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Bell Island Submarine Miner
General Plant News
Congratulations to the following employees, on the occasion of their wedding anniversaries in April:
Congratulations to the following pensioners on the occasion of their
Deepest sympathy is extended to the relatives of the following people who recently died:
Sympathy is also extended to Mr. and Mrs. George HUTCHINGS, Dominion No. 1, Bell Island, on the death of their daughter, who passed away recently, in her 12th
Congratulations to the following employees who were visited by the stork in
The following engagements have been announcned:
Ray CLEMENTS and George REES, teenagers from Lance Cove, Bell Island, were marooned on Kelly’s Island for two days recently.
The two boys, who were lobster fishing in the area, were unable to return from the island in their small boat, because of heavy northeast winds. They were rescued by the Company’s pilot yacht in charge of Captain James BUNGAY and Chief Pilot Captain George YARN and were none the worse for the experience.
The three men, Vincent McGRATH, John McGRATH and Bill RYAN, all from Dominion No. 1, Bell Island, who were reported missing on Tuesday evening when they failed to return from a boating trip in Conception Bay, turned up safely Wednesday morning.
The trio who had put out from Freshwater Cove, East End, Tuesday morning, in a 10 ft flat bottom boat, were far out in Conception Bay, when a thick blanket of fog suddenly covered Conception Bay. Realizing that they might have difficulty in returning to Bell Island, the men found the way to Bauline where they put up for the night.
No communication was received from them during the night and fears for their safety were felt by relatives here.
The following employees in the Electrical Department were accident free during the year 1957
|William KENT||Norman PARSONS|
|John KENT||Michael STOYLES|
|James SNOW||William HAMMOND|
|William Van KLOUGHNET||Daniel MURPHY|
|Gordon SKANES||James FITZPATRICK|
|Malcolm RIDEOUT||William CONWAY|
|William CONWAY||William STONE|
|Edward KENT||James KENNEDY|
|Michael REID||Peter STOYLES|
|John LAHEY||John KENT|
|Ted KENT||Augustus CONNORS|
|William O’BRIEN||John FRENCH|
|William BURK||John HAMMOND|
|Esau PARSONS||Walter REES|
|Thomas POWER||Arthur PARSONS|
|Patrick KENT||Peter HAMMOND|
|Walter EZEKIEL||Daniel DWYER|
|Herbert GOSSE||Melvin BURSEY|
|William REID||Thomas REES|
|Patrick HAMMOND||Leonard HUGHES|
|James FARRELL||Graham JANES|
|Charles MORGAN||Ignatius JACKMAN|
|John JACKMAN||Clayton WHALEN|
|Joseph KENT||Mark YETMAN|
The following employees (Blasters) in No. 3 Slope were accident free during the year 1957
|Arthur PENNEY||Arthur COLE|
|Willis ROSE||James PURCELL|
|Patrick W. SKANES||Isaac KING|
|Thomas ROSE||James KEELS|
|Llewellyn BICKFORD||James FOWLER|
|George REES||Raymond LeDREW|
|Fred KEARLEY||Patrick POWER|
|Kevin STONE||Richard SWAIN|
The following employees in No. 3 Main Slope were accident free during the year 1947
|Ralph LAHEY||Thomas RYAN|
|Augustus HAWCO||William HYNES|
|Garfield HIGGINS||Adrian CLARKE|
|Gordon FRENCH||Wendell CLEMENTS|
|Eilas REES||Douglas REID|
|Thomas COLE||Walter LEWIS|
|Nath. BATTEN||William NORMORE|
|Malcolm PITTS||Walter POWER|
The following track crew in No. 4 Slope were accident free during the year 1957
|Patrick O’TOOLE||Leo PEDDLE|
|Michael BROWN||Alfred ADAMS|
|Maxwell RYAN||Patrick BYRNE|
|Robert ST. JOHN||Edward DUGGAN|
|William MERCER||James KELLOWAY|
|Alex. McDONALD||John McLEAN|
New Baseball Park Community Project
Bell Island is to have a new ballpark, work on its construction started on May 10th. The new ballpark is a community project.
Equipment for grading and filling the area is loaned by Dominion Wabana Ore Division, Enterprise Construction Company, M.A. ROSE and the Department of Highways.
Each weekend, since the project got underway, the following Bell Island citizens have donated their time and skill to operate equipment in this worthy community project: Richard PENNEY, Pat EZEKIEL, William CAHILL, Gerald NORMORE, Brendan PERLE, Lou CAHILL, Levi WHELAN and Fred TUCKER.
The Works manager, Mr. V.J. SOUTHEY and Services Manager, Mr. P.T. MURPHY, who is a former Bell Island athlete, were on hand to see the new ballpark get under way.
The Superintendent of No. 4 Slope, Roy PADDON, a comparative newcomer to this community, was also on hand for the start of the project and has been present each weekend to give active support to the effort.
Bell Island possesses a first class cinder track, but a ballpark has been one of the outstanding sport needs here during recent years.
The new ballpark is a notable undertaking. It will be approximately 400 sq ft. and it is hoped that a means can be found to raise the necessary money to surround the area with a suitable fence and to install grandstands in the near future.
The baseball committee, which started through a Sports Commission that was organized here last year is responsible for getting the project underway and it is hoped that they get the full support of every citizen in this community.
"Reprinted courtesy of The Submarine Miner"
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