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1957: Winnifred holds liquor plebiscite

Posted on February 23, 2016 by 40 Mile Commentator

Down Memory Lane #236
By Fred Mellen
These items were taken from the November 7, 1957 issue of the Bow Island Graphic Newspaper.
Winnifred News by Mrs. Bertha Annon
– Results of the Winnifred Poll in the Liquor Plebiscite showed 17 against and 32 in favor with 50% of the voters turning out to vote. Mrs. W. Annon and Johnny Popel conducted the Poll.
– A number of people from Winnifred attended the bridal shower of Elaine Thorson at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hillestad on Sunday.
– Farmers were able to get their cattle home from the Community pasture this week after the weather warmed up.
Bow Island
– Elmer Bergh, at the Bow Island Drug Store has very generously made a 16 mm projector, with sound amplifiers available to local church and social groups, free of charge. Elmer says that if some responsible person will be in charge of the machine and if the group will pay for any breakages or damages, it may be had by calling at the store.
– Mr. and Mrs. Dave Hogg, dressed as an Indian Brave and Squaw took first prizes for Original and Best Dressed Costumes at the Halloween Dance at Grassy Lake.
– Cliff Cummings and Vaughn Jones each got their antelope on the first trip out hunting when the season opened.
– Dick Butler, who has been employed at the 99 Service Station, is in Calgary taking a Welding Course.
Foremost Section by Mrs. E.M. Lyons
– Art Frankish has left for McAllen, Texas to be gone for about three months. It is time for harvesting oranges in Texas and thought he would like to be present. Mrs. Frankish, Dorothy and Tommy expect to fly down to spend Christmas at McAllen.
– Lloyd Cowey, who was in Spokane for the racing season spent a day with his parents last week before going on to Calgary. He will be exercising Les Lear’s racing horses this winter. He has recovered from an accident and hopes to ride in the races next season.
November 14, 1957
Winnifred News by Mrs. Bertha Annon
– The election of officers for 1958 was held at the regular meeting of the Community Association last Monday. William Kolody is the new President and A. Stappler is Vice President. Case Maarion is Secretary-Treasurer. The retiring President is Eugene Angle.
– A few men made another attempt last Wednesday to put some siding on the hall and they had just nicely started when it started to snow. The snow continued all day so the work party was cancelled and no work has been done since.
– Tom Olechowski moved his house into town last week and it is located in the southwest part of town.
– The result of the Liquor Plebiscite at the Poll of Phillip Rapson was 9 against and 5 in favor. There were 20 names on the Voters list.
– Mr. and Mrs. Warren Quinell and Anthony Annon of Calgary spent the weekend with their parents here. On Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Quinell along with Mr. and Mrs. Annon motored to Etzikom to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Glen Lee.
That’s all for this week. This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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