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FIS C A L A G E N T
CO M M O D ITY C R E D IT C O R P O R A TIO N
S T A T I O N K, D A L L A S , T E X A S

October 22, 1954

O FFE R IN G TO COM MERCIAL BA N K S OF
1% P E R C E N T COMMODITY C RED IT CORPORATION C E R T IF IC A T E S OF IN T E R E S T

To all Banking Institutions in the
Eleventh Federal Reserve D istric t:

An official announcement governing the offering to commercial banks (banks accepting demand
deposits) of $1,150,000,000 1% percent Commodity Credit Corporation Certificates o f In terest is enclosed,
together with an application form . Additional copies of the announcement and form will be forwarded
upon request.
The Certificates will be dated November 12, 1954, provided payment is made in available funds on
th at date, and will m ature on August 1, 1955. Except during the 9-day period preceding th e date of
m aturity, CCC will, upon demand, purchase through any Federal Reserve Bank or Branch any out­
standing Certificate a t any tim e by paying to the C ertificate holder of record the value th ereof plus
accrued interest. Also, the Certificates may be used as collateral fo r Treasury T a x and Loan Accounts.
Certificates are transferable to any commercial bank by assignment. They will be issued in multiples of
$1,000, but no Certificate will be issued for less than $5,000.
The books for receipt o f subscriptions for th is offering will be opened for one day only, Wednesday,
October 27, 1954. Applications either on the official application form or by letter or telegram postmarked
or dispatched before midnight October 27, 1954, and addressed to a Federal Reserve Bank or Branch, will
be considered timely. Applications by letter or telegram m ust be promptly confirmed on official applica­
tion form s. Any commercial bank may file an application for the Certificates, and city banks may file
applications fo r th eir correspondents. However, any application filed fo r a bank by its correspondent must
be confirmed by an official application executed by the applicant itself. The original and duplicate copies
o f each application should be sent to this bank (or appropriate branch) and th e triplicate should be
retained by the applicant.
It is hoped th a t allotm ent notices can be mailed to applicants on Wednesday, November 3, 1954.
Applications for amounts up to and including $50,000 will be allotted in full, and larger applications will
be allotted on an equal percentage basis but not less than $50,000 on any one application. Paym ent for
Certificates allotted must be made on or before November 12, 1954, in funds available on th a t date a t the
Federal Reserve Bank or Branch to which the application is sent. Member banks, by appropriate instruc­
tions on the application form , should authorize payment by charge to th eir reserve accounts. I t is
suggested th a t nonmember banks request th eir correspondent member banks to authorize the necessary
charges to the members’ reserve accounts on November 12, 1954; otherwise, such nonmember banks
should rem it by drafts payable in funds available on or before November 12.
Paym ent for the certificates by Treasury Tax and Loan Account credit is not authorized. However,
under arrangem ents made between CCC and the Treasury Department, th e Treasury, upon request, will
deposit on November 12, 1954, with subscribing Treasury T ax and Loan depositaries, amounts up to the
amount of certificates allotted to such banks, but not more than th e amounts in excess o f existing deposits
for which the depositaries are qualified. If a depositary wishes to avail itself of this deposit arrangem ent,
the appropriate block on the application form should be marked. The depositary will make payment fo r
its Certificates as outlined above, and in addition, on th a t date it will enter a deposit in its Treasury T ax
and Loan Account on its books for the amount of deposit credit desired, up to the amount permitted.
In connection with this special deposit, a certification form will be sent to the depositary bank with
the notice of its allotment. The form is to be signed and returned to this bank (or appropriate branch) so
as to reach us prior to November 12, if possible. This bank (or branch) will, on November 12, enter such
deposit in the T ax and Loan Account of the depositary on our books. A s F iscal A gent o f the Treasury,
we will a t the same tim e pay a like amount to the depositary in the same manner in which paym ent was
made fo r its allotted certificates. Deposit credit will be allowed only fo r a depositary’s own subscription.

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Depositaries should make whatever arrangem ents as may be necessary to provide sufficient
collateral to secure th eir Treasury Tax and Loan Accounts. As indicated on the application form , the
Certificates to be allotted may be pledged fo r such purpose, if desired. I f a depositary indicates on its
application th at the Certificates are to be pledged, an appropriate assignm ent form and pledge form
FA -134 will be mailed to such depositary with the notice of allotment. Both form s should be executed and
mailed in accordance with instructions which will accompany them.
As indicated in the official announcement, the original certificates will be held a t th e Federal
Reserve Bank of Chicago as F iscal Agent of the Commodity Credit Corporation and Custodian o f the
Certificates fo r the holders thereof. An authenticated copy of the original Certificate will be mailed by
th a t bank direct to each purchaser. A single C ertificate will be issued to each applicant for an amount
equal to such applicant’s allotment.
Applications and payments fo r the Certificates should be submitted to this bank (or appropriate
branch) fo r transm ission to the Federal Reserve Bank o f Chicago.
I t is im portant th a t subscriptions be filed promptly since, as indicated above, subscription books
will rem ain open only one day, Wednesday, October 27, 1954.
Yours very truly,
W ATROUS H. IRONS
President

Ref. No..

Form No. 90-6

APPLICATION FORM AND PAYMENT LETTER

CERTIFICATES OF INTEREST
OF THE COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION
Dated November 12, 1954

Due August 1, 1955
Date.

Application filed through the Federal Reserve Bank or Branch o f ---------------------------------------------------------------(To be filed with Federal Reserve Bank or Branch of the District in which applicant is located.)

To Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Fiscal Agent and Custodian of
Commodity Credit Corporation
Gentlemen:
Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the official Announcement CHF 1-55, dated October 22, 1954,
of the Commodity Credit Corporation the undersigned hereby applies for $--------------------------------- face amount
(s e e * * * )

of the Certificates of Interest described therein. Repayments at or before maturity as provided in the official
Announcement are authorized to be made by credit to our reserve account (in case of member banks) or by
check (in case of nonmember banks).
*** Applications must be in multiples of $1,000 except that no certificate will be issued for less than $5,000.

METHOD OF PAYMENT
(Must be filled In)

NOTE: Payment for certificates allotted must be made IN FULL in the following manner on November 12, 1954.
(Original payment cannot be made by Treasury Tax and Loan Account Credit—See Below.)
[ | By Charge to our reserve account at the Federal Reserve Bank o f -----------------------------------------------------------(Main Office or Branch where reserve account is carried)

| [ By Check in funds immediately available on November 12, 1954.
| | By Charge to reserve account o f _____________________________________________________________________
(Appropriate instructions to correspondent necessary)

TREASURY TAX AND LOAN ACCOUNT CREDIT □
Qualified depositary banks desiring to avail them­
selves of the special Treasury Tax and Loan Account
provision (see official announcement) should check­
mark space above.
(Where banks elect to receive Tax and Loan deposit,
original payment will be refunded in same manner
as received.)

PLEDGE OF CERTIFICATES AS TREASURY TAX
AND LOAN COLLATERAL

□

If sufficient other collateral to support this credit is not
on deposit with applicant's Federal Reserve Bank, and
if these certificates are to be pledged, ownership thereof
must be transferred to the Federal Reserve Bank of the
applicant's district as Fiscal Agent of the United States
while certificates are so pledged. Assignment forms
prescribed for this purpose will be forwarded with
allotment notices if space above is check-marked.

Certificate to be inscribed and copy thereof mailed to: (Please type or print.)
Name of Bank___________________________ _________ ______________
Street Address
City or Town
S ta te ______
(A.B.A. No_____________ )

Official Signature

ORIGINAL — Original and duplicate copies to be filed with Federal Reserve Bank or Branch of the district in which applicant is located.
For use of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Amount Allotted $ ____

________________________

Certificate Typed by _

Computed b y _________

Checked b y ___________ _

Certificate Checked by

Date Payment Received

_______________________

Copy Mailed on_______

Ref. No..

Form No. 90-6

APPLICATION FORM AND PAYMENT LETTER

CERTIFICATES OF INTEREST
OF THE COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION
Dated November 12, 1954

Due August 1, 1955
Date

Application filed through the Federal Reserve Bank or Branch o f ---------------------------------------------------------------(To be filed with Federal Reserve Bank or Branch of the District in which applicant is located.)

To Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Fiscal Agent and Custodian of
Commodity Credit Corporation
Gentlemen:
Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the official Announcement CHF 1-55, dated October 22, 1954,
of the Commodity Credit Corporation the undersigned hereby applies for $--------------------------------- face amount
(see ***)

of the Certificates of Interest described therein. Repayments at or before maturity as provided in the official
Announcement are authorized to be made by credit to our reserve account (in case of member banks) or by
check (in case of nonmember banks).
*** Applications must be in multiples of $1,000 except that no certificate will be issued for less than $5,000.

METHOD OF PAYMENT
(Must be filled In)

NOTE: Payment for certificates allotted must be mad,© IN FULL in the following manner on November 12, 1954.
(Original payment cannot be made by Treasury Tax and Loan Account Credit—See Below.)
| [ By Charge to our reserve account at the Federal Reserve Bank o f -----------------------------------------------------------(Main Office or Branch where reserve account is carried)

| } By Check in funds immediately available on November 12, 1954.
| | By Charge to reserve account of
(Appropriate instructions to correspondent necessary)

TREASURY TAX AND LOAN ACCOUNT CREDIT □
Qualified depositary banks desiring to avail them­
selves of the special Treasury Tax and Loan Account
provision (see official announcement) should check­
mark space above.
(Where banks elect to receive Tax and Loan deposit,
original payment will be refunded in same manner
as received.)

PLEDGE OF CERTIFICATES AS TREASURY TAX
AND LOAN COLLATERAL

If sufficient other collateral to support this credit is not
on deposit with applicant's Federal Reserve Bank, and
if these certificates are to be pledged, ownership thereof
must be transferred to the Federal Reserve Bank of the
applicant's district as Fiscal Agent of the United States
while certificates are so pledged. Assignment forms
prescribed for this purpose will be forwarded with
allotment notices if space above is check-marked.

Certificate to be inscribed and copy thereof mailed to: (Please type or print.)
Name of Bank___________________
Street Address
City or Town
S ta te ______
(A.B.A. No_____________ )

Official Signature

DUPLICATE— Both ORIGINAL AND DUPLICATE copies to be filed with the Federal Reserve
Bank or Branch of the district in which applicant is located.
For use of Federal Reserve Bank

Amount Allotted $ ________________________________ _
Computed b y ____________ Checked b y _____________
Date Payment Received___________________________

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Form No. 90-6

APPLICATION FORM AND PAYMENT LETTER

CERTIFICATES OF INTEREST
OF THE COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION
Dated November 12, 1954

Due August 1, 1955
Date

Application filed through the Federal Reserve Bank or Branch o f __________________________________________
(To be filed with Federal Reserve Bank or Branch of the District in which applicant is located.)

To Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Fiscal Agent and Custodian of
Commodity Credit Corporation
Gentlemen:
Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the official Announcement CHF 1-55, dated October 22, 1954,
of the Commodity Credit Corporation the undersigned hereby applies for $--------------------------------- face amount
(see '*■)

of the Certificates of Interest described therein. Repayments at or before maturity as provided in the official
Announcement are authorized to be made by credit to our reserve account (in case of member banks) or by
check (in case of nonmember banks).
*** Applications must be in multiples of $1,000 except that no certificate will be issued for less than $5,000.

METHOD OF PAYMENT
(Must be filled in)

NOTE: Payment for certificates allotted must be made IN FULL in the following manner on November 12, 1954.
(Original payment cannot be made by Treasury Tax and Loan Account Credit—See Below.)
[ | By Charge to our reserve account at the Federal Reserve Bank o f -----------------------------------------------------------(Main Office or Branch where reserve account is carried)

| | By Check in funds immediately available on November 12, 1954.
| | By Charge to reserve account o f ______________________ __ — _-------------------------------------------------------(Appropriate instructions to correspondent necessary)

TREASURY TAX AND LOAN ACCOUNT CREDIT □
Qualified depositary banks desiring to avail them­
selves of the special Treasury Tax and Loan Account
provision (see official announcement)!,should check­
mark space above.
(Where banks elect to receive Tax and Loan deposit,
original payment will be refunded in same manner
as received.)

PLEDGE OF CERTIFICATES AS TREASURY TAX
AND LOAN COLLATERAL

□
'

If sufficient other collateral to support this credit is not
on deposit with applicant's Federal Reserve Bank, and
if these certificates are to be pledged, ownership thereof
must be transferred to the Federal Reserve Bank of the
applicant's district as Fiscal Agent of the United States
while certificates are so pledged. Assignment forms
prescribed for this purpose will be forwarded with
allotment notices if space above is check-marked.

Certificate to be inscribed and copy thereof mailed to: (Please type or print.)
Name of Bank____________________________________________________
Street Address
City or Town
S ta te _____ _
(A.B.A. No_____________ )

Official Signature

TRIPLICATE— To be retained by Purchaser.

CCC ANNOUNCEMENT CHF 1-55, OCTOBER 22, 1954
OFFERING COMMERCIAL BANKS THE OPPORTUNITY TO FINANCE PRICE SUPPORT LOANS
WHICH WERE ORIGINALLY DISBURSED BY CCC OR PURCHASED BY
CCC FROM LENDING AGENCIES

SECTION I — OFFER OF PARTICIPATION
Commodity Credit Corporation (hereinafter called “ CCC” ) has placed in a pool (hereinafter referred
to as the “ Pool” ) outstanding price support commodity loans totaling $1,150,000,000. Additional price
support loans which are made or purchased by CCC may be placed in the Pool.
Commercial Banks, which for this purpose are defined as banks accepting demand deposits, (herein­
after called “ Banks” ) may participate in the financing of price support loans placed in the Pool by
making funds available to CCC at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Fiscal Agent for CCC, (herein­
after called “ Custodian” ). Certificates of Interest (hereinafter called “ Certificates” ) in the amount of
$1,150 million or thereabouts bearing interest at the rate of 1% percent per annum will be issued pursuant
to this Announcement to evidence participation in the Pool. Certificates will mature on August 1, 1955,
but will be purchased by CCC upon demand except during the 9-day period preceding the date of maturity.
The terms and conditions upon which Banks may participate in the Pool are set forth in Section II
of this Announcement.
Banks which desire to participate in the financing of the Pool shall make application to the Federal
Reserve Bank or Branch of the district in which they are located. Applications may be made on forms
which will be available at any Federal Reserve Bank or Branch or by wire or mail. Applications should
be made for Certificates in multiples of $1,000 and for not less than $5,000.
Books for the receipt of applications will be opened for one day only, October 27, 1954. Applications
addressed to any Federal Reserve Bank or Branch and postmarked prior to midnight October 27, 1954,
will be considered in this offering of participation Certificates. CCC reserves the right to reject any
application, in whole or in part, or to allot less than the amount of Certificates applied for, and action in
these respects shall be final. Applicants will be informed of allotments as soon as possible after closing
of the books.
The purchase price of the Certificates will be 100 percent of the face amount thereof.
Payment for the Certificates allotted shall be made through the Federal Reserve Bank or Branch
where application was filed in funds available at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on November 12,
1954, and the Custodian will credit such funds to the account of CCC and will issue the Certificates
as of that date.
Under arrangements made between CCC and the Treasury Department, the Treasury will deposit
on November 12, 1954, with subscribing Banks which have qualified to maintain Treasury tax and loan
accounts, amounts equal to the Certificates allotted to such Banks, but not in excess of any amounts
for which they may be qualified in excess of existing deposits. Banks desiring to avail themselves of
such deposits should remit payment for the full amount of Certificates allotted to them by charges to
reserve accounts or by drafts payable in funds immediately available on or before November 12, 1954.
They should also credit on November 12, 1954, to the Treasury tax and loan accounts on their books
any amount for which they desire such credit up to the amounts of their payments for Certificates
allotted. The Treasury has authorized Federal Reserve Banks, as Fiscal Agents of the United States,
to pay from other funds in the account of the Treasurer of the United States amounts equivalent to
such credits to the respective subscribing Banks for deposit in their Treasury tax and loan accounts.
Such payments will be credited to accounts on the books of the Federal Reserve Banks or remitted to
or for the accounts of the subscribing Banks, as the latter may direct.
The Certificates of this issue may be pledged as Treasury tax and loan collateral. However, because
they are in registered form and the original Certificates will all be held by the Custodian, it will be
necessary for depositaries wishing to pledge the Certificates to execute an assignment form which will
be furnished by the Federal Reserve Banks; these assignments to be made to the Federal Reserve Banks
as Fiscal Agents of the United States.
SECTION II — TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Certificates issued pursuant to this Announcement and evidencing participation in the Pool will be
issued upon the following terms and conditions:
1. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Fiscal Agent for CCC (hereinafter called “ Custodian” ),
will issue Certificates. The Custodian will retain the Certificates and act as Custodian of the Certificates
for the holders thereof. The Custodian will furnish each original Certificate holder with a copy of the
Certificate.

2. The aggregate value of all outstanding Certificates will not exceed the amount of the Pool.
3. The Certificate will be issued as of the date on which funds therefor are credited by the Custodian
to the account of CCC. The face amount of the Certificate, less principal payments thereon, will consti­
tute the value of the Certificate. Interest at the rate shown on the Certificate will be payable at the time
and upon the amount of each principal payment made upon the Certificate and will be computed on a
365-day basis from and including the date of the Certificate to, but not including, the date of such
payment.
4. The Certificate may be transferred to any commercial bank, Federal Reserve Bank or such other
banking institution as may be determined by CCC to be eligible, by execution of an Assignment of
Certificate of Interest (Commodity Credit Corporation Form 316, hereinafter called “ Assignment” ).
Transfers will be recorded as of the date of receipt and acceptance of such Assignment by the Custodian
or as of the date of receipt by the Custodian of telegraphic advice of such Assignment if such advice
is promptly confirmed by the delivery to the Custodian of a duly executed Assignment. Assignments
postmarked subsequent to midnight July 22, 1955 will not be accepted by CCC. In the event of announce­
ment by CCC, as provided in paragraph 6 hereof, that Certificates will be purchased during a designated
month, Assignments and telegraphic advices received during the first ten calendar days of that month
will not be recorded prior to the expiration of such period.
5. Except during the 9-day period preceding the date of maturity, CCC will, upon demand by the
Certificate holder of record to the Custodian, purchase through any Federal Reserve Bank or Branch
any outstanding Certificate at any time by paying to the Certificate holder of record the value thereof
plus accrued interest. CCC will purchase at maturity all outstanding Certificates.
6. CCC reserves the right to purchase at its option any outstanding Certificate, in whole or in part,
and will, in the event the value of the outstanding Certificates on the last day of any month prior to
maturity exceeds the unpaid principal amount of the loans comprising the Pool as determined by CCC
during that month, purchase outstanding Certificates, in whole or in part, in a total amount sufficient
to reduce the outstanding Certificates to the unpaid principal amount of the loans comprising the Pool.
CCC will pay for any Certificate purchased, in whole or in part, all or the respective part of the value
of the Certificate plus accrued interest on such amount. Any purchase by CCC of outstanding Certificates,
in whole or in part, except as provided in paragraph 5, will be made only during the first ten calendar
days of a month and CCC will announce by press release on or before the first business day of such
month that purchases of Certificates, in whole or in part, will be made. Payments for such purchases
will be made during the first ten calendar days of such month to the Certificate holders of record as of
the last day of the preceding month.
7. No Member of, or Delegate to Congress, or any Resident Commissioner, will be admitted to
any share or part of this contract or to any benefit to arise therefrom except that this provision will
not be construed to extend to their interest in any incorporated company, if the contract be for the
general benefit of such company.
8. The applicant Bank warrants that it has not employed any person to solicit or secure this contract
upon any agreement for a commission, percentage, brokerage, or contingent fee and that no such con­
sideration or payment has been or will be made. Breach of this warranty will give CCC the right to
annul the contract, or at its discretion, to deduct from the contract consideration the amount of such
commission, percentage, brokerage, or contingent fees. This warranty will not apply to commissions
payable by the applicant Bank upon contracts secured or made through bona fide employees or bona fide
established commercial or selling agencies utilized by the applicant Bank for the purpose of securing
business.
SECTION III — PURPOSE AND FINANCIAL ORGANIZATION OF CCC
CCC engages in buying, selling, lending, and other activities with respect to agricultural com­
modities, their products, foods, feeds, and fibers for the purpose of stabilizing, supporting, and protecting
farm income and prices, assisting in the maintenance of balanced and adequate supplies of such com­
modities, and facilitating their orderly distribution. CCC also makes available materials and facilities
required in connection with the production and marketing of such commodities.
CCC is managed by a board of directors, subject to the general supervision and direction of the
Secretary of Agriculture, who is, ex officio, a director and the chairman of the board. In addition to the
Secretary, the board consists of six members appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
There is also a bipartisan advisory board of five members appointed by the President to survey the
general policies of the Corporation and advise the Secretary with respect thereto.
CCC has an authorized capital stock of $100 million, all of which is held by the United States, and
authority to borrow up to $10 billion. On August 31, 1954, outstanding commitments against this
authority amounted to $6.7 billion. CCC will at all times hold in reserve an amount of its borrowing
authority sufficient to cover outstanding Certificates.
J. J. SOMERS
Controller,
Commodity Credit Corporation


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102