April 24, 1947 Spotlite
FFA Chapter Rates State Recognition
Three Advanced To Iowa Degree At State Meeting
Donald Stoelk Elected District Vice President; Exhibit Work Praised

Manning's Future Farmer chapter won several recognitions at the state meeting in Fort Dodge Friday and Saturday by having three members awarded the degree of Iowa farmers, one elected to a district and exhibit work highly commended, according to Paul A. Johnson, local director, who accompanied the boys.
Donald Stoelk was elected as southwest district vice president and Louis Muhlbauer, Mike Kasperbauer and Stoelk were awarded the degree of Iowa.
The chapter exhibit was given an excellent rating with special commendation going to the record of treasurer, Mike Kasperbauer and the reporter's record by Orville Hinze and historian's work by Wayne Alwill.
Five Manning Delegates
The three boys chosen as Iowa farmers from Manning this year and the two selected last year, Alvin Kuhse and Marvin Bogatzke, are eligible candidates for district and state offices. The southwest district has only 17 eligible for this honor and five of them are from Manning.
Director Johnson reported two busy sessions at the conclave, a big banquet, a 100-piece chapter band and a mile-long parade, all a part of the 18th annual conference attended by more than 1,000 delegates.
Speaker Not Listed
Delegates from Manning were disappointed to find that Stanley Nissen was not listed among the extemporaneous speakers, Johnson disclosed, so with several good talks all bottled up. Stanley did not get a chance to deliver any. "Next year Stanley should make his blue ribbon," the director said. Attending from Manning were Louis Muhlbauer, Donald Stoelk and Mike Kasperbauer; Director Johnson and Leonard Sextro. "With the exceptions of having a tire go flat ten miles out of Manning, the trip was one of real interest and valuable experience for all who attended," Johnson said.