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Bell Island Submarine Miner
General Plant News
The following employees celebrated Wedding Anniversaries recently:
Congratulations to the following employees who were married recently:
New Canadian Legion Memorial Building Officially Opened
The new Canadian Legion Memorial building was officially opened on Monday, Nov 10th, with an impressive ceremony which was attended by a number of out of town and Bell Island guests, as well as members of the Bell Island Branch of the Canadian Legion; and their wives or lady friends.
Sir Leonard OUTERBRIDGE, Patron of the Canadian Legion in Newfoundland, cut the ribbon to declare the new building officially open, while a two-minute silence was observed in memory of those Bell Islanders who gave their lives in the cause of freedom, in two world wars and the Korea conflict.
Previous to declaring the new Memorial building officially open, Sir Leonard addressed the gathering briefly but impressively. He praised the Legionaires for the fine work done in providing such an exceptionally fine Club. He also had praise for those who had provided the old building, which had served the community for a number of years.
Lady OUTERBRIDGE accompanied her husband to Bell Island and was present at the ceremony. Her Ladyship was presented with a bouquet by the Canadian Legion Women’s Auxiliary. The Presentation was made by Mrs. Harold S. BUTLER.
The following are the Legion officers:
A Safe and merry Christmas
As everyone prepares to enjoy the festive season, let’s do all in our power to ensure it is a merry one. Safe practices in our homes as well as on the job are good common sense.
Keep the base of your Christmas tree in water to help keep it fresh. Take it down before the needles start to fall.
Put the tree in a cool part of the house, away from the radiator, television set, or fireplace.
Use fireproof ornaments of metal or glass. Never use paper decorations.
Check lights for frayed cords, bad sockets, loose connections. Don’t put too many strings on one outlet. Never use candles on a tree.
Turn off the tree lights when leaving the house
Don’t let waste paper accumulate dispose of it as soon as it is discarded.
A Safe and Merry Christmas to Everyone
Thirty-five new members enrolled in the 40 year club and 12 in the 25 year club
Employees of Dominion Wabana Ore Division with 40 years service or more and those with 25 years and less than 40 years, were guests of the Company at a social held in the C.L.B. Armoury on November 18th.
Certificates were presented to the new members by Mr. V.J. SOUTHEY and pins were presented by Mr. H.S. HASLAM, General Superintendent.
Previous to making the presentation, Mr. SOUTHEY addressed the gathering, he welcomed the new members.
Mr. A.C. PATTERSON, Superintendent of Public Relations Dosco, Montreal, visited here for the occasion. Mr. PATTERSON addressed the gathering he brought greetings from Mr. A.L. FAIRLEY, the executive vice-president of Dosco.
The members enjoyed a social evening. Entertainment was provided by Ernie LINDELL Show, following which, refreshments were served.
|40 Year Club – 1958|
|3 Michael FUREY||121 William ROSE|
|2312 John NOSEWORTHY||276 Louis HANN|
|632 Robert JARVIS||1099 Albert ATKINS|
|1101 Peter POWER||1454 William SOMERTON|
|1487 John DEAN||1493 James COUSINS|
|1506 John MUGFORD||1543 John Sweeney|
|1575 Thomas MUGFORD||1582 Harold MILLER|
|1666 Richard WALSH||1681 Elias WARREN|
|1787 William CRAIG||1831 Allan HEDD|
|2012 Edward REES||2415 Michael MOORE|
|2433 Patrick SWEENEY||2539 Kenneth HEDD|
|2802 Cornelius POWER||3509 William FUREY|
|4326 Thomas J. DWYER||Weekly – Adrian REES|
|Weekly – Bert RIDEOUT||Salary – Stan CRAIG|
|Salary – Fred Hammond||Salary – Jacob NOSEWORTHY|
|Salary – Leo O’BRIEN||Salary – Ron SULLIVAN|
|Salary – Ambrose STOYLES||Weekly – Duncan HIGGINS|
|Additions – 25 year Club|
|68 Robert LOCKE||1416 Patrick DWYER|
|1668 Frank ADAMS||2011 Wilson GRAY|
|Salary – William REES||3507 Henry NOSEWORTHY|
|169 Llewellyn BICKFORD||Salary – John CONNORS|
|Salary J.J. MURPHY||176 William SKANES|
|297 Edward SHEPPARD||3027 Walter COSTELLO|
Mr. Peter PITTS returned from Boston Friday where he had been with his son Corbett since he underwent a major operation at New England Baptist Hospital, Oct 31st. This was Corbett’s fifth operation for the same trouble and his ninth trip to the United States for treatment. Corbett’s many friends will be pleased to learn that he is coming along remarkably well and expects to be home soon.
The Bell Island Lions Club held their regular meeting on Tuesday night. It was the first to be held in the new Canadian Legion Memorial building which was officially opened November 10th by Sir Leonard OUTERBRIDGE. There was a full attendance of members with Lion President Jack KENT in the chair.
The guest speaker was Mr. Ken Donald, Chief Geologist, Dosco, Dominion Wabana Ore Division. Mr. DONALD spoke on mining operations of Port Randium, Northwest Territories and also showed a number of interesting slides. He was introduced by Frank SQUIRE, and thanked by John GOVER.
Greetings are extended to the following pensioners on their birthdays in December.
Captain P. DE HEER, veteran of the Wabana iron ore trade, visited here in November, in command of the Dutch ore freighter M.V. "Stad Gouda."
Captain DE HEER first came to Wabana in 1922 and since 1925 has been Captain of Dutch ore freighters engaged in the ore trade between Bell Island and European ports.
While in port Captain DE HEER requested the "Submarine Miner" to extend Christmas and New Year Greetings to all his friends in Wabana and to thank the officials of Dominion Wabana Ore Division, especially in the Shipping Department, for their co-operation.
Previous to taking command of the new M.V. "Stad Gouda", Captain DE HEER, commanded the Dutch freighter "Stad Vlaardingen" for over thirty years.
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