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Bell Island Submarine Miner
May 1958

   
General Plant News

Congratulations to the following employees, on the occasion of their wedding anniversaries in April:
Mr. and Mrs. Leo FOWLER, 23 years on Apr 22nd
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon PHELAN, 20 years on Apr 18th
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald REES, 2 years on Apr 10th

Congratulations to the following pensioners on the occasion of their birthdays:
Michael J. SWEENEY, 87 on April 8th
Henry PARSONS, 88 on April 26th
Mark GOSSE, 71 on April 16th
William PURCELL, 68 on April 12th
Dennis MURPHY, 82 on May 31st
Joseph PARSONS, 80 on May 10th
Peter FOWLER, 76 on May 27th
John GUNN, 72 on May 25th
Mike HICKEY, 69 on May 25th
Harvey KITCHEN, 69 on May 20th

Deepest sympathy is extended to the relatives of the following people who recently died:
Mrs. James NORMORE, Beach Hill, Bell Island, who passed away on May 24th
Francis PYNN, the Front, Bell Island, who was accidentally burnt to death on May 16th in his 3rd year
Billy KING, Scotia No. 1, Bell Island, who was accidentally drowned on May 16th, in his 7th year
Mrs. Bridget SKANES, East End, Bell Island, who passed away during the month of May, in her 68th year.
Mr. James BREWER, who passed away at Grate’s Cove, Newfoundland, on May 15th in his 80th year

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 May:
John JACKMAN, a son, on May 10th
Edmund HEDDS, a daughter on the 12th
Gerald PENNEY, a daughter on the 14th
Stan CANTWELL, a son on the 14th

The following engagements have been announcned:
Joe PENNEY - Joe is the well known goalie with the Bell Island Senior All-Star hockey team.
Miss Mary NORRIS - Miss NORRIS is employed as a telephone operator with the Company
Donald CLARKE - Don is presently employed with the Engineering Department. He graduated at the Convocation exercises of Memorial University in May, with a Bachelor of Science degree.

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
Matthew HAMMOND 

 

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
Gregory NOFTALL 

 

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"
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 24, 2003)

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