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    ETDS from 1959

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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

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    Complement Fixation Reactions With Sphaerophorus Necrophorus Antigens, Thomas J. Law

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    An Investigation of Optimum Spacing of Fins for Maximum Heat Loss in Free Convection, Lloyd Duane Lee

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    A Search for Rules for International Wheat Surplus Disposal, James L. Liebfried

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    Death and Crippling in the Marketing of Swine, Richard Marion Luther

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    A Scoring Device for Analyzing Individual Defensive Football Performance, Thomas Francis McGauley

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    Desorption of Ammonium from Montmorillonite Clay, Rein U. Mesdag

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    A Study of Factors Influencing Weaning Weights of Beef Calves, Joe Allen Minyard

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    Physiological Studies on Bloat, Clarence Leonard Moore

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    Effect of Time of Fertilizer Application on Yield and Quality of Oats and Barley, John J. Mortvedt

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    An Actuarial Study of Scores Received by High School Seniors on the Cooperative School and College Ability Test and These Students' Grades Received During the First Year of Attendance in South Dakota Colleges, Donald D. Mott

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    Development and Application of Wind Data to Wind Erosion Control Measures in South Dakota, John Walter Neuberger

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    A Study of Selected Factors Related To Differential Participation of Members in a Sample of South Dakota Purchasing Cooperatives in 1958, Donald F. Novey

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    Nesting of Mourning Doves in Eastern South Dakota, Lloyd E. Oldenburg

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    The Barnes and Houdek Soils Their Morphology and Classification, Ordell Pendor Olson

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    Student Activity Participation as Affecting Scholarship, Jane Joy Panzer

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    Estimating Output and Operating Expenses of Municipally-Owned Public Utilities in Brookings, South Dakota, 1959 to 1970, Rodney Delos Peterson

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    A Survey of the Financing and Extensiveness of Drama Programs in State Colleges and Universities, Burris Edwards Pope

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    A Study of Selected Factors Related To Attitudes Toward the Hutterites of South Dakota, David T. Priestley

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    Attitudes and Opinions of South Dakota State College Faculty Toward Physical Education and Athletics, Duane C. Quail

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    The Relationship Between Televiewing and Grammar Grades, Janice Kay Roggenkamp

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    Some Bacteriological and Biochemical Aspects of Alfalfa Silage Prepared At Different Moisture Levels, Gene W. Ronald

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    Livestock Auctions in South Dakota, Dale Eldon Roth

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    Evaluation of The Use of Mathematical Expressions for Determining Yield from a Horizontal Well in a Thin, Shallow Aquifer, Kenneth A. Rowen

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    Industrial Arts Teacher Preparation and Curriculum Content in the Public Secondary Schools of South Dakota, Wayne Leroy Salmen

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    The Effect of a Wrestling Program on Balance in College Physical Education Classes and Amongst Members of a College Wrestling Squad, Alden Edwin Schultz

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    A Study of the Manufacture of Cultured Butter and Retail Store Sales in Brookings, South Dakota, Shirley W. Seas

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    The effects of 17-α-ethyl-19-nortestosterone on extraction wound healing, Stanley Miner Shaw

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    The Size of High Schools in South Dakota as a Variable in Developmental Ability, Barbara Denbow Sinclair

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    A Physiological Study of Nitrogen Fixation, Norval Arthur Sinclair

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    Indexes of Seasonal Variation for South Dakota Egg Production: A Method, Iva Lee Marie Skov

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    The Attitudes of Men Students Toward the Required Physical Education Program at South Dakota State College, Floyd V. Sluiter

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    Grain Merchandising at the Country Elevator, Arthur B. Sogn

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    Wildlife Utilization of Stock Ponds in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, James D. Swanson

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    A Study of the Factors Associated with Establishment in Farming, Donald T. Tupper

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    Changes in Body Fat as Computed from the Skinfold Measurement of College Track and Field Athletes During a Season of Competition and Training, Richard Arnold Walker

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    Leafy Spurge Studies of Vegetative Weed Activity and Seed Development, Gail A. Wicks

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    The Classification, Morphology, and Genesis of Sinai Soils, Lawrence Paul Wilding

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    Respiration Rate as a Measure of Performance in Adaptation Studies in Oats, Norman E. Williams

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    Supplemental Milkroom Heating Using the Heat Extracted by the Bulk Milk Cooling System, Harvey Gordon Young

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    A History of Intercollegiate Athletics at South Dakota State College, Arthur Peter Zahorsky

    ETDS from 1958

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    Raw Sewage Stabilization Ponds as a Means of Sewage Treatment, John Robert Anderson

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    Some Factors Influeneced by Honey Bees on Alfalfa Seed Production in South Dakota, Paul William Bergman

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    Results Obtained from New and Remodeled Poultry Houses in South Dakota, Boyd J. Bonzer

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    An Evaluation of the Minnesota Pupils Cumulative Record Form 10 and Other Cumulative Records Used in Minnesota Schools, Wallace M. Brunswold

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    An Organism Resembling Sphaerophorus necrophorus Isolated From a Beef Liver Abscess, James C. Canada

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    Steam Condensate Corrosion Study of Return Line Deterioration at South Dakota State College Power Plant, Kenneth Duane Christianson

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    The Physiology and Some Nutritional Aspects of a Rumen Bacterium, Norma P. Christopherson

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    An Appraisal by Superintendents and Homemaking Teachers of the Attitudes of High School Students Toward Home Economics and Their Effect Upon the Choice of a Major in College, Eleanor D. Cochrane

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    Illusion and Reality: Analytic Teaching Materials for Eight Contemporary Short Stories, Sara Jeanine Deyling

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    Construction and Evaluation of the Performance of a Horizontal Well in a Shallow, Thin Aquifer, Eugene J. Doering

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    A Study of the Effectiveness of the Three Year Homemaking Program at Brookings High School as Evidenced by Graduates who have Established Homes, with Implications for Curriculum Revision, Orthula Doescher

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    A Comparative Analysis of the Kraus-Weber Test and the AAHPER Test of Physical Fitness, Dalvin E. Eisenbraun

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    An Electronic Fluid Flow Analyzer for Pipeline Networks, Harold Charles Falk

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    Genetic Analysis of Colchicine-induced Diploid Mutants in Sorghum, A. Earl Foster

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    Financing Future Farmers of America Activities in Vocational Agriculture Departments in South Dakota, Harold B. Garry

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    A Bibliography of Studies in Oral Reading, with Annotations of Studies in the Teaching of Artistic Oral Reading in College, Jeanne Phyllis Grove

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    An Actuarial Study of the Relationship of Grades Earned in Certain High School Subjects and Curricula to Academic Success in College, and the Efficiency of Counselor Prediction of College Success, Leotta R. Hampton

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    Studies of Colchicine Treated Maize and Sorghum Seedlings, George P. Hanson

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    A Comparison of the Achievement Records of a United States History Class Taught by Socialized Methods and a United States History Class Taught by the Lecture-question Method, Kenneth S. Hauge

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    Status, Past and Present, of Physical Education Graduates of South Dakota State College, Duane Collins Hill

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    Safety Programs in the High School Farm Shops in South Dakota, L. R. Hohbach

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    The Changing Traditional Value System of the Dakota Indian: A Study of the Conflicting Value Systems of the Dakota Indian and Western Civilization, Clinton J. Jesser

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    Mysticism in Selected Early Novels of John Steinbeck, Tom E. Kakonis

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    An Evaluation of the Benefits Received by the Participants in the South Dakota FFA Public Speaking Contest and Methods of Preparation of Contestants, Loren G. Kasten

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    The Moral Order of William Faulkner, Shirley Lease Kay

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    An Experimental Study to Determine the Effect of a Speech of introduction Upon the Persuasive Speech that Followed, Barbara Kersten

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    The Development and Present Status of the Intramural Sports Program for Men in the Schools of the North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the South Dakota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Clayton Paul Ketterling

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    Estimating Commercial Expansion in Brookings Resulting from the Anticipated Increases in South Dakota State College Enrollments, Norma Ruth Koch

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    The Amino Acid Composition of Four Varieties of Rice from India, Devaki B. Kripalani

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    Acreage Response of South Dakota Wheat Producers to Expected Price Changes, 1955, Richard Hoyt Kruse

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    Comparison of Cellulose Digestion In vivo and In vitro, Charles Frederick LeFevre

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    The Effect of Horseradish Peroxidase on Some Organic Peroxides, Dennis Lietz

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    Physical Fitness and Physical Education Programs in Selected Schools of South Dakota, Joe Lockwood

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    The Effects of Colchicine on an Inbred Line of Corn, Raymond A. Moore

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    The Relationships of Selected Factors to the Personal Adjustment of a South Dakota Rural-nonfarm Community's Older Population, Denton E. Morrison

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    The Effects of Relaxin on The Composition of Bovine Milk, Chris H. Nissen

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    An Attempt to Develop Resistance in the Udder Against Streptococcus Dysgalactiae and Escherichia Coli, Donald E. Otterby

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    Pondermotive Forces of Electrical Origin in Liquid Dielectrics, Norma Allan Peppers

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    A Study of the Principles of Technical Direction and Their Application to the Production of Sophocles' Play Oedipus Rex, Sherill Sandra Price

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    Student Automobiles on the College Campus, Lois Elaine Qualben

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    Stilbestrol for Growing-fattening Cattle, Dean Vinton Radabaugh

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    A Rhetorical Analysis of Clarence Darrow's Invention and Disposition in Two Court Summation Pleas, George Reilly

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    A Teaching Approach to Selected Works of Ernest Hemingway, Helen E. Rezatto

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    A Follow-up Study of the Graduates of the Flandreau Indian School for the Years 1955, 1956, and 1957, John J. Riley

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    Local Financing of Small Watershed Projects, Gordon D. Rose

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    Some Effects of Environment on Laying Hens, Lawrence U. Rubida

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    Frost Action in Soils, Mustata Sevket Safak

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    School Board Members' Attitudes toward Vocational Agriculture and their General Knowledge concerning Vocational Agriculture Programs in their Schools, G. A. Schaal

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    A Historical Analysis of the Development of Track and Field at South Dakota State College 1889-1958, John Elmer Schlendler

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    An Investigation of the Validity of the General Aptitude Test Battery for the Vocational Guidance of High School Graduates of Milbank, South Dakota, Merrill J. Sly

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    Age and Growth Determination of the Black Bullhead From Soft Fin Rays, James W. Sprague

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    The Feasibility of Organizing a Federation of Egg Marketing Cooperatives in Eastern South Dakota, Walter R. Swanson

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    A Study on Turkish Highways, Orhan Tasangil

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    Yield and Maturity of Populations of Drilled Corn Hybrids on the Northern Great Plains, Darrold E. Termunde

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    Locker and Shower Room Facilities Used for Physical Education at South Dakota State College, Peter Dominic Torino

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    An Investigation of Costs for Heating and Power Generation at South Dakota State College, Julius William Ulmer