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Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Annual Report 1972

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By the su m m er of 1973, the Federal R eserve
B ank of M in n eap o lis w ill m ove its head office
o p eratio n s to n ew qu arters. W e h o p e and
b eliev e th at our n ew structu re rep resen ts a
m ajor co n trib u tio n to the arch itectu ral la n d ­
scape of M in n eap o lis. But its real sig n ifica n ce
lies in the degree to w h ich its fa cilitie s w ill
en ab le us to prov id e b ette r program s and
serv ices for th e N in th D istrict co m m u n ity
as a w hole.

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F ifty years ago, the co rn ersto n e w as laid for
the p resen t b u ild in g —a structu re th at served
the d istrict d urin g a tim e w h en the co u n try 's
g ross n atio n al prod u ct grew from $74 b illio n
to over $1 trillio n p er year and the n u m b er of
ch ecks p ro cessed S y stem w id e from Vi b illio n
p er y ear to a figu re 17 tim es that. T h e b a n k in g
resou rces of the d istrict have grow n ten fold
from a figu re of $2 b illio n . P op u lation sh ifts in
the d istrict have b ee n d ram atic, alth ough total
p o p u latio n has on ly grow n from 5 to 6.7 m illion .
T he d esign ers of th e n ew b u ild in g co n sid ered
th ese trend s am ong oth ers in arrivin g at the
b rid g e-lik e structu re to h o u se the sp ecialized
serv ices and fu n ctio n s of th is Federal R eserve
Bank. T he th ree-lev el secure area u n d er a
slop in g 2.5 acre plaza, is a stron gh old for the
v alu ab les of the fin a n cia l co m m u n ity of the
en tire d istrict. C lose to $3 b illio n , or tw o -th ird s
of the total secu rities p ortfolios of our m em b er
b a n k s, w ill b e held for safek eep in g in vaults
b elo w the plaza; a sim ilar dollar am oun t of




u n issu ed g ov ern m en t secu rities w ill also b e
held for use in fu n d in g and refu n d in g the
N in th D istrict's p o rtio n of the g ov ern m en t debt.
O f m ore d irect in tere st to m any of us are the
cu rren cy and co in o p eratio n s th at prov id e the
p u b lic, th rou gh th e com m ercial b an k in g
system , w ith the "p o c k e tb o o k m o n e y " n eed ed
to keep the w h eels of com m erce tu rn in g
sm oothly. T he ad d itio n al space afforded b y the
u n iq u e d esig n of the structu re w ill p erm it a
n ew level of service and security. S h ip m en t
o f m o n ey in to and out of the b u ild in g req u ires
large u n o b stru cted sp aces, n ot p resen tly
av ailab le, for arm ored and o th er carriers to load
and unload. W e h ave already expan d ed our
co in and cu rren cy arm ored car service to T w in
C ities b an k s and ad d itio n al b an k s in the
w estern part of N orth and So u th D akota. A n
expan d ed co in w rap p in g o p eratio n , m akin g
w rapped co in av ailable to all N in th D istrict
b a n k s, is plan n ed for late 1973. O u r cu rren t
annual p ro d u ctio n of 6 m illio n rolls is expected
to in crease to 20 m illio n rolls of co in b y 1974.

N ew v au lt sp ace, trip le th at p re se n tly av ailab le,
w ill e n h a n ce effo rts to im p ro v e serv ices for the
N in th D istric t fin a n c ia l com m u n ity .




lim ited b y an o n -site storage m axim u m of 235
to n s; the n ew vault w ill b e able to h an d le w ell
over 1,000 ton s of coin.
O n a n u m b er of fron ts, the Federal R eserve
has b ee n p ressin g its efforts to develop a m ore
e fficien t n atio n al pay m en ts m ech an ism . For
exam ple, a ch an g e in R eg u latio n J req u ired
sam e-d ay rath er th an deferred p ay m en t of
cash item s p resen ted to b a n k s, region al ch eck
p ro cessin g cen ters w ere set up in several
Fed eral R eserv e d istricts to speed ch eck d elivery,
and the first “ au tom ated cle a rin g h o u se " system
w as started in C alifo rn ia in 1972. In M in n e ­
ap olis, the first p h ase of the U p p er M id w est
R eg io n al C heck P ro cessin g C en ter w as im p le­
m en ted in O cto b e r 1, 1972, b rin g in g in to the
sam e-d ay p ay m en t zon e 106 b an k s w ith in a
15-m ile rad iu s of the T w in C ities. Shortly
after w e m ove in to th e n ew b u ild in g , w e w ill
b e able to expand the im m ed iate paym en t
zon e to a 50-m ile rad iu s around the T w in
C ities, to in clu d e 121 m ore b an ks. N ot long
afterw ard, our expand ed facilities w ill p erm it
us to p ro cess checks at the head office on an
o v ern ig h t b a sis from sim ila r-siz ed areas
around D u lu th, R och ester and Eau C laire.
W h en fully im p lem en ted , the U M -R C P C w ill
b e p ro v id in g o v ern ig h t ch eck clearance for
item s draw n on 430 b an k s in the district.
C on v ersio n to th ird -g en e ra tio n com p uter
sy stem s, com p leted in July, prov id ed ad d itio n al
ch eck p ro cessin g cap acity as w ell as b etter
in tern al con trols and expand ed flexib ility for
future grow th.

Part of our m o n ey fu n ctio n is to replace old,
u n fit cu rren cy w ith n ew Fed eral R eserve N otes.
In recen t y ears, an average of $250 m illio n a
y ear has b ee n b u rn ed . In the n ew b u ild in g ,
u n fit cu rren cy w ill b e p u lv erized rath er than
b u rn ed . N ot only w ill a sm oke p ro b lem thus
b e elim in a ted , b u t the p u lverized m aterial
w ill even tu ally b e recycled for use in prod ucts
su ch as ro o fin g m aterials. T h e n ew vault
fa cilities w ill also p erm it us to m a in ta in a
larger supply of u n issu ed cu rren cy, available
for com m ercial n eed s and an exp an d in g
econom y. C oin o p eratio n s w ill no lon ger be

Im p rov em en ts in the pay m en ts m ech an ism
b e n e fit the p u b lic, b o th in d iv id u als and




b u sin e s se s, b y en a b lin g them to m ake m ore
efficien t use of th e ir funds. T h ese advances
an ticip ate the day w h en fin an cial tran sactio n s
are settled electron ically, red u cin g the cu m b e r­
som e p ro b lem s asso ciated w ith tran sp o rtin g
tons of p ap er ch ecks across the country.
M an y of th ese n ew services are in accord w ith
S y stem w id e efforts to provide a sw ift and
efficien t fin a n cia l system , facilitatin g b u sin ess
and com m erce th rou gh o u t the n atio n and the
en tire co m m u n ity of the N in th D istrict.
For y ears, w e have carried on our a ctiv ities
b e h in d a form id ab le, if n o t fo rb id d in g , facade.
T h e n ew b u ild in g and its plaza are in ten d ed to
con v ey a m ore co n g en ial stance tow ard the
p u b lic, w h ile p reserv in g b o th sym b o lically and
in fact a fo rtress-lik e security. T he plaza w as
co n scio u sly d esign ed for use b y the p u b lic,
b o th for in form al g ath erin gs and su itab le
p u b lic activ ities. It w ill have seatin g places,
d rin k in g fou n tain s and three large sculptures
to form a natu ral g ath erin g place.

b an k ers and b u sin es sm en w ill provide
o p p o rtu n ities for d ialogu e ab o u t econ om ic
co n cern s and ch allen ges for th e U p p er M id w est.
W e in ten d to use our n ew b u ild in g for m e et­
in g s and d iscu ssio n s d uring 1973 to u nd erscore
the eco n om ic and fin a n cia l relatio n sh ip s
b etw een th is in stitu tio n and the en tire N in th
Fed eral R eserve D istrict, and b etw ee n th is
d istrict and the rest of the country.
All in all, w e look forw ard to ex citin g tim es
— an op p o rtu n ity and ch allen ge to rem ain
resp o n siv e to the n eed s of the p u b lic and the
b u sin ess and fin a n cia l com m u n ity. To th is end,
w e en th u sia stica lly in v ite your p a rticip atio n .

In terest in the Fed eral R eserve w ill b e h eig h ten ed
by the o p en in g of our n ew structure. W e
w elcom e the op p o rtu n ity this in terest g ives us
to b rin g know led ge to a broad p u b lic abou t
w h at w e are d oin g and h ow it affects them .

T h e arc h ite ct e n v isio n e d th e plaza as an
in fo rm a l g a th e rin g p lace, a con trast to the
a b s e n c e of " p u b lic s p a c e " aro u n d the p re se n t
b u ild in g .




For th is reason , w e are exp an d in g our efforts
to b rin g in fo rm atio n ab o u t our activ ities to the
p u b lic. T h e o p p o rtu n ity to v isit, tou r and
learn ab o u t the F ed eral R eserve w ill be
exten d ed . Sp ecial p u b lica tio n s, d isp lays and
film s are plan n ed for d istrib u tio n th rou gh o u t
the d istrict. A series of lu n ch eo n s for d istrict

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Statem ent of Condition

A s s e ts
D ec. 31,1972
Dec. 31, 1971
Total G old C ertificate A c c o u n t ........................................................................................
$
77,902,245
$
24,759,230
7,000,000
7,000,000
Sp ecial D raw in g R ig h ts C ertificate A c c o u n t ...........................................................
Federal R eserve N otes of oth er Federal R eserve B a n k s ......................................
27,003,900
31,038,700
O th er c a s h ..................................................................................................................................
5,053,326
8,047,404
Loans to m em b er b an k s secured by U .S. G overn m en t s e c u r itie s .................
1,650,000
550,000
Secu rities
Federal A gency o b lig a tio n s .....................................................................................
25,684,000
8,799,000
U .S. G overn m ent s e c u r itie s .....................................................................................
1,367,269,000
1,251,650,000
Total loans and s e c u r itie s ..........................................................................................
1,394,603,000
1,260,999,000
F oreign c u r r e n c ie s ..................................................................................................................
4,416,000
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C ash item s in process of co llectio n ................................................................................
456,606,526
709,111,725
Bank p re m ise s...........................................................................................................................
29,789,128
18,732,132
O th er a s s e ts ................................................................................................................................
18,398,966
16,785,103
T o ta l A s s e ts .............................................................................................................
2,020,773,091
2,076,473,294
L ia b ilitie s
Federal R eserve N otes in c ir c u la tio n ............................................................................
D ep osits:
M em ber b a n k s-reserv e acco u n ts............................................................................
D ue to oth er Federal R eserve Banks —C ollected f u n d s ............................
U n ited States T reasu rer-g en eral a c c o u n t .........................................................
F o r e ig n ................................................................................................................................
O th er d e p o s i t s ...............................................................................................................
Total d e p o s it s ..................................................................................................................
D eferred av ailab ility cash i t e m s .....................................................................................
O th er l i a b i l i t i e s ......................................................................................................................
T o tal L i a b i l i t i e s ...................................................................................................

1,040,587,839

914,426,971

548,820,418
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52,473,719
6,670,000
6,157,653
614,121,790
315,389,136
14,409,126
1,984,507,891

681,598,332
442,884
66,461,106
6,440,000
4,567,821
759,510,143
355,796,580
12,949,300
2,042,682,994

C a p ita l A c c o u n ts
C ap ital paid i n .........................................................................................................................
S u r p lu s .........................................................................................................................................
T o tal L ia b ilitie s and C ap ital A c c o u n ts ....................................................

18,132,600
18,132,600
2,020,773,091

16,895,150
16,895,150
2,076,473,294

R atio of gold certificate reserves to
Federal R eserve N ote l i a b i l i t i e s .................................................................................

7.5%

2.7%




Earnings and Expenses

Current Earnings
In terest on loans to m em b er b a n k s ...........................................................
In terest on U .S. G o v ern m en t s e c u ritie s....................................................
All o th er e a r n i n g s ...............................................................................................

Total Current Earnings.....................................................

$

1972
168,386
73,638,392
241,724
74,048,502

$

1971
87,784
72,376,648
131,202
72,595,634

Current Expenses

Total Current Expenses....................................................
Less: reim b u rsem en t for certain fiscal agency and oth er expense

Net Expenses .....................................................................
Current Net Earnings
N et A d d itio n s to C urrent N et Earnings
P rofits on sales of U .S. G overn m en t secu rities ( n e t ) ..............
All o t h e r ..........................................................................................................
N ET E A R N IN G S B EFO R E PA YM EN TS TO
U N ITED STA TES T R E A S U R Y ..................................................................
PA YM EN TS TO U .S. T R E A S U R Y ................................................................
D IV ID E N D S P A ID ..............................................................................................
TR A N SFER R ED TO S U R P L U S ....................................................................
SU R P LU S January 1 ............................................................................................
SU R PLU S D ecem ber 31 ...................................................................................

16,737,646
801,600
555,884
18,095,130
832,820
17,262,310

14,501,960
737,700
688,852
15,928,512
848,144
15,080,368

56, 786,192

O p eratin g E xp enses ..................... ....................................................................
A ssessm en t for expenses of Board of G o v ern o rs.................................
F ed eral R eserve C u rre n cy ................................................................................

57,515,266

57,268
-1 ,1 5 3 ,6 8 1

2,032,385
-1 8 5 ,5 2 3

55,689,779
53,401,066
1,051,263
1,237,450
16,895,150
18,132,600

59,362,128
57,273,629
991,349
1,097,150
15,798,000
16,895,150

V o lu m e of O p e r a tio n s *

Loans to m em b er banks
C urrency received and cou nted
C oin received and counted
C hecks hand led, total
C ollection item s hand led
Issu es, red em p tio n s, exchanges
of U .S. G overnm ent secu rities
Secu rities held in safekeep in g
Transfers of funds

98
311
471
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N u m ber
1972
168
89
m illion
m illion
257
m illion
419
m illion
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6.3 m illion
366,235
358,310

D ollar A m ou nt
1971
180
m illion
m illion
m illion
m illion

5.4 m illion
355,880
300,717

$ 303
706
37
117
1.8

1972
m illion
m illion
m illion
b illio n
b illio n

19.0 b illio n
3.2 b illio n
336 b illio n

$ 165
652
29
101
1.4

1971
m illion
m illion
m illion
billio n
b illio n

20.5 b illio n
3.0 b illio n
274 b illio n

*A11 figures are for Minneapolis and Helena combined.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Head Office Directors
David M. Lilly, Chairm an and Federal Reserve A gent
Bruce B. Dayton, Deputy Chairm an
Class A —Elected by M em ber Banks
Philip H. N ason, Chairm an, First N ational Bank, Saint Paul, M innesota
Roy H. Johnson, President, First N ational Bank, N egaunee, M ichigan
D avid M. Sm ith, President, First N ational Bank, River Falls, W isconsin

Term Expires
D ecem ber 31
1973
1974
1975

Class B —Elected by M em ber Banks
Dale V. A ndersen, President, M itchell Packing Com pany, M itchell, South Dakota
John H. Bailey, President, The Cretex Com panies, Inc., Elk River, M innesota
David M. H eskett, President, M ontana-D akota U tilities Com pany, Bism arck, North Dakota

1973
1974
1975

Class C —Appointed by Board of Governors
Russ B. Hart, President, H art-A lbin Com pany, Billings, M ontana
Bruce B. Dayton, Chairm an of the Board, Dayton H udson Corporation, M inneapolis, M innesota
D avid M. Lilly, Chairm an of the Board, The Toro Com pany, M inneapolis, M innesota

1973
1974
1975

Officers
Bruce K. MacLaury, President; M aurice H. Strothm an, Jr., First Vice President; Sheldon L. A zine, A ssistant Counsel
and A ssistant Secretary; Earl O. Beeth, A ssistant Vice President; M elvin L. Burstein, General Counsel; Frederick J. Cramer,
Vice President; Ralph J. Dreitzler, Vice President; Leonard W. Fernelius, Vice President; Lester G. Gable, Vice President;
Thom as E. G ainor, V ice President; Roland D. Graham , Senior Vice President; A lbert R. H am ilton, General Auditor;
Richard C. H eiber, A ssistant General Auditor; Douglas R. Hellweg, Vice President; Richard J. H erder, A ssistant Research
Director; Ronald O. Hostad, A ssistant Vice President; LeRoy G. H ughes, Building O fficer; A rthur I. Lee, A ssistant
Vice President; John A. M acDonald, Senior Vice President; David R. M cDonald, Vice President; Clarence W. N elson,
Vice President and D irector of Research; John P. O lin, Vice President and Secretary; Ruth A. Reister, A ssistant Vice
President and A ssistant Counsel; H erm an M. Slind, A ccounting O fficer; Richard B. Thom as, A ssistant Vice President;
Clem ent A. Van N ice, Senior Vice President; Joseph R. Vogel, C hief Exam iner; Robert W. W orcester, Vice President.

Helena Branch Directors
W illiam A. Cordingley, Chairm an
W arren B. Jones, Vice Chairm an
Term Expires
Appointed by Board of Governors
D ecem ber 31
W illiam A. Cordingley, Publisher, Great Falls T ribune, Great Falls, M ontana
1973
W arren B. Jones, Secretary-Treasurer, Two Dot Land & Livestock Com pany, Harlowton, M ontana
1974
Appointed by Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank M inneapolis
Richard D. R u bie, Chairm an, Bancorporation of M ontana, Great Falls, M ontana
Robert I. Penner, President, C itizens First N ational Bank, Wolf Point, M ontana
John Reichel, President, First N ational Bank, Bozem an, M ontana

Officers
Howard L. Knous, Vice President; Bruce J. H edblom , A ssistant Vice President;
John D. Johnson, A ssistant Vice President
M em ber of Federal Advisory Council
C hester C. Lind, President, First A m erican N ational Bank, D uluth, M innesota
January 1, 1973

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1974
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