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Bell Island Submarine Miner
February 1956


General Plant News

The Bell Island Branch of Red Cross held meetings in Lance Cove early this month for the purpose of organizing the women of that area for Red Cross activities on Bell Island. It is the intention of the local branch told Home Nursing classes there too.

The Bell Island All-Star hockey 1955 champions of Newfoundland in the "B" division are getting in readiness to defend the championship. Neill AMADIO, player with the Grand Falls Section "A" team last winter, is doing the coaching job here this season. Neill has plenty to do apart from coaching the seniors, he has about 300 Pee Wee Leaguers to look after………..The Buchans Miners Section "A" hockey team visited here this month for an exhibition meet with the local section "B" champions. The visiting miners outscored Bell Island nine goals to five. The game was low in penalties and proved an exciting one for spectators all through, with both teams playing fast, brilliant hockey.

Congratulations to the following employees who celebrated anniversaries during the month of January
Mr. and Mrs. Robert NUGENT, Pensioner, Kelligrews, 56 years on January 5th
Mr. and Mrs. Martin KAVANAGH, 53 years on January 20th
Mr. and Mrs. John GALWAY, Pensioner, 50 years on January 9th
Mr. and Mrs. Abel FILLIER, Pensioner, 51 years on January 1st
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest HIGGINS, 37 years on January 14th
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert HARNEY, 34 years on January 18th
Mr. and Mrs. Fred FITZGERALD, 20 years on January 5th

Hugh CONNORS, Accounting Department, who was on the sick list in January, is now back on the job and feeling fine

Clifford CANTWELL, Personnel Office, was on the sick list is back on the job and feeling better

Patrick LAHEY, who received treatment at St. Clare’s Hospital in January has returned home and is feeling better

Harry WHALEN is home from hospital and improving

Walter BUTLER returned to the General Hospital in January to receive treatment for a leg injury received in a non-plant accident last summer

Pensioner Jim JONES entered the General Hospital for treatment in January. He has returned home and is feeling better

Isaac SLADE is reported to be well on the road to recovery from injuries received in an underground accident in January.

Jerry FORD underwent an operation in hospital at St. John’s in January, he is reported to be feeling fine

Corbett PITTS who received treatment in the Grace Hospital recently is back on the job and feeling better

Willis ROSE has been on the sick list during the past few weeks

Lou ROSE has also been off the job during the past two weeks, receiving treatment for an old injury

Henry KING has not returned to work yet

Congratulations to the following employees who received a visit from the Stork in Jan:
Mr. and Mrs. Steve HAWCO, a son on Jan 1st
Mr. and Mrs. William PENNEY, a son on Jan 7th
Mr. and Mrs. Matt POWERS, a daughter on Jan 28th
Mr. and Mrs. Peter DWYER, a son on Jan 28th

Miss Patricia CULL recently resigned her position with the Company. She came here a little over a year ago to take the position as Secretary to the General Manager. Miss CULL made many friends since coming here and was a very popular member of the Staff at Dominion Wabana Ore Limited. On February 15th she was presented with a gift of silverware, by her female co-workers, at the office.

Congratulations to the following Pensions on the occasion of their birthdays in February
John ANTHONY, 80 on Feb 18th
Joe CRANE, 76 on Feb 1st
J.B. GILLIATT, 76 on Feb 1st
Michael BURKE, 75 on Feb 18th
Thomas FOLEY, 72 on Feb 24th
J.J. CAREW, 69 on Feb 24th
John S. SKANES, 66 on Feb 21st

The Conception Bay North hockey team visited here on February 20th and 21st to meet the Bell Island All-Stars 1955 Champions in the Senior "B" Division, in the quarter semi-finals of the 1956 All-Newfoundland Championship playdowns. The games were played at the Bell Island Arena. In the opening game of the series, the Bell Island team turned back the visitors by a 15-7 score. In the second game which took place on Feb 21st, the Bell Island team walked off with that game outscoring the visitors by 23 to 3. The next game in the playdown will be at the Bell Island Arena on Friday night, February 24th between Bell Island All-Stars and the St. John’s Section "B". A second game will be played in the Stadium at St. John’s on Saturday, February 25th. If a third game is necessary in the best of three series, it will be played on Bell Island. The winners to meet the papertown team from Grand Falls for the Senior "B" Championship.

Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Mrs. Alice DWYER who passed away at her home, Lance Cove, Bell Island on February 4th, in her 85th year.

Sympathy also to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth BARRETT, on the death of their infant son recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives of the following employees who died recently:
William NOSEWORTHY, who passed away at his home, Bell Island on Feb 19th, in his 58th year, following a short illness. Previous to his death he was employed with the Assay Department
Pensioner Ambrose DROVER, who passed away at his home, Spaniard’s Bay on Jan 22nd in his 69th year.

Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives of the following employees, who died recently
Walter FRENCH, who passed away in hospital at St. John's on March 3rd, in his 56th year, after a short illness.
John DOMINAS, Bell Island, who passed away on March 18th, in his 63rd year, after a long illness.


His wide circle of friends, both inside the Corporation and elsewhere, will be glad to learn of Mr. G. A. Bradwell's appointment to the position of Credit Manager as announced recently by Mr. G. C. Broadbent Secretary and Treasurer of Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation, Limited.

Mr. Bradwell formerly held the position of Accountant with Dosco. Mr. Dennis Chopping, formerly of the Internal Audit Department, is appointed to replace him in that position.

The "Submarine Miner." joins their friends and acquaintances in congratulating both on their promotions and in wishing them every success in the future.


"Reprinted courtesy of The Submarine Miner"
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