Never since the Igloo Magazine start-
ed has there been an issue so full of
interesting articles by people living
here on the depot.   In discussing them,
there is no attempt to rank them in in-
terest or importance.   They were sten-
cilled as they were received.

After reading the story entitled
"Rattlesnake Snores and the Grateful
Turtle," we are inclined to believe
that we must ask Mr. Anderson to re-
turn the dog awarded him in the last
issue for his fish story, so that we
may present the canine to Guard Foss.
This time we believe the dog has found
a permanent home.

In an article entitled "Growing
Pains," Capt. A. F. Rice, Post Engineer,
points out that the occasional unavoid-
able interruptions of the services of
the Depot are merely symptoms of the
Depot's growth and development.   In less
than one year, on the barren prairie
south of the Black Hills, there has
come into being what amounts to a young
city, and a large, city, as South Da-
kota communities go, with all convenien-
ces of modern civilization.   The wonder
is not that there are occasional dif-
ficulties, but rather that so much could
have been done so well in such a very
short space of time.

M. N. Risner has a short and pithy
article on the essence of true American-
ism.   Few will care to quarrel with his

Mr. Freund of Mail and Records has
from the start interested himself in
Boy Scout work and development at the
Depot.   In this issue he describes the
ceremony which rarked the formal es-
tablishment of the Igloo Troop and has
some pertinent remarks on future Scout-
ing possibilities, especially the need
for "Cubbing," or work among those less

that Boy Scout age.   The fact that
there are more boys in this group than
there are of Scout age proves the ne-
cessity for the initiation of this
work and its sponsorship by some res-
ponsible group.   Perhaps the Guard
Force might be interested in a project
like that, since it is very much to
their advantage to see that boys of
that age have legitimate and peaceful

The Rev. Waldemer A. Thiele, who
carries on the work of the Lutheran
Church in Edgemont and the B.H.O.D.,
presents compelling arguments for the
participation of everyone in some form
of church work.   Mr. Thiele has a
flourishing group of adherents here on
the Depot, besides his work in Edge-

In an article entitled "Public Hous-
ing Speaks", Mr. Martin A. Steinlicht
of that department reviews the diffi-
culties encountered in housing several
hundred families and individuals and
makes certain requests of the inhabi-
tants of the houses and duplexes.   The
diplomatic device suffered a distinct
loss when Mr Steinlicht took up public
housing work instead; but it is our
guess that he can find use for all the
diplomacy he possesses right where he is.

Two weeks ago there was a temporary
paper famine on the Depot.   Finally it
was discovered that the U. S Engineers
had some paper of the kind needed and
it was on this that the Igloo was printed.
This is a belated but sincere acknowledge-
ment of kindness of Mr. Fabian of the

The "Human Interest" story to which
we referred in the last issue should ap-
pear next week.