By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #266
These items were taken from the May 29, 1958 issue of the Bow Island Graphic.
B.I. – The Ladies Golf Club held a work day on Sat., May 24 and made improvements at the Jubilee Golf Course by painting the club inside and out. They have planned to hold a Ladies Day every second Saturday.
B.I. – Miss Marj Wutzke spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wutzke. Marj, who is a member of the graduating class at Medicine Hat Hospital, is driving a new Austin, a gift from her parents.
B.I. – Bobby Grover received minor injuries to his ribs when he had an accident and rolled the car south of town this week.
B.I. – Mr. and Mrs. Doug Harrington are receiving congratulations on the birth of a daughter, Brenda Gay, born May 25 at the Taber Hospital.
Conquerville graduates honoured – Magdalena Hammel, Hertha Kleiner, Pauline Pahl, Michael Roth, John Schile, Louis Schile, Lenora Schlachter, and Lila Swennumson
Burdett – Mrs. Dora Warren
Preston Linkletter has taken over the Texaco Service Station at Grassy Lake, which was formerly owned and operated by Tony Heck. Rodney Jasman will be looking after it for him.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Robinson were recent Edmonton visitors where they attended the graduation of their son, Richard, who graduated in chemical engineering from the U of A.
B.I. – Mrs. Ronnie Thorson was the lucky winner of the Robin Hood contest recently at the Red and White store.
Ten members were present at the Ladies Auxiliary at the Legion meeting on Tuesday evening. Two new members, Mrs. Mary Burton and Mrs. M. Thompson were initiated. Plans were made for about 12 to go to the Rally on June 6 in Lethbridge. The Auxiliary decided to put a float in the Stampede parade. They also intend to send for pictures of the Queen and Prince Phillip for the Legion Hall.
E. Hougen and M. Granberg have left by plane from Great Falls to Chatham, Ontario to pick up new trucks.
The Foremost Stampede was the main item of business at the recent dinner meeting of the Lions Club. They have arranged for Garrat Shows to be present. Other suppliers have also been lined up. Final arrangements have been made for the bingo. The playground equipment has been moved.
B.I. – Construction in Bow Island is really going ahead these days. The new nurses’ residence is going up fast, the structure of the hospital is being erected, excavation for the basement of the new United Church has been done this week. Several new homes are started in the new section (east), including homes of the Hamiltons, the Andersons, and the Ledenes. Sam Egan has had improvements made at the Bow Service Station with the laying of cement frontage and several property owners have been improving by painting their homes and landscaping.
B.I. Mrs. Elroy Brosz, accompanied by eight of the local Girl Guides, motored to Foremost, where they were tested for their Second Class by Mrs. Madill and Mrs. Suni. Those who passed the tests included Delores Hadnagy, Joanne McNeely, Heather Southerton, Karen Knapik, Sharyl Ell, Eva Cyr, May Thacker, and Nellie Doubleboer.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen.