Yesteryear

50 YEARS AGO:

May 17, 1969

At a meeting of the Altoona YMCA board of directors, David W. Greene of Charlestown, W.Va. was hired as the new Y director of physical education, and new automatic bowling alleys were approved at a cost of $38,000 with a $5 memberships fee and 50 cents a game to bowl to pay off the loan over 10 years. The current lanes were reported to be worn out and needed “pin boys” to set up the bowling pins after each roll of the ball.

25 YEARS AGO:

May 17, 1994

The State Department of Health approved a $500,000 inpatient mental health services unit for senior citizens with 14 beds. The state said that at least eight of every 1,000 people over 65 required inpatient mental health services annually.

10 YEARS AGO:

May 17, 2009

Bruno DeGol, 86, Tyrone, died May 14. He was the founder of the DeGol Companies that included DeGol Lumber, Seven D Wholesale, DeGol Carpet and Scotch Valley County Club, founded the Bruno & Lena DeGol Family Foundation that made generous donations to many charities and institutions including St. Francis College where he held a doctorate of humane letters, was in the Blair and Cambria counties Business Halls of Fame and was a decorated veteran of World War II.

–Compiled by Tim Doyle

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