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Indians in Khaki.
Nine thousand strong, we volunteered From lonely teepee and from town Long-standing tribal doubts were cleared, And from our fathers came no frown. Forgotten, then was Wounded Knee— Full-throated rose our battle cry This much should our white brothers see: We, too, were not afraid to die. Nine thousand strong, her red sons sprang Beneath Columbia's arm upraised O'erlilied France their rifles rang^ Their foes fell backward, beaten, dazed And through dim, cratered No Man's Land Our scouts like shadows flitted by. And now our brother understand We, too, were not afraid to die. Apache, Sioux—our fathers dream By lodge fires, scattered through the West: They watch their son's gold chevrons gleam A cross glows on some warrior's breast. And there are lodges where at night, The death ch3nt rises to the sky For youths who proved in many a fight, We, too, were not afraid to die. ARTHUR CHAPMAN. What Are Yon Doing? Are you holding Government Securities? Are you doing your best to increase the number of good citizens who spend wisely, save and invest regu larly in securities backed by the Na tion's strength? If you can answer "yes" to these questions, you are "carrying on". You are building for your own fu ture happiness and at the same time, you are realizing on the thrift lessons taught by the war and are helping to solve the great pressing problems of re-construction. To help the people of the United States do their duty and do it is the object of the Savings Movement being conducted by the Treasury Depart ment. The principles underlying this Movement and the necessity for it are approved by patriotic states men and economists. They agree e a a i For The Education And Civilization of The Sioux Indian VOL. 20 PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA, FEBRUARY 15,1920 NO. 6 that Thrift intelligently practiced by the majority will eventually lower prices, kill Bolshevism and increase both individual and national happi ness. Work and Save is the advice of the wise analyist of our present troubles. If that was made our national anthem and the majority "joined in," we would soon forget our troubles and sing ourselves into permanent peace and prosperity. It is up to you, as a real, live American, to do your rt in making this Savings Movement a success and to combat the real evil of today—"the high cost of leisure" Each one can do his share by striving to produce more, to earn more, to save more and to invest every cheap dollar where it will be safe, will work for him and for the world until the time when it will again become a dollar of doubled buying power. Saving never was so profitable as it is today. Why not "do it now?" The people of America loaned money to their Government in its cruxial need, just as they send their sons to fight—cheerfuJly and to the limit. Many people are misinformed. They think the need is over. It isn't. The Government must still borrow money. The people owing stamps and bonds loaned their money to the Government for a certain length of time. They entered into a definite contract. The Government cannot and will not repudiate its part of the contract. It stands ready to redeem its promises to pay at their full face value with interest when due. Should any citizen then repudiate his part of the contract and sell his securities except under the most urgent necessity? We think not. Moreover, it is manifestly bad business to dispose of Liberty Bonds at present market prices. These prices are from 1 to 8 per cent below face value because so many people through necessity or to gratify a desire un necessary thing have offered these wonderful securities for sale at the buyer's price. This condition cannot last. The best authorities admit that in a short time Liberty Bonds and Victory Notes will be worth par and above. Why sell them now at a loss or trade them for doubtful speculative slocks or gilt lettered certificates of wild cat ^promotion companies? To do this is bad business for the individual and unfair to the Government whose credit it impairs and whose further financial operations it hampers. It would be better to forget you have these securities and buy more of whatever type suits your require ment: 25 cents Thrift Stamps, $5 War Saving Stamps, $100 and $1000 Trea sury Saving Certificates, Liberty Bonds or Victory Notes. Forget, work, save, invest and they will never need to give a benefit for you in your old age. Besides, you will be doing your bit in saving America for Americans. Indian Schools to Close. We are informed that on June 30, 1920, it is proposed to close the Indian boarding schools at Southern Ute, Colorado Rainy Mountain, Oklahoma Lower Brule, South Dakota Tacoma, Washington, (Cushman) Yakima, Washington Springfield, South Dak ota. This is in line with the policy of permitting the Indians who are competent, to assume the educational training of their children.