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1958: RCMP get robbed as they sleep

Posted on April 18, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #277
These items were taken from the August 21, 1958 issue of the Graphic
Etzikom News by Mrs. Grace Stromsmoe
– Roy Brower who recently had both his legs broken in an automobile accident has returned home from the Medicine Hat Hospital with both legs in cast. Mrs. Rierstad is still in hospital with a cast on one leg but expects to be home soon.
– Work on the new school, the auditorium and teacherage is progressing favourably, however it is not expected to be completed for the beginning of the new school term in September.
Bow Island
– Two Mounties Asleep on the Job: Vancouver – Two members of the RCMP’s Musical Ride lost out to burglars here Wednesday. D.H. Egan of Regina (and Bow Island) and Roger Stranahan of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, reported theft of their wallets and $60 while they slept in an unlocked motel room. Two other officers in the same room said their money wasn’t touched. Merle S. Burke of Everett, Washington reported theft of $150 in the same building. This news was clipped from Thursday’s Albertan.
– Peter Sytsma, who has purchased the former Scott building on main street has had the place all remodeled for the bakery. Since Monday all the baking has been done in the new building but the store will officially open for business on Friday, August 29. We wish Sytsma’s every success in their new quarters.
– Congratulations are in order to our local golfers who competed in the Golf Tournament at Waterton Lakes last weekend. Bill Townsend, Elmer Bergh, Doug Harrington, George Corraini and Cecil McNeely – for all came home with a prize; quite an achievement. Bill Townsend succeeded in taking first place in the First Flight.
Burdett News by Mrs. Dora Warren
– Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Lane are receiving congratulations on the birth of a daughter, Natalie Joy.
– Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Peterson were recently entertained at a shower in their honor in Taber at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Beres.
Foremost News by Mrs. Mary Ann Grandberg
– A seismographic crew is at present renting the Community Hall basement for sleeping quarters.
– Mr. E. Hougen and Ted Lyons left Sunday by plane from Calgary to Chicago where they will be schooled in a new line of International machinery. The International Co. chartered two planes to take their representatives to Chicago, Ill.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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