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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (March 8, 1912)
A MERRY HEART
. Printed primarily for people
who look upon life cheerfully and
hopefully. Also for people who
ought to do bo. The promoter of
all good things and good people,
of which first Nebraska is chief
and of which second Nebraskans
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But a broken spirit drieth the
bones. -That's what the Good
Book says, and we'll bank on it,
sure. Will Maupin's Weekly
works to make cheerful the hearts
of its readers, and thus do medi
cal duty. Fifty-two consecutive
weekly doses for a dollar. :
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, MARCH 8, 1912
THE CANDIDACY OF FRANKLIN G
To have made a success of one's
business, and to have builded that
business through tireless effort, backed
by fair dealing and a desire to be of
service, is a record of which any man
may be proud. Such is the record of
Franklin C. Hamer, who is a candidate
fn- tha renuhlican nomination for
state treasurer. Mr. Hamer is a Ne
braska born product, and the son of
the late Dr. E. P. Hamer, one of Ne,
braska's early pioneers. He was born
in Lancaster county, and all of his life
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ms energies nave uccu uciuku
uilding up in his native state a rec-
ord for business integrity ana aDimy.
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After finishing the public scnoois ot
Lancaster county Mr. Hamer entered
business for himself, selecting the field
of investment banking as the field of
his efforts.' In the meantime, however,
he continued to devote a goodly por
tion of his time to practical farming.
He has land interests in Lancaster,
Holt and Lincoln counties, and to the
cultivation of these lands he gives di
rect" personal attention in the way of
supervision and advice. Because ot
his connection with agriculture Mr.
Hamer is unusually well posted as to
thejieeds and requirements of the.
farmers of Nebraska.
Mr. Hamer had not long been en
gaged in the banking investment busi
ness when he discovered that a knowl
edge of law would be an immense help
to him, accordingly he entered the
University of Nebraska law school.
While prosecuting his studies at the
TTnivpraitv he continued his business.
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thus demonstrating his industry and
his desire to achieve success if energy
and integrity would accomplish it. In
due time he graduated from the Uni
versity. He has never engaged in the
practice of law, although he aims to
keep in close touch with the progress
of the legal profession. He applies his
legal knowledge to the transaction of
his own business, and to the service of
those for whom he acts in making in
vestments. Because of his long appli
cation to the investment banking busi
ness Mr. Hamer is in close touch with
all the reliable and secure investment
offerings, a fact that particularly well
fits him for the position of fiscal agent
of the state. Nebraska has now up
wards of $9,000,000 invested in inter
est bearing securities,' and is constant
ly purchasing more, or exchanging
those of other states for Nebraska's
municipal, school district and county
bonds. In the course of his business
iAreer he verv often has to advise with
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monies or estates which they seek to
invest to the best advantage. Nebnis-
ka has no "blue sky" law and many
people of this class have been victim
ized. Mr. Hamer has prevented this
in many instances, and has shown his
customers how to invest their money
safely and at the same time profitably.
He knows that the glittering promises
held out by "get rich quick" schemers
are intended merely to victimize the
ignorant, and he loses no opportunity
to spoil this game and show Nebras
kans how to make safe investments.
During the last twenty years he has
invested millions of money for his cus
tomers, and without exception these in
vestments have been profitable to the
For several years Mr. namer has
been prominently identified with the
American Safe Deposit Co. of Omaha.
This company is trustee to the amount
of millions of dollars yearly, and it
numbers among its patrons hundreds
of Omaha's wage earners who know
that their earnings are safe in the
charge of this concern, and who have
of this money has been invested in
propositions that do not appeal to con
servative business men. They are the
propositions one sees advertised large
ly in the magazines rubber planta
tions, coffee plantations, eucalyptus
wood plantations, Florida swamp lands,
etc., etc. They have taken millions of
country as one who is wise to all . that
is going on in the investment world.
Few people realize the immense
amount of responsibility devolving up
on the state treasurer of Nebraska. He
is the custodian of the funds of the
state. Every biennium the state treas--urer
receives and pays out approxi-
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FRANKLIN C. HAMER
Republican Candidate for Nomination for State Treasurer.
Primaries Ppril 19,
learned by experience that its advice
upon the matter of their small invest
ments is always sound. Many a work
ingman in Omaha has been advised by
this concern, and following the advice
has so invested his weekly savings as
to enable him to purchase his own com
fortable home, or buy securities that
bring a welcome addition to the pay
envelope every coupon clipping day.
Up to within a few years ago the
investment business in Nebraska was
pretty much one-sided Nebraskans
did the borrowing. Today the tide is
rapidly turning and Nebraska money
is being invested, in securities. Much
money from Nebraska. Mr. Hamer be
lieves that Nebraskans with money to
invest would do far better if they in
vested it in securities that do not
promise immense returns, but which
to promise reasonable returns and then
make the promise good regularly. He
knows all about the "blue sky" propo
sitions; all about the "get rich quick"
propositions and he also knows the
legitimate avenues of investment. It
is the latter that he promotes. Few
men are equally well posted in the
bond and mortgage market. He is in
constant touch with it, and is known
by investment bankers throughout the
mately $5,000,000. In addition to the
mere handling of this money he is
charged with keeping an accurate ac
count of scores of different funds. He
is the fiscal agent of the state in all of
its investment transactions, and these
mount up to millions of dollars every
year. As fast as securities held by
the state mature, they must be reinvest
ed, and it requires a thorough knowl
edge of law, of the financial standing
of states and counties and municipali
ties, of the condition of the money
market in short, it requires financial
ability of an unusually high order.
This ability Mr. Hamer possesses to an
admittedly high degree, as his success
in his business amply testifies.
Nebraska, is a comparatively young
state. It is only forty-five years- old,,
hence it is just beginning to have op
portunities to elect native born sons
to important offices. Mr. Hamer is one
of these "native sons," and of such as
he Nebraska has a right to be proud.
When one of Nebraska's sons makes
good, Nebraska should recognize the
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Mention has been made of Mr.
Hamer 's' interest in agriculture. He
spends most of the summer months ac
tively superintending the work upon
several farms. He' has made a study ,
of agriculture, and while he does not
find it necessary to guide the plow or -drive
the binder, he knows how it is
done and he knows how to direct his
employes so as to get results. He has .
made as much of a success as a farm
manager as he has as -an investment
Politically Mr. Hamer is a republi- -can
of the progressive type. He be
lieves that parties, like business men,
must move forward, adapt themselves
to new conditions as they arise, and
meet each contingency fairly and open'
ly. Bourbonism has no place in hi "
mental make-up, whether it be in re
gard to" business or to politics. He is -aggressive
politically, as well ar pro
gressive. He lines up with Theodore -Roosevelt
on the policies of the day, ;
and insists that the party of his choice
move ever forward. .
Mr. Hamer; is not asking for the -nomination
for state treasurer on the
ground of party service,' although he
has been a consistent republican all his
life. He is asking for the nomination
on the ground that he is able and will- -..
ing to give the taxpayers a safe, profit- ;
able and conservative management of
their financial affairs as citizens of this
commonwealth. He sees in the posi-
tion not only a chance to be of service '
to the people', but an opportunity to '
further enlarge his knowledge of his'
chosen business and to so conduct the
office as to reflect honor and credit upon "
himself. He is making an active though
dignified campaign for the nomination,'
meeting as many people as possible, '
and telling them frankly and openly
just what he knows about business af
fairs and just what he will endeavor
to do if honored by his party with the
nomination and by a majority of the
voters with an election. ,
Socially he is a gentleman whom it "
is a pleasure to meet. As a business
man he inspires confidence in those
who have dealings with' him. As a
citizen he is enterprising and progres
sive.. Measured by any standard of
ethics, Mr. Hamer is a credit to the
state that reared him.
WE'LL REMEMBER IT.
In John H. Morehead the democrats
will have a candidate for governor who
is a level-headed business man, and'
his career through , life has demon
strated that he is that kind of a citi
zen. A man who cannot conduct his
own business successfully is not a safe
man to conduct business for the people.
Remember that as you go along.
Plattsmouth Daily Journal.
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