We’ll hear from Mr. Spaulding next week. For now…1969!

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Mr. Spaulding will be in touch with me early- to mid-next week. At that time I’ll post about him again.  Until then, here’s a blast from the past.

Dart Dec 11 1969 light and dark levels past 1400

The "Dart" portion of the "Rolfe Arrow," December 11, 1969. * To decipher all of the text, click photo once and then again to enlarge.

More specifically, I should say a blast from 1969, which is one of the years Dave Spaulding taught most of the high school science (and some math) classes for the Rolfe Community School District.

Whether you are a Rolfe High School alum or an alum of another school district, I’ll bet the image at the left will help you reminisce about how “mature” and “higher order thinking” anyone in high school is/was, whatever the generation.  (I wonder if the drawing portrays how Mr. Spaulding felt when he presided over study halls.)

The “Dart” was the school student-written/designed portion of the local weekly Rolfe Arrow newspaper.  In high school I was in awe of the motivation, confidence and skill I assumed to be possessed by members of the “Dart” staff.

Whether you were in high school before, during or after the ’60s, enjoy!

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This particular microfilm copy (above) was part of the December 11, 1969, issue of the Rolfe Arrow, published a month after the Rolfe grain elevator burned in “Watercolor and Fire in Rolfe, Iowa.”  (The Rolfe Arrow on microfilm is available at the Pocahontas, Iowa, Public Library.)

* Permission to post granted by the Pocahontas Record-Democrat.

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One Response to “We’ll hear from Mr. Spaulding next week. For now…1969!”

  1. Peg Says:

    I like your line: “In high school I was in awe of the motivation, confidence and skill I assumed to be possessed by members of the ‘Dart’ staff.” DITTO!!!

    But, hey, you were perfect with your grammar here with: “early- to mid-next week.” Impressive! 🙂

    And now you have your own *delightful* publication going on here! Who would’ve thought . . . back in ’69?!? Major kudos!

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