By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #249
These items were taken from the February 6, 1958 issue of the Bow Island Graphic Newspaper.
– Miss Natalka Didyk, a student of Grade XII of the Gershaw High was selected to be the Sweetheart Queen. She will represent Gershaw High when competing with other schools at the Annual Sweetheart Prom to be held in Grassy Lake on Valentine’s Day.
– Mr. and Mrs. Walter Karp and Gary moved to Cardston on Saturday where they will make their home. Walter will commute from there to his work in Pincher Creed. On Friday evening several friends surprised them by going to their home for a Farewell party. A social evening was enjoyed. On behalf of the congregation of the Lutheran Church, Roy Loney made the presentation of a gift and Bill Goodwin presented them a gift on behalf of the friends here.
– Grant Whitney, Town Superintendent, returned this week from a five day course for Water and Sewer System Operators held at the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton. Grant reports that the school was very worthwhile, with a strenuous course of instruction given by top experts in each phase. At the conclusion of the school a tour was made of Edmonton’s new five million dollar water and sewer system.
– Rev. and Mrs. Tony Hansen accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Harry Strom on a trip to Chicago this week, where they will attend a Nominating Convention. Mr. and Mrs. V. Beck of Taber have been staying at the Hansen residence with the family and Mr. Beck conducted the regular services on Sunday at the Evangelical Church.
– The Building Committee which embodies representatives from the various organizations in the United Church met this week at the Church Hall with property transactions being finalized. The property on the south side of town, which the United Church owned has been purchased for the new hospital and the corner lots one block west of the present Church site have been purchased from K. Peterson, with the hope that in the near future a new Church will be built on that property.
– A very good crowd attended the Bingo and Dance sponsored by the Goddard Community Club last Friday evening in the Kings Lake School. Twenty one dollars was made on a progressive cake auction which was won by Doug Piper. The club cleared about $90 which will be used for improvements of the Kings Lake School. Music was supplied by Mueller’s Orchestra and a very nice lunch was served.
– A large crowd attended the farewell party and dance for Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Reynar, which was held in the Community Hall last Saturday evening. Jack Thompson was the Master of Ceremonies for the program which began with an accordion solo by David Geldreich. Mrs. Bechtold then gave a reading entitled “Some 50 Years Ago” after which two selections were rendered by the Hadlington children “An Old Woman In A Shoe” and “Make Me A Blessing”. Mr. Reynar came to Alberta from Quebec in 1926 and for several years prior to his retirement was Secretary-Treasurer of the Village of Foremost. He also was an active member of the Masonic Lodge and O.E.S. Upon his retirement Mr. and Mrs. Reynar are moving to Lethbridge where they will carry on with their main interest, the church organization.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen