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RED LAKE NEWS
A newspaper devoted to the interests
of the Red Lake Chippewa Indians.
MONTHLY, SEPTEMBER 1 TO JULY 15
Subscription 75c a ye:u
Entered as second class matter Septem-
ber 1, 1912, at the postoffice at Red Lake,
Minn., under the act of March 3, 1879.
Address all communications to
RED LAKE NEWS, Red Lake, Minn.
MAKING GOOD CITIZENS
Earnest effort to acquaint foreign people in this
country with American ways cf thought and living
is being made this year by various agencies, in
cluding the extension service of the U. S. depart
ment of agriculture and the state agricultural col
leges. Within the territory of nearly every county
or home demonstration agent are to be found a
greater or less number of people, living quite to
themselves and speaking their native language al
most entirely. These people from other lands are
usually very appreciative of any effort made to
teach them American ways, and they welcome in
struction in the cooking of American foods, the
making of American clothes, and even the growing
of vegetables that thrive here.
In Lake Charles, La., is a Mexican community,
which is as typically Mexican as if it were located
in Mexico. The home demonstration agent in that
parish has been endeavoring this year to bring
about a change in living conditions. A sewing class
has oeon. organized and garden work eneouraged.
Previously, only two people in this Mexican com
munity had ever had a garden. Among the things
the mothers wished to learn was how to make
American cookies. One of the women offered to
teach the home economics worker how to make the
finest of Mexican hot tamales if she would in turn
teach her how to make American pastry. While
they learn American cooking and sewing it is hoped
that incidentally they will learn not only the
American language but American ideas of living
WANTED- -A REAL LEADER FOR THE
What the Indians of this country need today more
than anything else is a leader for their people,
after the type of Booker T. Washington. Mr.
Washington was a real leader of his people. He
preached the doctrine of service, of industry and
thrift. He did not go about the country preaching
the doctrine of dissatisfaction, of unrest, and idle
Two many of our Indian leaders go about the
county preaching the doctrine of dissatisfaction to
their people. They do not tell them to go to work
and learn economy. They tell them, instead, that
the government is robbing them, that all the Indian
service people are rascals and thieves.
Isn't there one Indian leader in the country
who will study the life of Booker T. Washington
and try to be to his race what Booker T. Washington
was to the negro race.
HOW TO KEEP WELL
The Heat Regulating Center and Its Rela
tion to Disease
Every house or apartment, factory, store or any
building when inhabited by the human being is sup
plied by a heat regulating center. There is usually
some member of the family that tends to the fires.
When in winter a sick patient in the hospital or
other building would surely freeze were it not for
the heat regulating center. Usually by stoves,
furnace or hot water.
Likewise all animals including man except the
cold blooded animals are also provided with a heat
To develop the heat regulating center so as to
protect the body against sudden changes of tem
perature effectually requires exercise of the center
same as it requires for development of any other
part of the body. We are most of us familiar with
the sudden and wide range of temperature. We
have in this country, the sudden changes, help to
develop our heat regulating center to this wide
range of temperature. But that is not sufficient to
develop the center, effectually, owing to our mode
of living. A great many of ais during these cold
spells and sudden changes will stay around a stove
in a room with a temperature anywhere from 70
to 90 degrees centergrade and swealter until the
cold spell is over.
Most of the boys that went into the army will
tell you how they got their heat regulating cen
ter developed, by being lined up every morning
and having a cold shower of water turned on them.
Most of them thought that they were cruelly treated
but as a matter of f^ct it saved many of them from
acute infections and some of their lives by develop
ing the heat regulating center sufficient to protect
the body from a sudden change of temperature
to which they were exposed. That is one reason
why a tuberculosis patient is benefitted by chang
ing of climate. In this district, for instance, where
we have a wide range and sudden change of tem
perature of which we have always been accustomed
to. But if we have tuberculosis our resistance is
lowered to such an extent that our heat regulating
center is no more able to protect the body. Conse
quently there is frequent attacks of colds, but still
if we move to a climate where the change of tem
perature is not so marked and then usually the
climated is milder. They are still able to get about,
and a great many with proper care rapidly im
The best way to insure good health is the cold
sponge or shower every morning. This develops
the heat regulating center and protects one from
A. T. Robertson, M. D.
POULTRY HELPS FOR THE FARMER
By Curtis A. Smith
Have a chicken house that is warm, roomy and
well ventilated, with plenty of windows to let in sun
shine and light.
Feed plenty of good, clean, wholesome food, such
of green food, also bran, shorts, buttermilk or meat
Keep charcoal, oyster shells, and gravel before
the fowels at all times. The charcoal keeps the di
gestive organs in good condition the oyster shells
The introduction of peyote into
this reservation and its use within
the reservation is forbidden by law
under penalty of imprisonment for
not less than 30 days. A reward of
$5.00 will be paid to the party or
parties furnishing information lead
ing to the conviction of any violator
of the above law.
L. P. ECKSTRUM
Plumbing, Steam and
Hot Water Heating
320 Beltrami Ave. Bemidji, Minn.
are turned into egg shells and the gravel acts as
teeth to help grind the food.
Feed the fowls at regular hours, at the same time
Keep the floor of the chicken house well covered
with plenty of good clean straw.
Never feed the fowls any feed that has begun
Whitewash the chicken house at least once a year,
and always keep it clean. It is best to whitewash
in the spring.
Hens must be happy to lay eggs, and if kept in
a cold house they cannot be happy.
Do not expect hens with frozen combs to lay.
Feed plenty of buttermilk to both old and young
chickens, as it will increase the egg yield with the
old hens, and keep the young birds in good condi
Don't spend money on advertised remedies for
making hens lay, better spend that money for feed.
The hens must have warm drinking water in the
winter, as you cannot get eggs from hens that drink
cold water. A good poultry fountain with heating
apparatus is made by Philip Bernard Co., Sioux
City, Iowa. We have one of these fountains at the
Last, but not least, select some good purebred
strain of poultry and do not waste your time with
If you do not observe the above helps and many
more that could be mentioned, you better not go
into the poultry business and expect to make a profit
out of the business.
You may reinstate your War Term Insurance
within three months after the month of your dis
charge by mailing two months' premiums to the
application or statement as to health.
Saturday, January 24th, the Agency employees
and some of the town folks drove to Ponemah to
attend a dance given at the Cross Lake School.
There were two covered sleighs started out together
but for some reason or other one got there about
-two-hours-ahead~of the other. The sleigh contain
ing the men seemed to be covered by a deep mys
tery. After they did get to Ponemah something
seemed wrong with them and once in a while
could hear a word or two about "pickled pig's feet."
They all seemed glad to sit down and stay there