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1957: Resident returns home to vandalism damage

Posted on March 1, 2016 by 40 Mile Commentator

Down Memory Lane #237
By Fred Mellen
These items were taken from the November 14, 1957 issue of the Bow Island Graphic Newspaper.
Bow Island
– Mrs. Mildred Green returned from the two weeks Leadership Course at the Banff School of Fine Arts on Saturday. On her arrival home she found four windows broken; rocks had been thrown with enough force that the rocks were in the house.
– Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roth of Wrentham and Mr. and Mrs. D. Allen of Brooks spent the weekend here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Roth. Jim Roth will soon be taking over his new position here as Manager of the Co-op Store. He has been manager of a lumber company at Wrentham for the past three years.
– Bill Calder is the new owner of Mellen’s Grocery. One of the local businesses changed hands this week. Bill Calder has purchased the grocery store from Mrs. Fred Mellen.
– “The Graphic” Wins Photo Journalism Award. We were among the editors and their wives who gathered at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary last Friday and Saturday for the 54th Annual Convention of the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association. In the Newspaper competition for “Small Shops”, the Graphic was awarded first place in the Photographic Journalism Section, being given 11 out of a possible 15 points.
Foremost Section by Mrs. E.M. Lyons
– Miss Pauline Unser has been transferred from here to the Royal Bank in Lethbridge and has left to take up residence there.
– Thieves Rob Hagen Hardware – Sometime during Saturday night, someone, as yet unknown, person or persons, pried the back door of Slim Hagen’s Store open and entered. They got away with one 22 rifle, another rifle, two shot guns and a large amount of ammunition including 10 or 12 cartons of 22 shells. The loss amounted to about $500.
– The Buttons and Bows Dancing Club which has been active for some years has disbanded with $125 in the treasury. The Club was sponsored by the Home and School and so on disbanding donated their new ‘mike’, their square dance records and $25 in cash to that organization. The other $100 was donated to the Community Hall Association. The Dancing Club enjoyed a very happy time with one another and with their instructors Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mitzel. The reason for the club dissolving – not enough baby sitters (I was told).
November 17, 1957
Bow Island
– Mr. and Mrs. Alf Egan and Delinor, Mr. and Mrs. Art Lindquist and Mrs. Allan Hunt and Bruce motored to Regina to attend the first pass Out Ceremony of which Doug Egan was a graduate. Doug was one of a class of 26 who participated in this very impressive ceremony, held on November 5 and 6. The family was present for the Class Banquet at the King’s Hotel in Regina. Doug left for Ottawa on November 7, where he will be posted for the next two months.
That’s all for this week. This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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