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George Washington, the choice of all,
By Adams was succeeded, And then came Thomas Jefferson, Who bought the land we needed Next Madison was called upon To keep our noble seamen, And James Monroe now ushered ia The era of Good Feeling. John Quincy Adams was the next And then came Andrew Jackson And after him Van Buren came, And the panic's wild distraction. Then Harrison for one month rated And Tyler came in order Then Polk and war with Mexico About a little border. Then General Taylor was the choice But after one year only Death called the hero to his rest And left the chair to Filmore. Then Pierce and James Buchanan came And the war clouds thickly lower And Lincoln was the chosen one The statesman of the hour Then after Lincoln's martyrdom Johnson of Tennessee, Then Grant a war time herof The silent man was he. Next R. B. Hayes was counted in And Garfield second martyr Whose term was ended peacefully By Chester Alan Arthur. Then Cleveland next and Harrison And Cleveland second-timer And now McKinley is the third To fill the grave of martyr. Then Roosevelt as vice-president Succeeded to the honor And was elected once again, Then Taft came from Ohio. Now Wilson is the president Of a hundred million people May peace her gentle wings outspread And keep our land from evil. S. A. GORTNER. A New Idea in Thrift. THRIFT means comfort content ment. That is something we all want and it is something we all strive for, pro vided it doesn't invole too much im e i a e i n o n v e n i e n e W e a e willing to practice thrift when it can be done without too much self sacri fice because we know that by spend ing less than we earn we are ap The Oglala Light For The Education And Civilization of The Sioux Indian VOL. 20 PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA, MARCH 15, 1920 NO. 8 proaching the pleasant pasture of independence and where no terrors wait in the shadows of life's sunset. But procrastination is the thief of time and time is money and all too many of us are prone to our voices —soprano, tenor and bass—in the popular melody, "I just can't save money." Still way down in our hearts we have a feeling that, under certain circumstances, we really can save and that we don't is due more to the fact that we lack a desirable method of procedure, rather than the necessary funds. Realizing this to be true and veiw ing with apprehension the present day tendency toward wholesale ex travagance, many of the banks of the Ninth Federal Reserve District are opening up a new avenue for saving— the partial payment plan for the pur chase of United States Treasury Savings Certificates, $100 maturity value certificates being obtainable for as low as $2 a week. The plan, which has been tried out in other parts of the country, is meet ing with marked success. Ask your banker about it. Our Distinguished Citizen. All people love to honor those who have done something worth while. Cleburne has a citizen with her to day who has done something worth while, and whom the entire popu lation loves to honor. We have reference to Judge Cato Sells, Indian Commissioner. He has been a great public bene factor, in his splendid work among the Indians, his wards and proteges. He has, from the very beginning of his official life, treated the Indians as human beings, and bent all his ener gies towards their education, so they could become self-sustaining citizens, able to earn a living, able to do their part in the work of the world, able to stand alone, and fight their own battles. He has been eminently successful. He has taught them how to farm, hjw to raise stock of various kinds, and how to care for their health. He has looked after their finances, and tried to make them understand the value of money and its relation to human success and human evoln* tion. He has been altruistic in all his dealings, human in all his relatiofH^ and sympathetic in all his acts. The Indians have responded won derfully to his teachings. They have learned to love bim as their great white father, and in acts and deeds they have shown the value of his affection and his care. Mr. Sells has shown that the Indian is just as responsive to kindness and to training as other human beings, and in time he will emerge from out the mystic past of happy hunting grounds, of paint and feathers, of wierd dances around smoking fires into that realm of useful citizenship which his white brother has enjoyed for many centuries. Some day Judge Sells will be called to other work, and his executive abili ty as Indian Commissioner is guaran tee that whatever sphere of useful ness may claim him, thoroughness, zeal, earnestness, sympathv and un selfish devotion to duty will fine full sway. The Enterprise is always pleased to say a word of commendation for the distinguished citizen who is at home for a few days, among his friends who know him and who love him.—Cleburne Daily Enter prise.