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    ETDS from 1965

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    Relationship of Several Factors to the Incidence of Breast Blisters in Large Type Male Market Turkeys, Albert Whitten Adams

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    Parasites of Fishes of Oahe and Big Bend Reservoirs, South Dakota, Gerald A. Alleman

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    The Effect of Constricted Pipe Flow on Low-pressure Pneumatic Grain Conveyance, Daryl C. Anderson

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    The Effect of Heterosis on Yield Components in Hybrids of Wheat, Verlin Gene Boeder

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    The Effects of Physical Practice, Mental Practice and Mental-Physical Practice on the Learning of Selected Basic Tumbling Stunts, Norma Boetel

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    The Results of One Year of Counseling and Tutoring on Two Seventh Grade Adjusted Curriculum Illiterates, Janet Broomfield Boone

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    The Effects of Seasonality of Manufactured Milk Production on Dairy Manufacturing Firms' Efficiency, Law Nicholas Brod

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    Suitability of Cheese Whey as a Substrate for Vitamin B12 Production by Propionibacterium Shermanii, Lloyd B. Bullerman

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    Transmission of Two Strains of Two Stylet-Borne Viruses by Single Myzus persicae (sulz.) Aphids, Manolo Bautista Castillo

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    Laminar Combined Convection from a Nonisothermal Spining Cone: An Integral Approach, Bobba Rama Krishna Choudary

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    Evaluation of and Tentative Design Criteria for Anaerobic Lagoons as a Method of Swine Manure Disposal in South Dakota, David Richard Curtis

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    Linkage Between Chromosomal Interchanges and Colchicine Mutated Genes in Sorghum Vulgare, John R. Deakin

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    The Effect of Physical, Mental-Physical, and Mental Practice on the Learning of a Motor Skill, Clifford Lyle Eidsness

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    A Modified Voges-Proskauer Method of Determining Diacetyl in Dairy Cultures, Dwain Finkenbiner

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    Effects of a Trampoline Training Program on Selected Items of Motor Fitness, William Eugene Fritz

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    Turbulent Mixing and Heat Exchange in a Parallel Stream of Air, Tek Chand Goel

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    Evidence of Socio-Economic Classlessness in the Major Fiction of Daniel Defoe, Nicholas J. Goergen

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    A Thematic Approach to John Steinbeck's In Dubious Battle, James W. Grinnell

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    Comparisons of Ear Corn and Shelled Corn in Various Types of Rations for Finishing Cattle, Gary Bruce Haiwick

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    Laboratory rearing of western corn rootworms and hybridization of the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica Virgifera) and northern corn rootworm (D. Longicornis) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), Ada Mae Hintz

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    Elastic Stress Distribution in Rectangularly Notched Members by Finite Differences, Paul Andrew Hoffman

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    A Study of Parental Knowledge of Guidance in the Baltic Public School System, William E. Horeis

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    A Survey of Several Bases Representative Nongraded Schools Use in Grouping Their Students, Ann Paul Karakash

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    An Analytical Study of the Degree and the Nature of Association Between Problem Recognition and the Personal Characteristics of Farm Operators in Lake County, South Dakota, Amir Khalili

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    A New Partial Differential Equation and a New Instantaneous Current-time Curve for Polarography, Russell B. Kidman

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    The Design and Construction of a 6-inch Mach-Zehnder Type Interferometer and Its Use for a Study in Free Convection, Clayton W. Knofczynski

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    A Comparison of Interval Running and All-out Running as Methods of Increasing Circulorespiratory Endurance, Donald Lee Kortan

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    An Analysis of the Production Output Difference Between an 11-pica and a 15-pica Line Width, Albert George Leicht

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    Effects of B Vitamin Deficiencies on Energy Metabolism of the Chick, William Clarence Lockhart

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    Opportunities and Training Needs in Non-farm Agricultural Occupations in a South-western Iowa School District, Robert L. Madden

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    Ability of Consumers to Ascertain "Quality" in Printing, Lawrence E. Mades

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    The Total Energy Capacity and the Instantaneous Energy Release in Springs, Suhayl M. Mamoun

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    A Study of the Present Status of Physical Education Facilities for Women in the Institutions of the South Dakota College Physical Education Association, Harold Robert Mansheim

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    Mathematical Method for Determining Stable Geometric Configurations in Aromatic Hydrocarbon Molecules, Richard A. Marsh

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    Energy Levels of the SI28 and the Alpha Particle Model, Dennis L. Nordstrom

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    An Analysis of the Comparative Reading Times for 11-pica and 15-pica Copy, Jack Wesley Nuckols

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    Student Attitudes Toward the Printing Industry in Two Chicago Area High Schools, Frank Arthur Ouseley

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    The Decomposition of Ditriphenylmethyl Peroxide in Concentrate Sulfuric Acid, John Rodney Parker

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    Design and Testing of Experimental Components Used on Photoelastic Analysis, Alan Rae Peterson

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    Derivation of the Diffusion Equation and a Revision of Matsuda's Theory for Polarography, W. Patrick Rahilly

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    Creep Tension Tests on Hastelloy Alloy X Bar, Predicting its Behavior and Applying the Data in a Design Problem, Y. V. S. Rao

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    A Procedure for the Determination and Evaluation of the Relationship Between Accident Frequency Rates, Extent of Experience and Chronological Age of Operative Personnel, William Wayne Rasmussen

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    The Effect of Positive and Negative Motivation Upon Selected Measures of Circulorespiratory Adjustment and All-out Running Performance, Stanley E. Richter

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    An Investigation of 10 Selected Weekly and Small Daily Newspapers Pinted by Offset Lithography and Methods and Equipment Used in Their Production, Charles Allen Ridgeway

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    An Inquiry into the Acceptability of Unjustified Composition and Omission of Column Rules to Newspaper Readers, Karl E. Ruthenbeck

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    The Effect of Weight Training on Explosive Power and Leg Strength During a Basketball Season, LaVerne L. Schlekeway

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    A Social System Analysis of the Changing Food Practices of the Teton Dakota Indians, 1800-1900, Norma R. Seerley

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    A Study of the Image of Vocational Education in South Dakota Schools, Melvin T. Simek

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    A Study of the Food Practices, Economic Position, and Conception of Health on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Kenneth H. Skogen

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    The Nature of the Suspension Effect, With Special Reference to Clay Suspensions, Gary E. Spalding

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    The Effects of a Cold Sitz Bath on Various Measures of Circulorespiratory Recovery from Vigorous Exercise, William Charles Talich

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    Structural Relationships for National and Regional Production of Beef Calves, John E. Trierweiler

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    The Effects of Selected Football Drills on Agility, Douglas Lee Tschetter

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    Effects of Wind on Falling Drops, Charles Russell Umback

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    The Effect of Change in Moisture Content on the Load Carrying Capacity of Three Member Nailed Wood Joints, William Theodore Welchert

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    Phosphorous Uptake by Oat Seedlings from Phosphorus Fertilizer Applied to a Subsoil as Affected by Soil Moisture, Dean E. Wesley

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    Utilization of the Air Permeameter to Determine the Intrinsic Permeability of in Situ Soil, Robert A. Wiles

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    Genetic Components and Phenotypic Relationships of Blood Constituents and Production and Carcass Traits in Beef Cattle, Lowell Lewis Wilson

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    Effect of Amino Acids on the Nature of the Nitrogenase System in Aerobacker Aerogens, Duane C. Yoch

    ETDS from 1964

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    Soil Particle Size by Time-weight Accumulation of Sedimentation, Yasin E. Ahmad

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    Characterization of Staphylococcus Species Isolated From Raw Milk with Special Reference to the Enterotoxigenic Coagulase-Positive Types, Adnan M. Ammouri

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    Evaporation reduction investigation Pactola Reservoir, South Dakota 1962-1963 /by Jon Francis Bartholic., John Francis Bartholic

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    Anatomy and Bud Formation of Subterranean Parts of Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia Esula L.), Charles A. Beasley

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    Underemployment and Labor Force Reserves on Southeastern South Dakota Farms, Donald J. Biggar

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    International Trade in Cattle and Beef Products with Emphasis on the Effects of the European Economic Community on the South Dakota Economy, Harold F. Bjarnason

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    Football Training Film for Offensive Line Blocking, Leland Mark Bondhus

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    The Effect of Environment on Heritability of Yield in Spring Wheat, Joseph J. Bonnemann

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    Studies on the Limiting Amino Acids in Laying Hen Diets, Darwin Gene Britzman

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    Cytohistological Studies on the Origin of Diploid Stem Apices in Colchicine-treated Tetraploid Sorghum Seedlings, Chen Ho Chen

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    Problems in the Freeze-drying of Foods, Minakshi Desai

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    A Plan of Trade and Job Analysis for Organizing Printing Instruction in School or Plant Situations, Ngo Dinh Duyen

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    The Development of a Football Training Film and Manual of the Five-four Defense at South Dakota State University, Roger Roman Eischens

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    Pork Carcass Quantity and Quality Components as Influenced by Live Weight, Robert Charles Fletcher

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    An Evaluation of the Developmental Reading Program at South Dakota State College, Ruth L. Foreman

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    The Relationship Between Muscular Strength and Predicted Academic Success Among Selected College Freshmen Male Students at South Dakota State University, Dwain S. Guelle

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    Processing Costs for Fluid Milk Packaging Operations, Hollis D. Hall

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    A Comparison of the Characteristics of the Ped Faces and Ped Interiors in the B Horizon of a Modal Chestnut Soil, Robert Dean Heil

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    Homeostatic Relationships of Single- and Double-crosses of Corn, Rodney Orlyn Hexem

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    A Study of the Scope of the Declamation Program in South Dakota and its Values as Measured by Presently Enrolled College Students, Jeanette U. Horn

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    Observations of the Locomotor Responses of Diabrotica Virgifera lec., D. Undecimpunctata Howardi Barber and D. Longicornis (SAY), as Induced by Various Odoriferous Plant Materials, Donald L. Hostetter

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    The Design of an Apparatus for Investigating Turbulent Mixing of Two Parallel Air Streams and an Analysis of the Half-jet Phenomenon, Roger Alden Iverson

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    A Study of the Effectiveness of Shrink-resistant and Antibacterial Finishes on Wool Blankets After Repeated Launderings, Coila M. Janecek

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    A Comparative Study of Selected Personality Traits of Varsity Athletes, Gordon Delancey Jeppson

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    The Effect of Span Length on Ultimate Moment in Rectangular Plain and Reinforced Concrete Beams, Abolgasem Kazemi

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    The comparison of two training programs, isometric ontractions and Calisthenics, on Strength and Selected Body Measurements of Female College Freshman, Willis R. Kelly

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    The Effect of an Isometric Training Program Upon Speed of Forearm Muscle Contractions, Roger Dale Kerns

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    Economic Comparison of Improved and Unimproved Pastures in Producing Beef in Eastern South Dakota, Duane D. Kluckman

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    The Effect of Wave Formation on Open Channel Flow in a Triangular Closed Conduit, Yung Kuan Lo

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    Growth Characteristics and Pathogenicities of Monospore Cultures of Septoria Glycines, Neil Everett Martin

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    Food Habits of Bigmouth and Smallmouth Buffalo in Lewis and Clark Lake and the Missouri River, Thomas S. McComish

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    Influence of Proportions of Concentrates to Roughage with Various Feed Additives on the Feedlot Performance of Growing and Finishing Steers, Wayne Bernard McGillick

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    Skill Evaluation of Majors in Physical Education, Michael Byrnes McKay

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    Antibiotic Accumulation in an Outdoor Anaerobic Poultry Manure Lagoon, Dennis A. Messmer

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    An Appraisal of the Use of Soil Survey Information as the Basis for Valuing Land for Tax Purposes in Spink County, South Dakota, Donald Dean Patterson

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    Stair-running as a Training Method, John D. Pearson

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    Rate of Advance and Infiltration on Furrow Irrigated Blencoe Soils in Southeastern South Dakota, Richard C. Pedersen

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    The Effect of an Isometric Training Program on the Speed of Selected Leg Movements, Larry Gene Rector

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    An Inquiry Concerning Health as a Status-role, Robert S. Redhead

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    The Influence of Carcass Maturity and Marbling on Beef Muscle Pigments and Color, John R. Romans

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    A Guide for the Performance Review of County Extension Agents, Cecil D. Sanderson