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    ETDS from 1963

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    Root-shoot Transition of Ranunculus Septentrionalis Poir, Ronald Maurice Duehr

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    A Study of Physical Fitness of Selected Students in South Dakota and Iowa, Floyd Dean Farrand

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    An Examination and Evaluation of the Internal Production Control Structure and Job-oriented Communication Methods Used in the Pinting Plant at South Dakota State College, Donald Murray Ferguson

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    Synchronization of Estrus in Swine, Robert D. Fritschen

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    Identification of Dimethyl Selenide as a Respiratory Product from Organisms Administered Selenium Compounds, James Donald Froom

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    The Effect of Cycling Moisture Content on the Lateral Load Carrying Capacity of Three Member Nailed Wood Joints, Conrad Brian Gilbertson

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    A Linear Programming Approach to the Optimum Farm Organizations for Selected Farm Sizes Under Dryland and Partially Irrigated Conditions in the Missouri Slope Region of the Oahe Unit, Kenwood James Gors

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    The Installation and Operation of a Creep Testing Machine to Determine its Operating Characteristics, Lawrence L. Hansen

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    Vitamin A and Carotene Requirements of Fattening Beef Cattle, Thomas M. Hansen

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    A Comparison of Motor Abilities of Normal and Mentally Retarded Children, Dwayne G. Head

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    The Effect of Immersion in a Heated Whirlpool Bath Upon Reaction Time, Arm and Shoulder Girdle Strength, and General Endurance, Dennis Leroy Hegle

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    An Experimental Study of the Effects of Selected Roller Settings on the Ink Transfer Capabilities of a Polyurethane Roller, Christian Christian Hein

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    Revegetating Native Grass Pastures with Tame Grasses and Alfalfa in the Northern James Valley Region of South Dakota, Laurel L. Howe

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    The Use of Electrocardiographic Radio Telemetry to Determine Heart Rate in Ruminants, John Russell Jahn

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    Leisure Time Interests and Recreational Patterns of Delinquent Boys and Girls Prior to Their Entry into the South Dakota Training School, Louis Job Jr.

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    Dairy Product Demand Projections to 1975: Their Impact on South Dakota's Dairy Industry, Norman R. Kallemeyn

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    The Effect of Organic Trenching on Grain Yields, Soil Moisture and Root Penetration on Claypan Soils in South Dakota, Quentin S. Kingsley

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    The Relationship of Selected Characteristics of Farm Operators to Attitudes Toward Retirement, Wayne L. Larson

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    Economic Development in Taiwan, Chan Tung Li

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    Development of a Statistical Method of Determining "Bleed" for Offset Reproduction, Guang Shyon Liou

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    An Analysis of Pari-mutuel Racing's Contributions to the South Dakota Tourist Industry and to Public Finance in the State, Gene Lohrke

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    A Regional Comparison of Printing Management Salaries in the United States, Richard George Loken

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    The Social System of a Rural Yugoslav-American Community, Oysterville, Frank M. Lovrich

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    Earth-resistivity Measurements and Interpretations, Beverley Eugene Lundberg

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    A Study of High School Journalism Surveyed in Works of Authors in Communication Studies and a Plan for Operating a Newspaper and Journalism Course in the Public High School at Flandreau, South Dakota, Jean E. Macksam

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    A Study of a Legume Weevil, Sitona scissifrons say, in South Dakota, Gale B. Mast

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    A Study of 43 Public School Printing Departments Located in Seven Upper Midwest States, Clyde W. Miller

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    Preliminary Study of the Morphology, Genesis and Classification of Some Soils Developed from Pierre Shale, Earl Anthony Monnens

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    An Analysis of Factors Affecting the Role of United States' Private Investment in Thailand's Economic Growth, by Patrick Moriarty

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    The Effects of Gamma-irradiation on Ascorbic Acid Content in Raphanus sativus L., the Radish, and Its Resultant Effect on the Morphology and Growth of the Plant, Gerald A. Myers

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    Adjustments of the Church and the Community to Population Change in a Rural South Dakota County, Charles Emmet Nielsen

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    Group Theoretical Investigation of Octahedral and Cuboctahedral Bonding, David Peckham Olsen

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    A Study of Teacher Effectiveness as Evidenced by Supervisor Ratings and Placement of Teachers and its Relationship to College Academic Success, Miles Curtis Olson

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    Farming Opportunities, Career Choices, and Educational Aspirations of Farm Boys in South Dakota, Kenneth J. Ostroot

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    Comparative Studies on the Effect of Nitrogen Supplements on Nitrogen Fixation by Aerobacter Aerogene, Ramachandra B. Patil

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    Effectiveness of an Aspergillus Oryzae Culture on the Preservation Efficiency and Feeding Value of Alfalfa-Brome Haylage Stored in Gas-Tight and Concrete Stave Silos, Samuel C. Perry

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    Solar-supplemental Heat Drying of Shelled Corn in Storage, William Henry Peterson

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    A Comparison of the Effects of an Isometric Program, a Weight Training Program and an Isometric-weight Training Program on Strength Development, Michael D. Plinske

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    A Proposed Rural Development Program and its Implications for Puktia, Afghanistan, Mohammed Afzal Puktianie

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    An Analysis of Current Printing Programs at Southern Negro Universities and Colleges Granting the Bachelor of Science Degree, by Ford Ratcliff

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    A Follow-up Study of the Graduating Classes of 1959, 1960, 1961, and 1962 from Belview High School, Belview, Minnesota, Delton J. Roelofs

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    A Comparison of Some Limnological Changes Caused By The Brookings Sewage Treatment Plant On Six-mile Creek and the Big Sioux River, Richard Ruelle

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    A Study of Attitudes Toward the Present School System and School Reorganization in a Rural South Dakota County, James L. Satterlee

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    Comparison of Theoretical, Laboratory and Field Discharge Ratings for a Closed Conduit Spillway, Fred A. Schmer

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    Economics of Scale in Dairying: An Exploration of Comparative models of Stanchion and Loose Housing Systems, Wayne J. Schulte

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    A Study of the Present Physical Education Facilities, Equipment and Curriculum for Seventh and Eighth Grade Girls at Freeman Davis School in Mobridge, South Dakota, and Recommendations for an Improved Program, Betty Ann Shay

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    The Effect of Isometric Contraction and Calisthenic Exercises on Strength Development of Male College Freshmen, Dennis L. Shefcyk

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    Somatic Chromosome Reduction in Sorghum After Colchicine Treatment, Gerald Milo Simantel

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    Trisaccharides of the Onion (Allium cepa), Betsy Anne Slagle

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    A Study of Flexibility in Wrestlers as Compared with Other Sport Groups, John M. Sterner

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    Analysis of Productivity of Sheep Having Tails of Different Lengths, Ivan Ralph Sundal

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    Major Differences in the Background Evaluation of Top-ranking and Bottom-ranking Students of English at South Dakota State College, Robert Edward Tembeck

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    A Comparison of Attitudes of Male Students Toward Required Physical Education at South Dakota State College :1963 and 1959, Robert L. Thurness

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    Growth Rates of Yellow Perch, Perca Flavescens (Mitchell), in two North Dakota Lakes After Population Reduction with Toxaphene, Donald C. Warnick

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    A Survey of the Extent of Adult Homemaking Education in Vocationally Approved High Schools in South Dakota with Implications for Possible Expansion, Marlene Olson Westby

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    Dynafac, Fat and Diethylstilbestrol for Fattening Cattle, Frank W. Whetzal

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    Dormancy in Green Needlegrass Seed :Its Nature, Mode of Action, and Methods of Reproduction, Loren E. Wiesner

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    A Comparison of the Libraries of Selected Small and Large Schools in South Dakota, La Verne Williams

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    Poinsett Silty Clay Loam: Its Genetic Factors, Norman Eugene Zischke

    ETDS from 1962

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    Social Distance Correlates: Religiosity, Education, and Personality, Jeanne C. Bigger

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    A Follow-up Study of the Social and Vocational Adjustment of Former Student-patients at the Crippled Children's Hospital and School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Larry Brendtro

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    A Study of the Methods of Labor Procurement in South Dakota, Bert H. Buckbee

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    A School District Reorganization Plan for Brookings County, South Dakota, Lawrence A. Carlson

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    A Characterization of the Inorganic and Available Phosphorus Content of Four South Dakota Soils, Robert O. Carlson

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    The Analysis of Rigid Frames by Electronic Computer, Ying-Fay Chan

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    A Comparison of the Success of Teaching Machines and the Programed Text to that of the Traditional Teaching Based on a Survey of Literature and Research Reports, Robert E. Christianson

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    Survey of the Socio-economic Background of High school Girls in Vocational Home-making Classes in Selected Areas of South Dakota, Beverly Bade Dobrenski

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    Education in the Republic of Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Duyen

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    A Study of Disturbed and Maladjusted Indian Children, Winifred T. Echelberger

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    A Histological Study of the Effects of Relaxin on the Bovine Cervix, Carroll J. Eggee

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    Genetic and Cytogenetic Aspects of Colchicine-induced Male Sterility in Sorghum, Alvin Wayne Erichsen

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    Bulk Milk Hauling Costs in the Sioux Valley Milkshed, Edward R. Foss

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    The Effect of Wearing or Not Wearing Glasses Upon the Balance of Bespectacled Athletes, Ronald Dean Gadberry

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    A Program of Required Physical Education for Lake Preston High School, Delbert Herbrt Gerlach

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    A Survey of the Helminth Parasites of Pheasants from Brown County, South Dakota, Donald E. Gilbertson

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    Protein Requirements of Fattening Cattle and the Effects of Various Feed Additives, Richard Douglas Goodrich

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    The Isolation of Some Obligate Anaerobic Bacteria from the Small Intestine of the Chicken, Their Physiology and Sensitivity to Selected Antibiotics, Ronald Claire Gordon

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    Preliminary Investigation of Precast Prestressed Concrete Pavement, Robert Rosser Gorsuch

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    A Study of School Costs in the Bryant Independent School District from 1949-1959, C J. Grond

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    A Comparison of the Use and Acceptance of Phototypesetting with Other Typesetting Processes Among Commercial Publishers and University Presses, Mark F. Guldin

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    An Investigation of Printing Education Offered by Selected Institutions of Higher Learning, Robert G. Hacker

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    Changes in the Physical Fitness of Adult Men as a Result of a Self-administered Battery of isometric Contraction, Isotonic Contraction and Breath-holding Exercises, Jerry D. Hess

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    An Investigation of Dissemination of Scientific Management into Selected Areas of the Commercial Printing Industry, Donald E. Hill

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    A Study on Electrostatic Field Mapping, Hsu Seng Ho

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    The Effect of Methandrostenolone on the Uptake of Radio-phosphorus in Rat Molars, Dennis Robert Hoogland

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    Major Differences in the Home Environment of Top-ranking and Bottom-ranking Students of English at South Dakota State College, by Marion Hvistendahl

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    The Effects of a Basketball Season on Leg Strength and Explosive Power as Shown on a Select Group of Players at South Dakota State College, Donald D. Jacobson

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    A Study of the Coverage of the Newburgh, N.Y., Welfare Story by 10 of the Nation's "Best" Newspapers in Terms of Social Responsibility, Dan W. Johnson

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    A Study of Whiteness Retention of Selected White Fabrics Using Hard and Softened Water with Various Laundry Products, Marion Leach Kamstra

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    Inlet Investigation for Sharp Edged Pipe Culvert, Mansour L. Karim

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    A Comparison and Evaluation of Graphic Arts Information Services, Richard D. Kast

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    Tort Liability of Physical Education Teachers and Athletic Coaches, John E. Koopman

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    Personal Problems Experienced in Conducting the Junior High Physical Education in Austin, Minnesota, and Some Recommended Solutions that Could Strengthen the Program, Elton A. Lehrke

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    The Effects of a Physical Education Program of 150 Minutes Per Week at Watertown, South Dakota, on Physical Fitness as Compared to the National Norms Established by AAHPER Fitness Test, Clar Lilevjen

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    A Study of the Kranzburg Soils with Particular Regard to the Clay Separate, Elden Everett MacNamara

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    A Study of Data-processing Applications in the Printing Industry, Gyan P. Madan

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    A Study of Phosphate-selenite Interrelationships Using Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Mearl C. Mahl

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    Development of an Attitude Rating Scale for Use in the Printing Industry, Charles T. Melvin

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    Comparison of Initial and Final Test Scores of Huron College Male Students in the Required Physical Education Program to the National Norms as Established by the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Physical Fitness Test, Donald Mohlenhoff

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    A History of the Early Mining-camp Newspapers, Lawrence County, South Dakota, Helen Morganti