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In speaking of a persons faults,
Pray don't forget your own:
Remember those in homes of glass
Should never throw a stone.
If you have nothing else to do
But talk of those who sin,
"Tis better to commence at home
And from that point begin.
We have no right to judge a man
Until he's fairly tried
Should we not like his company,
We know the world is wide.
Some may have faults—and who has not?
The old as well as the young:
We may, perhaps, for aught we know
Have forty to their one.
I'll tell you a better .plan,
v
And fine it works full well
To try my own defects to core
Befori-f of Mhera toil:
And though I sometimes hope to be
No worse than some I know,
My own shortcomings bid me let
The faults of others go.
Then let us all when we commence
To slander friend or foe,
Think of the harm one word may do
To those we little know
Remember curses sometimes, like
Our chickens, "roost at home,"
Don't speak of others' fault until
We have none of our own.
SELECTED.
General Agency Items.
Mabel O. Boesl, I. I. M. Clerk, spent
Easter week with her parents at
Allen. She states she had an enjoy
able and pleasant time. That's what
vacations are for, Mabel.
A misunderstanding has arisen as
to the next meeting of the Federal
Employees Union. Under the con
stitution it should be held the Third
Thursday and that was April 15.
Not to be let out of having a meeting,
at which important business will be
considered, the President has called
a
"Special Meeting" for Thursday,
April 22. All members kindly note
tbis, and if possible endeavor to
bring a new member for initiation
that night.
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For The Education And Civilization of The Sioux Indian
VOL. 20 PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA, APRIL 15, 1920
Learn to Save.
The greatest economic need of
America today is the popular know
ledge of money and ability to police
our pocketbooks against the ten
dency to personal extravagance and
waste. During the late year we have
heard much of "Thrift" a term used
frequently in all papers. The "Flat
head Indian Progress" says saving is
the first step and expresses it very
plainly the meaning of thrift which
Wa quote below:
"Do you know how to savaS Per
haps you think you do, but at the
same time you do not practice it.
The one sure way is to get the
saving habit. Saving is, in reality
little more or less than a habit. All
you have to do to get this habit is
see what money you really need to
spend for necessary and useful
things, and what you can just as
well do without. Then make up
your mind to put in the bank, or
save the money you do not need to
spend.
Do you really need more silk hand
kerchiefs? Those you used to buy
for $1.50 to $2 are $6 now, so be cer
tain you cannot get along without
them before buying more, and save
the money you would have spent.
Do you have to get another blanket?
You formerly bought it for $8 to $10.
Now you are charged $24. And when
buying shoes, do you have to buy the
fancy ones at $16 to $20 a pair, when
plainer models at $6 and $8 would
last longer? And you could save the
difference and put it in the bank.
Savings mean some self-denial.
To save means going withopt things
not necessary to your comfort and
not really essential to your happiness.
NO. 10
But unless you learn the lesson of
thrift, and saving, you simply cannot
get ahead financially. Every suc
cessful business man and business
enterprise puts aside a yearly sum
from the earnings of the business.
No individual can expect to succeed
without saving if big enterprises can,
not do so.
The knowledge that you have
money in the bank, and that it is
steadily growing larger by the sums
you add to it, will give you satis
faction and will provide security for
you when sickness or misfortune
comes. It adds to your indepen*
dence, and gives you chances to
take advantage of opportunities that
you cannot possibly seize if you
never save and always spend as fast
as you get funds."
Good Work.
Wednesday evening the writer had
the honor of being a guest at dinner
of members of the domestic science
class at the Indian school and such a
dinner. The young ladies cooked it
and served it themselves. Just which
grade the young ladies belonged to
the writer will not attempt to say, for
it was too much like the Richard's
primary law for a novice to under
stand. It is almost as complicated as
the street cars in Boston. At any
rate they did so well they must be
nearly if not quite in the first grade.
The service, also was perfect, not
a mistake being made from the soup
course to the passing of the bonbons
after the fourth course. The young
ladies who prepared the dinner were
Misses Celestia Jacobs, Ida Brave and
Grace DeMarsch, and those who
served were Misses Leona Dubray
and Emeline Moore.—The Black
Hills Journal.

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