75 YEARS AGO

November 1938

Norris B. Egeland has been notified that his application for erecting a radio broadcasting station at Fort Dodge has been denied.

Wm. J. Killian, manager of the Roland Theatre, announces that a free show for children will be given Saturday afternoon, Nov. 5.

J.E. Michaelson is advertising a pancake demonstration to be held at the store on Nov. 9, by a representative from the Pillsbury Flour Mills.

The Ole L. Larson estate farm of 223 acres, located southeast of Roland, has been sold at auction by Sam J. Nelson, executor of the estate, the purchaser being W.W. Horaas of Nevada.

Two local business places, the Etna Drug Company store and the office of the Roland Lumber Company, were entered over a recent weekend and a small amount of change taken. No merchandise was taken and no material damage was done.

The Builders, a girls’ mission society from Jewell, accepted the invitation of a former member, Mrs. Twedt Hanson, to hold their October meeting at her home near Roland.

The Republicans of Story County conducted a political caravan in the county Nov. 2, arriving in Roland about 3:00 p.m. Geo. A. Wilson of Des Moines, candidate for governor, was not able to participate in the trip.

"The Old Settler’s Picture Edition" is printed in a special issue of the Roland Record for the Nov. 3 issue. It features many articles of businesses located in the Nevada, Ames and surrounding county towns.

First graders at the Roland school enjoyed the candy Max Henry Larson brought for his birthday treat on the last Monday in October.

Second grade students are making Community Booklets, drawing pictures of some of the things found in our community.

The Iowa Unemployment Service will have a representative in Roland each Thursday to handle the numerous applications for unemployment insurance.

Ben Cole & Son, Ames contractors, were low bidders for the construction of a bridge over Skunk River four miles west of Roland. Cole’s bid was $25,678 and is being reported to the PWA office in Omaha for approval.

Howard Township at the present time is half Republican and half Democrat according to the returns form this precinct in the recent general election

Malcom E. Larson, local well driller, has just finished working on the town wells north of the tracks, cleaning them out and going over the pumping equipment.

Several former members of the 133rd Ambulance Company in the World War from this vicinity attended the reunion held at Waterloo.

The laws governing vehicular traffic in Iowa’s state parks and preserves provides that all vehicles shall not travel in excess of 15 miles per hour.

The local fifth grade transportation project is growing. They now have a covered wagon, inn, raft, steamboat, ship, "Tom thumb" engine, streamlined train, an automobile, and an airplane.

Eighth grade student Jimmie Twedt is back in school after an absence of several days. He was injured when catching a football which was very painful though not serious.

A new electric transmission line is being built by the Hardin County Rural Electric Cooperative of Iowa Falls to serve a large number of farms in the territory north and east of Roland, and farmers in that section are now having their buildings wired in preparation for the current when it is turned on.

The Civilian Conservation Corps is now authorized to plant trees on private lands for demonstration purposes. The Extension Forester will select the plots in the vicinity of the Ames camp of the U.S. Forest Service from applications made by farmers to their County Agricultural Agent.

Fire early on a recent Tuesday destroyed the Farmers cooperative elevator at Jewell with an estimated loss of $20,000. A.E. Kalseim is manager of the elevator association.

C.E. Webb, mail carrier on the Roland rural route, has left for Traer, having traded places with one the carriers there. The new carrier here is Chas. A. Fry.

There were around 200 in attendance at the Hard Time party at the school house in McCallsburg on a recent Tuesday evening when the north side entertained the south side in P.T.A. membership contest and nearly all were in costumes in keeping with the times.

Cole & Son of Ames have moved equipment to the site for the new bridge over the Skunk River west of Roland and have started construction on the project. Traffic on the "timber road" as it is called, is being detoured north to the state highway during construction of the bridge.

A New York World’s Fair 1939 flying cameraman took the aerial photograph of the Perisphere and Trylon at the Theme Center of the Fair which appears in the Nov. 24 issue of the Roland Record.