The first page opened with a poem, "The Boys We Need," reprinted from "Golden Days;" followed by a fictitious fable of two Carlisle students, "The Longest Way Round," warning against taking shortcuts. The page also included two blurbs about the blizzard in the West. Page two opened with a feature "What the Man-on-the-band-stand Heard Some Little Girls Saying," about the evils of selfishness; news of returned students and more about the blizzard conditions in the West; an article about Carlisle students clearing three miles of local snow-covered tracks, rendering the train able to benefit from "a hundred Injuns;" and a blurb about the two debating societies. The third page included news items about classroom activities, the hospital, gifts from benefactors, how the buildings and grounds fared during all the snow, Misses Burgess' and Ely's trip West, former staff, and the proceedings of the Girls' Literary Society. Page four featured "Carl Lieder's (Crow) Account of the Snow Drifts on the Railroad," in which he and several other Carlisle students cleared the railroad tracks from Carlisle to Gettysburg. The page ended with "The Dollars Go, But the Lie Stays."
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 25)
February 3, 1888
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