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    ETDS from 1960

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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

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    The Effectiveness of Various Phosphorus Carriers for Increasing the Yield and Phosphorus Content of Alfalfa and Barley, Lloyd E. Davis

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    Economic and Organizational Aspects of Cooperative Feedyards, Harlan J. Dirks

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    An Investigation of the Kinetics and Thermodynamics of the reaction Between Maleic Anhydride and 9,10-dichloroanthracene, Budd L. Duncan

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    Measurement of the Hydraulic Conductivity Above a Water Table in Situ, Anthony S. Dylla

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    A System for Making Selective Matings in Dairy Cattle, Basil Ralph Eastwood

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    The Effects of Different Methods of Freezing on the Viability of Rabbit Ova, Mansur Ferdows

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    Changes in Cardiovascular Condition Resulting from an Eight Week Training Program as Shown by the Cameron Heartometer, Merle L. Foss

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    The Attitudes of South Dakota State College Women Students Toward Physical Education, Peggy Meister Foss

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    A Status Survey of the Requirements of Thirteen Teacher Training Institutions Offering Baccalaureate Degrees in Elementary Education, Kenneth Ellwood Fritz

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    An Analysis of Newspaper Usage of 188 News Releases Issued by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, Marshall Gall

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    Physiology of Nitrogen Fixation by a Species of Achromobacter, Royal Donald Goerz

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    A Comparison of the Influence of Three Types of Illustrative Material and no Illustrative Material on Usage of Agricultural Extension Service Releases by South Dakota Weekly Newspapers, Gerald Lou Grotta

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    A Study of the Provisions Made for the Gifted Students in Public Secondary Schools in Eastern South Dakota, Mervin J. Healy

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    A Study to Determine the Feasibility of Combining Scholastic Journalism and Community Journalism Through a School-produced News Weekly, Archie N. Hill

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    Follow-up study of high school graduates from the West Lyon Community School District, George Alton Hillberg

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    Variations in Motor Fitness Resulting from Calisthenic Exercises, Donald R. Hilsendager

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    Protein and Energy Levels for Wintering Beef Calves and Effects on Subsequent Production, Marcus Hoelscher

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    Quadratic Residues and Certain Related Topics, Donald George Hook

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    The Evaluation of Weaning Weight, 12-month Weight and 12-month Type Score in the Selection of Replacement Heifers, Birkett Howarth

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    Factors Contributing to and Affecting the Cellulose Digestibility of Pelleted Roughage, John Russell Jahn

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    Some Limnological Conditions Relative to Winter Kill of Fish in Ice-Covered Representative Farm Ponds in Eastern South Dakota, Jerome L. Johnson

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    A Physiological Study on the Amino Acid Requirements of Sphaerophorus necrophorus, Douglas W. Kennedy

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    The Relationship of Selected Factors to the Personal Adjustment of Residents of Homes for Aged in Eastern South Dakota, Darlien G. Klug

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    The Design and Development of a Pasture Furrower for Constructing Contour Furrows Without Destroying the Sod, Henry T. Knudson

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    Some Effects of Saline Toxicity on Chicks, Laying Hens, Poults, and Ducklings, Laverne M. Krista

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    Mathematical Analysis and Evaluation of the Law of Corresponding States for Real Gases, Simion C.Y. Kuo

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    A Differential Medium for the Isolation and Cultivation of Sphaerophorus Necrophorus from Bovine Liver Abscesses, Charles Leslie Lamke

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    Lysine Supplementation of Swine Rations Containing Oats, Wayne Francis Larson

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    A Free-field Pure-tone Hearing Screening Test, Robert E. Litke

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    The Production and Ingestion of Antibodies in Milk, George Donald Marx

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    Dynamic Effect on Concrete and Reinforced Concrete Beams, Fuat Metin

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    Effects of Reserpine (Serpasil) on Bloat, Edward P. Michalewicz

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    Ruminal Variation in pH, Temperature, Bacterial Flora, and In vitro Activity as Affected by Ration Change and Season, Norman Theodore Miller

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    An Analysis of Prices Paid by Fifteen Eastern South Dakota Slaughter Hog Market Outlets, 1959-1960, Gene E. Murra

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    A Comparative Analysis of Performance by the Madelia Public School Students on the Kraus-Weber Test and the AAHPER Fitness Test, Donald Ray Nehowig

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    Studies on the Persistence of Corynebacterium insidiosum in Soil and of an Antagonistic Variant of the Species, Gordon Albert Nelson

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    Response of Inbred Corn Lines to Drouth Under Several Different Environmental Conditions, Paul Terrence Nordquist

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    A Study of Selected Factors Related to Level of Living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Joseph F. Powers

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    The Chemical Effects of Gamma Radiation on Blood Sugar, Linda Kay Rames

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    Response of Feeder Lambs to Diehtylstilbestrol, Diallyldiethylstilbestrol, Diallylhexestrol, Dynafac and Animal Fat, Donald House Reid

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    An Investigation of Production Control Systems and Methods Used in Selected Small Commercial Printing Plants, Donald Nelso Rollo

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    Comparison and Relationship Between Reaction Time, Performance Time, and Balance Among Wrestlers and Physical Education Students in College, Glen R. Smith

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    A Comparison Study of Certain Aspects of Development, Achievement, and Adjustment Between Children of Working Mothers and Children of Non-working Mothers, Joan Clancy Smith

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    A Study of Some Herbicides Applied Pre-emergence and the Influence of Rainfall Upon their Activity, Walter E. Splittstoesser

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    A Study of the Organization and Administration of Home Economics Teacher Education in the Central Region--with Implications for Improvement at South Dakota State College, Carol (Magney) Spomer

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    An Analysis of Front Page News Pertaining to Juveniles in South Dakota Daily Newspapers for the First Three Months of 1960 with Regard to Favorable and Unfavorable Content, Harlan S. Stensaas

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    The Interaction of Nitrogen and Moisture on Crop Yield and Water Use, Clinton D. Stoner

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    Study of Dietaries and Nutritional Status of Adolescent Indian Girls in Boarding Schools of the Dakotas, Margaret I. Talcott

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    A Study of Seventh Grade Problems Compiled into a Check List, Catherine Thurston

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    The Digestibility of Holocellulose Prepared from Various Forages with Special Emphasis on the Comparative Digestibility of the Cellulose Portion and the Digestibility of the Entire Holocellulose Fraction, Marion M. Thurston

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    A Study of Certain Cultural Practices and Chemicals for the Control of Wild Oats (Avena fatua L.), Wilford Henry Wallace

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    Strength and Physical Fitness of Rural Versus Urban Boys as Determined by the Rogers Physical Fitness Index, James L. Welton

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    Unidentified Growth Factor(s) in Soybean Oil Meal, Robert Wilcox

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    Periodicals Printed in South Dakota from Territorial Beginning Through 1930, with a Check List of Periodicals, Maxine Schrader Wiseman

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    Derivation of the Equation for the Instantaneous Diffusion Current at the Cylindrical Drop Mercury Electrode, Prodromos Xenides

    ETDS from 1959

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    Attitudes of Students Studying Huxley's Brave New World: An Analysis, David Kenneth Adams

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    A Spectrophotometric Investigation of the System Iron (III) Perchlorate-Ethylene Glycol-Water, Glenn H. Allcott

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    Development of a Group of Indian Pupils in Strength and Motor Educability as a Result of A Year's School Activities, Donald L. Bartlett

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    The Clear Lake Courier as a News and Advertising Medium: A Pilot Study, Charles Jarl Bellman

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    Economic Opportunities Available to Farmers on 160-Acre Farms in Southeastern South Dakota, Leonard R. Benning

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    An Analysis of Farm Enlargement by Owner-Operators in Spink County, South Dakota, 1958, Kenneth J. Binkley

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    The Utilization of Time by Instructors of Vocational Agriculture in South Dakota, Arthur L. Bruning

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    An Analysis of FFA Chapter Owned Livestock Projects in South Dakota, Eldred Chicoine

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    A Study of the Effect of Ammonium Hydroxide, Acetone, and Phenol on the Transference Number of Copper (II) Ion, Joe Boyd Coacher

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    A Comparison of Public Owned and Private Owned School Transportation Systems of the Minnesota State High League, Region Number II, Roger William Cook

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    The Effect of One Semester of Physical Education on Male Freshmen and Sophomores at Yankton College, Douglas L. Cowman

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    Marketing Northern Alfalfa Seed, Dale C. Dahl

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    A Study of the Attitudes of Teachers of Technical Subjects at South Dakota State College Toward Student Proficiency in Language Skills, Walter C. Daniel

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    Evaluation of Final Weight in the Selection of Performance Tested Bulls, Delwyn D. Dearborn

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    Soil-Cement Stabilization for Roads, Dogan S. Dorkan

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    Analysis of Summer Spotlighting for Determining Deer Populations Indices, Donald C. Duerre

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    An Investigation of the Relationships Among Various Language Skills of Freshman English Students at South Dakota State College, Paul A. Elsner

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    A Probability Sampling Design for the City of Brookings, South Dakota, Marian Egeberg Flesner

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    Diffusion of Oxygen Through Saturated Porous Media, Paul Fruen

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    The Role of Anions in Influencing the Accumulation and Distribution of Selenium 75, Phosphorus 32 and Sulfur 35 in the Leaves of Wheat Seedlings, Tony J. Ganje

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    A Study to Determine the Order in Which Major Tools are Desired by Industrial Arts Instructors in South Dakota, Dwight J. Gertsen

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    The Design and Evaluation of a Heat Pump Heating and Cooling System for a 1000 Bird Windowless Cage Layer Poultry House in South Dakota, Donald D. Hamann

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    Genetics of Resistance to Selenium Poisoning in the Fruit Fly, Drosophila Melangaster, Carl T. Hansen

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    A Linear Programming Approach to the Optimum Farm Organization for a Typical 480-Acre Farm Under Partially Irrigated Conditions in Central South Dakota, Clifford Dwaine Harmelink

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    An Analysis of Short Stories and Essays in the Atlantic Magazine: 1947-1957, Marjorie Holmes Harrison

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    A Comparison of the Effect of Two Programs of Weight Training on Explosive Force, James A. Hofmann

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    Comparing Physical Fitness in Selected Areas in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with the National Norms and LaPorte Score Card, James Roy Howlin

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    The Reorganization of the School Districts of Minnehaha County, South Dakota, Harold Frank Janneck

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    The Effects of Feeding a Ration Containing Erythromycin thiocyanate to growing-finishing, Eldon Walter Juhl

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    Variations in Physical Fitness Resulting from Participation in the Freshman Service Program at Augustana College, Kenneth Blair Kessinger

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    A Study of Failure Students in a Junior High School, De Rhaymer E. Kirschman

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    Analysis of Creep in Rotating Hollow Disks Based on the Maximum Shear Theory, Philip Lung-Mao Ko

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    United States Wheat Surpluses and the Role of the Farmer Organizations in Their Utilization, Gangadhar Kori

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    A Statistical Study of the Relationship of the California Test of Mental Maturity Scores of South Dakota High School Freshmen to Future Academic Success, Howard Alfred Kortmeyer

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    A Design for a Family-Centered Nursery School Affiliated With a College Home Economics Program, Ruth Klein Kranzler

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    A Study to Determine the Technical Abilities Needed in the Farm Mechanics Curriculum of Agriculture Education Majors in Pre-Service Training, Marvin E. Larson

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    Further Attempts to Isolate and Identify the Selenium Protective Factor of Linseed Oil Meal, Russell Lewis Larson

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    Determining Winter Hardy Apple Genotypes Prior to Seed Germination, Harry Eugene Lasn