FARM STATION ITEMS.
The Farm Station Farmers' Club met at
3Ir. Barrett's February 6th with eighteen
members present. Several were unable to
attend on account of sickness in the family,
vtu. Henry Martin was a new member who
joined us at this meeting. We had a very
excellent session which lasted until 4 :30
.Many important subjects were thoroughly
discussed. Four of the members are plann
ing to construct new and better buildings
this year, and tht Club members voted to
give each a day's work hauling in logs before
the snow goes.
Twenty shares at four dollars per share
for a shingle machine was discussed. The
lea and down cedar logs from a nearby
.cedar swamp could be utilized in making the
shingles and the Avork of making the shin
tiles could be done during the two or three
wet months of spring at which time noth
ing could be done toward farming. If the
Mngl machine proposition is put through
A\C think that it A A ill be a good thing to
keep our folks busy and more cheerful
during' that discouraging time. The new
homes to be built will then have good sub
stantial shingle roofs instead of those
made from tar paper, which have to
be replaced in a few months time and are
The next meeting will ho held at Louis
(rurneau's place Saturday February 20th.
All members are urgenth requested to at
tend- and others in this district should come
Ask Jos. Frogg what he thinks of the
i a-mei-s' Club. Frogg is all righthe is
t'jc fust to arrive on meetn.g day.
imes Xeddeau has been on the sick list
loi some time past, but is improving now.
fVter ^eedeau is getting out posts from
jhe dead and down cedar UMU* here.
Solomon Blue made a U'ij. to Red Lak3
on hearing that his pension money
Way John and others in his vacinity are
getting out dead and dov logs and posts
tor sale this winter.
Dr. Culp made a trip to Jos. Roberts'
place on the 8th. On his win back he
stopped over night at the Farm Station and
'returned to Red Lake early the next morn
Mrs. Frank Urmi, Mrs. Joseph Omen, and
Mrs. Louis (lurneau Aisited at Red Lake the
8th, 9th, and 10th.
A crew fired up the engine and sawed
wood here the 10th.
Louis (iiinreaifs father came down for a
load of hay the 10th, stopping over night
E. R. Lee was called siway on business for
several days recently.
Ah-ke-^ain-zee is visiting Joseph Omen.
He is \ery much in favor of our Fanners'
club and talks ot joining. We hope that
The neighbors gave Louis Carl a day'*
work hauling in his barn logs, Siiturdsn the
Louis Gurneau hauled in a couple of loads
of uood the 10th for an old man on the lake
road ho had no team.
THE HOME PROBLEM OF THE
Education in the Indian home is almost
universally lacking The vast amount of
education'which white children receive in
their homesa great mam of them cultured
and Christian homes, here, between the
aues of ten and fourteen, children read book
after book on travel, biography, and current
eventsgoes to make up for deficiencies in
the public schools. The Indian youth go
back from school into homes that have
dominant interests altogether different from
those he has been taught at school. I have
seen many a young man and woman bravely
struggle to change home conditions in order
to bring them into keeping with their train
ing, and they have at last gone down! The
father and the mother have never been ac
customed, in the modern sense, to a com
petitive form of existence. The father has
no trade or,vocation. The value of a dol
lar, of time of labor, is unknown in that
home. The parents have not enough insight
into educational values to appreciate the
boy's achievements and to inspire him fur
ther. What is to be done under such circum
stances? In many cases the youth finds
himself face to face with a shattered home.
Bad marriage conditions, the very core of
his social problems, stare him in the face.
Many a young man and woman realizing
these home conditions, have gone away to
establish homes of their own. As soon as
the thrifty Indian accumulates a little pro
perty his relative and tribsmen, in keeping
with the old custom of communal ownership
of property, come and live at his expense.
There was virtual communal ownership of
property in the old days under the unwritten
laws of hospitality but the omission, in
these days, of that corresponding equal dis
tribution of labor plays havoc with the
homes of young Indians.Henry Roe Glovd
in the Southern Workman.
CiRLISLE INDIAN PUPILS AT THE
FORD MOTOR WORKS.
In the February number of "Ford Times,"
the publication of the Ford Motor Works,
is a picture of six young men students from
the Carlisle Indian School who aiweda+the
Ford Plant the second week in January to
take a full course through 'the machine
shops, chassis and motor departments of
the Ford Motor Company as a part of their
vocational training. Commenting upon the
arrival of these Indian boys at the Works,
the Times says:
"These are sterling types of Young Ameri
ca, clean-cut physical men, clear of ee
bright of brain, strong of body, typifying
in appearance that they have been living in
a most wholesome atmosphere, and are filled
with the ambition to have 'a place in the
sun,' and to deliver to their fellowmen the
full responsibilities to American citizen-
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