By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #238
These items were taken from the November 21, 1957 issue of the Bow Island Graphic Newspaper.
– Mr. Gus Eckstein had a building moved in this week and plans to remodel and make a home here.
– Mr. and Mrs. Jim MacDonald were Calgary visitors this week. They shipped over a thousand turkeys by trailer truck Tuesday night to Swifts in Calgary.
Town Council Notes
– Building permits for September and October amounted to $13,600.
– Council agreed to co-operate with the M.D. of Forty Mile in the matter of a dump grounds. The Municipal District will purchase the present site from John Egan and the local Council will be responsible for the maintenance of the dump.
– Superintendent Whitney reported that the sewer system had been cleaned and that the berms at the new reservoir had been nearly completed as to gravelling and that most of the gas system work had been completed.
Winnifred News by Mrs. Bertha Annon
– Sam Katcher was a visitor in town Wednesday evening. He is looking for some trade for his coal stripping pit north-west of town.
– A five bushel quota on rye was just recently opened here and a few farmers are taking full advantage of it.
– Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Laidlaw and family will be leaving soon for his new job at Aldersyde as agent for the Wheat Pool. They have been here for the past eight years, coming here from High River.
– C.R. Beggs Receives Appointment as Town Secretary-Treasurer: C.R. Beggs of Brooks has accepted the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the Town of Bow Island. Mr. Beggs will take over his duties on December 1st. Mr. Noble has been asked by Council to continue in an advisory capacity for two months. Mrs. Beggs and their three children will be coming to town as soon as suitable housing accommodation can be found.
– Possibility of New Fire Hall and Police Office for Bow Island: Discussion at the Council meeting brought out the fact that the Town is considering the erection of a new building to house the Fire and Police Departments, and also the purchase of a new pumper truck for the Fire Department. Total expenditure for these items would be about $35,000.
– The newly formed Teen Club has chosen a name for their organization and executive. They are called SATEENS; this name was derived by using the first letters of St. Andrews, thus the Sateens. Blaine Thacker is the President, Jim DeMaere is the Secretary Treasurer and Carolyn Mitchell the Social Convenor. The group are following the Hi C program of the United Church Young People. The Rev. R. Dougan is acting Councilor.
– Merc’s Register Shutout in League Opener: On Monday, November 18 the B.I. Merc’s opened up this year’s hockey schedule on a very promising note. They shut out the Sundial squad by a 12-0 score. Blair McNeely was the big gun on Monday night by potting 6 of the 12 goals. Ron Adams started off this year very good also by getting 3, and singletons going to Bert Knibbs, John Dowler and Bob Arsenault. Sylvester Zacher, the Merc’s new net minder was unbeatable between the pipes.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen