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ligfjt *L|WBHBA*AAAHBOTWA*AAHIAHB Issued bi-weekly from the Printing Department of fh* Oglala Indian Training School, daring the school year (about ten months). J. W. MUMBLEHEAD, Managing Editor and Instructor. SUBSCRIPTION—FIFTY CENTS PER ANNUM IN ADVANCE. Address all communications to THE OGLALA LIGHT, United States Indian Training School, Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Second-class matter—sc entered at the post office at Pine Ridge. General School News. Mr. Vogel and his force of carpenters have completed the work of building a new tool and machine shed which is 20 by 60 feet. It is buiJt of 1 by 12 verticle sliding with battens, the roof is of corrugated iron and it will supply sufficient room to care for all the farm machinery of the school. Mr. Sam Deon, Shoe and Harness Maker, and his boys have established a new record at the school in butcher ing hogs. Four good sized hogs were scalded, scraped and cleaned in forty minutes during that cold morning, Friday, February 20th. This is at the rate of ten minutes each. Who time them, eh? A bulletin from Washington an nounces a Thrift Stamp week, begin ning Monday, March 1 and ending Saturday, March 6. Every school will be asked to cooperate in an effort to arouse thrift interest in the schools and home. Every educator should make it a point to help awaken new interest on the part of pupils and parents in practicing practical thrift The Sunday evening service of February 14 was a very interesting one. Mr. Mumblehead was in fine voice for a sacred solo, "O, Make me Clean,"which was received with great favor by the school. The same may be said of the reading of Booker T. Washington's famous "My first college E a i n a i o n y i s s e y Everyone giving the closest attention. Page 2 THE OGLALA LIGHT March 1,1920 We hope to have more of these espe cially interest features. In the absence of a trained nurse, Mrs. Julia Ross, the girls' matron, is looking after the work in the hos pital. On account of the "flu" epidemic, the Sunday school in town and the Sunday evening chapel exercises were suspended, Sunday, February, 29th. There is a disagreeable wave pas ing over this part of our country, and every one seems lightly touched by the element. At this writing, there are a number of "Flu" cases at this school, but we hope it will soon pass by. Mr. Andrew Knife, Asst. Farmer, is taking a well earned vacation in and about Pine Ridge reservation. He and his wife have taken two trips to Kyle looking after their ranch. Miss Van Brunt, who has been em ployed at this school as Boys' Matron and later as Hospital Matron, has ac cepted a transfer to Chin Lee Indian School, Ft. Defiance, Arizona. She left for that place Wednesday, Feb ruary 25th. General Agency Items. W. S. White of Interior visited Pine Ridge a few days on business at the Land Office. Inspector Trowbridge, with Mark Miller visited the Manderson and Oglala Issue Stations. B. G. Pinnev and Albert Rochelle of Lusk, Wyo., visited the Agency recently on business with the lease office. Joseph Ross and James Ryan of Martin, S.D. dropped into Pine Ridge a few days on business with the lease office. Louis Deon and family have moved to Rapid City, where Louis is now employed. Louis sold his home here to John Nelson. Miss Cecilia Brunette, Haskell Gra duate, reported for duty as Assistant Clerk at the Agency Office on Feb ruary 2. She came here from Salem Indian School, Oregon. Robert H. Stelzner, Chief Clerk, went to Rapid City on official busi ness for a few days. He reports Ra pid City as growing quite "rapid", and that it has a great future before it. John Nelson sold a part of his allot ment recently for which he received a very satisfactory price. If this price is a standard to go by the reservation land is certainly good. Dr. Heacock of the Bureau of Ani mal Industry with Charles Smalley have been travelling over the reser vation a great deal looking over the scabe situation among the cattle. Results indicate that the reservation will be quarantined. The Pine Ridge Stock Growers Association gathered together at the Agency recently. A goodly number turned out and it is reported import ant business was transacted. E. L. Rosecrans, is President, John J. Line han, Secretary and W. E. Kieffe, Trea surer. E. K. Riekman of the Live Stock National Bank, Omaha, Nebr., made a tour over the reservation looking over grazing situation and visiting with the cattlemen who are financially assisted by his bank. He reports cattle look ing very good. January 31, 1920, Melvin Baxter, Issue Clerk, celebrated his 24th anni versary of service at Pine Ridge. In recognition of this the employees and traders presented him with a gift, which we all hope he will make use of. Mr. Baxter is grateful for the remembrance and wishes his donors to know it is greatly appreciated. The Agency Club members sur prised Superintendent Tidwell on February 2, the anniversary of his birthday. All gathered at his home where a very pleasant evening was spent, and later completed it with a little spread at the Club which com prised such good things that Mrs. Smalley, the cook, only can make and serve.