Vol. 3, No. 2 Orlando, Florida April, 1944
DEAR MEMBERS: V,
As your newly elected president,
I would like once again to remind
you that the florida Citrus Pro-
duction Credit Association is YOU Irw
organization, and we stand ready at
all times to assist you in financing
your citrus production. I
The services of your Association are
in easy reach of all growers in the
citrus belt of Florida, principal office
being centrally located at 427 South Orange
Avenue, Orlando, Florida, telephone 7061.
A field office is also maintained at Bartow,
florida, telephone 633, for the benefit of
members in that area.
In order that we may be of greater service, won't
you tell your neighbors about your Association?
A call or letter to either office will receive our
immediate attention. We shall look forward to hear-
ing from youl
Yours very truly,
a- A 4d
On February 24, 1944, your Board of Directors met in the Orlando office
for election of officers.
V. L. Bullis, president, was re-elected for the year of 1944. Mr Bullis
is one of the charter members of the Association and has been a member of the
Board of Directors since its organization. For the past ten years he has served
on the Eaecutive Committee and has been president since his election in 1942. A
large measure of the success of your Association is a result of his capable leader-
ship and we know that each of you are glad he is guiding the affairs of your organi-
zation for another year.
J. Earl Anderson of Nocatee was re-elected vice-president. Mr. Anderson
has been a member of the Association since 1936, was elected to the Board of Direct-
ors in 1939, and has been vice-president since 1940.
At this meeting V. L. Bullis and B. A. Carpenter were elected to serve with
the secretary-treasurer on the Executive Committee.
Al Whitmore, who was re-elected secretary-treasurer, reported to the direct-
ors that your Association is in excellent condition as it begins its eleventh year
of service to the citrus growers of florida.
During the past ten years, 2,668 loans have been made, amounting to approxi-
mately.$7,500,000, thus providing an adequate source of dependable credit to its
members. In 1943, loans were made to members in amounts ranging from $100 to $100,000
showing that all types of growers, large and small, are being served by your Associa-
Members of the Board of Directors present included V. L. Bullis, Orlando;
J. Earl Anderson, Nocatee; B. A. Carpenter, Orlando: John D. Clark, Waverly; and
J. J. Parrish, Titusville.
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A GOOD INVESTMENT
There is no way of knowing how much Hitler would pay you a box for your oranges. But
the more war bonds you buy now, the less chance of your having to take his offers
Old MacDonald had a farm ---
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With a pro rate there
And a price freeze here;
Here a quota, there a quota;
Everywhere a questionnaire.
Old MacDonald had a farm ---
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He had a farm,
But he had no seed,
No tractor parts,
No hands, no feed;
With a "Don't plant this"
And a fine if you dare,
And a Government blank
To be filled with care ---
And they always want
At least one spare ---
Here a form, a ration there,
And everywhere a questionnaire.
Old MacDonald had a farm,
And the auction is being held at two p. m.
Sunday, three miles out on Highway 59,
Rain or shine . . ...
Yes, you citrus growers, as well as "Old MacDonald", have many difficult
problems to face in your efforts to produce citrus which is so vital in helping
supply adequate food to meet war time needs. Your Production Credit Association
is well aware of these conditions and we want to assure you again that it is our
earnest desire to serve you in any way possible.
Now is the time, during these days of higher returns for fruit, to pay off
any indebtedness against your properties, and invest in war bonds with your surplus
money to build up a reserve against that day of post-war readjustment. You are ask-
ing, what does this have to do with Production Credit? Simply, that your Association
is ready and able to continue your production financing, LEAVING your surplus money
to pay off long-term mortgages, taxes and other indebtedness; also, enabling you to
make investments to protect your post-war future.
In spite of the difficulties of securing adequate labor, supplies, etc., and
the apparent handicap of necessary war time restrictions, we must not be another "Old
MacDonald" and throw up our hands in despair. The ultimate victory of our cause depends
to a great extent on our individual efforts, so let us back up the men who are fighting
for our security. To this end, your Production Credit Association stands ready to sup-
port and assist you to the limit of its ability. We shall be glad to have you write
or call by the office the next time you are in Orlando so that we may extend our ser-
vices to you in the way that will best meet your individual needs.
BETTER KEEP RECORDS
Accurate records of income and expenses will be of great value to the citrus
grower at the time income tax returns have to be filed. Many growers keep complete
records, however, others do no more than mark a calendar or file statements and re-
ceipts on a hook. A good set of books will be of special assistance to the growers
who have recently had to file returns for the first time, but the wise policy for
all citrus growers is to keep detailed and accurate records.
THIS IN THAT
Fresh fruits, particularly oranges, are being used to correct night vision
fliers. Night vision is usually regained after 7 to 10 days when fruit is
in their diet.
Open an "account" at the Red Cross Blood Bank.
"'Twas the night 'fore tax deadline -- and all through the house, sounded the data from
headman and spouse; they muttered and grumbled o'er each little bigger, hoping to sake
their exemptions out bigger; at last with a clatter of din and elation, they signed it
and mailed it -- nore funds for the Nation."
Luxury: Something for which we pay $5.00 more without kicking.
Necessity: Something that causes us to howl when it goes up three cents.
This spring weather is an ideal time for gardening. Have you planted yours yet?
Which reminds us -- someone said his victory garden was a perfect little gem -- 14
carrots . .
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Bring in part of your fruit returns and your Association will be happy to issue you
some War Bonds. We can't all fight this war, but we can send our dollars An the form
of War Bonds which provide the tanks, guns and planes needed especially during this year
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