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WAR-SAVINGS STAMPS AND CERTIFICATES
Q. I want to begin to save on the War-Savings
Plan. What is the first thing to do?
A. Take $4.12 to the post office or a bank or
any other agent, buy a War-Savings Stamp, and
ask for a War-Savings Certificate.
Q. What is a War-Saving Certificate9
A. It is a pocket-sized folder containing 20
spaces upon which to affix War-Savings Stamps.
Q. Is the War-Savings Certificate a Govern
A. It becomes an obligation as soon as one or
more War-Savings Stamps are affixed to it.
Q. Can I get a War-Savings Certificate with
out buying a Stamp?
Q. Does the War-Saving Certificate cost any
A. No The agent from whom you purchase
the stamps will write your name and address on
the certificate and will furnish you an envelope
in which to keep it.
What do I do after that?
A. Affix the War-Savings Stamp on your cer
tificate in space No. 1 and take good care of it.
Q. What do I do next?
A. You have now become a war saver. Con
tinue to rbuy War-Savings Stamps every week or
month and put them on your certificate until you
have filled all of the 20 spaces. When this is
done you can buy another War-Savings Stamp, and
you will receive free of cost another certificate to
which you can attach new stamps as you buy
Q. When I have filled the 20 spaces on my cer
tificate what do I do with it?
^"^fegcp-^^^gf^nca-t^ until a iftt 1 ft3t^
and the Government will pay you $100 for it.
Q. How many War-Savings Certificates can I
A. Ten. The law allows each person to own
$1,000 worth of War-Savings Certificates.
Q. What is the largest quantity that I can pur
chase at any one time?
A. $100 worth, or 20 stamps.
The Price of War-Savings Stamps.
Q. Does the price of, a War-Savings Stamp al
ways remain the same?
A. No. The price for each month appears on
the face of each stamp. Never pay either more
or less than the amount shown for the month in
which you make the purchase. The price is $4.12
in December, 1917, and January, 1918, and in
creases 1 cent each month after January, 1918,
until in December ,1918, when the price is $4.23.
Q. What is the price of War-Savings Stamps
for each month of 1918?
A. January, $4.12 February, $4.13 March,
$4.14 April, $4.15 May, $4.16 June, $4.17
July, $4.18 August, $4.19 September, $4.20 Oc
tober, $4.21 November, $4.22 December, $4.23.
Q. Why is the price higher each month?
A. Because the stamps are earning interest.
The Farm Station Farmers' Clutb met at the
Farm Station on Dec. 22, with the following mem
bers being present: Joe Lussier, Gilbert Lussier,
Louis Carl, Frank Carl, Louis Gurneau, Alex Gur
neau, Joe Roberts, Wm. Sayers, Solomon Blue, Gus
Lajannesse, Peter Thompson, Peter Neadeau, Joe
Frogg and Henry Hill.
A number of important questions were discuss
ed, most of the time being spent on plans for
greater crop production for the coming year.
Our next meeting will be held at the Farm Sta
tion on Jan 26, 1918, and the members have asked
me to have you be with us if possible.
During the Cl^ristmas Red Crcs drive cam
paign Red Lake Agency secured 36 members, and
much interest is being shown in this work-
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RE LAK E NEW S
VOLUME 5. RED LAKE, MINNESOTA, JANUARY 1, 1918. NUMBER 15
Our Dear Red Lake News:
Please find 75c for our bright star of the North
for the dear ones at home, as this may hold her
down until we come marching back. But don't
shut her down until you know that we are among
the silent ones, for the dead sons of brave France
must be revenged, the suffering and wronged Bel
gium be restored. We will give her shot, shell
and Hell and stay by the guns until the last shell
and man is gone if Victory is not ours. Not a
star cr stripe shall be stained, but Old Glory will
wave where she has never waved before, if we
come limping home. Good bye.
Your squaw man friend,
Me ga da.
TO THE INDIANS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO
THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT WAR WORK
As Chairman of the Interior Department War
Work Bureau, I want to express our thanks and
appreciation to those of you who responded so
generously to our appeal by contributing so many
beautiful pieces of your handiwork. You no
doubt will be interested in knowing that more
than eleven hundred dollars was realized from
sale, which will be used for bandages and surgical
dressings for wounded men.
MRS. FRANKLIN K. LANE
December 6, 1917.
December 20, 1917.
My dear Mr. Tidwell:
The response from the Pine Ridge Reservation to
the Interior Department Red Cross Sale was so
generous and in respects splendi that I want
I desire you to say to each Indian personally,
sending a contribution either of handiwork or
money, that we were not only highly gratified but
that the public generally enthusiastically express
ed admiration for the patriotic sentiment re
flected in the attitude inspiring the action of the
men, women and children making these contri
butions. The sale was a great success and the
large amount realized from the articles disposed of
or which will be sold hereafter will be a substan
tial aid in the purchase of equipment for the war
The Indian men everywhere throughout the
country have shown a keen sense of duty in con
nection with the war of which I am intensely
proud, and I am exceedingly delighted with this
further evidence of patriotism which includes so
many women and children.
Altogether the Indians are so conducting them
selves as to insure the everlasting praise and com
mendation of the entire citizenship of our country.
With the season's greetings and best wishes for
the prosperity and progress of the Pine Ridge In
dians, not overlooking yourself and employees,
during the ensuing year, I am,
(Signed) CATO SELLS,
In a recent letter M. J. Solzman of Ravalli, Mon
tana, he states:
"The Red Lake News keeps me pretty
well posted as to the doings of those I
know there, and I look for each copy
eagerly. Am sending you a small money
order which I would like placed to my
credit on subscription."
Mr. Salzmm was formerly employed at Red Lake
Agency as scaler and millwright. We wish to ex
press our appreciation of his good opinion of us
and incidentally for the M. O.
Charlie Oliver, age cne year, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Allen Oliver, died Thanksgiving about 4
o'clock A. M.
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PROM THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
(December 12, 1917.)
"Let there be no misunderstanding. Our pres
ent and immediate task is to win the war, and
nothing shall turn us aside from it until it is ac
complished Every power and resource we pos
sess, whether of men, of money, or of material,
is being devoted to that purpose until it is
"We shall regard the war as won only when the
German people say to us, through properly ac
credited representatives, that they are ready to
agree to a settlement ibased upon justice and the
reparation of the wrongs their rulers have
"When this intolerable Thing, this German
power, is, indeed, defeated and the time comes that
we can discuss peacewhen the German people
have spokesmen whose words we can believe and
when those spokesmen are ready in the name of
their people to accept the common judgment of
the nations as to what shall henceforth be the
bases of law and of covenant for the life of the*
worldwe shall be willing and glad to pay the
full price for peace and pay it ungrudgingly. We
know what the price will ibe. It will be full, im
partial justicejustice done at every point and to
every nation that the final settlement must affect,
our enemies as well as our friends."
Mrs. Frank Parshall of Leech Lake has returned
to her home following an eye operation.
Miss Virginia Lyons of Bena, Minn., is convales
cing from an eye operation.
nia, and will be able to return to her home in a
Mr. Joseph Green had the misfortune to injure
one of his eyes recently, and wisely came at once
to the hospital. He is doing nicely, and we sus
pect Joe likes to stay with us, but our bill of fare
is second to none and we do not blame him.
Mr. George Stateler has been with us for a week,
and has left us feeling fine. (Who? George or
us? Ask George.)
The hospital stork presented a fine baby boy
to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hart on Christmas day.
As a matter^ of congratulation to the wisdom of
the parents, let us tell you that one-third of all
babies born within the reservation during the last
three months have first seen the world in Red
Lake Hospital, and every one of the mothers and
babies are doing wonderfully well.
Mi3S Susie St. Martin of Chippewa Falls, Wis.,
is the new assistant nurse, arriving here Novem
ber 28 th. Miss St. Martin is a graduate of the
City and County Hospital at St. Paul, and comes
to us highly recommended. She has already prov
en herself very efficient, but how an Irish Chip
pewa can get a name like that is more than we
Dr. L. L. Elliott, who has -been temporarily sup
plying as physician at this place, received orders
and left for Kelly Field, South San Antonio, Texas,
on Christmas day. Dr. Elliott will make good in
the Medical Reserve Corps, and takes the good
wishes for success from us all. In a letter written
on New Year's day, the doctor says 19 above zero
was the coldest record for that place this winter.
Well, we may know what he says, but we hardly
understand what he meansno, not when this is
the third winter we have had since October, and
44 below stares us in the face.
Mis Marie Broker, our head nurse, returned
New Year's day from a well earned vacation with
her parents and friends.
"Spikes" is happy now since receiving promo
tion to Chief Engineer, and Willie Lawrence take3
the night shift.
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