A newspaper devoted to the interests of
the Red Lake Chippewa Indians.
MONTHLY SEPT. 1, TO JULY 15."
Subscription 75c a year
Entered as second class matter Septem
ber 1, 1912, at the postoffice at Red Lake,
Minn., under the actj)fJVIarch 3^18X9.
Address all communications to
RED LAKE NEWS
Red Lake, Minn.
THE GREAT DUTY
As we go about our daily tasks in peace and
safety men are dying every minute on the battle
fields of Europe to save civilzation. Our own gal
lant soldiers are shedding their iblood in France
and our sailors engulfed in the waters of the At
lantic as they go in defense of America's rights
Npon our performance of the work committed
to us depend the lives of thousands of men and
women, the fate of many nations, the preserva
tion of civilization and humanity itself and the
more efficient and prompt we people of America
are in doing our part, the more quickly will this
war come to an end and the greater the number
of our soldiers and sailors who will be saved from
death and suffering and the greater number of the
people of other nations released from bondage and
saved from death.
To work, to save, to economize, to give finan
cial support to the Government is a duty of the
Nation and to the world and it is especially a duty
to our fighting men who on land and sea are offer
ing their lives for their country and their country
As a further evidence of the progress of the
socalled Indian problem now comes a regulation
covering the handling of individual Indian money,
granting authority to, disbursing officers to turn
over to any Indian, upon the issuance of a patent
in fee to said Indian, all individual Indian money
n deposit to his or her credit, and to assist in ob
taining, as speedily as possible, payment of said In
dian's share of tribal trust funds which may be held
in the Treasury of the United States.
Word has been received at the agency office that
the Liberty bonds purchased last fall have been
registered and are now at the Northern National
Bank of Bemidji. It is not determined whether
the bonds are to be kept in a safety deposit vault
at the bank or transferred to the agency or Wash
ington for safekeeping. Indian purchasers are to
be given the number, amount and date of maturity
of bonds held in trust for them.
Preparations are being made to make the reg
ular spring payment this year early to enable the
Indians to purchase seeds and needed farm ma
chinery. The indications being an earlier crop
planting time than usual.
SUBSCRIBE LIBERALLY FOR LIBERTY
Don't be grouchy if asked to buy more bonds than
you figured on. Rather flattering, isn't it?
The new bridge at Battle River is nearly com
pleted. A. C. Goddard and C. H. Stanard, with a
crew of men drove the piling last week. This will
make a great improvement as it was almost impos
sible to cross the river before.
The United States will start a ThTrd Liberty
Loan campaign on April 15th. This loan is to be
for at least $3,000,000,000. This is to furnish
the sinews of the war for the United States and her
The next time life doesn't appear like living,
consider the trenches. Then go and buy a Liberty
Bond as a bracer.
Every employee, every Indian trader, and every
Indian on the reservation should prepare to buy
at least one bond. This reservation ought to
double the purchases made last fall.
OUR HONOR ROLL
1John Needham, Co. D, 10th U. S. Inf Rock
2John Sumner, Rock Island, 111.
3Joseph SumnerRock Island, 111.
4Stanley Johnson, Battery E, 66nd Regt., C.
A. Presidio of San Francisco, Cal.
5 Dr. L. G. Neal, Leith War Hospital, SeafieUl,
6 Dr. Leo L. Elliott, American Expeditionary
Forces, New York City.
7John Mike Roy, Co. A, 352d Inf., Camp
8John B. McGillis, Headquarters Co., 349th
Inf., Camp Dodge, Iowa.
10 Miss Mabel Bright, Army Nursing Corps,
Jefferson Barracks, Mo.
11Dr. Richmond P. Favour, Somewhere in the
12George Clark, Jersey City, N. J.
13William R. Spears, Jr., Jefferson Barracks,
14Clifford Sitting, Jefferson Barracks, Mo
15Corporal Henry Anderson, New York City.
The new service flag is expected every day now.
Only 11 stars were ordered sewed in, but a supply
of extras will be furnished.
Our boys write us it's fine, 'but none so good as
the U. S. A.
Dr. Leo L. Elliott cabled from France the other
day and "Lum" Neal from Leeds says he has to
guard his supply of sugar more than his pocket
Hashbarger says John Mike Roy will sure get
the Kaiser if they will just let Milk to 'im He
is up near the top on boxing, wrestling and base
ball and "representing" Red Lake sure enough.
George Clark copped No. 12 and young "Bill"
Spears drew 13. "Come on, boys," is what they all
PUBLIC SCHOOL ITEMS
The Junior Red Cross Auxiliary is the proud pos
sessor of a framed certificate of membership in the
American Red Cross. The meetings are held
the school room on Wednesday evening, once in
Marjorie and Maxine McDougal and Emma King
have been absent on account of whooping cough.
The amount of War Savings Stamps purchased
by the public school this month is $68.50. This
room is 100 per cent war savers.
The following program was presented at the last
meeting of the Little Citizens' League:
The Star Spangled Banner School
A Wail Mildred Dickens
War Stamps Harriet Dickens
Kaiser Bill Addison Goddard
Battle Hymn of the Republic School
Our Flag Ruth Goddard
The Red, White and Blue Grace Dickens
Ruth Goddard, Grace Dickens, Mildred Dickens,
Paul Dickens and Maggie Cook have signed pledges
for garden making this year.
Mrs. James Sayers has left the hospital with her
Mr. Archie Barton has been a patient for sev
eral days. He is fast improving and will leave
the hospital in a short time.
Miss Susie St. Martin has taken the Civil Service
examination for head nurse. Success awaits her.
Whooping cough is among the children but not
in an epidemic form. In this disease everything
that conserves the general health of the child is
of first importance. An abundance of fresh air,
exercise and nourishing food. The disease is self
limited and a continuance of this good weather
will make short duration of it.
The prospects for new floors is assured. The
tile that is proposed will be both beautiful and
Medical and Sanitary Inspector Dr. Newburne
has paid his official visit to the hospital and res
ervation. We have his declaration that the health
and the sanitation is good.
The cook is gleeful over the promise of screen
ing in the back porch.
Mrs. Charles H. Graham has recovered from her
Mrs. "Bill" Spears spent a pleasant restful week
as a patient.
The Hospital is aglow with electric light again.
The need now is a continuance of light through
the night by the installation of the new storage
Mrs. Hashberger was a patient with a badly la
cerated finger, her large wedding ring having
caught in the steam washing machine.
The Doctor is enjoying the Ford Distance lends
Attention is again called to a strict obedience
and compliance with the regulations of the Food
Administrator, also of the Fuel Administrator.
The night watchman is counting the days when
he can get in his 12 hours sleep.
The remarkable health of the reservation is a
matter of general comment.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fairbanks have recently re
ceived a certificate from Commissioner Sells that
Mary N. Fairbanks, their daughter, has been
awarded first prize at the Red Lake Indian baby
show held September 15th, 1917. Mr. and Mrs.
Fairbanks may be justly proud of the distinction
conferred upon their daughter, Mary, who comes
by it by virtue of her splendid health and perfect
little body. Commissioner Sells is immensely in
terested in the welfare of the Indians and believes
that healthy Indian babies will insure the propa
gation of the Indian people.
The fore part of the winter the Little Rock
Farmers' Club built a house for Jacob Fairbanks,
a new barn for Baptiste Taylor, Robert Smith and
Wah bish ke gwan ay aush.
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