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I Election election will be hehl as only three pe- filed with Delores c?,y a~:ditor. filing petitions were Kogel, first ward; Carl sec2nd ward; and Stan third ward. Steiehen WIU replace Ern- on the council from ward. RATE TO 8 I/8 % Director Archie Gubbrud today that the interest b~rrowers on insured loans in rural areas b.~ Itome Administra- has been lowered percent effective March Previously the rate percept. ate will apply to insured. to families f~r purchase of individual and for development of and improved rur- aesite areas. It represents permissible rate based formula for determining interest rates contain- the Housing Act of 1949. et Men in Mishap yotmg men from Wean- were hospitalized in Wess- Springs early Sunday following a one-car ac- south of Alpena. Howard and Kevm Bay- both of Woonsocket, were in the Howard car it went out of control and in a creek after strik- side of a bridge at 3:30 two men were taken to County Memorial in Wessington Springs and observation the accident. car was declared a total REVENUE TO FUNDING Callan, Sanborn County reports that the Social Services have in- that they now have revenue to fund the meal- for welfare recip- to July 1, 1975. LIONS OR GAN~IZATIONAL MEETING CALLED A second meeting aline2 ::" (h~r',ering a Lions Chapter m the Woonsccket area is scheduled E~r lh~rsd:y c',ening, March 20 at 8 p.m. in the Cca:~cil Room in Woonsoeket. A rc~clg,- meeting t:me :~hi 71:.:c will ~e s_t tip W:~cn enough interest is shown t.o charter this service organization. Men of any age, creed, or cok>r are strongly urged to take interest and attend this organizational meeting. Boys Staler At tekher Joey Treib, a junior at Leteher High School, has been selected as 1975 Boys Stater. He has been active in band, FFA, FFA of- ficer, track, basketball, "L" club, instrumental sol:ist, mixed chor- us and class play. He is spon- sored by American Legion Post 93, Letcher. Kenny Stach is the alternate. CANCER SOCIETY SPONSORS CONTEST The American Cancer Society of South Dakota is sponsoring a newspaper editorial featl.~e article contest open to writers on both weeny and daily news- papers from now until July 11, 1975. There will be two seperate contests, one for weekly writers and one among daily writers. Winners will be armouneed at the Cancer Society annual meet- ing in August. Editorial, feature articles or series must deal with some as- pect of cancer and must be or- :,ginal. .f VOLUME NINETY-ONE Gertrude Shoemaker Services Held Funeral services for Gertrtme Shoemaker, 99, of Artesian were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Artesian Methodist Church with the Rev. Clarence Hamm officiating. Bur- ial was in Mt. Pleasant Ceme- tery at Artesian. She died on Thursday at a Mitchell nursing home. Mrs. Gertrude Friedrichs was born March 1, 1876 at Rudd, Ia., to Henry and Elizabeth Fried- richs. When she was nine years old she moved with her parents to a homestead in Ravenna Town- ship, Sanborn County, Dakota Territory. She was one-of the first pupils to attend the old Sheldon School. She was married to William Shoemaker Jan. 26, 1898 in Mit- chell. She was a lifetime member of the Artesian United Methodist Church and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge for 57 years. She is survived by three daugh- ters and one son; Virginia Slay. baugh of Des Moines, In., Clint- on Shoemaker of Elwood, Nob.. Aleene Scott and Luella Hanson of Artesian; 14 grandchildren three great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and two daughters~ Margery and Muriel and three grand children and one great grandchild. WOONSOCKET RECEIVES so,000 GRANT Rep. James Abdnor, M.D., was notified Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agen- cy has awarded a $6,000 grant to the city of Woonsocket. The funds will be used for Step 1 fa- cilities planning of the waste- water treatment system, AbSnor said. Collection Center Opens lear Lane Thunday NFO Collection Point le- one mile west of Lane a- :tot" business on March 13 200 head of hogs being and shipped that day to Gone DeVries, point Collection Point will Sanborn, north of Aurora, north haLf muth one-third of Hand, of Beadle and north of Davison counties. Wess. Springs first load of hogs ~ collection point Thursday collection point has been conjunction since about i the middle of December and now joins ten other oollection points in southeaster~ South Dakota strategically located at Columbia, Tolstoy, Onida, Redfield, Winner, Madison, Lake Andes, Dimock, Humboldt and Lesterville. The purpose of these facilities is to have a place for farm pro- ducers to bring their livestock together in one central selling point and sell to the highest bid- der, whether it be a packing plant or another member. The Lane Collection Point has been in the planning stages for the past two years. Construction costs amounted to approximately $30,000 aecerding to Pete Kolou- sek, Wess. Springs who is board of directors chairman. These funds were raised by selling shares to area farmers who also supplied the volunteer labor. An old rural school moved in from northwest of Wess. Springs serves as an office and meeting room and then a 40 x 76 pole shed was constructed on the west side attached to the main build- ing to house seven holding pens and a scale. Approximately 15 more holding pens are located on tim north side of the build- ing with the biggest pens 24 x 32 feet. Loading chutes and re- eeiving pens are on the south side. An open house is planned some- time during the summer montlm with a date and details to he an- ,no.need later, aec0rding to Leo Vetter, publ/city chairman. A feeder calf price meeting is scheduled for March 24 at 8 p.m. in the meetittg room. Price cards will be given and if a feeder de- cidt~ to sell his calves that ev- ening they will be weighed in March 26 and sorted into the holding pens for shipment that day. Other members may also buy ff they wish. Feeders with some 100-500 head have indicat- ed they will attend this meeting. A meeting to discuss the pros and Corns of growing sunflowers has been scheduled at the collec- tion point on March 25 at 8 p.m. Del Paulson, specialist dept., Coming, Ia. will be the main speaker and growers from north- east South Dakota will also be present to answer questions. Ecumenical Lenten Service March 26 At St: Wilfrid's Gary Fladmoe, Huron College Band Director, will present two trumpet sol~s at the annual Ecu- menical Lenten Service which will be held at St. Wilfrid's Cath- olic Church Wednesday, Mar. 26 at g:00 p.m. Rev. Father Mel- mer of St. Wilfrid's Church, Pus- tar Joel F~ugstad 'of Bethany Lu- theran and United Methodist Churches and Rev~ Jerry Lam- bert of the Assembly of God will tak~ par~ in the service. The Woonsocket Mgh School band and choir-will perform under the direction of James Fulton WI~ music supervhme. BUREAU BOARD MEET ,Farm Bureau Board of special meeting home Mow Marc~l 17. were approved for the young farmers and meeting s~ool student se- were Ray Salmea, Mel ..~, Keith $ohnson, Ar- Olson, A1- Den~ ~ei~er, and Mick tlmm~ DRIVERS EXAMINATIONS IN WOONSOCKET APRIL 1 - 15 - 29 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. WOONSOCKET. SOUTH "DAKOTA 57385 THURSDAY, MARCtt 20, 1975 NUMBER 23 Annual Telephone Meeting Saturday Members of the quartet are (from left): Len Bjella, bari- tone; Bob Nonce, bass; Ken Vogel, lead, and Dick Leigh- ton, tenor. Bejetla is a home loan consultant for Perpetual Sav- ings and Loan; Nance is Editor and Customer Relations Direc- tvr for the Vigortone Products Company; Vogel is a district manager for N0rthwe~te_a .~a- tional Life Insurance Company; and Leighton is a pharmaceuti- cal representative for Parke-Da- vis Co. Wins First with Conservation Speech Lisa Grassel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Grassel, Artes- ian, placed first in the Sanborn Gc.unty Conservation Speech Con- test held on March 4. Lisa re:" ceived a trophy and expenses to the Area Contest t~ .be held at Mitchell. Winners from the Area Contest advance to the State Con- servation Speech Contest held at Pierre ~n April 5. Kirby Hall, son of Mrs. Lillian Hall, Artesian, finished a "close second in the contest. He :will be the alternate at the Area C~ntest if Miss Grassel is unable to at- tend. The speech contest is co-spon- sored by the local Conservation District, S. D. Ass'n of Conserv- ation Districts, East River Elec- tric Power Cooperative, 22 East Lisa Grassei River Member Rural Electric Coops, State Dept. of Public In- " .................................. struction, and the State Conserv- ation Commission. The state champion will re- ceive a $250 scholarship, second place winner a $150 scholarship and the third place winner will receive a $100 scholarhsip to the college cf their choice. This years speech contest topic is "Production Without Destruc- tion." Mild Temps Melts Snow Warm temperatures in the up- per 40s to low 50s and combined southerly winds caused the snow that fell a week ago to disap- pear rapidly over the weekend. The temperatures began to moderate Thursday after several days of snowy, frigid weather Art Shay Services Held Tuesday Funeral services for Arthur Shay, 66, were Tuesday, March 18 at 2 p.m. at the V~ctor Luth- eran Church in Mt. Vernon with burial in the Mr. Vernon Ce:n~- tery. Mr. Shay died Sunday at the Storla nursing home. He was born Oct. 6, 1908 at Letcher to Mr. and Mrs. Otto L. Shay. He married Helen Sch- fund Dec. 14, 1942 at Mt. Vernon. He was a member of the Vic- tor Lutheran Church, the Mason- ic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star. Sin:rivers include his wife; two sons, Gale and Warren, .both of Mt. Vernon; one brother, Louie, LaCrosse, Wis.; one sister, Mrs. George Dodd, Mt. Vernon; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. GRADE SPRING MUSIC PROGRAM MARCH 24 The Grade School Spring Mus- ic Program will be presented Monday at 8:00 at the P. T. A. meeting in the Arm.~', Mrs. Tom Selland will introduce the "C" band and vocal selections featuring students in kindergar- ten through grade seven. Joe Northrup Rites Held Wednesday Funeral services for Jvseph Northrup, 72, were Wednesday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Letcher with burial in Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Mr. Northrup died Sunday at his home, He was born Dec. 20, 1902 to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Northrup He married Dakota Alexandria Feb. 5, 1931 at Letcher. Mr. Northrup retired from farming in 19ti9. He had been a 4-H leader for a number of years and was a member of the United Church of Christ of Let- cher. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Marvin, and Duane, both of Leteher; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Norma) Mac, Alex- andria; five brothers, Herman, Dayton, Wyo.; Herbert, Spring- field, Mass.; Lloyd, Redwood City, Calif.; LeRoy, Mitcheli; Clarence, Letcher; one sister, Mrs. Ben (Grace) Cope, Mitchell; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister. SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MARCH ~-1 There will he a special Wean- socket Ind. District No. 1 school board meeting this Friday, Mar. 21 at 8 p.m. in the Home Ec room. which saw the lows hit zero and below. Skies were partly cloudy Sun- day with brisk southerly Winds which continued into Monday with overcast skies. Tuesday the high hit 54 de- grees with sunny skies and light winds. The warm temperatures are forecast to continue through Sat- urday with a chance of rain on Friday. The Vigortones Barbershop Quartet from Cedar Rapids, Ia. will be entertaining at San- born Telephone Co-op's annual meeting which is to be held in the National Guard Armory in Woonsocket this Saturday, Mar. 22. Registration for the annual meeting will begin at noon with the business meeting starting at 1:00 p.m. Three directors are to be elected for terms of three years each, brief reports will be presented and a change in the Articles cf Incorporation and the By-Laws will be considered and drawings for $200 in cash and six extensions for six months each will be made from mem- bers registering fer the meeting. In addition a one time drawing for $100 in telephone se:vice will be made from the entire membership. You must be pre- sent to win all of the prize draw- ings. If the name drawn is not present for the $100 drawing, $50 will be added for next year and the same procedure followed. Lunch will be served. Nine times in the past, the Vigortonos have won the right to represent the seven-state mid- west area at ~nternational Bar- bevLhop Quartet eompetiti~)n, which brings together only 45 of the top quartets in the United States and Canada, In Los Angeles, the Vigortones ranked 16th among the thousands of quartets in the c~untry-an honor low quartets achieve--that of being in the top twenty barber- shop quartets in the U. S. During the Viet Nam conflict, the Vigortones traveled to the Far East where they toured serviceman's h~spital, as a part of a combined project through the USO, the Department of Defense, and the International Barbershop Society. Organized in 1957, the Vigor- tones have a nunber of honors and., ac~ompl~hmellts to their credit. Having won the Midwest District Quartet Championship the first year the quartet competed, tl:ey have since represented Central States District in nine International Quartet contests in such cities as KanSas City, San Antonio, 13hica- go, Bcston, Los Angeles, Cincin- nati, St. Louis, ,Atlantic City and Atlanta. The Vigartones travel tlm~ sands of miles annually deRght- ing audiences of all descriptions with their own unique brand of barbershop harmony and delight- ful humor. They have appeared coast to coast and border to bor- der. Today, they're one of the best- known, best-loved, and longest in service of almost any barber- shop quartet in the history of the midwest. Not only do they win contests--but they win aud, iences tool PH Conference Grade Champs Rites Held for RiChard Zoss Funeral services for Richard Frederick Zoss, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Zoss of Rapid City, were Friday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at the Forestburg Luther- an Church with tim Roy. Joel Flugstad officiating. Burial was in the Butler Cemetery at Let- chef under the direction of the Basham Funeral Home of Woon- socket. Richard Zoos was horn March 9, 1975 at Rapid City and died March 11. Survivors include his parents; one sister, Lisa; maternal grand- parents Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Nelson, Harthn'd; paternal grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Zoss, Forestburg; maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wil- helm Nelson, Sioux Falls; and a paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Edith Lee, Mitchell. Pallbearers were Brad and) Brent H~fman, Adolph G. and Pred A. Zoss. Honorary pallbearera were B. J. Zoss, Bobby H~ and Dan~y Ikwaham. PICTURED is the Woonsoeket seventh and eighth grade basket- ball team after they had defeat- ed Forestburg 46-22 for the Pony Hills Conference championship March 12. Taking consolation honors was ,IroquoiS with a 40.32 victory over Leteher. Members of the team include back row, from left: Coach Jens Andree, Tim Klaas, !~ark Sned- eker, Todd Hies, Rusty Weinberg Scott Bollinger, Jay Ball, ~Randy Reider, Kellen Hinker, Tim Foos and Chris Farris. In front, from lea't: student manager Don- ald Ringen, Clark Reider, Neff Mathis, Jeff Berg, Brian Sonne, Troy Peters on, Peter Thomp- son, Danny Hagman and Steve Estabrook. With their win over Forestburg the Woonsocket club has a win and no 12ss record for the past three years. In round play Monday evening it was Letcher 33-17 over Artesian with Kelly Cross taking scoring honors for the Tigers with 17 followed by Thad Moody with, eight. Dan May had seven for Artesian. In the second con. test Iroquois slipped by Al~a 40-32. In semi final action Tues,..~.y night Forestburg slipped by Let- chef 26-24 for a berth in the fin. aLs with Tom Baysinger dropping through 12 counters. Thad Moody had 12 to lead the Letcher scor- ing.' In the second contest Woon- socket led all the way in drop- ping `iroquois 48-26. Scor~g hun- ors were led by Randy Relder who ~ in 16 followed by Scott Bollinger with 15 and Tim Foes with nine. ~n con~olation play Wednesday mght Iroquois over Letcber See TOURNEY baek page