1948-03-04 Page 2
Dowler President Of Old Timers
RED DEER, March 4-- Fred Dowler was elected president of the Central Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers association at the annual meeting Wednesday afternoon.
George Best, who has been president for the past three years, was elected honorary president. The remainder of the 1948 executive comprises: Mrs. R. B. Welliver, Mrs. Percy Gaetz, John Barwick, with members of the following committees:
Entertainment, Art Goodacre, Alf Heywood and Mrs. George Everitt; grounds committee, George Everitt, W. R. Edgar and William Hazlett; membership, J. W. Christian, W. J. Wilson and Gordon Payne; sick and visiting, Mr. Dowler and Rev. G. W. Lang.
SOME 275 MEMBERS of the organization sat down to a supper banquet of elk meat, which was served by the ladies of the Royal Purple, in the new Elks Hall.
J. W. Bannerman of Edmonton, a former government land agent in this area, spoke of the pioneer days in this community.
The following old timers who have reached the age of 75 were presented with life memberships in the organization: W. J. Douglas of Penhold, Roger Pierce of Pine Lake, Hugh McDougall of Calgary, and D. G. Horn, Charles Ansett, William Farnell, William Ellenwood, Minnie Snider, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Pye, Paul Wilson and S. S. Nichols.
Extracted by J. Kynman 2015-10-11