25 YEARS AGO
• ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE — A 12-year old Edmonton boy was rescued by helicopter Sunday after tumbling 75 metres down a slope at Crescent Falls about 15 km west of Nordegg. Bill Chen suffered a broken arm and was taken to a Calgary Foothills Hospital by air ambulance. A hospital official said today the youth was in good condition.
• ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE – The province wants to find a private operator for campgrounds at Crimson Lake Provincial Park near here. The Department of Recreation and Parks has called for tenders on campgrounds at Crimson Lake and two other provincial parts at Wabamun, 31 km southwest of Stony Plain, and Carson-Pegasus, 18 km north of Whitecourt. The pilot project will sturdy turning outdoor areas at 62 provincial parks and more than 100 other recreation areas over to private operators.
50 YEARS AGO
• Three valuable parcels of downtown property are in the process of changing hands to facilitate major expansion programs for two large and long-established business firms in the city. In the property transactions, North West Motors (Red Deer) Ltd. And its associated companies — all owned outright by Ald. F. B. Moore and his sons — are selling all their adjoining real estate between Gaetz Avenue and 51st Avenue to F. M. Hayhoe Plumbing and Heating (Red Deer). Ald. Moore announced to The Advocate today that these properties, which now accommodate the various phases of the family automobile business, are under agreements for sale in which the final options are to be taken up at the middle of April. Confirming the agreements for sale, Hayhoe President R. W. Drury told The Advocate his company was anxiously waiting for the time when it could obtain the use of additional properties. Mr. Drury added that the Hayhoe Company, now in its 42nd year of business here, is employing a staff of 83 workers “and the need for more space is pressing.”
• Red Deer city’s RCMP staff was increased by four men beginning April 1. There are now 24 men staffing the RCMP city detail, and a three-wheel traffic motor vehicle has been put into service. Red Deer’s RCMP highway patrol was increased from eight to 10 men, also effective April 1, while the district detachment office remains at a strength of eight men.
90 YEARS AGO
• The attendance at the Tuesday night gym club classes had not been up to the mark the last week or two. If these classes are to be continued, there will have to be more interest shown and more regular attendance. The apparatus has been repaired and is now in first-class shape. If you want to feel fit, or get ready for golf, gardening or clean-up, come along to the Tuesday night class.
• The plan to form Red Deer city into a Municipal Hospital District in alliance with the Provincial system was endorsed by the voters on Wednesday by the overwhelmingly favourable vote of 351 to 13. The special committee of the Board of Trade, with Mr. Howlett as chairman, gave valuable assistance in getting out the vote, and Ald. Smith chairman of the Hospital Board, had charge of a short campaign in favor of the Act. Mr. A. K. Whiston, Edmonton, supervisor of Municipal Hospitals, came down to address a public meeting on Thursday evening in which the Municipal Hospital system was fully explained, and the advantages to be delivered from it. This is the fifteenth Municipal Hospital district to be formed in Alberta.