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"a good time." And to them a good
time means dancing all night for many nights, gambling, drinking, and carousing. Then they wind up be fore the Indian court and get sen tenced to jail for ninety days. Now what sort of a good time is that? It is not a good time at all. It is a "bum" time, and the fellows who follow it become bums very soon. Look at them. Just count up the Indians who spend so much of their effort having this sort of a time. How many of them have good homes, good team, plenty of food, hay for their stock and money in their pockets? Instead, they let their horses eat snow all winter, live mostly on camas themselves, arc in debt every where they can get credit, live in poor houses, wear a blanket instead of an overcoat, and let their children run about ragged and hungry. Isn't it the truth? We are told the Lord looks with favor on the man who tries to help himself, and we believe it. A man has to show that he has the nerve to tackle hard work, and the backbone to stay with it. This means planing your work now, so that you will get an early start to raising crops this season If you need to be shown how to use farm machinery, or do not know best things to plant, or when to plant, or anything at all about your work, ask the government farmer in your dis trict. He will be glad to help you. He will not do all of your work for you, while you sit on the fence, but he will show you how, and will aid on every way he can. There is an absolute necessity for our Indians to produce all the grain, vegetables, meat, eggs, milk, and food products possible this year. Many families got through the past year in a careless way, living from hand to mouth. They have beep just about one jump ahead of actual need, when a little exertion on their own part would have made them comfortable. It should be different this year. And it will be, if you make it so. It can be done. Every American's Duty. To work, economize, and lend mo ney to the Government is the duty of every American. Hunderds of thousands of our men have been called to arms and taken away from the productive forces of the country. Hundreds of thousands of others have been diverted from producing things used in peace to producing things used in war. In the face of this lessoned pro ductive force and production a great and unusual drain upon our resources is made by our Army and Navy and our allies. Work and speed-up production to make up for the lessend production economize in consumption to lessen as much as possible the drain upon our resources lend your money to your Government to prosecute this war successfully and make our soldiers powerful, effective, and victorious. Every American can do an indivi dual service to his country by work ing, saving, and buying Liberty Bonds.