney:

I have your favor of 19th instant. The movement of
the wheat crop from that part of Oklahoma included in the
11th Regional district, is nearly exclusively to the south,
either, through Galveston and New Orleans for export or to
Texas for local consumption. In the territory above named,
there is probably a larger per cent of the grain moved to
Texas for local consumption by reason of the fact that the
adjustment of rates from this territory is more favorhble
to a Texas destination on a domestic basis than to any other
point for consumption, either, for domestic or export use.
Most of the wheat grown in this territory above out—
lined is grown in the Southwestern part of the state of
Oklahoma where the commercial affiliation is largely with
Texas connections, and I might say almost exclusively with
Texas connections, so far as the grain business is concerned.
The surplus Oats grown in the state of Oklahoma embraced
in the 11th district is very largely consumed in the Southeast,
either, Arkansas and Louisiana or beyond the River through the
Memphis gateway. Some of this comes to Texas and is consumed
in a local way when the Texas crop is short; but most of the
crop in the territory above named goes to the Southeast.
The surplus corn of this part of Oklahoma is nearly all
moved to Texas or to Galveston and New Orleans for export.
Seldom does the surplus corn of that section move in any
other direction. Now and then you will find seasons when, for
a short while, it will move through the Memphis gateway. This
lasting only until such time as the Kansas corn may commence
to move freely.
I feel quite sure that so far as the surplus grain
grown in the territory above named is concerned, that 80 or
90 per cent of it moves to the South and Southeast, either,
for local consumption in that territory, or for export through
Galveston and New Orleans.

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I do not think that the opening of the Panama Canal will
increase or in any wise affect the movement of grain from
this territory for export, as the Pacific coast is well
supplied with grain grown Test of the mountains. Now and
then we may have a shipment of oats to go to the Pacific
coast, during years When the crop of this cereal is short
in that country. Later, we may be able to increase our
volume of flour moving out through the Gulf ports for export
by extending our trade to the West coast of South America
and, probably the Phillipine Islands and Japan. This, however,
is quite remote and in a measure quite doubtful.
There is no doubt that the imports through Galveston
and New Orleans, induced by the opening of the Panama canal,
will largely increase the volume of tonnage destined to
Southern Oklahoma, as the rate from the Pacific coast through
the canal to the entry ports of New Orleans and Galveston plus
the rail rate from New Orleans and Galveston to final destination will be lower than the all rail rate across the continent.
Indeed, the canned goods shipments have already commenced to
move in this direction.
shall be pleased to have your further inquiries
at any time that you think I can be of service to you.
With kindest regards, I td.m
You .ris truly
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Tishomingo, Okla., Dec. 19, l914

To The Honorable Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen:
The undersigned banks of Johnston County,
Oklahoma, hereby petition your Honorable Board to make no
change in the lines of the Federal Reserve District as
established by the Organization Committee and we express
ourselves as satisfied with the lines as they now exist.
If in the event the lines should be disturbed
in any manner, we ask that at least Johnston County be
permitted to remain in the Dallas Distrifct.


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Mr. E. 0. Tenison, Chairman,
The Board of Directors,
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
DLlioc, Tcaais.
Sir:In ycur letter of November 2 to the Secret: ry of the
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Foder: Fes-rve Board ycu st,'oci that the :ratter of designating
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sor-e p, ;racn to represent th -;; Federal fieservn Bank of Dallas in
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the natter of pctiti na of certain rca:ne.. nanko in scutharn Okla3.
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3ut as yet no further word
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been receivedrrelative to this appcintv,ente
Thc Federal Poserva Boar

, fIxed learnfs in the matter
1 a3

of a- iisals froa dilciuione of the Paserve Bank Orcanization CoLLittee
to boLin .14;.nwiry 6 :;nd to be -:;ntinuod Januar/ 13, January 20, January 27 ilnd ech week thereafter v.ntil ;.1.1 the appeals Ilve ben heir;rd.
Tall you ki-dly have your rgresertAtive wrrointed r:s soon
possible in oriel- tht the 17:rieft ln thio core irAy be corpleted before
,
the iripr
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In crier to exredite mat ..ers I
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forwarding under separate

cover a cory of the brief filed by the retitioning banks and would
appreciate your referring this brief to your reprenentAive asi soon as
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E.C.T.

also encloeirg a coTy of

Circular No. 1 voverning

thc prcc9dure in the matter cf those arreale.
Pespectfullys

Governor.

Secretary.


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cKinnoy:roply to your letter of Novenl)er 23rdi I beg

to alvise that my understIniing lc that the Zotrd will
peraiit Counsel to arue both quostiont; of law and fact at
the oral hearinf7 of appeal from the decision of the reserve Pank Org4nization Cowittee.
It will be somo days before consideration can
be L;iven to these questions and I do not think that it
:
'rill be nocossary for yon to call 1 special :117,!tinT, to
select :t ropmsentative to anpear for the Board but tic
shonld be attanded to, of conrso, rul soon

you can con-

veniently do so in order that the representative selectel
:ay Irtve tvapla opportunity to considr the questions involved 3.171a to prepare his arunent.

very sincerely,

THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS
DISTRICT No. 11

Rile'D IN

PiU;:gsirTION
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DALLAS, TEXA

November

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Judge M. C. Elliott,
C/o Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D.C.
Dear Judge Elliott:

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You will perhaps recall that when I was in
your City, attending the Conference of Directors of
the Federal Reserve Banks, I spoke to you once or
twice about the petition which has been filed with
the Federal Reserve Board to transfer the greater
portion of Southern Oklahoma to the Kansas City dis—
At the time I called your attention to the
trict.
fact that the petition was not, according to my views,
in harmony with the rules prescribed by the Boardfor
the determination of contests of that character; in
that, it was not signed by the necessary two—thirds
of the member banks in the district sought to be
transferred, but relied for these signatures upon
certain memoranda of protests filed a way back in
the spring when the lines were first announced.
As stated to you upon the occasion of my
visit to your office, I feel that if the Southern
Oklahoma banks can try out membership with the Dallas
Bank, they will find that they can be better served
here than in Kansas City, and I, therefore, hope that
some sort of delay, dilatory or otherwise, might be
brought about, in order that they could test it. I
do not kncrw the status of this petition. Some days
ago Dr. Willis asked us to designate somebody to wham
correspondence relating to it might be directed. Through
an oversight the Board here adjourned without doing this.
I do not want our interests to suffer by reason of this
oversight, and would be glad if you would advise me if
we had better do this at once, and I would also thank
you to give me any other information that you think
would be useful to me in meeting the issues involved
In. the contest.

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I had thought, perhaps, that the point raised
by me in your office, as mentioned above, might be raised
also in contests nearer Washington, and that the Board would
make a ruling in those cases which would be a precedent in
our case, and therefore obviate the necessity of our
going to Washington to fight out that issue.
My home address is Durant, Okla., but I am here
this month serving on the Executive Committee, and. you may
In reply address me here in care of the Federal Reserve Bank.
I take this occasion to again express my appreciation
of the courteous treatment that you accorded me when in
Washington, and with personal regards, beg to remain,

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THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAt FESEM BOARD ILE
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Dr. . Parker Willis, Secretary,
Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D.C.
Dear 3ir:
Receipt is acknowledged of your
communicati' n of Octobr twenty-seventh, in
which you advise me that a petition has been
filed in your office for the tiansfer of some
of our member banks to another district, and
also enclose a copy of the rules of procedure
adopted by the Federal Reserve Board for the
determination of contests of tat character.
The communication was received
just as our Board was preparing to adjourn
and I did not have time to lay it before them
properly.
The Board con'enes again on the
sixteenth day of November, aid at that time,
the suggestion made by you to me that we designate some representative to whom this matter
can be referred, will have proper attention.
fully,

McK/MIC

Chairman of the Boar

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CEPARTMENTAL STOCK FORM 2128.

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PETITION FILED SEPTEMBER 12TH

NATIONAL BANKS AND BELIEVE


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YOU WI LL SEE REASON FOR

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THE FEDEPAL RESERVE BOARD
WASHN DC
THE 104 OKLAHOMA NATIONAL BkNKS IN DALLAS DIST- ICT WHO
FILED L- ET1TION SEPTEMBER TWELFTH WILL BE DONE A FRAVE
,INJUSTICE IF THEIR FETIT1ON IS NOT READ AND THEY BE
NOT GIVEN A HEARING BEFORE ORGANIZATION HAS PROGRESSED TO A
POINT WHERE THEIP CHANCES FOR RESTRICTION WOULD BE FURTHER JEOPARDIZED

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TELEGRAM

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MCALESTEE Okla Oct 28 191

Federal Reserve Board,
Washington D C
We feel that Oklahoma banks in Dallas district are entitled to a
hearing on their petition before payment of subscriptions and urge
immediate attention


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October 27, 1914.

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There is enclosed for your information
he 7:ethod of
copy of RogplaAon No. 1 Covornin
procedure in appealing from the decision of the
Re3erve B-mk OrganizaAon Connittee.
You will observe that where banks an
members of one Federal reserve bank request the
Federal Rot:terve Board to reviee the decision of
th:1 OrgAnizati= ComAttee and to transfer the
territoyy in which such bank o are locted to
mother cietrict, a petition to the effect
eheuld be referred to a repreYentetive selected
by the Federal reeerve bank for reply.
Petitions have been filed in this office for tranefer of some of your mmlber banks
hnd yeu are accordingly requested to designate
aone repro:nentetive to whom such petitions and
briefs flid in nuppott thereof ray be referred
for reply.
Respectfully,

Secretary.

Mr. E. O. Tenison,
City National Bank,
Dallas, Texas.

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THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD
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YOUR CALL FOR'REGIONAL BANK SUBSCRIPTIONS
DISTRICT Y:ITH LOWEST RESERVES AND

GREATEST AMOUNT OF BILLS PAYABLE ON

'REC07<D ACCOUNT COTTON SITUATION BORROVJING
KANSASCITY AND NORTHEAST REQUIREMENT TO
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FINDS

HAS SEEN ALMOST VJHOLLY IN
TRANSFER FUNDS TO DALLAS WHEF:r

AHD WHERE COTTON HAS ABSORBED

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BANKS BELIEVE YOU WILL SEE ADVISABILITY REACHING DECISION BEFOE SjESRi—
HARDSHIP ON BANKS ArD PEOPLE

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FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD
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I iwwi yovr nets of. Uctobor 2114.
At ft aoeti otll ye;itc.rdel,

tho Reserve

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Very einoortly yourv,
(Signed) C. S. Hamlin.
Govornor.
Hon. Kotr,rt L. otitt,
c/o The liret ational Bunk,
chiokasha, (Ala.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

OFFICERS

If. M. SPALDING, President, North Enid
T. II. DWYER, Vice President, Chickasha
It. A. McCAULEY, Vice President, Sapulpa
W. B. HARRISON, Secretary, Oklahoma City
J. W. TETER, Treasurer. Bristow


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L. E. PHILLIPS, Chairman - Bartlesville
II. II. ANDERSON
Gotelto
R. P. BREWER, McAlester
- Ardmore
P. C. DINGS El Reno
CHAS. L. ENGLE GERMAN FRENCH, Jr.
Tonkatca
J. A. HOLT
Gage
T. P. MARTIN, Jr. Oklahoma City
RALPH REED
Porurn
Lawton
GUY U. ROBERTSON

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
908 COLCORD

OKLAHOMA CITY. OKLA.

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Oct. 21,1914
Yr. Chas. S. liamlin,Gthvernor

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Washington, D.C.

My Dear Sir:Referring again to the petition which
is on file with your bcard requesting that 128
national banks in southern Oklahoma be transferred
from the Dallas district to the Kansas City
district,I write to urge that our hearliz bf
set soon in order that a decision may be had
before the capital stock payments are called.
I am informed by friends in Washington that
hearing is likely to be had next week,and
our
hope this is true as it means much to the petitioning
banks. The cotton situation is extremely acute
and while the proposed t;ansfer would not entirely
relieve the situation, it would help considerably
here, while if the transfer is not made before the
capital stock payments and reserve requirements are
met the petitioning banks will be placed in a
most embarassing and unenviable position.
Yours truly,
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Secretary.

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C.B.CAMPBELL, PRESIDENT
BEN F. JOHNSON ,Vic.PREs'T

FCIDUNAI

H.B.JOHNSON VICE-PRES'T
E.B.JOHNSON, Voce-Faze,-

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B:SU,TE BOVID

F. L. BLUSHER.
J. E. MeN'ILL.,As

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CAPITAL *200,000.00

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SURPLUS *60,000.00

UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY

Oot 21st, 1914.
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Gov. Chas. Hamlin,
Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D. C.
My Dear Governor Hamlin:I have been campaigning in Oklahoma for the National
and State Tioket and am unable to be present in Washington when you will probably pass upon, the petition of certain banks in Southern Oklahoma, to ohange
the lines of Federal Reserve Disotict No.110 and Federal Reserve District No.411,
so that all of Oklahoma, except Marshall, Bryan, Choctaw, Pushmataha and YcCurtain Counties, will be in District No.!10.
You have taken the voice of the banks in this district
and you have doubtlgss found from the record that nearly all of them desire to
go to Kansas City, where our cattle and hogs are marketed, where our grain is
shipped and where our bank reserves have been kept heretofore.
The counties in Southeast Oklahoma prefer to go to Dallas.
I call your especial attention to the argument made by the banks of Oklahoma which
has been submitted by Frank Craig and the 104 banks who are involved; 24 of the
banks out of 128 it seems did not join the petition for whatever reason, but
104 out of 128 have petitioned you to be attached to Kansas City.

Whether the

24 banks not petitioning to go to Kansas City desire to be attached to Dallas,
T do not know.
different.

I suppose some of them do and perhaps some of the 24 may be in-

There is a very profound sentiment in Oklahoma in favor of having

the banks of the State under one system so as to enable a branch bank at Oklahoma City to be a olearing center for Oklahoma banks.

There is considerable

State pride involved in the matter and I have found a strong feeling was excited
against me on the theory that I was indifferent with regard to the matter.


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BEN F. JOHNSON ,Vice-PREs'r

H B JOHNSON , V CFI PREST
E. B.JOH N SON VCEPIIEs'T

F. L. SLUSMER , CASHIER
J. E. McNEILL,Ass'r CASHIER

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CAPITAL $200,000.00 -: • -;--

SURPLUS

60,000.00

UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY

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the first draft of the outlines of the regional lines. -a--4144-tre-P—whi-91410 now
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. There is no reason why the prayer of the Oklahoma Banks
which are so nearly identified, should not be granted.

You will observe that

the 104 banks in the region in which they desire to be added to Kansas City,
make almost a unanimous voice from that region,

The 24 banks desiring to go

to Dallas being off to themselves.


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Uctobar Lt)1, 1914.

SIR:
On -..)eh)f of the Federal Roaerve 3oArd, recoiyt ia
aolmowled;od of your Litter of So,to4bur_29th :tddro3aod
to Hon. Robort L. Owon,and ruforrod to this office for
attontion.
In ro!'ly you 'Aro advised that your

Vitra3

in awrort

of the petition for a chan3e in the boundriea of Fudoral
Roserve di3trict3 11 10 and i';11 will

broujlt to the

oarly attention of the Fudoral ResGrve 3ord.
Reapectfully,

Socrotary.

Ur. Robrt A. Zeuold, Cashiur,
The Amurioan National Bank,
(Ala.

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A. B. SCARBOROUGH, PRESIDENT.
JAS. R. McKINNEY, VICE PRESIDENT.
B. A. McKINNEY, CASHIER.
W. E. CLARK, ASST. CASHIER.
W. C. JAM SON, ASST. CASHIER.

NO.5590.

'HE DCIZANT NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL $100,000.
SURPLUS $ 40,000.

DIAZANT,OKLA.

Ootober

2,

1914.

Hon. ohn Skelton Li11ius,
Comp roller of the Currenly,
washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
I am taking the liberty of having my good friend Parker
present this letter to you in person.
You mny remember that
had
the pleeeure of e visit to your offioe in oompfiny with Mr. Parker
I reoall with muoh pleasure the courteous treatment
eome weeks ao.
I received on that oloasion.
As may have oome to your attention I have been elooted as
one of the Class A direotors of the Federal Reserve sank of Dallas.
Some days ezo I direeted a letter to the leoretary of the Federal
Reserve-IPoard in reference to the petition whioh has been filed to
transfer the greeter portion of Southern Oklahoma from the Doillas
dietrict to the Kansas City distriot. In reply to my letter Mr.
,awaiting the altion
Willis, the Secretary, says that the petition is'
of the Federel Reserve !oard."
I hope that no aotion will be taken
by the Poarl until the petition has had thorough oonsideration and
those op:oeed to it have had a full hearing.
In the first place the petition itself is subjeot to exoe:0tion for the reason that it does not oomply with the rules reoently
prom1:7ated by the ?oarl for the determination of oontests of this
oharalter.
Those rules presoribe, as. you will remember, that the
petition must he signed bythe proper offioers of two-thirds of all
the banks in the territory sought to be transferred. As a matter of
fa2t the petition is signed by a oommittee of three only, and the
oommittee relies/-fer the neleesary two-thirds requirements upon
slips or memoranda filed with the Organization Committee some months
When the lines of the several Reserve Distriots were announoed
ago.
last epring Oklhoma City, whieh itself is in the Kansas City Distriot,
began a most vigorous eampaign to transfer all of the Southern pert
I believe I have never witof Oklahoma to the Kansas City Distriot.
neesed such a 2ampaign for the manufalture of sentiment ae they have
oonduoted, from ne very announcement of the Distriot lines up to the
present dey. In this morning's paper, for example, was the enolosed
am confident, by the Oklahoma City ClearIt was inspired,
article.
It is a fair sample of the literature that
ing House Assoliation.
has emanated almost nonstantly from that center, andpmind you, Oklahoma
City is already in the Kansas City Distriot where they desire to be.
Their reasons for conducting this fight and spending money in managing
the eampain is necessarily selfish. The object they have in view is
manifest to any one who will stop and refleot for a moment.
ks a result of Oklahoma City's influence being brought to
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ICAR BOROUGH, PRESIDENT.
,R. McK1NNEY, VICE PRESIDENT.
A. McKINNEY, CASHIER.
E. CLARK, ASST. CASHIER.
'W. C. JAM SON, ASST. CASHIER.

TII E DU RANT N MON

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CAPITAL $ 100,000.
SURPLUS $ 40,000.

of the state e large majority of them were swept off their feet through
a feeling of state pride before they had time to reason the proposition
out for themeelves, and. they protested to Tashineton on the slips mentioned above, the slips having been mailed out to them from Oklahoma
City.
Many of these bankers have changed their minds upon a further
consideration of the matter, and as evidence of that fact I enclose
you herewith latter from the officers of a few of the banks who 4re
listed on tlla petition as protesting but who now express themselves
ae satisfied 7ith the District lines as establiehed by the Oreanies,
tion Conmittee. I made no Eeeeeial effort to get these letters and
eoeld have obtained more by soliciting them.
The cashier of one of
the most trabstantial banks in the southern part of Okl&loma told me
over the phone recently that he f,eclined to attend a meetine at ehioll
the 2etit1on Ives prepared and wee greatly surprised t, find the name
of the bank of which he is Cashier and four or five other national
banks in that vicinity whioli he and his associates lontrol listed as
joinintlie;the petition. He informed me that he and his allied banks
are content to remain in the Dallas Distrtot.
rrom these facts it seems to me that the petition is sub.
jet to exception ea.stated, and should not be oonsidered in its
present form.
Furthermore, there is a varienes in the petition as
filed and tho protests ehieh were lodged with the Organization loemittee
some weeks.. 'Igo.
The latter were predicated largely on state pride, '
division of the state being one of the principal features objeltelto.
'Slit the Committee of three, arbitrarily and without consulting at all
with the original protesting banks, cut off a slioe from the Soetheehl
tern corner of the State, and even if the :etition should, be granted
the State would re7laih divided.
The truth is, as the bankers of the Southern part of our
State get deeper into the question they are arriving at the conclusion
that the Oreenieaton Committee displayed a better knoeledee of our
needs than many of us had ourselves.
in the election of directors
not only /as Oklahoma given one of the Class A directors but it is also
true that all thee of the B directors not only reside close to the
Oklahoma line but They have interestSin 0..lahoma and all three have an
intimate kno7ledee of conditions prevailing over the Southern part
Of the State.
!'ut for Oklal,ome Cityls activity no contest would have boen
filed, and. if action should be deferred by the losrl for a few months
we believe even in spite of the State Capital's influence practically
all of the opposition would disappear.
After you have inspected these
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kindly return them

BALLS IN OKLAHM
WANT DISTRICT_CHANGth
THEY ARE CONFIDENT THEIR REQUEST WILL BE GRANTED.
Most of Counties in Southern Section
of State Ask to Be Placed in
Kansas City District.

Special to The Nen-8.
Oklahoma City, Ok., Oct. 1.—Oklahoma
bankers express confidence
that the
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plea of the banks in the Southern part
cc of the State to have
that section includr-. ed with the Northern part in the Kansas City reserve district will be granted
by the Federal Reserve Board. They
base their belief on the fact that Senator Owen is reported to have expressed
111 the opinion that this will be done,
and
upon the arguments that haVe been advanced in behalf of the change.
The petition that has
been lodged
with the Federal Reserve Board shows
that 104 out of 128 national banks in the
territory affected have asked for the
change.
Five counties in the southeastern corner of Oklahoma are left in the Dallas
district in the outline of argument that
has been filed. These are
Marshall,
Bryan, Choctaw, Pushmataha and McCurtain. It is admitted that these counties have close business relations with
Dallas and will probably be better served
and better contented in the Dallas district.
It is pointed out that to transfer the
section of Oklahoma that seeks transfer
to the Kansas City district would take
only $373,044 capital out of the Dallas
bank, and Would leave it with a capital
of ;5,261,190, according to the figures
of Aug. 9. According to the view expressed by the bankers who are urging
the change and to the brief filed by the
Southern Oklahoma bankers with the
Federal Reserve Board, no answer worthy of consideration can be made to the
arguments therein set forth. Aprpoximately nine-tenths of the banks in the
Southern part of the State, not including the five counties omitted from the
petition, have joined in the appeal to
have their business conducted through 0
the usual channels. Dallas can not legitimately complain that there is anything
unreasonable
 in such a request, they say.

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In ra7ly to your inluiry of_S.optur
adviaad that m petiiiona babn reocivo..1
you are
to ohnncl tho 1!,neti of Fe(Lru.1 Reaervo Didtriot No.
10 an4 rodural Reaurve Diatrict No. 11 ao that 5.11
of 0R3&;orm fixdo.)pt tbe courtieo of ;Ionhc.411,
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trict Vo. 10.
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th, acton of the Federal hulloarvu i)(,aru.
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0471..1(A tt to rodur1.1 Ruaarve 3oard haa mada no
ohartrm in thgv boundarie.s oi tho Fodorul Rbaorvu
listrinta at laid out by the 1W3oryt 3anh
tIorl ComAttou.
Eno1o3ed find o‘lpy of Ru6u1atlon No. IRProcodure in AppoJan fron klocLoion of thu htg::6rvb
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Btr 0:%!unization Comudtted".*
Ruspeotfully„

)vCrO tary.

Mr.

B. A. Me Kinney,
DIrant
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Honorable _obert L. Owen,

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United 3tates Senate,

OCT G - 1914

T:Tashington, 2.). C.
Sir:In Re Federal Reserve District No. 10-11
Change of Boundaries.
Petition and brief relative to the above change by certain banks in
Southern Oklahoma, has been filed with the Federal Reserve Board.

I trust

and know that you will do all within your power to bring about this change
in the boundaries of these districts.

We now have an example of just the

needs of our banks for such relief as the Federal Reserve Bank was Intend.ed. to cover.

I have personally visited St. Louis and Kansas City, within

the past two weeks and realize the difference 2al1y that it means to be
coupled with a portion of the country where most of the business is confined to one section of the country. The major portion of St. Louiss.business
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is as you knowA done in the South, the condition in that city is critical
while a different condition prevails altogether at -6
.ansas City because it
is representative of a diversified district; with the prevailing condition
in St. Louis, it cannot help but be manirmany times worse in Dallas.
Thanking you for past favors, I am,


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Sir:
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ta r-o.,:',4xle to yoltr 11.311117.ota,49,glor
22 enclosed find ocry of Rezulatlot
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Asci!.44nt Secretary.
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Mr. D. A. UnKinney*
(%ahier, The DurAnt Nat'l Bank,
Dumnt, Oklahckla.


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LEON L.H
T, PRESIDENT
J.H. RYE ATT, VICE -PRE SIDENT

FRED T. HU STON,CAsHIER.
R. L.CORK, A SST. CASHIER.

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THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL $ 25,000.00

SURPLUS St PROFITS

7,000.00

CUSTER CITA;OKLA. Sep. 26.1014
Hon.Robert T-Owens
Washington 1
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Senator Owens:ny rear
The petition to have our section
transferred to Federal Reserve District ro.10
of Oklahoma
has been filed I understand and if -ou can possibly be of
some benefit in having this change made,and I have every
confidence that you can be of some such assistance,you will
certainly have our lasting gratitude.
We need t is change and need it badlyand trust that
you will be of prime assistanae in etting it,
lam,
Yours
-Z neer

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A. B. SCARBOROUGH, PRESIDENT.
JAS. R. McKINNEY, VICE PRESIDENT.
B. A. McKINNEY, CASHIER.
W. E. CLARK, ASST. CASHIER.
W. C. JAMISON, ASST. CASHIER.

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CAPITAL $ 100,000.
SURPLUS $ 40,000.

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Sept. 22, 1911

(5)
Judge M. C. Elliott,
Secretary Organization Committee,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
Will you please advise me if a petition
has been filed seeking to transfer a portion of
Oklahoma from the Dallas District to the Kansas City
District, and if so just what steps the Reserve
Board has taken in connection with it?

I would

also appreciate it if you will send me copy of the
rules which the Reserve Board has promulgated as
to the hearing of these petitions.
I have been informed that the Board has
already made some small changes in the lines of
the Districts in the East; particularly in New
Jersey.

Is this correct?
Si

ours,

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Class A Director Federal Reserve,
Dallas,
BAIVILES


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Beard, receipt is ac-nowledged of your let•
ter of September 18thtexprosolng your views
in fraart u1t;ito

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Raspctfullyi

Secratary.

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Rand McNally & Company,
#536 South Clark Street,
Chicago, Illinois.
Dear Sirs:Replying to your letter of September 16th, ,
I enclose herewith copies of the June, 1915, and April,
1916, Federal Reserve Bulletins, which show all the
changes made in Federal Reserve districts to date.

On

Page 86 of the June Bulletin will be found the changes
affecting Districts Nos. 10 and 11, Districts Roe. 3 and
2, and Districts Nos. 5 and 4.

On Pages 153-155 of the

April Bulletin will be found the changes affecting Districts Nos. 1 and 2, and Districts floe. 6 and 11.
Very truly yours,

Assistant

Secretary.

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J. O. SI M PSON

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PRESIDENT

J.A. CARLBERG, CASHIE R.
BERT.SANDE RS,ASST. CASHIER.

C)NIAL

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NO.6257

ARAPAHO,OKLAHOMA.

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on. Loit. I. Cer,
;:ashington, D. U.
Denr bir:=
We are advised that the proposed and very much desired
change of boundary line between Federal Reserve Districts Nos.10
and 11, effecting the southern part of Oklahoma, will in the near
future come up for consideration by the Federal Reserve t'oard.
We would certainly arpreciate and consider ourselves placed
under everlasting obligation to you should you kindly lend your
power and influence for the purpose of bringing about such change.
Facts and evidence of the most convincing nature have already
been furnished to accomplish this change and we take the liberty
of thanking you in advance for your valuable support in the matter.


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GEO. S. HOVEY. PRESIDENT
LEE CLARK. CHAIRMAN BOARD OF DIRECTORS
R

M. COOK. VICE PRES'T & CASHIER

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CAPITAL $500,000
SURPLUS $500,000
UNDIVIDED PROFITS $700,000

M. HELLINGS, JR.. AT&T CASHIER

D. W. EVANS. ASST CASHIER
A. B. CHRISMAN, AT&T CA,,,ER

NATIONALii

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Sept. 18th, 1914.
Mr. Charles S. Hamlin,
Governor Federal Reserve Board,
Tashington, D. C.
Sir:-The Naticnal Banks located in that portion of the
The
State of Oklahoma, which has been placed in Federal Reserve
District Number Eleven, Dallas, Texas, inform us that they have
filed their petition with you, to be changed to Federal Reserve
District Number Ten, Kansas City, Missouri.

In the showing made

by Kansas City, asking that a Federal Reserve Bank be established
here, evidence was furnished with relation to the fact that these
Oklahoma banks do practically all of their business in Kansas City.
This evidence, I think, is in your files.
Te feel that we have learned to know their wants and that
our interests are common, and it is the sincere wish of the members of
the KANSAS CITY CLEARING HOUSE ASSOCIATION that favorable consideration
may be given to the petition of the Oklahoma Bankers in District Number
-4, 1 1.
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Eleven, to be assigned to this district.
ti)

Sincerely yours,
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.klahoma liankrJre .400ciation,
I:108 Coleord,
klahomi uity, (Ala.

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1 hag to acknowledge your note of September 12th

with

petition for trzlnafer of oouthern Oklahoma from the lew).ath to
the Tenth F:'ods!ral :J!
,rolrve notelet.

X thrill Lly nil at ones

'ofore the 'f?e(P)rul :,oecrvo bourd, and you Till bo duly aavieed
of the hoc:ring.

1 alco to.,

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tciri, tventy eopiee of your brief.
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OFFICERS

H. U. SPALDING, President, North Enid
T. H. DWYER, Vice President, Chickasha
IL A. McCADLEY, Vice President, Sapulpa
W. B. HARRISON, Secretary, Oklahoma City
I. W. TETER, Treasurer, Bristow


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OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

908 COLCORD

OKLAHOMA CITY. OKLA.

L. E. PHILLIPS, Chairman - Bartlesville
.
Gotebo
II. H. ANDERSON
McAlester
R. P. BREWER, .
- Ardmore
P. C. DINGS CHAS. L. ENGLE El Reno
GERMAN FRENCH, Jr.
Tonkatoa
Gage
.1. A. HOLT .
T. P. MARTIN, Jr. Oklahoma City
RALPH REED
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GUY C. ROBERTSON
Lawton

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• The 'Fedora" Reserve Povd,
7 .'ashing. ton, D. C.
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Gentlemen:You are bein forwarded today, by
reistLred mail, a petition sic:ned by 10'i national
banks in Southern OkThhoma rcuesting that all of
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Southern Oklahoma now located in Pederal 11esrve
Eleven, exce-oting the counties
District IJumber
DIrshall, Bryan, noctaw, Fusmataha and lieCurtain, be transferred to 17edcral ;71esr-vc District
:
rumber Ten. The retition is sis7ried. 1)- - considerU.ian two-thirds of the national banks
ably more .
in. the territory askinc: to 'be transferred, and
also by 178 state banks in the same territory.
Accompanying the petition, and in the
:
same reistered mail. -pachw, e, are twenty co?)ies
of a brief, like the one•enclosed, settinp: forth
the reasons why this transfer is asked.
thc
understand this oem-olics
issued
rules laid down in Regulation Yumber One
by the 7ederal Rescrve Board under date of Lurust
28th.
Hoping we may be riven an earJ:y hearing,
as the exiirencies of the case warrant, and awaiting
not ilication irom you as to v:hen such hearing will
1)e given, we are
VCI"Ir

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For the committee signinr petit1oners brief.


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State National Bank,
of Ardmore,
Ardmore, Okla. September 4, 1914.

Mr. Ben O. Smith, ?resident,
Farmers and 7,7erchants National Bank,
Fort 7orth, Texas.
Dear Ur. Smith:In reply to your lettc:r of the 25th would say that the
Kansas City people and especially the northern part of the state
are still endeavoring to change the southbrn part of cur state
to the -ansas City District.
part

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course, we boys in the Southern

the state did not arrrove having our state divided and

about 805 were in favor of '-eing in the Kansas City District.
Personally, we have decided to remain neutral and take no part
in their scrap 'o change the district as we have strong friends
in both Kansas City and Dallas, and we feel that out interests
will be taken care of very satisfactorily at either place.

With best wishes, I remain
Yours very truly,
(Signed) Harold 7:11ace.

OhLA.

C.T. BARRINGER.PRcsiDENT
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FRED C. CARR,VIcc•PRcs.
HAROLD WALLACE,CAsHIER

No.

T.W. DEEN.AssT.CASHIER
L.E. GOLDSBY,AssT.CASHICR

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September 4, 1914.
Mr. Oscar Wells,

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Houston, Texas.
Deer Mr. Wells:

In reply to your favor of the 2bth ult., we understand
that there is still some work being done to try to have us transferred to Kansas City.

Of course, the majority oi the boys in

the southern part of the state were against dividing Oklahoma,
and preferred to have it all in the Kansas City District.

We,

however, have decided to remain neutral as we have very friendly
relations both with Kansas City and Texas.

In our case, most

of our officers are Texans and have a large acquaintance in that
state and naturally, we fell that we will be well taken care of.
With best personal wishes, I renain
rs very trul ,

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P. A.NOR R I S, PRESMENT.
H.T. DOU GLAS,VICE-PRESIDENT.

A.G.A DAM S, VICE-PREST. 6. CASHIER.
E.5 HARAWAY,ASST.CASHIER.

CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $60.000.00

ADA,OKLAII014A

epte:rt er, 1st, 1914.

Lir. Oscqr Wells,
Iirst .,Tational Bank,
1
Houston, Texas.
:Niy Dear
I am in receipt of your letter of August 29th relativeto a. movement on the part of certain Oklahoma bankers
to have the southern portion of Oklahoma removed from Dallas
Reserve Iiank District and placed in the Kansas City District.
I think that I got into disfavor with the Oklahoma
bankers immediately after the designation of this District,
by reason of my publishing my opinion of the District, which
was, 'hat it was very pleasing to me as it was arranged".
Afterward considerable pressure was brought to bear on
Norris and myself, in which an appeal was made to our patrotis to the state of Oklahoma, and after it had gotten down
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to the point where we were told that every other bank in Oklahoma besides the Yirst .Tational of Ida and one other had signed
the revest that ail of Oklahoma be placed in the Kansas City
District, I was prevailed upon to sign such a request.
You may feel assured that I will do nothing whatever
to have the boundaries of this District changed.
I aln enclosing you with this a circulm: letter that
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TiiE Fi R ST NATIONAL iiAANK OF ADA
P. A.NORR I S. PRESIDENT.
H.T. DOUGLAS,Vice-ParsiDENT.

A.G•A DAM S, VICE-PREST.S CASHIER.
ES.HA RAWAY,Assr.CAsHIE R

CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $60,000.00

ADA,OKLAHOMA. Jeptember 1st, 1914.
Lir. Oscar Wells,

Oklahoma Bankers Association, wherein you will note that
• Comptroller Williams has decided, after a full consideration
of the /natter, that no currency association will be formed in
Oklahoma and has advised all banks to join the currency association in their District.

It rather strikes me that tuis is

almost equal to a decision against changing the neserve District as already established.
I appreciate hearing from you and when I can be of
further assistance to you .in this country it will be a pleasure
to me.
;rith kindest regards, I am,
Yours truly,

Preoident.
AGA/RhG
ENCL.


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W.J. HOWARD,

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ZUMWALT , CASHIER

VICE PRESIDENT

114

W.D.KING, Aser CASHIER

N9 10095

THE NATIONAL BANK OF(;OM MEIZCE
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CAPITAL & SURPLUS

90,000.00

FREDERI CK,OK LA.

September 1, 1914.
Mx. Oscar Wells, V.P.,
First National Bank,
Houston, Texas.
Dear Mx. Wells:
Your letter of the 29th ult., is just received
and I wish to say in reply, that I have been one of
the few in Southern Oklahoma, who have been entirely
content with the arrangement of the District.
It appears to me that the arrangement was
perfected after a comprehensive and a thorough
examination into the claims of all parties concerned
and by a committee which had a much better opportunity
to weigh matters with justice.
I feel altoget'ier inclined to remain in the
Dallas District and in fact am glad that we are placed
there.

I am glad you wrote me about the matter and

with kind personal regards, I am,
Yours trul
(e
Pres.
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J. M. BOHART, CASHIER

FARM LOANS A SPECIALTY

CLARK, PR ES.

NO. 7127

FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CASH CAPITAL, *440.000.00

A PA( 11E. ()KLA-

-2.. .5%.

Allraist 31st. 14.

sear :ells,
Eoustor, Texas.
)car "ir:-T have your letter 29th. inst. relative to the natter of na!jr any chancs in the present boundary lines of the ')allas Rerdonal Tank.
would be very !dad indeel to favor you ,,crsoPally in a,,y way that T could
but we feel in f;k1a. that our State should not be livided and sjce we have
rest of us iLealt principally with Yans. City we naturally look that way for
our bankin7 connectons.

I lihe Texas and her people but I would have to

pet acquaintel down there.

Naturally we arc in close touch with Ohla.-

City 1;anlers anq they are very anxious to fret the lines c7lanree1.
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have not heard lately of any action bein, taken in the
matter.

In our dcalin-s with a Renjonal or Reserve rank I donot see

that it can make very ruch difference whether the rank is located in
;
• Dallas or lans. City, however as stated above our busines - relations with
Texas points has been very limited.
ur business out-look woull he very rmod only from the fact that
the cotton market is unsettled.


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H.MATHEWSON, PRES.

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G.W. BOYD, VICE PRES.

L S NOBLE, CASHIER

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UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY

MANGUM, OKLA.

Augusts 31,I9I4.'

Mr.Oscar Wells,
Houston,Texas.

Dear Mr.Wells:I am very glad t8 have your letter
regarding the mcove on part of the kla homa bankers
to be transfered to Kansas Citydistriet.
Personally we would prefer to remain as we
are in your district however this is on second jugement
as we prefered K.C. at first and when the remenntrance ts
was first made we joined in this but since then we will stand pat on Dallas.'
want to congratulate you en being seliected on the beard and to feel that the entire district will be benefited by having you as a director.'
With kindest personal regards:

Yours very tru1y.1
/K-

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V. 5. D04111SS,VICE PRESIDENT.

J. W. SHOFNER,CA4110

N. E.TEMPLEMAN, As -r. CASHIER

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Mr. Oscar Wells, Vice President,
First National Bank,
Houston

Texas.

Dear Sir:In reply to your letter of Aug. 29th., will
say, that as far as I am concerned now, I had
just as soon be in the Dallas district as in
the Kansas City district, for the reason that
I think Dallas district will understand this
cotton condition better than any other.

I

think V e Dallas district will fully realize
what we are up against in this cotton section,

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and will understand who to handle the situation
better than if we were in a grain or any other
territory.

Therefore I am perfectly content

to remain in the Dallas district.
You's very truly,
(Y/Jenlowt
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President.

T. H. DWYER,PRESIDENT

W"." E. DWYER.Vice PRESIDENT

ROY C. S M ITH, CAsti I ER

No 8203

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THE CHICKASHA NATIONAL BANK
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY.

CHICKASHA,OKLA.,AUgUSt 31/14.
Mr.Oscar Wells,Vice—Prest.
First Nat.Bank,Houston,Texas.
Dear Mr.Wells:—
I am just in receipt of yours of 29th relative to the
Southern portion of Oklahoma making an

ffort to connect itself with the

Federal Reserve Bank at Kansas City instead of the Dallas District ,and
in reply I will say that I attended a meeting of the State Executive
Committee of the Oklhoma Bankers Assn. of which I am a member ,on Saturday
August 29th and this matter come up for discussion before the menting.
suggested that we pass the matter over now and make no effort at all
to do anything along this line,as it had already been ordered and decreed
that we were to be placed in the Dallas District and that I for one saw
no hopes of making any changes and that it was far best for us to go on
and make the best of the situation and later on if we found that it was
not convonitne t for us to handle our business through Dallas,that we
could ig

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take the matter up with the Federal Resrfe Board and ask

for the change at some future dte,but that at the present time ,I saw no
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hopes for any changek
te in the distret.
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am glad to say that my views were considered in the matter and it was
passed over without any action being taken.
In justice to Mr. Binge of Ardmorea will say that he agreed with me on
this propsdtion and we two were the main ones who advocated no change
being made at this time land I dont think alrything more will come of the
proposition.Being a Texan myself I feel very much at home with a great
many of the Texas Bahkers,but there is a strong feeling here for a change
With kind -personal reggrds and best wishes ,I

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R. K. WOOTTEN,
PRESIDENT & GEN•L MANAGER

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JOAB MULVANE.
VICE PRESIDENT & TREAS.

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J. T. AUST.
SEC.Y & ASS T TREAS.

GENERAL OFFICE

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THE CHICKASHA COTTON OIL COMPANY fa)
CHICKASHA, OKLA.

CAPITAL STOCK $1.250.000.00

MANUFACTURERS OF COTTON SEED PRODUCTS

CHICKASHA, OKLA., August 31, 1914

Mr., Oscar Wells,
First National Bank,
Houston, Texas.
Dear Yr. Wells:
Replying to yours of August 29th, while to
begin with it was the opinion of our bank, considering
the trend of business in this section, that it would
be best for us to be in the regional bank district
with Kansas City or St. Louis, however, since the
boundaries were fixed different and not knowing just
what would be best for us, we have never joined in
any move looking to a change and don't think we shall
until after we have tried out the proposition and .
realize what is best for us.
Some of our Oklahoma banker friends have
criticized us severely for the stand we have taken.
Anyway, their views haVe not changed our plans.
Thanking you for your letter and hoping it
may be proven it is best for us to be coupled up with
the Dallas Reserve Bank and that all of us may see
lots of benefits under the new scheme, I am, with ,
personal regards.
Yours very truly,

----- President
THE OKLAHOMA NATIONAL BANK.

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C.B.CAMPBELL, PRESIDENT
BEN F. JOHNSON ,Vice.PREs'T

H.B.JOHNSON, VtcE-PReST
E.B.JOHNSON, VICE-PREs'T

F. L. SLUSHER , CASHIER
E. MeNEILL,Ass'T CASHIER

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Jirotilisilontol IcHk
CAPITAL *200,000.00 -; •

• SURPLUS *60,000.00

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UNITED STATES DEPOsrroity

Custwits

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O.LA.

Aug. 31st, 1914.

Yx. Oscar Wells,

Ott

c/o First National Bank,
Houston, Texas.
Dear 'sir. Wells:I have your favor of the 29th, advising that owing to the division
made in locating Federal Reserve Banks at Dallas and Kansas City, you have been
very much interested in the affairs of the Southern portion of the state, and in
reply beg to state that we naturally thought all the time that we would be put in
a district whereby we would patronize a bank located at Kansas City or St. Louis,
and we preferred Kansas City, our mail faoilities being very good and of course
having done a large percent of our business at Kansas City, but after learning we
had been placed in the 11th district, with a Bank to be located at Dallas, we did
not allow ourselves to be discouraged as we felt this matter was of much importance
to the whole country and had been well look?d into by the gentlemen making such division, and if it developed that it was a disadvantage to the State to be divided,
it could later be worked out.
We have contented ourselves on being able to transact our business
satisfactorily with the Federal Reserve Bank at Dallas, and we should still be able
to maintain our business relations with Kansas City, St.Louis and other eastern
points.
We have no special objection to make as to the mail facilities at
Dallas and if our securities which we have in Oklahoma, can be recognized at the
Federal Reserve Bank at Dallas by the Board, we know of no reason why our business
should not be pleasant.
T appreciate very much the interest you are taking in the affairs,
and hope to see you often onthe Board.


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Yours very truly,

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rest.


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First National Bank,
Ardmore, Ok14.
Au,r ust 28, 1914.
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::r. Den 0. Smith, President,
Ft. 71orth, Texas,
Dear Sir:Answering yours of the. 25th, you are informed that so far as I nrri

orsonal concerned

and so far as the interest or my institution
is concerned, being in th

Dallas Federal Dis-

trict is :entirely satisfactory.
Vie have nev. taken any steps to have this
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changed, except that out of cur kind feeling

or

some of those who are opposed• to the Dallas District and have 'aken steps to put is in the Kansas City Distrieta wo signed a li' 'le printed slip
of paper that only requested that the change be
made.
In short 'we care nothing a bout any change
.7or the reason that wa feel that WO will be as
equally s erved (and perhaps better) by the Dallas
District as .3 -:7oul..1 be by the Kansas 1!:1.ty District.
Very 'ruby yours,
(Simed) C. L. Anderson.

F. S. CONRAD, PRESIDENT.

eEtettam.ft=mw
S. WESTHEIMER,

W. G. DAVIS, CASHIER.
J.N.IKIRKPATRICK,Vict-PRESIDENT.

-PRESIDENT.

D. C. CAMPBELL, VICE-PRES

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MARIETTA

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MAR I ETTA,OK Lfsiw,
August 27, 1914.
Mr. Ben C. Smith, It.,
3 & M Nat'l Bank,
Fort Worth, Texas.
Dear Smith:7\
I am duly in receipt of your favor of the 24th inst.,
/and. note what you say about it having been brought to your attention that there might still exist some opposition to the
southern part of Oklahoma being included in the Eleventh Reginal
Bank Dist., and desiring to know from me, in my opinion, what
this opposition, if any, will amount to or exert with the Washington Department.
in reply will say, as far as my personal views are concerned, when I first learned that the southern part of Oklahoma
was to be included in the Dallas Dist., instead of kansas City,
thought it was a mistake and that it would have been better if
we had been placed in Kansas City Dist., however, since then, and
after thinking the matter over more carefully, I am frank to say
that while from one stand point, it looks like it would be better
for the State of Oklahoma to all be in one district, from a financial stand point and the further fact of Dallas being very centrally
located as a cotton point and in a sense having a great deal more
transactions and business with banks in the cotton section than
Kansas City, it appears to me, as you say that the Dallas Reginal
Bank should be more competent and possibly have more experience
in the handling of cotton than the Kansas City Bank would. On
this account, I am very much in favor of the district being left
alone and the southern part of Oklahoma remaining in the nallas
Dist.
However, I notice in today's Oklahoman that there is to
/ bv a meeting of the Executive Committee, of the Oklahoma Bankers
ft Agvociation, in Oklahoma City, and also at this metting there
wi‘l be a number of bankers from all over the State and that one
of the main things to be taken up and discussed at this meeting
wil be to formulate a plan of action to try to prevail upon the
prckper authorities at Washi4gton to change Southern Oklahoma and
plilce in Kansas City Dist, instead of the Dallas Dist., as it is now.
From this press report it seems that there is going to
evelop at least some opposition to the southern part of Oklahoma
' remaining as now in the Dallas Dist.
I am very sorry to see this
opposition developing, as it will olay-cause friction and most like
ly do no good, as I do not much believe that the Washington authorities are going to make any change in any of the Reginal Bank Diets.
as originally laid out, and as you say, the opposition may possibly

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V-F-ediiAkkithi-PRe•ersiotelk
S. WESTHEIMER,

W. G. DAVIS, CASHIER.
IRKPATRICK,VIEE-PRESIDENT.

- PRESIDENT.

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D. C. CAMPBELL, VIce-PRE

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tend to lessen the prestige and usefulness of our Oklahoma Director.
_. ---'Hoping, however, that this opposition may not amount to
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and that there will nothing come of it and the district remu
4rain unchanged, and further that I have made myself clear, as to
how I stand personally, with regard to same, with kindest regards
and best wishes, I remain,


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Yours very truly,

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M.W.LeFLORE. VicEPRes
LEWIS T. MARTIN, Csnicit
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DENNINGTON,OKLA.
August 25th, 1914.

The Federal Reserve _Hoard,
Wasningt,on, D. C.
Gentl emen:
We desire to express our satisiaction awa desire to
remain in the
Center.

Eleventh Reserve District, of which Dal.Las is the

We feel that owing to the 'act

of our principal resources

Deing delived from the cotton crop our conditions and circumstances
for this
will be better understood in Dallas thakat Kansas City, and
reason it is our wish to remain in this district.


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Respectfuliy.

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Cashier.

RANDOLPH LAWRENCE,PREsiou4T
F. H.WIC KETT,Vice PFtes'T

F. E.GILMORE, CASHIER
GEO.P.KUYKENDALL.AserCAsmen

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THE FARMERS
CAPITAL S25,000

AND MERCHANTS

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SURPLUS S 12,500PS.

NATIONAL BANKi

ROFF, OKLAHOMA
August 26, 1914.

Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Washington, D. C.
Sirs:
7e understand th2.t there is a move on foot to
place the entiro state of Oklahoma in the Kansas City
Reserve District.
the Dallas district will be as able to take
care of our n HAs for fundo as the Kansas City district,
we profe7.7 that the

istrictl be left as thay are, for th;

reason that we are a cotton growing section, and our needs
are identical with most on tho banks of the Dallas district.
70 ar

not in favor of any move that will delay

the complr.:tion of th


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organization of the Reserve Banks.
Yours very truly,
rimmns & MPRCHANTS/ NATIONAL BANK.
BY.
ashier.

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C. F. RINES,VIce- PRESIDENT

J.W.LLOYD.CASHIER

No.10343

THE 13 ENNINGTON NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL $25,000.00

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BENNINGTON,OKLA.
August 25th., 1914.

The Federal Reserve Board,
Wastlngr,ton, D. C.
Gentlemen:
After studying the situation carefully I am convinced it
is to the best interest of our institution

for us to remain in the

Taeventh Reserve District. The matter of having our entire State
placed in the
itated,

district with Kansas City as the center has been ag-

but owing to the fact that our interests are largely de-

pendont upon the cotton crop, I feel that we can be served much better
from Dallas than fpom Kansas City, and, therefore write this letter
in behalf of cur section remaining as it is.


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Respectfully,

President.

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MIKE MAYER, PRESIDENT
R P. CARSON,VicE PRESIDENT
W.J. MAYER ,CASHIER

8 24/14.
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COAILGATE

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Federal Reserve Board,
Washington,

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Gentlemen,We have been informed recently that

there is a movement on foot to transfer the Banks in southern Oklahoma
tow in the Eleventh District, headquarters at Dallas, Texas,
Speaking for ourzelvev as well as for
many ether Bankers in this section of the State we much prefer being
in the Dallas District than that of Kansas City, and would regret vary
much to be transfered.
Hoping that y u may see matters -s we
do in regard to this matter,

RP C-MICH

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Pc)gust 24, 1914.

Mr. James R. :ThKinney,
Durant, Oklahoma.
Dear

r. xKinney:
I have received and carefully noted your favor

61 the 22nd instant in regard to transferring the

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good sized stream now, I am not very much of a judge of such conditions.
With regards and best wishes, I am,
Yours very truly,
(Signed) P. A. 7orris.

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L.R.TROUT,Vic, PRESIDENT

THOMAS KENTON,PRISIDENT

NO.7950

THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF STERRETT
CAPITAL $25,000.00

SURPLUS $5.000.00

CALERA. OKLAHOMA

August 22, ig14.

Honorable Feicral Reserve 1Roard,
7ashinyton, D. C.
Gentlenen:The officers. of this bank are satisfied With the action of the
Organization Committee in placing this part of Oklahoma in the Dallas Reserve
District and protest acrainst any ohanHe in the lines that wouli transfer us to
another district.
As we are in what is essentially a cotton-growinp: region we think we
are fortunate in being included in a district whose directors so thoroughly
understand the cotton business; and especially is this true in view of the difficulty that will confront us this fall in handling the cotton business on
account of the European war.
Respectfully,


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Cashier.

R. F. WILSON, VICE PREST.
A. J. WHITFIELD, VICE PREST.


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JAS. M. CECIL, PRESIDENT

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W. E. WATKINS, CASHIER
S. V. HACKWORTH, ASST. CASHIER

August 2let,1914
The Federal Reserve Board,
Washington,D.C,
Gentlemen:Relative to the opposition of the state
being divided as to the Reserve Districts,beg to request that any and all opposition voiced by this bank,
be ignored,
We have gone into the proposition and feel
that placing the southern past of this state in with
Texas,xas an act of wisdom,owins to the oomulunity of
interest between this section of the state and Texas,
Thanking you to act in accordnace with the
above covering our wishes,we are,

yours truly,

The First National Bank,
Valliit,Oklaho
Presiddnt,
Attest,

Cashier.

wEw/Lcs.

M. HUGHES,PRESiDENT.
LEON KAHN,VICE -PRESIDENT.

H.HUGHES.CASHIER.
A.J.CRAIN. ASST.C.ASHIER.

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THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF HOFF
/22,cHOFF,OKLAHOMA, Aug. 21, 1914.

The Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D. C.
Sirs:The3e lea movement on foot among some of the bankers
of Oklahoma to try to have all of Oklahoma placed in the
Kansas City Federal Reserve District. We understand that
a delegation is already on the way to Washington for that
purpose.
We feel that there are a great many of the bankors of Southern Oklahoma who feel as we do about the matter: we would much prefer that the arrangement be left
just as it is.
The interests of Southern Oklahoma are identical with those of Texas and the other cotton states. We
are strictly a cotton country, and what would serve Texas
the best would also be best for us. On the other hand were
we to be placed with Kansas City, we would only be a very
small cotton producing community placed with a large country where practically nothing is known about cotton or
the handling of it. Dallas is much easier to reach from
this section by mail or telephone, and we feel that practically everything is in favor of Dallas over Kansas City

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far as Southern Oklahoma is concerned.

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KAHN,VICE PRESIDENT.

H.HUGHES,CASHIER.
A.J.CRAIN,ASST.CA SHI ER.

5417

THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF 1ROFF
Hopp',OKLAHomA,
7e are sure that in considering this proposed change,
both sides of the question will be fully considered,
and we feel that you will decide to let the districts
remain as they are.

No doubt, there will be more agi-

tation for a change than there is against a change, as
there are a great many more banks in Oklahoma who are
In the Kansas City District than are in the Dallas District, but v. have discussed the matter with a great
;
many of the bankers of Southern Oklahora, and we believe
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very respectfully,
Cashier.


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CHARLES LA FLORE, PREsT.
J. H. BAKE R, VICE -PREST.
C.W. CR U
CASHIER.
J NO. MC BRIDE,Assr.C.sme.n.

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Aug. 14th, 1914,

Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen:
Referring to the effort of
Oklahoma City to change that part of
Oklahoma that is in Federal Reserve
District Eleven from the Dallas to
the Kansas City District, we are pleased
with the district as made, and feel that
the business of Southren Oklahoma can
be best handled through the Dallas District
and desire to protest against this change
being made,
yours respt,
Cashier.

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W. .McBRAYER,PRESIDENT

WM.SPENCER,

VICE- PRESIDENT.

A.M.HOFFMAN,CAsHoER

W.J.WHITEMAN, Is? VICE-PRESIDENT

TILE FIRSTOXtTIONAL BANK
I-IAWORTH

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CAPITAL $ 25,000.00

thwoR TH

OKLA,August

14th 1914.

Mr. D. ,.. McKinney
Federal neserve Bank
Director, District Ivo 11
Durant yklahoma.
• Dear air;liaving our attention called to the fact, by our
Mutual friend iar. E. D. wilbor, o

ugo, vklahoma that we
you
had tailed to tilt, our protest with, protesting against be-

ing attatched to the Kansas Oity Federal neserve District,
as suggested by the 11.anaas 6ity and uklahoma oity Bankers,
And in that connection beg to state that we are unconditional opposed to being attatched to the Aansas uity
Federal necerve District, Aansas yity is

oreign to us in

a financial way, and they are not acquainted with the local
conditions ot aouth iast uklahoma.
And we futner beleive that the lvederal

eserve board

acted fairly ana impartially in making the division of vklaLona as they aid and putting 0outh last uklahoma in the Dallas
District thereby making it possible tor t'ne Directors ()I The
Feaeral neserve Bank to know tie - conditions

of eacn locality

of their District.
You:can use the above letter for your authority to
file our protest against any change in the Federal

eserve

!Jistrictllo 11, anu it we can serve you futher command us.


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Yours very nespty

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J. M CRAIG, VicrE-PREs.

F

L. MALLORY. CASHIER
SCOTT. ASST. CASHIER

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No. 10424

T H E FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL, S25,000

BROKEN now, OKLA“

Aug. 14, 1914.

Hon. B. A. McKinney,
Durant, Okla.
Dear Sir:We desire to congratulate you upon your election as a
director of the Federal Reserve Bank of this District, and to congratulate the district upon it's wise selection, which is entirely in
accord with our own personal wishes.
We are now ready to give our heartiest support towards
retaining the Southern part of Oklahoma in the Dallas district, as it
is now divided,

We will oppose any planswhich may be presented to

inande us in the Kansas City district,

and if there is any way in

which we may be of assistance in this matter, kindly let us know.
We are satisfied with our directors, and, with the district
as it stands.
Yours very traly,

cAAti


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WILLIAM M EE,PREsiDENT
S.R.RAYMOND VICE PPEST.
OSCAR G. LEE VICE PREST
WM ,RAYMOND.CASHIER,
G.L.KELLOGG.ASST.CASH.


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July 28, 1914.

Hon. Rcbert L. Owen,
United States Senate,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Senator:—
I notice by press reports this morning
that you are back in Washington.
I also notice by
interviews with Comptroller of the Currency Williams,
as reported by Chicago papers, that there will be
certain miner changes made in regional bank districts,
specifically stating there would be some change between
Chicago and St. Louis district, between Chicago and
Minneapolis districts, and some others, Out did not
mention what other districts the changes would be made
in.
I trust that you will see to it there is a
change made from the Dallas district to the Kansas
City district for the southern part of Oklahoma.
We
are relying on you to have this state put in the Kansas
City district, and feel that the organization committee
never should have divided the state.
We sincerely hope that you can arrange for
a meeting in the very near future with the Federal
Board of Directors. We wiil be pleased to hear from
you regarding the prospects.
Yours very truly,
„
President.

, 5-1

110

W. W. WILSON, PRESIDENT.

R . L . CARTER, VICE PRESIDENT.

411

CHARLIE SWITZER, CASHIER.

No. 8078.

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,nore closely allied with the other Banks ia this District
thaa they woula be with those of any other to which we coula
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C.A.DENISON , PREST.

W.A.COLEMAN .V.PREsr

H.0. MORRIS , C/NSHIER.

JR WHITE . V. PREST.

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CAPITAL $ 25.000 99
SURPLUS $ 25.000 99

K.M. FUQUAY. ASST. CASHIER.
W. A.LOFTIN , ASST. CASHIER.

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IDABEL,OKLA.

June I7th,I9I4.

Hon.Organization Committee,
-lederal Reserve Toard,
Washington,T).0.
Gentlen:It appears that considerable effort is
being put forth by bankers of this state in the 10th
district to bring about a change whereby all of
Oklahoma would be in the 10th district.
At the begimling,we were disappointed,
looking at it frow a patriotic view, in having our
state divided in two districts,but futher consideration -lakes it plain that our interest-,p.,nd that of
Texas are very much the sale in ndury,and we feel
that our interest will be best_ 1!..rve ixi the 11th
district.
Respectfully,


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THE GADD0NATIONAL BANK

PW.HOWE. PRESIDE,r
G.W.PHILLIPS,\ViclFiE
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F.P.SEMPLE, CASHIER

CAPITAL $50,00000
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CADD0,OKLAHOMA,

June 17th, 1914

Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D.C.
Gentlemen:
There has been condiderable discussion lately amoung the
banks of Southern Oklahoma with reference to being placed in
District #11 with Dallas, and I desire to say that we are entirely
satisfied with the condi ti on as i t is and certainly hope that no
change will be made placing us in some other district.
first place I believe that we can

In the

set better service from Dallas

because, they are nearer to us and are more familiar with our
wants, I believe it would be a mistake to change this part of
Oklahoma back to the Kansas City District as the orgnization
Commeetee would have to give a great deal of time to the consideration of other changes.


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I respectively request that no change be made.
Yours truly,

NO. 7667
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THE ANTLERS NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL $35.000.00

ANTLERS. OKLAHOMA.

June 17, 1914.

Federal Roserve Board,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen:
This bank desires to express its complete
satisfaction with being placed in Federal Reserve
District Humber Eleven to be served from Dallas,
Texas.

In our opinion Dallas is the logical -ooint

for the southern section of Oklahoma, and we should
be corr:, indeed, to be attached to eitTer the
St. Louis or Kansas City District.

',Te are satisfied

that whatever opposition there has been to the placing
of southern Oklahoma in the Dallas District is due
to the agitation of persons whose personal interests
would be better served by some other arrangement.


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Respectfully,
ANTLERS EATIONAL
By

THOS. E. OAIES, PRESIDENT

11110

W. C. BURTON, VICE-PRESIDENT

411

A. J. STEEN, Cwsmun

NO. 10366

THE FIR.ST NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL STOCK g:30.000.00

SOPER, OKLAHOMA,

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The Federal Eeserve Eoard
Washington D.C.
Gentlemen:
The Reserve Bank Organization (:ommittee in establishing
the reserve Districts saw fit to place Southern Oklahoma/in which
we are fortunate enough to be located in District No, Eleven, with
headquarters in Pallas Texas, In view of the complaint which has been
made in regard to the action of the Board in dividing the State of
Oklahoma between District No Ten and Eleven. The officiers and _vireo
-tors of The First i:ational Dank Of Soper,desire to go on record as
being of the opinion that the Interest of Southern Oklahoma, and
the Interest of this Bankcan be better served from Dallas than it 00
can% be from Kansas City, and to furtherexpress themselves as being
perfectly satisfied with the action of the Committeof the formation
of the .i.ank Reserve Districts6f of the South west.


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Yours Very Truly

"

R. D. WILBOR , PRESIDENT.
RUSH RECORD, CASHIER

W. H.JON ES, VICE PRES.
W.H.DARROUGH,V1cE PRES.

A J. BIARD,Assr.CASH.
E.C.JONES, ASSTCASH.

No. 6130.

THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL $50,000

1z24c-('

SURPLUS $50,000.

HUGO. OKLA.
June, lb, 1914.

Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen:
would like to express ourselves as being satisfied in District
No. 11,

We believe that the lines as tney are now drawn, in reference to that

part ox Oklahona being in District No. 11, were well defined by the Organization
Committee.

This from the fact that the greater part of this section mentiAled

is a cotton growing country, and naturally should be served oy a bank which will
bc supported largely by this factor.
We oppose being annexed to the Kansas City District, and are entirely
satisfied in District No. 11.


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Yours v

truly,

%Zylig.ident.

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CAPVr.AL $25,000.00
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Ai
zelj-ely`ed

June 16, 1914.

Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen:
We desire to protest against any change
in the Federal Reserve Districts so far as they relate
to the Southern part of Oklahoma.

We believe that our

interests will best be served by continuing in the
Dallas District, because of the similarity of the climate,
soil and crops, and the further fact that the Dallas
Bank will be managed by a Board of Directors who are
acquainted with the needs of a bank in the cotton district.
We believe the Organization Committee showed
good judgment in dividing the State as they did,
and we trust that the lines as established will remain
as they are.
Yours very truly,

Casl-

G.A.RAMS['',PVY
J J.CRAVENS,VcE-PREsiDENT.
A.N_LEECRAFT.VicE PRE SIDE N T
W.F1McCARLEY. CASHIER
ER HARRIS. ASST.CASHIER.
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COLBERT,IND.TER.

June.'5th,1914.

Federal Reserve Board,
Washirgter,u.C.,
Gentlerer:understand that the bankers of Okla
homa Citv
are making an effort to transfer us
to Kansas city,
I wish to protest against any change
being —ade as I
feel that it is to our interest to
remain as we are.
I feel that the Dallas District unde
rstands our needs and knows
our condition better than Kansas
City, and would be in a
better position to assist us, I
think the Federal Reserve board
acted wisely in rlaring this port
ion of Oklahoma in the
Dallas, District.


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Yours truly,
President.

411
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
7651

W. D. WILKIN!...*RESIDENT
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S. C. BOSELI
VV
ICE•PRESIDENT
W. W. MORAN, 'SHIER
S. IRBY. ASST. CASHIER

CAPITAL STOCK $35,000.00
SURPLUS

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1E25,000 00

BOSWELL. OKLA

June 15th 1914.
Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D. O.
Gentlemen:The purpose of this letter is to protest against
any change whatever of that part of Oklahoma, now in District
No.11, to District No. 10.

At first we were of the opinion

that it would have been better if all of Oklahoma could have
been in one district, even if the southern part ## would have
been in District No.10; but since studying the matter more
closely, as to climate, soil and crops, and the cattle and
stock business, we are more fully convinced that we can be
better served from the Dallas District; and it is our honest
opinion that the same rule will apply to nenrly all of the
southern part of Oklahoma.
As stated above we are against any change whatever
of the north line of District No.11, in Oklahoma, and our
appeal to you, is, that you make no change, as we believe
that the OrganizationCommittee showed good judgement in
dividing the State as they did.


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Yours very truly,

Cashier.

NI/

10012

V
KINNEY, PRES.
JAS P.
W. M.LUCAS, V. PRES.
W. K. G , LSTRAP, V. PRES.
L. L.CAL OWE L L, CASHIER

aTe /7(15'

TISHOMINGO, OKLAHOMA.

June 15, 1914.

The Federal Reserve Board,
Washington,
D. C.
Sir :I notice fror tise Press that there will be
Committee of bankers from Oklahoma appear before
la
yOu in an effort to get all of the State of Oklahoma
placed in the Kansas City Federal Reserve District.
This Committee will doubtless represent
that 95% of the banks of Southern Oklahoma of the
Dillas Reserve District are protesting against being
left in the Dallas District and doubtless there are
a majority of the banks south of the Canadian River
on record as protesting against the division but I wish
to submit that the majority of these protests have
been made as a direct result of a persistent campaign
waged by Oklahoma City Bankers.
These Oklahoma City Bankers have emphasized the
fact that our state has been divided and put in two
different districts while under present conditions our
state is divided Into a dozen or more different Districts.
Some of us borrow our money from and keep our reserves with
New York while others are with St Louis, Chicago, Kansas
City, Fort Smith, Little Rock or various other centers.
You will find on investigation that the reasons
given by these banks protesting against Southern Oklahoma
being placed with Dallas, for wanting the district changed
will vanish as soon as the Federal Reserve System is put
in actual operation.
The Oklahoma Ctty Banks sent out the protests
all ready to be signed up by the different banks and
urge d that every bank join in the protest.
I thoroughly believe that it unwise to make
any change in our district at this time and that time
will prove the wisdom of the Organisation Committee
in
dividing Oklahoma along the line of its Natural line
of division.


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Respectfully sukittO.
Cashier.


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N910538

THE STATE NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL STOCK $50,000.00
SURPLUS $ 5,000.00

DURANT,OKLAHOMA

E.C.MILLION,PRESIDENT
A.U.THOMAS. VICE- PRESIDENT.
GREEN THOMPSON,Vict-PREsiorNi.
GEO. H.HARRIS,CASHIER.
J.F.GREGORY,Assr. CASHIER.

June 13, 1914.

Honorable Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen:
This bank desires to express its satisfaction
with the Federal Reserve Districts as established by the
Organization Committee.

We believe that our interests

will best be served by connection with the Dallas Reserve
Bank rather than any Other District to which we might
be transferred,.

We think that the Committee showed

a thorough consideration of our needs when they separated
the cotton growing region of Oklahoma from the other
section of the State and plac

it along with Texas

and the other States which have cotton as their chief
product.
We respectfully protest against any change
being made in our Reserve Bank connections.
Respectfully

-caws,

Ch
Vice-President.
GT/1MS

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411
THE Di RANT NATIONAL BANK
NO.5590.

A. B. SCARBOROUGH, PRESIDENT.
JAS. R. MCKINNEY, VICE PRESIDENT.
B. A. McKINNEY, CASHIER.
W. E. CLARK, A88T. CASHIER.
W. C. JAMISON, A8ST. CASHIER.

CAPITAL $ 100,000.
SURPLUS $ 40,000.

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DURANT.OKIA. June

13, 1914
.

The Honorable Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen:
The officers and directors of this bank are
thoroughly satisfied with the arrarcernent of the Federal
Reserve Districts and we protest against the Southern
part of Oklahoma being transferred to the Kansas City
District or any other District. We believe that the
Organization Ccimmittee used good judgment in placing
this part of our State in with Texas, because many of
our citizens are from that State, we have similar soil
anci seasons,and similar crops. We know them and they
know us.
We believe that a large part of the sentiment
manifested by some of the banks in Southern Oklahoma
in desiring to be transferred to the Kansas City District is due in a great measure to the agitation brought
on by Oklahoma City. They are in the Kansas City District themselves and believing that benefit would accrue
to their own City by having Southern Oklahoma transferred
to Kansas City have conducted a vigorous campaign to
bring about that result. They lined up a great many
banks in this part of the State before those barks had
stopped to consider what was for their best interest. We
think the enterprise they have shown is -worthy of commendation, but then we feel the Board should also know
to what extent they have been active in the effort to
Southern Oklahoma transferred to the Tenth District.
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.........
We believe that a bank managed by a Board of
...D3:tors coming from Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and
the -&,,ther states of the Tenth District v;')uld not knot:
and
lare'for our needs like the Texas bank would.
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B. A. McKINNEV, PRESIDEN:T
L. H. GRIMES, VICE-PRESIDENT
W. G. COTNER,CAsiHER
G. L. GRIMES, ASST. CASHIER

No. 1034711/

THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL S25.000

ACHILLE, OKLA.
June 12, 1914.
The Federal Reserve Boards
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen:
In as much as the banks in the Northern part
of Oklahoma are making a strong fIgla% to have all of the
State of Oklahoma placed in Reservt. Listrict Ten I wish
to state how the Directors of this bank feel about the
situation:
We realize that the Southern part of Oklahoma
is a cotton growing country and that we have practically
the same crops and conditions that the people of Texas
have to condend with;
The business trend of this part of 011ahom is
towards Dallas and we feel that we ought to have our
banking facilities in the same part of the country that
our other business is centered;
We are of the opinion that the Directors of
the Reserve Bank that is to be located at Dallas, in
Reserve District Eleven will better understand the conditions
that we have to contend with and therefore will be in a
better position to take care of the needs of the banks
located in the Southern Part of Oklahcma.
We want to file a protest against any change
that may be made in the lines of the Reserve Districts
that would place this part of the state in Reserve District
Ten;
We feel that we properly belong to Distrect
Eleven and we hope that no change will be made;


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Respectfully,
Cashier.

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, VICE-PRESIDENT.

Sco.s,....es.mo

W. A. JONES, ASS'T CASHIER.

TOM MITCHAM,CR.

THE LEHIGH NATIONAL BANIc
LEI-IICi H,OKLA.

June

To the Zedertl Reserve Board.
Thshington,D.C.
Gentlemen:We the undersigned Banks of Lehigh
Oklahoma-hereby protest against an.; change being
made to ard rodistrcting the - ohthorn part of Oklahoma-which is located in the llth.reserve district.
The undersigned Banks-are satisfied with
Dallas for the reson that we have daily connections
with this City-whereby we believe that it :ill be to
our best interest-to be associated with thi Bank. .
x'uther we do not beleive that tho Reserve
Board will allow any discrimination in inetrest rates
owing to the ":trong demand for assistance du' - the
'
mar:Tetins of our Cotton crop-which the entire
District is called upon to 2in_Lnce at the ame time.
tion that

Assuring you of any assistance,or informaTO have at any time called apon,e are
Very truly yours.
The Lehi

_dation,
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First 7a1.ional Bank
# First 3Tatioll Bank
American National 'Bank
First 1:aicinal 3ank
First National Bank
First National Bnk
First national Bank
Park lia2 1onal Bank
.
First National Bank
Toraplo National T:ink
First liational Bank
Farmcrz National 70ank
First National Bank
Tishomingo National Bank
Faroers National Bank
# First National Bank,
First National Bank
B
National Bak of Verdon
First National Bank
Walter :Tationl Bank
Piret National Bank
First _National Bank
First National Bank
Waurika National Bank
First National Bank
German ;Itional Bank
American Uational Bank
First 1Zional Bank
Latimer County National Bank
# First National Bank
First Ytional Bank
8outhorn National Bank

Sa,yre
Sayru
Sentinel
Snyder ,
roper
Spiro
Cterrett
Stiglar
Ctlgler
Stonewall
Stratford
Stuart
Sulhur
Tllihina
Temple
Thomas
Tishomingo
Tishomingo
Tishomingo
Tupelo
Valliant,
*Jordon
VerCen
Walter
IitT
:
7:apanueka
7avhi neton
7aurika
'Waurika
Weatherford
3rford
72eath,
m
Wetuka
7-='(3 thinka
Wilburton
Woodvillo
Wynneoo0.
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Wilnewood

Beckham
Beckham
77aphita
Kiowa
Choctaw
Lenore
nryPn
Haskell
Haskull
Pontotoc
Garv!n
Hugh:
Murray
LeFlorc
Cotton
Custcr
Johnston
JohAston
i
=rtQn
lreurtain
Grady
Grady
Cotton
Cotton
Johnston
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Jefferson
Jefferson
Custer
Custer
Huithes
Hughes
Latimer
Ilarshall
Garvin
Garvin

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,
Total number of rrmiber 1- .1nks in '11(- -leventh nier,rict in
Southwen Okidhoma 166.
Total number of member banks in the Counties of Bryan,
Choctaw, Marshall, VbCurtain and Pushmattiha, which are excluded
from the territory sought to b n transferred by thc, Committee
filing the i., tition 30.
Total number of mmber 'banks situated outside of the
Counties of nryan, Choctaw, MItrnhall, Meeurtmin mr0. Pushmatalia
136.
Total number of member bank3 roquJred to file 2etition in
r
accordance with the . egulations of the Federal Reservc Board
90.


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CAPITAL S25,000.00

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5,000.00

ACH I LLE,OKLAHOMA, June 10th,1914.

Federal Reserve Board,
":lashington,D.C.
Gentlemen:The proposition to revise the findings of the
Organization Comalittee in locating southern Oklahoma in Federal Reserve District Do.11,Dallas,Texas,is very objectionable
to this section of the country,and,on behalf of this Bank,I
earnestly Protest against any change being made from the
original decision.
Our interests and those of Texas are closely merged,
and I might say,identical. The character of the soil is practically the same,our crops are of the same character and the principal markets for our cotton crop give us exchange on Dallas,
Houston,Galveston and New Orleans in payment thereof,and at the
same time afford us a better price because of the shorter haul
to destination. Our corn and other small grain crops find a ready
market in those sections of Texas where the agricultural conditions make other crops more profitable,in consequence of which
very little corn and oats are raised.
Since this town was established,our trade relations
with Texas points have steadily increased,and I feel that it is to
our best interests that we remr.in a member of Federal Reserve District ro.11. It is probably true that the majority of Oklahoma
Banks maintain their reserves in Kansas City,St.Louis and New York,
but this is no doubt due to the fact that these connections were
established before reserve cities were designated in Tezas,and it
is convenient to draw Eastern exchange in payment of the purchases
of our merchants from eastern and northern cities. Altogether, I
believe that the Organization Committee acted very wisely in embracing southern Oklahoma in the Dallas Reserve District and I
sincerely trust that no change will be made from the original desismation,becanse 1' believe it will be prejudicial to our interests
to mall:0 any change.


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S W.HE N RY. ViCE -PRESIDENT.

J. T INGRAM .PREsIDENT

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7707

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CAPITAL $25,000

C.

WOODVILLE,OKLA.

June 10th,1914.

Federal Reserve Board,
Washington,D.C.
Gentlemen :In the matter of the protest which is being made on
behalf of the State of Oklahoma by certain of the Banks located
therein against the action of the Federal Reserve Bank Organization Committee,I beg to advise you that it is the desire of
this Bank that the District remain as laid out and designated,
and,in support of my protest against any change,beg to submit
that,in my opinion,the interests of the Banks located south of
the Canadian River in Oklahoma will be best served by remaining
in District No.11,Dal1as,rather than by being attached to the
10th Reserve District,Kansas City.
The principal crop of this section of the country is
cot ton,and all the exchange for that commodity goes south either
to Dallas,Houston,Galveston or New Orleans,and cattle and hogs
are shipped mainly to Fort V;orth,Texas,while our corn and small
grain products find a market either at home or are distributed
through those sections of Texas which raise little feedstuffs.
The character of the soil is practically the same as
that of Texas;the majority of our people are Texans born or descendants from Texas people,and I cannot see any advantage that
can result from any change in the decision of the Organization
Committee,while there are many advantages that will accrue to us
by being so closely in touch with the Federal Reserve Bank located at Dallas,and I sincerely trust that the lines,as originally
fixed,attaching southern Oklahoma to the Dallas District No.11,
will be sustained.


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JAS. R. M.-KINNEY,PRESIDENT.

G. P. WHEELER, VICE-PREST.

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JNO. LAN DRAM, CASHIER.

THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CAP

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The Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D.C.
Gentlemen:
We wish to commend the action of your
board in cutting off that part of the State of
Oklahoma which is a cotton growing section, and
attaching it to the eleventh district.
We feel that our interests would be
served by a board of Directors coming
better
from Texas, the We stern part of Louisiana, and
the Southern part of New 1,Texico, than one coming
from Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and those
other States that know nothing about the problems
of a bank charged with the duty of financing
a cotton crop, and we sincerely hope that no
change will De made in this district.


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JAS. IL MeRINNEY, President

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C. H. COLBERT. Vio. Prepjdent
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BRUCE MAY, Viet+ President
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C. B. CARTER, Ass't Cashier

THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
PrrA I..s2.-,,000 oo

KENEFICK., OKLAHOMA,

Federal

Reserve

Washington,

June 6, 1914.

Board,
D. C.

Gentlemen:We desire to state that we think
the Organization Comnittee used good judgment in
placing southern Oklahoma in the Eleventh Federal
Reserve Bank District, as, that portion of Oklahoma
placed in the Dallas District
essentially a
cotton producing region.
We feel that our interests will be served better
by a board of directors coming from Texas, Western
Louisiana, southern New Mexico, than one coming from
Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, or any other
state that knows nothing of the great problems
involved in financing the cotta
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F. B. HERRON,Cashier
D.D.WHITING.Assr. Cashier.
JOE HAN NAN,Assh.Cashier.

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MAD ILL,OKLA.

Jane 6th. 1914

Reserve Bank
Organization Committee,
Washington, D.C.
Gentlemen;We, the undersigned National Banks of Madill;
Oklahoma, believe that your committee exercised a wise
judgment in locating southern Oklahoma in the Dallas. District,
Geographically, Dallas is convenient and esiiy
accessible to our section; a large percentage of the population
of southern Oklahoma is composed of Texans; Which tends to
a closer acquaintance of the two peoples, and thus obviates
what might be n serious problem in the selection of suitable
men to direct the affairs of the District Reserve Bank.
The agricultural conditions and products of southern
Oklahoma and Texas are almost identical, and the business
relations betwwen the two sections are close and of long
stfmding.
We understand there is a movement to-lards locating
our section i
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her District.
f the col itions stated above we think the
ery unise and we wish to enter our unagainst a
change whatever.
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S 55,000.00

M I LBURN,OKLA.

June 6th. 1914

To The Federal Reserve Board,
Washington,
G en t em

D. C.

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We feel it our duty to say a few words in
behalf of the Reserve Board in locatinp the
District line as they did through the State
of Oklahoma.
Inasmuch as the southern part of the State
is devoted to cotton growing as well as the
balance of the Eleventh District.
We believe it would also be to the best
interest of all concerned should we have a
board of -7 irectors cominc! from Texas, the
52,f New Eexico,and the western part
southern part ,
of Louisianar*han one coming from Colorado,
Wyoming, ITebraska, and those other States
that know nothing about the problems of a bank
charged with the duty of financing a cotton crop.
It appears to us that the Federal Board
has acted wisely in placing us in the Eleventh
ristrict with Dallas as a reserve Center,
we therefore commend them.

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(Capital 525,000
B, A. McKINNEY, PRESIDENT
M. O. CARDIN, VICE-PRESIDENT
JAS. N. KING, CASHIER
JACK BUMPASS. ASSISTANT-CASHIER

Aylesworth, 00a.,

June )
!th,1914

Federal

R83070

Board,

Washington,D.C.
Gentlemen;Rea11z1n6 that there is an attempt being made
by some of the banks in Oklahoma l located in District 1o.11,and others
in the northern part of the State,to bring pressure to bear upon you
tp change the boundry. lines of District No.11,so as to place the entire
state of Oklahoma in District No.10,we,as a member bank of District
No.11 wish to say that we heartily endorse the division of Oklahoma
made by you in outlining this district,and wish to enter our protest
against any

change whatsoner in the territory included therein.

The hatural trend of the business of the banks of Southern Oklahoma
is not toward Kansas

ciLy :11(1 the placing of us in District No.10

would necessitate our forthing new relaticLs altogether.
The state of Oklahoma should be divided from the fact that the
seasons are the same:and the crops grown,are identical with those of
the State of Texas,while the northern portion of Oklahoma is the same
as the sate of Kansas.
At the Bankers convention held in Dallas for the purpose of recconmerdin6 Directors for the Reginal Bank,southern Oklahoma was shown
dns1da1vat1on,both In giving us a director and in selecting B class

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were# thououghly identified with Southern Oklahoma interests
- Yours for District No.11 to stand,
Respectfully,
A


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BABE E. PARKER, VICE PRES.

B. A. McKINNEY, PRES.

KING, CAsHIER.

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IF

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CAPITAL

1.13-

STOCK, $ 25,000.00

BOKCHITO, OKLA.

June

4-14

lion, Federal Reserve Board,
Washington,

D.C.

Gentlemen;
We want to protest against any change that
might be made in the lines of the Federal Reserve District
that we are in.
The crops grown in southern Oklahoma, are
the same as

tho‘ilgrown

in Texas and are not the same

as those grown in the Kansas City District,
We think the Committee acted wisely in
dividing the state as they did.
Respectfully

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A. B. SCARBOROUGH, PRESIDENT.
JAS. R. McKINNEY, VICE PRESIDENT.
B. A. McKINNEY, CASHIER.
W. E. CLARK, ASST. CASHIER.
W. C. JAM SON, AS8T. CASHIER.

TH E

NO.5590.
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TRANT NATI0NAL BANK
CAPITAL $ 100,000.
SURPLUS $ 40,000.

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DIIRANTOKI,A. June 3, 1914.
Hon. Chas. D. Carter,
House of Representatives,
Washington, D. C„
Dear Sir:
As you may have noticed in the press dispatches,
a convention of all the bankers of the Eleventh District
was held in Dallas last Saturday, at which meetin2, more
than two-thirds of the entire membership of the District
was represented.
I enclose herewith the Dallas Newst write-up
about it. Dallas was very considera.e of theroutlying
territory, and particularly Oklahoma. They gawg us one
director, and in addition to that elected three non-banker
directors, every one of whom have interests in Southern
Oklahoma aid are well acquainted with our needs here. I
am writing you this because it carries out just what I
told you in talking to you in Washington. At Dallas we
will be in the hands of our friends. The President of
the Bankers Association of Texas told Jim and ax, that
,
Oklahoma would virtually have four of the six men chosen
down there the other day. As you will see these three
Class
dirc ctors, who are non-bankers, are Marion Sansom,
,
a cattle man of Fort Worth, Frank Kell of Wichita Falls,
the man who has done so much for the Southwestern corner of
Oklahoma, and J. J. Culbertson of Paris, an oil man actively
identified with a great many Ok4.ahoma interests. The
Southern Oklahoma banks were well represented and they
were high in their r, raises of the treatment they received
at Dallas.While I did not attempt to sound the Oklahoma
boys who vie.re at Dallas I believe the result of that convention was to change the opinion of a large number of
those individuals who have heretofore been shouting so
loyally for Kansas City. It is my purpose at once to try
to get an expression from as many as I can with a view of
sending them to you.
Outside of the mere fact of state pride I am more
firml:j convinced than ever that the organization committee
knew what it was doing when it cut off ti-e co tto n growing
region of Oklahoma from the other half of it, and if no
change is made in the District in a very few years none of
)
the Oklahoma fellows would want to be attached to a Northern
Di strict.


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With best wishes,
,
Sincer
Cashier.

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OFFICERS
PRZSIDEIN
R. H. DRENNAN.
OKLAHOMA CITY

41111

ARBITRATION COMMITTEE

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D. J. DONAHOE. PONCA CITY
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JESSE VANDENBURGH. Vi
BLACKWELL

G. A. HARBAUGH. ALVA. OKLA.

J. J. STINNETT. OKLAHOMA CITY

M. E. HUMPHREY. CHICKASHA. OKLA

MEMBER TRI-STATE APPEAL
BOARD

C. F. PROUTY. SECT AND TREAS.
OKLAHOM.4 CITY

DIRECTORS
C. F. BABCOCK• STILLWATER. OKLA.

D. C. KOLP. OKLAHOMA CITY. OKLA
J. E. McCRISTY. ENID. OKLA.

J. H. SHAW. ENID

OKLAHOMA

Grain Pnierstgtssariatian nf OldalTrana
409 BALTIMORE BLDG.
PHONE WALNUT 4562

OFFICE OF

SECRETARY AND TREASURER

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.

1,

Hon. Robt. L. Owen,
Washington, D. C.
Dead Senator Owen:We hand you herewith resolution unanimously adopted
by the Oklahoma Grain Dealers' amd Millers, assembled in Annual
session in Oklahoma City, Okla. May 20th, 1914. which is self
explanatory.
Your consideration of our interests in this matter will
be highly appreciated.
Yours very t

CFP/N.


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OFFICERS

ARBITRATION

R. H. DRENNAN. PRIESID
OKLAHOMA CITY
JESSE VANDENBURGH.
BLACKWELL

U

COMMITTEE

F. CLEMONS. MARSHALL

D. J. DONAHOE. PONCA CITY
-PRes.

DIRECTORS
C. F. BABCOCK. STILLWATER. OKLA.
G. A. HARBAUGH, ALVA. OKLA.

J. J. STINNETT. OKLAHomft. CITY
M. E. HUMPH REV. CHICKASHA. OKLA

MEMBERTRI-STATEAPPEAL
BOARD

C. F. PROUTY. SEC, AND WEAS.
OKLAHOMA CITY

D. C. KOLP. OKLAHOMA CITY. OKLA
J. E. MCCRISTY. ENID. OKLA

J. H. SHAW. ENID. OKLAHOMA

Grain

ptaltrs'

sszriatircn pf OkialTrana

OFFICE OF

409 BALTIMORE BLDG.

SECRETARY AND TREASURER

PHONE

WALNUT 4562

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.

REPORT OF RESOLUTION COMMITTEE
APPOINTED BY THE OKLAHOMA MILLERS AND GRAIN DEALERS ASSOCIATION
WHILY, IN SESSION AT OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. MAY 20, 1914.

WHEREAS the organization Committee working under the
Federal Reserve Act has placed the South half of the State of
Oklahoma in the Dallas District, and the North half in the
Kansas City District, and
WHEREAS the business of millers and grain dealers is done
almost - ritirely through sight drafts and Bills of Lading attached which must reach destination before the arrival of oar in order
to avoid delay in delivery and save demurrage, and
WHEREAS a great many of our shippers own plants in both
districts, and would necessarily have to make arrangements for
handling their items through both thus causing unnecessary work,
great inoonvenience, additional cost, and much delay, and
WHEREAS, the members o'f this Association has this year the
tremendious task of handling the greatest crop ever raised in
the State of Oklahoma, and believing that the division of the
State in two districts would create a congestion in the shipping
and handling of the same, causing both loss and inconvenience
alike to the producer and shipper, and
WHEREAS the natural trend of trade in the grain business
between Kansas City and all parts of Oklahoma,
is
THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Association urge upon
our Senators and Reprsentatives in Congress the deep obligation
resting upon them to see that a readjustment be effected so that
all of Oklahoma will be in the Kansas City District.


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OIL MILL.

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DEPARTMENT

J • F. RUMSEY, PRESIDENT.

R. D.RUMSFYS

YOPP. CODE
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W.C.H ATH AWAY, MANAGER.


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Hon. Robert L. Owen,
Member of Conress,
Washington, D.C.
Dear Sir:We write to ask that you please use your
influence to unite the State of Oklahoma into one
'federal Reserve district with Kansas City, and
oblige,
Yours truly,
Alyilr.RICAN ICE & OIL COir"A.NY
By
Mana,zer.

7rCH AM

DAILY CAPACITY. 15 TONS

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STORAGE CAPACITY. 500 TONS

MANUFACTURERS OF PURE CRYSTAL ICE
PHONE 124

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POTEAU, OKLAHOMA,

.

5 - 18 - 14.

Hon. R.L.Owen,
Washinston,

D.C.

Dear Sir;Would be pleased to have you
use every influence possible to unite the State of Oklahoma into
one
Federal Reserve District with Kansas City.
Greatly Obligeing,
W.Bush

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Sthn.

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L. P. ANDERSON. VICE PRESIDENT

411

H. E. FOSTER. SEC.. TREAS. & GEN. MGR.

Arbmore Jrr. iGtIt & timurr Tompartu
Arbnutre. ODklahatna

May 18th, 1914.

Hon. Robert L. Owen,
Washington, D. C.
Sir:
We respectfully beg to submit that we believe an injustice
has been done to the State of Oklahoma by dividing it into two Federal
Reserve Districts, and as a member of the Oklahoma Manufacturing
Association, we would request, if you can see your way clear to do so,
to unite Oklahoma into one Federal Reserve District with Kansas City,
Missouri.
Thanking you very kindly for any interest you may take in this
matter, we beg to remain,
Yours truly,

HEF/M71

Seely.

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W. H.DAVVLEY, VicEPRE.S.

C. W. DAWLEY. PiisES

W.S.AMBROSE,Scey,TREAS.&

864'
PURE DISTILLED WATERICE
DAILY ICE CAPACITY
100 TONS

COLD STORAGE CAPACITY
100.000 CUBIC FEET

eilicAlester; Olekt5/18/114/
PHONE 25

Senator Robt.L.Owen,
Washington,D.C.
Dear Sir and Friend:—
Please use your best efforts to
unite the state of Oklahoma into one Federal Reserve
District with Kansas City.


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Very truly yours,
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C.S.COMPANY.
Mgr.

MGR.

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F. E. LAHMAN,PRESIDENT AND TRE•

II. BAIINTGE,VrcE

S. W. KEISER,SECRETARY

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MANUFACTURERS OF CRYSTAL ICE FROM DISTILLED WATER
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"rent m:stake for our state of Oklahoma
is it not a ,
to be divided as to Regional Banks hetween Dallas and aansas City?
Both out firm and myaelf feel that it is and desire IA) urgenpon
you to do all in your power to have us put all in the same Oistrict
and that to be Kansas City.
voallaq.
We scarcely ever have any Ill'Iresr;' wI
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ihankinr
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Yours very truly,
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F. E. LAIIMAN. Pres. and Treas.

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W. L. LAIIMAN, Secretary

W. E. BERRY, Vice Pres.

PAWNEE ICE,FUEL & BOTTLING COMPANY
MANUFACTURERS OF CRYSTAL ICE
DEALERS IN COAL
Bottlers of Soft Drinks

Retailers of Diamond Brand Gas

Pawnee, Oklahoma,
May 16,1914.
Senator Owen,
Washington,D.C.
Dear Sir:We would very much appreciate it if you would be able to
have our Oklahoma banks,all of them,put into the Federal Reserve
district with Tansas City. It will mean much not only to the Oklahoma
banks who have to deal with Dallas but it will react very materially
upon our own industry and other manufacturing plants. We trust that
you will sae some way clear to do this.

W. L. LA HMAN, Manager

Yours very truly,
Pawnee Ice lFuel
By

Bottling Co.

Senator Owen:From the standpoint of the above company whom I represent
I believe that Oklahoma banks should be affiliated with Kansas City
and I also personally think it would be better for all concerned.
Yours very trial',


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908 Colcord Building

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.

May 18, 1914.

Senator Owens,
Washington, I.C.
Dear Senator:Enclosed find copy of telegram which
I sent to President Wilson Saturday night in
accordance with your request received through
Eamsey.
It is of vitally more importance to
our bankers to get Oklahoma back together again
in one district than it is to have a representative
from the Southwest on the Federal Reserve Board,
but we favor the latter because we hope it might
help bring about a re-districting.
Very truly yours,

Secretary.
Enc.


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HOLDENVILLE ICE

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ELECTRIC CO.

ELECTRIC LIGHTS
COAL. ICE

HOLDENVILLE, OKLAI10MA

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7riend;71easc use your beEt e -nforts to uilite 4
state of Oklall.oma into one :rederal :ecerve District with KanFc,E
City.


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Very truly yours,

C. W. DAWLEY. PRESIDENT
McALESTER. OKLA.

Y.

B. H. FRICK. SEC.-TREAS.

T. G. M4
111 VicE-PREs.
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ADA. OKLA.

CITY. MO,

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Kcn. rot)t. L. Owen,
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L!7,r Dear Sir:-As you are aware, the commercial, agricultural,
stock-raising and banking businesses of Oklahoma, is practically all
handled at Kansas City. Now we are informed that the Reserve 72ank
Organizatlim (
7ommit4tee has cut off the southern part of the state,
south of the Canadian River, from the Kansas City Reserve District,
and added it to that of Dallas, Texas, to the great detriment of the
banks in that part of the state. It seems to us that a change ought to
to matt so as to put the whole state ti the Xa:-isas ''';ty District, and
that the present division, forcing us to do business at Dallas, might
be likened to a merchant leaving the main business street of a town
and going into the "back yard" t- do his business, or to the ship- or of
grain and livestock sold in 7_,
..nsas City having to go to Dallas for
settlement.
We ask :iou vigorously to use your influence to ha7e at least all

of southwest 011ahoma changed from Dallas to Kansas City.
Our bank at Arapaho will be much put out under the p_esent division,
as we do none of our business at Dallas, and practically all of it at
Kansas City.
with

ich respect, I beg to reTain,
Tours very truly,

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.

May 16 - 1914

Robert L. Owen, Senator,
Washington, D. C.
My Dear Senator:I transmit herewith, as per instructions,
copy of a resolution adopted unanimously today
by the convention of the Oklahoma Bankers
Association, at which there was an actual
registered attendance of more than 1,000 .
The committee named has not yet been
appointed. It is probable that other inteeted
bankers and business men will accompany the
committee, as interest in the matter is very
wide and deep.
Yours truly,

Secretary.


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RESO LUTIO F.

WHEREAS, The Organization Committee of the
Federal Reserve Banking S stem has placed a large section of Oklahoma in District :Ill with headquarters at
rallas; and
WHEREAS, TA.s division of the state violates
the spirit of the new currency law, and will if maintained, work great injury to t7c financial and commercial intercsts of t-.is state, forcing business to run in
channels opposite to its natural course, thus incurring
great inconvenience and lors to our banks and our people;
11SOLVT, That this Association urge upon our
Senators and Representatives in Congress the deep obliation resting upol- them in this case to sce that a readjustment is effected so that all of Oklahomwill be in District

RLSOLVE FURTHER, That this Association send a
Committee of three to be named by the Pr(sident, one of
whom shall be the, Secretary, 7. B. Harrison, to Washingtol. as soon as the Federal Reserve Board is organized
to pr( sent to that Board the practically unanimous protest of all the han7,7s of Mdahoma against the present
districting, together with spch facts as should influenc. the Reserve Board to corredt the mistake which has
been made.

A. C. T_U1110,
Chairman,
BEET A. HUISOF,
J. A. STINE.

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R. R. HALL, V. PRES.
G. W. PHILLIPS, V. PRES.

R. SULLIVAN, V. PRES.
H. M. STALCUP, CASHIER
C. H. BROWN, ASST. CASHIER

CAPITAL STOCK, $18,000.00

CANEY, OKLA. May fourteenth
Nineteen fourteen.

Hon. Rob't. L. Owen,
United States Senator,
Washington, D. C.
14 dear Sir;-We wish to protest against the division of
our state bewteen Kansas City and Dallas an Regional Reserve
Districts, for the following reasons;
1st, and wFht we consider as most important of
all, is the fact that practically every bank in the Dallas
District would be borrowers at the same time, on account of all
being in the Cotton growing section, thereby largely defeating what we consider one of the best features of the law.
2nd, We feel that the best interests of this state
from a banking and commercial standpoint would be best served
by allowing present existing relations and chatnels of business to continue as they are, which would undoubtedly result
in this whole state being placed in the Kansas City District.
Practically every bank in this section carries its main reserve
acc, unt in that city at present, and to change this, and force
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them to go to Dallas, where practicilly none of them have existing relations, would to our mind be an unwise economical move
as we feel that all business should be left to follow its natural trend.
We are located within forty miles of Red River but
have absolutely no relations with any Texas instituion; never
have any call for Dallas exchange; never go to Texas; bever see
a bankerl from there; have comparitive small amount of Texas
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items to clear, while the exact opposite is true of Kansas City
in each and every particular.
We trust you will se your way clear to help us
have the entire state located in the Kansas City district, there
by doing as much for our state from
financial standpoint, as
could ever be done in one move.
Yours very respect 1


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Hon. Robert L. Owen,
U. S. Senate,
Washington, D. C.

Dear Senator:
I am enclosing a page taken out of The Financier,
New York, showing the views of its correspondent at Kansas City,
which views coincide with most of the bankers in this state.
Practically all the banks in Southern Oklahoma
territory have signed up protest against going into the Dallas
District.
As soon as the Federal Board is organized, we
wish you to make an appointment for the Oklahoma Delegation to
present their case, and would ask that you give sufficient time
so they can get there.
Thanking you for your efforts in behalf of Oklahoma,
I remain,

Yours very truly,

President.

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J. W. PERRY, President
CHAS. H. MOORE,Vice-President
JOHN M. MOORE. Vice-President
CHAS. M. VINING, Assistant Cashier
JAMES T. BRADLEY,Cashier
W. L. BUECHLE. Vice-President
W. H. GLASKIN, Assistant Cashier
E. P. DAVIS, Assistant Cashier
E. W.ZEA. Vice-President
J. F. MEADE,Assistant Cashiex
Unexcelled facilities with the most modern equipment assures accurate and satisfactory service.
A large Capital and Surplus with a strong organization assures safety.

IN KANSAS CITY
OFFICE THE FINANCIER
No.923 BALTIMORE AVENUE/
KANSAS CITY, April 307
Reserve Bank Branches.
Bankers who have made a study of the probable operation of the new Federal 'Reserve system generally agree
that the Federal Reserve bank to be established in Kansas City for District No. 10, will open two branches, one
at Omaha and another at Denver, soon after the parent
institution is in operation. Oklahoma City, Tulsa and
Muskogee, in 'Oklahoma and Wichita, Kan., are already
campaigning for branches, but it is improbable that the
Federal Reserve bank of Kansas City will open any in
Kansas or Oklahoma. The opinion prevails that there
are not enough points in Kansas, Oklahoma or Missouri
which cannot be served over night by the parent institutiOn to' warrant the establishment of more than two
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plant the benefits that now accrue to the country banks
through their many years of personal relationship with
their reserve city correspondents. Many country banks
carry excess reserve cash in their vaults. The reserves
placed with the Federal Reserve banks may come largely
from this source."
The Kansas City Clearing House Association now has
an extensive country 'bank clearing department, and the
new system will reduce its daily clearings. The general
effect on the clearing house, however, depends largely on
the rules laid down by the Federal Reserve Board.

Speakers at Kansas Convention.
Following is a list of the speakers and subjects included
in the program of the 27th annual convention of the Kansas Bankers Association, to be held at Wichita, Thursday
and Friday, May 21 and 22.
President's address, Hon. W. J. Bailey, president Kansas Bankers Association; "The Dawning of a Better Day,"
Hon. Chas. M. Sawyer, Topeka, bank commissioner; "The
Four Winds," Col. Fred E. Farnsworth, New York, genIt IS not anticipated here that the Federal Reserve
eral secretary American Bankers Association; "A ReBoard will make any important modifications soon in the
view of Federal Legislation," Hon. P. W. Goebel, Kansas
various reserve district boundaries outlined by the organiCity, chairman Federal Legislative Committee, A. B. A.;
zation committee, but in the event that the 'Southern
"Law 'Making by the Legislature of Kansas," Hon. W. A.
Oklahoma counties which are endeavoring to be included
Johnston, Topeka, .chief justice Kansas Supreme Court;
in the Kansas City district instead of the Dallas, Texas.
"The Banker's Handiwork in Rural Reconstruction,"
district, succeed in bringing about a transfer of their
Joseph 'Chapman, Minneapolis, vice-president Northwestterritory, a branch may be necessary at Oklahoma City.
ern National, Minneapolis; "The New ,Monetary System
The attitude of Southern Oklahoma bankers toward the
as Related to the Government and the People," Hon. Robdistricting of the organization committee is indicated by
ert L. Owen, United States 'Senator, chairman Senate
the fact that 244 of 260 institutions in that section have
Committee on Banks and Banking; "The New Monetary
written letters, in response to inquiries by W. B. HarriSystem as Related to the Banks," Hon. Carter Glass, repson, secretary of the Oklahoma Bankers' Association,
resentative 6th district, Va., chairman House Committee
urging that their section be transferred to the Kansas
on Banks and Banking; "Altruism and Commercialism,"
City district. Omaha bankers are opposed to their incluA. A. Hyde, Wichita, president the Mentholatum Comsion in the Kansas City district.
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pany; "The Hand of the Government in the 'Work of
In choosing the three "Class A" members who will Agricultural Extension,"
Howard H. Gross, Chicago, presiserve on the directorate of the Federal Reserve bank of dent National Soil
Fertility League; "The Challenge of
Kansas City, it is hoped that one will be from Nebraska, the Country," 'A. E.
Roberts, New York City, secretary
one from 'Colorado and one from Kansas City.
Rural Department International Committee, Y. M. C. A.;
While the new currency system will affect the business "Pending Agricultural
Bank Legislation," John L. Hamilof banks in this district with those of New York and ton, Columbus, 0., ex-presi
dent American Bankers Assocther eastern 'points, there is a feeling in some financial ciation; "Demonstrati
ons That Have Demonstrated," S.
circles locally that the changes will not be as great as M. Jordan, Sedalia, Mo.,
Farm Adviser Pettis Company,
predicted. As to the effect on local banks which carry agent U. S. Department
of Agriculture; "The Relation of
heavy outside bank deposits, Jerome Thralls, manager of Life Insurance to Credits,"
'Colonel Fred Fleming, Kansas
the Kansas City Clearing House Association, says: "It City, Mo., Kansas City Life
Insurance Company; "These
matters not how well the Federal Reserve banks may be
Times," Chas. B. Wiggin, Boston, vice-president Merorganized and managed, they cannot undertake to sup- chants National.

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CAPITAL, $1,000,000.00

SURPLUS, $350,000.00

LARGEST STATE BANK I D. F.. WAGGONER • President
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I EDWIN HOBBY
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Oct. 4, 1909—Capital, $400,000.00
Surplus and Profits,$ 4,434.74

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Deposits,$ 809,856.15
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Protest Award of State Deposits.
A temporary injunction against the State Board of Liquidation to prevent it from awarding the state funds of the
Sixth Congressional District to the Bank of Baton Rouge
and the Capital City Bank of Baton Rouge, and the Washington Bank and Trust Company of Franklinton, the banks
who were in on the syndicate bid of 3% per cent. in this
district, was issued by Judge Brunot in the District Court
at Baton Rouge upon petition of the Louisiana National.
At the same time mandamus proceedings were instituted
by the Louisiana National to compel the board to award it,
as the highest bidder, all the funds of the district except
$50,000, one-fourth of the total, for which the Louisiana
Trust and Savings Company and the Covington Bank and
Trust Company, respectively submitted the highest bids.
Both actions were made returnable May 6.
The mandamus cites the Board of Liquidation to show
cause why it should not be commanded to meet again to
E. P. WILMOT.President
MORRIS HIRSHFELD,Cash.
Wm.H.FOLTS. Vice Pres.
C. M.BARTHOLOMEW. Asst. Cash.
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rescind its former action and award the funds of the Sixth
Congressional District to the lowest bidders.
The Louisiana National bid 4.11 per cent. for all the
funds of the district, but its bid was rejected, for the syndicate bid for all the funds of the state at a rate of 3% per
cent. interest. The petition sets forth that the Covington
Bank and Trust bid 4% per cent. for $50,000 of the funds.
of the district; the Louisiana Trust and Savings Bank
4.17 for one-fourth of the district's funds, and the Bank of
Denham Springs 4 per cent. for $10,000, and that in the
face of these bids the funds were let for 3% per cent. The
syndicate bid is described as "an illegal combined bid."
Chapter Nominations.
The New Orleans Chapter of the American Institute of
Banking, at its regular meeting, adopted resolutions indorsin,g the Exposition of Big Ideas, nominated officers,
who will be selected at the election, the last Saturday in
May, and wound up the night's work with a smoker and
general jollification. The nominations were as follows:
For President—R. E. Byrne of the Canal Bank and Trust
CGmPallY, and W. F. Mulledy, also of the Canal Bank and
Trust Company.
For Vice-President—N. J. Barrios of the Hibernia Bank
and Trust Company and J. J. Farrell, also of the Hibernia
Bank and Trust Company.
For secretary—R. Pruclhomme of the Canal Bank and
Trust Company and L. J. Lebreton, also of the Canal Bank
and Trust Company.
For Treasurer—Felix Lloveras of the City Bank and
Trust Company.
t For Board of Governors—W. D. Parham, Canal Bank;
T,. Banehet, Hibernia Bank; F. F. Michon, Whitney-Central
Trust, and .1. J. Plauche, New Orleans National.

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EDMUND P. FITZPATRICK
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May
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Hon. Robert L. Owen,
United States Senate,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Senator Owen:Last week a party of one hundred and twenty-five
business men of Oklahoma City made a tour of one thousand
miles in Oklahoma, it being our annual Trades Excursion.
A prominent topic of conversation and discussion at
every stop was the division of Oklahoma between the regional
reserve districts of Kansas City and Dallas.
Without attempting to go into details, allow me as a
friend since the "Sequoyah" convention and as one of the Pioneers
in the desire to see you elected to the Presidency, to suggest
that unless this line is altered and Oklahoma left intact, that
hope may as well be abandoned.
I am fully aware, Senator, that you will receive bales
of letters and telegrams regarding this bank district matter,
but perhaps few will presume to frankly express themselves in
quite so personal a way as I am doing. The universal belief
among bankers and business men throughout Oklahoma is that you
can fix this matter. And the universal sentiment, regardless of
party linen, is one of high admiration and favor for you.
A united and enthusiastic 1lome constituency is the
prime necessity in any public career. Unless this bank boundary
line is changed I see no hope for a continuance of this unity of
home sentiraent.
Hoping you will receive this suggestion in the spirit
of solicitous friendship in which it is written, I beg to remain,
Sincerely yours,

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5 8 1914.
Senator Robert L. Owen,
7pshington, D. C.
Der Uerator:telegram from
We just had
lr. Hnrrison, secretary of or Associntion
and we hove gone back and checked up all of
our clearings for the past thirty days
and we flnd th-it 98 % of the business fr m
this bank for the pnst thirty days went to
Lansas City, and i believe this is n
con:.ervativt estimate oI the amount of business
handled in this part or the stPte for the past
,rs, and i think fully 95 % et all of uxlahorp
yeflors through /ansas City And i trust that
when this matter is brought before the Federal
Board that you cpn get all of Oklanora in the
uity District, as i feel t:Iis was the ,,rorst
knock that Oklihoma hps had in P long time
when our state was split and us felLors had to
be tied on to Dallas, as i think Dallas is plumb
oqt of the world for Oxiahomp in the bnnking Tay;
and i believe i am voicing at leart 95 7, of the
people in our stale in this matter, and i hope
that our delegation at .pashingtf-n can convince
the Federal Board and that we will be put in the
t'ansas City ristrict we t
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We are' informed that tbe plan is to djvide
Oklahoma between tlie two regional 1)anks at Kansas City
and Dallas, splitting the state or dividing it, r7ivirsr
part to one and prt to the other 171:11(.
This we believe will work very much to the
detriment of Oklahoma and as the business from this
State seems to trend toward the Northeast, or toward
Kansas City, we would respectfully request that you use
your valuable influerce in placinc the entire state of
Oklahoma in the Kansas City district, instead of dividing it between Dallas

Kansas City.

Your efforts in this will be very much appreciated and we believe will be a considerable benefit
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United States Senate,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
I am in receipt of your favor of April 27th enclosing
statement of the banks in Southern Oklahoma keeping accounts at
Dallas, and I note there arc just five banks.
Three of themt7A,,c
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I know which accounts they are on account of handling some
large cotton accounts with headquarters at Dallas.
There is practically no business done directly with
Dallas banks by the banks in Southern Oklahoma allotted
to the Dallas District.
we wish to make an appointment for the bankers in
Southern Oklahoma to present their matter to the Federal
Reserve Board when appointed and organized.
We would like
sufficient time to notify the parties who will represent the
bankers.
We are depending on your ability to have the Oklahoma
banks put back in the Kansas City District, and trust you will not
disappoint us in this matter.


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DEPOSITS PROTECTED BY THE

C. W. SWEARINGEN, PRESIDENT
H. R. HAMPTON. VICE PRESIDENT

OKLAHOMA STATE GUARANTY
FUND.

J. L. LIGGETT. CASHIER

„Morrison,(Oklahoma "ay 4th, 114.
Senator Robert L. Owen,
Washington, D. C.
Dear flenator:=
This is just one more letter of protest against the
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cheap=John polit:cs that have appeare,1 in to lelcat- on of the
If the men who control the operation
regional reserve banks.
3
of the banks are frn going to follow the p011, y or snaking their
rosition the vehicle for cu-rying favor local 7y then there is
no hope for the bueine9s of the country to get on a substantial
basis and it is only a question of a few years until we will
have a situation worse than anything that M'e country has known.
The currency law as passeCt seems to carry great promise of
improvement over conditions that we have previously known, but
it comes to my mini that our Oklahoma Cuarartv law did the same
thing, but by lal=adriinistration its chief function has been to
feather the nest of scoundrels at t'o expense or capable and
est bankers. We are now trying to repair the damage but the task
is entirely beyond our powers. If the anthers of this new currency
law are to get . the credit thab is due them 1ce2niit Politiob :TUST
Not enter in the framing of the administration or the lat. .This
one stunt that has been pulled off has given . a jolt to business
:
confidence that means the los,:; of :Anions bcccuse of the dart*T
.
delay in re=establishing . conrifience.
Any co=unity that will put its own welfare ahead or the
necessities or the country at large should have its claims to
tally i gnored and any man on theboard who makes his first care
the gratification of unreasonable demands of his hoe people,
such a Elan under the present circumstances is an enemy of the United
.arily renoved from any post of trust.
rttbsStates and should 7)e suui
The i,(?,nering of New Orleans, in the ?ace of the irmine- t col7=
nercial do -e/cpments in connection with the Panama Canal, in
the rawest thing the Democratic Administration has to nnlwer for to
1 hope you will not lose
late, and it Agle is c litle too rush.
sit of thtissity 471f.' continally workim7 for an e7icie:It and
A
non=partisan administration of the measure which promises the early
dawn of a better day than the business world has known within the
lini
of my memory.
Yours truly,


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PRESIDENT
W. P. FREEMAN,

D. THOMAS, CASHIER

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2ec'1 MAY 5 1914
April twenty-three
Nineteen fourteen.
My Dear Sir:
t the regional Re—
Many protests have been filed agains
n Kansas City and Dallas under
serve Bank division of Oklahoma betwee
ts are being filed with the
the new Currency law. All these protes
d to me that it might be a
Secretary of the Treasury and it occure
bankers in the district now repre
good idea to knalw the wishes of all
unequivocally to either end
seated by me befofe I committed myself
of the proposition.
me at your earliest
7onst you be kind enough to file with
reasons therefor
s giving
convenience an expression of your desire
as possible. No matter what position
as concisely and—e-e-n4un4tly
with the Secretary of the
I may take your letter will be filed
Treasury and your views fully presented.


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Very truly yours,

Aleillestpr Trust Co.
McAlester, Okla.
MAY 1.. 1914

ACTIVE
VICE-PliESIDUIT


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ANTLERS,OKLAHOMA,
April
Thirtieth,
1 9 1 4.

Hon. C. D. Carter,
Member of Congress,
;iashington, D. C.

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Dear Sir:
Responding to your circular favor of
April 23rd, you are advised that we are entirely
satisfied with the location of the Regional
Reserve Bank at Dallas, Texas, and for our
particular needs we feel that no other point
would serve us as well.
Yours very truly,

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OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
908 Colcord Building

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.

April 30, 1914.

Mr. Chas. D. Carter, Congressman,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:I enclose herewith copy of resolutions
at a recent meeting of the Kay County
adopted
Bankers Association, April 18, 1914, by unanimous
vote, practically every bank in Kay County being
represented.
Kay County is in the extreme part of
our State, as gou know, and the interest manifested
by bankers in that section on this subject demonstrates the state-wide feeling. While the Northern
part of the State is not directly affected by the
division, all Oklahomans feel that our banking,
commercial and industrial interests have been outraged.
If any representation has been made to
that any considerable number of the banks in
you
Southern Oklahoma are satisfied with being in the
Dallas district, such representation,false. The
writer has in his possession the signed protests
of 308 banks in the Dallas district against the
present districting, and only 17 favor Dallas. A
majority of the latter are owned by Texas men.
Knowing you have been made fully acquainted with the facts from other sources, I
refrain from further comment.
Yours truly,

WBH-C.


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D. MORGAN, VICE-PRESIDENT.
OR. NICHOLSON, VICE-PRESIDENT.
H. D. NEELY, CASHIER.
T. A. BLAKENEY, ASST CASHIER.
FRANK GIBSON, ASST CASHIER.


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01-LIG.A_., April 30th , 1914.
C. D. Carter, Esq., M. C.,
Washington, D. C.

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Dear Sir:
Beg to acknowledge receipt of yours
of the 23rd inst. in which you stz,ce that =,14
protests had been filed aLainsl, the division
of Oklahoma banking territory and in as much
as we are in •the Southern half of Oklahoma
and are put with Dallas, Texas, you want to
kno just how we feel about it.
In reply beg to advise that in truth
and in fact the trade interest of this section
of Oklahoma iF North and East.
We have no
We do not sell anything
connection with Dallas.
to Texas and buy very little there.
We had much
rather be in a district that has either St. Jouis
or Kansas City as the large town in which the
Reginal Lankis located for the reason that our
banking connections have always been in St. Louis
and Kansas City.
Now, since we have been put in a district
with the Reginal Bank at Dallas, Texas, we will
have to sever some of our connections at St.Louis
or Kansas City and open up new connections at
Dallas, Texas.
Dallas, Texas, has never had the Banking
They do
business of this part of the country.
not know us nor do we know them and in order that
you may know the true situation between Banks in
this section of the coun,ry and Dallas, Texas, I
will quote you a paragraph from a letter written
us under date of the 24th inst. by a Dallas bank.
We take the position that member bauks suould have
an account with a member bank in the same city in
which is located our Reginal Bank and having this
idei, in view, and after the Organization Committee
had located our Reginal Bank at Dallas, we opened
up correspondenae with a Bank at Dallas, Texas,
with a. view of opening up an account with them.
T quote you what the Dallas bank says in a letter
in reply to one of ours:
"We fully realize that just at present
we are not as familiar with the affairs of the
Oklahoma banks us are the St. Louis and A-ansas
City banks. .But it is our intention to familiarize
ourselves as soon as possible with the iusiness

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E. F. RINES,PR SIDENT.
D. MORGAN, VICE- PRESIDENT.
OR. NICK0LSON , VICE-PRESIDENT.
H. D. NE ELY, CASHIER.
T. A. LAKENEY, Ass'T CASHIER.
FR NK GIBSON, Ass'T CASHIER.


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needs and customs of the banks in this district.
We are now taking active steps in this direction,
and expect to be in position to take care of
their business and extend them the same expeditious
service that they have heretofore eecured from
their Northern and Eastern correspondents."
This ought to chow .cia the true situation.
In other words, Dallas has attached to
it 197 Reginal Bank purposes a piece of territory
in the State of Oklahoma whose trade they never did
have.
I was informed yesterday by the Cashier of
State National Bank, Denison, Texas, that the Oklahoma
City Bankers say that Dallas, Texas, Banks have never
had a representative at the annual meeting of Oklahoma
Bankers in sixteen years.
This Bank has been requested by banks in
the Northern part of the State to join in a movement
to protest ai;ainst attaching the Southern part of
Oklahoma to District No. 11.
We have refused to
join this movement but in as much as our Congressman
wants to know our views I am perfectly willing to
write you as I have now, knowing the banking b..Ariness
as I do and the conditions that exist in this State.
Some of the Banks in Southeastern Oxdanoma
have some li,tle connection with Texas nut the connection is rather limited, and no bans in Southwestern
Oklahoma have any connection in Dallas, Texas. In other
words, the banks in Kiowa, Comanche, Cheyenne, i,rapaho,
and Caddo countries all do business in Kansas City and
ninty-five per cent. of the would rather do business
there for the reason they have always done business there,
have their friende,their connections and their arrangemen s, Lind in the settlement between the country banks
and city banks their exchanges are remitted towards Kansas
City.
humble servant
I trust that the vi v, of yo
may be of use to you.
Yours v

CC T.P.GOre

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April

30,i914.

Ho, C. D. Carter,
Washingto, D.C.
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Sir:—
Lar
Rely11-12; to your letter of 23rd.in3t.relative to the
refer Kans. City or 8t.
Reserve Bank Districts, will say w
Louis, but X I 1.,xe taken the .paition that the Committe<act—
el to what they thought was best, and tis imposible to locte
them to suit ALL; and as a wnole I am very w211 s...tiofied. And
in —ost cass the kicks are from the banks situated near the
work
lines. Ahq from the fact that each District will
think will effect us much.
in liony with each other, I ao not
Yours very truly,


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W.A CULWELL, PRESIDENT

SAM 13-LACK,VicE PRESIDENT.
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MARIETTA,01i1,A. 4ri1 3oth. 1914.

Hon. C. D. carter,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Yr. Carter;

IeetIMAY 5 1914

We beg to acknowledge receipt of your
letter of the 23rd. ult. as4ing our views as to the division
of this territory under the Federal Reserve Bank act placing
the Eastern part of 0::lahoma in the Dallas district.
We have alre- dy filed our protest with the S?cce43tary of
the Treasury against our location in the Dallas district for
the reasons, first, the interest of the Oklahoma banks are
more in common than our interest with the Texas banks, and
we do not think that the financial interests of Oklahoma
should be divided as under the present system.
Second, our principal channel in clearing items is
through Kansas City, and we have never had need for a connectim
with Dallas. It will, therefore, change our present channel of
commerce not only with banks, but with nearly all lines of
busineEvl in this part of the state.
We have already subscribed for stock in the Reserve Bank
in the Dallas district, but we felt that we could not afford
to delay sending in our subscription for this stock, and
according to our best information the subscribing for stock
in the Federal Reserve Bank dores not necessarily commit us
to any particular district.
We will greatly appreciate any effort you may maRein
having Oklahoma placed Ma in oue district with Kansas City
as the location for the Federal Reserve Bank.
Yours very truly,


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Cheyenne,

The Cheyenne State BalAChoyeano, Okla.

Chickasha,

;arl.71.aro ;tat

Clarita #

The J'irtt State Lank, 011rita, Okla.

Clinton,

Pirst State Bank, Cli,C11a.

Coleman,

Coleman State Bank,

Coal7Ite,

The Coa2zate State Dank,

Comanche,

?armors State Dank,

Comanche,

Farmers State Bank,

Coo-porton,

Bank of Coof,orton,

tato Bank,

Bank,

Bari: or Cornish,
Crowder,

The Bank of Crowder,

Cyril,

Bank of Cyril, Cyril, Okla.

Davidson,

Pirst State, Bank,

Davis,

Okla. State Bank, Davis, Okla.
Parners State Baltk,

D111,

Dill 'itate Bank,

Duke,

Farmers& Lerchants,

Duskin,

Buskin State Batik,

Eaklay,

Bank of Eakley.
Bank of M.71in,

lgin, Okla.

Elk City,

Cotton lbcchanle State Bank of Elk City, Okla.

Elk City,

State Enchari7o Bank, Elk City, 010n.

Elmore, City, arst State Bank, Umoro, Okla.
Erick,

Pirst State Bank,

Mk City,

The CI•h:man Ltz:Ito Bank, 31k City,
Okil.

Elmer,

Parmors State Bank,
rxick state Bank,

Paxon,

2axon

FitLhu-h,

t.tc Bank,

ef.c t:t_tc Bank,

?letcher,

Tlefeher :Alte Bank,

2oso,

'ir[Jt

Foss,

1;os3, Oklahovia,

nk of lloss

Ft. Coln,

lacnita

)
P. Cob. ,

The Caddo County Bank,

Francis,

Bank ol7 Francis,

PredoricTx,

OkL).homa Sttite Bctnk,

Garvin,

he Fanters state Bank,

Gerty,

Jan

Geronino,

The Citizeps J.Ia- of Gerenimo,

Cotobo,

Bank ,of lotebo, Gotobo, Okla.

Gould,

Arct

Craconont,

State Bank of Gra,coont,

Orandfield,

Tillman County .13-.Ink„

Granite,

The 6t,lte Guaranty Da

of Guertie,

2ar:erc 1;t4te Lank,
1iammo41,

Okluho'na State Lank, Harmon, Okla.

Hanna,

'llorero State Bank,

Beadriclz,

Citizens Dank,

Eickory,

The reoplou Bak,

Hinton,

133nk of BLELton,

Hinton,

Hinton Stale Bank,

Hobart,

Hann 2t.,:tc Bculk,

11°11101;er,

11,‘Ank of Kollicter,
17arners

70710,tc.te Bar l and Trust Co.
Hu - o,

First '3tate BInk,

HrOro,

Bulk of H7dro,

Iabol.

'1rFlt State Bank,
1

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The 'irnt :2tate Bank,

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Indianola State :lank,
KLata,

iinta2-tato Dank

;::endrick,

Bank oZ

Mows.

.7r1”nors State Bank,

Lindsay,

:..xell.mge Bank,
2
. ,3-rnerz -

Lamar,

a. nk 01! 'Lamar,
,

Laverne,

Laverne State Bank,

4uvorno,
Lawton,

ondrio'..c,

SDeernoore State Bank,
Citizens Otate Bank,
State Bank of Loco,

Lone ::o12,

Orient )tate

Lookeba,

Lookeba

Lula,

Bank. of Commerce,

ttc Bank,

Gizarz_tnteoel 6tato Bank,
The ilirst

tT.te Bank, ininviflo, Okla.

City State 2ank,
2irst State Bank,
:.arthf.1,

124,rtha t:tr.!.te Bauk,
Bt,I.n1- of. :•znitou,
.
The ilirst 3t -to Bank, .7.ariotta, Okla.
The Bank

:leAleater,

.,c,,lecter,

The Oklahona
lieAlestor Truct eo., ;aoAlostor, Okla.

LloCurtain,

Pay-lore

MI Crook,

Pirst

Luiilorto,

Baal: of ,Iillorton,

ilerehfInts ;;unk,

tate Bank,

i11 Creek, Okla.

1,10(.;urtain State Bank,
The Citizens State Bak,
:ountain

.A.anters Itate Lank,

7400eewoo3,

The 2o=ao Cotton ,Imelaa-p,

Lioun ain

Lounain park 2tate lank, :,lount:tin Park, Okla.

:It. View,

Parners

D.erehp.nts Dank, .".ounLain View, Okla.

Oitizons state Da.k,
.eanama,

Bank o2 Panama,


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Paoli,

Dana: of Paoli,

Paulo Valley,

arst State Bank,

Pittsbu:?3,

Dan-. of ,Attoburc4

Poc,=xsot„

arct

Ponotoc,

Bank of L'oAtotoo,

Potoau,

Leflorc Connty 1/2131:,

Purcell,

.1.112:3011 Bank & Truct Co.,

Piltnam,

First State Balk, Putnam, OklAhona.

Pooaceet, Oklum

Farmers State Bx.k, Cminton„ Okla.
Randlett,

The DailL of P.analtatt,

Rod Oak,

Lan?. of F.ed Oak,
State ran_lz of 11 ocky,
,

Focedale,

American State Lank,

Eeopevelt,

Pirst Danl.: of noo2evc1t,

s
Ruch ',1)- in

o

Pirtt State Bank,

Sentinel,

Oklshema State Bank,

Zoosevolt,

Citizen:3 State
Goipio State Baak,

Snyaela,

aowa State
Firct State .
:'.1a7c, 1.3111)r, 010.3
4

Stuart,

Ztuart State Dank,

Stratford,

The State Dank of Stratford,

ritron7 City,

Arst State Bank,

Stonewall,

The 2irst ::tate Dank,

!torlinr4

l'armors

31).1phar,

::erchants

:3%1/1,7. of Comoro°,
_:erohants State alnico

Tarnaha,

Bank of '2a?laha,

2enple„

Ilarmerc

T.eaola,

Guaranty State Ban::,

•7.1rrierot

tate 3 ,:s
3?

2tnto nitc.roztty

The Alr!- erc' 17.t:Ite Bank,
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,

PLInterc State Bank,

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First

Tuttle,

The Larf of alttle

Valliant,

2arm re state Cizaranty 1
:;ank•

Vanoss,

The First State Ban,

tate Bank, 432 TAlsk,..iliorla

Vinson,The 3ai-k or Vinuon,
altor ,

Okloh ou

ownita

C;0curl ty `,.3 tate B.ara,

ja,yno

3tate T.tz'

The iirt

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how7i1ison,

Okla. L';t

of

C OF meree

72.<2,nk,

3tate Bank,
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OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
908 Coleord Building

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.

April 30, 1914.

Senator R. L. Owen,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:I enclose herewith copy of resolutions
adopted at a recent meeting of the Kay County
Bankers Association, Arril 18, 1914, by unanimous
vote, practically every bank in Kay County being
represented.
Kay County is in the extreme part of our
State, as you know, and the interest manifested by
bankers in that section on this subject demonstrates
the state-wide feelinp. While the Northern part of
the State is not directly affected by the divison,
all Oklahomans feel that our banking, commercial
and industrial interests have been outraged.
If any representation has been made to you
that any considerable number of the banks in Southern
Oklahoma are satisfied with being in the Dallas district,
such representation is false. The writer has in his
possession the signed protests of 308 banks in the
Dallas district against the present districting, and
only 17 favor Dallas. A majority of the latter are
owned by Texas men.
Knowing you have been made fully acquainted
with the facts from other sources, I refrain from
further comment.


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Yours truly,

WTH-C.

Secretary.

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KAY COUIV.2Y 13Al1.ICZ.3 ACSOCI TiON
ACKtk•I',74 K ACOWITY 0111AAPLOU•
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mut, 13th 1914.
11/11.elt A ljULL ILVIBM1311n) 13.E.olo PREalarze

FOLLOWING PJSOLtiTIO

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?Itit,S111.1a.D AND UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED.
inEi=S„ Qv. Rcgionnl Poii.rd has divided the sato of OX1010,
placing the southt;rn hUf of the state in the Dallcc difArict t
the northern half of the :lite in the Kanwm City Distric s
an
VHERYAS, the Iptnks of the nouthern hUf of th, eltate he hercto,
fore found it mort, convenient to transact the

MRiOr

part of tbcir

buzineau with thtl Kc_noas City bunkE and deuire to continue doing
so,
vul,ase ih

01c4ing of st414.1 bank

result in
southc:rn

in tho Dal14s district will

r7reLt inconvenience and locc, ti ;mid bi:mkri in thc
art of the statt as well

WS tht,

ste,tc as a whole:

NOW TnEk-VOIE DE IT RI:SOLVED, by the KAY COMTY BARKERg ASSOCIATION,
In oonvontion awsemblud itt Blaekwell sOklaholna. thiu 16th &y of
April

Lt

rnc5t1y pttition and ruezt thi said Rugional

Board that it modifj itu order horcAufore

Lnd dl4ct: tte entire

state of Oklahorai in the KL•.nes City Diztrict, and be it farther:
B280WILD, that 4. copy of this rQsolution be forw‘rded

o each miaber

O aach member of Congreao from the Statv

of the Pegtorml
of ORlahoum.


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KAY COM

33 A.MIMS

SOCIATION,

KAY 00UNTY.8TAVI: OF =MOW.

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President.

W.W.BOON E , PRESIDENT
M.F. HARALSON,VicE PREST.

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H.EICHENBERGER,CASH I ER
Z.J.HARRISON,Assr.CAsH.

THE OKLAHOlviA STATE BANK
CADDO, OKLAHOMA

April 29th. 1914.
Mr. Chas. D. Carter,
Washington, D. C.

2 1914

Dear Sir:

Replying to your letter of the 23rd. inst.
relative to the Reserve City and Districts, we have
to say that we beleive that our best interests
could be served by Kansas City, Mo. as the bulk
of our business flows in that direction.

Trusting that you will use all your power
and influence having us transferred into Kansas City
District.


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THE STATE NATIONAL BANK
NO. 10239

R. L. WALKER,Pres.
L.0. DAY,Vice Pres.
J. A. MURDOCH, Vice Pres.

CAPITAL

I. P. CLARK,Cashier
E. 13. McALEB, Ass't Cashier

$25,000

HEAVENER, OKLAHOMA April 29th, in14.
Mr. C.D.Carter t itelornF,erftitive,
rashintton, 7).%
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Dear Sir:—

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In reply t* yours of April 23rt with reference to the division
of this state in the Regional Reserve Bank system in which we were placed
in the Dallas district, I beg to advise that we larotest against our betng
placed anywhere else but in the Kansas City district 'rim the reason that
the natural trade trend ef this section of the country it toware.s Kansas
City with whiAl the majority of our business is tranaacted in all trades
and we have n* dellings whatever with Texas. Kansas City is better able
to take care of us for several reasons. Their crisps are n* diversified
that they will be able to meet the demand ef the different crops when
neces'ary tl'ithout disturbing or slighting any *no section while in the
Dallas section, the °reps are practically all the same and we will all
want help from the blnk atl-Ahe same time throughout the nntire district,


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rteRvectfully,

Cashier.

ISAAC ROBERTS, PRESIDENT

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WALTER HODGES, CASHIER

WALDROP. VICE-PRESIDENT

fate !auk
CAPITAL PAID IN, $10,000.00
SURPLUS AND UNDIVIDED PROFITS, S5.500.00

DEPOSITS GUARANTEED BY THE
OKLAHOMA

GUARANTY

FUND

,bra MAY 4 19*Pi

April 29th.191A
Hon.C.D.Carter,
0Drr, ODItizti!onta,
House of Representatives,
Washington, D.C.
Dear Sir:- Yes we would prefer
being placed in the Kansas
city division. As you are aware
that Oklahoma is A Cotton stat
e,especially
the southren portion,produces A
greateal of cotton i the same of is
true of
Texas. From Jan.lst. to Oct.lst,of each/ year it requires more
money thank
the South has,to carry on it's usua
l business and assist the Farm
ers in
producing the various crops;hence it
becomes abselutely necessary to
call
on the North and East, to assist us
in producing those crops and
carrying
on other legitimate business.
We are located in the extreme
southren portion of the sate,yet we
are at
A loss to know how being placed in
the Division with Dallas could in
any
be of benefit to the Banking
business.The Business relation of
Oklahoma
Is not connected with Texas in any
maner,while on the other hand l our
merchantsjuy,jheir good in the Nort
h and East and the natural flow
Oklahoma'sN s t ough Kansas City
of
and Saint Louis 11.0.
We truly trust that you will use
your best eforts to prevent
A dividing
line in business from running
through our Stateth best Stat
e in the
Union.


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Yours Very lruly,

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"T"

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,PRESIDENT.

BYRON DREW,ACTIVE VICE PRES.

No.

HAROLD WALLACE ,CASHIER.
FRED C.CARR,Assr. CASHIER.

10394

NAinclawm,
Or ARDMORE

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Vr. C. 1. Carter, . C.
Washington, D. C.

April 29, 1914.

WNW{

4-1914

Dear Mr. Carter:
of our
Your letter of the 23rd inst. inviting an expression
en the Regianal
views on the divisLon of the State of Oklahoma betwe
note.
Banks of Kansas City and Dallas is received and carefully
should
It is our plAnion that the entire state of Oklahoma
for the reason that
ha7e been placed within the Kansas City District
is in that direction.
unquestionably the trend of trade in this section
ase by far the greater
For instance, the merchants in this locality purch
Louis, Chicago and New
part of their merchandise in the Kansas City, St.
merchants to send their
York markets and while it is the custom of these
bills, when the
personal checks drawn on local banks in payment of such
drawn, it is necessary
checks are presented to the banks on which they are
eastern banks decline
that they be remitted for in eastern exchange as the
eastern reserve cities.
to accept at par exchange drawn on other than the
business in this secIt is therefore necessary for all of the banks doing
es with correspondents in
tion to carry the greater portion of their balanc
Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and New York.

Further than this, the

shipped to the east
commodities produced in this section are either

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ly made with eastern c
or, if shipped towards the Gulf, payments are usual
al that such exchange ye
change in either case and, of course, it is natur
through Kansas City, St.
cillected in the most direct manner which is done
Louis, Chicago or New York.

We would estimate that approximately 906 of

represent the purchase price
the out of town items we handle which wouLd

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ER ,PRESIDENT.
OREW,ACTIVE VICE PREs.

HAROLD WALLACE,CASHIER.
FRED C.CARR,ASST CASHIER.

No. 10394

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STAMM NIATICCNAL II)AA
OF ARDMORE

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of cattle, cotton, train, etc., are drawn on northern and eastern points.'
You will readily understand that by concentration of our balances in the
reserve cities named that it would be more convenient for us to do business
with the reserve bank located within one of such reserve cities.

In other

words, it would not be necessary for us to disturb the natural trend of our
business in order to maintain balances with our bank correspondents for the
purpose of facilitating the depositing of our reserve with the Reserve Bank..
not
It is our desire to favor one reserve city over another but we do
believe that in districting, the banks in this section should be placed in
such manner that the business would continue in its natural course and in
our case, we believe that Kansas City is Vle logical city for the reserve
bank to serve this territory.


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Yours very respectfully,

Vice-President.


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D.W. COLLINS. PRESIDENT

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J. S. RUSS,SEcy.&TREAs.

S. R.COLEMAN,VicE PREs-r.

aKp l
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SAW-1.
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THE OKLAHOMA HOUSE

(ARM'
—

April 29, 1914

Senator E. L. Owen,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
Relative to the division of the
state of Oklahoma by the Federal Reserve Board
we wish to urge upon you the supreme importance
of having this boundary changed so that the
whole of Oklahoma may be placed in the Kansas
City district.
We are firmly convinced of the
great good that this will accomplish to the banking interests, as well as seriously,atAWAK the
jobbers and manufacturers of the stfteXyWei-feel
that it is almost useless to write you on this
matter, as we are sure that, having the interest
of this state at heart, you are already exerting
every effort to have the state of Oklahoma placed
entirely in the Kansas city district. Notwithstanding,we feel it our duty to write you on this
subect, as we are expressing the general consensus of opinion whereever we have heard the measure discussed.
We therefore hope that your efforts will result in success, which means so much
to the future of the state.
Very truly yours,

TEE .tiESTERN BANK SUPPLY CO..
SRC
BG
Secretary-Treasurer.

II D. HUMPHRIIIY

JNO.J.REEME,
MGR. FLOUR DEPT.

M. E. HU M PH REY,
SEC.TREAs 8. MGR

PR ST

Ompany°
MILLERSAND GRAIN DEALERS.
ELEVATORS AT:
CHICKASHA.
ANADARKO,
HINTON.
JUNCTION,

FORT COBB.
CAR N EGIE,
MT. VIEW.
GOT E BO.

APACHE,
LAW TON,
WALTER,
TEMPLE.

LONE WOLF.
CR AC EMONT,
VERDEN.
TUTTLE

- USE
ROBINSON'S CIPHER"REVISED EDITION. .RIVERSIDE CABLE CODE
.
CABLE ADDRESS:
WASHITA.

CAPACITY 800 BBLS.FLOUR,200 BBLS. MEAL. CAPACITY OF ELEVATORS:300,000BU.

ALL ORDERS GIVEN OUR SALESMEN OR
BROKERS SUBJECT TO OUR CONFIRMATION.

r'fiecwa.dtw

Apr. 29,1914.

Hon. Robert L.Owen,
Washington, D.C.
Dear Sir:
We want to protest strongly against the division of Oklahoma
between the Kansas City and Dallas Regional banks.

We can see

absolutely no reason why Southern, and especially Southwestern
Oklahoma, should be put with Dallas.

Our trade relations are all

with Kansas City and Kansas City banks, in this section of the
country, and we feel that Southwestern Oklahoma particularly would
be very hard hit if the present division of the country goes through
without modification.

If we are continued in with the Dallas bank,

when we want money in this country we won't be able to get it from
the resource of the Dallas bank.
In this connection we want to call attention to that section
of the Owen Bill which says the division must be made in conformity
with existing commercial conditions.
Certainly if that section of the Owen Law had been carried out
OkiAhoma would not have been put with Dallas and the Dallas bank.
It seems to us that the Federal Reserve Board should modify the
division before serious injury is done to us in this part of Oklahorns.


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Very respec
CHICKAS

CO.

diMMI.MMINIMPMMEMN•11...M...••••••W.ww..••••,b•*0.••••Umm...

WESTER N LirHO CO WIC.11,

ROSINSONS CIPHER REVISED EDITION.
RIVERSIDE CODE 1901 EDITION.

OFFICERS
J.W.MANEY,. PRESIDENT.
JOHN MANEY,VICE PRESIDENT.
HENRY SCHAFERSECY.S TREAS.

THE MILL FOR QUALITY

HOMAS

1$G CO

0 I

4A ViliMal%

TxturAgiv

MERCHANT MILLERS & GRAIN DFALERS.
EVE FEY SACK:"
GUARANTEED :9'

CAPACITY
500 BBLS.FLOUR
100 BBLS. MEAL
200000.BU ELEV. STORAGE.

THOMAS OKLA.,
29t7.1, 1914.

NOMAS.Ohl


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J .A.COM MONS,
GEN1-PIANAGER.

Senator Robert T. Owen,
Washinzton, D. C.
Dear Sir:
It has just come to our notice that the
state of Oklahoma has been divided between the
Dellis and Kansas City Rcc,*innal Banks. While we
are sure that this was ,Ione without any intention of
injuring the business interests of our great state,
yet we feel sure that it will be an injury to us
and should be chanced if possible.
Under the present plan practically half
of our resources would be in one direction, while
the other half would be in another, scattering our
interest in such a manner that it would undoubtedly
work a hard-ship upon us.
We respectfully request that you use your
good offices and influence toward adjustment of this
matter. While of course we prefer, and it is only
logical that our business should , to Kansas City,
:c)
yet it would not be so bad if the state was not divided, and the resources of the entire state be handled
by just one of the above nemed points.
Thanking you in advance for ,:ny service
that you may be able to render us, we beg to remain
Yours very truly,
T:ILLING C UTILITY.

J.A.0 ED

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A.W.L OCAS,PRESIDENT
L. A.O'BRIEN,VicE PRESIDEN1

L L.WILES,CASHIER

iii idahninaNatianatigank
SKIATOOK ,OKLAHOMA

Arrth,1224
flator Fobt L Owcn

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My dLar C,2n. tor
hav, just about colIplted re-th!coratin6
.:,
our 7ank and ths sam'J will not be comrlto v;ithcut a photorh
of the Trincirl framer of the 71ass*Cwens Currency :ill.
,
If
rbotorarhs.w


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sJnd us on

of yor.r latst

will aprreciate it.
7ours very truly,

Oklahoma Nat'l

ank

Cc,shic:r

01.TE. SAW $UP,[11.-.1.140/0,11,

S C DEAN. President.

C E. McCARTNEY, Vice Pres.

H. W. MORELAND, Cashier.

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STATE BANK &TRUST CO.
CAPITAL $10000 00

1101VE,OKLAM004A,

Hon

April 29th

1(114

Robert I. Owens,
Jr Uniteid States Senate.
Washinuton D.0.

Dear


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Sir;—
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We an 6k1ahopla Bank ask your sincere
thoughts and 3onsiOnrationyin 12ehalf of
the Banking and Commercial intrees of our state.
Yin
hav as you know been placed in District 11
with reserve center at Dallas, 1. )cas, a point havdelv
1
thought of by us spc:akirr from a Bankers view .
7;e, earnestly hope ,that the Fedra/ Reserve Board
to pinlo the great -ttte of Oklahoma
w171 so fit
in District No 10 which will Give us ,:ansasOitylMo
as a reserve center0
Fast experience has proven that we have no ocasion
to use the Couthc'rn bank:;s or Southern cities as reserve
Center. KansasCity and StLouls, navAeen reserve
centers for this state and rany others since they
have 'hoer knower to th financial world.
past experinnc6 has taught us that the Southern states
barrov, heavily through the croP no-rirR season) and
lAnt think it would he Ipuch better if we were placed
in a district)Teachinsr the North , that all parts of
the district would net effecte(i ,alike at the same season.
ol
kind ely ask ycur considtration, and suori, of this
,
request in 'behalf of the Bankin,c and Concrinal
interatbs of cur state.
Respectfully
StaA,l
:

Bank

and

Co
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D. G. LACY, VICE-PRESIDENT

T. D. EDWARDS, PRESIDENT

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Rioturt, Oklahoma

OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

April 28th, 1914.

Hon. Robt. L—Owen,
Washington, D. C.
Sir:
We understand that the matter of
the division of the Federal Reserve Districts
separating the Northern and Southern parts of
the State of Oklahoma, placing this side in
the Dallas District, is subject to repeal and
that same will come before the Reserve Board
in the near future.
In this connection we desire to express ourselves to be heartily in favor of
being placed in District number 10 with Kansas
City.

In so doing the natural trend of business

would not be disturbed and would be more desirable
in many ways.
Trusting that this result may be accomplished, I am,


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Respectfull

Cashier.

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-ARM LOANS AND INSURANCE A SPECIALTY

ALL KINDS OF CITY PROPERTY FO R SALE

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100,000 ACRES OF LAND FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE

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In Cdrectin.7 you at this tine I wish to place
my views to you relativ

to the location of the rederal

Reserve Ilanks and especially the di-yon of 61:lahona.
Hy connections in the farm lean business has
a nittural tendency to go north and east p 100% of the farm'
I
loans handled by my fir1:1 To to hannas C- tlj and east and north
this has been so since the opcnin

of ;olith west Oiatioma

and will continue no rertilenn a 7 the location of renovve
;
,
banT:s, thin fact in caused by the money centers boin: located
at -ansas Citylo St LouissChic7o nnt'l New York.


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It T,00s without saying that I am o7osed to
the division of 07-Ar

tate we are compact and I have always

been of the OTiiflion " that divided we

we ntis

antit feel that tliis 0pPession meets the ap72robation of
.
soneal public in this locality.
would be nleasc to see DT:lahca a polia
State and situated with i eservo ban: in :--ansan City of
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nt L;74113.

I am
Yours very timly,

Hon' Robert uwens,3enator.

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H. W MORELAND. Cashier

C. E McCARTN EY. Vice Pres
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CAPITAL $10.000.00

IIOWE. OKLAHOMA,

Honcrable

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outhern part of Oklal:o7a in thn Dallas,
t.
District, a very hard blow to our stale, and tht
BaLkinv, irest(-1 of
I earrstly hope that somthiT can he fro.:pt to
boar to have thi'z distict chancred, and place thn
7arsasCity, District.
entire stctt. of Clqahoma in
the' banks of t7le
V:e never have any business vdth
tile North and East,
outh, all Inzsi -necs 4.renr's to
and when the season arrives for the banks in Oklahoma
tn btxrcv more;, through, the 1u11 surnlver months, and
Lc assist in the movements of our crops, the entire
South is in the samt condition, and I fear that
not 1)e in a rosif.ion to
the Dallas, District
tak,n o:.1rc of 41-n demands made or them at that tiTne.
The products of the South are sold in the '!ol.th,that is
Northern, and. Eastern moneysf# are Oven in exchange
for the products of the South, and it appears to rt that
these rescrvn d1st»t3 o'iou'l 11- sr laidout as to place
the south in a District with tl-r, Forth ,and bv sc
tbo money conditions would be easy at all tims, as there
has
s oLely on soasor of the ear that our
.
for as'zist4nee l and' that durinv the -;iimmer months
countryask
ito
,
or crcp movinr tire lwhicl is of short duration.
hover have any call for Southern Exchange,Fastern,
exchange is always an demnnd,
I halr,5 heen in the hankinr, business, fr tl,e past seven
year°, and our 'hank will rot average ten items a Year
on Dallas points, Wec earresti7 hope that this charge
will be ade, and ask for any assistance, OW may
be obtainr.ble.I• kindelv ask that t'Ehs letter be filed
with the secretary of the Treasurer.
Thanking you in advance for ar,7 assistance
rendered,
I rerain.
c4 111,t,
Yours truly ;
(c:mrust, Co
Ale4
shier

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BRYAN. VICE-PRESIDENT

TOM WALL. CASHIER
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B. HODGENS. ASST. CASHIER

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POT EAU,OKLAApril.,2: , 14.
Mon. C.D. Carter,
Member of Cpgressw
Washihgton, D.C.
Dear sir;

2.rec'1 MAY 2 — 1914

1., will state that
Replying to your letter of the 23r(
at first thought, it seemed that we sbould be in Kansas City's
district.

After thinking the matter over, beleive it is hard

to say whether Dallas is best for us, or whether we ought to be
There is of course, no mutual interest

with Kansas Cit y.

at this time between our section of the country and Dallas.
All our cattle shipments go into Kansas City or St. Louis.
Our cotton goes East on the Frisco or South on the K.O.S?
into Galveston.

Our pine and hardwood go North and East.

I have not been able to figure out the real benefit of the
new law.

Think as a general propositio# that to have the

State in one district and, branch banks in the State, if there
is good to be h ad of them, will of course do the whole State
good.
I am inclined to think that Kansas City would be better
for us than Dallas.


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FIRST NATIONAL BANK
D. LACY, PRESIDENT
J.A. RIVERS, VICE PRES.
C.L.ANDERSON, CASHIER
ED. SAN DUN,ASST.CASIIIER
0.H.WOLVERTON,AS5T.CA5HIER
D.R.RU SSELL,Assr CASHIER


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CAPITAL
SURPLUS

$ 100,000.
$ 12o,000.

TOTAL

/92

$000,000.

April 28, 1914.

ARDM ORE,OKLA.

Hon. C. D. Carter, 1'. C.,

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Woshington, D. C.

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Dear Sir:
Answering your letter of the 23rd, you
ore advised that as far vs I am personally concerned
I am entirely indifferent

as

to which Federal Reserve

District we may be pinced in, Dallas or Kansas City.
on account of many of our personal friends in the northern district of this state, which is now in the Kansas
City district, 1,-e have expressed a desire to be token
out of the Dallas district and placed in the Kansos City
district, and I believe a great majority of the banks
in your district would prefer to be in the Kansas City
district.
Yours

Cashier.

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CAPITAL AND SURPLUS. 517.500 00

R. H HALL. PRESIDENT
TOM LANKFORD. VICE PRES'T
A L. WATSON. CASHIER


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April 28th 1914.

A.
51410, Okla.

Hon. C.D.Carter,
Washingtdn D.C.

Dear Sir:Replying to yours of the 23rd inst,
In which you desire an extreseion from me in
regard to the division of Oklahoma between the
Kansas City and Dallas district under the new
Currency law.

I desire to say that we are

most streniously opposed to being placed in
the Dallas District, for the reasons that we
have no interests in common with the Texas
people so far as banking interests are concerned
directly, and that our clearings have always
been North and East, and we desire to be placed
In the Kansas City districtthat our medium
of exchange that we now have established will
not be disturbed.

We are unalterably opposed

to a division of Oklahoma in any manner, we
believe that the interests of our state can be
better conserved, as well as finimciak interests
by the entire state being in one district, instedd
of a division which would deteriorate our financial
interests and divide
adjoining states.

Us

in the building up of the

We sincerely hope that you

will stand by us and for Oklahoma to stand solidly
in the Kansas City District.

Very trul

yours.

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1\-itti1111itt IR aid,
CAPITAL $ 50,000.
SURPLUS 510,000.
W H. LAWRENCE, PRESIDENT.
C. L.JONES,Vice PRES.
TOM HOLLI NGSWORTH.CASHIER

MADILL, OKLA.

April 28, 1914.

.un. C. J. L,after,

7911

tashington, D. U.
wly Dear Sir:—
in reply to your circular letter of the 23rd inst., beg to
say that this bank is well pleased with the xegional gederve
Bank

istrict as named by tue board.

Bo doubt each state would

like to be undivided, but at the same time it would be practically impossible,

it appears to me, that the dividing line

is placed about where it should be, giving the morth part of
the state to Aansas City and the South part to Dallas.

we do

not believe that it would suit the people in the Eorth part
of the state to be in the Dallas District, and i doubt it
being satisfactory to the majority of tne banks of the South
part of the state, if they should be put in the Aansas ui
District, however, we can only speak for ourselves a
more at uome in tue Dallas District than we would
Kansas City District.


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the

Flommes.VVilson-Trars Co-Okla

D B STRAWN, P REST
J W GEORGE , VICE P R EST


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C L ELLERS , CASHIER.
J E DOOLEY,A5STCASHIER

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'STATE
BANK
IDABEL OKLAHOMA.

L914

2ec.0

1 1914

Hon. C.D.C4rter
Tashington D.C.
Dear sir:We thank you for this opportunity
of voicing our protest against b,sing placed
in th .; Dallas rz:46ional district.
Our bank is a par point on cash. items for
any bank whstr correspondent or not,and wa
clear by reason of this as many if not more
items than any other bank in this county.
There is probably l3ss than on p=cent of
the above items that come from the Dallas district
,
!!hich in our humble opinion 7vould Lndicate that
tht:1 supply centers from rhich our merchants
secured their supplies lay to the north and 0L-1,st
Kansas City and St.Lonis respectiv(Ily.
Speed being one of the chief essentials in the
clearing of cash items,it is our opinion that the
interests of this particular community can best bz
throuEh ti„e Kansas City or St. Louis regional
liatricts.
Vie trust that ths commisaion4rs tcay soci fit to
readjust so that W4 may b.: placed in eithur tho
Kansas City or St. Louis districts.
7,,:ry Truly Yours,
shit:r
at. Cashioa:

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C.A.DEN ISON

RREsT.

H .C. MORRIS,CASHIER.


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W.A.COLEMAN.V.PREsT
J.R .WHITE. V. PREsT.

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. .00 • OKLA.CITY

K M FUQUAY

ASST. CASHIER.

W. A. LOFTIN

ASST. CASHIER.

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CAPITAL $ 25,000 99
SURPLUS $ 25.000 99
IDABEL,OKLA.

April 28th,I914,

UAW( 1 1414

1114C.D.Carter,_,.0.
Washington,D.C.
Dear Sir:Reigarding this strip of OKlahoma which
is included inhe Dallas Reserve District,we
wouid very mucll,to Oe included in the Kansas City
District,as the trend of the volume of our lousiness is that wsy.
You are aware that,liice Texas,the principal industry of this portion of the district is
cotton,and when we are moving the crep,nearly all
parts of the District will need funds at the same
time for the same purpose,while,if we were with
Kansas and lissouri,they would have harvested their
corn and wheat oy the tilae we are ready to move
our crop.
We are of the opinion that,not only
this portion, cut the entire state would 4e proud
to have the Southern state line the foundry.
Very truly,

Cashier:

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FIRST NATIONAL BANK

W. 13. WILKINS. PRESIDENT
S. C. BOSWELL. VICE-PRESIDENT
W. W. MORAN. CASHIER
E IRBY. ASST. CASHIER

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CAPITAL STOCK $35,000.00
SURPLUS

-

$2500000

BOSWELL, OKLA

Anril 28th 1914.
Hor.l. C. D. Carter,
washington, P.

C.

100 1

10a,

Dear Sir:Your favor of the 23rd, in at, received and contents carefully noted, and in reply beg to sny that we have
no protest to make against the division of ## Oklahoma,
between Kansas City and Pallas, under the new Currency law.
In fact the division rather suits us, as most of our
business tends to-wards Texas, especially the stock business,
which nearly all goes to Fort worth.

As we have stated in

former letters to the 0. B. A. Secty and others thr)t our
prefference wps ST. Louis.

it is likely that some of the

banks near the North line of this district would be better
served from Kansas City, but you will find the the same rule
will apply to the banks on the r'outh and East of this part
as to Pallas
of the district; and further if we was ## the only divided
State it would look very peculiar, but as it is there are ##
spme 12 or 15 States there are divided.
You may put us down as OW contending that the
district remain as it is now is.


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J ETER, CASHIER.

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Hon.C.D.Carter,
Washington,D.C.

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Dear Sir:
Replying to yours of the 23rd, inst. relative to
the Rerional Reserve Bank division of Oklahoma under the new
Currency law.
We object to being located in the Dallas district
for the reason that trade channels have never been opened up
betwe(-n Oklahoma and Texas like they have between Oklahoma and
Yissouri.
Texas is a borrowing state just like Oklahoma and we
kave learned to look to St.Leuie or Kansas City for our
accommodations and dislike for those pleasant relations to be
disturbed.
I trust that you may see your way clear to recommenr'.
a change in our district.


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CHARLES LA FLORE. PREsr
J. H. BAKE i. VICE - PREST.
C.W.CRUM. CASHIER.
J N 0. M.BRIO E,AssT.CASHIER.
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KIOWA,OK LA.

April

,
ihc111gI - 1914
Hon C. D. Carter,
Washington, D. C.
Dear 1::r. Carter:
Replying to your
Reserve District I
letter about the
have no complaint to make of the present
district, I realize that it is hard to
form the districts without dividing some
states, Dallas is close to this part of
Oklahoma and should be able to give it
good service,
yours trqly,

C'Ashier.

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W. E. B. LEONARD. PRESIDENT
JNO. H. COFFMAN, VICE-PRESIDENT

T. E. HOPSON. VICE-PRESIDENT
W. S. McKINNEY, CASHIER

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CAPITAL AND SURPLUS, $35,000.00

PligilltoxisPzita.41
April 28, 1914,

Hon. Chas. D. Carter, M. C.,

n'atlAY 1 1914 .

Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:Your letter of the 23rd inst to hand relative to
?.en Kansas City and Dallas Reserve
the division of Oklahoma baltit,
protests filed from bankers of this
Districts, and of the many
State against said division.
Replying to same, would respectfully state, that
we have received several requests from our upper State Bankers asking that we join them in protest along line mentioned, which we have
not done nor have we taken any part whatsoever in the matter, as we
did not desire to seem unpatriotic towards the desires of our fellow
Oklahoma Bankers, and again on account of our being a State Bank and
not permitted under the laws of Oklahoma to become a member of the
Reserve Association, however, as you in your official capacity have
called on us for an expression, we feel free to give our views and
wishes in the matter.
South-eastern Oklahoma, as you well know, is a cotton country, has been and from the very nature of its soil and conditions generally, will always be a cotton country, to annex this section to the Kansas City territory, we will be tacked on to Colorado,
and other states whose chief industries will be entirety oppeette to
that of our section, and we being so small will obtain very little
recognition in the selection of the board governing the Kansas City
Reserve Bank.
On the other hand, the natural trend of our business
is to Dallas. Among Texas Bankers and Texas people we are at home, they
are our friends and neighbors, they are familiar with the handling of
the cotton business and will continue to handle the cotton from this
territory no matter in which District we are placed. The mail and rail
facilities with Dallas bring us better results even than with Oklahoma
City by many hours, to say nothing of Kansas City. Under the present
system of banking, we have always been able as a bank to get our summer accommodations from Texas banks to tide us thru the dull season,
which under the new system will afford better facilities.


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JNO. H. COFFMAN, VICE-PRESIDENT

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T. E. HOPSON. VICE-PRESIDENT
W. S. McKINNEY, CASHIER

VIATSi WYAMI

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We do not see any plausible reason against dividing Oklahoma between the two Districts, in fact we believe the division was
wisely and carefully made, for the reason that Northern and Central
Oklahoma go to Kansas City, while Southern and 'diddle Oklahoma tram
toward Dallas and Ft. Worth. This division will not destroy the unity
of our State Association nor cripple our relations with banks over the
State. The only objection to be raised against this division,, is that
Oklahoma City's chance for a Branch Rank made be slim, which we think
is solelty "the nigger in the wood-pile".
We are very mcuh pleased in being placed with Dallas and
sincerely trust the locating committee's finding in this reppeot will
stand.
We beg to remain.
Very respectfu

yours,

4 4

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F H.WRIGHT, PRESIDENT

DH.L.S. DE BERRY.VicE PRES.
J A.SHARIDE ,CASHIER

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011111111110110,

IIIATIE I., OKLA.
April 26th 1914.

Hcn'C. D. Carter, M. C.

A tcloAm

Washington, D. C.

vAke

My Dear Mr. Carter:At a reFular, and represnntative meeting of
our County Bankers Association, held here at Idabel, Tuesday
April 9th, strong resolutions were unamimously adopted vigorously
A
protesting against the action of regional reserve district
organization committee in dividing our state, and palcing us in
the Dallas district.
These resolutions have been filed with the Secretary of the
Oklahoma Bankers Association for his use in bringing the matter
to the attention of the Secretary of the Treasury.
I 1 eg to assure you, Mr. Carter that there is not a banker in
,
McCurtain County but that will be greatly inconvenienced, and the
protest we have filed, sets forth in full our reasons for asking
a re-consideration with the view of changing the district so that
we will be placed in the Kansas City district.

it is my sincere

hope that you can see your way clear to assist us in every
possible way, for as3uredly we will be diverted from Kansas City
with very great reluctance.


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L. D. SCHOONMAKER, PRESIDENT

410

W. A. GOFORTH, CASHIER

J. H. JACKSON, VICE-PRESIDENT
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THE FARMERS STATE BANK

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DEPOSITS GUARANTEED

GARVIN, OKLA.

1ea MAY I - 1914
April 2Sth,

1914.-

Hon.C;.D.Carter,
Yember of Congress,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir :Your letter of the 23rd at hand with referance to
the regicnal Reserve Bank division of Oklahoma.
In reply will say that we have filed our protest with
the Oklahoma Cleraing House Association, Oklhoma Bankers
Association and The Kansas city Clearing House Association
protesting against being place in the di#riot wittr Dallap
and also having the good state devided.
Our business trend is towards Kansas City. We have been
doing: business in Kansas City since the organization of
our bank and we feel like that fully 90 4 of the banks in
this neck of the wood are doing the same.
You are familiar enough with this country too know that
we can-not be served by any advantage from Dallas.
re certainly hope that you can join hands with the other
aEreived parties and get Oklahoma all in one district, and
make that district Kansas City.
We thank you for your letter and will fully appreciate
andy thing that you may do for us.
Very Truly Yours,

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W. Y. WEBB. Vicm-PREs.

F. M. CALDWEI.I., Avow. CASIIIKII

110

THE FIRST STATE BANK, OF HUGO
No. 651

122., S-U

DEPOSITS PROTECTED BY DEPOSITORS GUARANTY
FUND OF OKLAHOMA

H uco, OKLA., April

2tti

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aceillikt 1
hon. Chas.

D.

Carter,

wasnington, D. C.
Dear Sir:While we are not a member
of any of the Regional banks, we think that
it would be better for the banks in this
part of the state to be connected with
one of the Regional lanics located north
of us.
In the raii or the year,
when the banks in tne south all need
money, ail the banks in the south wiiLbe
calling on Dallas for help and she will
have her hands full taking care of the
state of Texas, mucn less any aaditionai
territory. Again, tne natural trend of
business lies to the north and aui of the
clearings come from tne north: and for that
reason alone we snould expect to be connected
with either nanaas uity or

bt. JOuiS,

mo.

Yours very truly,

?resident.

1914

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C. P. ROGERS. CASHIER

emmik

A. S. BURROWS. VICE PRESIDENT

i?<atla
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CAPITAL, SURPLUS AND PROFITS, $27000.00

KEMP CITY

(P. 0. HENDRIX),

OKLAHOMA

AVIV71
.7
April 28 1914.

lion. C. D. Carter,
Washington D. C,
Dear sir:-

We are in receipt of your
favor of th , 23rd inst., asking for an
expression of our views and desires in
regard to locstion of the Regional
Reserve Bank for this District as named
uy the comaittee in charge of this matter.
:his institution being a state
bank without capital enough to become a
member of the
eserve Association really
has no voice in the ma,,ter, but if we were
in a position to becol,e LLembers we would
very much prefer to have the district
stand as it now is with Dallas as the
centre, we believe Dallas is better suited
to take care of the business of southern
Oklahoma than Kansas City ever could be,
this part of Oklahoma being principally
a cotton country
it would be to the advantage of this entire section to have
its Regional
eserve centre at Dallas,
which we think is the best location that
can be named for our territory.

Yours very truly,

714•
Cashier.


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NO.9888

stk\

O.J. M. BREWER,PRESIDENT.
J.M.YOUNG.VICE-PRESIDENT

ROY A.COOPER,CASH I ER
HAROLD GENTRY, AssT.CASHiER

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CAPITAL,$ 25,000.00
SU R PLUS,$ 5,000.00

April

28th,

1914.

icciallg 1 1914

Hon. C.D. Carter,
House of "epresentatives,
WASHINGTON, D.C.

Dear Sir

•••

We reepeWully request you file our
protest to being placed in Dallas Regional Reserve
Bank district, andoffer our reasons for the same.
FIRST : It disturbs the business conditions and is
not in keeping with the intent of the bill that
these conditions would not be disturbed. For example, all cotton shipments are payable in Ft. Smith,
Ark., to the NORTH. All live stock shipments are
made to Kansas City, with few exceptions to St.
Louis. No change of cars and on the road 24 hours.
We could not ship live stock to Dallas or Texas points
except at a loss.
SECOND : Our town is division point Kansas City
Southern R'y, with a monthly payroll of from $15,000
to $20,000. All items payable in Kansas City and but
12 hours en route, a saving in time of from 43 to
72 hours.
THIRD : When forced to re-discount---we have never
met the fate to date---- it would appear that Kansas City with its grain returns in July and August
would be better equipned to handle cotton movement
in October and September. Texas with its cotton
all banks would be on the market for funds at the
same time and would have a tendency of making a
higher rate of discount.
FOURTH
:In nine years banking in Oklahoma, I believe I can safely say that I have not hanAlcd to
exceed two items a year on Dallas and Texas points.
Respectfully,
- Cashier ie


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W.S.AM BROSENICE PRESIDENT

WM.P. FREEMAN,PREsIDENT

NO.5052

P.P. BREWER,CAs Hi ER
B.S.BROOKS.Assr.CASHIER

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CAP!TAL $100,000.°_°
SURPLUS $50.000.°°

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WALESTER,OKLAHOMAApril 27, 1914

Hon. C. D. Carter,
Washington, D.C.,

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Dear Sir:
Replying to your letter of the
23rd inst., desire to say that everyone of
us is against being in the Dallas District.
I enclose herewith copy of a letter
I this day wrote to the Organization Commit
tee, which accompanied our subscription for
stock in the Reserve Bank.

It is an ab»

solute crime to make us go to Dallas
instead of Kansas City, and I trust that you
and the rest of the Oklahoma delegation will
get busy and relieve us.

Very truly,

11A,


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Rvscarve imk CrwIniztltion Colu,ittee s
q11.0ni.;ton.

Gentlenen:fp)clottin:; herewith
fli)plication for rtoek

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13outhern Ciklahoa i)anks

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fingeril of one haod.
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cutab1i4 s}tfien..t of tile present uouildrieli, it
Wan 'dilcicmed

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will

thif; requt!st:
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in ulmniwowk in tilif1,7e.
critry.

Very

Cutlhier.

FRANK CRAIG, PRESIDENT

R.R.CUNNINGHAM, CASHIER

D. M. HAI LEY, VICE PRES IDENT

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J. S ARNOTE,VicE PRESIDENT

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CAPITAL $ 50,000.00

SURPLUS $15,000.00

April 27, 1914.

Hon. C. D. Carter,
House of Representatives,

led APR '30 1114

Washington, D.C.
Dear Sir:-

Replying to your letter of April 23 in regard to this
part of Oklahoma being placed in the regional reserve bank
with Dallas instead of Kansas City, we feel that we have been
done a great injustice by this and instead of the reserve
bank helping us it will be a disadvantage to us.
no business relations with Dallas.
iness to the South of us.
North and East.

We have very little bus-

The trend of our business is all

Seventy-five percent of our total business

is with Kansas City.
actual practise.

We have

Dallas is two days from Kansas City in

While there is a train leaves Dallas for

Kansas about 4 Pal. anything that we would order out of
Dallas in the usual course of banking business would not get
on that train, but would get on a later train which renchs
Kansas City after banking hours the afternoon of the second day
after being mailed at Dallas.

This would put our reserve two

days away from where we wanted to use it and the loss to
in transit in the course of a year by the loss of these two
days time would be enormous.

I am assuming that after the

reserve system A the reserve banks would handle business by
transfers the same as is handled by commercial banks at present.

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FRANK CRAIG, PRESIDENT.
D. M. HAI LEY, VICE PRESIDENT.

R.R.CUNNINGHAM, CASHIER

j 6406.
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CAPITAL $ 50,000.00

J. S.ARNOTE,VicE PRESIDENT

SURPLUS SI5,000.00

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In case it should decide to handle such transfers only by
draft this would add three days to it, one day sending a
draft to Kansas City ad two days in transit between Kansas
City and Dallas.

In other words, this is an attempt to

run v4ater up hill, which has never been successfully done to
my knowledge.

The inevitable result will be tying up a part

of our money where we have no use for it, as the course of
business will still require us to do 755 of our business
through Kansas City.

Justice to the banks of Oklahoma I

feel should place us back in Kansas City District.


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Yours truly,
/ Th)
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President.

T. D.

DWARDS. PRESIDENT

D. G. LACY. VICE-PRESIDENT

R. E. WILSON, CASHIER

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DEPOSITS IN THIS BANK ARE
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OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

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April 27th, 1914.

4cCAPR

Hon. C. D. Carter,
Washingtbn, D. C.
Sir:
Replying to your circular letter of
the 23rd instant relative to the protests that
have been filed by the banks of this State with
regards to the division of Oklahoma in the recently defined Regional Districts, will say that
we would much rather have this, as well as all
of the State placed in District number 11 with
Kansas City.
This would be more in accordance with
the present natural trend of business and a large
portion of the State now in the Dallas District
would have over night facilities into Kansas City
of a nearer Branch Bank established in that
District.

Our calls on the Reserve Bank would

be during the same periods as money will be needed
by the Texas banks is another objection.


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Hoping that something may be daee along
this line, I am
Respectful

Cash er.

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27, 1C.14.

E14 RENO,OKLA.,

Senator Robert & Owen,
U. S. Senate,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:We recently learned that there is a move to divide
Oklahoma between Dallas and Kansas City regional barks, which
would create the hardest blow ever struck at Oklahcma business
interests, therefore we protest against same and ask you to
work against any such division of the state. We earnestly hope
that as you was elected by the people of Oklahoma you will wcrk
for their interest.
Thanking you in advance for your best efforts in
this matter, we are,
Yours truly,
EL REM) FCUNITRY 6; MACHINE CO.
HbAC.


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*.J.W . MAN EY, PRESIDENT.

JNO . MAN EY, VICE PRES & TREASURER

W 0.WHEELER, SECRETARY 54 MANAGER.

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MANUFACTURERS OF

MTLITIV-MlegSWIORZOSIt
CAPACITY FLOUR 300 BBLS.GRAIN 200 000 BUS
ROBINSON S AND RIVERSIDE CODE


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/27/14.
Senator R. L. Owen,
Washington, D. C..
Honorable Sir:We wish to call your attention to division
of Oklahoma between Dallas and Kansas City regional
banks.
We have always done business in St. Louis
and Kansas City, and as we understand the new division of Oklahoma, it will make it hard for us to borrow
money in Kansas City, unless this portion of Oklahoma
is placed in the Kansas City district.
If you can do anything towards placing this
section of Oklahoma in the Kansas City district, we
shall appreciate it very much.
Yours truly,
Weatherford Milling Company

Sec. & Mgr.


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