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Justice and Fair Dealing tor
every Indian who desires to
become a good Citizen .
Vol. XXII.
Official. Organ of the Minnesota
L. LO6AN, Editor and Publisher,
Published Weekly at
White Earth Agency, Minnesota.
Entered at the Postofflce at White
Earth, Minn., aa mail matter of the
second class.
Senator LaFollette to
Speak at State Fair,
United States Senator Robert
M. LaFollette, Governor Charles
W. Bryan, and Colonel Charles
G. Dawes have been officially in-,
vited to speak at the Minnesota
State Fair, August 30 to Sept. 6,
on any subject they may select,
President Curtis M. Johnson, of
the fair, has just announced.
The day set aside for Senator
LaFollette is Friday, September
5. Governor Bryan has been asked
to come Tuesday, September 2.
The Daws day will be Thursday,
September 4. Acceptances by all
three speakers are expected.
The organizations backing the
candidacy of these three men are
making elaborate plans for the
reception of the speakers. The
fair board has agreed to permit
the guests to speak on politics, if
they wish to do so. Politics has
been tabooed in addresses of poli
tidal candidates in the past.
The biggest exposition in the
history of America is assured, as a
result of record-breaking entries
in practically every department,
and the elaborate plans for the
entertainment of the 500,000 visit
ors expected. More than forty
county exhibits have been obtained
for the Agricultural Building, or
nearly double those of a year ago
Premiums totaling $145,000 are
being offered for educational ex
hibits, which is nearly $12,000
more than the sum given by the
next leading fair in the United
States and Canada for that pur
pose. It establishes the Minnesota
State Fair’s claim to its latest
slogan,* “The World’s Greatest
State Fair.”
More Indian Money
To be Squandered.
“Miss Elinor D. Gregg, of Hamp
ton, Va., has just been appointed
supervisor of field matrons and
nurses by Secretary of the Interior
Hubert Work. With the appoint
ment of Miss Gregg, the Bureau
of Indian Affairs completed the
organization of a new division of
field welfare work among the
American Indians.”
The above item, appearing in
the National Republican, Wash
ington, D. C., indicates that the
Indian Bureiu is as busy as ever
devising ways to squander the In
dians’ money and keep them in
its clutches. These so-called field
matrons are supposed to show the
Indians how to live, a business
which, in many instances, the In
dians surpass the field matrons,
whose salaries are in many instan
ces paid out of Indian tribal funds.
We have had experience with these
field matrons on this reservation
and we failed to see in what respect
they were of any benefit to the
Indians whatsoever. If. with the
rights of citizenship and the ballot,
the Indian was given what belongs
to him in money and property to
make use of for bis own benefit,
he would be able to carry on in
this vale of tears as all other citi
zens do, and-without any assistance
from so-called “field matrons” or
matrons of any kind.
The Tomahawk.[sssps I __
Official Organ Of The Minnesota Chippewas.
v ‘Truth beiore Favor. ”
All Indians Will Vote
At Coming Election,
Supirintaadent Wadsworth, of tha Consol
datad Chippawa Agency, Cast Lake, Calls
The Attention o' Indians Under His
Jurisdiction to the Fact That They
Are Now Citizens and Entitled to
The Ballot.
The Act of Congress approved
June 2, 1924, known as the Indian
Citizenship Bill, means much to
the non-citizen Indians throughout
tho United States, it is, in fact, a
long stride toward their independ
ence and complete emancipation
from Indian Bureau control, in
that they are now entitled to cast
their vote the same as all other
citizens. However, there has
arisen some contention as to the
reservation Indians voting, more
especially on western reservations
where the Indians have not been
allotted lands in severalty, for the
reason that there has heretofore
been no voting precincts estab
lished on the reservations where
the Indians have not yet received
allotments and where they have
no fixed place of residence except
anywhere within the confines of
their reservations, and the election
laws in most states require that a
voter must reside for at least
thirty days in the precinct or vot
ing district before he can legally
cast his vote. The Attorney Gen
eral of Arizona disfranchises all
such reservation Indians on the
ground that the Arizona law re
quirs thirty days residence in a
voting precinct before a person
can vote, and that there is no
authority to create precincts on
reservations. The Minnesota law
also requires thirty days residence
in a precinct before a person may
vote, but the reservations in this
state are all allotted with the ex
ception of the Red Lake reserva
tion, the voting districts have been
long established and of course all
Indians vote in their respective
districts or precincts. So far as
Red Lake is concerned we presume
it will be necessary to establish
voting precincts at different points
on the reservation in order that
the members of the reservation
may be able to oast their vote.’
Whatever arrangement is made in
1 Bov EVER eoiM’
© ft.fr >
The IKinnenota State Fair, Aug. 80 to Segt, 6, has established new records
n every' department by Its offer of $148,000 In premiums for educational
izhlbits. The next leading state fair In the world !■ giving away $12,000 less
premiums than the. Minnesota State Fair this year.
White Earth, Becker County, Minnesota, Thursday, August 21, 1924.
this regard the Indian people
should be sure and take advantage
of their new status as citizens and
not fail to cast their vote at tho
coming election in November next.
Apropos to the matter of reser
vation Indians voting and their
rights in this regard under their
new status as citizens, Superin
tendent P. R. Wadsworth, of the
Consolidated Chippewa Agency,
Cass Lake, has sent us the follow
ing circular letter for publication
in order that all Indians under the
jurisdiction of the Cass Lake
Agency may become acquainted
with the law which makes them
citizens and gives them the right
to cast their vote. The Superin
tendent also urges all Indians
under his jurisdiction to acquaint
themselves with the election laws
of the state in order that they may
act intelligently in the matter.
Mr. Wadsworth’s circular follows:
Department of tho Interior i
United States Indian Field
Consolidated Chippewa Indian
Cass Lake, Minnesota,
August 8, 1924.
To the Indians belonging
to the Cass Lake Agency:—
You are hereby informed of
the passage by Congress of an Act,
approved June 2, 1924, (Public
No. 175, 68th Congress), as fol
“Be it enacted by the Senate
and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in
Congress assembled, That all
non-citizen Indians born within
the territorial limits of the United
States be, and they are hereby,
declared to be citizens of the
United States: Provided, That
the granting of such citizenship
shall not in any manner impair or
otherwise offect the right of aoy
Indian to tribal or other properly.”
Under this law, as you will
notice, all Indians born within the
territorial limits of the Unitec
States are declared to be citizens
of the United States. You are
therefore citizens of the United
States and of the State in which
you reside.
An important fact in this
that you have the
right to vote at the elections in
your State under the same condi
tions as other residents of the
State. Having this undisputed
MY! isn’t that
right you should inform yourselves
as to the election laws of the State
so that you may have a full under
standing in this matter.
Your special attention is di
rected to the general election that
is to be held in November of this
year, about three months from
now, at which time a President
and Vice President of the United
States and many other officers are
to be elected.
Very sincerely yours,
Sand Beach Sanatorium
Has New Superintendent.
(Becker County Journal)
Dr. John E. White of Sulphur
Springs, Oklahoma, has been se
lected by the Sanatorium Board of
Sand Beach Sanatorium (Lake
Park, Minn.) to succeed Palmer
Romain Bowdish, who recently
left for Wheeling, West Virginia.
Dr. White has been in charge
but a short time, coming here from
Sulphur Springs Sanatorium which
is a tubescular sanatorium for ex
service men where he has been
medical director.
He has been affiliated with tub
ercular sanatorium work for many
years, having established the first
sanatorium to combat the white
Diague in the United States at
Colorado Springs, Col., and plan
ned and built the tubercular sana
torium for the Modern Woodmen
of America at Colorado Springs
which is one of the best of its
kind in the country.
The Quality Store
B. S. Fairbanks.
Years of experience in buy
ing and selling groceries has
taught us that the public
want the best.
Our shelves are always full of pure, fresh and up to dato Gro
ceries, which we give to our customers at the lowest possible
price. Our line of
Men and Women’s
Wearing Apparel —
Boots and Shoes
ia oomp/ete and up-to-date
“Buy where the buying is good. "
Come In and see what great buying power
a little money will have in
' ' this up-to-date store.
. White Earth, Minnesota.
Dr. White was in the service
during the World War and was
stationed at Otisville, N. Y , where
all soldiers afflicted with tubercul
osis wore first sent.
The Journal editor has always
tried to keep in personal touch
with Sand Beach and we are over
ly pleased to note in our visit out
there this week that things had
somewhat changed, especially with
tho patients in their attitude and
that there was a new atmosphere,
and a real human touch persisted.
At present there are thirty five
patients and there are five applica
tions for entry. The amount of
food to the patients has been in
creased some and more milk is
being consumed than beforo.
With the co-operation of the
people of Clay and Becker coun
ties with the Sanatorium Board
and the Medical Director of Sand
Beach there is no doubt but that
that institution can be filled to its
capacity and greator results ob
Mrs. White is very much inter
ested in the social betterment of
the Sanatorium and will devote
her time in helping the doctor
along that line and will not be on
the pay roll. Dr. and Mrs. White
have three daughters, Constance,
Laura and Mary Blanch and one
son Harper.
The present board of directors
are as follows;
A. C Knutson, Pres. ,Detroit
Dr- G. L. Gosslee, Moorhead.
T. 8.,C. Kvans, Hawley.
John Nelson, Lake Park.
W. F. Just, Frazeo.
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