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1958: thieves make off with $4,000 worth of jewelry

Posted on November 1, 2016 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #262
These items were taken from the April 24, 1958 issue of the Bow Island Graphic.
Foremost News
– Over $4,000 worth of jewelry was taken from Coverdale’s Jewelry store in a robbery here on Friday night. Entrance was gained through a window in the rear of the store. It is reported that no insurance was carried. Police are investigating. Note: See June 19 for more about this robbery.
– A PFRA survey crew from Taber and Lethbridge have moved into Foremost and will be surveying in the interest of irrigation for the most part of the summer in this district. They are surveying south and west of town.
Bow Island News
– Tender of Toilet: Tenders will be received by the undersigned for two toilets located at Brick School, Bow Island, up to 5 pm, May 9, 1958. Tender for each to be designated by number (one or two) as marked on toilet. Envelope to be clearly marked “Tender on Toilet”. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Roy R. Wallman, Secretary-Treasurer, County of Forty Mile No. 8, Foremost, Alberta. (PS – I just had to put this in – why? One toilet is designated as number one and the other is number two – remember when you were young, and you had to do number one or two?) Also, these toilets were quite large – it took a lot of manpower to tip them over on Halloween night.
May 1, 1958
Bow Island News
– Pastor A. Dahlen, Mrs. Dahlen and their three children are moving into Bow Island this week from Foremost. Mr. Dahlen will be resident Minister for the local Zion Lutheran Church. The Dahlen’s will be living in the former Holme’s house.
– Leo Nicholas was a patient in the Medicine Hat hospital last week but is home now and seems to be doing nicely.
– Cpl Rueben Schaufele of Holburg B.C. has returned to Bow Island to get his wife and family to take them to their new home. Mrs. Schaufele and children have been making their home here with Mr. and Mrs. J Schaufele for the past few months.
– Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Still and family have moved here from Raymond and are presently working on the Wayne Anderson farm.
– A/W Colleen Lynn of the RCAF has been spending a month’s leave at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Lynn. Colleen has been stationed in Eastern Canada for the past three years, and is now being posted to the Claresholm base.
– The Starner boys kept the surgeons busy in Taber this week. Denny had an appendix operation last week and had no sooner been discharged from hospital when Daryl had to be rushed to hospital for an emergency appendix operation.
– Mr. and Mrs. Doug Albers are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son, born April 23 at the Taber Municipal Hospital.
– There is a front page story and picture of the Bow Island Mercs Hockey team, who were the 1957-1958 Irrigation League Champions. The article also featured a breakdown of each player’s scoring statistics, etc.
Foremost News
– A new development in the jewelry robbery was the finding of the wrappers off bracelets and wallet boxes on the road two miles west and ? mile south of Foremost.
– About 150 people were on hand at a lovely farewell party for Mr. and Mrs. O. Brownlee in the Community Hall on Saturday evening. They are moving to Lethbridge.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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