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Bell Island Submarine Miner
General Plant News
Greetings are extended to the following employees on the occasion of their Birthdays during the month of November
On the Sick List
Ronald PENNEY, No. 3 Slope, entered hospital recently
Frank Jarvis, is confined to his home with a foot injury received in a non-plant accident.
Tony, eleven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred BRYAN, underwent an operation for tonsillitis during November
Pensioner Fred NEWTON is receiving treatment at a St. John’s hospital
Tom BROWN, has been under the doctor’s care during the past few weeks
Mose HIGGINS, Shops Department, has recovered sufficiently to return to work
Gordon, twelve-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles CAREWE, is home from hospital
Nath SMITH is home from hospital following an operation and feeling better
Granville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter PITTS, has the cast removed from his leg and feeling fine
Corbett PITTS, Timekeeping Department, who underwent an operation in hospital at Boston, U.S.A., is improving and expected home in a few days
The stork visited the following employees during November
Deepest sympathy is extended to the relatives of the following people who died recently
Pvt. Ralph NORMAN of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps who arrived home over the weekend on a two months visit to his parents, Fire Chief Robert D. and Mrs. NORMAN. Ralph has been serving for the past year with the UNFF in Egypt. Following his leave of absence, Ralph will be stationed somewhere on the mainland.
Perfect Attendance Records For the First Six Months of 1958
|Graham PIKE||Gordon PARSONS|
|Walter MARTIN||Joseph GOSSE|
|Stephen HUNT||A. McFARLANE|
|Wilson GRAY||Thomas MacLELLAN|
|Charles RATSFORD||Michael KELLY|
|Martin DWYER||William POWER|
|Wallace VOKEY||Wm VanKOUGHNET|
|James BROWN||Thomas POWER|
|Fred VOKEY||Herbert GOSSE|
|William HAMMOND||Thomas REES|
|Charles HEALEY||Edward NICHOLLE|
|Douglas PERRY||Richard TUCKER|
|Cecil REES||Bert BRAZIL|
|John BYRNE||Henry TUCKER|
|Lemoine BISHOP||William BYRNE|
|Thomas TOBIN||Henry PEDDLE|
|Vincent MURPHY||James EDMUNDS|
|Jerry FORD||Brian DOWNEY|
|William DWYER||Max PIERCY|
|James JACKMAN||Philip O’KEEFE|
|Gerald SHEPPARD||Walter CARTER|
|Gordon HIGHMORE||Hubert HOOKEY|
|Frank PARSONS||Hubert CHURCHILL|
|Edward O’QUINN||Hubert HANN|
|Harry STONE||Eric BURSEY|
|John DWYER||Frank SPENCER|
|Walter BUTLER||George HAMMOND|
|Patrick NEARY||Cornelius POWER|
|Brendan PEARLE||Alphonsus SWEENEY|
|Percy JEFFERIES||John NORMORE|
|Edward J. MURPHY||Robert SMITH|
|George KELLY||Cecil BISHOP|
|Con MURRIN||Stephen CRANE|
|Wesley NICHOLAS||Edward FEWER|
|James JANES||Peter COSTELLO|
|Gerald REID||Herbert PYNN|
|Ben BLACKMORE||Harvey PARSONS|
|Wentfield PARSONS||James REID|
|Gordon SHEPPARD||Clarence PICCO|
|Michael MURPHY||Stewart REES|
|George PEDDLE||Benedict BURKE|
|William ASH||Clarence ATKINS|
|Ronald MURPHY||John PICCO|
Bell Island Regetta Is Revived
Hundreds of Bell Island people watched an exciting Lions’ Club sponsored regatta on Saturday, September 20th.
It was the first boat racing event held here in over twenty-five years.
The weather was ideal for the occasion. The clear blue skies were breathless as the little flat bottomed boats, propelled by the powerful strokes of their two man crews, moved gracefully along the two legged, quarter mile course.
As the finish line was neared, the din of auto horns and clamor of enthusiastic spectators’ voices spurred the sturdy competitors to renewed efforts.
The fastest time for the day was made by Lem BICKFORD and Fred CHURCHILL, representing Bickfordville in the "All Comers Race" – 3 minutes and 10 seconds, beating Eli CLARKE and Willard PYNN by only half a second.
Excitement was at a high pitch for the championship Race. Eli CLARKE and Willard PYNN were favoured to win. However, Reg TUCKER and Cyril HAMMOND won the championship honors in 3 minutes and 17 seconds.
Lion President Jack KENT and Chairman of the Regatta Committee, Mose BUTT, were pleased with the outcome of the Lions’ attempt to revive the Bell Island Regatta, which proved so popular in years gone by.
It’s more than a possibility that the Lions' Club will make the Regatta an annual affair.
Deepest sympathies are extended to the relatives of the following employees:
Thomas C MORGAN, passed away at St. John’s Hospital on November 7th in his 72nd year
James J. FITZGERALD, passed away at his home on November 10th in his 66th year
Patrick WHALEN, passed away at St. John’s Hospital on November 13th in his 55th year
Pensioner John HUNT, passed away at home on Oct 8th, in his 77th year.
The following message was sent by the Mayor of Wabana, Walter TEMPLEMAN, to the Mayor of Springhill, N.S., Mr. Ralph F. GILLROY, Springhill, N.S.
The people of Wabana were very saddened, when the news of the mine disaster at Springhill was made known. Please convey our deepest sympathy to the residents of your town and particularly to those who lost loved ones in the unfortunate accident.
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