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Down Memory Lane, 1959: Calhoun returns from Nassau

Posted on October 10, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #296
These items were taken from the January 29, 1959 issue of the Graphic
Bow Island
– Mrs. Tony Hanson’s brother and wife, Rev. and Mrs Vern Beck of Vauxhall moved to Bow Island this week and are making their home in Mrs. DeMaer’s house.
– Doug Harrington started work Monday at his new job in Lethbridge where he is presently assistant to the Colonization and Irrigation Extension Service Manager. His family plan to join him in Lethbridge the first of the month. (Old timers like me remember that Doug married the former Irene Stedman of Bow Island).
– Claude Bishop and Bert Knibbs spent a few days in Calgary last week where they attended a Marshall Wells Convention.
Bow Island 4H Club Notes by Jeanette Lyczewski
– The re-organization meeting of the Bow Island 4H Grain Club was held on January 15, 1959 at the Gershaw School. Jack Anderson, District Agriculturist and Mr. Cameron, his Assistant of Medicine Hat were in attendance. The election of officers was held for the new term with the following elected: President George Deering; Vice president, George Dorscher; Secretary, Bob Lyczewski; Treasurer, May Thacker, Club Reporter Jeanette Lyczewski; Junior Club reporter, Ralph Dillenbeck; Club Leader, Earl Smith; Assistant Club Leader, John Lyczewski and Valentine Dorscher. The meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of every month.
Conquerville News by Margaret Dragland
– A number of district men who joined the Bow Island Curling Club are N. Carlson, K. Conquergood, T. Corraini, Henry and Herman Rueber, J. Roth, L. Simon, Geo. T. Roth and A. Wutzke. They find curling in the new rink and on newly installed artificial ice very enjoyable.
– Deputy District Governor Roy Hadlington and Mrs. Hadlington represented the Conquerville Lions Club at Carmangay, Friday, January 23, on the occasion of their Charter Night.
Burdett News by Mrs. Donald Warren
– A Cash Mixed Bonspiel was held recently with twenty-four local rinks participating. Top honors went to the rink skipped by Ray Clark, L. Emard, Gordon Lane and Herb Thacker in the first event. In the second event the rink of John J. Volk, Joe Emard, Ralph Bateman and Clarence Weatherhead emerged victorious. The third event was taken by the rink of Deane Thacker, Clarence Collins, Elmer Beers and Ronnie Morgan.
Foremost News by E.M.L.
– Harry Calhoun has returned from Nassau where he attended the Case Convention. He had a wonderful time, although the plane had to make a detour of 1500 miles on account of a bad storm. The days of the convention were well filled except for one day when the dealers were taken deep sea fishing. Mr. Calhoun reports that things are very expensive in Nassau according to our standards. When the dealers boarded the plane for the return flight it was 85 above and when they stopped off in Regina it was 16 below with a S.E. wind blowing.
– Mr. and Mrs. A. Ratzlaff and Mr. and Mrs. J. Bollinger attended the Social Credit Nominating Convention in Medicine Hat. Harry Strom was nominated and no one opposed him as Social Credit nominee for the provincial election. The Minister of Education, Hon. Aolberg was guest speaker.
This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen

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