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Bell Island Submarine Miner
July 1958


General Plant News

Congratulations to the following employees on the occasion of their wedding anniversaries.
Mr. and Mrs. Stan COBB, 32 years on May 24th
Mr. and Mrs. Max STARES, 30 years on June 20th
Mr. and Mrs. William EZEKIEL, 22 years on June 1st
Mr. and Mrs. Edward DUGGAN, 21 years on June 1st
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis REES, 17 years on June 12th
Mr. and Mrs. Arch DROVER, 13 years on June 26th
Mr. and Mrs. Aiden POWER, 8 years on June 10th
Mr. and Mrs. Ray LITTLEJOHN, 8 years on June 1st
Mr. and Mrs. George PEDDLE, 13 years on June 20th

The following employees were visited by the stork recently:
Roy PADDON, twin boys
Gerald NOLAN, a daughter
Jack KAVANAGH, a son
Dan DWYER, a daughter
Pat WHITE, a daughter
Doug HUSSEY, a son
Eddy O’BRIEN, a daughter

Deepest sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. George JONES, West Mines, Bell Island on the death of their 12 year old son, Robert, who was accidentally drowned, while swimming on July 10th.

On the sick list
Joe HAWCO, No. 4 Slope, in hospital
Edward ELEMENTS, No. 4 Slope is still confined to his home through illness
Michael HICKEY, No. 4 Slope, entered hospital at St. John’s recently for treatment
Diane, 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed O’QUINN, Lance Cove, Bell Island, had both legs fractured when hit by a motor vehicle recently. She is reported improving at the General Hospital.
Thomas FITZPATRICK, a former Bell Islander, now residing at St. John’s is still receiving treatment at the General Hospital
Kevin, four old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter HAWCO, Bell Island, is receiving treatment at the Grace Hospital
Peter, seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter NOLAN, Wabana, is receiving treatment at St. Clare’s
Michael, eleven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John MURPHY, No. 1 East, entered hospital at St. John’s recently for treatment.

Philip FITZGERALD, Jr., left Monday, June 30th, to enter Santa Maria Novitate, West Park, New York, where he will begin studies for the Christian Brothers’ teaching profession.

Philip received his early education at St. Edward’s Academy, the Front, Bell Islnd, and St. Kevin’s Boys’ School, Wabana, later graduating from St. Bonaventure’s College, St. John’s. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip FITZGERALD, the Front Bell Island.

Keenly interested in sport, he excelled in hockey, with both St. Kevin’s and St. Bons hockey teams.

To his academic qualifications, "Phil" unites a pleasing personality, that should prove an asset in his chosen profession.

Mr. and Mrs. James BYRNE, of Lance Cove, Bell Island, are receiving the congratulations of their many friends on the attainment of the 54th anniversary of their wedding which they celebrated Thursday, June 26th. Mr. and Mrs. BYRNE were married at the R.C. Church, Harbour Main, C.B., by Rev. Father Patrick O’DONALD.

Mr. BYRNE was an employee of the Steel Company for over half a century and was retired on pension about 9 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. BYRNE are the parents of 11 children, 10 of who reside on the Island. Another son, Gerald, paid the Supreme Sacrifice while serving in the Royal Navy in World War II.

Fifteen-year-old Kenneth GEORGE, a former pupil of St. Stephen’s School, Bell Island, now attending St. Boniface High School, was officially presented with the Meritorious Life-saving Certificate of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, by Premier SMALLWOOD, during the official opening of St. Boniface Regional High School recently.

The life saving incident occurred on July 29, 1957, when Helen HURLEY 13, of Freshwater, Bell Island fell of the "West Dam" and was rescued – not breathing – by some boys who were present at the time.

Kenneth GEORGE was ready for such an emergency. He had learned artificial respiration during St. John Ambulance "Save-a-Life" Week when it had been taught by his school by First Aid Instructor Roy REES – Safety Inspector, Dominion Wabana Ore. Kenneth immediately started the Holger-Nielsen Method of Artificial Respiration. Kenneth restored Helen’s breathing.

Premier SMALLWOOD congratulated the "young Bell Island hero" on receiving the award as did also many of the dignitaries present for the school opening ceremonies, including His Lordship, Bishop MEADEN, Venerable Archdeacon LEGGE, Rev. T.E. SMITH and Major E.A. GREEN, who officially represented the President of the St. John Council of Newfoundland at the presentation.

Sixty-four Boys’ Club members leave for two weeks camping today. Through the kindness of the Kinsmen Club of St. John’s, Bell Island boys are able to have the use of a wonderful camp.

Kiwanis members of Bell Island have offered to arrange transportation on Monday morning from the Boys’ Club to the Beach. The boys will be transported from Portugal Cove to camp by a bus of United Bus Company.

Visiting day at camp is Sunday, July 13th, and it is expected that many campers parents will come to camp from Bell Island for the day.

Camp Director is E.A. COTTON and his assistant is Malcolm HIGHMORE, Senior Counsellors at camp will be Gerald NORMORE, Leo FOWLER and Thomas POWER. Hut captains will be appointed on arrival at camp.

We regret that the camp holds only 64 campers and for this reason we had to disappoint a large number who wanted to attend. The Boys’ Club had to work on a first come, first served basis.

Parents of campers will be able to learn of the progress of camp through Dosco News Bulletin and other broadcasts.

Mr. Robert NUGENT of Kelligrews, C.B., celebrated his 87th birthday July 5th. Mr. NUGENT is a retired pensioner of Dominion Wabana Ore having worked here with the Mining Company for over half a century, many years of which was engaged as a general foreman around the surface mines. Still hale and hearty, Mr. NUGENT visits here often.


"Reprinted courtesy of The Submarine Miner"
A publication for the employees of the Dominion Wabana Ore Limited.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (September 23, 2003)

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