The first page opened with a poem titled "Who Was He?" asking students to come up with an answer for a prize of 25 cents. Also on the first page was a list of twelve steps for "How to Succeed." Page two included news briefs about the weather and keeping warm, President Cleveland’s activities, a West Virginia coal mine accident, sloppy marching on campus, and a complaint about Preston Three Bears (Comanche) and Theodore McCauley's (Omaha) suspicious milling around the dining hall. Page three consisted of many small news items about the debating and literary societies, news from the Cheyenne Agency, events at the print shop and the student trip to Washington D.C. There was a full column article titled "Our Room Girls: What the Man-on-the-Band-Stand Hears About them." The article complimented the girls for the improvements made and chastised them for failures exposed doing housework on detail to the teachers' quarters. The fourth page opened with an article titled "Robert and Harvey," about Robert Burns' (Cheyenne) and Harvey White Shield's (Cheyenne) experiences attending M.E. College in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. There were also several brief educational articles as well as a piece called "Are You Ready?"
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 25)
January 29, 1886
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