From the Roland Record files

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

50 YEARS AGO

October 1964

The Roland Record count to date of young people from the community attending institutions of higher learning totals 63. Those that may have been missed will be published soon for a final count.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Risdal, who have moved to Bethany Manor, was sold at public action recently to Magnus Olson. Mr. and Mrs. Olson farm north of Roland, and plan to rent the house for the present.

The Gold Star Mothers were honored at the Sept. 28 meeting of the Legion Auxiliary. Those recognized included Mrs. Overt Holland, Mrs. Sherman Larson, Mrs. Bertha Christian, Mrs. Albert Twedt, Mrs. H.M. Bakka ad Mrs. Floyd Anderson.

Linda Braathun faced only 22 batters as Roland scored a 4-0 victory over Prairie City in the semi-finals of the Bondurant girls softball sectional tourney recently.

Iowa farm incomes declined in 1963 compared to the previous year, according to an Iowa State University economist. All areas of the state except southern Iowa experienced lower incomes.

The plans for the dedication program for the new addition to the Roland Community School have been completed with a program planned for Monday evening, Oct. 12, in the school gymnasium.

Gene Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Olson of Roland, has assumed duties at United Telephone Company of Iowa, as traffic engineer. Olson will work with the general traffic manager for the 43 company exchanges in the State of Iowa.

Interesting facts: October 1, 1903: The first World Series was played between the Boston Americans and Pittsburgh Nationals at Boston. Boston took the series by five games to three.

October 23, 1915: Twenty-five thousand women made their famous march on New York City demanding the right to vote in all 48 states.

October 24, 1939: The first Women’s hosiery made of nylon was sold in Wilmington, Delaware department store.

From the Capital Briefs column: The new Poverty Act allows small $2,500 loans to farmers. However, the Agriculture Department announced that in the 1964 fiscal year, the Farmers Home Administration lent $206 million to only 13,550 farmers, an average of more than $15,000 per loan.

The new addition to the Roland Community School was officially dedicated Monday evening, Oct. 12. During the ceremony, Truman Stenson, president of the board of education, was presented the keys to the new addition by a representative from the architectural firm in charge of the project. Approximately 500 attended the dedication.

Residents of Howard Township outside of the Town of Roland, will vote on a special fire protection millage question at the Nov. 3rd election.

After 16 years in the business, Mrs. Thordis Christian is going out of the Beauty business, and will close her Beauty Shop effective Nov. 16, 1964.

A furniture company has purchased the former canning plant and the sale will be assured after a court approval has been received. The Kerns Furniture Company of Pendleton, Oregon, has offered the receivers of Evans Industries, Inc. the sum of $20,000 for the property which has sat idle since Evans suffered financial difficulties a number of years ago. The Kerns Company manufactures unfinished furniture for the larger nation-wide retail chains.

Vale Peter, President of the Roland Businessmen’s Club, has issued an urgent call for volunteer labor to help clean up the factory area. Those willing to help in this community project are asked to report for work at the factory Saturday morning, Oct. 24. Workers should wear gloves and bring axes if they have them. The job entails clearing brush and trash, and trimming trees.

Roland teachers will be hosts Thursday evening, Oct. 22 at Nevada for the fall meeting of the Story County Education Association. About 225 administrators and teachers are expected to attend the meeting at Gates Memorial Hall.

A vigorous political campaign will come to a close on Nov. 3 as the nation’s voters go to the polls to elect a new president, governor, and other national, state and local officials.

The volunteer clean-up of the factory grounds Saturday, Oct. 24 was an overwhelming success. It was reported that more than 50 individuals signed up to help during the day. In addition, eight trucks were donated for hauling upwards of 40 loads of trash from the premises.