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This Day in History - October 1-3


October 1,1965

National Headlines:

  • The Minnesota Twins arrived back home in Minneapolis this morning after capturing the American League title.  They will meet the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series beginning next week.  Ultimately the Twins lost the series in the seventh game.

State Headlines:

  • South Dakota’s artist laureate, Oscar Howe, will have a one man show at the Indian Museum in Rapid City next month.  Currently Howe is an assistant professor of art at the University of South Dakota.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Carole Tonigan and Jerry Adams were crowned Pageant Day royalty for Central’s homecoming yesterday.
  • The first fuel tanker truck was loaded today at the Kaneb Pipeline terminal on Highway 281 north of Aberdeen.
  • This year marks the 50th anniversary of Northern State Teacher’s College’s Gypsy Day.  Eleven of this year’s parade floats will be funded by local businesses and built by Northern students to depict the history of the college.
  • KSDN goes modern with 2 new features.  “The Top Twenty” and “The Latest Popular Hits” will be featured daily on the Bill Guhin Show on the “Mighty 93”
  • Roncalli High School won its first football game yesterday by defeating the Webster B team 25-0.  The team now has a 1-1-1 record.
  • Aberdeen Automobile Dealers are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Auto Show this weekend at the Civic Arena.  See the new 1966 models.
  • Officials of the Bristol School district announced the one-story brick addition would be completed by October 15.  The addition will be home to the school’s 2nd and 3rd grade classes as well as restrooms and storage areas.
  • George Amundson scored both touchdowns in Monroe Junior High School’s defeat of Simmons Junior High today.
  • Penney’s in downtown Aberdeen is your Girl Scout headquarters with uniforms in stock for Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes.
  • Geffre’s Supper Club 6 miles north of Groton is open every evening for dinner. Tomorrow night Leo Fortin will be providing dance music.

 

October 2, 1971

National Headlines:

  • Today is the second day of work stoppage for the nation’s 80,000 coal miners who are on strike.  Their contracts with 20 mines in the country expired September 30.  Labor unions are negotiating for a pay increase from $37.00 to $50.00 per day, but management has yet to agree.

State Headlines:

  • The Black Hills are experiencing winter-like weather today with reports of snow and blowing snow in the area.  One foot of snow fell in the upper hills today.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Register today for the new Macramé (decorative knot tying) class at the YWCA. 
  • Chet Groseclose, the 1971 United Way chairman, reported today that the fund drive has raised one quarter of its goal or $30,000 of a total $122,000.
  • Crown Gallery, Aberdeen’s newest card and gift store, is now open on Main Street.
  • The Aberdeen Sertoma Club is sponsoring a buffalo feed which will be held in the old Gamble Building on Main Street.  All proceeds will go to the Land of Oz development at Wylie Park.
  • All Aberdeen school students will have three vacation days next week so their teachers can attend the meetings of the South Dakota Education Association in Mitchell.
  • The Northern State College Big Name Committee is sponsoring a concert by B.J. Thomas next week at the Civic Arena. 
  • The Aberdeen school board will open bids next week for a new elementary school to be located at 1900 N State Street.
  • Get 3000 S&H Green Stamps free from Northwestern Public Service Company when you install a gas yard light using their gas lines.
  • What we’re listening to:  “Two Divided by Love” by The Grass Roots, “Are You Old Enough” by Mark Lindsey, “Peace Train” by Cat Stevens, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” by Joan Baez, and “Never My Love” by the 5th Dimension
  • At the Movies:  “Carnal Knowledge” at the Orpheum and “Escape from the Planet of the Apes” at the Capitol. 

 

October 3, 1977

National Headlines:

  • Cartoonist Al Capp, creator of Li’l Abner and the Yokum clan who reside in Dogpatch, USA, announced he would retire at the end of this month.  The comic strip, which appears in over 400 US newspapers each day, will appear for the last time on November 13.

State Headlines:

  • The University of South Dakota Medical School reported today that 80% of its students have signed agreements to practice in South Dakota upon graduation.

Local/Area Headlines:

  • Homecoming royalty for area high schools include:  Sharleen Kelly and Scott Schutz at Roncalli; Tammy Morgan and Bryan Hopf at Warner; Joan Lake and Drew Baldridge at Gettysburg; Sheri Hochhalter and Doug Somke at Groton, and Mark Beck and Valerie Jones at Britton.
  • Norg Sanderson is the president of the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce.
  • Sears if offering all colors of shag carpet for only $9.99 a square yard.
  • Stop at the Bath Country Café where coffee is still only $.10 per cup!
  • 28 cases of German measles have been reported in Eureka during the past three weeks.
  • Join WOW (Women on Wheels) at Aberdeen Motors to learn what to do when your car stalls, your engine floods and you experience other common car problems.
  • This week’s top 10 records include:  “Star Wars Theme” by Meco, “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac, “Telephone Line” by Electric Light Orchestra, “On and On” by Stephen Bishop, “Nobody Does It Better” by Carly Simon and  “Smoke From a Distant Fire” by the Sanford-Townsend Band.
  • All today’s top records are available in Aberdeen at Prairie Dog Records at 418 South Main Street.  They are open until 9pm every night.
  • Lunch special every day at the Lacey Dairy Bar on South Main Street is a Barbecue and Malt for only $1.05
  • The Midwest’s most famous disco “Snoopies” in Aberdeen is looking for waitresses. Starting pay is $2.50 per hour.
  • At the Movies:  “MacArthur” and “New York, New York” and the Cinema Twins and “The Island of Dr. Moreau” at the Capitol
  • On TV tonight:  “Elvis in Concert” a special with highlights of concerts in Rapid City and Omaha taped earlier this summer, “Little House on the Prairie” and “Rafferty”