50 YEARS AGO

August 1963

Consuelo Casas will teach Spanish in Story City and Roland Community Schools during the coming year. Consuelo fled Cuba when Fidel Castro came to power and has been studying this summer at a special State University of Iowa institute to train her and 29 other Cuban refugees to teach Spanish in Iowa high schools. Consuelo’s story appears in the Aug. 1, 1963 issue of the Roland Record.

Mr. and Mrs. Vale Peter have moved from the Mary Rasmussen residence to the Jondall home in east Roland.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stole and family have moved from their home in west Roland to the home in southeast Roland which they purchased recently from Isaac Strum.

The Rocket Inn special for Monday, Aug. 5 is: "Buy a 25 cent Sundae and get the second one for only 1 cent!"

Severson Royal Blue Food Store is offering the following grocery items: Chocolate syrup 19 cents; Heinz Catsup two for 49 cents; Butternut Coffee 3 lb. can $1.79.

Noel’s store is offering a beefburger and malt, both 39 cents; film, two for 89 cents; Tek toothbrush for 59 cents; Crest toothpaste 69 cents.

Carole Rasmussen of Roland will be among 61 seniors in Iowa Methodist School of Nursing to receive her degree at commencement exercises Friday, Aug. 16, in First Methodist Church of Des Moines.

Roland school superintendent Don Mueller announces that he has come up with an expanded curriculum of 31 courses for this year, complying with state requirements in that respect.

New teachers at Roland include Victor Anderson, band and instrumental music; Perry Uhl, high school principal and junior high basketball coach; Clayton Armstrong, physics and mathematics; James Grove, business education and sponsor of school paper and annual. Board member Lynn J. Danielson, who resigned recently, is succeeded by Aaron Braathun.

Claire Hobart, blind musician and composer, missionary to the Latin Americans, will present a concert in Salem Lutheran Church on Sunday evening, August 18.

Everett N. Sather, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Sather of Roland, was among 16 candidates who passed the examination for admission to the practice of certified public accountancy in Iowa. Sather resides in Ankeny, Iowa.

Alan Erickson has recently joined the laboratory staff at Glenwood Hills Hospital in Golden Valley Minnesota, as a director of out-patient laboratory work. Erickson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota course in Mortuary Science. In this position he will assist the pathologist with autopsies.

School supplies offered for sale at Noel’s include Crayons, 19 cents; Shaeffer cartridge pens, 88 cents; pencil tablets, 19 cents.

Howard Township voters will join other Story County residents in going to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 27 to decide whether or not the county will have liquor by the drink. The question reads as follows: "Shall the Retail Sale of Alcoholic Beverages (exceeding four percent by weight) by the drink be prohibited in Story County, Iowa."

At the same time, residents of Roland will be asked to vote on the following: "Shall the terms of office of the Councilmen of the Town of Roland, Iowa, be changed from two-year terms to four-year terms?"

James S. Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vern O. Larson of Roland, has completed recruit training at the Naval Training Center, San Diego, California.

In the recent county election, Roland residents voted "dry" by a ten vote margin, 112 to 102, but the rural voters of Howard Township opposed liquor by the drink by 79 to 48 margin. Story County approved liquor by the drink by a 57.5 percent margin. Since the vote to abolish liquor failed, the county cannot vote again on the question for four years.

The question on the ballot for the city of Roland concerning council member terms of office from two to four years passed by a 133 to 80 margin.

Local Spanish teacher Consuelo Casas, a Cuban refugee, was the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Roland Kiwanis Club, Wednesday night, Aug. 28.

Con’s Barber Shop has moved to a new location in the former Lumber Office building on Main Street. An open house is planned in the near future.