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
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Address all communications to THE OGLALA
LIGHT, United States Indian Training School,
Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
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
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.
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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
On account of the "flu" epidemic,
the Sunday school in town and the
Sunday evening chapel exercises
were suspended, Sunday, February,
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
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
General Agency Items.
W. S. White of Interior visited Pine
Ridge a few days on business at the
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
Joseph Ross and James Ryan of
Martin, S.D. dropped into Pine Ridge
a few days on business with the
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
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
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
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