A look back in time


October 25, 2018 - 9:19 AM

50 Years Ago
October 1968

One of Iola’s most widely known and highly respected citizens, Harry Davis, retires this month after almost 28 years as custodian at the Iola Post Office. Davis worked as custodian for the Iola State Bank and the Iola Register before winning a Civil Service appointment to the post office under the late Bryan Scarborough, postmaster, in 1941. Recalling the early days, Davis said he remembers going to work at the Register “when Mr. Charles F. Scott was editor, just after they moved into the building where they are now. I remember Emerson Jr., the present boss, when he was just a little boy living next door with his folks. Every morning, early, I’d go up the street to the bakery and bring back coffee and rolls for the printers. Emerson used to come over to the shop and hang around with us, and his folks finally asked us not to feed him because he wasn’t eating his breakfast…”

31 — Clyde W. Toland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Toland of Iola, has been nominated as one of seven senior men at the University of Kansas to compete for a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. Five of the seven will be interviewed Dec. 18 by the state selection committee. Each state committee will select two candidates for regional competition Dec. 21.

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