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The Oglala light. [volume] ([Pine Ridge, S.D.]) 190?-19??, April 01, 1918, Image 31

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Superintendent Allen Promoted
We are pleased to anounce that
Superintendent Allen has received a
deserved promotion, although we
regret that Chilocco must lose so
capable a superintendent.
He is to assume direction of the
affairs of the Menominees of Wis
consin, whose agency is at Keshena.
His special knowledge of the require
ments of this district, from former
experience, made him the Commis
sioner's choice at a time when the
large forests of this reservation are to
be drawn upon on a large scale.
His transfer will mean a loss to
Chilocco, a gain to the Menominees
and a menace to the Kaiser.
During his seven years' direction
Chilocco has accomplished much.
We hope to be able to show a like
ness of our long-time superintendent
and editor in the next issue, for by
that time his censorship will not pre
vent it. He will enter upon his new
duties on April 1st.
Mr. O. H. Lipps, Chief Supervisor
of Schools, will assume charge pend
ing an appointment. As Supervisor
Lipps was assistant superintendent
here several years ago and later
Superintendent of the Carlisle school,
neither the school nor the work will
be new to him.
Mrs. Allen will be greatly missed
in the activities of the school to which
she has given life and enthusiasm.
As president of the Red Cross she
has infused into the members the
energy needed for success, while her
helpful suggestions and attention to
the business part of the work made
it easier for the society as a whole
to accomplish the results they have
been able to show. As postmistress
she has been brought into closer con
tact with all the employees than often
falls to the lot of a superintendent's
wife, and she will be correspondingly
missed. Personally, none can forget,
when once experienced, the pleasure
enjoyed in her charming hospitality.
Although we will not be able to
bid Miss Esther, their accomplished
daughter, a farewell in person, for she
is attending Oberlin Conservatory
of Music, Oberlin, Ohio, we wish her
well and assure her we have great
hopes for her success in her chosen
The following item was written
and ready for press before we learned
that Superintendent Allen was to
leave us. As this was written amid
ordinary events we believe it will
carry as much weight as anything
we might say now.
Seven Years as
Editor of the Journal.
"With this issue of the
Superintendent Allen rounds out
seven years as editor. No former
editor has "stood the test'' for this
length of time, and we are certain no
editor before him labored more earn
estly for the advancement of the Indi
an, as readers of our pages know.
Aside from the varied duties of su
perintending an institution of Chi
locco's rank, he finds time to enthu
siastically comment upon and discuss
topics concerning the Indian's wel
fare under the heading "In the Council
Under his guidance all departments
at Chilocco have been kept up to a

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