50 YEARS AGO

February 1964

Pekka Kauranen, exchange student from Finland, will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Roland Parent-Teachers Association, on Feb. 10.

An interdenominational and non-political group of Ames residents is offering to speak on the civil rights legislation. Speaking teams are prepared to outline major provisions of the bill now in hearings before the House Rules committee.

The Junior Class of Roland High School will hold a chili supper Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Roland Legion Hall. Prices are 75 cents and 50 cents.

Plans of the Farmers Co-op Elevator Association to add an anhydrous ammonia storage facility on the Co-op’s property in Roland have brought forth protests from some local residents. In an effort to separate fact and rumor concerning the site, the Record interviewed Vale Peter, manager, of the Co-op, and also several persons who have voiced objections. The Co-op says there is no danger.

The Roland Rockettes will enter play in the sectional tournaments, as play begins Saturday, Feb. 15 in the race to the annual state championships. The team will play Green Mountain girls on Tuesday night at Eldora.

Reinertson’s U-Save is having a "Gay 90’s Sale" with old-fashioned savings. Pork Loin is selling for 43 cents a lb; Hunt’s Catsup, 15 cents; Dole Pineapple, four for 89 cents; Golden Bananas, 3 lbs. for 39 cents; and Red Potatoes, 20 lb. bag 69 cents.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Christian are now making their home at Vermillion, S.D., where both are attending the University of Vermillion. Mr. Christian is doing graduate work.

Dr. Robert Boyd of St. Paul, Minnesota, has informed his brother, Don H. Boyd, that he has been chosen to be a member of an archaeological expedition to Hebron, Jordan. Dr. Boyd will leave in June and return home in September.

Monday, Feb. 24, is the date set for a public meeting in Gilbert School gym, to present facts and to organize to oppose the proposed dams on the Skunk River and Squaw Creek. Plans to attend the Army Corps of Engineers hearings in the Maytag Hotel at Newton on Feb. 27, will be made at this meeting.

The Roland Rockettes ran their season record up to 16 wins and five losses Tuesday night, when they downed Green Mountain 94-32 in their first game of sectional tourney play at Eldora.

The Student Council election for the second semester was held Feb. 14. Council members elected are: 8th grade, Kathy Rasmussen and Jerry Fagerland; 9th grade, Terry Chance and Gary Teig; 10th grade, Pat Johnson, Roger Birkeland, and Shirley Auld; 11the grade, Kathy Egland, Steve Ryan, Jim Shold, and Mary Lou Thompson.

The Story County Public Health Nursing Service will be sponsors of an immunization program this year, in which the students may be protected from smallpox, diphtheria and tetanus. Forms will be sent home with students from kindergarten through the eighth grade. There will be a small charge for the immunizing shots.

The Roland Farmers Co-op is featured on a full page ad in the Feb. 20 Record and features several photos and a year-end report on the salaries paid, taxes paid, and operating expenses.

Severson Royal Blue store advertises the following items in their Feb. 20 ad in the Roland Record; Cherry Pie Filling, 3 cans for $1; Pillsbury Angel Food Cake Mix, 39 cents; Kraft’s Miracle Whip Salad Dressing, 49 cents a quart; and Jello, 3 boxes, 29 cents.

Noel’s is advertising Evening in Paris deodorants at 50 cents; Gelusil tablets, 100 tablets for $1.59; Lydia Gray toilet tissue, 10 roll bag, 89 cents; and Vicks Vatronol Nose Drops, 59 cents.

The Roland Rockets and the Rockettes won their respective basketball sectional tournaments and now advance to district tourney play. The Rockettes defeated Green Mountain, Union-Whitten, and Hubbard. The Rockets downed Nesco, Radcliffe and Gilbert. They will now put their 17-3 record up against Ames. The Rockettes will face the winner of the Garrison-Union-Whitten game at Grundy Center.

Answering a call from the Story County Local Board, Robert E. Fosse, of Roland, reported for induction into the U.S. Army on Feb. 21.