Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Back in the 60s and early 70s, a car salesman and politician also had a talent show on KUAM TV.  Allen Sekt was something of a colorful character, whose commercial ads for his business always included the slogan "If you don't buy from me, we both lose."

When he ran in elections, this changed to "If you don't vote for me, we both lose."

A Democrat, he served in the Guam Legislature a short while.  Did you know that there is a Senator Allen A. Sekt Endowed Chair in Law at Creighton University?  Sekt graduated from there in 1936 with a law degree in his hand.  He felt he had to pay back the University for his subsequent good fortune.

I appeared as a 5-year-old on the Allen Sekt Talent Show on KUAM; well, me and 20 other kids from Sinajaña Elementary School.  I don't even remember what we sang.  All I remember is that the studio was cold (air conditioned).  Very few people had air conditioning in their homes in 1967.  We didn't.

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