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Bell Island Submarine Miner
General Plant News
The following students have returned to Bell Island and have secured
employment with the Company during their holidays:
Felicitations are extended to the following Pensioners who celebrated birthdays during May:
We regret to report that Stan JACKMAN and Henry KING were admitted to hospital in St. Johnís during May because of injuries received in underground mining accidents. Their many friends will be pleased to know that on going to Press, latest reports indicate that both employees are well on the road to complete recovery.
Edward SHAW, No. 3 Slope, who was off the job because of illness, entered the Grace Hospital in St. Johnís during May for treatment, has now returned to his job and is feeling fine.
Congratulations are extended to Pensioner:
Congratulations to the following employees who celebrated marriage anniversaries during the month of May
In spite of low visibility caused by fog and drizzle, the Stork was airborne during the month of May
Gerald CONNORS, Dominion Pier, stalwart defenceman with the Bell Island Senior "B" hockey team, was voted the teamís most valuable player in the Eastern and all Newfoundland play offs during the past winter. A trophy for that distinction was donated by the Bell Island Lionsí Club.
Miss Jean SELLARS, formerly of the Accounting Department was recently appointed Stenographer with the Engineering Department
Gerald KAVANAGH, formerly clerk a No. 3 Slope, is now with the Engineering Department
Leo COLE, formerly employed in No. 3 Slope is now employed as draftsman with the Engineering Department
Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives of the following
Bell Island people who passed away during the month of May
Congratulations to Arthur CUMMINGS, No. 4 Slope, who was married on May 28th. We wish him and Mrs. CUMMINGS many years of happiness together.
It is with regret that we record the sudden passing of Toby SALO. Mr. SALO was Construction Foreman with Fraser Brace Company and spent from June to November of 1953 at Wabana, supervising construction of the Companyís Warehouse and the dynamite magazines.
Congratulations are extended to Gerald CONNORS, Dominion Pier, who was married on May 28th.
The Shipping season got away to a late start on May 8th because of the ice conditions which held the Swedish ore carriers M.S. "Rautas" and "Sarek" immovable on the anchorage near Little Bell Island, where they had arrived on April 30th, when the ice slacked off the coast for a few hours. The S.S. "Arthur Cross" and a number of foreign ships were also held waiting off the coast for several days. Since the opening however, there has been a steady flow of shipping to and from this port and the shipping crews at Scotia Pier have been kept busy since the opening date. Many of the ore carriers which have visited Bell Island this season are newcomers, but some of those well known in local shipping circles are also back in the trade. The 16,500 ton British Motor Ship "River Afton" in command of Captain J.P. JOHNSON, which moved over 170,000 tons of Wabana ore to the foreign markets in 1954, has already taken three cargoes across the ocean since shipping began on May 8th.
The British S.S. "Zinnia" Captain IRVINE, has also arrived back for another season in the local ore trade. In May, the "Zinnia" was diverted to another port when ice conditions prevented entry into Conception Bay upon arrival of the Newfoundland Coast. Crew members of "Zinnia" received copies of the SUBMARINE MINER during the months they were away from the local trade and were to a great extent kept up to date on activity in this community during the winter.
The veteran Dutch ore carried S.S. "Stad Vlaardingen" Captain P. De HERR also returned to the ore trade here during recent weeks. The "Stad Vlaardingen" with Captain De HERR, has been taking ore cargoes from Wabana since 1925, except for a period during the second world war.
** In June 1954, the first issue of the "Submarine Miner" appeared
Robert Davis, Senior employee in the Engineering Department. "Bob" as he is familiarly known amongst his co-workers, was born at Harbour Grace in 1891 and began work with this Company in 1906 and has been employed here since that time.
Sincere sympathy is expressed to the bereaved relatives of the following employees who died recently: -
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