By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #246
These items were taken from the January 16, 1958 issue of the Bow Island Graphic Newspaper.
– Siamese Piglet shown by Albert Simpson: An oddity even in animal kingdom was seen in the Graphic recently when Albert Simpson brought in a Siamese piglet. It was the first of a litter of thirteen and was just about normal to a point just back of the head – it then branched out with eight legs and two sets of shoulders. It had four ears, two in the normal position and two were joined at the top of the head in the form of what looked like the petals of a pretty flower. The others in the litter were normal.
– Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Noga are the proud parents of a baby girl born in the Taber Hospital on January 7; Mrs. Noga is the former Marlene Egan.
– Tom Lynch left Monday for Yellownight NWT (should this be Yellowknife?) where he will be in charge of a base camp for Mannix Construction for the next two months. The contract is to clear a right of way for a new highway which will be built in the spring.
– Bow Island Mine Ships First car of Coal to Swift Current: An important event was recorded in the history book of the Town of Bow Island on Tuesday, December 31, when the first carload of coal was shipped from the local CPR yards. The 45-ton car shipped by Bow Island Mines Ltd. to a coal dealer, Burke and Sons in Swift Current, Sask. The coal was hauled from the mine which is about nine miles north-east of Town by A.B. Carlson’s crew. It is expected that when the weather turns cold more coal will shipped by rail from the local mine. (Sam Katcher, who is general manager of the mine, is now doing duty on an ice-breaker working out of Detroit). There is a photo with this story showing Foreman Gino Corraini and Dole Martin loading coal into a box car.
– There is a lengthy description of the Ila Annon and Bus Terry wedding which took place January 11.
– Walter Karp is employed at the Sulphur Plant at Pincher Creek and Mrs. Karp and their little boy hope to be able to get accommodations soon and move there with him.
– CPR employees were working at the pump house this week closing everything down; now that the town is using the new water system, no water is being pumped up from the river. However the local Town Council has an agreement with the CPR that if the need arises or anything happens to the new system during the next few months, the town will be able to resume the supply from the river.
– The Rev. Fr. T. Keily has moved into the new rectory which has just been completed. The rectory built within the last few months is quite large and consists of a living room, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms all on the main floor and a full basement which will be used by the church organizations for a meeting room.
Foremost Section – by Peggy Hougen
– Mr. and Mrs. T. Reynar entertained eight guests at their home on Thursday evening at a duck dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Reynar are leaving at the end of January to take up residence in Lethbridge.
– Gail Granberg had the unfortunate experience of letting a pan full of hot grease catch fire. There was considerable damage done to the cupboards, ceiling and curtains but Gail escaped any burns to herself and only suffered from shock.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen