Clipped From The Mason City Globe-Gazette
to 4- A is the Nicaraguan Consul Helps in Night Club Austin, Tex., (U.R)—A 23-year- old Nicaraguan who works part- time in a night club serves his Central American country as vice consul in Austin. Carlos Perez-Zelaya holds the distinction of being one of the youngest members of any consular service in the United States. From 9 a. m. to 5, p. m., he handles the affairs of 18 Nicaraguans in Austin, Austin, issuing visas and clearing shipping from this area bound for Nicaragua. At 6 p. m. he shifts over to the night club, the Cliff House, where his duties range from bar-tending to acting as cashier. Carlos, whose grandfather, Jose Santos Zelaya, served as president of Nicaragua from 1893 to 1911, came to Austin in January, 1946. He knew no English, but built up a vocabulary by working crossword crossword puzzles. He said he had to eat coffee and doughnuts for 3 days because that was all he knew in English.