By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #247
These items were taken from the January 30, 1958 issue of the Bow Island Graphic Newspaper
– The yearly report of the building Inspector, H. Brolsma, was submitted to the local council recently and it showed that a total of 19 permits were issued to the value of $78,100 which really shows that Bow Island is moving slowly ahead. Mr. A.G. Whitney is attending a Water and Sewage School held in Edmonton this week. The North Star Oil Co. are planning to erect an office building on their company property. Dog license rates have been set by council. Licenses for male dogs will be $1.50 and for females, $3.00.
– Wayne Anderson Heads FUA Local: More than 50 people were in attendance at the annual meeting of the local Farmers Union of Alberta held Friday evening at the Community Hall. Alf Egan chaired the meeting in the absence of Frank Starner who was unable to attend. Wayne Anderson was elected President by a majority vote; Alex Gyorfi as Vice President and Mrs. M. DeVloo as Secretary Treasurer. Board of Directors elected includes Ben Kienzle, Ron Geldreich, Maurice DeVloo and Carl Peterson. Dave Deering, District 14 Director, addressed the gathering and spoke briefly on membership. This week members are out visiting and taking memberships.
– Pat Malo Chosen President of Chamber of Commerce: Election of officers for 1958 highlighted the January meeting of the Bow Island Chamber of Commerce, with the members present unanimously approving a slate recommended by the Nominating Committee. Handling Chamber affairs during the coming year will be President P.T. Malo, Vice President William Townsend, Secretary-Treasurer J.E. Francis and Directors: E.O. Bergh, M.M. Couillard, R. Loney, J.S. Roth, Vern Zacher, Max Hamilton and A.E. Caswell.
– Mr. and Mrs. C. Lavoie (nee Joyce Jenkins) of Edmonton are the proud parents of a baby girl, Teresa Marie, born January 5. Baby Teresa is so tiny that she was not able to accompany her mother home from the hospital. Mrs. Haskill Jenkins is presently visiting the Lavoies in Edmonton.
– Don Fraser is now the Assistant of the local Cub Pack; Mr. Fraser will replace Mrs. K. Evans who has been with the Cubs since they were organized here. She has done a splendid job during the time she served in this capacity, and the youngsters will certainly miss her at regular meetings.
– Mr. and Mrs. Doug Flamme and daughters Joanne and Robin, left on Friday for their new home in Calgary, and our very best wishes for the future are extended to them. The Flammes will be missed by their many friends, and the community has a great deal to thank Douglas for – the many hours and trips he has made in order that we may have a hospital here in Bow Island. Doug was also very active in community projects as a member of the Legion and Lions; he was keenly interested in sports and was a member of the Combines Baseball Club for a number of years. (He also tried to curl a little bit). A Farewell Party in the form of a Buffett Dinner was held in their honor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Art Doran prior to their departure. A social evening was enjoyed with their friends, and Lawrence Halpin presented the Flammes with a gift on behalf of the gathering. Mrs. Halpin assisted Mrs. Doran with the arrangements.
Note – There was lots of news in this issue so I will have more next week.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen