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Lydia Firethunder reported for
duty as Assistant in the hospital on June 3rd. Martha Robinson who has held the position of assistant seamstress for some time past left for home on the 5th. Mr. Arndrew Knife who has been the Nightwatchman at this place is now the Assistant Farmer. Stick to it, old boy! During the week of June 3 to 8 the annual examinations were held at this school. The pupils showed a commendible interest in this work and some very good grades were secured. Our graduating class this year consists of eight pupils. Word has been received that Miss Blanche Heckman of 1034 Cornell Place, Cincinnati, Ohio, has been re instated on the Indian Service and appointed as kindergartener at this school to report for duty September 1st Anew supply of hotel china was secured early in the month of June for the school dining room. This is a better grade of ware than that furnished on the regular annual esti mate and is proving much more satisfactory. Mr. Mumblehead our printer and band master returned from Hot Springs on the first where he had been for some time with Mrs. Mum blehead who was undergoing an operation for appendicitis. Recovery had progressed so far that his return at this time became possible. General ikfjool J^etoS Disciplinarian Chapman spent June 6th in Rushville keeping a date with the dentist. Repairs are progressing rapidly on the school irrigation ditch under the direction of construction engineer John H. Nelson of Mitchell, S. D. Mrs. J. W. Mumblehead who has been in the hospital at Hot Springs for some time undergoing an opera tion for appendicitis returned on June 24th. All the temporary employees of the school were laid off Saturday June 22 at the close of school. As there are quite a few vacancies in our employee force this means quite a saving to the school. Farm operations at the school are meeting with considerable success this year. We have increased our cultivated area by fifty-seven acres over what we were working last year. Our acreage as shown on a re cent report is as follows: Alfalfa, 75 Beans, 6 Corn, 35 Barley, 26 Oats, 39: Rye, (fall) 25 Potatoes, 12 Vege tables, 6 Mangles, 5 Prairie Hay, 60: Timothy, 5. It has been a very good season for for small grain and this crop is now made providing we do not get a hail to destroy it. The corn crop is com ing rapidly also as the weather is very favorable at this time. Our Al falfa is nearly a month ahead of last year's crop and we have the first cut ting well taken care of at this writ ing. The prospects are that the school will produce more farm crops this year than ever before.