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Bell Island Submarine Miner
April 1958

 

General Plant News

Unlike 12 months ago, the weather throughout the month of April was Springlike, even though, at times it was cool. For the most part the temperatures were up to a comfortable degree and employees who do part time farming had the opportunity of getting an earlier start than in previous years.

The Arctic ice-barrier which proved such an inconvenience to residents of Bell Island in previous years, did not enter Conception Bay this year and the ferry service between Bell Island and Portugal Cove operated without interruption.

News from employees on the sick list:

Pat KENNEDY, at the Grace hospital, St. John's doing as well as can be expected.

Roger BLACKMORE, received treatment at the General hospital, St. John's has returned home and reported to be feeling fine.

Ted GAUN, receiving treatment at the Orthopaedic hospital, St. John's, reported to be improving.

Pensioner Mike SWEENEY, receiving treatment at the Orthopaedic hospital, St. John's reported to be feeling better.

Former Bell Island, Tom FTIZPATRICK, who has been receiving treatment at the General Hospital, St. John's for the past several months, is reported to be showing improvement.

Herbert HARNEY, receiving treatment at the Grace hospital.

Gordon DROVER, entered hospital in St. John's, for an operation.

Peter HAMMOND, Lance Cove, Bell Island, home from hospital feeling fine.

Mac SHEPPARD who received treatment at the Grace Hospital, St. John's has returned home and is back on the job.

Allan HART, entered hospital at St. John's as the result of an injury received in a motor accident.

William BARTLETT, who has been on the sick list for several weeks, is feeling better.

Ray HARVEY has returned home from the Grace hospital and is feeling fine.

Mike FITZPATRICK is home from hospital at St. Johns' and is back on the job.

Cyril CAHILL, 13 years old, was treated for an injury received when he was hit in the face by a baseball bat wile getting in some early April practice. The injuries were not serious.

Winston, 7 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nat SMITH, was knocked down by a motor a vehicle, recently, but was not seriously injured.

Deepest sympathy is extended to the relatives of the following people, who died recently:
Mrs. Mary POWER, who passed away at the home of her son Thomas, The Green, Bell Island, on April 3rd, in her 90th year.
Elizabeth MURPHY, Mercer St., Bell Island, who passed away at a St. John's hospital on April 4th, in her 8th year.
David FITZPATRICK, West Mines, Bell Island, who was accidentally electrocuted on April 30th, in his 16th year.
James MURPHY, Mercer St., Bell Island who passed away at hospital in St. John's, on April 26th, in his 30th year.
Mrs. Theresa GRANT, who passed away at Sydney, Nova Scotia, on Mar. 25th, in her 75th year.

Congratulations to the following employees, on the occasion of their Wedding Anniversaries during March.
Mr. and Mrs. John YETMAN, 44 years married on the 24th Mr. and Mrs. Richard IVANY, 37 years married on the 17th Mr. and Mrs. Sam NOLAN, 9 years married on the 17th.

Approximately four hundred Bell Island school children attended the Kiwanis Music Festival, which was held at St. John's, Nfld, during the month of April.

The Bell Island Minor League hockey finals were played at the Bartlett Memorial Arena earlier this month. Competition was keen in all three divisions.

In the Pee-Wee series, Leafs stopped Rangers, to take the hockey crown in that division, by a 2-0 score.

In the Bantam division, the Union and the Lions teams fought a stiff battle, the result of which was not sure until the gong sounded to end the game. The scoreboard showed a 3-2 win for the Union team.

In the Midget class Rangers went all out, to register a 4-1 win over Canadiens.

In the high School hockey series here this winter, only two teams competed - St. Kevin's school and St. Boniface Regional High School.

The series was keenly contested by both teams, with ST. KEVIN'S winning the championship by a 5-2 score, in the final game.


Perfect attendance records from July to December 1957

 

 
Edward NICHOLLE Richard TUCKER William CUMMINGS
Bert BRAZIL Henry TUCKER William BYRNE
Henry PEDDLE James BENNETT James EDMUNDS
Brian DOWNEY Philip O'KEEFE John FRENCH
Peter KENT Hurbert HOOKEY Hurbert CHURCHILL
Hubert HANN Eric BURSEY Nathan CRANE
Patrick MURPHY Louis COSTELLO Gordon FRENCH
Frank SPENCER George HAMMOND Aldo ZAMBALDI
Robert LANE Cornelius POWER Alphonsus SWEENEY
Daniel DWYER Benjamin SKANES John NORMORE
Albert HAWCO Robert SMITH Cecil BISHOP
Patrick HEARN Gordon FITZPATRICK Edward FEWER
Peter COSTELLO Herbert LAURIE H. KING
Merrill HEDD William POWER Michael KELLY
John CONNORS Richard STOYLES Patrick DOHERTY
Harvey PARSONS Peter FOWLER Gerald REID
William CONNORS Michael FITZPATRICK James REID
Clarence PICCO Stewart REES Benedict BURKE
John PARSONS  
Mechanical and Electrical
Harold REES Walter MARTIN Stephen HUNT
Wilson GRAY Edward REES Ronald DICKS
Charles RATSFORD Wallace VOKEY Harold PENNEY
James BROWN Charles VOKEY Fred VOKEY
William HAMMOND Charles HEALEY Richard IVANY
Douglas PERRY Rivlyn KENNEDY Cecil REES
John BYRNE Lemonie BISHOP Thomas TOBIN
Vincent MURPHY Jerry FORD William POWER
Michael BOLAND Gregory METCALFE James JACKMAN
Gerald SHEPPARD Gordon HIGHMORE Frank PARSONS
Harry STONE Ronald KAVANAGH Walter BUTLER
Patrick NEARY Patrick FOWLER Edward MURPHY
George KELLY Con MURRIN
(This is my dad, I was at the MOST
3 mths old at this time - he didn't even
miss ONE days work when I was born
- which was on a Sunday morning
.
Kevin HAMMOND
Wesley NICHOLES James JANES Ben BLACKMORE
Wentfield PARSONS Gordon SHEPPARD Leo MURPHY
Michael MURPHY Richard DOBBIN George PEDDLE
William ASH Clarence ATKINS Richard SUTTON
Ronald MURPHY Roland ATKINS John PICCO
Joseph GOSSE John REES Alex MARTIN
William VAN KOUGHNET Daniel STOYLES Edward KENT
Peter STOYLES Walter REES Thomas POWER
Arthur PARSONS Walter EZEKIEL Herbert GOSSE
Thomas REES Clayton WHELAN 

 

Inter School Ice Meet

Eight Bell Island schools took part in the second annual ice meet at the Bartlett Memorial Arena on Saturday, March 29th.

R.R. COSTIGAN addressed the gathering before declaring the meet open.

Mr. COSTIGAN told the skaters about sportsmanship. Win, lose or draw, he said, be good sports anyway. He praised coach Joe BYRNE for the excellent work he has done since coming to Bell Island to improve the skating ability of local children.

Both Immaculate Conception Convent and St. Kevin's Boys' School successfully defended the championship won last year.

The Dr. EGAN (this is the Dr. who delivered me) trophy for boys was won by St. Kevin's. The trophy was presented to the school Principal Kevin BARRY by Tom KENT.

The girls' trophy donated by the Sherbrook Woodcraft Products was won by the Immaculate Conception Academy and was presented to Sheila KING by Mr. KENT.

Jim FLYNN and Jim STONE acted as judges for the meet.

In girls relay race the Immaculate Conception team, Cecilia NOFTALL, Marie FITZGERALD and Sheila KING placed first, with the St. Boniface Regional High School taking second place. The Regional team members were Louise HARVEY, Kevin HAMMOND and ??? LUFFMAN.

 

"Reprinted courtesy of The Submarine Miner"
A publication for the employees of the Dominion Wabana Ore Limited.
Any monetary or commercial gain from using this material is
strictly prohibited and subject to legal action.

 

 

Page Contributed by: Coleen Murrin-Norcott-Pieczewski

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (September 23, 2003)

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