By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #245
These items were taken from the January 9, 1958 issue of the Bow Island Graphic Newspaper
– Harold Willis Re-elected Legion President. The Bow Island Branch of the Canadian Legion No. 197 held their annual election of officers on Saturday evening at a meeting held in the Legion Hall. Re-elected were Harold Willis as President; Al Bateman, Vice President; Ed Schaufele, Secretary; and Ben Halbert, Treasurer. An eight-man executive was elected and they will be appointed as directors of various committees , they were Jim Jensen (Whitla), Charles Evans (Burdett), Jim Wallwork, Cecile Noad, Bob Peterson, Elroy Brosz, Frank Adams and Carl Carlson. John Kerner was re-elected as Sgt. at Arms.
– Dr. H. Nikaido is now moving some of his equipment into his new office, that which was formerly occupied by Dr. A. Gouin. Dr. Gouin has discontinued his practice in Bow Island and plans to set up in Medicine Hat. Note – I do not remember Dr. Gouin do you?
– Cpl and Mrs. Rueben Schaufele and children, formerly of Falkenburg, Ontario are planning on living in Bow Island for awhile until accommodations are available at the west coast where Cpl. Schaufele will be posted. At the present time they are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Schaufele.
– Blair McNeely has just recently been transferred to the staff of Dept. of Agriculture in Lethbridge. He has been asked to play hockey with a Lethbridge team, and we wish him the best of luck.
– Emil Jensen is planning to leave shortly on a trip to Denmark, travelling by train to the east coast then by ship. It has been eight years since Emil was last in Denmark.
– The Oriole Patrol, of which Joanne McNeely is Patrol Leader achieved the highest points for various phases of Guide work done up to the years end. The girls of the Patrol were each presented with engraved identification.
Winnifred News by Mrs. Bertha Annon
– On New Years Eve a record crowd assembled in the Community Hall to dance and bring in the New Year with much noise and funny hats adding to the gaiety. The committee reports that over $100 was cleared and a grand time was had by all attending.
– Mr. and Mrs. Bob McLean entertained a number of relatives at New Years dinner with a total of 12 sitting down to the festive board.
Etzikom by Mrs. Grace Stromsmoe
Approximately three hundred persons attended the wedding dance of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kuhl, held in the Community Hall here on Friday, December 27. Jimmy Anderson’s Orchestra of Medicine Hat was in attendance.
– Construction is rapidly moving ahead on the new Courtney home situated in N.E. Etzikom. Mr. R. Hofer of Bow Island is the contractor.
Foremost Section by Peggy Hougen
– The Community Hall Association sponsored the New Year’s dance in the Community Hall. There were over 200 in attendance. Hat novelties and noisemakers were distributed at midnight and Kultgen’s Orchestra supplied the music.
A picture of Vivian Baker was featured on this page. The caption reads: Vivian joined the RCAF some time ago and is now stationed in Ontario training in the radar section.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen