50 YEARS AGO

May 1963

After the defeat of the reorganization proposal between Story City and Roland, the Roland School Board is seeking $150,000 for building and remodeling.

The Rev. A.J. Bringle, former pastor of Elim Lutheran Church in Randall and the Bethel Lutheran Church in Story City, will return to that community as camp director for Riverside Bible Camp.

The Salem Lutheran Church Junior Choir, under the direction of Don Boyd, sang four songs in the well of the State House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 30. They also sang an impromptu concert in the rotunda of the State Capitol building. The choir was invited to perform by Rep. Ray Cunningham of Ames.

The architect’s sketch of the proposed addition to the Roland Community School is pictured in the May 2 issue of the Record.

Mrs Twedt Hanson, who was the Story County representative on a trip to Washington, D.C., in March, sponsored by the Farm Bureau, reports on her trip in the May 2 issue of the Record.

Roland residents held their noses May 7 as the breezes wafted a gaseous odor over the whole town. It was first thought to be natural gas, but it developed that the odor emanated from the town dump in southwest Roland, where a "cat" was stirring things up and covering the refuse. A brisk breeze carried the strong odor over the town for several hours.

Pvt. Perry Frey has graduated from paratrooper training at Fort Benning, Georgia. According to Frey, one in his group suffered a broken neck, and five had broken legs. One jumper became entangled in Frey’s ‘chute lines and landed directly on him. One jump was over a swamp. After they jumped the wind died and many landed in the trees and swamp.

May’s meeting of the PTA will have a new look in fashions. The Home Ec. Classes of Roland will model garments they have made at home or in their classes.

Only about 60 persons attended the community meeting held at the school gym to learn the facts about the proposed addition to and remodeling of the school.

WAF Airman Third Class Bernita Jacobson of Story City has completed the U.S. Air Force technical training course for accounting specialist at Sheppard AFB, Texas.

Photos of this year’s Roland High School graduates are pictured in the May 9 issue of the Record. The Graduation ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 14 at 8 p.m. in the school gym. Twenty-three seniors will receive their diplomas.

On May 29, the patrons of the Roland school district will vote whether to issue school bonds in the amount of $150,000 to be used to construct a new building addition with alterations to the existing school plant.

John A. O’Donnell of Colo was named as the new county treasurer. He will replace Gene Spencer, who announced his resignation this month.

Richard Teig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Teig and a Roland high school junior, has been chosen to be the Roland Legion representative to Hawkeye Boys’ State, to be held June 3-8 at Camp Dodge in Des Moines.

Voters of the Roland school district overwhelmingly gave their approval to a plan to enlarge and remodel the school plant at the bond election on May 29. The percentage favoring the bond proposal was 75.17 percent.

Pictured on the front page of the May 30 issue of the Roland Record are Valedictorian Janice Christian, Salutatorian Yvonne Nelson, Supt. Don Mueller and former Governor Norman Erbe following graduation ceremonies on May 10. Mr. Erbe gave the commencement address to the class of 1963.

John Danielson of Roland is one of 33 Iowa State University forestry students who will attend a forestry summer camp in Winter Park, Colorado in June.