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SHALL WE FAIL TO KEEP FAITH?
The echoing answer from the throats of two and
a quarter million residents of Minnesota is "No
we are with you one and all."
We cannot fail to show our appreciation to the
Minnesota boys "over there" for the glorious ex
ample which they have set.
First in action and first in war honors, accredited
with war crosses far in excess of any other state's
fighting men, they look to us to do our part.
We must answer this call with the same eager
ness and spirit that won for them these undying
honorsby doing all and more than our share.
Let's oversubscribe our W. S. S. quota and prove
our loyalty to them by winning premier honors for
Minnesota "over there."
Remember, June 6th is the day set to begin the
mighty "W. S. S. Pledge Drive," when every man,
woman and child will be asked to pledge the definite
amount of stamps he will buy during 1918.
Our government says that every quarter earned
by extra effort, or saved by intelligent economy
should be put to work to help win the war. For
this purpose it created Thrift Stamps and War
Savings Stamps. Trifling as they seem, they pos
sess the tremendous possibility of paying the finan
cial price of real victory.
Minnesota's great W. S. S. Pledge Drive will be
her pledge of loyalty to her sons overseas, by it
she will keep faith with them and with America.
All out for the Pledge Drive! Get set!
"War Savings Stamps furnish a wonderful
chance for every man, woman and child to buy
a lucrative investment in the government," said
vation War Savings committee today. "It is to
be hoped that every resident of this reservation
will avail himself of this unusual opportunity. We
cannot afford to be rated among those places which
have not greatly exceeded their quotas in the
purchase of War Savings Stamps.
"There are men and women who can afford to
purchase $100 worth, and these men and women
should immediately ascertain from their chairmen
all particulars relating to this issue of government
"The drive will start on June 6th and continue
one week. The organization in this county is be
ing perfected and will allot the amounts it con
siders citizens can take in War Savings Stamps in
order to assist the government in financing the
RED LAKE SCHOOL ITEMS
The intermediate grade planted its garden May
17. We were rather surprised that it was not up
the next day.
Yes, the potatoes will be in by June first.
Mr. and Mrs. Larvier were visitors in Gonvick
Miss Moore, accompanied by friends, enjoyed
the ball game at Gonvick Sunday, May 26, but has
not reported the score yet. Possibly nobody scored.
All the school seeding and planting was finished
before the last of May. The crops are now look
ing fine and with continued favorable weather we
should harvest a good crop of both grain and roots.
Our school gardens are looking fine and we ex
pect to be eating radishes in the near future.
Ernest Howard is in school again after helping
his father with the planting for a few days.
The second grade jpupils_axe some_Jce_adersJ_They_
have finished their third book since March first.
On May 23rd, the pupils and employees of our
school enjoyed their annual picnic. They went by
boat to Cross Lake. The school boys of the two
schools played a splendid game of baseball, the
score being 10 to 12 in favor of the Red Lake boys.
Mrs. Kiva Lewis is our new matron. She came
to us from the White Earth Hospital.
On Decoration day the school children had their
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lunch at Thunder Lake. They were accompanied
by Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Graham and Mrs. Hashberger.
Miss Bull of Minneapolis, with the extension
bureau of the University, was with us for several
days the last part of May, teaching the girls to
make "Victory Bread." She also had a class of
the adults from town and school who exhibited a
deep interest in the best methods of using the war
flours and substitutes.
Mrs. Graham accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Lar
vier to Gonvick last Sunday for an auto ride.
Mr. Lewis Lussier entertained his brother on
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Meley made the return trip
to Gonvick by automobile last Sunday.
Joe Thunder has returned to resume his studies
after several months absence.
Dr. Culp visited the school one day recently.
Mrs. Hashberger made a trip to New York to
visit her husband before he departed over seas, re
turning on the 22nd.
OUR HONOR ROLL
1John Needham, Co. D, 10th U. S. Inf., Rock
2Joseph Sumner, Rock Island, Til.
3Joseph Sumner, Overseas.
4Stanley Johnson, Battery E, 62nd Regt., C.
A. C. Presidio of San Francisco, Cal.
5Dr. L. G. Neal, Leith War Hospital, Seafield
6Dr. Leo L. Elliott, Overseas.
7John Mike Roy, Co. A, 352nd Inf., Camp
8John B. McGillis, Headquarters Co., 349th
Inf., Camp 0rat? L ,jfr^?Siijf**!iu*it*qfii
9William Hashbarger, Overseas.
10Miss Mable Bright, Army Nursing Corp,
11Dr. Richmond P. Favour, somewhere in the
12George Clark, Jersey City, N. J.
13William Spears, Camp Hamilton, N. Y.
14Clifford Sitting, Newport, R. I.
15Corporal Henry Anderson, New York City.
16Peter English, Newport News, Va.
17Frank Mason, St. Louis, Mo.
18Joe Larjeunesse, Overseas.
What about the Home Guard organization? A
few weeks ago we had a petition for a home guard
with about 45 signers and some weasel of a thief
came into the office and stole it. We hope none
of the signers got cold feet. We have started an
other petition and those who want to promote loy
alty and patriotism, who want to in some small
way serve their country and community can dem
onstrate their willingness by becoming a Home
FARM STATION ITEMS
The Farm Station Farmers' club met at the home
of Joe Lussier on May 18th. A number of farm
ers were present and succeeded in clearing some
land for Joe. Mr. Dickens and Miss Bull were
present. Mr. Dickens gave an interesting talk
and Miss Bull gave a lecture and demonstration on
the making of war breads.
The recent rains have made the crops and grass
do some real "Win the war" growing.
A dance was given at the Farm Station on the
evening of May 31st and in spite of the rain a
number of the farmers attended and showed their
patriotic spirit by contributing $28 to the Red
We have increased the crop acreage of this dis
trict at least 100 acres over last year. The stock
is also showing a large increase over 1917.
Another dance will be given in this district some
time for the Red Cross and we expect to raise much
more than at the last dance.
CROSS LAKE SCHOOL ITEMS
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The Cross Lake school now has around 90 pupils
Miss Emily Moore and Miss Pendergast are the
Frank Pogue, George Horton, Wm. Squires and
William Dudley are working on the new laundry.
Mr. Winslow, State Fire Warden, with offices
in Blackduck, and Mr. Pemley of the U. S. A. with
offices in St. Paul, paid the school a visit the 19th.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Spears paid the school a visit
The recent rains have put the roads in pretty
The oats at the school look fine.
Peter Sitting gave a moving picture show at
the school recently.
The Red Cross drive at Ponemah netted $77,
the third Liberty Loan Bond sale over $6,000.
Barney Perkins sold his old car to Tom Spears
and purchased a new Ford.
Whooping cough has nearly disappeared.
Joe Sumner has been a patient. The usual dull*
ness of Joe's ax is all that saved him from cutting
off his foot.
Miss Eva Kling has left the hospital, greatly im
Mrs. George (Spikes) Gravelle is now on her
leave of absence visiting her relatives at White
Earth, taking her little daughter with her. "Spikes"
is already showing his "freedom."
The application of poison ivy to make "rosy
cheeks" has placed several of the school girls in the
hospital for treatment. __
The screens are in place" and the Hies are out.
The hospital is now ready for any invasion of flies
The ice man should call regularly now.
At a meeting of the Central Farmers Club, Mon
day, May 20, Joe Mason, John English and Bazil
Lawrence collected $16.12 for the War Relief Fund
of the Red Cross.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Conners of Cloquet, Minn.,
are the new disciplinarian and boys' matron.
Gus G. Holstein, school farmer, has his crop
about all planted.
There was a good deal of sickness in the Cross
Lake district last week. Every person at one time
or another seemed afflicted.
The Cross Lake Indians are now farming to beat
the band. They say signs are now right for plant
ing. They have been waiting a long time on signs.
The Red Lake school, headed by Professor Gra
ham, visited Cross Lake the 24th on a picnic, and
incidentally the Red Lakers skinned the Cross
Lakers in a ball game. The Cross Lake boys have
gotten so they know so much about a ball game
that they can't play worth speaking of. You know
a person can get so wise that he knows nothing.
Wake up, you Cross Lakers.
Ben Spears has returned from the Sac and Fox
Sanatorium in a rather serious condition.
Be oonce returned a week ago from a rather
extended visit on other reservations.
It is told among these people that Frank Dipris,
formerly agency farmer here, is dead. As to the
truth of the rumor we do not know.
Bay bah ne gah nee and his wife are at frent
old trade pf last winter, wrangling and jangling
George Cain returned from Red Lake on the
27th from one of his several trips to Red Lake this
spring to see his children, enrolled in the Catholic
Tim Crowley has his garden planted and has
gone away to work.
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