25 YEARS AGO
• City council has decided to tackle mosquitoes the healthy way. It voted Tuesday to ask Alberta Environment for money to study an environmentally-safe action plan that could be in place next summer. Some of the natural methods suggested to curb mosquitoes include adding other insects to breeding areas that will eat them; increasing houses throughout the city for birds and bats, also fond of a mosquito diet; and draining ditches and ponds.
• City stockbrokers hope to receive extra Alberta government savings bonds after most companies sold out the first day. Local residents — lured by an 8½ per-cent interest rate and the safety of bonds secured by the Alberta government — began buying the bonds when they went on sale Tuesday. The provincial government hopes to raise $50 million through the sale of the bonds for building projects at universities, hospitals and nursing homes.
50 YEARS AGO
• Nearly 100 delegates attending the eight annual provincial conference of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Alberta ended their three day parley here Monday afternoon acclaiming it as an outstanding success.
The conference adopted a number of resolutions concerning a study of penal institutions, justice procedures as they pertain to female offenders, and the urgency of studying employment conditions affecting women workers.
At one of the commission sessions worthwhile reports were given concerning women’s rights, such as owning property, education, inheritance of property and political freedom.
Planning Group Approves 130 New City Building Lots
• Approval for five land subdivisions within the city of Red Deer which will provide some 130 new building lots in Mountview, west Park and North Red Deer was given at the monthly meeting Tuesday of the red Deer District Planning Commission. On recommendation of the subdivision committee, the commission authorized a subdivision on 43 Ave, south, the present “Chinese Gardens” are, which will create 71 residential lots.
90 YEARS AGO
• Munro & Baines have installed some new, up-to-date machinery for cleaning suits, ladies coats, skirts, dresses, and other wearing apparel.
The washer is so constructed that it will do the work much more thoroughly and with less wear and tear to the goods than could possibly be the case by the old method.
A dryer constructed on the centrifugal system similar to a cream separator, will remove practically all dampness in an incredibly short time. With this equipment, the firm will be able to do a great deal of work that it has been necessary to send to Calgary or elsewhere up to this time. The service will be greatly appreciated by the public.
• At the convocation exercises of the University of Alberta at Edmonton on Friday, Miss Leone McGregor of Red Deer was awarded the high honor of the scholarship in third year anatomy, six-year medal course.
Mr. Harold R. Thornton and Mr. J.R. Gaetz received their degrees in Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.
Mr. Lorne Good, Didsbury, a pupil of the Red Deer High School, was admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Arts with first rank honors in chemistry.
Ford Tallman and Merritt Braton passed their years in Ed. W. S. Kane, BA Edmonton, formerly of Red Deer, was made L.L.B.