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    ETDS from 1962

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    A Study of the Educational Backgrounds and Practical Journalistic Experiences of 107 South Dakota Weekly Newspaper Publishers, Dennis Joseph Sale

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    The Coverage of Elementary and Secondary Education and Education-related Activities by South Dakota Daily Newspapers, Kermith E. Sheimo

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    A Study Determining the Muscular Fitness Status of Cerro Gordo, Illinois, Public School Students as Determined by the AAHPER Fitness Test and the Kraus-Weber Test, Lawrence I. Smith

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    A Cost Comparison and Profit Margin Study of Six South Dakota Printing Firms in Five Major Population Areas, William H. Smith

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    Studies on the Protein Requirements of Laying Hens, Virgil Allen Stangeland

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    A History of Theatre and Theatrical Activities in Brookings, South Dakota From 1879 Through 1898, Theodore R. Switzer

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    Inheritance of Reaction of a Diallel Set of Diploid Alfalfa Clones to Two Pathogens of the Blackstem Complex, Sadi A. Tamimi

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    The Effect of Varying Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilization on the Yield, Percent Nitrogen Content and Amino Acids of Oats Planted on Different Dates and Different Soil Types, Jon I. Teng

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    The Effect of a Prescribed Pre-season Weight-training Program Upon a Select Group of Varsity Baseball Candidates, Philip Elliot Trooien

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    Influence of Nitrate, Vitamin A and Protein Level on Feedlot Performance and Vitamin A Status of Fattening Cattle, Burton Arthur Weichenthal

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    Major Differences Between Ten Top-ranking and Ten Bottom-ranking South Dakota High Schools: A Study in English, Phyllis Bonner Weichenthal

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    The Effects of a Rebound Tumbling Program Upon Body Weight, Body Measurements, Adipose Tissue, Leg Strength, Explosive Power of the Legs, and the Endurance of College Women, Maryjane Houske Weisbecker

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    An Approach to Selection for Relative Water-use Efficiency Through its Relationship to Other Plant Characters in Eight Oat Varieties, Neil Wayne Widstrom

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    Corona Induced Bond Cleavage in Gaseous Fluorocarbons, Virginia Rose Widstrom

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    Beef Cattle Selection Indices and Phenotypic Correlations Among Certain Characteristics, Lowell L. Wilson

    ETDS from 1961

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    A Comparison of Criteria Favored for Promotion by Employers with Criteria Favored for Promotion by Employees in the Printing Industry of Baton Rouge, La., Mitchell Albert

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    Bacteriological Studies of the Thermoduric Anaerobic and Non-thermoduric Anaerobic Population of Alfalfa Silage Prepared with the Addition of Preservatives, Lawrence P. Cadman

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    The Effect of a Progressive Resistance and Flexibility Exercise Program on Free Running Speed, Ronald D. Campbell

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    Cuboctahedral and Icosahedral Bonding, Jack Rhoades Canon

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    Elasticity of Demand for Butter, a Comparison of Two Periods: 1924-1941 and 1947-1959, Marilyn J. Chapman

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    Genetic Similarity of Colchicine-induced Grass-type Mutants in Sorghum, Jane-Ru Po Chen

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    A Proposed Recreation Program for the Black Hills Ordnance Depot, Igloo, South Dakota, Keith J. Coates

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    The Kinetics and Thermodynamics of the Diels-Alder Reaction Between Anthracene and Maleic Anhydride, Donald Bruce Dahm

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    Helminth Parasites of the Wild Turkey in South Dakota, Carl Frederick Dauman

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    Occupational Information Library Facilities in South Dakota High Schools of 100-500 Enrollment, Mildred Deters

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    Helminth Parasites of Wild Mammals from Localities in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota, Donald Arwin Dickmann

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    The Use of Cucumber Seedlings to Measure Growth Regulator Activity, Paul E. Drangeid

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    Preliminary Results on the Hooded Ogee Pipe Drop Spillway, Donald Mervin Edwards

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    A Study of Selected Factors Which May be Associated with the Imminent Migration of Individuals from the Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Frank C. Estes

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    The Mechanism of the Periodic Acid Oxidation of (Bicyclopentyl)-l,l'-dio, Richard John Falk

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    Estimates of Genetic Parameters of Certain Production and Carcass Traits in Beef Cattle, Marion Fitzgerald

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    Indicators of Achievement in College Physics, Michael D. Foss

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    The Flow of Associated Press News into South Dakota and its Usage by Seven South Dakota AP Dailies, Karl H. Friederich

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    An Amplitude Modulated Radio Telemetry System for the Measurement of Physiological Temperatures and a Revised Analysis of R-C Phase-shift Transistor Oscillators, Carl Jerl Furchner

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    The Effect of a Weight Training Program Upon Strength and Trunk Flexibility of Football Players at South Dakota State College, David H. Greenwood

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    Some Life History and Ecological Activites of the Richardson Ground Squirrel In South Dakota, Dean Robert Gunderson

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    Responses of Experimental 3, a Sorghum Variety, to Gamma Radiation and Colchicine, Hubert Dennis Haensel

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    The Design and Development of an Automatic Guiding System for a Tractor, Ali A. Hamidi

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    A Comparative Study of the Physical Fitness of the Fifth Grade Students in Brookings, South Dakota with the Fifth Grade Students in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Based on the Iowa Test of Motor Fitness, Donald Duane Hanson

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    Determination of Minimum Lethal Level of Toxaphene As A Piscicide in Lakes of North Dakota, Dale L. Henegar

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    A Study of a Servomechanism System by Analog Simulation, Bong Ho

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    The Dielectric Properties of Mixtures of Organic Compounds and Perfluoropropane, Vei-shi Chen Ho

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    Study of a Variable Feedback Oscillator and its Use in Automatic Temperature Control, Tien-Chang Hsia

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    Marked Chromosomes in Sorghum, Chester Chen-chiu Huang

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    The Effect of Isometric and Resistance Type Exercises on the Strength of the Knee Joint as Shown by the Cable Tension Strength Test, Ronald L. Joslin

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    An Analysis on Managerial Factors That Affect Farm Income in Lake County, South Dakota, Charles Hsi Chung Kao

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    An Evaluation of Land Policies, State and Federal in South Dakota since the Homestead Act, and Application of the Experience to Iran, Nosratollah Cyrus Khatibi

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    The Effect of a Program of Static Contraction, Isometric, and Isotonic Exercises on Strength Development of Sixth Grade Boys and Girls as Administered by the Classroom Teacher, Dan H. Kittelson

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    A Study of Current Distribution, Resistance Losses, and Short Circuit Forces in a Transformer with a Low-voltage Strip Winding, Wayne Edward Knabach

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    A Study of Progenies of a Colchicine Treated F1 Hybrid of Zea mays L, Donald Elmer Kratochvil

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    Oligosaccharides in Citrus Molasses: Their Isolation, Characterization and Determination of the Monosaccharide Constituents, Jyh-Fa Kuo

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    Serological Activity of Adsorbed Leptospiral Antigen, Lawrence Joseph Larson

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    Button Welding for Structural Steel Connections, Lorys Juel Larson

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    An Electromechanical Automatic Voltage Regulator for a Network Computer, Charles Chiung-Hsiung Lee

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    Power Radiation and Dissipation in the Conducting Medium Around a Small loop Antenna, Chin-Cheng Lin

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    A Survey of High School Newspapers in New Mexico, 1960, John Elliott Ludtka

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    Interaction of Selenite and Arsenite on Amino Acids and Related Compounds, Eddy Miedema

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    A Study of the Problem of Exemption from the Basic Speech Course, Joyce E. Milliken

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    A Comparative Analysis of Performance of College Women on the Kraus-Weber Test and the AAHPER test, Sharon Ann Mundt

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    Incorporation as a Device for Keeping the Farm Intact and in the Family, Clarence S. Naatjes

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    An Experimental Writing and Grading Procedure for Freshman Composition, Ray C. Newton

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    A Comparison of Reaction Times to a Kinesthetic and a Tactual Stimulus for Groups of Athletes and Non-athletes, Ronald J. O'Brien

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    A Statistical Study of the Relationship of the American Council on Education Psychological Examination Scores and High School Rank to Future College Success, Duane Francis Ommen

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    Evaluation for Stalk Rotting in Some Dent Corn Inbred Lines Alone and in Top Cross Combination with a Single Cross, Surindar Mohan Parcer

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    The Design, Construction, and Testing of an Exhaust-gas Thermoelectric Generator, Vernon D. Pepper

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    A Historical Study of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Marlin Edward Peterson

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    Effects of Energy Supplementation of Corn-oat Rations for Growing-Finishing Swine, Gerald Ernest Poley

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    A Follow-up Study of the Graduates of the Gettysburg High School for the Years 1950 and 1951, Stephen M. Polich

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    The Design and Construction of a Radio Telemetry Unit for the Study of Ruminal Pressures, Ernest L. Rahm

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    Some Electrical Characteristics of C3F8 Electrode Systems, Yarlagadda Radha Krishna Rao

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    Factors Influencing the Production of Milk in South Dakota, Frederic Donald Ray

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    An Analysis of the Unincorporated Business Income Tax as a Possible Source of Additional Revenue for South Dakota, Wayne A. Schutjer

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    A Pretest and Questionnaire to Determine Student Levels of Achievement Prior to Enrollment in a Beginning Clothing Construction Course at South Dakota State College, Alexandra O. Semeniuk

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    Linear Programming Approach to Faculty Evaluation, Moses David Seversky

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    Varying Degrees of Problem Recognition Among Farm Operators in Lake County, South Dakota, and their Probable Role in Future Adjustments in the County, Donald Herbert Silva

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    A Study of the Effectiveness of the Homemaking Program at Pine Ridge Oglala Community School as Evidenced by Employed Graduates of 1956-1960, Their Homemaking Teachers and Their Employers--with Implications for Curriculum Revision, Arlene Nelson Simek

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    A Study of Thermal Insulation and Degradation Due to Heat and Light of Selected Cotton and Glass Fiber Drapery Fabrics Lined and Unlined, Cora Rude Sivers

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    A Study of the Physical Facilities of Vocational Agriculture Departments in South Dakota, James M. Smith

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    The Technical Abilities and Manipulative Skills Which Should be Taught in a High School Vocational Agriculture Farm Mechanics Program in South Dakota, Charles O. Stormo

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    Effect of Slope and Exchangeable Sodium on Run-off, Erosion and Electrical Conductivities of Leachates from Cheyenne Sandy Loam Soil, Abbas Shahrzad Tabatabai

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    Fall Food Habits of the Merriams' Wild Turkey in Western South Dakota, Curtis Martin Twedt

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    Chemical Bonding in Niobium Heptaflouride, Russell Leroy Wilson

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    Effects of Reserpine Additions to Feed for Broilers and Laying Hens, Harlan R. Woerpel

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    Natural and Induced Dormancy in Sorghum vulgare Pers, Wayne G. Wright

    ETDS from 1960

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    A Fluid Mechanics Laboratory for South Dakota State College, George Russell Alger

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    Physiologic specialization within Sphacelotheca reiliana (Kühn) Clint. on Sorghum and the Biology of its Chlamydospores in the Soil, Ibrahim Aziz Al-Sohaily

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    Least-cost Sites for Cooperative Egg Marketing Federations for Eastern South Dakota, John S. Arnold

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    Comparisons of the Profitability of Certified and Uncertified Alfalfa Seed Production in South Dakota, Arnold Lyle Aspelin

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    The Relationship and Comparison of Reaction Time Resulting from Visual, Tactile, and Auditory Stimuli, Systolic Pressure, Diastolic Pressure, and Pulse Rate Among Members of a Track Squad and Members of Physical Education Classes, Douglas E. Berg

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    A Rapid Method of Determining Fat and Protein Content of Beef Using Specific Gravity, Duane Donald Bieber

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    A Study of the Attitudes of South Dakota State College Debaters Toward Extracurricular Debate, Carol Hammer Bowles

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    Comparative Studies of Strains of Pleuropneumonia-like Organisms Isolated from Cases of Chronic Respiratory Disease in Poultry, Orville M. Brand

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    A Study of Student Evaluation of the Freshman English Course of South Dakota State College, Charles E. Brickwedel

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    Effects of Irrigation and Fertilization on Alfalfa Yield and Quality, Donald J. Brosz

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    Tenderization of Meat by Pre-rigor Infusion of Various Chelating Agent, John A. Carpenter

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    The Curtain Antenna Design, Cheng-Lee Chao

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    The Cost of Manufacturing Butter and Non-fat Milk Solids in Two Model plants in South Dakota, Cleveland Aldridge Christophe

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    A Study of Educational and Promotional Programs of Certified Seed as Evaluated by Certified Seed Growers and Certification Officials, J. Duane Colburn

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    Manifest Anxiety as a Variable in Grade-point Delinquent Freshman Students at South Dakota State College, James David Davidson

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    A Study of the Farming Status and Educational Needs of the Out-of-School Young Farmers in the Rockwell City (Iowa) Community School District, Don Albert Davis