all children, beginning with my own. I must be aware, and my children must be aware, of the importance of developing ways and means of preserving our natural resources, upon which, as I see it, depends the continued prosperity of our nation.
When our country was pioneering, the greater part of our people lived upon the land. There was still a pioneer atmosphere to my boyhood. I had to adjust my daily life to the weather, the season, the physical needs of the home and group. Every thought, whim, fancy, and developing philosophy of our family were fashioned to the needs and conditions of the day. Population was scarce and scattered, schools were primitive as compared to today, churches and towns were far apart, and we walked to and from school. We lived with nature and grew