A Word to the People of California. My friends, during the past year I have become possessed hg the idea that the largest, the most imly patriotic, the most vitally important movement in this nation to day is the onc looking to the Conser ation of our Natural Resources. This has been large enough to call together Conferences of Governors, to cause the appointment of National and State Commissions, and to engage the earncst attention, the gravest concern, of the greatest and most brilliant minds of our continent. It is patriotic, for it looks to the preservation of our fatherland into the fixt tlre with ifs power and glory undimmed. It is vitaIly important, for without it our nation is doomcd to go down to poverty and weak ness. It is anselfish, for it looks forward to the welfare of those who come after is rather than for our own little personal benefit now. It is a vital and a worthy thing, homevcr we vie it. I have become possessed by the idea, too, that it is highly important for the scl ool people of this State to join in this movement for them to grasp its significance, appreciate its momentum, take hoId of it strongly and inteIligent1. Such a movement as this must fail unless it can be projected into the future. It can only be projected into the future through thc clzildrelz of thc nation. If it would really get permanently into the hearts of the Feople, it must filter through the Children.