- Curling Club baskets were won by Harry Lewak, John Ferris, and Amato
- Jan. 1 - Son Harry Bert born to Harry Jakesta and May (nee Carlick)
- Santa thanks for their assistance at the Christmas concert: Chris Grayston,
Marion Beyer, Vickey Quigley, Margaret MacAndrews and Mabel Merchant
- Best wishes for early recovery in hospital to Mrs. Oscar Daum (Erna) and
to John Barfoot.
- Five feet of snow on the ski hill - all stumps are covered.
- New Canadians sworn before RCMP Constable Max Harte: (George) Yrjoe
Lajunen, Hendrikus De Weerdt, Markus Lackner, Michel Gambino, Josef Belehrad,
Ferdinand Majer, Walter Schmidt, Franz Uveges, Michail Iwin, Elena Iwin.
- Welcome to Cassiar - Ines arrived 21st December from Italy to join her
husband Vittorio Comper.
- Skating - the snow blower is back and the youngsters are having a grand
- Skiing - the run is well used but tow is not running - still missing a
- Keno - Rene Passiaud has taken a trip to Elsa to bring down a couple of
new diesels for ever growing electrical demands.
- Hospital patients: Geof Parker was admitted with pneumonia. Diane Stewart,
age 11 had appendectomy performed by Dr. W. J. McCall.
- Birth - January 17, a daughter Jane Agnes Dick to Betsy Porter and Peter
- Lounge Licence has been granted by BC Liquor Control Board. Opening
expected in a few days. The fluid served in the lounge is not in your board
charges so be sure to bring your wallet. Minimum age is 21 years. No
- Births: January 23 - son Bernard to Andre and Marie Massin.
December 3 - son Jacobus to John and Pauline Carlick at Airplane Lake
January 11 at Vancouver, son John to Henry and Mariana Zohrer
- Deaths: Jacobus Carlick, 1 month, January 25.
- Goodbye to John, Vicky and Michael Quigley, residents since 1953 and to Al
French here since 1957..
- Lounge Opening - February 8, 7 pm. Opened by Community Club
President Rupert McKenzie and Marge followed by John and Vicky Quigley.
Rupert has been in Cassiar since January 192 and we can imagine his thirst
after waiting all that time for his "Beverage".
- New arrival - welcome to Pat Wat
- Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Retail Store or Butchershop.
- Earl Boose has decided he needs a heavy vehicle for his freighting service
and has gone to Vancouver to pick up an "International Travelall".
- Hairdressing for the ladies is delayed for 10 days. Eve reports she has to
extend her holiday in Chilliwack as Susan has Measles. We hope Susan gets
well quickly and Eve, please hurry home.
- The lounge is being well patronized. The only disappointment person is
Mrs. Sedlak. She reports that Pop sales in the Snack Bar are - oh!! - way
down. The Committee request that patrons "wash up" before going
into the lounge off day shift. Its a regulation too. Its a "Club"
- not a pub.
- The ski tow is working.
- Photograph of Cassiar Mill and Townsite appears twice in the B.C.
- Hospital patients: Irma Tischler, John Berry, Mrs. Harvey Dick Jakesta
with baby Harry Bert.
- Curling Bonspiel - Best Cassiar Rink: Heinz Beyer, Walter Schmidt, Karl
Marchegger and Sig Maibaum.
- Baby shower for Mrs. Tischler by Mrs. Iwin on March 10.
- New arrival - Miss Jane (Anne) Evans joined our office staff. Frank Cserey
is now our Warehouse Counterman.
- The tramline runs: the first ore was taken off the hill March 24th. One
month earlier than last year. The winter must be over.
- School Daffodil Growing Competition: Bill Corran had little response to
his donation of daffodil bulbs to senior school members. John Murray was
awarded first prize for the only flowering bulb. Foliage was the only item
to judge in 10 plants. 2nd prize was divided between Jennie Forbes and John
Forbes. 3rd prize was divided between Margaret Merchant and Jean Scrimger.
- Motorists are requested to recognize the right of pedestrians on camp
roads. With slushy roads, slow driving is a MUST. COURTESY COST NOTHING.
- Alert the police: there is a man walking into residences without being
invited. Report all occurrences to the Magistrate.
- Clinton Creek was visited by Charles Bronson on March 29th for a few days.
- New arrivals - Ozzie Turgeon's family; Lillian his wife, Dolores 17, Roger
19 and Jacqueline 7. Residence is house 208 - phone 58.
- Election results: Frank Howard, C.C.F. candidate for Skeena was returned
to office again. Cassiar has 210 voters on their list but only 120 cast
- New arrivals: Mrs. Virginia Duri with son Leonardo came from Italy to join
her husband Robert.
Julien St. George is back in Engineering, taking over from Pete Arnell.
Barry Watling to Accounting.
- Birth - April 15, in Vanderhoof, daughter Susan to John and Evelyn Barfoot.
- Obituary - May 1st. John Stewart Berry.
- Scouting - The 1st Cassiar Brownie Pack welcomes 2 new members: Deirdre
Normoyle and Jackie Turgeon. Margie Scrimger and Joan Hanley were awarded
their "Golden Hand". These 2 Brownies are the first in Cassiar to
receive this badge. Also Joan, Margie and Jennifer Forbes were awarded
- Birth - April 25, a daughter Sylvia to Heinz and Ursula Beyer.
- May 16, a son Andre to Mr. & Mrs. Lothar Tishler.
- May 20, a son Thomas to Mr. & Mrs. P. Tisiga.
- New Arrivals - Miss Rohna McBurney came from Australia to work in Mill
Office. Joe Smolinski transferred from Keno Hill Mines in Elsa. Alec Watson
came from Vancouver. Mrs. Theo Glatzel and Barbara are back.
- On Holidays - John Ferris and Stan Kuchinski, Mike Iwin and family, Mr.
Chuck Caron and family.
- Square dancing - the second class was attended by twice as many as the
first class. Gerry Kamlah and Lillian Hicks really showed us how to square
- Fishing - Leo Tovani caught the first trout of the season at Chain Lakes (now
- Rev. Father Bob Kodva, pastor of Telegraph Creek has been visiting
since April 27th when he made a heroic emergency trip over Dease Lake ice,
to bring 10 year old Nancy Larsen to the Cassiar Hospital. Nancy was
suffering from an accidental gunshot wound to her foot. His was the last car
over the ice this year - the following car broke through. He has left his
pickup here and accompanied by Nancy's father Charlie Larsen, is walking
back to Telegraph Creek, a 96 mile trek.
- Drama club elected new officers: Joe Smolinski - President, Miss Jane
Evans - Vice President, Mrs. Houston - Secretary Treasurer, Master Jim
Forbes Recording Secretary.
- Gals Get-Together - All the gals of he Women's Quarters were entertained
by Nurses Rollie Pelletier and Lillian Hicks in their apartment. Featured
was some 'Gluehwein' to cheer up the crowd and Lillian's beautiful color
slides of Europe.
- Gardening - Ed Thirwell reports a double bloom tulip and sweet peas
off to a good start.
- Football - Staff upsets Union 3-2. Staff team was instructed by trainer
Bob Younger. There must have been more than just lime juice passed around at
interval and the referee must have shared in this as the staff could do no
- Scouting - the 'New Look' of the school is the result of voluntary work of
Cubs, Scouts and members of the Boy Scout Committee. Anyone wishing to
volunteer should contact these members: Rupert McKenzie, Vic Wilson, Heinz
Beyer or Charlie Bronson.
- New Arrival - John Ellis to the mill.
- Anniversary - Rene and Edna Passiuad celebrated their 30th wedding
anniversary June 6th.
- Engagement - Dr. & Mrs. Cobb entertained Nurse Lillian Hicks and Gerry
Kamlah celebrating the latter's engagement on May 27th.
- School Sports Day - Some of the winners: Allan Edserza - Boys aggregate
trophy, Diane Stewart - Girls aggregate trophy, Walter Hanley - Boys runner
up, Jacqueline Turgeon - Girls runner up.
- Soft ball - Office and mill gals assisted by Julie Caron and Darlene
Wilson in their first game bested mens' staff team 16:15. Paul Aarron
pitched for the ladies. The sack dresses worn by the men were improperly
styled - spectators had to stand on their heads to read the advertising of
Cassiar various grades of fibre. And the game was filmed too.
(Now if anyone can locate that film that would be something to see!.
- Farewell - to Ken and Betty Scrimger who moved to Vancouver. To Miss Anne
Shepel who moved to Fort Nelson.
- Hunters Beware! - Just because there are lots of moose down the Cassiar
and Stewart Roads, don't shoot (except with your camera). Don't forget your
fishing licences - Constable Petersen has them at all times.
- Welcome to Barbara McRae, Anne Bennett, Eileen Mueller, and Rene &
- Camping - some staff gals camped at Dease Lake. No pictures were allowed
during swimming. Barb McRae caught the first fish. Nursie took a boat ride
in the wee small hours and caught a 19 # Lake Trout and Walt Schmidt pulled
in a 22 pounder.
- Anniversary - Pat and Dick Stevens celebrated their 6th on June 28th.
- Farewell - Church Board and Catholic Womens League held a dinner for
Father Huybers, O.M.I. who is moving to Mayo. Father P. Poulet, O.M.I. will
be taking over the parish.
- Bear takes a ride - Frank Clarke was confronted with a Brown Bear when
coming donw the Mountain in his jeep.
- Engagements - Pat Watt received her ring from Paul Aarron. Vito Demitri
placed a ring on the hand of Delores Turgeon.
- The Greatest Show on Earth - Cassiar's First Flower Show. Winners of the
many classes: J. Bertram, J. Thornicroft, H. Boose, Ruth Bronson, M. Murray,
Pat Stevens, C. Schorlemer, E. Thirwell, Hilda Voss, Mrs. Iwin, Nettie Hood,
Stella Lewak, E. Berry, H. Lajunen, J. Houston, Erna Daum, Mrs. Beyer, M.
Zohrer & M. Dopson. There was a special class for School Children Only
and consisted of wild local flowers. Winners: Seniors - Wolfgang Beyer,
Keith Bailey & Margaret Merchant; Juniors - Nigel Bailey, Heather-Lynne
Egan & Jackie Turgeon.
- Labour Day Sports - Susan Thirwell and Keith Bailey were award first
prizes for bicycle and tricycle decorations. Some adult event winners are:
Departmental Relay Race - Mill Team: J. Zolnai, R. Konojacki, Steve Sara and
Pillow fight: Pete Alessandrini
Men's 100 yard dash: Bryan Baird, Gerry McKee
Needle & Thread race: Peter Glatzel & Margaret Murray, Andy Sartore
and Rhona McBurney
Sack race: J. Vrokijak, R. Roma
Ladies Nail Drive: Mrs. Rosie Jack, Rena Merrett
Wheelbarrow Race: Rena & Peter Merrett, Pat Stevens & Bryan Baird
Egg Throw Contest: Eve Thirwell & Peter Davies, Mrs. Rosie Jack & E
Vase Game: J. Belle
Rolling Pin Throw: "Dusty" Mellor, Rena Merrett
Three-legged race: Jane Evans & Don Peterson, Marg Murry & Peter
Obstacle Race: Gerry McKee, J. Vrodijak
- Discovery Day - Nursie Pelletier and Barbara Stubbs took in this
- Hospital patients: Mabel Chief, Robert & Ruth Clarey, Erna Roschker,
Henry Vance & Tommy Rahl
- Lila & Bill Corran presented an Electro Cardograph machine to the
- Congratulations to these New Canadians: Joe Cario, Mr. F. Krebs, Mrs. F.
Krebs, Mr. & Mrs. Lauri Meilainen, Fred Muschnig, Giovanni Capola, Vito
Demitri, Donato Demitri, Stefan Sommer, Ignaz Koeberling, Feliciantonio
Picciano, Louis Massin.
- R.C.M.P. changes - Constable Louis Frank Long has replaced Constable Don
Peterson who has gone to get himself tied up to some pretty nurse in Quesnel.
- Births: - Sept. 8, son Walter to Mr. & Mrs. Vittorio Comper.
- Sept. 8, son Harry to Mr. & Mrs. Edward Johnnie
- Sept. 16, daughter May to Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Broadhanger
- Sept. 16, daughter Deborah to Mr. & Mrs. Ira Edzersa.
- Bank Clerk changes: Dennis Krastal transferred to Mayo branch. Replaced by
Rhoda Slaine wife of warehouseman Bill
- What's your address? - All townsite residents now have a street address so
use it when making out-of-town purchases (Simpsons, Eatons, etc.)
- Hospitalized - Edan Passiua, Jerry Sedlak, Tommy Tigert & Marge
- On Holidays - Bill Johnson; Pete Arnell; Jim & Frieda Forbes returned
without Millie or John who are attending St. Ann's Academy and Vancouver
- Mine Operation Ore Haul - finished Sept. 28. Tramline is now being checked
for the 1959 season. Snowfall on the mine and townsite was earlier than
usual. Mine experienced some heavy falls.
- Hunting - Dick Kirwan hit one 1,500 pound moose. Ernie Roschker stopped a
3-year old and Jack Berry managed a 2-year old.
- Office staff - new steno Ann Davison. Barbara Stubbs is leaving.
- Boy Scouts Assoc. New Group Committe Officers: Charlie Bronson, Jack
Berry, Rupert McKenzie, barry Watling, Bill Slaine, Vic Wilson, Denise
Habridge. Assisting are: Mrs. C. W. Hood, Mrs. Vic Wilson, Mrs. McAndrew and
Mrs. J. Forbes.
- Hospitalized - Mrs. Frank Stewart, Maurice Deseteau & Mrs. George
- Births - Oct. 14, son Jari to Mr. & Mrs. George Lajunen.
- Safety - a small party was held for Surface Department and Engineering
Staff for having completed one year without a lost time accident.
- Holidays - Andre, Flo and Jamie Beguin for Mexico. Mr. & Mrs.
Miscowitz are anticipating a Mexican visit.
- Citizenship Court - Winning essays covering Citizenship Court held at
school were written by Wolfgang Beyer and John Murray. Each won $1.50.
- Halloween Masquerade Dance - Winning costumes: C. Scholemer, Mrs. M.
McAndrew, Dolores Turgeon, and for Best Couple: Roger Blanchette &
"Miss" Geoff Parker
- Births - Oct. 26, son Michael to Peter and Pauline Davies.
Oct. 31, son Charles to Dick and Fanny Morris.
- Hospitalized - Marino Favero & Rosemary Stiles.
- New arrivals - Jennifer Mayhew to stenographic dept. and Georgene
Geraldine Gerald, B. Comm. to Accounting.
- Resignations - John Bertram and Bill Rice of Engineering.
- Skiing - Charlie Cobb, John Bertram and Gerry McKee have tried the tow and
hill and find it wonderful. We have had 69 inches of snow as of Nov. 10 (that's
over five feet! - Herb) Max Lackner and Brian Baird have offered
their services to perpetuate skiing in view of John Bertram's departure.
- Cassiar Service Station Destroyed - by fire early Sunday morning. Gas
pumps and power plant survived. Hurry up Bill Rattray and get those pumps
- Bank Manager Archie Campbell is leaving for Crofton on Vancouver Island.
His successor is J. R. N. Nicholson.
- Hospitalized - Sven Eriksen. Mrs. Marlene Ellis and baby went to Vancouver
for a check-up.
- Baptism - Reverend Father Poulet officiated at the baptism and naming of
- School holidays - Due home aare John & Millie Forbes, Ian Murray,
Darlene Wilson, Doug McKenzie & G. Glatzell.
- Have you any old toys? - the children (186 of them) from Lower Post Indian
Residential School have written to ask in any families have toys or clothes
which would make suitable gifts for Santa Claus to deliver.
- Hospitalized - Julie Caron & David Johnny's baby.
- Births - about Nov. 25, in Vancouver, daughter Lael to Dr. W. J.
"Ian" McCall and Meg.
- Santa's Visit - Dec. 19 Santa brought toys for 110 children. Student
performances by Wolfgang Beyer, Division 2, Chris Grayston, Larry Stewart,
Carol McKenzie & John Murray, Division 1. Master of Ceremonies - Walter
Santa drew some tickets too and the winning adults: Betty Hunka, Frank
Kliment, James Brack, Frank Zipser & Bill Houston. Mr. McAndrew and Mrs.
Johnson are to be congratulated on the good showing.
- Winners of turkeys at Turkey "Ringo": Carol McKenzie, Joan
Hanley, Mike Stoppa, Mrs. Osterburg, Theo Glatzell, Karl Honnegar, Ricky
Saunders & Bill Metzlaff.
- Goodbye to Nurse Rolande Pelletier. Mrs. Murray held a dinner and cocktail
party in her home in Rollie's honour. She received many parting gifts.
"Father Drean spoke highly of the work Rollie had done amongst the
Indians and on their behalf expressed sincere thanks."
- Births - Dec. 5, sone Jackie to Bluebell Carlick. Nov. 22 at Good Hope
Lake, daughter Sharon to Bl???ren Davies
- Hospitalized - Kenneth Wilson, Bluebell Carlick, Gaimoco Petrucci, Natale
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