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|Misc entries JANUARY - FEBRUARY 1942|
|JANUARY 2nd 1942
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Beginning on January 11th, the express trains will operate on the winter schedule. Details announcement of the time table etc., will be announced in a few days.
Though more than a week has passed, no trace has been found of the body of the Seaman who lost his life by drowning at Baine Johnstone & Co’s wharf, on Christmas Morning.
At the last meeting of the Curling Branch of the W.P.A., a large box of knitted articles was packed for shipment to St. John’s. The next meeting will be held on January 12th.
The first in a series of card tournaments will be held at the Star of the Sea Hall tonight. Progressive forty-five will be played, and three cash prizes will be offered as well as special prize for the series.
There was a good sheet of ice on Quidi Vidi Lake yesterday, and in the morning and afternoon, quite a number enjoyed skating there.
The Overland Limited, on Sunday, will make connection at Port aux Basques for the South Coast and Fortune Bay route.
The weekly informal dance of the F.A.G.A. will be held tonight at Bishop Feild College Hall. Music will be provided by Gordon Foley’s Orchestra.
Passengers will leave St. John’s at 3 p.m. tomorrow for all regular points (ice conditions permitting) on the St. John’s - Humbermouth service. This will be the final acceptance for the season.
Mr. Jerry Martin, Brooklyn, formerly of King’s Cove, B. B., left for Hamilton, Bermuda recently, to enter the employ of Johnson Construction Co., of N.Y.C., the Subcontractors for the gigantic construction work on a U. S. Defence Base in Bermuda. - Nfld. Weekly.
The new Railway Station building at St. George’s, was occupied by the Staff for the first time last week. The office is large and spacious, and is finished with Ten-Test board, with wainscoting around. The large waiting room is finished with the same material, with seats extending around the sides. On the East side is the Express and Baggage room, finished throughout with Ten-Test board. A large wicket opens from the Waiting Room to the Office, where business can be done with comfort and satisfaction. - Western Star.
Mr. Herbert J. Halleran, the newly elected President of the original Newfoundland Inc., was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and is an old pupil of St. Patrick’s Hall. On leaving school, he entered the employ of Ayre & Sons. During World War I, he answered the call of “King and Country” and was a member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. He was severely wounded on active duty in France. In September, 1920, he went to New York, and has been for many years since, in the employ of Brooklyn Union Gas Co. He has also been an active member of the Newfoundland War Veterans Association of N.Y. since its inception in 1936. His wife is the former Miss Margaret Murrin, daughter of Mrs. Mary and the late Edward Murrin of Pouch Cove, Newfoundland. They have two children, Herbert Jr. and Dorothy. - Newfoundland Weekly.
JANUARY 3RD 1942
Mrs. A. G. McCoubrey: A telegram yesterday, announced the death at Concord, Mass, of Mrs. A.G. McCubrey, widow of the late A.G. McCubery, Tinsmith, who formerly owned and did business on Water Street opposite the City Club. The deceased had been living in Boston many years. She has two sons, Captain Walter W. McCoubery of the United States Army, and Frank. Mrs. McCubery was well known in St. John’s and was sister of Mrs. Alan Williams of Forest Pond, Goulds.
Stanislaus J Shortall: After an illness of some two weeks, Stanislaus J Shortall entered into rest, yesterday morning, at his home at Leslie Street, in his 53rd year. Born at St. John’s on May 9th, 1889, son of the late Richard and Joanna Shortall, he was educated at St. Bonaventure’s College, and entered the employ of F. McNamara, where he remained until about 20 years ago, when he went into business for himself as a Commission Merchant. For the past twenty years he conducted a successful business dealing in fruit, feeds and tea.
He was a member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, being attached to the Pay Office in St. John’s. His brother, Lt. Richard Shortall, also a member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, paid the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action on July 1st 1916. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Beside his wife, Mable Whitten, younger daughter of Albert and the late Julia Whitten, he leaves two daughters, Cynthia and Joan, and two sons, Richard and Francis, and three sisters, Mrs. Garrett Byrne and Mrs. James Harris of this city, and Mrs. Nellie Sinnott, residing with her son at Balbao, Canal Zone.
Funeral takes place tomorrow, Sunday at 2.30 p.m. from his residence, 15 Leslie Street.
MUNGALL – GOSS: At the R.C. Cathedral by Rev. R. McD Murphy, Ita Goss, Propriertress of The Modern Beauty Shop, to William Stuart Mungall, Office manager of Cape & Co., Montreal.
THOMPSON - Suddenly at Toronto on Wednesday December 31st, William Thompson, formerly of this city. Left to mourn are his wife, Fannies Hopkins, and one daughter, Frances. Burial at Toronto.
SHORTALL - Passed peacefully away yesterday morning, at his residence, Leslie Street, Stan J. Shortall, aged 52 years, leaving wife, two sons, and two daughter. Funeral tomorrow, Sunday, at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence 15 Leslie Street. R. I. P.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Some of the Water Street Stores were closed yesterday for stock taking, and some will be closed today for the same purpose. In some other places employees were working last night.
The many friends of Mr. Peter Murphy Brooklyn, formerly of Lawn, will be pleased to learn that he is recovering from a severe and sudden attack of lobar pneumonia. - Newfoundland Weekly.
A labourer who lives on Carter’s Hill, was before Court yesterday, charged with assaulting his wife. The evidence was, that he went home drunk and started a fight. His wife took a kettle of boiling water to defend herself, and parts of its contents went over her in the struggle. The accused was sentenced to thirty days imprisonment, and was ordered to sign bonds for his future good behaviour.
JANUARY 5TH 1942
HEALEY, Maxwell, Seaman L.T./JX315749 R.N., admitted to Hospital, Lowestoft, suffering from appendicitis with peritonitis, on dangerous case list. Next of kin, mother, Mrs. Ellen Healey, 36 Belvedere Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland
MAHONEY, Stanley Gilbert, Seaman, R.N. Previously reported missing presumed killed on war service, (Dec. 16, 1941) now reported official date of death December 11, 1941. Next of kin, mother, Mrs. Israel Mahoney, Fogo, Newfoundland.
STONE, James Ashton, Seaman DJX187456 R.N. Nest of kin, mother, Mrs. Edward W. Stone, 25 Goodridge Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland
HUSSEY, James, Seaman DJX208843, R. N., missing presumed killed. Next of kin, father, Mr. John Hussey, Oxen Pond Road, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
JOHNSON, Arthur, Seaman DJX191501, R.N., missing presumed killed. Next of kin, mother, Mrs. Charles Johnson, Bell Island, Newfoundland.
AIRGRAPH SERVICE MEMBERS FORCES BEGINS JAN. 12TH
Will Afford Relatives and Friends a Faster Service by Mail.
Major Haig Smith, O.B.E., Secretary for posts and Telegraphs, informed the Daily News Saturday afternoon, that the Airgraph Service from Newfoundland to members of His Majesty’s Land and Air forces (including logging units) serving in the United Kingdom, and to men serving in His Majesty’s ships, address c/o G.P.O. London, will commence on Monday next, January 12th. Airgraph forms may be obtained at the counters at the General Post Office, and at the East and West End Post Offices in St. John’s.
Only messages on the appropriate Airgraph form will be accepted, and nothing of any kind may be affixed to the front of the form. The fee for each form is 15 cents, and not more than two postage stamps to that value must be affixed to the back of the form. Only one form should be used for each message, and the instructions on the back of the form must be strictly complied with. Completed forms must be handed in at the Post Office counter, flat or folded across each way once only, to a fourth the size of the flat form. Airgraph forms for a particular mail will not be accepted in St. John’s after 1 p.m. on a mail day.
The purpose of the new Airgraph Service, is to afford the relatives and friends, a faster service by mail, than the present ordinary mail service presents. It is hoped that the new service will reduce that time by at least two weeks and in some cases by even more. Senders of Airgraph messages are asked not to use a fine nib pen when writing on the form, and not to write too small or use flourishes. Typewritten messages will be accepted if a good ribbon is used, and the typing is double space, there is space on message for about 150 to 170 words.
Mrs. NELLIE CANTWELL: The announcement of the death of Mrs. Nellie Cantwell, wife of Mr. Weston Cantwell of Cape Spear, will be learned of with much regret by her many friends in the CITY AND ELSEWHERE . The deceased passed away yesterday morning at Cape Spear. She was a daughter of the late Richard and Bridget Rogers of St. John’s West, and previous to her marriage to Mr. Cantwell, will be remembered as Milliner with the late Miss May Furlong, Water Street. In that capacity, as well as in social and philanthropic circles, Mrs. Cantwell will be remembered, and her death mourned.
Left to mourn her passing besides her husband, are two daughters and one son, as well as one sister, Mrs. Reuben Williams of Bay Bulls. To all, deepest sympathy will be extended.
The funeral takes place at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, at Blackhead.
CANTWELL:- Passed peacefully away at Cape Spear on Sunday morning, Helen, wife of Weston Cantwell, leaving to mourn husband, 2 daughters, 1 son, also one sister, Mrs. Ruben Williams of Bay Bulls, Funeral at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Blackhead.
LARNER: - Passed peacefully away on Saturday, January 3rd, after a long illness, George T. Larner, aged 51 years, leaving to mourn; a wife, two daughters, one son, and mother at Placentia. One brother William at Whitbourne, one sister, Mrs. Joe Perez, of this city, also one brother and one sister in Boston. Funeral today Monday, at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, 81 Hayward Avenue. Boston papers please copy.
POWER: - Passed peacefully away at 8.30 p.m. January 3rd, Elizabeth wife of William Power, leaving to mourn two daughters and two sons, also three stepdaughters and one step son. Funeral takes place today at 3 p.m. from her daughter’s residence, Mrs. William Maddigan, 211 Craigmeiller Avenue, by motor hearse, to Torbay. U.S.A. papers please copy.
ABBOTT: - Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital on Saturday afternoon, after a brief illness, James Abbott, beloved husband of Julia Grouchy, in his 62nd year. He leaves to mourn, besides his sorrowing wife, two sons and two step sons. One son, Robert, and his step son John March, are with the Royal Artillery somewhere in England, and William and Stephen March are at home. His funeral takes place this afternoon at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 10 Nunnery Hill. May he rest in peace.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
On Tuesday, December 23rd, Rev. F. Hollands united in marriage, Miss Marion Locke of Lockston, to Mr. Harry Rendell of Port Rexton. - Fishermen’s Advocate.
Thomas Reddy aged 14 years who was injured in a sliding accident at Torbay on New Year’s Day, passed away at the General Hospital on Saturday. The remains were sent to Torbay for interment.
Weather conditions on Saturday night were ideal, after the rainstorm of the day. Yesterday was a beautiful day too and large numbers took advantage to spend the afternoon out of doors.
“Collectors” of calendars are complaining about their scarcity this year and state that, whereas in former years nearly all business places had calendars, the number this year is very small indeed.
The monthly meeting of the T.A. Juvenile Society was held yesterday afternoon and was well attended. Much business was transacted.
A seventeen-year-old youth who often appeared before the Juvenile court, was before the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, and was charged with breaking and entering a garage on Bambrock St. and stealing from a cash register. A preliminary enquiry will begin tomorrow.
The driver of the truck which was involved in an accident on the night of December 4th, when three men were injured after being pinned against the side of a house on New Gower Street, was before Court on Saturday and was charged with dangerous driving. Two of the injured men were not well enough to give evidence and the hearing was postponed.
Seventy-five men were taken to Corner Brook from across Humber Arm, by Bowater’s, for the purpose of discharging cargo. The majority of these men were herring fishing this fall. The Company made accommodation for the men by constructing eighty bunks in the Rink. Men were mostly from Summerside, Woods Island, McIvers, Gillams, Irishtown, Halfway Point and Benoits areas. — Western Star.
The annual reunion for the members of the Star of the Sea Association and their lady friends, will be held tomorrow night at the Club Rooms.
If your speedometer is excessively noisy, check the flexible tube through which the speedometer drive shaft passed. A sharp bend in the shaft will sometimes cause an annoying click.
A cargo of salt has been discharged at Dunphy’s premises Curling, and a cargo for Messrs. James Baird Ltd ., is expected, according to the Western Star.
A report received from Ranger Christian states that seals are plentiful at Battle Harbor and vicinity.
Last week a slight fire occurred on the main floor of Goodyear Humber Store Ltd., Deer Lake. It would very likely have developed into a serious fire, but for the prompt action of the Night Watchman who sent in the alarm which brought the local fire brigade quickly to the scene. The men soon got the fire under control and the premises was open for business as usual on the following morning. — Western Star.
The hearing of the charge against two Naval Ratings for being drunk and disorderly in a taxi office on New Year’s Eve, was continued at the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday. Police and taxi men gave evidence. It was stated that one of the Nnaval men was hit over the head with a pliers and had to go to the Hospital for treatment. The taximan who gave evidence, admitted using the pliers, but stated he did not hit the man on the head. He said he took a civilian to a house on Hamilton St. to get a bottle of liquor for the Sailors. When he came back to the taxi office, he charged $3.00 for the fare to Hamilton St. The sailors objected, but would not let him out of the office, and he was forced to hit one of them in self-defence. The hearing will be resumed today. A summons was issued by the Sailors against the Taximan, and this case will be heard today also.
JANUARY 6TH 1942
HARVEY: - Passed peacefully away at 4 a.m. yesterday, January 5th, in his 81st year, Charles McKenzie Harvey, leaving to mourn their sad loss, wife and one daughter, Mrs. Desmond Laing. Funeral by motor hearse from his late residence, 29 Gower Street, at 11.30 a.m. today Tuesday. Private. No flowers by request.
DAWE – COOMBS: CUPIDS, Jan. 2. - At the United Church here on December 18th the scene of a very pretty wedding took place, the contracting parties were Miss Wilomina Coombs, daughter of Eliza and the late Arthur Coombs, and Allan B., son of Mr. and Mrs. Azariah Dawe. Rev. L.A.D. Curtis officiated.
The bride, attractive in a long gown of white satin, entered the Church on the arm of Mr. Arch Wells, who acted as father giver, to the strains of Lohengrin’s Bridal Chorus, played by Mr. S.A. Dawe, who acted as organist for the occasion. The bride’s veil was of white tulle caught with orange blossoms, and she carried a bouquet of carnations and maiden hair fern. Her bridesmaids were Misses. Doris Coombs, (sister of the groom), Mrs. Gladstone Dawe, and Miss Mollie Smith, who were dressed in blue and peach taffeta respectively, and carried bouquets of Holly. Mr. Lloyd R. Dawe, brother of the groom, performed the duties of best man, while Messrs, W.H. Davis and Gordon Sheppard acted as ushers.
The wedding party left the Church to the strains of Mendelsson’s Wedding March. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride’s mother. The groom’s gift to the bride was a wrist watch. The many gifts received gave evidence of the popularity and esteem in which the bride and groom are held.
We offer our best wishes to the newly wedded couple. CUPID.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
A Truckman was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with driving without a number plate and with parking at a “no Parking” sign. He was fined $3.00.
There was quite an accumulation of snow along the Southern Shore Road. The Highroads plow has opened it up as far as Big Pond. In some places there are snow cuts six and seven feet high.
The Corner Brook Post Office handled a record mail, both incoming and outgoing letters and packages for Christmas, with the usual force. Postmaster Powell and his assistants, worked day and night to cope with the situation, and handled matters to the best of their ability. — Western Star.
The Civil Defence Office is located at Bishop Feild College.
St. Bonaventure’s College reopened after the holidays yesterday. Other city colleges and schools will be resuming this week.
Several of the City Stores were closed yesterday for stock taking. In other places employees were back at night.
The mild weather yesterday and rain last night, spoiled plans that many young people had to have a night’s skating on ponds. Sunday’s skating was enjoyed by thousands.
A meeting of the S.P.A. will be held at the Council Chambers, City Hall tonight, when final arrangements will be made for the dance which take place at Bishop Feild College Hall on the night of January 20th.
A twenty year old man who was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with breaking into Rension’s Store, New Gower Street, was sentenced to six weeks imprisonment with the option of paying a fine of $50.00.
The Western Star states “Those who were expecting Christmas presents from Scotland and did not receive any, will be interested in the following information. A clipping to hand from the Weekly Scotchman of Edinburgh, says that by order of the Government, no Christmas presents could be sent to Canada, Newfoundland and Foreign Countries.”
The herring packers at Curling have secured their “quotas” of Scotch Pack, and are now awaiting transportation facilities to send the balance of the pack to market. Herring continued plentiful, and while fishing is not as brisk as earlier in the season, yet some fishermen are continuing to secure good catches. These fish are being cured in various ways. - Western Star.
SILENT BATTALIONS: The passing of Two More Ex-soldiers -
“And when thyself with shining foot shall pass
Among the guests, star scattered on the grass;
And, in thy joyous errand, reach the spot
Where I made one ....
Turn down an empty glass.”
The years that went before bring back memories — strange thoughts. We have looked at countries and places — nations and people overseas, and now we think of them as something shorn of security, established ways of life blown to the four winds, treasured altars in dust. We look back then to these days of 1914 – 1918, and we think of other young men we knew so well, whose shining and selfless courage still live, although this new war has brought forth its own startling demonstration of determination and quite fortitude.
On Sunday afternoon a little band of friends, saw laid to rest, all that was mortal of a splendid citizen, Stan Shortall, brother of an intrepid Lieutenant in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.
Yesterday we looked across at the hillside from Belvedere, and saw the snow settling on the mound, where rested No. 1010, George T Larner of the 1st Battalion — a loyal old member of the Catholic Cadet Corps and a Gallipoli Veteran.
These are timely reminders of the thinning ranks of the Old Guard; those memories which are sustained by the presences of Officers and members of the Dominion Executive of the G.W.V.A. The touching reading of the ritual, and the falling of the Poppies of Remembrance. In this act the bonds with the past are made firmer, and there is the promise of fidelity to those who will come back, when the present strife is over and victory is ours.
They gave their all in an effort to save their generation; and if some sacrifice is entailed on our parts a little later on, it should be our proud boast to say, “These are they which came out of great tribulation.” Surely, they shall not hunger any more.
The third Passes. Since the foregoing was written, news has been received at the G.W.V.A. Office, of the passing of No. 3385 J.C. Mews, who served in the Royal Navy in 1914, and was afterwards a Sergeant in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. He was born on Bell Island, and was married to Miss Martin. He was active in all the Buchans War activities and was President of the Branch there, attending two conferences of the Dominion Command. In the civic life of the place he was Town Manager. The remains are due to arrive in St. John’s on today’s express.
Sgt. Douglas S. Hall, R.A.F. who has been home on leave after completing his training in Canada as a wireless air gunner, left on Sunday’s express, December 28th, for overseas duty, via a Canadian port. Mr. Jas. A Kelly, of the Green lantern Ltd., Water Street, left by Sunday’s express for Montreal.
Sgt-Pilot Ted Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Cook of Port Union, left by Sunday’s express for Canada, after having spent the usual leave granted to graduated Airmen prior to their departure for service overseas. Ted was a member of the teaching profession, and at the time of his enlistment, was in charge of the “School on Wheels”, proceeding from place to place along the railroad. His father, Mr. Matthew Cook, is the Publisher of the “Fishermen’s Advocate.”
Mr. G. LeGrow is spending a few days at St. John’s in the interest of his business at Broad Cove, Bay de Verde. Mr. F. Hussey of South River, Clarke’s Beach, was in town yesterday on business. Mr. Hussey is Superintendent of a section of the Highroad, under construction around Conception Bay near Bay Roberts, and will continue in this capacity when road building is resumed in the spring.
Miss Eloise Morris, who spent the Christmas Holidays with her mother, Mrs. J. W. Morris, at Topsail, returned to the Land Settlement of Haricot on Sunday where she is engaged as a teacher.
Messrs C. Strong and J Blundon, members of the staff of Corner Brook Public School, left on Sunday to return to their work, after having spent the Christmas Holidays with relatives at St. John’s.
Miss Pearl LeGrow of Broad Cove, Bay de Verde, is visiting her brother, Dr. Ralph LeGrew, who resides on Springdale Street, city. Mr. Pelley of George’s Brook arrived in the city Saturday on a business trip. Mr. and Mrs. V. Hussey and family leave today for Deer Lake where Mr. Hussey is employed as Superintendent of the Highroads Division. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Hussey of South River, Clarke’s Beach. The many friends of this energetic young man will wish him continues success in his responsible position.
Mr. R. Young, who teaches in the U.C. School at Britannia, left on Sunday to resume work, after spending the holidays with his mother, Mrs. (Rev.) A Young, at Topsail. Mr. J Sellars, U.C. Teacher at Green’s Harbor, called at the News Office over the weekend, while en route to his home at Western Bay. Mr. Edmund Skinner, Vice Principal of Wesleyville High School, arrived on Saturday, to visit his parents at Ochre Pit Cove. In order to reach home for the Christmas Holidays, Mr. Skinner used the following means of transportation; steamer, train, horse and sleigh, and finally on foot, for the last leg of the journey, namely a distance of some ten miles from Broad Cove to Ochre Pit Cove.
Sergeant Wm. E. Moore, R.A.F., Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter More, 101 Springdale Street, arrived by the express yesterday to spend a short leave with is parents before going overseas.
JANUARY 7TH 1942
CAHILL, Patrick, Seaman DJX473675, R.N. Missing presumed killed. Next of kin, mother Mrs. William Cahill, Avondale, C.B. Newfoundland.
CRANE, Edward, Seaman DJX208874, R.N. Missing, presumed killed. Next of kin father, Mr. George Crane, Upper Island Cove, Newfoundland.
BECKETT, Oscar, Seaman, DJX216793 R.N., Missing, presumed killed. Next of kin father, Mr. Edgar James Beckett, Old Perlican, Newfoundland.
MAIDMENT, Ernest, Seaman DJX191530, R.N. Missing presumed killed. Next of kin mother, Mrs. Wm. J. Maidment, 20 Second Avenue, Grand Falls, Newfoundland.
WHITE, Cyril Joseph, Seaman DJX191515, R.N. Missing presumed killed. Next of kin mother, Mrs. Joseph White, 23 First Avenue Grand Falls, Newfoundland.
HAYTER, Allan Charles DJX216806 R.N. Missing, presumed killed. Next of kin, father Mr. Willias Hayter, Carbonear, Newfoundland.
NOSEWORTHY, Gordon Wilson, Seaman JX208965, R.N., Missing presumed killed. Next of kin mother, Mrs. Herbert Noseworthy, Southside Road West, St. John’s Newfoundland.
BARRON - At St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital on Jan 4th to Marion, wife of Thomas P. Barron, a daughter.
HENLEY - At Kingston, Ont. on January 4th, to Flt. Lt. and Mrs. E.P. Henley (Margaret Conroy), a son.
CALLANAN – McBURNEY: At St. Malachy’s Rectory, Montreal, on October 31st by the Rev. Fr. F. McMahon, James J Callanan, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Callanan of this city, and Miss Elizabeth Ruth McBurney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McBurney of Montreal.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Three English Naval Ratings were before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with being drunk and disorderly on the public street. They were arrested on Monday night by the Canadian Naval Patrol. In Court yesterday, they protested against batons being used on them. His Honour Judge Browne, remanded the men to the custody of the Naval Authorities. He stated the matter of using batons was one of internal discipline.
It is learned that ex-District Inspector Byrne who has been filling the position of Probation Officer for some time past, has tendered his resignation from the latter post.
The annual meeting of the Commercial Travellers Association will be held at the Sterling Restaurant on tomorrow night at eight o’clock. The meeting will be followed by a social hour.
The weekly half holiday resumes today. They will continue from now till next December except in weeks when there is a general holiday. The first whole holiday will be on January 21st.
The Presentation Convent School re-opens after the Christmas Holidays today.
The regular meeting of St. John’s Lodge No. 5 S.U.F. was held last night when important business was transacted.
Announcement has been made that beginning on January 11th Curling will be a Customs Port of Entry.
The Trade Review states that sugar prices are 25 cents per bag higher. Oatmeal shows an advance of 25 cents. Hay is seasonably higher at $2 per ton.
The Red Cross group of the W.P.A. Grand Falls Branch, have shipped to Headquarters in St. John’s, 18 pairs pyjamas, 15 helpless case shirts, 18 vests, 23 shirts, 19 pairs bed socks, a total of 93 articles and 9,130 surgical dressings.
The Grand Falls Branch of the W.P.A. has shipped to St. John’s since the beginning of November 28 long sleeve navy sweaters, 24 R.A.F. pullovers, 1 navy pullover, 36 navy scarves, 44 khaki scarves, 32 khaki helmets, 12 navy helmets, 8 R.A.F. helmets, 11 pairs khaki gloves, 5 pairs seamen’s mitts, 3 pairs hurricane mitts, 285 pairs socks. A total of 564 articles — Grand Falls Advertiser.
Many outport men who were working here on base construction, and who returned to their homes for the Christmas Season, have arrived back in town, and some of them have resumed work. Many of them took advantage of the time they spent home, to get their yearly supply of fuel out of the woods, and are now prepared to remain here for the winter.
The preliminary enquiry into the charge of breaking into a garage on Bambrick Street, against a youth who has a long record in the Juvenile Courts, opened yesterday afternoon before Magistrate O’Neill. It will be continued on Thursday afternoon. The Assistant Chief of Police is conducting the enquiry, and Mr. James D. Higgins is appearing for the accused.
JANUARY 8TH 1942
BARNES - WILLIAMS: On January 6th at 8 p.m. at St. Thomas’s Church by Rev. J. T. Rhodes, Effie, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs A. Williams of Heart’s Content, to Cyril, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Barnes of this city.
RYAN - Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on Wednesday, January 7th. Edward Ryan, aged 55 years; left to mourn: a wife, 2 sisters, 2 daughters and three sons. Funeral on Friday at 2 p.m. from his late residence 442 South Side.
MEWS - At Buchans, on Monday, the 5th January, John C Mews, son of the late James Mews of Bell Island. Funeral on Friday the 8th of January at 2.30 p.m., from the residence of Alfred A Martin, 274 Hamilton Avenue.
SQUIRES - Passed peacefully away on Wednesday night January 7th at the home of his son Hudson, John Squires in his 88th year; leaving to mourn two sons, George and Hudson of this city, and 3 daughters, Mrs. Herbert Kelloway, Mrs. Walter Janes, Mrs. Ernest Pratt of Melrose, Mass., U.S.A. and a number of grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren, together with a large circle of friends. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. Friday, January 9th from 299 Pennywell Road.
The family pf the late Mrs. Ellen Tresise of Brigus, wishes to sincerely thank relatives and friends who helped in any way, during the illness and death of their dear mother, especially those who sent Mass Cards, Sympathy Cards, Letters and Telegrams and Wreaths.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
After today, mails for despatch by express trains will close at the General, East and West End Post Office as follows, Parcel post 12 noon, letters and papers at 2 p.m.
Yesterday afternoon quite a few people were skiing in the suburbs. There was not quite as much snow as desired but conditions were fairly good, and the afternoon was enjoyed.
The postponed quarterly meeting of the United Church Orphanage Board of Management will be held at the Orphanage on Monday January 12th at 8 p.m.
In several sections of the city, Christmas Trees which have been dismantled have been thrown out into the streets. They are being hauled around by small boys, and sometimes are left in the way of traffic. If these were chopped up they would make kindling, and at the same time would be assisting in making the city cleaner and more tidy.
In connection with the scarcity of calendars, it is stated that several firms who ordered them some time ago, have yet to receive their shipments
The schooner “Perfect” the last of the Labrador floaters sailing out of Bay Roberts, has been sold to a St. John’s concern, and left for a destination where she will undergo repairs and alterations, before being put to a new use. — Bay Roberts Guardian
Some time ago, reference was made to Mrs. Turner (formerly Miss Patience Greenland, of Coley’s Point) who lives in Lincolnshire, England. She said she would be glad to have any of our boys serving overseas visit her home. Recently Mr. Beth Mercer received a letter from his son Percy who had just returned from spending ten days with the Turners. He said he spent a most enjoyable time and everything possible was done to make his visit a pleasant one. — Bay Roberts Guardian.
JANUARY 9TH 1942
FOOTE, Harold John, Seaman DJX191519, R.N., missing, presumed killed. Next of kin father, Mr. John Foote, Botwood, Newfoundland.
FENNEMOR, William Gordon, Seaman DJX181224 R.N., missing, presumed killed. Next of kin mother, Mrs. William Fennemore, St. Anthony, Newfoundland.
ALEXANDER, Joseph, Seaman DJX191524 R. N., missing presumed killed. Next of kin father, Mrs. James Alexander, Shallop Cove, St. George’s, Newfoundland.
KEEFE, Abel, Seaman DJX247990 R.N., missing, Next of kin, father, Mr. Isaac Keefe, Twillingate, Newfoundalnd
NEIL, Edward F. Seaman, P/JX188839 R.N., missing presumed killed on war service. Next of kin, father, Mr. Richard Neil, Spaniard’s Bay, Newfoundland.
REMAINS OF WAR VETERAN ARRIVE
Funeral This Afternoon
The remains of the late John C Mews, President of Buchans Branch of the G.W.V.A., who served in the Royal Navy and Royal Newfoundland Regiment in the last war, arrived by the express yesterday afternoon. Capt. (Rev.) G.H. Maidment, C.F., Buchans Representative of the Dominion Command, also came to attend the last obsequies.
The Dominion President, Officers and members of the St. John’s Executive, were present at the Station to receive the remains, which were then taken to the Mortuary Rooms of Lawrence Brothers, thence to the home of Mr. Alfred Martin, 274 Hamilton Avenue, from whence the funeral will take place this afternoon. Past Presidents of G.W.V.A. will act as Pall Bearers. War Veterans will supply a Guard of Honour, and interment will be in the General Protestant cemetery.
Rev. W.J. Woolfrey and Comrade P. Coxworthy, President of the Bell Island Branch with which the deceased had been associated in years gone by, will come to the City this morning as a last tribute to their Old Comrade.
The friends of Mrs. Frank Gushue, 53 Gower Street, who had been very ill for the past three weeks, will we are sure, be pleased to learn that she is now greatly improved in health and will soon be convalescent.
Capt. I Thornhill of Grand Bank recently arrived in the city. Mr. George Andrews, who spent the Christmas Holidays with relatives in St. John’s, left by yesterday’s express to resume his work at the Newfoundland Airport, Gander.
Mr. E. Penney of the Co-operative Department, who recently arrived in the city, has been transferred from Corner Brook to the Placentia Bay area.
Capt. C. Squires of Grand Bank is now in the city. Mr. Norman Richards who spent Christmas with his mother, Mrs. V. Richard’s at Bareneed, C.B., left on yesterday’s express for the Newfoundland Airport, Gander, where he is employed.
Mrs. Baker, nee Phyllis L Carter, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. A. Carter, of 103 Gower Street, city, and the wife of Capt. J.B. Baker of the U.S. Marine Corps, Argentia, left by yesterday’s express for Petersburg, West Virginia , U.S.A. Capt Carter commands a ship in the British Mercantile Marine.
Constable L. Andrews was taken ill suddenly on Wednesday night, as he was assisting in decorating the Central Police Drill Hall for last night’s dance, and had to be rushed to the Grace Hospital. According to a report from the Hospital received at 11.30 p.m. yesterday, Constable Andrews was resting easy.
WINSOR - Passed peacefully away on Thursday at 10.30 p.m. Mary Clare, widow of the late Capt. H.W. Winsor. Leaving to mourn their sad loss, one son Harry, now overseas in the Royal Artillery, two daughters, Mary and Patricia, and one sister, also a large circle of friends. Funeral takes place on Saturday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 26 Water Street West. May the Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on her.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
On Wednesday night or early yesterday morning, plate glass windows in the store of Cross & Co., Duckworth Street, and in the Hillier building, occupied as an office by Mr. F. Rendell, were broken by a person or persons at present unknown.
A truckman was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with speeding on the Quidi Vidi Road. The evidence was, that the truck was going at a speed of thirty to forty miles per hour, and at the time, there were twenty or twenty-five men on board. The driver of the truck stated that at the time, the men were late for work, and he was trying to get them there as quickly as possible. He was fined $10.00
Two men were before court yesterday charged with vagrancy and were discharged.
On Monday last a fire hydrant in Baird’s Cove was broken off by motor truck No. C2527, according to a report of the City Engineer.
Two motorists were fined $1.00 each yesterday, for parking their cars on the East side of Dick’s Square, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Two truckman were before Court yesterday charged with parking on George Street at a place were there is a “No Parking” sign. They were fined $1.00 each.
Council employees are now erecting a bough fence at the Bannerman Park skating rink.
The windows in the City Hall have all been fitted with shutters for the blackout.
According to a report received at Ranger Headquarters yesterday, Clarence INGHRAN, resident of Little Bay, Hemitage Bay, was drowned on Wednesday whilst fishing off Channel Head. The deceased was twenty one years old and was not married. The report stated the body was not recovered.
JANUARY 10TH 1942
THOMAS RAYMOND MURPHY: Death of Thomas R. Murphy, of Glenwood which occurred at the General Hospital on Friday, January 9th, removed from life a very familiar figure in lumbering circles of the interior and along the Railway line. Mr. Murphy was a native of Port Hood, N.S. who had done considerable lumbering in the New England States before coming to Newfoundland in 1921. He conducted a lumbering operation for a U.S. firm at Benton, and later moved to Appleton near Glenwood, where he established his own sawmill and logging operation.
Beside his lumbering, Mr. Murphy was a skilled house builder, and found time for considerable land clearing and cultivation. His hospitality was well known to many sportsmen visitors to Glenwood, and his much generous help given to Glenwood residents is well known there.
In 1921 he married Miss Katherine McLean, who survives him, while he had some brothers and sisters in the Maritimes and Untied States.
The funeral takes place on Sunday at 2.30 p.m to the General Protestant Cemetery from the residence of Mr. H. J. McDougall, 129 Hamilton St., and will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Barr of St. Andrew’s.
MRS. MARY HENNEBURY: In the early hours of the morning on Tuesday, December 30th, the Angel of Death bore to her everlasting home, the immortal soul of Mrs. Mary Hennebury.
The deceased, 71 years of age, had suffered from ill health for some time, and was well fortified by the rites of Holy Church for the solemn moment of death. A true model of Catholic motherhood, she radiated a delightful and charming affability at all times. A few of the many memories that are enshrined in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her, were her honesty, simplicity and openhearted hospitality.
Left to mourn their sad loss are her four children, Mrs. James Armstrong, and Linus in the United States, and Mary and James at home. Her husband predeceased her years ago.
Interment took place in Mount Carmel cemetery on Wednesday December 31. May her soul rest in peace.
MRS SUSANNAH BURDEN: SALVAGE, B.B., January 2. - On December 30th 1941, at the age of 64 years, one of Salvage’s respected citizens, passed to her rest, in the person of Susannah Burden, beloved wife of Capt. Owen Burden.
Besides her husband, Aunt Susie, as she was lovingly called by all whose pleasure it was to have known her, leaves to mourn her loss two sons, one daughter, one brother and six grandchildren together with a large circle of friends.
To all who knew her she was a friend in the truest sense of the word, and to witness her smile of welcome to her home, was something long to be remembered with joy.
For the last two years or more Susannah Burden was in failing health, nevertheless her thoughts were always for others and not for herself. Her ruling principle was selflessness, being anxious to spare others even a moments care on her behalf, this being exemplified at the very end when she did not let them know of any changes in her health.
It was only on St. Stephen’s Day, when she could no longer cloak her feelings from those she wished to spare, that it was realized the end was not far distant. Dec. 30th then, as she would have wished, surrounded by her husband, children and friends, the soul of Susannah Burden passed to its rest.
The dying hours of Dec. 31st saw the mortal remains of this friend of many, borne first to St. Stephen’s Church, and thence to the cemetery overlook Salvage Hr., there to await the last trumpet call.
To the bereaved husband and family, the writer joins with their many friends in extending deepest sympathy, and praying that HE WHO has removed one link from their midst, will grant them strength and courage for the future.
MAYNERD - Passed peacefully away Friday morning at the General Hospital, Harry Maynerd, aged 65. Left to mourn, one brother James. Funeral to take place from Barrett’s Mortuary Rooms, Dick’s Square, Sunday at 2.30 p.m.
KNEE - Passed peacefully away January 7th at Badger’s Quay, Helen Louise, wife of Noah Knee in her 78th year, leaving to mourn three sons, Stewart and Frank at home, Aubrey residing at Vancouver, B.C., three daughters, Mrs. W. Pinsent at Corner Brook, Mrs. B. Courtney at Halifax, Mrs. W. Quick at St. John’s. 12 grandchildren and a large circle of friends, to mourn their sad loss.
WINSOR - Passed peacefully away on Thursday at 10.30 p.m. Mary Clare, widow of the late Capt. H.W. Winsor, leaving to mourn their sad loss, one son, Henry W. Winsor, now overseas in the Royal Artillery, and two daughters at home, Mary and Patricia Hurley No. 6 Queen Street, also a large circle of friends. Funeral to take place today Saturday, at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 26 Water Street West. May the Sacred heart of Jesus have Mercy on her.
MURPHY - died at the General Hospital on Friday, January 8th, Thomas Raymond Murphy, native of Port Hood, Nova Scotia. Survived by his wife, nee Katherine McLean, and several brothers and sisters. Funeral Sunday, 2.30 p.m. from the residence of H. J. McDougall, 129 Hamilton Avenue.
Survivor Thanks His Many Friends
Survivor Ronald Tibury, who left yesterday for Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax, wishes to thank his friends in Newfoundland for their kindness to him during his seven months stay here. He expresses his heartfelt gratitude to the Doctors and Nurses at St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital, whom he will always remember for their kindness and splendid efficiency, and for making him feel cheerful and at home throughout the whole period. To all who tried to comfort him by visits, gifts, or just a friendly smile in passing, he is deeply grateful; especially to the following: Mrs. George Ehlers, Mrs. George Crosbie, Mrs. Angus Reid, Mrs. A.M. Cummings. Mr and Mrs. Lilly Sellars, Mrs. Phil Jackman, Mrs. E. Ash, Dr. J.B. Murphy, and the sisters of St. Claire’s Hospital, Dr. O’Regan, Dr. L. O’N Conroy, Dr. Donahue, Miss Lindsay, Mr. Allan and other members of the staff of Furness Withy & Co., Ltd., Rev. J. Brinton, Rev. P. J. Kennedy, and Mrs. T Hallett who so kindly lent him a radio.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
A Truckman was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with being drunk whilst in charge of a truck. He was fined $25.00 and his license was suspended for six months.
A twenty year old man, whose home is in Grand Bank, was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with the larceny of a raglan, valued at $20.00, the property of the R.C.N. He was remanded.
During last week there were fifty eight men working in the Sanitary Department with twenty two horses. A total of 524 loads of ashes and garbage were carted to the various dumps as 11 truck loads.
The plank sidewalk on the South Side Road was repaired during the past week by employees of the City Council.
The annual meeting of the St. John’s War Service Committee, operating the Caribou Hut, will be held at the board of Trade Rooms on the 15th January at 8 p.m. All interested in the working are invited to attend.
There will be no express train leaving tomorrow evening. The next will be on Monday at five o’clock.
JANUARY 12TH 1942
NATIVE OF BURGEO DROWNED
Fell Overboard From Pier Into Waters of Halifax Harbor
HALIFAX, Jan. 11 - (C.P.) James Guy, a 60 year old Newfoundland Seaman and a former Captain, was drowned in Halifax Harbor Thursday night. The late Mr. Guy who has survived half a dozen shipwrecks during his log years at sea, slipped into the water from the pier, while making an errand between two ships. The body has been recovered and will be forwarded to Burgeo for burial in the family plot.
The deceased seaman is survived by his mother, Mrs. Martha Guy, aged 84, of Port aux Basques, 2 sons, Captain Clayton Guy of Sydney, and Gordon of Toronto. Four daughters, Mrs. F.D. Mercer, Mrs. Charley Dominey both of Burgeo, Mrs. Don. Preston, Kentville, N.S., and Annie of Halifax.
CRANE, George Gunner 970374 R.A., died January 6th as result of traffic accident, fractured skull. Next of kin, uncle, Mr. Moses Crane, Upper Island Cove, Harbor Grace, Newfoundland.
WILLIAM J. MYLER: It was with much regret that the many friends of the late William J. Myler learned of his passing during the early hours of Saturday morning the 10th January. Although having reached the ripe old age of 88 years, the deceased gentleman did not show any way that death was close until a couple of week ago, when he contracted a cold, which hastened his end. When it was seen that death was near, the Priest was summoned, and thus fortified with the last rites of the Catholic Church, William J. Myler died as he lived, a true Christian gentleman.
Amongst the older generation, particularly those who remember the early years of the T.A. &. B. Society, the name of the late W.J. Myler was well known, for no name was more closely associated with the club life of that Society than the deceased. Perhaps a brief resume of his work in connection with the T.A. &. B. Society will not be amiss, in order to show the void which all the members of that time-honoured society sense, in the passing of one who was a pillar of strength and encouragement in all ventures concerning the welfare of the Society.
Born in August 1854, Mr. Myler joined the Juvenile Branch at its formation in 1886. In 1874 he was transferred to the Adult society. He was elected 1st Asst. Vice-president in 1879, and Vice-president in 1883. He was Chairman of the Father Matthews Centennial Celebration Committee in 1890, and also Chairman of the Building Committee of the present fine hall. He was Chairman of the T.A. Club and the T.A. Boat Club for a number of years, and was a prominent member of the Dramatic Club and of the Board.
Mr. Myler saw the beginning of the Society Clubs many years ago, and he had watched their growth with interest and had been prominently identified with every phase of their development. Allied with this activity, Mr. Myler had a strong belief in the influence of club life as an uplifting agent, and as a protection against the allurements that would lead to the breaking of the pledge. To this firm belief is due the untiring enthusiasm, which he always manifested in extending the Society’s Clubs. Though there were others who showed Mr. Myler’s enthusiasm, he must take a prominent place in the shaping of the destinies of the T.A. Clubs.
The members of the T. A. & B. Society, with his legion of friends, extend sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the relatives in their bereavement.
MYLER - Passed peacefully away on January 10th, Wm. J. Myler (Blockmaker), aged 88 years, leaving to mourn four daughters, two sons, three brothers, one sister, 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral today, Monday, at 2 p.m. from his daughter’s residence, Mrs. J. Crocker, 500 Southside Road West. R. I. P.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The monthly meeting of the St. John’s T.A. &. B. Society was held yesterday afternoon, when much business was transacted. Reference was made to the passing of the late William J Myler, one of the oldest members of the Society, and resolution of sympathy passed.
Three shipments of herring were made from Curling last week. Two shipments were foreign and one local.
Saturday afternoon, a truck owned by the City Council, and driven by John McCormack, was carrying snow from Water Street to Ayre’s Cove. Whilst dumping the snow into the waters of the Harbor, the truck went over the breastwork, but the driver was not injured.
The winter schedule of the express trains begins today from St. John’s, and until further notice, there will be two express trains per week instead of three, as in the summer schedule. The express today will leave in two sections. First and second class passengers will leave at 5 p.m. and the sleeping car passengers at 5.20 p.m.
On Saturday afternoon, three Seamen were before Magistrate O’Neill for being absent from duty from their ship. They explained that on Thursday night they tried to get back on board, but were unable to do so because of the storm. On Friday morning they were too sick to do so, and the same applied to Saturday. They were ordered to sign bonds of the sum of $50.00 each, that they will not be absent again.
An American Soldier who was before the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday charged with being drunk and disorderly and assaulting the Police whilst in discharging their duties, was fined $5.00 on the first charge and $50.00 for the assault. The evidence was that he was found on Water Street in charge of a horse and van which had been reported missing. He refused to give his name, became abusive, and made a punch at Head Constable Wade. Whilst being arrested, he hit Constable F. Murphy. At the Police Station, he hit the Constable again, and smashed his teeth. Assistant Chief of Police Strange, asked the Court to take a serious view of the assault on the Police. Major Sherrell, U.S. Judge Advocate, stated that he would recommend to Major General Brant, that American Soldiers convicted of assault on the Police be subsequently dealt with by Court Martial.
JANUARY 13TH 1942
MacDONALD, William Joseph, Seaman JX277302 R.N., killed due to accident on leave. Next of kin father, Mr. Michael MacDonald, St. Joseph’s Cove, Hr. Breton District, Newfoundland.
PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
166th Newfoundland Field Regiment Royal Artillery
970416 A/Sgt. Edwards, A. Promoted to the War Substantive rank of Sergeant with effect from 8/10/41
970154 A/Sgt. Tooton E. Promoted to the War Substantive rank of Sergeant with effect from 2/11/41
970392 A/Sgt. Tobin, W. A. Promoted to the War Substantive rank of Sergeant with effect from 18/11/41
970384 A/L/Sgt. Vivian, A. Promoted to the War Substantive rank of Bombardier with effect from 11/11/41
970329 Gunner Gosse, G.R. appointed Acting Lance Bombardier with effect from 21/11/41.
59th Newfoundland Field Regiment Royal Artillery
970993 A/L/ Sgt. Fagan, J. M. Promoted Acting Sergeant with effect from 1/11/41.
FIRE DOES MUCH DAMAGE TO THE RADIO BUILDING
Caused by Lighted cigarette Butt Igniting Some Dust Between Ceiling — Two buildings Affected
A fire which started in the Radio Building, New Gower St., sometime before three o’clock yesterday afternoon, was not extinguished before considerable damage was done to the Radio Building and the adjoining building on the West, the Belmont Beer Parlour.
At 3 p.m. a phone message was received by the Fire Department and the Central and West End fire fighting apparatus responded. A fire was in progress in the Radio Building at the North West corner, caused by a lighted cigarette butt igniting some dust between the ceiling and the partitions of the Billiard Room. Eventually the fire broke out through the roof of the building where it adjoins the Belmont Beer Parlour. After an hour of fighting, the Firemen had the blaze out, but considerable damage was done to the two buildings, mainly by water.
JAMES BERRIGAN: After months of treatment in Hospital, and months of patiently hoping against hope by his now bereaved family, there passed away on New Year’s Day, James Berrigan, son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Berrigan, Renews. Always a ray of sunshine in his home and elsewhere, deep indeed was the regret when the news of his death in the prime of life, was announced. Only a desperate effort of love to see his treasured wife and six baby girls, could give the superhuman strength a man in his painful and weak condition needed, to brave the hardship of winter roads to reach home just a few days before his death.
The joy of this short space with his loved ones seemed to give new life to the invalid, but God had marked his span. Surrounded by all that made life dear, he calmly gave back his life to his Creator. Very Rev. Dean McCarthy was constantly in attendance to sweeten the road to Eternity.
As a member of the Choir in Renews Parish Church, he will be missed not only as a singer of no mean order, but most of all for the reverent prayerful influence he exercised on the younger members. As might be expected from a scion of an old respect Irish family, he had a great sense of humour which was simply contagious. No looking at the dark side of things in his company. For this we bless his memory, and only wish that many of his disposition could be found in these war cloud days, especially, to help to look calmly on life’s problems.
After Requiem, celebrated by the Very Rev. Dean McCarthy, the remains were borne to the cemetery amidst manifestations of sincere sorrow. Besides his wife and young family, he leaves two sisters in Renews, Mrs. Rd. Chidley and Mrs. P McCarthy, to all of whom we extend deepest sympathy. R.I.P. – CORRESPONDENT.
THOMAS J. HALL: SYDNEY, January 7th - The death occurred in the City Hospital at an early hour this morning, of Thomas J Hall, well known Sydney resident, and a native of Newfoundland. He was 65 years old and had been ailing for the past couple of months. His passing will be regretted and mourned by a host of friends and acquaintances.
Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, John, in Sydney, three daughter, Mrs. John Curry and Helen Hall both in Dorchester, Mass., Mrs, Vernon Peach in Glace Bay; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Michael Lahey, in Port Morien; Rev. Sister Consulata in Lourdes, N.S. also one brother Alex and a sister Mrs. Elizabeth Gillis in Newfoundland. The deceased resided on Prince Street and was employed at the Steel Plant for many years.
WILSON - At St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on January 12th to Catherine, wife of William Wilson, 98 Pleasant Street, a daughter.
LESTER – MOULTON: On Wednesday, 17th December 1941 at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, by the Rev. Canon Stirling, Margaret Elaine, daughter of Mrs. Beatrice House and the late George A Moulton of Bonavista, to George Gladstone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward a Lester of St. John’s.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Three local men were before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with causing a disturbance and breaking a door in the Goodview Cafe. One was fined $5.00 another $15.00 and the third $20.00. They were ordered to pay compensation for the damage done.
A the regular monthly meeting of the Men’s Patriotic Association on Bell Island, held last Thursday night, it was decided to present every boy who comes home on leave, with $10.00 and a carton of cigarettes. The expenses of same will be met out of the general fund of the Association. — The Bell Islander.
Ruts and holes in various parts of many streets are making it difficult for drivers of vehicles. Several have reported broken springs and damages to other parts of cars in the past couple of days.
Traffic conditions on Water Street West just now are very bad. With banks of snow piled on either side of the street, there is barely room for motor cars and street cars to pass, and traffic jams are continuous.
A man who was before Court yesterday after being arrested on complaint of his wife, who stated she was in bodily fear him, was put under bond to keep the peace.
The snowstorm on Thursday night, closed the surface haulage, and stockpiling began at all mines Friday morning. — The Bell islander.
Shortly after 10 o’clock last night, a horse owned by R.W. Sparkes of Golf Avenue, and driven by F. French, was hit by a motor car owned and driven by Michael Jackman, Pleasant Street. The horse was badly injured and Dr. Furneaux, Veterinarian, is attending to the injured animal.
JANUARY 15TH 1942
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Tucker of St. John’s announce the engagement of their daughter, Ruby, to Mrs. Isaac Mercer, L.L.B., son of Mrs. Mercer and the late William Mercer of Sunnyside, T.B.
LAMBERT - Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, January 14th, after a short illness, Emily Lambert, widow of the late John Lambert, in her 83 year. Leaving to mourn one son and one daughter. Funeral on Friday at 3 p.m. from her late residence, 375 Duckworth Street.
LANGDON - Passed peacefully away after a long illness at the General Hospital yesterday morning, John, aged 56 years, eldest son of Susanna and the late John Langdon. Leaving to mourn mother, wife, 1 daughter, 3 sons, 1 sister, 1 brother, 4 grandchildren. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. Friday, from his late residence, 8 Brine Street.
FREDERICK MARTYN: Frederick Leo Martyn, well known in Montreal business circles, died at St. Mary’s Hospital Saturday, after a short illness. He was in his 66th year. A native of Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, he came to Montreal in 1909 and was associated with the business of Mercantile Collections, Adjustments, and Audits. He was also a Commissioner of the Supreme Court in the Province of Quebec.
He is survived by his wife, formerly Ida Fitzgerald, two sons, Leo G. Martyn, Montreal, and Rudolphe V. Martyn, of Toronto; three daughter, Mrs. S. Robertson, of Chicago, and Mrs. Thomas Baggs and Mrs. W. J. Smith, of Montreal.
The funeral will take place today, leaving the parlour of Thomas Kane, Dorchester Street West, in time for service at 8.30 a.m. at St. Anthony Church. Burial will be in Cotes des Neiges Cemetery. - Montreal Star. (Miss Gertrude Martyn, of the Bishop’s Palace at Harbor Grace, and Mrs. Agnes Bouzanne of Bay de Verde, are sisters, and Mr. Peter Martyn. of Montreal, is a brother of the deceased.)
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
In the current issue of the Montreal Standard there are some excellent pictures of the fire which destroyed the Arena and the Curling rink.
All the schools in the vicinity of Bay Roberts reopened last week after the Christmas vacation. The teaching staff in all schools, are the same as last year.
The Bay Roberts Guardian states that Nurse Winsor of the Department of Public Health and Welfare has been transferred from Spaniard’s Bay to Bay Roberts.
At St. Matthew’s Church, Bay Roberts, the marriage took place recently of Lewis John, eldest son of Mrs. Elizabeth Roach and the late Joseph Roach, Coley’s Point, to Lillian Iona, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kearley of Bay Roberts.
Dr. and Mrs. Russell Strong recently of Milltertown, are now in town. Dr. Strong having taken Dr. McLoughlan’s place here. Dr. McLoughlan recently accepted a position on the Medical Staff of the Sanitorium, St. John’s. - Grand Falls Advertiser.
Sergeant Air Gunner Clarence R. Morgan of Bay Roberts, who has completed his training for the Royal Air Force in Canada, has arrived home on leave to visit his father, Mr. John Morgan, before proceeding overseas. The W.P.A. held a reception in his honour on Tuesday night.
JANUARY 16TH 1942
HON. CAPT. RANDELL PASSED SUDDENLY
Had Notable Career As Master Mariner And In Business Life of the Community
In the sudden passing of Hon. Captain I.R. Randell, St. John’s and Newfoundland generally, have lost a widely known and highly respected citizen. In his career, first as a Master Mariner, then in the business life of the community, and in both Houses of Parliament in which he served, Captain Randell was known and admired as a man of rare character, unwavering loyalties and a deep sense of honour. His views, based on a wide experience, were uniformly sound and given with a directness and clarity that never failed to impress.
Captain Rendell was born at Port Rexton on February 15th 1871, of a family whose seafaring traditions could be traced for generations. He gained his Master Mariner’s ticket at the age of 24, and for 25 years commanded ships, both sail and steam, on foreign voyages. He was one of the group of skilled and seasoned sailors who maritime record made Newfoundlanders respected in may corners of the globe. His magnificent work in rescuing the crew of the S.S. Newfoundland in the 1914 Sealing Disaster, when he brought home thirty-five members of the crew of that ship alive, and twenty-seven dead, evoked high praise and is still remembered. He was on several occasions, engaged by the Canadian Government for Arctic Voyages, and his knowledge of the far North was known and called upon many times, by Canadian Officials and Members of Parliament.
In 1916 he delivered the S.S. Bonaventure to the Russian Government at Archangel. In 1920 he joined the firm of A.H. Murray & Co. Ltd., of which he was a Director at the time of his death. He was twice elected to the House of Assembly for Trinity District, and in 1931, was appointed to a seat in the Legislative Council. He was a member of the St. John’s Harbor Commission, and his appointment as a member on a number of Courts of Enquiry, testified to his knowledge and judgement in Nautical matters. For a number of years he has held the post of Honorary Consul in Newfoundland for the Dominion Republic.
In his life, Captain Rendell represented something that was Newfoundland at its finest, and his many friends who mourn his passing, will remember and salute again, the race of skilled and fearless Newfoundlanders, who fought and triumphed over the seven seas, and who maintained and gave added luster to the highest traditions of the seas.
Although under medical care for several months, Captain Rendell was at his office as usual yesterday, and passed away shortly after reaching his home. He leaves to mourn his widow, two sons, Capt. R.J. Rendell and Mr. H.V. Randell of this city, and five daughters, Mrs. K.W. Fraser of Montreal, Mrs. R Gushue, Mrs. V. Earle, Mrs. D. Clarke, and Mrs. E. Brophy of this city.
Yesterday Mr. Michael Walsh, of Rothwell & Bowring’s, Holdsworth Street, who was celebrating his 30th Wedding Anniversary, received a cable from his son, Driver Edward Walsh , of the 57th Nfld. Field Artillery, announcing his wedding to a young lady. The cable was a surprise. We wish the young Soldier every good luck.
Capt. J. MacKenzie, of England and Mr. Francis Murray, of Glasgow, Scotland, both members of the British Mercantile Marine, would deeply appreciate visits from officer bearers of St. Andrews Society. Both gentlemen are receiving treatment at the Grace Hospital where they have spent several months recovering from injuries received in the service of the Empire
Mr. J. Gibbs, of this City, who has been receiving treatment at the General Hospital for some time, recently returned to his home. Mr. J. MacKenzie is at present undergoing treatment at the General Hospital.
Mr. A. E. Cook, representing the Publishing Firm of Nelson and Sons Ltd., left the city by yesterday’s express en route to Canada. On this trip to Newfoundland, Mr. Cook was chiefly concerned with introducing a number of new text books to the Department of Education. Educational Authorities are at present examining these books, which aim at developing a general interest in reading widely on the parts of pupils, thus fitting admirably in the new system of education by arousing individual interest.
STATISTICS OF THE RAINFALL
Statistics of the annual rainfall consisting of rain, and melted snow as registered by two rain gauges situated five miles apart, at Windsor Lake are as follows:
Rainfall for 1941, 48.26 inches.
Rainfall for 1940, 48.97 inches.
Average rainfall for 31 years, 48.86 inches.
This report was submitted by the City Engineer, at the regular Council meeting.
RANDELL — Suddenly on Thursday evening January 15th., Hon. I.R. Randell, aged 70 years. Funeral notice later.
DULEY — Suddenly at Pool’s Cove, Fortune Bay, yesterday morning, Nelson M., second son of the late Thomas J. and Mrs. Duley. Interment at Pool’s Cove.
MacDONALD — Passed peacefully away at St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital on Thursday afternoon, January 15th, James MacDonald, aged 66 years, son of the late Patrick and Ann MacDonald, leaving to mourn a large circle of relatives, and friends. Funeral from the residence of Mr. William Hall, Major’s Path, Portugal Cove Road, tomorrow Saturday, at 2.p.m.
HANRAHAN — Died at Los Angeles, California, on January 14th Francis W. Hanrahan in his 66th year. Deceased was a son of the late Morris Hanrahan and Judith Hanrahan, and was born at King’s Cove, B.B. Newfoundland. He was a brother of the late Dr. Thomas Hanrahan, Supt. of the R.C. Schools. He leaves one sister, Mrs. John O’Donnell of this city, two nieces Miss Kathleen and Miss Rose O’Donnell, and a nephew Mr. Frank O’Donnell. Interment took place at Los Angeles.
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A truck driver was fined $3.00 at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for operating without two number plates.
The trouting season opened yesterday. A number of enthusiasts are planning to have a day fishing through the ice on Sunday.
Owners of seven motor vehicles were before the Magistrate’s Court for not carrying lights as required by law, after sunset. Fines from $1.00 and $2.00 were imposed.
The Fort Pepperrell Bus broke off an anti-freezing hydrant at Cookstown Road a couple of days ago. The accident occurred at 10.45 a.m. according to the Engineer’s report at yesterday Council meeting.
The Newfoundland Board of Trade has now removed to the front portion of the ground flat, recently occupied by the Newfoundland Tourist Bureau. The former Council Room has been taken over by Messrs. Fox, Knight, Higgins, Phelan and Hawkins.
Dressing rooms have been erected at the Bannerman Park Rink, by the City Council.
There is now a scarcity of molasses in some sections of the city, but Storekeepers are hoping to get in fresh supplies in a few days.
During the past week, three manhole covers were broken — two at Signal Hill Road, and one at the junction of Bonaventure Avenue and Allandale Road. To avoid further damage, the tops were removed and the manholes covered with plank and filled in.
The Engineer’s report at yesterday’s meeting of the Council, said that during the rainstorm on Saturday night, employees of the Sewerage Department were kept constantly occupied and did not cease until 1.30 p.m. Sunday. The men and trucks were engaged at the work of opening gullies and small drains at various places. At Duggan Street, a house was flooded and the water had to be bailed out. At a residence on Allandale Road, the water ran in through the front door and out the back door.
A truck driver was before Court yesterday, charged with having in his possession, a bottle of liquor which had a defaced label, and operating a motor vehicle whilst under the influence of liquor. Evidence was that Police reached his home to search for liquor, a few minutes after he had reached there. He appeared to be under the influence of liquor. The accused stated he was alright until he got into the heat of the house. He was fined $10.00 for having the bottle with the defaced label. On the other charge he was given the benefit of the doubt.
JANUARY 17TH 1942
FROUDE, Baxter Sgt. 798514 R.A.F previously reported missing as the result of air operations on January 3rd 1942, now reported missing and believed to have lost his life. Next of kin Wife, Mrs. Baxter Froude, 167 Pleasant Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
MRS. EDGAR DAWE - At five o’clock on Friday morning, January the sixteenth, Mrs. Edgar Dawe passed quietly away at her home, No. 3 Devon Row, Duckworth Street. She has been in failing health for some time, and on Saturday afternoon last, suffered a severe stroke from which she never rallied. Her husband, and her three children, Audrey, Daphne and Wallace, were at her bedside when the end came very quietly. She leaves to mourn her passing, beside her immediate family, two sisters, Mrs. Irene Churchill of Botwood and Mrs. George Burry of this city.
The late Mrs. Dawe was born in Bareneed, Port de Grave, Conception Bay, on March 21st 1887, the daughter of John R and Mary Antle French. She was educated at the Church of England School at Coley’s Point, and later on at Bishop Spencer College. After graduation, she taught school for several years until September 1912. She was married in Port de Grave, and from then on she made her home in St. John’s. Such is the simple record of a well spent life. But it is not only in the home circle that she will be sadly missed. For years she had been a faithful member of the Women’s Patriotic Association of St. Thomas’s Church and served for some time as Secretary. She was also a valued member of the Women’s Home Missionary Society, and her fellow workers will miss her kindly presence and zealous interest. She was also a diligent worker in the Fieldian Ladies’ Association , and was always ready to do her share, and more. In all these ways she gave such loyal service to her Church and Community as will make her memory fragrant in a very wide circle.
The sympathy of all who knew and loved her will go out to the sorrowing husband and children. The funeral will be held in St. Thomas’s Church at half pass two o’clock on Sunday afternoon.
“Father, in thy gracious keeping, Leave we now thy servant sleeping.”
The Funeral of the late Hon. I. R. Randell will take place from his late residence, 82 LeMarchant Road, to the C.of E. Cathedral, at 2.30 Monday, where a service will he held. Procession will be to the Cathedral only. Interment will take place at Port Rexton.
ADAMS — Passed peacefully away Albert T. (Bert) Adams aged 59, leaving to mourn wife, three daughters, Mary, Gertrude and Isabel, one son Edward (overseas with R.A.F.) also two sisters and four brothers. Funeral at 3 p.m. on Sunday, from his late residence 106 Duckworth Street.
DAWE — Passed peacefully away early yesterday morning after a short illness Elsie May (French), wife of Edgar Dawe in her 55th year; leaving to mourn husband, son, two daughters, two sisters, Mrs. Fred Churchill, Botwood and Mrs. George Burry, St. John’s. Funeral on Sunday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 3 Devon Row.
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Many citizens are confined to their homes suffering from colds. In the past week there were ten employees of the Sanitary Department on the sick list.
Retail price of a new shipment of Molasses in some of the City Grocery Stores is now $1.40 per gallon, which is pretty high for a commodity, which a few years ago, could be had for fifty cents per gallon.
Last week, fifty-five men and twenty- two horses were working in the Sanitary Department. The following was the work performed; 585 loads of ashes and garbage carted to dump, 53 gullies cleaned, 22 gullies dipped and carted, 8 hoppers cleaned daily.
The new S.A. Temple on Springdale Street will be officially opened at 3 p.m. on the 21st January by Lady Walwyn, supported by Mayor Carnell, and other prominent citizens. At 5.30 tea will be served and at 8.30 there will be a musical festival in the Auditorium.
A horse attached to a delivery sleigh, and owned by James Duff, Grocer, bolted yesterday morning from Casey Street. It was stopped on Waldegrave Street by Mr. A. Clark. The animal was not injured though the sleigh was damaged.
The express due here this morning, has 682 bags of foreign mail.
A local express will leave at nine o’clock tonight for points as far as Grand Falls, and returning, will leave Grand Falls tomorrow night, and will arrive back in the City on Monday morning.
JANUARY 19TH 1942
BUTLER, Roy, A.C. 2 No. 339850 R.A.F. Ground Staff, previously reported missing as the result of enemy action at sea (July 30, 1941) Now reported presumed killed on active service. Next of kin, father Mr. Robert Butler, Bell Island, C.B. Newfoundland.
Gunner 970189–Ash, Victor, Leroy, 51 Avalon Terrace City.
Gunner 971134–Menchinton, Victor Josiah, 18 Charlton Street City.
Gunner 971309–Bell, Wm. Thos, Mount Scio Road, City.
Gunner 971227–Targett, Peter, West Bay, Port au Port, St. George’s.
Gunner 971272–Duff, Thomas, Kenmount Road, City.
Gunner 971113–Robinson, Ronald Robert, no permanent address, St. John’s.
Gunner 949881–Jackson, Philip, Brigus, C.B. (Transferred from Nfld. Overseas Forestry Unit.)
Gunner 1089994–Lasaga, Martin Joseph, Flat Bay, St. George’s (Transferred from Nfld overseas Forestry Unit).
MARGARET McGRATH, Colliers - There was a gloom cast over the settlement of Colliers on November 23rd when it became known that Margaret McGrath passed away at the Mental Hospital after a brief illness. The deceased young lady had just passed her 20th birthday. She was the daughter of Mrs. Alice and the late Thomas McGrath of this settlement. She received her education at the High School of Colliers and was very successful in all grades of that school. She endeared herself to teachers and class mates by her gentle manner and genial smile, which could lighten the dullest day. There was always an air of refinement in her tone of voice. She was a lover of music and song, and her melodious voice peeled forth on Sundays, to the accompaniment of the organ strains. She was well read and could discourse on almost any topic.
Her sister Alice being home from Philadelphia during the summer months, returned during the latter part of October, taking with her, her sister Lilian. Margaret, feeling very lonely, decided to go to Argentia for a change. Here in the capacity of Waitress she was employed in No.1 barracks at Marquise. After a short space of two weeks, she was stricken with an illness that necessitated her being brought home.
Dr. O’Kelly was immediately summoned, and after some deliberation, decided to send her to the Mental Hospital. There she was taken the following morning and placed under the care of Doctors and Nurses in the hope of fighting this terrible disease.
Complications of a very serious nature soon developed, and ere Sunday November 23rd dawned, her soul had winged its way to her Maker. She was placed in a beautiful white casket and conveyed to her home on Monday. The funeral took place on Wednesday in Conception where Solemn Requiem Mass was said by Rev. Fr. Scully, and thence to the cemetery on the hill where she was reverently laid in the family plot.
To her sorrowing mother and sister, Eileen at home, Mr. John Hall, North River, four sisters and three brothers, Samuel overseas, the writer extends deepest sympathy. Requiescat in peace. — AMICUS
LAWRENCE – On January 18TH. 1942, at the Grace Hospital, to Edna wife of E.L. Lawrence, a daughter.
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The Trade Dispute Board, consisting of Professor A.M. Fraser, M.A., Mr. W.J. Walsh representing the Labour Union at St. Lawrence, and Mrs. T. LeFeuvre, representing the St. Lawrence Corporation, to consider a dispute between the Labour Union and the Operating Company, will probably hold its first meeting at St. Lawrence this morning. Professor Fraser and Mr. Walsh are now at St. Lawrence.
Early yesterday morning, some person at present unknown, broke the plate glass in the door leading into the office of Baird & Co. Two large pieces of ice were found within the building, which had been thrown through the glass. Last midnight, some person broke a plate glass window in the residence of W. Jocelyn, Theatre Hill.
Shortly before midnight Saturday, a man named Karley Toknes, fell on the ice and was brought into the Caribou Hut. The Police were notified, the ambulance summoned, and the man conveyed to the General Hospital for treatment.
A Canadian Soldier, who was charged with being drunk and disorderly and with assaulting Constable J Lynch, was fined $50.00 at the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday.
The monthly meeting of the Shop and Office Employees will be held tonight at Victoria Hall. Special busines will be to received the report of the Special Committee regarding wage discussions with the Importers and Employees Association.
JANUARY 20TH 1942
DICKIE — Passed away yesterday afternoon, January 19th, at Toronto, Edward Dickie.
SEXTON — Passed peacefully away at 4.45 a.m. Monday, Thomas Sexton. Leaving to mourn wife, four daughters and one brother. Funeral today, Tuesday, at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 57 Charlton Street.
GRANT — Passed peacefully away on January 19th, Martha Emily Grant, in her eight-third year, widow of the late John Grant, leaving to mourn their sad loss, six daughters and four sons. Funeral on Wednesday at 2.30 pm. from her son’s residence 3 Goodridge Street. May the Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.
HAZEL SOMERTON, PORTUGAL COVE, Dec. 4 – The roses still grow behind the wall. The death occurred on September 29th after a prolonged illness, of Hazel, darling daughter of Andrew and Louisa Somerton of Portugal Cove. She was in her 27th year and for eight years had been a patient and gentle sufferer. After spending two years as a Student Nurse at the Grace Hospital, she was forced by ill health to relinquish her duties, a disappointment which she felt very keenly. For five years she fought hard to regain her health, and in a small measure was successful. Her first duty when feeling well was to attend the W.P.A. meetings; there also her cheery smile and the hours spent will be missed.
The work she did could hardly be equalled. But when her future held a ray of hope, another serious breakdown occurred from which she never recovered. To all who knew her she was one of those happy spirits who regarded other suffers other than her own. Patient and gentle, she was loved by all who knew her. Her greatest thought was not to labour unduly to attendants. The high esteem in which she was held was well evidenced in the many floral tributes which adorned her casket, numbering about fifty. These were drawn by the second hearse. Her pallbearers were four of her friends, members of His Majesty’s Navy, who were home on leave; William Hammond, Tasker Harding, Pleman Rose and Wallace Miller.
A large attendance of relative and friends gathered at the home of her parents on Thursday, October 2nd, to pay their last respects, including a number from St. John’s and Bell Island. She leaves to mourn their loss her parents, one sister Mabel, her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Somerton), uncles and aunts and a large number of near and distant relatives.
“All the rivers of Thy grace I claim, Over every promise write my name” W. C. T.
MARTIN — LOCKE, NEW PERLICAN, Jan. 3rd — On December 22nd, at New Perlican, the marriage of Phyllis, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Martin, to William, son of Amy and the late Alfred Locke, of Trinity was solemnized.
The ceremony took place at 5 p.m. in St. Augustines C.of E. Church, the Rector of the Parish Rev. H.W. Facey officiating. Mrs. Eric Parrott being Organist. The bride entered the church leaning on the arm of her father, while the Wedding March was being played, and was attractively attired in a full length gown of shell pink silk net, with a lace bolero. She also wore a pink shoulder of pink carnations and ferns.
The bride’s only attendant was her cousin Miss Frances Northover who wore a blue embroidered gown with pink hat and wore a corsage of carnations and fern. Mr. Eric A Parrott performed the duties of best man. During the ceremony, the Hymns “Lead us Heavenly Father, Lead us” and “O Father all Creating” were sung.
After the service, the bridal party motored to the home of the bride’s parents, where the reception was held and the usual toasts honoured. The wedding presents were many from friends at Trinity and New Perlican and elsewhere, and showed the esteem in which the young couple are held. We extend all good wishes for a long and happy wedded life. (Sgd. ) WELL WISHER.
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Two motorists were fined fifty cents each yesterday, for having defective tail lights on their cars. Five others were convicted and sentences were suspended.
A motorist was before Court yesterday charged with operating after sunset with no taillight showing, and with having his number plate obscured by mud. He was fined $1.50.
A man who was before Court yesterday charged with being drunk and assaulting the Police, was fined $15.00.
Many have made arrangements to enjoy the holiday tomorrow, and they hope the weather will be fine. The next holiday after tomorrow will be St. Patrick’s Day. There will be no whole holiday in February.
The light fall of snow yesterday, improved walking conditions in the city, by covering some of the icy places.
An American Soldier was before Court yesterday charged with being in possession of a bottle of liquor, on which was a defaced label. He was fined $15.00.
Two Navy Ratings were before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with breaking a plate glass window in the premises of F.V. Cheesman. They were released on bail to appear on February 18th on which date a witness not now available, is expected to be here.
The case against two Seamen charged with breaking a plate glass window in the Woodstock Sales and Service, was continued yesterday. The window was broken with an empty flask, which was found inside. One of the accused stated that he had given the flask to another party. He had two, both of which were given away, but one of the men to whom he had given one, produced it in Court. Judge Browne stated the evidence was mostly circumstantial, and he stated he will hand down judgement later.
JANUARY 22ND 1942
IVANY, Ambrose Gordon, Seaman JX230171 R.N., dangerously ill with abscess of throat. Next of kin mother, Mrs. Joshua Ivany, King Street, Windsor, Newfoundland.
HEALEY, Maxwell, Seaman LT/JX315749 R.N., Previously reported admitted to Hospital at Lowestoft suffering from appendicitis with peritonitis, on dangerous case list. Now removed from seriously ill list, and progressing favourably. Next of kin mother, Mrs. Ellen Healey, 36 Belvedere Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
SQUIRES, Francis Ernest John, Aircraft Man, No. 1356560 R.A.F., removed from seriously ill list progressing favourably. (previously reported dangerously ill with pulmonary embolism) Next of kin sister, Miss Gladys Squires, Oldshop, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.
KNIGHT — Passed peacefully away this Thursday morning, Fannie Maud, widow of the late Herbert E. Knight. Funeral notice later. No flowers by request.
FLAVIN — Passed peacefully away on January 21st, Joseph Flavin, aged 69 years, son of the late David and Catherine Flavin. Funeral Friday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 18 Mayor Avenue.
POWER — Passed peacefully away on January 21st Michael F. Power, aged 53 years, beloved husband of Jean Power, leaving to mourn wife, 4 sons, 6 daughter, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and 7 grandchildren. Funeral Friday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 6 Convent Square. R.I.P. Boston and New York papers please copy.
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The adjourned extraordinary general meeting of the Civil Service Association will be resumed in the T.A. Armoury tomorrow night.
The married members of the Police and Fire Departments, held a dance last night at the Drill Hall. It was a most enjoyable event. A couple of week ago the unmarried members held a similar event.
The trial of Hubert “Barney” Rice, charged with assault, will take place at the Supreme Court today with a special jury.
A twenty year old resident of the Sandpits was before Court on Tuesday, charged with being drunk and disorderly on the public street, and also charged with sliding over Barter’s Hill, contrary to regulations recently issued. He was fined $5.00 on each count.
James G. Blake, Sr, Editor of the Western Star, who recently resigned from his post, left on the return to the United States. He was accompanied by Mrs. Blake. Their son James G. Blake, Jr. left here a week ago to enlist in the American Army. — Humber Herald.
On Tuesday afternoon, before His Honour Browne, the hearing of a charge of assault began. The principals are a man named Baird, resident of Manuels, and Sergt, Fred Churchill at that place. There is a claim and a counterclaim. The alleged assault took place at a dance and both were badly beaten. Evidence for Sergt Churchill concluded on Tuesday and some evidence was taken for Baird before adjournment was taken.
In the Central District Court on Tuesday, His Honour Judge Browne handed downed judgement in the action taken by Dorothy Kent against Fred Kavanagh. This was an action for damages caused when two cars collided at the junction of Freshwater Road and Stamp’s Lane on August 31st 1941. Judgement was for the Plaintiff, but the amount is to be assessed by the Clerk of the Court. The claim was for $175.00. Mr. R.C.B Mercer appeared for the plaintiff and Mr. J.D. Higgins for the Defendant.
JANUARY 23RD 1942
THE THINNING RANKS
Lieut. Francis A Edens Laid to Rest:
“Drifted by the ruthless wind,
The silent snow lies deep,
But underneath hat downy quilt
Next Summer’s roses sleep.”
That was the thought yesterday afternoon, when at Belvedere Cemetery, all that was mortal of the late Francis A. Edens, was laid where the snow was white and deep — white as the gallant life which had passed so recently.
The funeral was worthy of the young Officer, all that he stood for, and a remembrance of his patriotic family — which had sent three sons to the last Great War. The work of Francis Edens, since the present conflict darkened the horizon, in connection with the Ex-Officers’ Smokers Fund, had awakened a lively interest throughout the country, and most grateful letters from the men now serving overseas. The Edens’ contributions to the past and present struggle, has not been forgotten.
At the final obsequies from the residence of Mrs G.M. Paddon, 17 Military Road, a large detachment of Ex-Officers and other Ranks, wearing poppies, preceded the hearse on which the casket was draped with the Union Jack, and the only floral tribute by request, was the G.W.V.A. wreath.
Lieutenants W.L.G. Munn, J.J. Strong, R. McK Chafe, C.F. Garland, Jas. P. Lang. H.G.R. Mews, A.C. Holmes and R.B. Herder, acted as pall-bearers, and the attendance of mourners, which included representative of Church and State, the Legal, Medical and other professions, was particularly large .
At the R.C. Cathedral, the prayers for the deceased were offered by Right Rev. Monsignor W.P.H. Kitchin and R.T. McGrath, and at the grave side, the final benediction was given by Rev. J.W. O’Mara.
Sympathy to a brave Mother, the two sisters (Mesdames Paddon and Albert Martin) and the brother Gerard, is most sincerely extended, as with the passing of the years, we realize how quickly the ranks of the War Veterans are thinning, those who were present at Belvedere yesterday and heard the Ritual of The War Vets recited by Dominion Pres. W.R. Dawe, were moved by the deep intense ‘silence’ and must have felt that when beyond the distant hills the golden sun of life decends, there is beauty in the true and faithful fFriends who demonstrate their loyal remembrance.
W. J. GUILFOYLE, J.P. - On Thursday, January 8th. W.J. Guilfoyle, J.P., one of Riverhead’s most highly esteemed and life long residents, passed away peacefully to his eternal reward, fortified by the rights of the Church of which he was a devoted member.
Born at Riverhead in 1857, the late W. J. Guilfoyle was the son of the late Edward and Bridget Guilfoyle. After finishing a brilliant teaching profession he taught schools at Bryant’s Cove and Upper Island Cove, and later was appointed Principal of St. Joseph’s Academy at Riverhead, where he continued his work for forty-six years until he retired. Many of his pupils – Captains in the United States and Canada — will learn with deep regret of the death of “Master” Guilfoyle.
Left to mourn the loss of this kind father is one son, Reginald, and many grandchildren.
The funeral was held from his late residence, to St. Joseph’s Church, where High Mass and Office was celebrated by His Excellency Bishop O’Neill, assisted by Rev. Father J. Peddle and F. R. Terry. Interment took place at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Harbor Grace. COM.
His large circle of friends and acquaintances will learn with sincere regret of the passing of Mr. John Gibbs, who death occurred yesterday afternoon. The deceased gentleman was in his 58th year, and up to a short while ago enjoyed good health. In December last, he entered the General Hospital for treatment, returning to his home 62 Prescott Street early in the present month.
John Gibbs, or ‘Jack’ as he was generally called, was a man of kindly traits, charitable and ever willing and ready to do a good turn. His cheery disposition and optimistic outlook, made for him many friends whose confidence and respect he held over a long period of years.
The deceased always took a keen and deep interest in all matters pertaining to Newfoundland affairs, with the result that he was unusually well informed of all phases of the Country Trade and Commerce. He was possessed of a remarkable memory, and could recite figures and facts with an almost uncanny precision.
For many years, the deceased was Customs Appraiser in the Postal Department, which branch of the service he brought to a high state of efficiency, receiving official appreciation of his work from the several Ministers he served under. Later he was transferred to the Main Customs Examining Store as Chief Appraiser, where he gave the same faithful service as marked his work in the Customs department of the Postal Service. On the re-organization of the Customs in 1931, he was placed on the retired list, and since that date was engaged on his own behalf in the business of Commission Agent.
On several occasions he was specially selected by the Government to visit many of the larger industrial centres, and his work on each occasion, was both faithfully and thoroughly performed.
The deceased was one who made friends quickly, as his general ways and cheerful disposition drew people to him. These friendships were by no means confined to his native land, but extended to Canadian and American cities, where there will be many business men and Commercial Travellers who will hear with regret of his passing.
The deceased took a deep interest in the mineral development of the Country, and could from memory, quote facts and figures covering the major operations for the past thirty years.
The late Mr. Gibbs always demonstrated a strong sense of loyalty to his friends and close associates. He was a man of quite disposition. Never seeking the limelight, he none the less kept himself fully posted on local events. He was steadfast in his own views and opinions, but always ready to give consideration to the opinion of others.
Left to mourn his loss are wife, two sisters, and one brother, Hon. M. P. Gibbs K.C.
The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon at 2.30 from his late residence, 62 Prescott Street. COM.
GIBBS — Passed peacefully away after a short illness, fortified by rites of Holy Church, John Gibbs, in his 58th year, leaving a widow, one brother and three sisters, to mourn his sad loss. Funeral on Saturday at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, No. 63 Prescott Street. R. I. P.
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Two girls were before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday and were convicted of being drunk and disorderly and with breaking a pane of glass in a small store. They were remanded for sentence.
Rev. J.J. Murray was the Preacher at last night’s exercises of the Holy Name Society Triduum at the Cathedral. Tonight Rev. R.T. McGrath, Spiritual Director will deliver the sermon.
An emergency meeting of Lodge Tasker No. 454 S.C., A.F. and A.M., was held last night at the Mason’s Temple for degree work.
During the blackout period, the Public Library will close at 6 p.m. daily except on Saturdays when it will close at 9:30 p.m.
JANUARY 25TH 1942
YOUNG GIRL DROWNED AT GAMBO YESTERDAY
Presence of Mind of Young Companion Averts Triple Tragedy On Gambo Pond
Genevieve Dawson, aged 12 years, daughter of Mr. James Dawson of Gambo, lost her life by drowning in Gambo Pond, about 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon, and though the presence of mind of a very much smaller girl, she saved her own life and that of a baby, who was riding on a coaster.
Genevieve Dawson, hauling a coaster on which was a very small child, and with a little older girl pushing, was walking along on the ice covering Gambo Pond, and a little distance from the shore, when she walked into an opening in the ice that apparently she has not noticed. The small child, whose name was not available last night, who was pushing the coaster, with magnificent presence of mined, pulled the coaster back when Genevieve Dawson fell through and disappeared. This action undoubtedly averted a triple tragedy. Up to a late hour last night the body had not been recovered.
The Daily News is indebted to Mr. J.M Duggan, Railway Agent at Gambo, for the information as to the drowning.
Appointed Senior Game Warden For Newfoundland
Sergeant H. Walters Of Ranger Force Is Appointed
Sergt. H. Walters of the Ranger Force has been appointed Senior Game Warden for Newfoundland.
For purposes of game supervision, the Island is divided into eight departments, each of which is in charge of a Local Warden. As Chief Supervisor, Sgt. Walters will tour these districts and make a thorough study of the general situation. He has already dealt with a section of the West Coast; and leaves St. John’s in a few days’ time to visit in the interior along the railway line.
Sergt. Walters now holds the position of Senior Game Warden, in addition to being an Officer in the Ranger Force. His many friends throughout the Island will be glad to hear of Harry Walters’ success. An old Memorial and a former teacher, he left the teaching profession to join the Ranger Force when that body was organized at the beginning of Government by Commission.
Young Captain Takes Rest After Active Year
Capt. Frank Collins of Carmanville Has tied Up Vessel For Winter
Captain Frank Collins of Carmanville, N.D.B., has concluded a successful season’s freighting, and the “Neva Belle” is now tied up in St. John’s Harbor. Besides making several trips to distant points on the Newfoundland and Labrador Coast, Capt. Collins voyaged to Canadian Ports, and would have ventured as far South as Barbados but for the difficulty of securing a crew to sail through the submarine zone.
Still in his early thirties, the young Captain has had twenty years of seafaring, having commanded several schooners. He left the city on Thursday for Carmanville, to spend a few months with his family, before going “down to the sea again” in the early spring.
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A meeting of the Importers and Employees Association was held last night at the Board of Trade rooms.
Mr. R.C. Carr has replaced Mr. A. Bannister as Assistant at the Bank of Nova Scotia. Mr. Bannister is being transferred to Bonavista. Mr. Howard Moore is also coming here to replace Mr. James Rorke who is being transferred to St. John’s. — The Bell Islander.
A girl was before Court yesterday charged with intent to defraud by obtaining goods at two stores, stating that she was authorized to have them charged to a lady resident of Springdale Street. The hearing of the case was postponed.
There were fifty-five men working in the Sanitary Department last week with 22 horses. The following work was performed — 571 loads of ashes and garbage carted, 51 gullies cleaned, 10 gullies dipped and carted, 8 hoppers attended to daily.
An old offender, who had been only a month released from the Penitentiary, was convicted at Bell Island last week, for attempting to break into the store of Richard Lamswood at the Front, on New Year’s Eve night. He was sentenced to three months imprisonment with hard labour. — The Bell Islander.
The Bell Islander states the 18 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Shaw died in Hospital this week as a results of burns. Whilst Mrs. Shaw was out of doors at the clothesline, and the child was alone in the house, the little one’s clothes caught fire from the stove. She was rushed to Hospital but died from the injuries.
An American Soldier, before the Magistrate’s Court, charged with assaulting George Giannou of the Terry Inn, was fined $20.00
A sixteen year old youth was before Court yesterday, charged with attempting to force an entrance to the premises of M.J. O’Brien & Co. Ltd., and also for housebreaking. He was remanded. He and another was seen near the offices of Messrs. O’Brien Ltd. early yesterday morning, and when the Police approached, they fled but he was captured. It was found that the window had been slightly raised and later a number of tools were found.
JANUARY 26TH 1942
PROMOTION IN NFLD. REGI. R.A.
166 Nfld. FIELD REGT. R.A.
970432 A/L Sgt. Manuel E. W. Promoted to the War Substantive Rank of Bombardier with effect 7/12/41
59th NFLD HEAVY REGT. R. A.
971108 Yetman R. A/Bdr. Appointed Acting Lance Sergeant with effect 12/11/41
970810 Arns, R. A. W/Bdr. appointed Acting Lance Sergeant with effect 13/11/41
970939 Gould, T. R. , A/L/Bdr. promoted Acting bombardier wef 13/11/41
971440 Bennett P. J. Gunner Appointed Acting Lance Bombardier wef 22/10/41
971448 Boulos A. D. Gunner, Appointed Acting Lance bombardier wef 19/11/41
970787 Bursey R. Gunner, appointed Acting lance Bombardier wef 91/11/41
970772 Hurley F. Gunner. Appointed Acting Lance bombardier wef 19/11/41
970763 Jackson R. Gunner. Appointed Acting Lance Bombardier wef 19/11/41
971021 Janes G. W. Gunner appointed Acting lance Bombardier wef 19/11/41
971521 King F. Gunner appointed Acting Lance Bombardier wef 19/11/41/
970775 Noseworthy T Gunner. Appointed Acting lance bombardier wef 19/11/41
971473 Sullivan A. Gunner. Appointed Acting Lance Bombardier wef 19/11/41
971316 Murray M.P. Gunner. Appointed Acting Lance Bombardier wef 18/11/41
290894 Pittman C. A/L/Bdr. Promoted Acting Bombardier wef 20/11/41/
970931 Rendell D. C. A. A./L/Bdr. promoted Acting Bombardier wef 20/11/41
970870 Wall F. G. A/L Bdr. Promoted Acting Bombardier wef 20/11/41
970798 Donnelly P. M. A/Bdr. Appointed Acting Lance Sergeant wef 20/11/41
MARY ANN DARCY: Fortified by the rites of Holy Mother Church, a well known and highly esteemed lady, in the person of Mrs. Mary Ann Darcy, relict of the late Michael Darcy, passed away yesterday morning, at the ripe age of ninety one years.
The demise of this fine old lady, marks the passing of another of the few remaining of the grand old stock of devout Christians and earnest citizens, so particularly appreciated by the community, for the kindness of heart, the charity of tongue, and the generosity of hand, of their beautiful lives.
The deceased is survived by one son, James M. Darcey, of the Imperial Tobacco Co., Ltd. and by three daughters, Mrs. T.J. Kennedy. Mrs. L.M. Shea and Mrs. JW. Keough, for whom deep sympathy is felt in their bereavement .
The funeral will take place on tomorrow, Tuesday, at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 47 New Gower Street, and interment will be at Belvedere Cemetery.
BEGAN MIDNIGHT ALL OVER CITY
Evidence That citizens Are Anxious to Do All That is Required
Promptly at last midnight, the two week trial blackout started, and whilst at that hour it was difficult to judge fairly, it can be said that so far as could be seen, citizens generally have co-operated with the authorities to make a success of the trial. Members of the Constabulary who were on duty during the night, stated that except in a few rare cases, the regulations were strictly adhered to, and even where there was cause for complaint, it was only because citizens had not blacked out their homes thoroughly. Up to 2 a.m. the moon was bright, and it was fairly easy to get around, but after that, the streets everywhere were in inky blackness, and the few who were forced to be out, found it difficult getting about. The slippery conditions of the streets added to the hazards.
It was seen that the warning given by the Director of Civil Defence, to pedestrians as well as to drivers of cars, was timely. Cars that had their headlights dimmed in accordance with the regulations, showed little light for driving through they were visible to pedestrians. Some of the cars, including some of the Military Authorities, have had their mudguards painted white and this makes them more easily seen.
During the past few days, members of the Police Force from outlying places were called into town for this two weeks. At 11 o’clock last night, a large number of the Police went on duty. All have been supplied with white belts, and it is surprising how these show up in the darkness.
The real test, so far as citizens are concerned, will begin tonight at 6.30 p.m. and will continue every night for the next two weeks except Saturday and Sunday. Wardens, Police and Naval and Military Patrols will be on duty checking up, and citizens will do well to heed the warnings given. This, as the Director of Civil Defence has pointed out, is not a “phony” blackout, and care will be given to see that all requirements are carried out by everyone.
Letter From His Grace
At the City R. C. Churches yesterday, a letter was read from His Grace the Archbishop, urging the congregation to cooperate wit the Authorities, and advising the people to remain indoors except in case of necessity.
PLINGAN — Passed peacefully away Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Kitty Plingan, nee Kitty O’Brien. Funeral notice later.
HISCOCK — Passed away at the Grace Hospital, Sunday afternoon, after a short illness, Edward Harold Hiscock, Jr., aged 14½ years, eldest son of E.H. and Emily Hiscock, leaving to mourn mother, father, three sisters and two brothers. Funeral on Tuesday, Jan. 27th, at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 41 Prince of Wales Street.
POWER — Passed peacefully away on Jan. 24th, Jean Bonnell, aged 46 years, beloved wife of the late Michael Power (Barber), leaving to mourn a father, sister, 4 sons, 6 daughters and 7 grandchildren. Funeral today, Monday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 6 Convent Square. Canadian and American papers please copy.
FOLLETT — Passed away suddenly at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25th, James Follett, aged 64 years, leaving to mourn wife, six sons, one daughter, three brothers, three sisters, seventeen grandchildren. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 7 John Street. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.
LARNER — Passed peacefully away on Jan. 24th, after a short illness, Gertrude Jean, aged 12 years, daughter of Florence and the late George Larner, leaving to mourn, mother, one sister and one brother. Funeral today Monday, at 2.30 p.m. from 81 Hayward Ave.
DARCY — Sunday morning the 25th of January, Mary Ann, aged 91, widow of the late Michael J. Darcy, leaving one son, James M. Darcy, and three daughters, Mrs. T.J Kennedy, Mrs. L.M. Shea and Mrs. J.W. Keough. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. L.M. Shea, 47 New Gower Street. No flowers by request.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The ice on the ponds yesterday was in good condition, but it was quite cold with a high wind and rather uncomfortable, though there were a good many skaters despite the conditions.
The monthly meeting of the Union of Municipal Workers was held yesterday afternoon. It was to have been held tonight but was held yesterday because of the blackout.
The Summerside Correspondent of the Western Star states, “A general lay-off occurred at the new plant here last week. With the arrival of another shipment of machinery however, it is expected the work will be resumed and rushed to completion.
The Triduum for the members of the Holy Name Society concluded yesterday afternoon at the R. C. Cathedral. The exercises were conducted by Rev. R.T. McGrath, Spiritual Director. In the morning, the members attended eight o’clock Mass and Holy Communion.
Club Hamilton will not be open to night or tomorrow night. There will be a dance on Wednesday night.
The monthly meeting of the Star of the Sea Association was held yesterday afternoon and much business was transacted.
A special meeting of the Benevolent Irish Society was held yesterday morning when important business was transacted.
An American Soldier was before Court on Saturday charged with being intoxicated whilst in charge of a Military Truck. He was turned over to the American Authorities to be dealt with.
A man was before Court on Saturday charged with having a defective chimney in his house. The case was postponed for a week and in the meantime, the accused was ordered to have the trouble remedied.
The annual meeting of the Child Welfare Association will be held this afternoon at 3.30 p.m. at Government House.
The train leaving tomorrow morning will make connection at Argentia for Bay Routes to Placentia Bay.
The Old Colony Club will be closed tonight and tomorrow night to make necessary adjustments for the blackout. On Wednesday night the Rhythm Kings will be in attendance.
A regular meeting of the City Council will be held in the afternoon at 2.30 p.m. This is the first of the Monday meetings decided on last week. Hitherto, meetings of the Committee of the Whole were held on Tuesday.
Letters received on Saturday, from members of the Newfoundland Regiment Heavy Artillery, stated that all the Christmas parcels were received OK. That was welcome news to relatives, as last year there were complaints that many parcels were not received.
On Saturday afternoon, a lady motorist driving on Barn’s Road saw a child on a slide entering the road from one of the side streets. Trying to avoid hitting the child, the car swerved, with the result that it collided with a Hydrant. The car and hydrant were damaged.
His Honour Judge Browne has issued a warning that cases of assault, robbery, larceny, disorderly conduct, reckless driving, etc., committed during the blackout, will be dealt with by the Court as severely as the law permits. His Honour requests the co-operation of the public with the Police, in maintaining order during the blackout.
JANUARY 27TH 1942
EBENEZER HUTCHINGS: The death occurred at Spaniard’s Bay on January 12th of Ebenezer Hutchings in his seventy-seventh year. Thus there passes from the Community, a man whose life was marked by honest toil, one who bore the heat and burden of the days. Ebenezer Hutchings was a fisherman, and a fisherman of a type that is rare among us now. Used to the sea from his childhood, he grew up to love its ways and to wrest his livelihood from its waters. It can truly be said that fishing was his calling. For forty-seven years he visited the Labrador Coast with a crew of men under his charge. In that long period of time his experiences were many and varied. Through storms and calm, battling with the elements, he toiled on and found his greatest joy in just such a life. As a fisherman he was outstandingly successful, and his record of catches ranks among the best of those established on the Labrador Coast in his time.
Ebenezer Hutchings was “a friend to men”. He was a kind and generous neighbour, and to the stranger he at all times extended the hand of hospitable friendship. Interment took place on Wednesday January 14th at the C. of E. cemetery, Spaniard’s Bay, Rev. E. Hunt officiating. The L.O.A. of which deceased had been a member for over fifty years, was in attendance, as well as many residents and friends. Left to mourn are one son and three daughters in Canada, two sons and four daughters in Newfoundland, and many other relatives and a wide circle of friends. Correspondent.
W. J. GUILFOYLE, Riverhead
Hr. GRACE — At the coming of dawn on Thursday morning, January 8th, the Angel of Death visited this place, and removed from our midst one of our most respected and prominent men, in the person of W.J. Guilfoyle.
At the age of eighty-five years “Master” Guilfoyle, as he was more familiarly known to everyone far and near, was the son of the late Edward and Bridget Guilfoyle, and for fifty years was engaged in the teaching profession, forty-six of which he gave of his best to his own people. Possessed of rare talents combined with a keen mind and sound judgement, he was well fitted to play his part in his educational work, and many of our men who have attained positions as Navigators and Captains in other Countries, owe their success to his sound teachings and his thorough knowledge of the subjects, and also the methods which he employed in his teachings. He also filled the position in this place for many years prior to his death, and his wise counsel and sound advice was to be had at any time for the asking.
He was also a great lover of music, and some of the happiest hours of his life were those spent with the violin, which he played with a Master’s hand. During his late years he was engaged in business. It may be truly said that he was one of nature’s men.
His funeral was attended by a large number of citizens and took place on Saturday morning after High Mass and Office, celebrated by His Excellency Bishop O’Neill of Hr. Grace, assisted by Fr. Peddle and Terry.
The numerous messages , telephone calls, etc. from all parts, including several large floral offerings from the business with which he was associated during his time in business, give ample proof of the place he held in the Community. Left to mourn is his son, Reginald, with who he lived, also several grandchildren and a large number of relatives and friends, to whom we extend sincere sympathy.
May his soul rest in peace. G. C. EX-PUPIL, Riverhead Hr. Grace, January 12th, 1942.
PLINENNEGER — The funeral of the late Mrs. Kitty Plinenneger takes place tomorrow, Wednesday at 2.30 p.m. from Murphy’s Mortuary Rooms.
DARCY — Sunday morning, the 25th of January, Mary Ann, aged 91, widow of the late Michael J Darcy, leaving one son, James M Darcy, and three daughters, Mrs. T J. Kennedy, Mrs. L.M. Shea and Mrs. J W. Keough. Funeral today, Tuesday, at 2.30 p.m. from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. L.M. Shea, 47 New Gower St. No flowers by request.
FURLONG — Passed peacefully away Monday, January 26th, Johanna Furlong, widow of the late Sergeant Edward Furlong, leaving to mourn two sons, Denis J. and Archibald of this city, and two daughter, Mrs. R.P. Simms of Sherbrooke, P.Q. and Mrs. T.J. Kelly of St. Lawrence, Placentia Bay. Funeral tomorrow, Wednesday at 2.30 p.m. from the residence of her son, 126 Barnes Road.
WAY — Passed peacefully away on January 26th (Monday), at 10.45 p.m. in her 78th year, Leah, wife of Joseph Way, formerly of Greenspond, leaving to mourn husband, 3 sons, 2 daughters and 2 brothers, and a number of other relatives. Funeral on Wednesday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence , 35A Patrick Street.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The Winter Garden rink at the rear of the Newfoundland Hotel was not open last night and a large number who visited there for skating were disappointed. With the bright moonlight it was an ideal night.
A truck driver from Topsail was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with driving whilst under the influence of liquor. Some evidence was taken and the case will be continued on tomorrow.
The Twillingate Sun stated that seals made their escape since December when some bedlamers were netted and a few old deals were seen. Last week there was a report of many old seals and turrs, seen offshore, indicating the presence of ice.
During the month of December 2884 days of care were given at the Twillingate Memorial Hospital the average number of patients per day being 93.03. There were eight patients admitted and 103 discharged, in the same month there were seventeen births and 4 deaths at the Hospital. — Twillingate Sun
Yesterday, Magistrate O’Neill with Assistant Chief of Police Strange and Mr. S.J. Hawkins, Solicitor, visited the home of Mrs. Angela Earle, Blackhead Road, to take her evidence in the charge against a Canadian Soldier, who is charged with dangerous driving on October 2nd last. Mrs. Earle was on the sidewalk of Water St. West, when it was claimed that the accused, who was driving a motor cycle, drove it on the sidewalk to avoid a collision with a motor car. Mrs. Earle was knocked down and had her leg fractured. The case was partly heard shortly after the accident, but its conclusion was held up pending the evidence of Mrs. Earle. Mr. Hawkins is appearing for the accused.
Additional Naval and Military Patrols were on duty in the city last night during the blackout. They patrolled all sections of the city.
Several carloads of birch billets have arrived at St. George’s for different parties. The shortage of coal there this season has made the fuel business quite a problem. — Western Star.
JANUARY 28TH 1942
BORDAS — At St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital on January 23rd to Vera, wife of Michael Bordas a son (premature).
SEARS — Passed peacefully away on Tuesday January 27th William Sears, aged 76; leaving to mourn wife, three sons, and three daughters. Funeral will take place Thursday, January 29th from his late residence, 20 Brazil’s Square.
GILLESPIE — Passed peacefully away at Fortune Hr. on January 19th, William Gillespie, aged 80 years; leaving to mourn wife, two sons, John at Fortune Hr. and Alexander at New York, four daughters; Mrs. John Wiseman at Fortune Hr., Mrs John Walker and Mrs. James Lyver at New York, and Mrs. John Vickers at Witless Bay; also one stepsister, Mrs. Mary Davis at New York. R.I.P. (American papers please copy)
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The weekly half holiday will be observed today and stores will close for business at 12.30 p.m.
Forty Machinists in the Dominion Coal Company’s Machine Shop at Glace Bay, have been out on strike since January 5th. This was due to a change made by the Company in the working hours for ten men, who were changed over to night shift, their hours being from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. The men refused to accept this change because the proposal was not first submitted to negotiations before it was inaugurated by the company. — The Bell Islander.
A meeting of members of the W.H.M.A. will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3.15. His Lordship Bishop Abraham will give an address on his recent tour of the outports.
The Bonavista correspondent of the Fishermen’s Advocate states: “Many of our men who were home for the Christmas season, have returned to their various jobs in different parts of the country. This bit of temporary prosperity, for which we must be thankful, carries with it an element of sadness in that it arises out of the exigencies of the mass murder known as war.”
Engineer Charles Powers of M.S. Maneco, severed his connection with the Bell Island Steamship Co. on Wednesday last, and will leave at the end of this month to take up war service. Mr. Powers has been Engineer at the Mines for 10 years and 9 months, and was well known to the travelling public. He has been replaced by Mr. Robert Kenny formerly of M.V. Baronet. — The Bell Islander
Friends of Sergeant A.J. Candow and Hubert Burgeois of the Royal Air Force, who were home on leave, gave a party in their honour at St. Patrick’s Hall, Petries, last week During the evening a purse of money subscribed by their friends and well wishers, was presented to the boys, as token of the esteem in which they are held. The presentation was made by Sergeant H. Pitcher of the Constabulary, who voiced the sentiments of all present, in wishing the young Airmen a full measure of success. — Humber Hearld.
Two men, who are not strangers to Court circles, were yesterday charged with being loose and disorderly. They were arrested at four o’clock yesterday morning, by Constable Hollett and Trickett, in the office of the East End Taxi Stand, where they were found in comfort with the fire going. They were fined $5.00 each. Judge Browne reminded the men, they had no business being out of their homes late in the night, and he stated that they will be find $25.00 if they appear again. The Assistant Chief of Police stated that the Police have been given instructions to arrest persons who are on the street after a certain hour.
JANUARY 29TH 1942
SUDDEN PASSING OF NFLD. MAN AT CARDIFF, WALES
Ralph Hollett of This City and Formerly of Burin, Passes - Was once Member of
Police Force and Warden Mental Hospital.
Tuesday of this week, the news was received of the sudden death on December 22nd last, of Ralph Hollett, of this city, at Cardiff, Wales. The deceased, who was 29 years old, before he left St. John’s was for a time a member of the Police Force, and a Warden at the Mental Hospital.
The deceased went overseas in April 1940, serving in the Merchant Navy. After serving on two ships, he went to work in a factory in Cardiff, and passed away as a result of a heart attack on the 22nd. of December. He leaves to mourn, besides a wife and three children, three brothers, George, Customs Collector at Gaultois; Constable Thomas Hollett, of the Newfoundland Constabulary, and Charles, with the Newfoundland Railway, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred King of St. John’s and Mrs. Eric Inkpen, of Burin.
NUMBER OF VEHICLES STILL OPERATING FULL HEAD LIGHTS
Wearing of Something White Would Make People Easily Visible to Drivers
Last night was the third successive night that the “blackout” commenced at 6.30, and again it was noticeable that a number of cars and trucks were caught without their headlights being blacked out. Evidently, these motor vehicles did not propose to operate during the “blackout” hours.
Many cars have installed on their headlights, metal masks, and some of theses slip, so that cars operating on the past four nights, finally find themselves with the open portion of the headlight perpendicular instead of horizontal. On some headlights, the blackened portion would appear to be on the outside, and in consequence it has been washed off, on other cars, one headlight is correctly blacked out whilst the other has a visible spot completely circular.
Car drivers state that it is very easy to pick out our Policemen who have white patches on their belts, but it is almost impossible to see Soldiers in Uniform which blend into the darkness. They ask those who may be out after dark, that they have some white patch somewhere on their clothes, so that they may be seen.
CHARGED WITH RIFLING POCKET
Man Will Appear Before Court Today For Taking Property of Naval Man
Thursday night, whilst Naval Ratings were supping at the Sterling Restaurant, they hung their coats up before sitting down. One of them, when he put on his raglan, found that the pockets had been rifled. From the pockets had been taken, a cigarette lighter, tobacco pouch and pipe. The Police were notified, and shortly afterwards, Sergeant Joseph Seaward apprehended a man, in whose possession after a search, goods similar to the missing ones, were found. The accused will appear this morning before the Magistrate.
IMPORTS FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
OTTAWA, Jan 28th — The Bureau of Statistics reported today that Canada’s imports from Newfoundland last year, amounted to $4,273,000 as compared to $3,075,000 the previous year.
SEARS — Passed peacefully away on Tuesday Jan. 27th William Sears, aged 76, leaving to mourn wife, three sons and three daughters. Funeral will take place today, Thursday, January 29th from his late residence, 20 Brazil’s Square.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The Staff of the Aguathuna Co-operative Store, recently presented Gordon Archer, Manager, with a gold ring, to show the esteem and appreciation of those serving under his management. — Humber Hearld.
The City Council meets again at 2.30 this afternoon at the City Hall. It is probable, that following the regular business today, a special meeting will be held to consider the budget of the coming year.
Announcement was made last week that the rink at the rear of the Newfoundland Hotel, would be open during the blackout, but it has not been. On Monday night and again last night, many went there with their skates, but were disappointed.
As a result of the rain in the past few days, some of the country roads are now quite bare of snow, though there is considerable in the fields.
The express leaving this evening will be in two sections. First and secon class passengers will leave at 5 p.m. and sleeping car passengers at 5.20 p.m.
An assault case which was partly heard at the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday last, will be resumed today.
Some men, who were trouting through the ice on some of the nearby ponds yesterday, did very well. They found the ice pretty thick and cutting through was no light task.
Capt. Tom Rose, Navigation Teacher with the Adult Education Department, is at present in Port Union. Capt. Rose has had a successful record as a teacher of Navigation. Three of his pupils from St. Brendon’s alone, secured Mates tickets last fall.
The S.U.F. at Port Rexton, held their annual meeting recently, and the following Officers were elected: Worthy Master, Colin Butler, Secretary, Walter Randell; Purser, Arthur Randell; Chaplain George Butler; Chief Officer, Peter Randell; Quartermaster, Norman Randell; Lookout, Thomas Randell, Sr.
The City Council calls attention to section 369 of the St. John’s Municipal Act, which is as follows “A Substantial ladder shall be fixed to the roof of every dwelling house, and kept in good repair by the owner thereof, except where a regular access to the roof from the inside, is provided.” At Mondays meeting of the Council it was decided to ask the assistance of the Police in checking up on the law and seeing that it was enforced. This action was taken at the suggestion of the Director of Civil Defence.
JANUARY 30TH 1942
HARDING — passed peacefully away at midnight, January 29th, Mary A. Harding, widow of the late Augustus Harding, formerly of Greenspond, leaving to mourn two daughters, Mrs. R. J. Brown and Mrs. J. St. Clair, of this city; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral notice later.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
A Sailor, who created a disturbance on board his ship, was fined $25.00 at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. He also has to sign a bond for his future behaviour.
Convicted of stealing articles valued at $15.00 from the coat of a Naval Rating, a familiar figure in Court circles was yesterday sentenced to three months imprisonment. This was the conclusion of the case which was referred to in yesterday’s News.
Robins seen in the garden of a resident on William Street on Wednesday, were not the first seen here this year, as last week a resident of Craig Miller Avenue saw some in that vicinity.
In the past week, Council Employees cleared debris from the two inch cast iron pipes at the South Side, West Water Course, and the river at Mullins’ Bridge, Hamilton Avenue, was cleared of ice and snow.
A Petty Officer who was before Court yesterday charged with being drunk and disorderly and breaking a pane of glass in a store on Duckworth Street, was fined $20.00 and was ordered to pay $5.00 compensation for the glass.
The City Engineer reported at yesterday’s meeting, that an investigation had been made into the cause of a complaint made at Monday’s meeting by the Standard Mfg. Co. The cause of the trouble was found to be not the hopper, but the sewer in Hunt’s Lane being choked with sticks and night soil, deposited in a gully under the fountain.
A girl who was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with stealing $25.00 from a housewife, was remanded for sentence.
The evening class in English at the Memorial University College, will be held on next Wednesday at 5 p.m. instead of on Monday evening.
A truck driver was before Court yesterday and was convicted of being intoxicated whilst in charge of a truck at the United States Base. He was sentenced to fourteen days imprisonment and had his licence stopped for six months.
Two Seamen who were before Court charged with breaking a pane of glass in the Woodstock Sales and Service Store, were yesterday fined $10.00 each and ordered to make good the damage. The glass cost $120.00 and one was ordered to pay $80.00 and the other $40.00.
Two men were before Court yesterday morning for the second time this week. Once before, they were fined $5.00 each for loitering on the streets.Yesterday, one of them was fined a similar amount for loitering. The second one was remanded on a charge of being in possession of burglar’s tools. An investigation is being made as to the possibility of the man having broken into Parker & Monroe’s premises, and taken therefrom a case of boots.
JANUARY 31ST 1942
Thanks to Good St. Ann for request granted. — Mrs. Michael Hickey, Main St., Wabana Mines, Bell Island, Nfld.
LYNCH — Suddenly at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on January 30th, Dr. J.B. Lynch, aged 65 years, of Bell Island.
PARSONS — At the General Hospital Friday night, January 30th, Herbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parsons, leaving father, mother, wife, 2 sons, 3 daughter, 1 brother, 4 sisters. Funeral on Sunday, 2.15 p.m. from his late residence, 10 Hayward Avenue, to the Anglican Cathedral.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
A girl who stated she came from Hatchet Cove, T.B., was before Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with being drunk and disorderly in a public place. She was fined $10.00.
In War Saving Certificates Campaign tonight at eight o’clock, Mrs. Ambrose Gosling will broadcast a message to the women of Newfoundland. Whitfield Laite will render a vocal program at 10.15 o’clock.
At the present time there is no stove funnelling in St. John’s. In the past few days a citizen has visited every Tinsmith and Hardware Dealer in the City, seeking only two feet of funnelling, but has been unable to obtain it.
Yesterday, Frank Olsen, Third Officer of a ship, died suddenly. His body was taken to the Morgue for Post Mortem Examination. He had been suffering from an attack of flu for some days but his condition was not considered serious. The man was a native of Swansea.
A man who is employed at Fort Pepperrell was before Court yesterday, charged with stealing five motor truck tires from one of the warehouses there. They were recovered by Constable Freake of the C.I.D. who was informed they had been taken to a West End residence for delivery. They are valued at $260.00, and it is alleged that the accused had sold them for $50.00 each. He was remanded.
A sixteen year old youth was yesterday sentenced to three months in gaol, after being convicted of stealing from three or four premises. He was arrested as he was attempting to break into the office of M.J. O’Brien & Co. On his person at the time he had several bunches of keys.
A Police Guard at Fort Pepperrell was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with stealing nine cans of beer. The evidence of Chief of Police Morse, was that the man was in charge of the beer storage room, and was caught leaving the building with nine cans of beer under his coat. The defendant admitted to another Patrolman that he had consumed ten cans of beer in five hours. He was fined $50.00 or six months in prison.
ODDITIES IN THE NEWS
WEST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan 3 — Fire of an undetermined origin burned the West Hartford Congregation Church early today. The loss was estimated at about $50,000.
THE SAILOR’S DAUGHTER – Jan 7 — “Will someone please adopt my daughter as I can’t meet the future alone — her daddy has gone down with his ship”, read a note pinned on a baby girl in the luggage rack of a Liverpool bound train.
REMEMBER SPAIN, Jan 8 — An old fort stands as evidence of the Spanish settlement in Ililo, chief city of the Island of Panay.
Remember When — Jan 8 – Sylvanus Apps, Toronto Maple Leafs star, gave spectators a foretaste of what he was to do in the professional ranks, when he scored three goals and chalked up three assists in an amature game between Hamilton Tigers and Oakville at Toronto, five years ago today. He joined the professional ranks the following year, and became the first winner of the Calder Trophy as the outstanding N.H.L. Rookie of the 1936-37 campaign.
KNIGHT KILLED IN ACTION, Jan.13 — Major Sir Henry Burrow, 39, A.D.C. to the Governor of Uganda from 1920 to 1929, was killed in action in the Middle East.
Unorthodox General — So unorthodox in his dress was General Grant, Commander-in-Chief of the Union Forces during the Civil War, that his own men frequently did not recognized him as a Soldier.
Pressure, as great as 400,000 pounds to the square inch, is present between automobile gear teeth.
Valuable Water — Each cubic mile of ocean water, according to estimates, contains $5,000,000,000 worth of aluminum, calcium, chlorine, bromine, copper, gold, iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium, radium, silver, strontium and sulphur.
High heel shoes and “wedgiens” were worn in Europe in the 18th century.
Better Skiing — Research has shown that skis slide better over “warm” snow, when the temperature is just below freezing. Friction between skis and snow increases as the temperature drops.
FEBRUARY 2ND 1942
ROYAL ARTILLERY PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
The following listing of promotions and appointments is supplied by the Department of Defence:
166th Nfld Regt. R.A.
970154 W/Sgt. Tooton, E. Promoted Acting Staff Sergeant w. e. f. 18/12/41
970464 A/L/Bdr. Miles R. F. Promoted Acting Bombardier w. e. f. 18/12/41
970331 Gunner Dicks, R.N. Appointed A/L/Bdr. w. e. f. 18/12/41
970661 Gunner Noseworthy, J. Appointed A/L/Bdr. w.e.f.18/12/41
970043 Gunner Mercer E. Appointed A/L/Bdr. w. e. f. 18/12/41
970543 Gunner Power, J. Appointed A/L/Bdr. w. e. f. 18/12/41
970492 Gunner Penney, R. G. Appointed A/L/Bdr. w. e. f. 18/12/41
970536 A/BQMS. Venters W. Promoted to the War Substantive Rank of Sergeant w. e. f. 2/12/41
59th Nfld, Heavy Regt. R. A.
9707908 A/I/Sgt. Donnelly, P. M. Granted War Substantive Rank of Bombardier w. e .f. 30/11/41/
970955 Gunner Learning, E. Appointed A/L/Bdr. w .e. f. 28/11/41
971245 A/Bdr. Lorenzen E. B. Granted War Substantive Rank of Bombardier w. e. f. 19/12/41
971108 A/L/Sgt. Yetman R. Granter of Bombardier w.e.f 19/12/41
FROM TWILLINGATE HOSPITAL
The following additions to the One Percenters have just been reported from the Notre Dame Memorial Hospital at Twillingate: Jessie Burt, Mabel Dawe, Walter Elliott, Dr. R.S. Ecke, Mrs. F.M. Fortune, Catherine Goodyear, Millicent Hull, Lucy Hutchings, Dr. H. Kalwaic, Flora Manuel, Myrtle Pope, Alverda Parsons, Ivy Roberts, Phyllie Small, Elsie Smith, Sarah Spurrell, Dr. A.W. Swanker, Jean Taylor, Muriel Watkins, Lilian White, Florence Young, Ada Young.
ELLARD — Passed peacefully away at 6 p.m. yesterday, Sunday, at the Canadian Hospital, Patrick Ellard of Torbay, leaving to mourn his wife, nee Clara Field. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow Tuesday, Interment at Torbay.
LARKIN — Passed peacefully away at noon , Sunday, February 1st, 1942, Thomas J Larkin, aged 68 years, leaving to mourn wife, 3 daughters, one brother, several grandchildren. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 84 Queen’s road. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Blackout restriction were lifted Saturday night and last night, but came into force again at 6,30 p.m. today.
Mrs. Martin of Hamilton Street left Wesley Church yesterday afternoon, and on her way home fell and broke her arm.
At 3.05 a.m. yesterday the Police noticed a fire in progress in Hamilton’s Taxi House, Hamilton St. They notified the West End Fire Hall and the fire was put out with an extinguisher.
Two Sailors charged with larceny of goods from the store of Joseph Gillis, New Gower Street, appeared before His Honour Judge Browne on Saturday, and were remanded to the Penitentiary.
A driver of a motor truck employed at the U.S. Base, Fort Pepperrell, appeared at the Magistrate’s Court Saturday and was charged by Chief of Police Morse with being intoxicated, the case was dismissed.
FEBRUARY 3RD 1942
PURCELL — Passed peacefully away at the Sanatorium at 4.30 p.m. Monday, February 2nd, Mary (Mollie), aged 25 years, daughter of Sylvester and Elizabeth Purcell, leaving to mourn six sisters, two brothers, Edward and Roderick in the Merchant Navy. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. Wednesday from her late residence, 66 Livingstone Street. R.I.P.
MURPHY — Passed peacefully away at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Toronto, Ont. on February 2nd, Bride Frances, youngest daughter of the late Michael and Ann Murphy of St. John’s West. Interment at Toronto.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Frank L. Barrett, who for the past thirteen years was Linotype Mechanic and Operator on the Staff of the Western Publishing Co., recently resigned his position and left by last Friday’s express, en route to Huntington, P.Q. Several parties were held in his honour by friends, including one by the Church Lads’ Brigade, in whose formation and working, the past five years, Mr. Barrett was prominent. The C.L.B. presented him with a pen and pencil set in token of their appreciation of his tireless efforts and work on their behalf. — Western Star.
The Hebrew Congregation of Corner Brook, last Thursday, wired a contribution of Four Hundred Dollars to Lady Churchill, at England, as contribution to the Russian Red Cross Fund. — Western Star.
Mr. R.G. Adams, who has been Assistant at Curling Railway Station for some five years, has recently received a transfer to be Agent at Port Rexton. Mr. and Mrs. Adams and their daughter Marie, will be leaving shortly. We congratulate Mr. Adams on this promotion and wish him success. — Western Star.
A cargo of one hundred carloads of freight, arrived here for the Newfoundland Railway during the past few days and word has now been received that all the freight congestion existing at the nearby Canadian-Newfoundland Transfer Port has been cleared up, says the Western Star. The Canadian Railways will probably lift the embargo immediately, and the shipments will again be accepted in the United States and Canada, for rail delivery at the nearby Canadian Port, for furtherance to this country.
Mrs. Campbell, wife of Captain Victor Campbell, of Black Duck, is a patient in Corner Brook General Hospital, since Saturday morning, having sustained a fractured leg in a skiing fall near her home at Black Duck, Friday afternoon, according to the Western Star. Mrs. Campbell is a very experienced skier, having resided in Norway for several years before returning to England, and later coming to Newfoundland. An expert on difficult ski-runs, no doubt the lady feels very disappointed, besides suffering such an accident, that the fall which caused the mishap occurred on particular an open and level space, where no danger could be foreshadowed.
A Doctor from the American Base at Stephenville, attended Mrs. Campbell, taking all necessary precaution by preparing the injured limb in First Aid for transfer by train to Corner Brook. Her condition is satisfactory. Captain Campbell accompanied Mrs. Campbell to the Hospital.
FEBRUARY 4TH 1942
To Mrs. Weston Cantwell: Hardly had the New Year been ushered in when her numerous friends were grieved to learn that Mrs Weston Cantwell of Cape Spear, had passed away. Nellie, as she was known to all, was formerly a Miss Rodgers of St. John’s West.
The deceased lady was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She was of a retiring disposition, always kind and self-sacrificing in her devotion to others. It may be said of her, she spent her life in doing good, many of her deeds of kindness being unknown to men, but recorded in Heaven, where we trust she is now enjoying the everlasting reward of a good life.
A devout Catholic, she faithfully attended the little Church at Blackhead, for which at all times, she had been a most energetic worker. One could not be long in her presence without being conscious of her spirit of faith and fidelity to duty. During her final moments, she had the consolation of Holy Church administered by the Priest of St. Patrick’s Parish, in the little graveyard at Blackhead, overlooking the Chapel in which she had loved to worship, there was gently laid to rest, one who has left us memories and golden thoughts that will keep always. H. F.
Patrick Carroll: Leaves have their time to fall, and flowers to wither at the North wind’s breath, But thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death.
A truly Christian gentleman, one of God’s Noblemen, was Patrick Carroll, who yesterday answered the final summons.
Born 72 years ago, in St. John’s, he was one of that fine old stock, through whose efforts St. John’s built up a glorious tradition, he lived here always, and everything that pertained to the welfare of his native city, had his interest.
Patrick Carroll was not blessed with a super-abundance of this world’s goods, but he was always a faithful conscientious worker, and he lived comfortably, but spurning all that could be considered luxuries. He had more than riches; he had sound common sense; he was a Philosopher in his own right and it was a pleasure to hear him express his original ideas on matters of the moment, because usually, he was on the right track though approaching it from a different angle.
His Church had no truer or more faithful member. He loved his Holy Religion, and he loved for it. His happiest moments were those which he spent in the Cathedral in which he took a great pride. His greatest regret when he was stricken was that his illness prevented him from performing his religious duties, as he had done for years.
One of the original members of the L.S.P.U., deceased worked on the waterfront a lifetime. He was best known perhaps, on the Furness Withy premises, where he was ever found at the post of duty till he was stricken last fall.
At that time, he entered Hospital, and there as well as at home, all that Medical skill and loving relatives could accomplish, were to no avail. Gradually he sank, until yesterday when he passed into Eternity, fortified by the Rites of Holy Church.
Left to mourn his passing are three sisters, Mrs. Charles Hannon with who he lived since the death of his wife some years ago, Mrs. Thomas Dunn of this city, as well as Mrs. Roy Shute of California. One step-brother, Samuel Merrils also survives.
The funeral takes place at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow Thursday, from his late residence, 23 Holloway St. May his soul rest in peace. COM.
WILLIAM NICHOLAS GRAY: William Nicholas Gray, of the firm of Gray and Goodland, passed away suddenly yesterday morning, about 9.30, whilst sitting in his office. For some months, the deceased has been taking things more or less quietly, but yesterday morning, he was at his business at the usual hour. Shortly after he arrived, and whilst working at his desk, he suddenly collapsed. Medical aid was immediately summoned, but life was extinct on the Doctor’s arrival.
The deceased was born in St. John’s, son of William Gray, and after completing his education at the Church of England Academy, now Bishop Feild College, he entered the Office of P and L Tessier, where his father was Bookkeeper, and later entered the Office of Job Bros & Co. Ltd., shortly after the ‘92 fire.
Gray took over the Stationary Business of Bishop & Bishop and later formed a partnership with the late W. H. Goodland, when a Printing Department was added.
In the Masonic life Mr. Gray gave of his best and worked indefatigably for the good of the craft and of its members. He was a Past Master of St. John’s Lodge No. 579, for nearly twenty years Treasurer of the District Grand Lodge, of the Masonic Benevolent Fund, and of the St. John’s Masonic Mutual Life Insurance Association. As a Churchman, Mr. Gray gave unceasingly of his time to the Cathedral Parish, both in Finances Committees and the Cathedral Men’s Bible Class. He was for many years a lay delegate to the Synod.
The deceased is survived by his wife. The funeral takes place at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, from his late residence, 142 Gower Street.
LAHEY — Passed peacefully away at 12.30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4th Margaret, beloved wife of Thomas Lahey, leaving to mourn besides her husband, one son, and three daughter. Funeral from her late residence, 42 Water Street West.
KILLIGREW — Passed peacefully away on February 3rd, Kate Killigrew in her 91st year, leaving to mourn one sister, Mrs. G.I. Anderson. Funeral from her sister’s residence, 76 Cochrane Street at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, February 5th. No flowers.
CARROLL — Passed peacefully away Tuesday, February 3rd. at 11 a.m., after a long and tedious illness, Patrick Carroll, in his 72nd year, son of the late Francis and Mary Ann Carroll. He leaves to mourn his passing, three sisters, Mrs Chas. Hannon, Mrs. Thomas Dunne in St. John’s, Mrs. Roy Shute in California, also one step - brother, Samuel Merrils. Funeral will take place on Thursday, February 5th, at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 23 Holloway Street. R.I.P.
MURPHY — Passed peacefully away at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Toronto, Ont., on February 2nd, Bride Frances, youngest daughter of the late Richard and Ann Murphy of St. John’s West. Interment at Toronto.
GRAY — The funeral of the late W.N. Gray will take place at 2.30 p.m. Thursday, from his late residence, 142 Gower Street.
GARCIA – MARSHALL: At the R.C. Cathedral Sunday, February 1st., by the Rt. Rev. Monsignor Kitchin, Joan Gertrude, daughter of John W. and Mrs. Marshall, to Onesimo Garcia Jr., Sergeant, United States Army.
FEBRUARY 5TH 1942
NEW MELBOURNE NOTES
Annual Meeting Ladies Aid Society and L.O.L No. 69
Member of W.P.A. Are Active.
THE NEW YEAR, NEW MELBOURNE Jan 14 — “Time Marches On!” And so the passing of yesterday and the coming of tomorrow ultimately resulted in the birth of a New Year. We gaze blindly into the obscure mystery of the months which lie before us, and in silence, we wonder what hopes await our troubled hearts.
CHRISTMAS SEASON: Since our past appearance to the public eye, we have experienced another joyous Christmas Season, unmarred by sounds of bursting shells, and the crashing of machinery. The confusion and terror of war surrounds us in theory, but the fact that we enjoy comparative safety and quite, demands our endorsement of the words of the Psalmist “The lines have fallen to us in pleasant places.” The children’s concert took place on December 22nd. and was a very nice time. Schools closed on the 23rd for the Holidays, Mr. F.S. Gulliford, the teacher went home to Hant’s Harbor.
L.O.L. PARADE - The Orangemen of Pretoria L.O.L. No. 69 paraded here on December 29th. At 1 o’clock a. m. a Church service was held, and Rev. C.E. Peacock, preached an appropriate sermon. The band was in attendance. At night a short sketch was staged — “The Crossroads Store.” Additional items were “The Britannia” and “Tipperary”. Hot suppers and teas were served afterwards, and an amount of $90.00 was realized. It was a very fine time.
JUBILEE GUILD CONCERT. During the early part of December the Jubilee of this place held a concert and supper. The affair was successful. The W.P.A. Branch was very pleased to received a donation of $5.00 from the Jubilee Guild.
W.P.A. ACTIVITIES. The W.P.A. ladies sent a shipment of socks to Headquarters in December, and during recent days, have been knitting Artillery socks. On Friday night January 16th a concert was held and hot suppers were sold afterwards. The proceeds amounted to $40.00. Amounts of $5.00 to each, have been sent to the Red Cross and to help defray expenses of parcel mailing. The ladies hope to continue knitting comforts for our boys overseas.
ABSENCE OF SNOW. The winter to date has not a snowy appearance. The annual work of hauling firewood from the country has been retained by the absence of snow, and because fuel is hard to procure under other circumstances, many families have been hampered greatly. However, the activities have begun, and no doubt with the first heavy snow fall, business in the country will be brisk.
LADIES AID SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING. Last week the members of the Ladies Aid Society held their annual meeting. Rev. C.E. Peacock, was present and showed a successful year. The election of Officers resulted as follows: President — Mrs. W.T. Button re-elected. Vice-President — Miss Arch Goodwin, re-elected. Recording Secretary — Miss Marion Warfield, re-elected. Financial Secretary — Mrs. Lewis Mansfield, re-elected. Treasurer — Miss Mollie E. Button, re-elected. Committees in charge of program, Sick-visiting and Flowers, were appointed to carry on their respective duties.
Immediately following the meeting, REV. M. Peacock met the Officers and Teachers on the Sunday School. It is regretted that more of our people do not show an interest in the work of the Sunday School. Our number is small, but session is held every Sunday. Mrs. W.J. Button is Superintendent, and Miss Marion Warfield is Secretary-Treasurer. The Teachers are willing and efficient Sunday Schools Workers.
At night the annual Trustee Board meeting was held. The work of the Church year was discussed and plans made out for improved changes.
L.O.L. ELECTS OFFICERS. The members of Pretoria L.O.L. No.69 held their annual meeting a short time ago. The officers elected for the coming year are: W.M. Bro. Nelson Button, D.M. Bro. Theodore Woodland, Chaplain Bro Wilfred Clarke P.M., Recording Secretary Bro. Lewis Mansfield. Financial Secretary Bro. Archibald Clarke. Treasurer Bro. Walter Driscoll. Marshal Bro. Josiah Mansfield. First Lecturer Bro. James Driscoll, P.M. Second Lecturer Bro. Angus Driscoll. Tyler Bro. Nelson Bursey. Sentinel Bro. George Driscoll. Auditors Bro. C.G.M. Button, Melvin Mansfield. Committee Bros. Melvin Mansfield, Arch Goodwin, Gilbert Reid.
NEWSY BRIEFS: A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Harris last month – congratulations! Mr. N.G. Reid who has been working in Canada for more than a year, returned home a few days ago. Mr. Max Durdle, who has been employed at St. John’s for several months, is now at home for a few weeks.
PYNN – LOCKE: The wedding took place here last month of Amelia J., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Pynn of this place, to Ishmael, son of Mr. and Mrs William Locke, of New Chelsea. The ceremony was performed in the Pentecostal Assembly, Pastor Snow of New Chelsea officiating. Their many friends wish Mr. and Mrs. Locke many years of happiness.
VISIT SICK FRIEND
A short while ago on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the female members of their Sunday School called on little Miss Ruby Reid, and sang a number of favourite hymns to her. Ruby is a member of our Sunday School but has been ill for quite a while, and is confined to her bed. She is always bright, however, and in interested in the activities of her former playmates. We sincerely hope that the rest she is taking, and the tender care which she is receiving, will soon be the means of releasing her to the out door life, and the good health so necessary to the growth of children. MELBA.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Progress is being made in recovering the logs which went adrift from the river above the Long Bridge in the flood of last week. Some of the logs drifted out into the Harbor and probably out to sea, and some others were broken off as they hit the bridge. A man who was there on Friday said he saw some of the biggest logs smashed off like matchwood, as they hit the corner of the concrete buttresses of the bridge.
FEBRUARY 6TH 1942
TOBIN — EVENS: On January 6th, 1942 , at the R.C. Cathedral by Rev. Fr. McD Murphy, Theresa , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Tobin of Trepassey, Nfld, to Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Evens of McGreger, Minnesota.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Six motorists were before Court yesterday charged with operating vehicles without proper taillights. Three were fined $2.00 each and the others $1.00 each.
A number of events have been arranged for next week. These would have been held in the past, but two were called off owing to the blackout. There is but a short time to hold various classes of entertainment that are usually called off during the Lenten season.
The City Engineer reported at yesterday’s meeting of the Council, that on January 31st an A.F. hydrant at the South Side road near St. Mary’s Church, was broken off by a tractor, the driver or owner of which is at present unknown. The Police are investigating the matter.
A twenty year old man was before Court yesterday, charged with being in possession of an instrument for housebreaking. He was arrested in the early hours of a morning last week on George St. He stated that he got the bar he was in possession of, at the dock and was going to use it for a tire lever. He was sentenced to three months in the gaol.
At the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, an order was issued that the Crosbie Hotel Beer Parlour must close fifteen minutes before the blackout during its continuance and on other nights, must close at 7 p.m. until July 1st. The order was made on application of the Chief of Police. Sergeant Case of the C.I.D. gave evidence of the effect, that on every occasion on which he visited the place, there was drunkenness, and during the past couple of months, disorders there were frequent culminating in a fracas on Saturday night last, when Constable Brazil was seriously injured. The Chief of Police stated that the majority of the Beer Parlours were well conducted and the Police never have to visit some of them.
FEBRUARY 7TH 1942
BEILIN – TILLEY: A very pretty wedding was solemnized at St. Thomas’s Church at 4.30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 4th when Florence Muriel, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Tilley of this city, was united in matrimony to Private First Class Edward Louis (U. S. Army) son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Beilin, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A., Rev. J.T. Rhodes officiating.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a gown of powder blue chiffon over Taffata, cut on princess line, with matching halo, and carried a bouquet of pink roses and maidenhair fern. The matron of honour, Mrs. Alfred Streeter, sister of the bride, and the bridesmaid, Miss Margaret Reid, were gowned alike in dresses of shell pink taffeta, cut on princess lines and matching “pillboxes” and carried bouquets of lavender tulips and maidenhair fern. The bride’s mother wore a gown of mustard crepe with matching accessories, and a corsage of pink carnations.
Mr. William Tilley, brother of the bride, served as best man and the ushers were Messrs, Edgar Butler and Ralph Tucker. During the ceremony Mr. W.H. Stirling, Organist of the Church presented the music.
A reception at Smithville followed, when the toast to the bride and groom was proposed by Rev. Rhodes and responded to by the groom, who proposed the toast to the bridesmaid, which was replied to the by the best man. Mr. James Martin, uncle of the bride, proposed the toast to the parents, which was responded to by the bride’s father.
Their many friends join in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Beilin many years of wedded happiness. W.G.T.
ATLAY — At Victoria, B.C., on the 5th 1942, Mary D., widow of the late Commander Harold Atlay. R.N.
BREHM — Passed away early this morning, February 7th, Robert Almon Brehm, M.D., C.M.F. R.C.T., .R.C.S., aged 71 years, formerly Medical Officer of Health. Funeral notice late. No flowers by request.
BEILIN — TILLEY: At St. Thomas’s Church, Wednesday, Feb. 4th at 4.30 p.m. by Rev. J.T. Rhodes, Florence Muriel, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Tilley of this city to Private First Class, Edward Louis (U.S. Army), son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Beilin, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Another 10 prizes will be drawn in the National Drawing on Monday night. All tickets sold up to 6 p.m. Monday will participate.
On Tuesday night, under the auspices of the Newfoundland Historical Society, Dr. V.P Burke, President, will present a paper entitled “Newfoundland’s Various Forms of Governments.” The lecture will be held in the council room of the Council of Higher Education.
When Mundy Pond went back to normal, following the storm, the bridge which had been carried away was hauled back into position by a tractor. At the Blackmarsh Road Bridge, both banks were washed away. Considerable filling in had to be done to get the road open to traffic. The driveway at Mr. Locke’s, Hamilton Ave. was also washed away, and considerable filling will have to be done at this place.
The case against the driver of the truck, who was in the accident on New Gower Street on December 4th, when three men were pinned against a house, was concluded yesterday afternoon before Magistrate O’Neill. His Honour stated he would hand down his decision in a day or two. The Assistant Chief of Police conducted the prosecution and Mr. R.A. Parsons appeared for the accused.
In Civil Court yesterday, a woman sued the Proprietor of a Shoe Repair Shop for the return of a pair of long rubbers, which had been left there for repair. The defendant stated the rubbers had been repaired and someone had called for them, paying $1.50 for the job, and took them away. He was ordered to pay the plaintiff $3.00 and also cost. The plaintiff stated the cost of a new pair of rubbers was $4.40, and that the amount awarded, left her short $1.40
The monthly meeting of the T.A. & B. Society will be held tomorrow afternoon at the clubrooms.
Deep trenches in the South Side Road bed made in the storm last, will be repaired at the earliest opportunity.
The annual meeting of The Newfoundland Outport Nursing and Industrial Association will be held at Government House this afternoon at three o’clock. Various reports will be presented. His Excellency the Governor will preside.
A man before Court yesterday charged with being drunk and causing a disturbance in a theatre, was fined $4.00.
A resident of Gander was before Magistrate Mulcahy a few days ago, charged with a breach of the Defence Regulations — sending a letter out of the Country otherwise than through the mail. The accused was fined $10 or 14 days. The Magistrate stated that leniency was shown, because it was the first case of this kind to come before him. Sergeant Mahoney of the Registration of Aliens Department, conducted the prosecution.
At Thursday’s meeting of the Council, the City Engineer reported that during the rainstorm of last week, sewers were unable to carry off excess flow of water in the following places; Pennywell Rd., Freshwater Rd., Merrymeeting Rd., Hamilton St., LeMarchant Rd., Water St. West, Topsail Rd., New Gower St., Pleasant St., Southside Road, Springdale St. The water course at the rear of Marshall’s Garage became choked and considerable damage was done. The pressure broke the concrete tunnel in several places, when the water rose to a height of 2 ½ feet. All sewers were examined on Saturday morning; none were found to be choked and all were working normally.
FEBRUARY 9TH 1942
DICKS, John Bartlett, Sergeant Can/R65466 R.C.A.F., previously reported missing Sept. 28, 1941, is now reported interned at Merandra, Spain. Next of kin father, Mr. John A. Dicks, Hr. Buffett, Newfoundland.
WILLIAMS, Harold, Able Seaman C/JX 181438 R. N., missing on war service. Next of kin mother, Mrs. Weston Williams, Bay Bulls, St. John’s, West, Newfoundland.
NEVILLE, William Joseph, Able Seaman C/JX 173321 R.N. missing on war service. Next of kin father, Mr. Richard Neville, North River, Conception Bay.
HOBBS, Thomas, Able Seaman, C/JX 173285 R. N., missing on war service, Next of Kin mother, Mrs. Richard Hobbs, New Perlican, Newfoundland.
EVANS — TOBIN: The R.C. Cathedral, St. John’s, Nfld., was the scene of a very pretty wedding on January 6 1942, when Theresa M. Tobin of Trepassey became the bride of Raymond W. Evans of McGregor, Minnesota. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Fr. McD. Murphy. Just as the beautiful Christmas ceremonies terminated on the Feast of the Epiphany, the bridal party entered the Church, at which had assembled, relatives and friends of both the bride and groom for the occasion.
The bride was tastefully attired in a very becoming dress of powder blue crepe with hat to match. She was attended by her school girl friend Miss Ethel Finlay, while the groom was supported by Jerry Tobin, brother of the bride. After the ceremony, the reception was held at the Crosbie Hotel, where quite a few guests were entertained and an enjoyable evening spent.
The happy couple have taken up temporary residence in St. John’s amid the good wishes of their numerous friends and well wishers, who very sincerely hope that their future life together maybe long and happy, and that even when they return to far away Minnesota, the good wishes of their many friend in Newfoundland will be with them for a happy voyage on life’s matrimonial sea. A FRIEND.
HEALEY — O’KEEFE: At St. Patrick’s Church Feb. 8th by Rev. Fr. Eagan, Catherine Mary, daughter of the late Michael J and the late Mrs. O’Keefe to Joseph F., son of Mrs. and the late Matthew Healey. Both of this city.
PARSONS — Passed peacefully away Saturday, February 7th, Annie Isabel, eldest daughter of the late S.H. and Isabel Parsons. Funeral this Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, from her late residence, 116 Bond St.
CANTWELL — Passed peacefully away on Feb. 8th, Charles J Cantwell in his 53 year, son of the late James and Minnie Cantwell of Cape Spear; leaving to mourn his wife, two sons, three sisters and one brother. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 329 Water Street West.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The weekly local express to Grand Falls, did not go out on Saturday night because of the storm along the line.
The monthly meeting of the T.A. & B. Society was held yesterday afternoon, and was well attended. Much business was transacted.
After being closed for nine days because of the loss of the light and power, the Octagon Pavilion is again open to the public, the Telephone connection, however, is still out of order.
On Saturday morning there was quite an accumulation of snow on some of the roads outside St. John’s, and people trying to get to town had difficulty in doing so. In the evening conditions were improved.
A meeting of the Dairy Farmers will be held tonight at 8.30 p.m. when reports of committees will be submitted, and other business will be transacted.
A motorist was before Court on Saturday, charged with a breach of the parking regulations, and was fined $1.00.
The preliminary annual meeting of the Benevolent Irish Society will be held tomorrow night at ST. Patrick’s Hall.
A meeting of the St. John’s Presbytery of the United Church will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2.30 o’clock.
Skating conditions were excellent yesterday on the ponds, and large numbers visited various places. At Quidi Vidi where the Americans had two rinks in operation, the attendance was extremely large. Bowring Park was visited by a very large number, too.
At today’s meeting of the City Council, the motion made by Councillor Vardy, to increase the entertainment tax to ten per cent, will be debated. Representatives of the Theatres and others interested have been invited to attend the meeting and put forward any objections they may have to the proposition.
A prisoner, Cyril Yetmen, who is at present serving a term of three months for attempted housebreaking, was before the Magistrate’s Court again on Saturday, charged with receiving a raglan valued at $20.00, which was stolen from H.M. Navy. The evidence of Sergeant Roche and another prisoner was taken. The man was sentenced to one month on this charge.
FEBRUARY 10TH 1942
Nfld Seaman is Feared Lost
Information has been received by the Department of Public Health and Welfare, from the Registrar of Seaman, Caediff, to the effect that Gidon Sansome of the Mercantile Marine, is presumed lost, his ship reported overdue. Steps were at once taken to have his next of kin, Wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Sansome, of Frederickton, Fogo District, notified accordingly.
Grand Jury Finds True Bill
The Grand Jury was in attendance at Supreme Court yesterday, and was addressed by His Lordship the Chief Justice, on a bill of indictment charging Clarence Hutt and Clarence Dunn, Naval Stokers, with doing malicious damage to property, contrary to Section 57 of the Act of 1861. There were two counts in the indictment; (1) breaking two plate glass windows in the store of Don Whiteway on January 16th; breaking a plate glass window in the Star Grocery Store on January 16th. The Jury, after hearing evidence of several witnesses, returned to Court and reported a true bill on the first count, and no bill on the second. The accused will be arraigned today.
The International Grenfell Association has once more given practical evidence of the interest in the welfare of Newfoundlanders. A Christmas party was arranged in London, and about one hundred Newfoundlanders drawn from the Navy, the Artillery Regiment, and the Royal Air Force, were entertained and had a very enjoyable time.
Obsequies Late Dr. R. A. Brehm
The funeral of the late Robert Akmon Brehm, took place yesterday afternoon from his residence, Circular Road, to the General Protestant Cemetery, and was largely attended. A guard of honour was present from St. John’s Lodge No. 579 A.F. &. A.M.E.C., of which deceased was a Past Master. A service was held at the home by Rev. E.C. Knowles, Minister of Cochrane Street Centennial Church, who also took the committal service at the grave side. The G.W.V.A. ritual was read by President W. R. Dawe.
The deceased was born at Halifax seventy-one years ago, son of the late Robert A Euccua Brehm. Coming to St. John’s with his parents, he attended the Methodist College, graduated in medicine from Dalhousie University, and took Post Graduate work at St. Thomas’s Hospital, London. In 1903, he was appointed Medical Health Officer for St. John’s, and was for many years Government Public Health Officer. He was City Health Officer up to the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his widow, nee Carey, and one brother, Mr. Frank Brehm.
Reception In Honour Wedding
On Saturday last, February 7th the marriage took place of Eileen Claire, daughter of Mrs. Ernest Manuel of 17 Leslie Street, to John Frederick Owns, and last night Mrs. Manuel held a reception at her home in honour of the marriage, when a large number of friends were present.
JOHN STEPHEN KEATING: After an illness of but a few months, John Stephen Keating, formerly Deputy Minister of Finance, entered into rest at last midnight in his 85th year of his age. The deceased was born in St. John’s on December 26th 1857, son of the late Thomas and Bridget Keating, and was educated at Preparatory School and St. Bonaventure’s College. Leaving school, be entered the Brokerage Office of W. H. Mare & Son, Commission Merchants, in 1876 when he was Chief Bookkeeper.
The late Mr. Keating in 1887-88, was appointed to the important duty of preparing a list of voters for the whole Island, for the first election under the Ballot Act.
In 1889 he joined the Civil Service as Second Clerk in the Newfoundland Government Treasury Department, commencing over forty years service which he gave to that Department, being appointed first Clerk and Accountant of Contingencies in 1898, and Deputy Minister of Finance in 1905, being retired in the early 1930's. One Prime Minister called him “The Watchdog of the Treasury” and that truly characterized the work of the deceased.
He joined the Benevolent Irish Society in 1881, and for 60 years was an active member. His favourite sport was Cricket, and as a member of the old Shamrock Cricket Team, he was a tower of strength.
He leaves to mourn one son, Francis, Commercial Artist, at Glasgow, Scotland, and one daughter, Mrs. Anthony Power, of this city. The funeral takes place at 2.45 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, from his residence, 95 Military Road.
DICKIE — RANDELL: Roses and michaelmas daisies with feathery ferns, were the decorations in Kettle Parish Church, at the wedding of Miss Christian M’Ara Dickie, who is a teacher in Ayrshire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dickie, Kettle Farm, and Mr. William H. Randell, R.A.F. V.R., son of Capt. and Mrs. Thomas Randell, Champneys, Newfoundland.
The bride who was given away by her father, was in pale blue woollen tailored dress with navy hat and navy accessories. She was attended as bridesmaid by her sister, Miss Maud Dickie, who wore a rust coloured woollen dress with brown trimming. Her hat and accessories were in brown. Both carried handbags to match. Rev. Wm. Flint conducted the ceremony and Mr. Ian Dickie brother of the bride, was best man.
The reception was held at Kettle Farm, Mrs. Dickie receiving the guests.
When the couple left, the bride wore a navy blue coat with grey persian trimmings over her wedding frock.
O’FLAHERTY: At Placentia yesterday, Feb. 9th after a short illness, Rev. Fr. William P. O’Flaherty, P.P. Funeral notice later.
BISHOP: Passed away suddenly at 8 a.m Feb 9th Samuel Bishop, aged 69 years; leaving to mourn a wife, two daughters and one son , also one sister and two brothers and a large circle of friends. Funeral on Wednesday, at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 6 Gear St. to the C. of E. Cemetery.
KEATING: At midnight Monday, Feb 9th 1942, at the age of 84 years, John S. Keating, son of the late Thomas and Bridget Keating; leaving to mourn one son, Francis of Glasgow, Scotland and one daughter Mrs. Anthony Power of this city. Funeral from his late residence, 95 Military Road, at 2.45 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The Graduation dance will be held at the new Auditorium of Our Lady of Mercy, on next Monday night. Mickey Duggan and his orchestra will be in attendance.
The case against a resident of Winter Avenue for keeping a vicious dog was dismissed at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday after argument had been heard. The defence was that the accused did not own the dog, nor the premises on which it was kept.
The Untied Nail and Foundry Co. wrote about flood conditions at the premises in the recent big rainstorm. They stated that damages and loss of time, made necessary by the enforced close down of their plant, were estimated at between $1000 and $1500. The letter stated that conditions on Hamilton Street were aggravated by the condition of the river which overflowed, and that should be attended to before something similar occurs again.
A Canadian Soldier who was convicted yesterday of being drunk and disorderly on New Gower Street, was fined $15.00. Evidence was, that when he was placed under arrest, he invited other Soldiers and some Naval men to assist him in resisting.
The “twin towns” correspondent of the Western Star stated: “The weather here at present is very cold and stormy. The fishing boats have got out to the fishing grounds only a few times during the past week. There seems to be however, good catches of fish.
It is understood that employees of the Newfoundland Boot & Shoe Co., who last week ceased work seeking a wage increase, have returned after being given a 25% advance.
During the past week, drift ice has reached our Coast Line, and though there is plenty of ocean space for it at present, still its coming is a hindrance to navigation and will be for the next few weeks. Ships have gone out recently, some doing well in leaving the ice behind them, others not so well, but the first off shore wind will improve the situation quickly. There is every indication of what people call a mild winter for 1942. — Western Star.
The truck driver who was before Court yesterday, at the instance of Chief of Police Morse, Fort Pepperrell, pleaded not guilty to the charge of being under the influence of liquor whilst in charge of a vehicle on a highway. His Counsel Mr. J.D. Higgins, raised the question of jurisdiction, and contended that Fort Pepperell is American Territory, over which local Authorities have not primary jurisdiction. Assistant Chief of Police Strange conducted the case for the prosecution, and quoted the Act, which states that a highway includes a common public highway, road, street, avenue or parking place. The accused had his truck in the parking place at the time he was arrested. Judgement was deferred.
A man before Court yesterday, charged with the larceny of a suitcase the property of Mr. E.L Hickman, was fined $10.00. He was also ordered to sign bonds in the sum of $100.00 for his future good behaviour.
FEBRUARY 11TH 1942
QUIGLEY — Passed peacefully away, February 10th, George Quigley, aged 85 years. Funeral on Thursday, at 2.30 p.m., from the residence of his niece, Mrs. Clayton, Newtown Road. R. I. P.
NOSEWORTHY — Passed peacefully away yesterday, Tuesday, February 10th, at 2.30 p.m. in his 32nd year, Frederick G.M. eldest son of Mrs. Mary and the late Lorenzo Noseworthy, formerly of Spaniard’s Bay. He leaves to mourn mother, two brothers, five sisters and a large circle of friends. The funeral takes place from the residence of his uncle, George H. Tucker, 20 Gear Street, at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, February 12th. Friends and acquaintances please attend.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Only one case before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday; it was a charge of drunkenness.
An emergency meeting of Lodge Tasker will be held at the Masonic Temple tonight for the conferring of the M.M. degree.
A meeting of the Marine Engineers Association will be held tonight at the Crosbie Hotel at eight o’clock. Important business is to be transacted.
The Summerside Correspondent of the Western Star states “Machinery which was long awaited, has arrived, and has been brought by horse teams from Humbermouth to the new plant at Quigley’s Cove. It is expected that work will be resumed at once.
On January 29th, the following articles were sent to headquarters, St. John’s, from Deer Lake Branch of the W.P.A., the result of the month’s work, 4 seamen’s sweaters, 3 R.A. sweaters, 4 pairs navy socks, 49 pairs grey socks, 1 pair R.A. gloves. — Western Star.
A preliminary enquiry was begun yesterday. The accused is a coloured seaman who is charged with stealing $4700.00 from the Chief Officer of the ship on which he was engaged. The enquiry is before Magistrate’s O’Neill and Mr. Carter, K.C. is conduction the case for the crown.
The President of the Newfoundland Boot & Shoe Co., states that it is incorrect that the men returned to work after being granted a twenty-five per cent increase. He states they were ordered back by the Government, pending negotiations.
The annual meeting of the Frenchmen’s Cove branch of the W.P.A. was held recently, when the following members were re-elected to office; president, Mrs. James Compagnon; Vice-president Mrs. Leslie Barnes; Secretary, Mrs. John Squires, Treasurer, Mrs. John LeFrank. The total amount collected during the year in various ways was $180.12. In addition the following material was sent to headquarters ; 5 seamen’s sweaters, 17 pairs seamen’s mitts, 93 pairs seamen socks.
FEBRUARY 12TH 1942
FREDERICK SEYMOUR: At 9.30 p.m. yesterday, there passed away at his residence, 6 Mullock Street, Frederick Seymour in his 58th year. For the past few months he had been ailing but kept in his usual good spirits despite failing health. A month ago he entered Hospital for observation and treatment, but returned home after all possible was done.
A large circle of friends and acquaintances will deplore their sad loss. Of cheerful disposition and pleasing personality, he was held in esteem of all with whom he came in contact.
For many years he was a member of the Church of England Choir. For many years he was in the employ of George Knowling Ltd., later travelling in Newfoundland for city firms, and latterly of the West End Stores.
To his sorrowing wife, son Cecil, overseas with the Royal Artillery, James and Millicent at home; two brothers, Thomas and Frank, to all sincere sympathy is extended.
REV. FATHER O’FLAHERTY P.P. - We all feel most keenly, the sudden passing of the faithful and loveable Priest, the Very Reverend William O’Flaherty, whose death occurred last Monday at Placentia, the Parish in which he laboured for many years past. We are bowed in grief, because in his death, the Priests of this Diocese of St. John’s have lost a friend, a faithful co-labourer in the vineyard of the Lord. The people of his late Parish have lost a devoted Pastor, a tender, loving father, who never spared himself in labouring for them, and who almost to the day of his death attended to their spiritual wants with untiring zeal.
Today the people of Placentia, stricken by their sudden bereavement, look back sorrowfully over the past twenty years, during which he ministered to them faithfully, bringing to them spiritual graces and blessing, for he was ever kind in advising the erring, consoling the afflicted, looking after the little ones of his flock. His heart was with his people who knew his worth and his work, and to whom he gave the best years of his life. In return, it can be truly said that the people of Placentia were devoted and faithful to him. In the other Parishes of the Diocese where he laboured — the Cathedral, Manuels, Salmonier and Trepassey — he will be remembered for his zeal and energy in the work of God’s Church
Of his personal characteristics, we can merely say that he had strength of character, swayed neither by the judgement of others, nor by personal consideration. In him justice and mercy blended harmoniously, and his simplicity was the simplicity of true greatness. He possessed the virtue of humility in an extraordinary degree, ever and always doing his work unostentatiously, yet thoroughly and well. To those who gave to him the whisper of confidence he was ever a brother, father and a friend. He lent to them in unstinted measure, his love, his sympathy and his help.
For among many beautiful characteristics which attracted the confidence of others, was the unaffected goodness of his heart, the simple gentleness of his way, and a delicate consideration for others, coupled with a generous forgetfulness of self. And now with his years of faithful service ended, ere yet the shadows of eventide had perceptibly lengthened, he leaves to those who knew and loved him, the memory of a devoted friend, a beloved Pastor, a gentle counsellor, a simple and kindly servant of the Master. We pray that by God’s mercy, his gentle spirit may find in the words of Newman, “A safe lodging, and a Holy rest and peace at the last.” R.I.P. AMICUS
Lumber Merchant Enters Into Rest
Leander Drover Dies At Whiteway, T.B.
Yesterday, at Whiteway, Trinity Bay, Mr. Leander Drover, well known Lumber Merchant, entered peacefully into rest in his 76th year. The deceased was born at Harbor Grace. In 1889 he moved to Witless Bay, later re-named Whiteway, with his father, the late Moses Drover, to engage in the lumbering business, which has been carried on continuously ever since. The deceased had been in failing health for some months and the end was not altogether unexpected.
A lifelong and faithful member of the Church of England, he bore his illness with fortitude and resignation, in sure and certain hope. He is survived by his widow, and four children. Mr. W. Drover, Forest Road, St. John’s, is a brother. To his relatives sympathy is extended.
SEYMOUR — Passed peacefully away 9.30 p.m. Wednesday, February 11th., Frederick Seymour in his 58th year, leaving to mourn wife, two sons, daughter and two brothers. Funeral Friday, February 13th at 2.30 p.m. from 6 Mullock Street.
HOLMSDEN — At Grace Hospital February 10th the beloved wife of Lieut. E.H. Holmsden, Canadian Service. Body being sent to her home Niagara, Ontario. No service here. Private.
O’NEILL — Passed suddenly away February 11th, John O’Neill, aged 68 years. Leaving to mourn a wife and one adopted son, overseas in Newfoundland Artillery, and one sister-in-law, also a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral on Friday from his late residence, 359 Water Street.
TOBIN — Passed peacefully away 1 a.m. February 11th, 1942. Thomas W. Tobin, aged 72 years, fortified by rites of Holy Mother Church, leaving to mourn wife, two sons, two daughters, two brothers and four sisters. Funeral on Friday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 12 Young Street. R.I.P.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The train leaving tomorrow morning, will make connection at Argentia for the Bay route of Placentia.
The Farm and Study Group will meet at Memorial College tonight at eight o’clock. Meetings will be held regularly if eight or more persons attend.
All the logs which went loose in the storm of a couple of week ago, have now been secured and have been hauled ashore on the banks of the river, above Long Bridge.
The express which arrived here yesterday, had 920 bags of foreign mail.
Representatives of the various moving picture theatres, have been invited to attend a meeting of the City Council today at 2.45, to put forward any views they may have as to the proposed increase in the Amusement Tax.
Weather conditions yesterday were against deriving any pleasure from the weekly half holiday. Usual outdoor winter activities were impossible. Next Wednesday – Ash Wednesday - will be the beginning of the Lenten Season.
William Highmore of the West Mines, was injured on Saturday while helping to clear away the storm damage. A pole had fallen against the house of his brother, Sylvester Highmore, and William was up on it when it broke off. He jumped clear but in doing so, injured his ankle when he hit the ground. — The Bell Islander.
FEBRUARY 13TH 1942
MRS. KATIE COUGHLAN: There passed away yesterday, (Thursday) after an illness of nine months, Katie Coughlan, wife of Geo. J Coughlan, ex-sec’y of Constabulary and Fire Department. The deceased lady took a very permanent part in the various ladies organization of the T.A. & B. Society, Knights of Columbus, B.I. Society, Catholic Cadet Corps, and Mount Cashel Garden Parties, for quite a number of years, and always gave her service to other worthy causes. She was held in very high esteem by all her numerous lady friends. She leaves to mourn her sad loss, a husband, two sisters, Bride who lived with her, and Mrs. Maggie O’Neill of the city, and a large number of relatives.
JAMES WILSON: Shortly after the shades of evening had cloaked the day in the mantle of darkness, the Angel of Death visited the Wilson household, at 27 Boncloddy Street, and removed there from the soul of James, the loving husband and father. Although not unexpected to his family, his passing will be as a shock to his many friends and co-workers, as during the four months of illness, “Jim” (as he was familiarly known), fought valiantly to regain his bodily strength, but the Almighty ordained otherwise, and after receiving the holy and last rites of his Church, he yielded up the ghost.
The deceased was 58 years of age and was employed with the St. John’s Municipal Council, and was President of the Municipal Workers. During his life he was always ready and willing to help in any way he could at concerts and other events sponsored for charitable purposes.
He leaves to mourn his sad loss, a wife, one son and three daughter at home, two sons overseas, Bill in the Artillery and Jim in the Navy, and Kevin, Teletype Operator at Gander, and a brother , Rev. E.P Wilson, P.P. at Trepassey. To his family and relatives the writer joins with their many friends in extending deepest sympathy. May the Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy upon his soul.
WILSON — Passed peacefully away at 4.45 p.m. yesterday, February 12th, James Wilson, aged 58 years, son of the late William and Mary Wilson, leaving to mourn wife, four sons, William with the Royal Artillery overseas, James with the Royal Navy, Kevin at Gander and Edward at home, three daughters, Loretta, Maureen and Madonna at home. Funeral takes place tomorrow, Saturday at 2.30 p.m. from his residence, 27 Boncloddy Street.
COUGHLAN — Passed peacefully away Thursday morning after a long illness, Katie (Martin), wife of George J. Coughlan. Left to mourn are husband, two sisters, Bride who lived with her, and Mrs. Maggie O’Neill, and a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. Saturday from 291 LeMarchant Road. May the Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. Sydney and Halifax papers please copy.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The City Engineer reported yesterday, that on the 7th February, the anti-freezing hydrant on Circular Road near Bannerman Park, was broken off by a truck, the owner of which at present is unknown. New top pieces and bolts were fitted.
Convicted of stealing a dressing gown, a pair of pants, and a quantity of cigarettes from Fort Pepperell, a twenty-two year old resident of the city was sentenced to one month, with the option of a fine of $25.00
A local express will go out tomorrow night for points as far as Grand Falls. The express will leave Grand Falls on Sunday night, and arrive back on Monday morning.
The F.A.G.A. are holding their regular weekly dance tonight at Bishop Feild College Hall. Gordon Foley’s orchestra will be in attendance.
FEBRUARY 14TH 1942
The funeral of the late James Wilson will take place at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, instead of today, from his residence, 27 Boncloddy Street.
COBB — Passed peacefully away early this morning, Joseph Cobb; leaving to mourn wife, two sons, two daughters, 3 stepdaughters and one sister. Funeral notice later.
DEARIN — Passed peacefully away February 12th after a short illness, Susanna aged 78 years, widow of the late James Dearin. Funeral today Saturday at 2 o’clock from her residence, Blackler Avenue.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Lent begins on next Wednesday, and on Monday night and on Tuesday, a large number of social functions as well as private parties will be held.
A Seaman who was convicted of being drunk and disorderly onboard his ship, was convicted yesterday, but sentenced was suspended.
Skating conditions were excellent on Quidi Vidi Lake last night, and large number visited there. On the rinks laid out by the Americans, there was music and a dressing room provided. There was also a Canteen service.
During the past week, employees of the Sanitary Department did the following work; 581 loads of ashes and garbage carted, 107 gullies dipped and carted, 38 gullies cleaned, 8 hoppers cleaned daily, there were fifty-seven men working with 22 horses.
In the past few days, Council employees have been engaged at removing ice from Duckworth and Water Streets, and have filled in pot holes in Rennie’s Mill Road, Empire Avenue, Military Road and King’s Bridge Road. Inverts in Alexander St. were relaid.
The woman, who on Thursday was arrested for breaking glass in the Court House Building, was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. She was fined $20.00 and was ordered to make compensation for the glass, which was valued at $25.00. In default, she must serve a sentence of two months.
In the past week, repairs were made to the following streets in the city that was washed out by the recent rain storm: Alexander St., Patrick St., Sudbury St., Leslie St., Brewery Lane. Water courses on the Southside were cleaned out, and the gravel removed was utilized at the repairing of streets.
The meeting of the City Council with Mr. McRae, Road Builder with the McNamara Construction Co., is to take place this morning at the City Hall. The discussion will be of an informal nature and no obligation will be entered into, at least for the present.
A motor truck driver was before Court yesterday, charged with being under the influence of liquor whilst in charge of a truck. The man was taken into custody on Thursday night, and later released. Yesterday morning when his case was called, it was noticed that he was not sober, and the case was postponed whilst he was remanded.
At the Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon, before Judge Brown, there was a hearing of an action for damage due to a collision of two motor cars, on the Topsail Road some time ago. Messrs Gordon F. Higgins and R.S. Furlong are Counsel engaged. The hearing did not conclude.
An extraordinary general meeting of the Importers and Employers’ Association, was held last night at the Board of Trade Rooms.
The local express which was to have gone out tonight for points on the main Railway lines as far as Grand Falls, has been cancelled.
FEBRUARY 16TH 1942
JOHN J HENLEY: At 10.30 Sunday morning, the Angel of Death took from the midst of his loving wife and family, the soul of John J Henley, in his 66th year. Although he had been ill for only a short while, he had recently shown signs of improving, and his sudden passing came as a severe shock, both to his family and to his multitude of friends.
His passing also is a severe loss to the business and industrial life of the community with which he has been associated for more than half a century. Early in September of this year, the late Mr. Henley celebrated his 50th anniversary in the mattress making business in Newfoundland, and was considered this Country’s foremost mattress manufacturer.
John Joseph Henley was born in St. John’s in 1876, was educated in the Christian Brothers’ Schools, and was apprenticed to Joseph Diamond in 1891. At the completion of his apprenticeship he established the first mattress manufacturing plant in Newfoundland, and from that small beginning has grown the present Henley Mattress Manufacturing organization, with two large plants in St. John’s.
Noted for his keen interest in civic and national affairs, the late Mr. Henley endeared himself to all those with whom he came into contact, with his sincere and sympathetic understanding. His charities were many and his creed in life was one of good will and fellowship for his fellow man.
Left to mourn, in addition to his loving wife and faithful helpmate, are five sons and four daughters. There are: Flight-Lt. Edward P., an instructor with the R.A.F. in Canada, Patrick, Charles, Alex, and Francis at home; Sister Aloysius Gonzaga in Canada, Isabelle, supervisor at the Grace Hospital; Mary and Catherine at home; also one sister, Mrs. E. M. Cahill. [Note: This is transcribed exactly as written. GW]
He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus and the Board of Trade, also a member of the B.I.S. and for years was a member of the St. John’s Curling Association.
The many friends of Miss Mary Hearn of Colliers, C. Bay, will be glad to know that she is making a rapid recovery since her minor operation at the Grace Hospital. She expects to return home within the next few days.
Myles Murphy and Douglas Tilley, Aircraftmen with the R.C.A.F., left last week to rejoin their Flying Corps Units. Both are volunteers from Bell Island.
MRS. MAUD RYAN: After an illness of long duration and fortified by the holy rites of her church, Mrs. Maud Ryan, Topsail Road, died at noon yesterday. The deceased leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, James M. Ryan, and one son Michael, one daughter, Mrs. E.B. Foran, and one grandchild, as well as two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Graham and Mrs. Thomas Shortall. The late Mrs. Ryan was a daughter of the late Edward and Alice Flynn, and during her entire married life, lived in the neighbourhood of the Crossroads. She was well known for her pleasant manner and kindly disposition. As an earnest worker for St. Patrick’s Parish, successive Pastors relied upon her for wholehearted assistance, and this was given kindly.
A series of operations during recent years, afforded temporary relief, but medical skill and devoted service were defeated by death, which was accepted with Christian fortitude and resignation; a climax to a Christian life.
To the sorrowing family and relatives the sincerest sympathy is extended. The funeral will take place tomorrow from the late residence, 9 Topsail Road.
BRITTAIN — At Corner Brook General Hospital on Feb. 13th, 1942, to Mr. and Mrs. John F. W. Brittain of St. George’s, a daughter.
MURPHY — At St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on February 13th, to Agnes, wife of G. Burgess Murphy, a daughter.
CASEY — At Ct. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on February 13th to Mr. and Mrs Joseph J. Casey, a son.
NOTE OF THANKS
Mr. James Harris and family of Bristol’s Hope, wish to thank the many friends who by various acts of kindness, helped to alleviate the sorrow caused by the death of a loving wife and mother.
BRUCE — In fond loving memory of our dear son and brother, Patrick J Bruce, who departed this life February 15th, 1935. May the Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. Inserted by his father, mother, brother and sister.
HENLEY — On Sunday morning after a short illness, John J Henley, in his 66th year. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 49 Newtown Road. (Boston papers please Copy.)
RYAN — Sunday at noon, fortified by the Holy Rites of the Catholic Church, Alice Maud Ryan, in her 70th year. Leaving to mourn their sad loss, husband James Ryan; one son Michael; one daughter, Mrs. E. B. Foran. The funeral will be on Tuesday at 2.15 p.m. from her late residence, 9 Topsail Road. R.I.P.
PENNEY — Passed peacefully away at Holyrood on Tuesday, February 10th, Mrs. Mary Ann Penney, aged 82 years. Leaving to mourn three sons, one daughter and a large number of grandchildren. She was well known throughout the circle of Holyrood. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The two Naval Ratings Clarence Dunn and George Hutt, who pleaded guilty to maliciously breaking plate glass windows at the Supreme Court, and who were remanded for sentencing, were on Saturday, sentenced to twelve months imprisonment each. Sentence is to run from Jan 31st, the date of their commitment.
A Sergeant in the Canadian Army was before the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday afternoon, charged with the larceny of a sum of money. He was remanded.
A Marine Engineer was before Court on Saturday, charged with being in possession of a bottle of liquor on which there was a defaced label. He was fined $10.00.
An emergency convocation of Shannon Chapter No. 9 R.N.S. will be held tonight at the Masonic Temple for degree work. A social hour will also be held.
A woman living on Fleming Street, and a girl who is employed with her, were before the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, and were charged with breaches of the Alcoholic Liquors Act. The case will be heard this afternoon.
In the Supreme Court on Saturday, His Lordship the Chief Justice, delivered judgement in the case of Frederick Sheppard plaintiff, and Albert Rutherford defendant. The action arose out of a collision which occurred in November near the West End Fire Hall, between a motor car owned by the plaintiff, and a Canadian Army truck driven by the defendant. It was ordered that if the amount of damage be not agreed on by the parties, it will be assessed by the Court. Mr. E.J. Phelan appeared for the plaintiff and Mr. Gordon F. Higgins for the defendant.
The funeral of the late James Wilson took place yesterday afternoon, and was largely attended. Included were members of the Union of Municipal Workers, of which the deceased was the President, as well as some of the councillors. At the R.C. Cathedral, the prayers were recited by Rev. J.J. Murray.
FEBRUARY 17TH 1942
ROWSELL Harry, Sergeant, 798574 R.A.F. Missing as result of air operations 12th February 1942. Next of kin, mother, Mrs. Emily Rowsell, Pushthrough, Hermitage Bay, Newfoundland.
Obsequies Late Mrs. P. F. Power
Solemn Requiem Mass At St. Michael’s Church Bell Island Yesterday
Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Michael’s Church, Bell Island, for the late Mrs. Magistrate P.F. Power, O.B.E., at 9.30 Monday morning. Rev. R.T. McGrath, nephew of the deceased, was celebrant, with Rev. G.F. Bartlett, Adm., Deacon and Rev. J.A. Cotter Sub-deacon. Rev. J.B. Kent was Master of Ceremonies. The last prayers at the grave side were said by Fr. Bartlett. Mr. P.F. Power, Mr. A.F. Power, Mrs. A Delaney (Buchans) and a very large congregation of friends, attended the Mass. Pallbearers were; Jas. Normore, John Kelly, Gus Connors, and Reuben Bennett. Funeral arrangements were conducted by Mr. Andrew Murphy.
POMEROY — CONDON: A quiet but very pretty wedding was solemnized at the R.C. Cathedral on Monday, Feb. 16th at 5.30 p.m. when Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Condon of Merrymeeting Road, became the bride of Sergt. E.R. Pomeroy of the Royal Canadian Artillery. The ceremony was performed by the Right Rev. Monsignor Kitchen.
Miss Jean Price, a co-worker of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, while the groom was attended by Gunner Harvey Roberts, also of the R.C.A. After the ceremony, the wedding party motored around the city, and then to the home of the bride where supper was served. A reception was held at 8.30.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Pomeroy wish them many years of wedded bliss. J.M.P.
Since the last weekly letter was issued, communicable diseases have been reported as follows.
Meningitis 1 –
Chicken Pox 5 –
Scabies 1 –
Ob. Typhoid Fever – 1
German Measles – 1
Erysipelas 1 –
H. M. MOSDELL, M. D., Secretary Public Health & Welfare.
NOEL — At St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital on February 14th, to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Noel (nee Annie Gillard) a daughter.
KING — At St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital on Saturday, February 14th, to Gertrude, wife of Dr. J.H. King, Western Bay, a daughter.
RYAN — Suddenly at noon, fortified by the Holy Rites of the Catholic Church, Alice Maud Ryan, in her 70th year. Leaving to mourn their sad loss, husband, James Ryan, one son Michael, one daughter Mrs. E.B. Foran. The funeral will be today, Tuesday , at 2.15 p.m. from her late residence, 9 Topsail Road. R.I.P.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Mr. Charlie Power, well known Engineer of the M.S. Maneco, is leaving soon to enter the American Navy.
The phone service is still interrupted on Bell Island and little progress is being made with repairs. Most of the power lines are again in service however.
Several private parties were held last night and many more have been arranged for tonight. In most cases, they will be the last ‘till after Lent.
A meeting of St. John’s Lodge No. 5 S.U.F. will be held tonight at the S.U.F. rooms.
Two men charged with being drunk and disorderly on New Gower Street, were fined $10.00 each at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
A male resident of the Battery who was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with assaulting a female resident of Hunt’s Lane, was fined $5.00.
The damage done by the recent storm brought home to us the many uses for power. Besides lighting our homes, operating radios, pumps and various electrical appliances, the lack of power caused such services as the following to be discontinued; an X-ray machine could not be operated for some days after the storm. There was no ice cream on sale in the stores until service was resumed, owing to the absence of Kelvinator facilities. Butchers could not manufacture sausages.— The Bell islander
A man was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with disorderly conduct, after not lining up in a queue. The evidence for the prosecution was that there was a queue of about seven hundred people waiting for the second show at the Capital, when the accused and his party came to the head of the queue to enter the theatre. Head Constable Squibb and a Constable, told the accused to get in line, but he refused and became abusive. The defendant stated that he had used abusive language when the Police turn to stop him. He said he had a box ticket and the person that sold it to him said he did not have to wait in the queue. He was convicted on both counts and a fine of $10.00 was imposed for disorderly conduct. No fine was imposed on the other.
FEBRUARY 18TH 1942
DUDER — At the Grace Hospital Feb. 17th to Beti, wife of S.R. Duder, a daughter.
CAMERON — Passed peacefully away at 3.15 this morning, Arthur Priestman Cameron, aged 69 years, leaving to mourn; wife, 3 daughters, Mrs. John Wright, Montreal, Olga and Anna at home, and 1 son Arthur. Funeral notice later.
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A man who was before Court yesterday charged with being drunk and disorderly in the round house of the Railway, was fined $10.00. He smashed a pane of glass valued at $1.00, and he was ordered to pay compensation for that. He was placed under bond in addition to the above.
The weather yesterday and last night continued quite cold, though it was not as frosty as on Monday.
A house owned and occupied by Isabel Haggerty and her two sisters, was destroyed by fire at Botwood on Monday evening. All the contents were also destroyed. No further details were received in the message to the Chief of Police from Sgt. Dwyer.
A Fireman, hailing from Sweden, was before Court yesterday charged with being drunk and disorderly on the public street. He was fined $10.00.
The funeral of the late John Henley took place yesterday afternoon, from his late residence Newtown Road. It was attended by a large number of mourners, including guards from the Benevolent Irish Society and Knights of Columbus. Interment was at Belvedere Cemetery.
The following is from the Bell Islander; “Mr Jos. Pynn states that he bought potatoes at a number of stores in the city this week, and the weight was six pounds to the gallon. He also enquired at many other stores there, and was told this was the weight everywhere. This is also the Government Standard of weight.
The ingenuity of the average Newfoundlander was well illustrated during the recent storm. There was a scarcity of kerosene lamps in the local stores, for the number of homes not equipped with electrical light was small, and small stocks of lamps were carried. Many people therefore, who did not save their old lamps, had to manufacture them. Some ingenious types were seen. Coffee tins, tobacco cans, etc., were pressed into service. A burner wick and lamp chimney was purchased, and the burner soldered to the cover of the tin, the latter serving as the receptacle for oil. Local Tinsmiths are reported to have done good business in the making of such lamps. — The Bell Islander
On Sunday, the 8th February last, about noon hour, the home and contents of Mr. R.J. McIsaac of Stephenville Crossing, was burned to the ground. In a short time after the alarm was given, a crowd had gathered and it was seen that the building was doomed. Some household effects were saved from the ground floor. — Western Star.
FEBRUARY 19TH 1942
TERRY — MACKEY: CHAPEL’S COVE Feb. 9th. St. Patrick’s Church, St. John’s, was the scene of a quiet, but very pretty wedding on Saturday January 31st, at 3 p.m., when Rev. Fr. Kent united in Holy Bonds of matrimony, Rosella, youngest daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth and the late Thomas Mackey of Holyrood, to John, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Terry of Chapel’s Cove.
The bride, who was tastefully attired in a splendid gown of shell pink with a shoulder veil, and carrying an exquisite bouquet of pink carnations, looked charming as she entered the Church
She was attended by Miss Veronica Lennen, who wore marina blue with accessories to match, and carried a beautiful bouquet of gardenias. The duties of best man were ably performed by Mr. Kenneth Terry, brother of the groom.
After the ceremony, the bridal party motored to the Sterling Restaurant, where a reception was held. Only the immediate relations of the bride and groom were present.
After spending their honeymoon at the Balsam Hotel, St. John’s, the bride and groom returned to Chapel’s Cove, where a reception was held at the home of the groom on the evening of February 4th. Present were the immediate relations and friends of the bride and groom. The date coincided with the thirtieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Terry, the groom’s parents.
A toast to the bride and groom was proposed by Mr. Wm. Parsley, who spoke in the highest terms of the character and excellence of both the bride and groom. Thanking Mr. Parsley, the host Mr. Terry, congratulated the bride and the groom, and wished them all the happiness they deserved. The next speaker was Mr. C.F. Furey, who also paid the customary tribute to the happy couple and wished them all the happiness of life. He also congratulated Mr. & Mrs. Terry Sr. on the attainment of their thirtieth anniversary.
The many beautiful and costly presents received, testified to the popularity of the bride and groom and the high esteem in which they are held by their many friends, all of whom join in wishing them :bon voyage” over the seas of life.
May they go hand in hand to the goal they deserve, with a rainbow of happiness above their heads, to crown their life with success, is the sincere wish of - A GUEST.
ARTHUR PRIESTMAN CAMERON: Widespread regret was expressed yesterday when it was learned that Arthur Priestman Cameron had passed away. The deceased was well known not only in St. John’s, but throughout the Island, and particularly on Bell Island where he resided for several years.
A veteran of the World War No.1, the deceased came to this Country about a quarter of a century ago and has resided here since. He came as an entertainer and comedian, and from the first was known as “the man from Yorkshire”. In the days before the talkies, he was very prominent in theatricals, and after spending some time in St. John’s, he proceeded to Bell Island, where he was Manager of one of the theatres. Since returning to live in St. John’s, he has continued prominent on the concert platform at dinners and over the air, and his “peculiar” songs, sung in a “peculiar way” were always popular. He was a most genial man, and his presence everywhere was always welcome. For some time past he has not been in good health, though news of his passing came as a shock to his friends. Left to mourn besides his wife and one son, Arthur; three daughters, Mrs. John Wright of Montreal, and Miss Olga and Anna at home. To all deepest sympathy will be extended.
MRS. JAMES RYAN: Her mortal feet have crossed a boundary
And walk highways within a foreign land.
Her hands we cannot touch or loved form see
For us, such joy on earth for e’er are banned.
Such beautiful words were vividly brought to mind with the recent passing of a highly esteemed and much respected resident of the Crossroads in the person of Mrs. Maud Ryan. Fortified by the Rites of Holy Church, death came as a relief to a long period of illness. During her life, the deceased lady was a devoted member of St. Patrick’s Parish, and an energetic workers in all parish events. Hers was a life of happiness, and deep devotion in carrying out her ideals. The youth of St. Patrick’s parish owe much to the energeticness and devotion of such devoted workers as the deceased lady, who was ever a willing worker in their behalf. She was dearly loved by all who knew her, and her gentle presence will be greatly missed in the circles she was wont to move.
Alas, our kindly friend has passed on to a realm, where the rainbow never fades, and where the beautiful things that now pass before us like shadows, will stay forever in our presence. To the devoted husband, son Mike, and daughter, Mrs. E.B. Foran, together with the two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Graham and Mrs Thomas Shortall, the writer tenders profound sympathy. H.F.
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The farm and Study group meets tonight at eight o’clock at the Memorial University College. The leader will be R.S. James, Esq., B.S.A. and the topic for discussion will be “Soils, fertilizers, and the use of lime.”
Miss Deveraux, Stenographer with the C.I.D. was knocked down by a military truck yesterday morning, as she was going to work via Cochrane Street. Dr. Anderson attended to her, but her injuries were not of a serious nature.
A few people were trouting yesterday afternoon and did fairly well. Some of the rivers are still open, though there is ice on the ponds.
The snowfall was hailed with pleasure by people living in the outports, who were waiting for slide paths to get to the woods for fuel. They are hoping that there will be snow for some time yet.
The Humbermouth Branch of the Women’s Patriotic Association held a public meeting on Monday night. District Magistrate Short was present and conducted the elections of officers.
The fall of snow which came yesterday morning, caused some inconvenience. Persons going to the various Churches for Ash Wednesday Service, found it very unpleasant. Some cars that were caught without chains had difficulty in getting about. The plows were out early, and had traffic conditions cleaned up, and there was no interruption of the bus or street car service.
Albert Noseworthy, former Mmanager of Corner Brook Sales Co., has been appointed Purchasing Agent for Bowaters Newfoundland Pulp and Paper Mills Ltd., in succession to Mr. J M. Palmer, who has been transferred to the post of Superintendent of Mill Stores. — Humber Herald.
CROCKER — FORD: The marriage of Miss Janette Isobel Crocker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Crocker of Corner Brook, to Frank Ford of the Staff of the Newfoundland Postal Telegraphs Department, took place at the Church of St. John the Evangelist on February 5th. The ceremony was performed by the Rector, Rev. T. E. Loder, R.D., in the presence of a large number of friends of the bride and groom. — Humber Herald.
FEBRUARY 22ND 1942
FORRISTALL — In fond and loving memory of my dear mother, Eva Forristall, killed at the Railway Yard February 19th 1932.
In fancy again she’s reciting so sweet
The words that I learned at her knee
Oh, gentle God, do please help me
Be always good and to follow Thee.
If that memory lane could be real again
Once more with dear mother to live.
But her life’s toil is done, the reward she has won
She knows that peace which God only can give.
Inserted by her son, Harry.
P. KENNETH STAMP: It was with sincere sorrow that his host of friends learned last evening, of the passing of P. Kenneth Stamp, which occurred at his home yesterday.
Always of a most robust nature, when it was learned that he was ill, none had fear for his recovery, which they felt would be a matter of only a few days. However, when his illness took a serious turn and it was learned that his life was endangered, there were much anxiety on the part of all who knew him so well, and held him in high esteem. On Thursday it was realized that the fight was over, and yesterday the deceased calmly and peacefully entered into Eternal Rest, having been fortified with all the rights of Holy religion.
The deceased was very well known in the city, and was respected by all who were acquainted with him. For some years he was employed with Messrs. Bowring-Harvey Ltd., but for a period previous to his illness, he was with the United Nail and Foundry Co., carrying on his trade of Moulder. It was whilst engaged at this work that he was taken ill.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife (nee K Moakler), and one adopted son Robert, as well as one brother John, Master Carter in St. John’s. In Boston are two sisters in the Order of St. Joseph, Sister Remberdt and Sister Laverna, as well as another sister, Mrs. Thomas Bolt. In Boston also, are two brothers, Thomas, formerly of the Newfoundland Constabulary, and William, who previous to going to the Sates, was an Official in the Post Office here. To all, deepest sympathy will be extended. The funeral takes place from his late residence, 128 Pleasant Street, at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.
CHARLES E. DEIR: At an early hour Thursday morning, Charles Edgar Deir, Foreman -Carpenter for the Clayton Construction Company, passed away after a short illness. He was in his 38th year. It was only on Friday last, that Mr. Deir was taken suddenly ill, and his unexpected death will be learned with regret by his large number of friends.
Mr. Deir was the eldest son of Mrs. Rachael and the late John Deir. After completing his schooling he was apprenticed to his father in the carpentry trade, and for the past seventeen years was employed with the Clayton Construction Co. His work called him to many sections of the Island, and in recent years, he assisted the firm largely in the creation of cold storage plants. Charlie Deir was a skilled tradesman, and in this connection his loss will be keenly felt. In his hours of leisure, his hobby was the construction of miniature aeroplanes.
Surviving, beside his mother and three sisters, three brothers and one step-sister, to whom sympathy will be extended.
The funeral takes place at 2.30 pm. today Saturday, from his late residence, 42 Quidi Vidi Road (North side).
SARAH DAVIS: Yesterday February 20th at noon, Sarah Lundrigan, wife of John Davis, passed to her Eternal Reward. The deceased had been ill for some time, and during the past month her illness took a more acute turn. She was a lady of kindly and sympathetic nature, whose life’s interest circled about her family and a few intimate friends. Her religious convictions were simple but firm, in that faith which is ever the admiration of, and an inspiration for others. She died as she had lived, in the ways and walk of her Redeemer, and when death came she passed to her Eternal Repose, in the peacefulness and sanctity of that death for which she always prayed, and fortified by the last Rites of Holy Church.
She leaves a loving husband, one daughter Ruth, a son John, and two sisters Rose and Mrs, Marguerite Waugh, who is living in Sydney, to whom the deepest sympathy is extended in the hour of their sorrow. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, may she rest in peace.
DAVIS — Sarah Lundrigan, wife of John Davis, leaving a husband one daughter, a son and two sisters. Funeral, from her late residence, Forest Road, at 2.30 p.m. Sunday, February 22nd.
STAMP — Passed peacefully away yesterday afternoon, P. Kenneth Stamp, son of the late Thomas and Katherine Stamp, leaving wife, adopted son, Robert, three sisters in Boston, three brothers, one (John) in the city, and two in Boston, to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Sunday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 128 Pleasant St. R.I.P.
DEIR — Passed peacefully away at 1 o’clock Thursday morning after a short illness, Charles Edgar Deir in his 38th year. Left to mourn are mother, three brothers and three sisters, beside a step-sister Mrs. Harry Brown of Windsor, Ontario. The funeral will take place at 2.30 p.m. today, Saturday, from his late residence, Quidi Vidi Road. (North side).
CARTER — Passed peacefully away at St. Claire’s hospital yesterday morning at 8.30 Gertrude Bayly daughter of Annie J and the late Henry D. Carter. Funeral, today Saturday at 2.30 p.m. by motor hearse from “Hillsboro” King’s Bridge Road.
EDNEY — Passed peacefully away after a short illness on February at St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital, Elizabeth, widow of the late John Edney, in her 74th year; leaving to mourn their sad loss, one son, four daughters, and six grandchildren, John Wesley Edney, Mrs. Wm. Chafe, Mrs. Chas. Nixon, Mrs. Geo. Colbourne, and Mrs. W. I. Watts; also one brother and one sister. Funeral, on Sunday February 22nd at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 17 William Street.
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The adjourned quarterly meeting of the Benevolent Irish Society will be held tomorrow, after last Mass at St. Patrick’s Hall. Much business is to be transacted.
Two Seamen were before Court yesterday charged with desertion. They were fined and ordered back on board. A lot of trouble is being caused Captains of ships, by members of the crew absenting themselves from duty for more or less long periods.
FEBRUARY 23RD 1942
YETMAN James Michael, Seaman, LT/JX221036, R.N., killed by enemy action February 18th1942. Next of kin mother, Mrs. Andrew Yetman, 9 Bambrick Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
MITCHELL Hayward Stewart. Seaman, JX188931 R.N. Died at Morris hospital, Halifax, N.S. Friday, February 20, 1942. Next of kin mother, Mrs. Joseph Mitchell, Portugal Cove, St. John’s East, Newfoundland.
BLANCHARD Richard Warren, Seaman, JX220896 R.N. killed on war service. Official date of death, January 17th. Next of kin mother, Mrs. Dora Blanchard, McIver’s, Bay of Islands, Newfoundland.
CALLAHAN — At St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital on February 22, to Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Callahan, a daughter.
STAMP — The funeral of the late P. Kenneth Stamp will take place this Monday afternoon at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence 128 Pleasant Street.
EDNEY — Owing to weather conditions, the funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Edney, which was to have taken place on Sunday, has been postponed and will take place this afternoon, February 23rd, at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 17 William Street.
CARNELL — Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital at 1 a.m. after a short illness, John James (Jack), aged 28 years, son of Margaret and the late Fred (Ted) Carnell. Leaving to mourn his sad loss, mother, two brothers, Edward and Stan, and one sister, Mary. Funeral will take place on Tuesday from his late residence, 52 Patrick Street, at 2.30 p.m. Rest in Peace. Boston papers please copy.
DAVIS — Sarah Lundrigan, wife of John Davis; leaving a husband, one daughter, one son and two sisters. Funeral from her late residence, Forest Road, at 2.30 p.m. on today, Monday.
MORRIS — Passed peacefully away at 8.30 a.m. Sunday, February 22nd, Rebecca Jane, beloved wife of John C Morris, leaving to mourn their sad loss husband, two sons, William of the Acadia Gas Engines Ltd., and Ben of the Royal Stores, Ltd., four stepsisters, two stepbrothers and six grandchildren. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow Tuesday, from her late residence, 209 LeMarchant Road.
QUINTON — Passed away at Princeton on Sunday February 22nd, after a long illness, Joliffe Quinton, aged 75 years, leaving three sons: Joseph I. of St. John’s, William at Princeton and Rev. Joliffe Quinton at Greenspond, and three daughters, Mrs. A. Mews, Mrs. H. King of St. John’s and Mrs. T. Jenkins at Trinity.
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A special meeting of the Newfoundland Board of Trade will be held on Thursday afternoon for the purpose of considering war risk insurance.
Under the auspices of Wesley Church Men’s Service Club, there will be a shown, a moving picture, depicting incendiary “raid” and rescue work, at Wesley Lecture Hall tomorrow night at 8.15. The public are invited to attend.
The Twillingate Sun states that travelling has been very bad on the road to Lewisporte, and not very good elsewhere in the district. Snow and rain with little frost, made winter traffic next to impossible. Seals have been very scarce at Twillingate and vicinity, only a few score being netted, where thousands have been in recent seasons.
Two Seamen, convicted of being drunk and disorderly on the public street, were fined $10.00 each, at the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday.
There will be no express this afternoon, but one will leave tomorrow afternoon at five o’clock.
A man before Court on Saturday, charged with stealing two bottles of beer, the property of the Board of Liquor Control, from the premises of Messrs. Harvey & Co., was fined $20.00 at the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday.
A Magisterial inquiry into the cause of the deaths of the three men who were found dead on board of a schooner in the harbor last week, began on Saturday before Magistrate O’Neill. The evidence of George Young, the other man who was on board, and who has recovered sufficiently to leave Hospital, was taken.
A girl was before Court on Saturday charged with trespassing on Camp Alexander, but the charge was dismissed. She was found at the camp early Saturday morning, and was given in charge by Corporal Gallow. Some time ago, the girl was before Court and was fined $15.00, which she was given time to pay. She failed to do so, and Saturday was her first appearance in Court since. She was sent to the Penitentiary.
A residence of Long Pond C.B., was before the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday and was fined $2.00 for failing to have the headlights on his car blacked out during the recent blackout period.
The monthly meeting of the Newfoundland Fishermen’s Star of the Sea Association was held yesterday afternoon at their rooms. Much business was transacted.
FEBRUARY 24TH 1942
RENDELL Augustus William, Seaman LT/JX211500, R.N. Accidentally drowned Feb 14th body not recovered. Next of kin, father, Mr. John J. Rendall, Red Cliff, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland
SHARPE William Seaman JX188927 R.N. missing presumed killed, ex H.M.S. “Barham” official date of death 25th November, 1941. Next of kin uncle, Mr. James Sharpe, 99 New Gower Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
NAVAL LAD WRITES HOME
A.B. Seaman Frank Donovan, of the Goulds, St. John’s West writes home, a most cheerful and interesting letter of his service in the Royal Navy. He is much attached to his ship, and gives a splendid description of the kindness of the people whenever they made port in Scotland; the canteen and geniality of the Chaplains attached, as well as the Priests of the Parish, being much appreciated. He claims that the religious and spiritual side of the Navy life is well attended to. He had an opportunity of meeting several of the volunteers from Petty Harbor and the Goulds, and at that time they were all in good health and spirits, expressing their confident belief that victory would be ultimately the outcome of the present trying situation.
SISTER MARY AQUIN GORMLEY: The Angel of Death has claimed another of the Sisters of Mercy, Military Road Convent, in the person of Sister Mary Aquin Gormley, who after only a few weeks’ illness was called to the Great Beyond on Friday morning, February 13th. Just four months have elapsed since the death of dear Mother Phillippa, who had been her school companion and her lifelong friend, and now one more link in the chain is broken.
The deceased Sister was born in Roscommon, Ireland, sixty-five years ago. She received her education from the Sisters of Mercy, Roscommon, and having been blessed with a Religious vocation, generously answered the Call of the Master, bidding her leave her native land and all that she held dear, to devote her talents and her energies to the children of far off Newfoundland.
She arrived from Ireland on October 24th, 1891, and for the space of fifty years, laboured zealously for the greater glory of God and the welfare of the Order, in the education of the young. For some years, she filled the office of Superior in Burin, Conception, and St. George’s. Here she endeared herself to the pupils and their parents by her kindness and devotedness to their interests, spiritual and temporal. In 1925 she returned to the convent of Mercy, Military Road, where the remaining years of her life were spent, her special work being in the Commercial Department, where she exerted a lasting influence on her pupils, who today mourn her passing with deepest regret.
A word of sincere appreciation is due to the Sisters and Nurses of St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, for their untiring attention and devotion to the dear patient sufferer, during her illness, as also to Rev. P.J. Kennedy for the spiritual support and consolation, given her by his daily visits, which contributed in no small degree, to the soothing of her last moments.
On Saturday, February 14th Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated in the Cathedral, His Grace the Archbishop imparting the Blessing over the remains. Sunday February 15th, immediately after last Mass, the funeral took place to the Sisters’ plot in Belvedere Cemetery, and the Final Prayers at the grave side were recited by Right Rev. Monsignor Kitchin, V.G.
The funeral cortege was very large, composed of Priests, Christian Brothers, and the pupils of the Academy, a fitting testimony to the regard and esteem in which the deceased Sister was held. To her two sisters, the only surviving members of her family, heartfelt sympathy is extended.
The community tenders sincere gratitude to the Sisters of the various Convents, pupils and friends, for the many Mass cards and expressions of sympathy received. May her soul rest in peace. Amen.
COLLIS — HUTCHINGS: A very pretty wedding was solemnized at St. Paul’s Church Hr. Grace, on Tuesday, February 17th at 8 p.m. when Eve Frances, daughter of the late A.L. and Mrs. Collis of Harbor Grace was united in marriage to Allan Clair son of Mrs. Ella Mae and the late W.C. Hutchings of Spaniard’s Bay.
The bride entered the Church leaning on the arm of her brother Leslie, to he strains of the Wedding March, played by the Organist Mr. Frank Sheppard. The bride looked very beautiful in a gown of white satin with train and bridal veil to match. She carried a bouquet of sweet peas, carnations and maiden hair fern. She was attended by Miss Lillian Hutchings, sister of the groom, who wore a gown of shell pink lace over satin, with accessories to match, and carried a bouquet of carnations and fern. Little Miss Margaret Jacobs was the bride’s train-bearer; she looked very pretty dressed in pink organdie.
The groom was ably supported by Mr. David Archibald who acted as best man. The hymn “The Voice that Breathed O’er Eden” was sung by a large congregation. The ceremony was performed by the Rector, The Rev. H. Kirby.
After the ceremony, the wedding party motored a short distance, then returned to the home of the bride, where the reception was held, and some thirty guests were present. The toast to the bride was honourably performed by the Rev. H. Kirby. The toast to the groom was performed by Mr. David Archibald, to which the groom responded. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful gifts.
CROSBIE — At the Grace Hospital on Sunday, February 22nd., to Audrey, wife of George Graham Crosbie, a daughter.
SHEPPARD – BEST: At Wesley United Church on Monday February 16th, 1942 at 7.45 p.m. Edith Cavell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Seebert Best, to Charles N. Sheppard, son of Mrs Snow and the late Mr. Sheppard, both of this city. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W.B. Perry, B.A.
BURKE – GALWAY: On Tuesday, February 17th, 1942 the wedding took place at St. Francis Chapel, Bell Island, of Mr. Eric A. Burke, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Burke, West Wabana, to Miss Alice Galway, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Galway, Scotia No.1 — The Bell Islander
CARNELL — Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital at 1 a.m. Sunday, after a short illness, John James (Jack), aged 28 years, son of Margaret and the late Fred (Ted) Carnell; leaving to mourn their sad loss, are mother, two brothers, Edward and Stan, and one sister, Mary. Funeral will take place today Tuesday, from his late residence 52 Patrick Street, at 2.30 p.m. Rest in peace. (Boston papers please copy.)
WEIR — Entered into rest at 7.30 Monday morning, Ethel, wife of the late John Weir, after a long illness. Left to mourn her sad loss, are two daughters, Emilie and Helen, two brothers, one residing in the city and the other in the United States. Funeral at 2.50 p.m. Wednesday, from her late residence 5 Military Road.
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A motorist was fined $2.00 yesterday for parking between “No Parking” signs at the Newfoundland Hotel. Nine owners of motor vehicles were summoned yesterday for failing to have proper lights, after sunset. Fines of $1.00 were imposed.
Owing to the unusual heavy snowfall, the grounds of the Old Colony Club are impassable for motor traffic, and consequently the club has been closed till Wednesday. In the meantime, an effort to clear up the jam will be made.
The proceeds of the house to house collection this week, amounted to $563.66. The first shipment of knitted goods for 1942 was forwarded to Headquarters, St. John’s on Feb. 11th and consisted of : 58 pairs socks, 25 pairs mitts, 4 scarves, 2 pairs gloves, 4 sweaters. — Bay Roberts Guardian.
The Twillingate Sun states that a Canadian Soldier died from exposure, when he was caught in a recent storm, between Phillip’s Head and Botwood. He was buried at Botwood.
FEBRUARY 25TH 1942
DOOLING — Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, February 24th, after a short illness, Margaret, beloved wife of Peter Dooling, leaving to mourn a loving husband, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 3 sisters, 1 brother. Funeral Thursday, at 2.15 p.m. from her late residence, 11 Eric Street. Friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation. R.I.P.
BOURNE — Passed peacefully way at 3.30 p.m. Tuesday, February 24th, at the Grace Hospital, after a brief illness, John Bourne, aged 64 years, leaving to mourn two brothers, three sisters and nine grandchildren. Funeral tomorrow, Thursday , at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence 68 Springdale Street. Friends and acquaintances please accept this as the only intimation.
EVANS — Passed peacefully away last evening in her 86th year, Mrs. Mary A Evans, leaving to mourn, three daughters and four sons, also twenty-three grand children and six great grandchildren. Funeral on Thursday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 161 Casey Street. No flowers by request. (American and Canadian papers please copy)
FEBRUARY 26TH 1942
JOHN D. BOURNE: Calmly and peacefully, with complete trust in the Supreme Being, the soul of John D. Bourne passed from the world of men into the inscrutable Silence of Eternity, on Tuesday Feb. 24th, at the Grace Hospital. Death came suddenly. Mr. Bourne attended the annual Congregational meeting of Gower Street Church on the night of Monday Feb. 19th, taking an active part in the proceedings, and enjoying his usual good health. The next day he became ill, his condition gradually growing worse, until Saturday afternoon, when he was removed to the Grace Hospital. That same night he underwent a serious operation to which he reacted well, showing signs of improvement. However, the strain was too heavy for his weakened heart, and at 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24th he passed away.
Deceased was born at Safe Harbor B.B., on Jan 1, 1878, son, of John and Sarah Bourne. For 20 years he was an active member of the Methodist Church in his home town, serving in an official capacity for a period of 13 years until 1920, when he concluded his connection with the fishing industry, and moved to St. John’s to enter the Carpentry and Contracting Business. His new profession developed rapidly, and the name of John D. Bourne soon became well known for efficient, reliable service
A sincere Christian from his youth, he believed in the religion of brotherly love, and all who came into contact with him respected his courteous consideration and gentlemanliness. He was an official of Gower St. Church for many years, and was always ready to give of his time and substance for the advancement of God’s Kingdom.
Left to mourn his passing, are his widow (nee Irene Davis of Safe Hr.), three sons, Jacob D. and Isaac of St. John’s, and Martin A. of Clarenville, two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Burton and Miss Ethel, both residing in St. John’s, two brothers, Stephen, and Capt. Alfred of St. John’s, three sisters residing at Safe Hr. B.B., Mrs. Stephen Burry, Mrs. George Burry and Mrs. Baxter Burton.
Deepest sympathy is extended to all the bereaved. The funeral takes place at 3 p.m. today from the residence of the deceased, 68 Spencer Street.
WALL — Died suddenly at the General Hospital, February 25th, William P. Wall, Boilermaker, Long Pond Road, leaving to mourn, wife, niece, four brothers, Philip and Leo of St. John’s, Daniel of the United States, and Patrick of Montreal. Funeral notice later.
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The facilities of the Old Colony Club have been loaned to the men of one of H.M.C. Destroyers tonight, and members will not be admitted.
The weather for the Holiday yesterday, was disappointing to many who had made plans for the afternoon. Despite the conditions however, many were skiing and quite a few ardent Waltonians were trouting, and some of them did very well.
Winter classes in Schools of Nursing have been filled to capacity. Recruiting of 50,000 young women for training in 1942 has been undertaken by the U.S. Nursing Council on National Defence.
A blackout is a precautionary darkening of lights which might aid hostile aircraft in locating particular targets. All normal activities continue, except those which mean showing lights. An air raid warning means there are hostile planes close by, and normal activities must be modified to get people under shelter. Air raid warnings are protective; blackouts are precautionary.
FEBRUARY 27TH 1942
CROCKER — FORD: The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Corner Brook was the scene of a very pretty but quiet wedding on Thursday, Feb. 5th, when Janet Isabel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Crocker was united in the bonds of Holy matrimony to Frank, son of Mr. and the late Mrs. T.G. Ford, Harbor Grace, the Reverend T.E. Loder officiated.
The bride, charmingly attired in blue with navy accessories, entered the Church leaning on the arm of her brother Jack, and carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums with maiden hair fern. She was supported by her sister Ada, who wore rose beige with black accessories. The groom was ably supported by Mr. Chas. Strong, and the Ushers were Messrs H.M. Batten and George Carter. While the register was being signed, the Hymn “O Father All Creating” was sung by the large congregation present, accompanied on the organ by Mr. W. Hammond who kindly supplied the music for the occasion.
As the Bridal Party left the Cchurch to the strains of the Wedding March, they passed through a Guard of Honour of Girl Guides, a gesture which showed the esteem in which the bride was held by the organization, and the interest she displayed in its development in Corner Brook
The reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, 44 Reid Street, where the many and valuable gifts received by the happy couple from their friends and well wishers, were on display. The toast to the bride and groom was proposed by the Rev. T.E. Loder, who praised the bride’s excellent contribution to the social welfare of the community in general, and wished them happiness and success in their wedded life. The groom made a suitable reply.
The honeymoon will be spent at Hr. Grace, the home of both families, after which visits are planned to relatives and friends in St. John’s, Bishop’s Falls, and Buchans.
The bride was a valued employee of Goodyear and House Ltd., in the Dry Goods Department, previous to her wedding, and the groom is on the Staff of the Postal Telegraphs Office at Corner Brook. Their many friends offer hearty congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Ford, and extend sincere wishes for a long and prosperous voyage o’er the seas of matrimony.
MRS. JOHN WEIR: The death of Mrs. Ethel, relict of the late John Weir, at the age of 61 years, occurred at her residence, 5 Military Road, early on Monday morning, following a lengthy illness. The deceased, formerly Miss Ethel Hawkins, was a member of the teaching profession for many years, and at the time of her marriage in 1917, was Principal of St. Mary’s School. Some twelve years ago she was taken ill with arthritis, and though everything that could be was done, her condition gradually became worse, so much so that she became an invalid, and was bedridden for over ten years. Of a cheerful and bright disposition, she bore her illness with true Christian fortitude, and took a deep interest in household and general affairs. Possessed of a keen intellect and brilliant mind, her thoughts found a ready outlet through her pen, and many fine poems published in various local and foreign papers and magazines, testify to her outstanding ability
The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon and was well attended. The service at the Mortuary and grave side, were conducted by Rev. Canon Higham.
Left to mourn her passing are two daughters, Emilie and Helen, who tended their mother with loving care and attention; two brothers, Mr. E. Hawkins of this city and Mr. Frank Hawkins of Boston, Mass, as well as a large circle of friends. The writer joins with their many friends in extending deepest sympathy to the bereaved family. COM.
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The branch railway from White’s Road to the Base at Stephenville, has been a great assistance in the prompt delivery of materials right to the job, without transferring at the Crossing for a nine mile truck haul to the plant, as was the custom the past year. At present, several hundred tons of cargo are moving forward. Fine weather which has prevailed for some time, has helped to speed up operations. Great progress is reported in all important sections of the job since the completion of the railway. — Western Star.
The proprietor of a Beer Tavern on New Gower Street, was before Court yesterday to show cause why the premises should not be closed. Mr. Fox, K.C., appeared for the accused, and the action was taken by the Chief of Police. The evidence was that on Saturday night last, about 180 men were in the premises when the Police visited there. A large number were under the influence of liquor and there was much argument and profanity. The hearing was adjourned until Saturday.
Group 6 in First Aid work, receiving instruction from Dr. Burden, held it fifth meeting last night at the Court House. This group has one more session before the examination takes place.
The Western Star states that during the past few days, three more cases of scarlet fever have appeared in Corner Brook locality.
The proprietress of a Restaurant licensed to sell beer, was before Court yesterday to show cause why an order should not be made to close the premises. The action was taken by the Chief of Police. Mr. J.D. Higgins appeared for the accused. The evidence was that the Police visited the premises and found fifty or fifty-five men there at the time, and about seventy per cent of them were under the influence of liquor. The floor was covered with slush and mud to the top of overshoes. General disorder prevailed, and drunken men were seen entering and leaving. The Chief stated that so many complaints had been received about the place, that he had to station a man there at night. He asked for postponement of the case to produce additional evidence, as the defence stated the case cited was an isolated one.
In the past week, three manholes were broken — one at Military Road, and two at Gold Avenue.
The attendance at the Women’s Mission yesterday morning and last night, was large, despite the disagreeable weather conditions. The Mission closes on Sunday afternoon.
The Twin Towns Correspondent of the Western Star states: “We have not experienced a big fall of snow this winter. The cars and taxis are still running.”
The quarterly meeting of the L.S.P.U. was held last night at their Hall when various reports were submitted.
A resident of Nagle’s Hill was before Court yesterday, charged with stealing a motor van from Fort Pepperell, the property of Arthur Squires, and operating it without a licence. The evidence showed that the accused took the car over the Portugal Cove Road, collided with Lawlor’s Bridge, and brought up in a field with the engine on fire. He was sentenced to three months imprisonment.
The Engineer reported at yesterday’s Council Meeting that the work of opening blind manholes and clearing sand from the sewer at the Gas Co. yard, is going on and fair progress is being made. Considerable sand was removed by the aid of the torpedo. The clearing of the water course at Marshall’s Garage was completed.
During the past week, adjustments were made to the Bells Hill controlling valves, by Council employees, with a view to refilling the compensating basin on Signal Hill.
Peters — Pike: The marriage of Miss Muriel Peters, formerly of the Staff of Goodyear and House Ltd., to Bramwell Pike of the Staff of the same firm, took place in the United Church at Corner Brook on the 18th February 1942. The ceremony was performed by Rev. I.F. Curtis.
FEBRUARY 28TH 1942
STEPHEN LEWIS: Death, whenever and where ever it occurs, always brings with it sadness, and when the one who has departed this life is stricken in manhood and leaves a loving wife and a large family of children to mourn his loss, this sadness is increased many fold, and affects the whole circle of his relatives, his friends, and the community in which he had resided.
Such was the case in the little railroad town of Brigus Junction a few weeks ago, when the news reached the place that one of its best liked residents, in the person of Mr. Stephen Lewis, had passed away at St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital, St. John’s, after putting up a brave struggle against the internal complications which brought about his death, at the early age of forty-one years.
The deceased was an employee of the Newfoundland Railway for twenty-one years, most of which time was spent at Brigus Junction, where he worked and he and his family resided. He is survived by his wife and eleven children, the youngest, of whom is a baby in arms, also his mother, Mrs. Sarah A Lewis of Holyrood, four brothers Messrs, Con and James Lewis of Brigus Junction, and Peter, and Ellis Lewis of St. John’s, also two sisters Mrs. Patrick White of Boston, U.S.A and Mrs. John Pinsent, Kane’s Valley, St. John’s. He was the son of Ellis Lewis of Holyrood. Mrs. Lewis, his widow, is a daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Meaney of Avondale. Interment was at Holyrood. The deceased was a faithful and industrious worker of the railway. His services were held in high esteem by is supervisor, and he was a general favourite along the line. He was for many years a member of the Conception Bay Council of the Knights of Columbus. To the bereaved widow and her children, the sincere sympathy of everyone who learns of their great loss will be freely accorded.
NELLIE MERCER, SPANIARD’S BAY
Feb. 23 — There passed peacefully away recently, at Spaniard’s Bay Nellie, daughter of John W. and the late Ellen Mercer (nee Ellen Greely), in her 27th year, after a somewhat lengthy illness, in which the fortitude and undaunted spirit of the model Christian were always predominant, and with the firm assurance that he who endureth unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Nellie was always of an apparent robust nature, although she was endowed with a retiring and gentle disposition, and had endeared herself to all who knew her. While her passing gave no surprise to her family and friends, it is sad that one who had the respect of the whole community, and was an example of model young womanhood, should be called away just as life was opening out before her. The funeral was very largely attended by friends and relatives from Spaniard’s Bay and adjoining communities. The burial service was conducted by the Rector, the Rev. Mr. Hunt, who spoke very touching on the passing of this young life. To the family at home, and her father now working at the Newfoundland Airport, we extend sincere sympathy. CORRESPONDENT.
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At the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, a woman resident of Nagel’s Hill was charged with wrongfully converting to her own use, the sum of $60.00, the property of a sailor. It is alleged she took a wallet containing the money at the Chinese Café. She was convicted and sentence was suspended, but she was ordered to make full compensation for the money.
Constable Harold French had his arm fractured on Thursday night, when he was attempting to crank the engine in the Police Harbor Boat.
In the past week, Council employees carted 575 loads of ashes and garbage to the various dumps. In the same period, 8 hoppers were attended to, 52 gullies were cleaned, and ten were dipped and carted.
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