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(c) Loans, advances, or discounts made under this section shall have a maturity at the time they are made or discounted by the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of not less than six months nor more than three years. Any Federal Intermediate Credit Bank may in its discretion sell loans or discounts made under this section, with or without its indorsement.

(d) Rates of interest or discount charged by the Federal Intermediate Credit banks upon such loans and discounts shall be subject to the approval of the Federal Farm Loan Board. On the majority vote of the members of the Federal Farm Loan Board any Federal Intermediate Credit Bank shall be required to rediscount the discounted paper of any other Federal Intermediate Credit Bank at rates of interest to be fixed by the Federal Farm Loan Board.

ISSUE OF DEBENTURES.

“ SEC. 203. (a) That Federal Intermediate Credit Banks, when chartered and established, shall have power, subject to the approval of the Federal Farm Loan Board, to borrow money and to issue and to sell collateral trust debentures or other similar obligations with a maturity at the time of issue of not more than five years, which shall be secured by at least a like face amount of cash, or notes or other such obligations discounted or purchased or representing loans made under section 202: Provided, That no Federal Intermediate Credit Bank shall have power to issue or obligate itself for debentures or other obligations under the provisions of this section in excess of ten times the amount of the paid-up capital and surplus of such bank.

(b) The provisions of Title I relating to the preparation and issue of farm loan bonds shall, so far as applicable, govern the preparation and issue of debentures or other such obligations issued under this section; but the Federal Farm Loan Board shall prescribe rules and regulations governing the receipt, custody, substitution, and release of collateral instruments securing such debentures or other obligations, the right of substitution being hereby granted. Rates of interest upon debentures and other such obligations issued under this section shall, subject to the approval of the Federal Farm Loan Board, be fixed by the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank making the issue, not exceeding 6 per centum per annum.

"(c) The United States Government shall assume no liability, direct or indirect, for any debentures or other obligations issued under this section, and all such debentures and other obligations shall contain conspicuous and appropriate language, to be prescribed in form and substance by the Federal Farm Loan Board and approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, clearly indicating that no such liability is assumed.

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DISCOUNT RATES.

“ SEC. 204. (a) That before making any discounts under the provisions of this title, each Federal Intermediate Credit Bank shall establish and promulgate a rate of discount to be approved by the Federal Farm Loan Board. Any Federal Intermediate Credit Bank which has made an issue of debentures under the provision of this title may thereafter establish, with the approval of the Federal Farm Loan Board, a rate of discount not exceeding by more than 1 per centum per annum the rate borne by its last preceding issue of debentures.

“(b) No organization entitled to the privileges of this title, shall, without the approval of the Federal Farm Loan Board, be allowed to discount with any Federal Intermediate Credit Bank any note or other obligation, upon which the original borrower has been charged a rate of interest exceeding by more than 1} per centum per annum the discount rate of the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank at the time such loan was made.

“(c) A Federal Intermediate Credit Bank may, subject to the approval of the Federal Farm Loan Board, buy in the open market at or below par for its own account and retire at or before maturity any such debentures or obligations issued by it.

CAPITAL STOCK.

“SEC. 205. That for the purpose of exercising the powers conferred by this title, each Federal Intermediate Credit Bank shall have a subscribed capital stock of $5,000,000. Capital stock of such amount shall be divided into shares of $5 each and shall be subscribed, held, and paid by the Government of the United States. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to subscribe to such capital stock on behalf of the United States, such subscrip. tion to be subject to call in whole or in part by directors of the said banks upon 30 days' notice to the Secretary of the Treasury and with the approval of the Federal Farm Loan Board. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to take out shares as called and to pay for the same out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPLICATION OF EARNINGS,

“Sec. 206. (a) That the Federal Farm Loan Board shall equitably apportion the joint expenses incurred in behalf of Federal Land Banks, Joint Stock Land Banks, and Federal Intermediate Credit Banks, and shall assess against each Federal Intermediate Credit Bank its proportionate share of the expenses of any additional personnel in the Federal Farm Loan Bureau made necessary in connection with the operation of this provision.

“ (b) After all necessary expenses of a Federal Intermediate Credit Bank have been paid or provided for, the net earnings shall be divided into equal parts and one-half thereof shall be paid to the United States and the balance shall be paid into a surplus fund until it shall amount to 100 per centum of the subscribed capital stock of such bank and that thereafter 10 per centum of such earnings shall be paid into the surplus. After the aforesaid requirements have been fully met, the then net earnings shall be paid to the United States as a franchise tax. The net earnings derived by the United States from Federal Intermediate Credit Banks shali, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury, be iked to supplement the gold reserve held against outstanding United States notes, or shall be applied to the reduction of the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the United States under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. Should a Federal Intermediate Credit Bank be dissolved or go into liquidation, after the payment of all debts and other obligations as hereinbefore provided, any surplus remaining shall be paid to and become the property of the United States and shall be similarly applied.

LIABILITY ON DEBENTURES,

Sec. 207. That any Federal Intermediate Credit Bank issuing debentures or other such obligations under this title shall be primarily liable therefor, and shall also be liable, upon presentation of the coupons for interest payments due upon any such debentures or obligations issued by any other Federal Intermediate Credit Bank and remaining unpaid in consequence of the default of the other Federal Intermediate Credit Bank. Any Federal Intermediate Credit Bank shall likewise be liable for such portion of the principal of debentures or obligations so issued as are not paid after the assets of such other Federal Intermediate Credit Bank have been liquidated and distributed. Such losses, if any, either of interest or of principal, shall be assessed by the Federal Farm Loan Board against solvent Federal Intermediate Credit Banks liable therefor in proportion to the amount of capital stock, surplus, and debentures or other such obligations which each may have outstanding at the time of such assessment. Every Federal Intermediate Credit Bank shall, by appropriate action of its board of directors duly recorded in its minutes, obligate itself to become liable on debentures and other such obligations as provided in this section.

EXAMINATIONS AND REPORTS.

“SEC. 208. (a) That in order to enable each Federal Intermediate Credit Bank to carry out the purpose of this title, the Comptroller of the Currency is hereby authorized and directed, upon the request of any Federal Intermediate Credit Bank, (1) to furnish for the confidential use of such bank such reports, records, and other information, as he may have available, relating to the financial condition of national banks through or for which the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank has made or contemplates making discounts, and (2) to make through his examiners, for the confidential use of the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank, examinations of organizations through or for which the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank has made or contemplates making discounts or loans: Provided, That no such examination shall be made without the consent of such organization except where such examination is required by law: Provided, That any organization, except State banks, trust companies and savings associations, shall, as a condition precedent to securing rediscount privileges with the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of its district, file with such bank its written consent to its examination as may be directed by the Federal Farm Loan Board by land bank examiners; and State banks, trust companies and savings associations may be in like manner required to file their written consent that reports of their examination by constituted authorities may be furnished by such authorities upon request to the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of their district. Each Federal Intermediate Credit Bank shall be examined and audited at least once each year by the Federal Farm Loan Board, and the results of such examination and audit shall be made public by the board.

(b) Every Federal Intermediate Credit Bank shall make to the Federal Farm Loan Board not less than three reports during each year as requested by the board and according to the form which may be prescribed by the board, verified by the oath or affirmation of the president, or secretary, or treasurer, of each Federal Intermediate Credit Bank and attested by the signature of at least three of the directors. Each report shall exhibit, in detail and under appropriate heads, the resources and liabilities of the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank at the close of business on any past day specified by the Federal Farm Loan Board within five days from the receipt of a request or requisition therefor from the board, and in the same form in which it is made to the Federal Farm Loan Board shall be published in a newspaper published in the place where such Federal Intermediate Credit Bank is established, or if there is no newspaper in the place, then in the one published nearest thereto, in the same county, at the expense of the bank; and such proof of publication shall be furnished as may be required by the Federal Farm Loan Board. The Federal Farm Loan Board shall also have power to call for special reports from any particular Federal Intermediate Credit Bank whenever in its judgment the same are necessary for a full and complete knowledge of is condition.

(c) Land bank appraisers are authorized, upon the request of any

( Federal Intermediate Credit Bank and with the approval of the Federal Farm Loan Board, to investigate and make a written report upon the products covered by warehouse receipts or shipping documents, and the live stock covered by mortgages, which are security for notes or other such obligations representing any loan to any organization, under this title. Land bank examiners are authorized, upon the request of any Federal Intermediate Credit Bank and with the approval of the Federal Farm Loan Board, to examine and make a written report upon the condition of any organization, except national banks, to which the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank contemplates making any such loan.

(d) The Federal Farm Loan Board shall assess the cost of all examinations made by the examiners of the board under the provisions of this title, upon the bank, trust company, savings institution, or organization investigated, in accordance with the regulations to be prescribed by the board.

RULES AND REGULATIONS.

“ Sec. 209. That the Federal Farm Loan Board is authorized to make such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with law, as it deems necessary for the efficient execution of the provisions of this title.

TAX EXEMPTION, “ Sec. 210. That the privileges of tax exemption accorded under section 26 of this Act shall apply also to each Federal Intermediate Credit Bank, including its capital, reserve, or surplus, and the income derived therefrom, and the debentures issued under this title

shall be deemed and held to be instrumentalities of the Government and shall enjoy the same tax exemptions as are accorded farm loan bonds in said section.

PENALTY PROVISIONS,

"SEO. 211. (a) That any officer, director, agent, or employee of a Federal Intermediate Credit Bank who embezzles, abstracts, purloins, or willfully misapplies any of the moneys, funds, or credits of such bank, or who, without authority from such bank, draws any order or bill of exchange, makes any acceptance, issues, puts forth, or assigns any note, debenture, bond, draft, bill of exchange, mortgage, judgment, or decree, or who makes any false entry in any book, report, or statement of such bank with intent in any case to injure or defraud such bank or any other company or person, or to deceive any officer of such bank or the Federal Farm Loan Board, or any agent or examiner appointed to examine the affairs of such bank; and every receiver of such bank who with like intent to defraud or injure embezzles, abstracts, purloins, or willfully misapplies any of the moneys, funds, or assets of such bank, and every person who with like intent aids or abets any officer, director, agent, employee, or receiver in any violation of this section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof in any district court of the United States, shall be fined not more than $5,000, or shall be imprisoned for not more than five years, or both, at the discretion of the court.

“(b) Whoever makes any statement, knowing it to be false, for the purpose of obtaining for himself or for any other person, firm, corporation, or association any advance, or extension or renewal of an advance, or any release or substitution of security from such bank, or for the purpose of influencing in any other way the action of such bank, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000, or by imprisonment for not more than five years, or both.

(c) Whoever willfully overvalues any property offered as security for any such advance shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by imprisonment for not more than two years, or both.

"(d) Any examiner appointed under this Act who shall accept a loan or gratuity from any organization examined by him, or from any person connected with any such organization in any capacity, or who shall disclose the names of borrowers to other than the

proper officers of such organization, without first having obtained express permission in writing from the Farm Loan Commissioner or from the board of directors of such organization, except when ordered to do so by a court of competent jurisdiction or by direction of the Congress of the United States or of either House thereof, or any committee of Congress or of either House duly authorized, shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding $5,000 or by imprisonment of not exceeding one year, or both, and may be fined a further sum equal to the money so loaned or gratuity given, and shall forever thereafter bo disqualified from holding office as an examiner under the provisions of this Act. No examiner while holding such office shall perform any other service for compensation for any bank or banking or loan association or for any person connected therewith in any capacity.

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