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EIGHT THE BAYONET: CAMP LEE, VA., FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1918 cause the insurance is payable to him if he should become totally and permanently disabled through wound, sickness or accident, so that he would receive $5.75 monthly for every $1,000 of insurance purchases as long as he lived. The third reason is that while he may come through the war alive, he may not be in such physical condition to make him acceptable to the ordinary insurance companies, and may thus be unable to obtain any insurance whatever during the remainder of his life. In general, considering the very hazardous nature of the soldier's duties and occupation during war times, there is every reason why he should protect himself and any present or future dependents against misfortune or death or disablement while the opportunity is offered and open, and while he can do so at considerably less cost with the government as the "insurer" than would be possible with the ordinary life insurance company. If the solider will consider that in addition to these reasons he must avail himself of the government insurance within 120 days after his entry into the service, he will appreciate that the question of availing himself of this insurance now is one intimately connected with his own and the welfare of those dependent upon him, and that he cannot at any time advance any good reason for failure on his part to do so. Section VI. COMPENSATION. The Future Financial Obligations of the Government Toward the Solider and His Dependents. BY CAPT. C. M. JONES, A. G. D., N. A. 1. Compensation - a gratuity from the government . . . . . . 1 2. Relation to government insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3. Pensions versus compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3- 7 4. Disability benefits after discharge