24 Sep 1906
Members of Alberta Press Association Visit Us After Convention
Twenty strong a contingent of the Alberta Press association struck Calgary on Saturday afternoon on their return from the convention at Medicine Hat. Conspicuous among the "bunch" were President Simpson of Cranbrook and Vice-President Elton from the Mormon country. They met with certain experiences at the Hat which prompted them to try Calgary's hospitality. The party was met at the train by the local pressmen and The Herald had a string of automobiles waiting, into which the visitors were loaded and given a wild ride over the hills south of the city. Coming back they were loud in their praises of the magnificent view of the city from the vicinity of the sanitarium. After driving through some of the principal avenues they were taken through the manufacturing and wholesale districts making short stops at The Herald and the brewery. They wound up at the Alberta at 6.30 and before dispersing for their trains the whole party lined up and gave three lusty cheers for Calgary.
The party included the following: John A. Carswell, News, Red Deer; A. L. Smith, Star, Golden; W. Alexander, Calgary Herald correspondent, Banff; E. H. Hagell, News, Lethbridge; F. E. Simpson and Mrs. Simpson, Herald, Cranbrook; F. J. McKeown and Mrs. McKeown, Herald, Calgary; D. V. Mott, Ledger, Fernie; L. R. Hodson, Review, Okotoks; E. J. Fream, Province, Innisfail; W. A. Buchanan, Herald, Lethbridge; Capt. Thomas, Mall, Camrose; D. H. Elton, Star, Cardston; W. J. Hunter, Reporter, Fort Saskatchewan; F. H. Schooley, Advertiser, Lacombe.
Calgary, Nov. 29, 1906.
Extracted by J. Kynman 2010-03-22