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affairs, and that industrious earning and saving becomes the best
source of all capital which provides opportunity and prosperity to the rapidly increasing number of wage workers- He that hath a trade hath an estate, and he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.—Franklin. It seems especially appropriate that the 1919 savings stamp shows the picture of Benjamin Franklin, who is so generally known as our country's most distinguished apostle of thrift in its best sense who learned a trade and supported himself by it who was a saver of time and knowledge and all that builds up true manliness who worked for character as much as wages and whose breadth of thrift earned him prosperity, the confidence of men, public recognition, and states manship within and beyond his own nation. I feel that our work among the Indians and particularly in all the schools may now be turned to a very practical advantage by the example of this great man who loaned from his private funds to the Government in its days of early stress who taught us that there are no better tests of common sense and sound judgment than the making, saving, and spending of money that to make money honestly and industriously, to save it without being sordid, and to spend it without waste or extravagance are fundamental in character building and will bring to any young man or woman a useful education of great value. I ask you, therefore, to push the sale of these stamps vigorously as an educational and economic matter no less than a patriotic one, and to do everything practicable to get Indians, young and old, in the way of earning money and saving some part of it for thrift in vestment, and that you discourage cashing such stamps prior to maturity, except in the case of extreme need. 16.