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Misc. News Items - July 1942
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| July 2, 1942 || FOUND ‘NOT GUILTY’ OF MANSLAUGHTER || "Lloyd Penny is Discharged — Trial Concluded Tuesday Morning.
The trial of Lloyd Penny, charged with manslaughter, which opened at the Supreme Court on Monday, before His Lordship Mr. Justice Dunfield, concluded on Tuesday morning, when the special jury returned a verdict of not guilty and the accused was discharged.
When the case resumed on Tuesday morning, the accused gave evidence on his own behalf. He stated that on May 17th., he had been in company with Michael Hynes and they had been drinking together. He gave Hynes $5.00 to buy a bottle of rum, and Hynes did not return with the rum or give him back the money. He asked Hynes about the money and Hynes suggested taking a walk and talk it over. They went to Ryan’s yard and after a few words, he made a swipe at Hynes but did strike him. Hynes staggered, but he (the accused) steadied him and kept him from falling. He then left.
Mr. James D. Higgins addressed the Court on behalf of the accused, and Mr. H.P. Carter for the Crown. His Lordship followed. The Jury then retired and returned in about ten minutes, announcing through their Foreman, Mr. L. J. Brett, that they had found the prisoner, “Not Guilty”. On motion of Mr. Higgins, the accused was discharged."
| July 2, 1942 || DARING BANK ROBBERY WEST END BANK || About 10.30 a.m. Tuesday, some person or persons, at present unknown, removed from the Teller’s Cage in the West End Branch of the Royal Bank of Canada, a bundle of bank notes to the amount of some $2,300.00. The Teller left the Cage, having seen that all cash was as far away as possible from the window, and went into the Manager’s office, being absent from the Cage about three minutes. Returning, and starting where the work had been left off, it was found that a bundle of notes had disappeared from the Cage. The Police were notified and members of the C.I.D. were on the scene. Up to midnight, no arrest had been made in this connection. |
| July 2, 1942 || OBITUARY || "MARY FIGARY: In the passing of Mary Figary, wife of Percy Figary, prominent labour leader of the twin towns of Channel and Port aux Basques, which occurred on May 26th, these Western communities, and particularly labour organizations and fraternal societies, sustained a great loss.
Organizer and Co-Founder with her husband, to Royal Visit Lodge No.2, a Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees, the only lodge of its kind in this country, it was in this field no doubt the her deepest interest lay and her greatest work was done.
Perhaps first to grasp the significance of the problem of work and wages, as related to the home and family, Mary Figary sought diligently to bring about a more tangible concept and better appreciation of this vital question, in the minds of the womenfolk, whose bread winners earned their living in the railroad industry. This idea came to fruition in the founding of a Ladies Auxiliary to a collective bargaining agency, the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks. No one can evaluate the contribution which the Ladies Auxiliary had made in the betterment of industrial conditions of raises of pay of the Railway workers at Port aux Basques, members of Jubilee Lodge Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, but it is certain that this contribution is very considerable indeed. Without the understanding, interest, and inspiration, engendered by the late Sister Figary through the Ladies’ Auxiliary, there is doubt that the conditions of labour of Port aux Basques could never have attained their present standard.
Prominent also in Church and fraternal societies, Mary Figary was an highly esteemed and valued member of the community, whose welfare was the first though. She did good, “for good was good to do”. This simple maxim guided her throughout life’s comparatively short journey.
Mary Figary has passed on; her final report will be made to that Divine Authority whose teachings inspired her to do thing that were good, and the things that were true.
To her sorrowing husband and little boy Robey, deepest sympathy is extended. F."
| July 2, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Rev James Dawe of Toronto, Field Secretary of the British Israel World Federation, (Canada) visited Bay Roberts last week, and gave lectures at the Public Building on three nights. Rev. James Dawe was formerly from Coley’s Point. — Bay Roberts Guardian.
Following the custom carried out for the past few years, many of the stores, offices, etc., will close at 5 p.m. daily, except Saturday, during the months of July and August.
Caplin were plentiful again in sections of St. John’s East, (Extern) in the past few days, and the people were busy securing quantities for fertilizer purposes.
James Young, Customs Officer, and his son, were convicted on Tuesday, of assaulting two brothers named Hart, and the wife of one of them. Young was fined $100.00 or 3 months and the son was fined $50.00 or six weeks. They were ordered to pay compensation for injuries and medical attention to the amount of $70.00. In addition, they had to sign bonds for their good behaviour.
A motorist who was in an accident on Topsail Road some time ago, when he hit a man who was repairing a tire, was before Court on Tuesday, charged with having defective brakes on his car. He was fined $15.00
Maxwell Sharpe and Fred Hackett, who were twice before, remanded on a charge of assaulting Night Watchman Noseworthy at the Newfoundland Butter Co. premises, came before Court again on Tuesday, but the Justice Department was not ready to proceed with the case. It was stated that the Watchman was still in Hospital and is not out of danger. The accused were allowed bail in the sum of $400.00 each, to appear when called upon.
Present indications are that there will be an exceptionally good crop of hay this year in Bay Roberts. Many people in this town will soon begin to cut and store their hay, and it is possible that many local farmers will have a second cut this year. – Bay Roberts Guardian.
Caplin were very plentiful at Bay Roberts last week, and all boats secured full loads daily. They were being sold for fertilizer purpose, at fifty cents per barrel.
Two Canadian Naval Ratings were before the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, charged with stealing a chair, valued at $20.00, from the K of C Hostel, Harvey’s Road. They pleaded not guilty. A Constable doing duty on Water Street, saw the men carrying a chair between them, and they did give any satisfactory explanation as to where they obtained it. The men denied being at the Hut and no evidence was produced to show that they were there. The case was dismissed.
The regular meeting of the City Council will be held this afternoon at 2.45 o’clock. This is the only public meeting held this week and there is much business to be transacted.
From January 1st to the end of June, 2,750 Police cases were heard at the Magistrate’s Court. That is the largest number ever reported for six months.
Knitters for the W.P.A. in St. John’s, are notified that during the months of July and August, wool will be dispensed, and finished articles received at headquarters, on Monday and Thursdays only."
| July 3, 1942 || CASUALTY REPORT || "CLOUTER, Sydney, Seaman, JX218021. Previously reported dangerously ill (June 18, 1942). Now reported died from dysentery and toxaemia, 24th June, 1942, at Royal Navy Hospital, Colombo, Ceylon. Next of kin, Mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Clouter, Catalina, Nfld. (Transferred from Nfld. Overseas Forestry Unit.)
DALNEY, Thomas, Sergeant, No. 798558, R.A.F. Previously reported missing as the result of air operations on 12th April 1942. Now reported missing, believed killed in action. Report stated he lost his life on 12th April 1942. Next of kin, Sister, Mrs. J.P. Fortune, 99 Military Rd., St. John’s, Nfld."
| July 3, 1942 || 73 WHALES ARE SECURED ALREADY || With but some weeks of operations at the whale factory at Rose au Rue, and one whaler operating, 73 whales have now been killed and processed. The majority of the whales have been killed in Placentia Bay. The turn out of whale oil and guano has been most satisfactory. |
| July 3, 1942 || WATER SIDE AREA AT HOLYROOD PURCHASED || "Piers and Storage Sheds Will Be Built.
With a view to the diversification of storage space for the requirements of the Peninsula of Avalon, Captain Olaf Olsen has acquired all the water side area of Holyrood, extending from Kennedy’s property to a point opposite the R.C. Cemetery, a distance of some 1800 feet, the property extending from the Southern boundary of the railway station yard.
Holyrood, which is an excellent deepwater harbor, holds a strategic position for the distribution of freight. It is the centre from which the radii are: the main road to St. John’s, the main road to Salmonier, and thence to Placentia, the main road to Brigus, from which branches off, the road to Whitbourne and thus to the Southern side of Trinity Bay, and the road to Carbonear, and from thence to the North Shore.
It is the intention to erect piers and storage sheds along the water front, and a spur from the main railway line will extend the whole frontage of the development, so that railway freight cars will be able to be loaded direct from the ship’s hold. Some of the lumber to be used in construction is now being piled on the property. The development will call for an outlay of some $100,000."
| July 3, 1942 || OVERPAID || A 19 year old resident of the Goulds was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with larceny of a sum of money, the property of the U.S. Base Contractors. The evidence was that the accused could not read or write, but was working at the Base, and on pay day, the sum of $3.80 was due him. He received a cheque, and when he presented it at the Royal Bank, he received $38.00 from which he purchased a suit of clothes. He stated he knew he was overpaid and the amount had been made good. He was fined $10.00 |
| July 3, 1942 || WEDDING BELLS || "STEVENS — WYATT: The marriage of Miss Jean McPhee Wyatt, daughter of Henry J and the late Louisa Wyatt, to Everett Earle Stevens, son of G.L Stevens, Chairman of Wartime Housing Project, Dartmouth, N.S., took place at Gower Street United Church at 7 o’clock last evening, Rev. Dr. Dean K. Burns officiating.
The Church was decorated for the occasion by the Waterford Nurseries, and as the strains of the Bridal Chorus pealed forth, the bride, who was given in marriage by her father, entered the Church, looking very charming in a gown of white taffeta, cut on simple fitted lines, with long train, her floor length veil of tulle illusion being held in place with a coronet of orange blossoms. She wore a string of pearls belonging to her mother, and carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations and sweet pea lily of the valley and maidenhair fern.
She was attended by her nieces, Misses Catherine Louise and Barbara Wyatt, as bridesmaid and flower girl, wearing dresses of blue and green flowered taffeta, with head-dress of flowers and tulle, and carrying posies of multi-coloured sweet peas.
The groom was attended by Mr. John B. McEvoy, L.L.B. Messrs Stuart Godfrey, and H.K. Wyatt acted as ushers, while during the signing of the register, Mr. kevin Osmond sang, “Calm is the night” with Mr. A.L. Pittman at the organ.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Woodstock Hostelry, where the newly married couple received the good wishes of their guests and the usual toast-list was duly honoured; the bride’s table being graced with a three tier wedding cake, made and decorated by Mrs. Agnes Bowden.
The groom’s gift to the bride was a set of travelling cases, to the bridesmaid and flower-girl, pencil and pen sets, to the best man a silver vacuum jug, and to the ushers Ronson cigarette lighters. Among the many gifts received by the bride was a substantial cheque from the groom’s father.
After a short honeymoon, the groom, who is employed by the Canadian Government Civil air Division, Department of Transport, will leave to take up an important position at an outpost of the Empire, and the bride, who is a graduate of the Children’s Hospital, Halifax, will take up the position of Matron of the Sunshine Camp."
| July 3, 1942 || MARRIAGES || BRENNAN – O’DRISCOLL: On Tuesday, June 23rd., at St. Joseph’s Church, Hoylestown, by the Rev. Fr. F. Ryan, P.P., Josephine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin O’Driscoll, Bay Bulls, to William, son of the late James and Bridget Brennan of this city. |
| July 3, 1942 || DEATH || MAHER — Passed peacefully away on Friday, July 3rd., Mary Josephine, in her 77th. Year, relict of the late Patrick Maher. Funeral tomorrow, Sunday, at 2.30, from the residence of her niece, Miss L.S. Ryan, 47 Newtown Road. R.I.P. |
| July 3, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The Preliminary enquiry into the charge of robbery with violence against the two men, Howell and Lush, was continued yesterday afternoon before His honour Judge Browne.
Codfish was fairly plentiful on the local grounds yesterday, and there was a ready demand for it in the Coves.
In the Sanitary Department last week, 58 men were employed with 24 horses. The following work was performed; 636 horse loads ashes and garbage collected; 86 gullies dipped and carted, 52 gullies cleaned, and 8 hoppers attended daily.
A welder who is employed at Argentia, was before Court yesterday, charged with being drunk and disorderly on the public street, and also with breaking glass in the Kodak Store, Water Street, valued at $190.00. He was fined $20.00 and ordered to pay compensation for the broken glass.
Reports from South East Arm, Placentia, say that salmon are running in large numbers. At Gander River, salmon are plentiful also, and fishing conditions are good.
A Naval Rating was before Court yesterday, charged with being drunk and with breaking a glass panel in the hall door of a residence on New Gower Street. He was fined $5.00 and ordered to pay $1.50 compensation for the damage.
The thermometer registered 75 degrees in the shade, and 86 in the sun, yesterday.
A man who was charged with being drunk and breaking an empty bottle on the sidewalk on Adelaide Street, was fined $3.00 yesterday at the Magistrate’s Court.
A Naval Rating who was arrested on Water Street on Thursday night for loitering, was handed over to the Naval Authorities. The man was dressed in civvies when arrested. He was wanted by the authorities on a charge of desertion.
George Rumsey, who on Thursday was convicted of the larceny of cash from the office of the Imperial Tobacco Co., was sentenced to nine months in the Penitentiary, at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday."
| July 4, 1942 || CASUALTY REPORT || "LIDSTONE, Albert, Seaman, JX200114 R.N. Missing, presumed killed on war service, 21st. June 1942. Next of kin, mother, Mrs. John Lidstone, English Cottage, Freshwater Road West, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
TUFF, William Charles, Seaman, JX277378 R.N. Missing at Tobruk on war service. Next of kin, mother, Mrs. Matthew Moores, Pouch Cove, St. John’s East, Newfoundland.
GOODRIDGE, Frederick Roy, Seaman, JX194544 R.N. Seriously ill, suffering from Pyo-Dermatitis. Next of kin, father, Mr. William Goodridge, Rencontre West, Newfoundland.
WAY, William George, Seaman, JX208861 R.N. Dangerously ill with acute Haemolytic Anaemia, at the Royal Naval Hospital, Seaforth, Scotland. Next of kin, father, Mr. Elias Way, 25 Bank Road, Grand Falls, Newfoundland.
O’QUINN, Arthur, Sergeant, No. 135685 R.A.F. Missing as the result of air operations on 25th June, 1942. Next of kin, mother, Mrs. Arthur O’Quinn, Lourds, Port au Port, Newfoundland.(Transferred from Nfld Overseas Forestry Unit.)
TILLEY, Earl, Sergeant, No. 1365121 R.A.F. Missing as the result of air operations on 27th June, 1942. Next of kin, father, Mr. Alexandra Tilley, Kelligrews, Conception Bay, Newfoundland. (Transferred from Nfld. Overseas Forestry Unit.)"
| July 4, 1942 || PROMOTED TO FLYING OFFICER || "The friends of Robert R.L. Phippard, son of Mr and Mrs T Roy Phippard, of Placentia, will be glad to hear of his promotion to Flying Officer in the R.C.A.F. Pilot Officer Phippard received his education at Holy Cross School and enlisted in the Newfoundland Militia. Later he volunteered for the Air Force and went to Canada for training, being promoted to Sergeant.
After some months overseas, he took part in several air raids over Germany, suffering a punctured eardrum, and for a while was an Instructor in England. He took part in one of the early raids over Brenen. Although somewhat handicapped by his disability, he tried for a commission and received his promotion to Flying Officer."
| July 4, 1942 || WEDDING BELLS || "BRENNAN — O’DRISCOLL: St. Joseph’s Church, Hoylestown, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Tuesday June 23rd., when Miss Josephine O’Driscoll, R.N., youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin O’Driscoll, Bay Bulls, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to William P. Brennan, son of the late James and Bridget Brennan of this city. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Fr. F. Ryan P.P.
The bride was attended by Miss Gertrude Hogan, R.N.; the duties of best man were ably performed by Mr. Augustus P. Lynch. Following the ceremony, the happy group proceeded to the View Hotel, Bay Bulls, where a splendid supper was served by Mrs. M.J. Williams, aunt of the bride, where the newly married couple received the good wishes of their guests.
The bride, previous to her marriage, was attached to the Pay Dept. at the General Hospital. The groom has been employed for some years at the Avalon Telephone Co. The groom's gift to the bride was a substantial cheque, to the bridesmaid a silver vanity case, and to the best man gold cuff links.
The party concluded with the best wishes of their many friends for a long and happy life of wedded bliss. The honeymoon was spent touring the Avalon Peninsula.
SPARKES — BARRETT: The marriage of Miss Pauline Adella Vera, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis J Barrett, to Leslie John, youngest son of Mrs Elizabeth and the late Nathan Sparkes, was impressively solemnized at Cochrane Street Centennial Church, Tuesday evening, June 30th., the Rev. E.C. Knowles, B.A, officiating.
The Church was beautifully decorated with flowers from the Valley Nurseries, the guest pews being marked with bows of white ribbon. To the strains of the bridal Chorus, the bride, who was given in marriage by her father, entered the Church looking very charming in a floor length gown of sky blue georgette shirred, blending softly with a Juliet cap of blue, from which hung a waist length veil. She carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations, sweet peas, lily of the valley, and maidenhair.
The bride was attended by her cousin, Mrs. Caleb Evans, who wore a gown of flesh pink georgette shirr, with flowered hat to match. Her bouquet consisted of carnations, sweet peas and fern. The groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Walter Sparkes; Mr. Robert M. Barrett, and Mr. Herbert R. Sparkes acted as ushers. Miss Elsie Wilson presided at the organ.
The bride’s mother wore a dress of navy blue and white georgette, and carried a corsage of sweet peas, carnations and fern. The groom’s mother was attired in a dress of Navy blue canton crepe, accessories to match, and silver fox fur. She carried a corsage of carnations, sweet peas and fern. During the signing of the register, “O Promise Me” was beautifully sung by Miss Grace Driscoll
The reception was held at Woodstock Hostel, which place was nicely decorated for the occasion. The bride’s table was graced with a three tier wedding cake of artistic design, the cake being cut with a silver knife bowed with white ribbon, the knife being a valued possession for many years, and which had been so used on many occasions.
The toast to the bride and groom was proposed by the Rev. E.C. Knowles and was responded to by the groom, who also proposed the health of the bridesmaid, the groomsman responding on her behalf. Other toasts were spoken to by Mr. James Frazer and Mr. Leonard Redmond. Mr. Sidney Bursell acted as pianist during the reception.
The groom’s gift to the bride was a locket and bracelet to match, set in mother of pearl; to the bridesmaids, a three row necklet, to the best man cuff links, to the ushers cigarette lighters. The many gifts received by the bride and groom bespeak in glowing terms of the popularity of the young couple. The bride was an esteemed employee of the well known firm of Ayre & Sons, Ltd. The groom is on the clerical staff of American Contractors.
The bride’s travelling attire was a power blue dress, hat to match and redingote. The honeymoon is being spent travelling the Avalon Peninsula."
| July 4, 1942 || ANNOUNCEMENT || Mr and Mrs H.A. Dawe, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeanne Cavell, to Mr. E.R. MacIntosh. Wedding to take place Saturday, July 11th., at 3 p.m., in the Cathedral of St. John the Bapitist. |
| July 4, 1942 || MARRIED || PRICE — POWER: On Saturday June 20th., at R.C. Cathedral, by Rt. Rev. Monsignor Kitchen, Annie Clotilda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Power, Branch, to Sergeant Stirling H., son of Mrs and the late William Price of Frederickton, New Brunswick, Canada. |
| July 4, 1942 || DEATHS || WHITE — Passed peacefully away at General Hospital, Thursday, July 2nd., Dougald J., son of Andrew and the late Mrs. White. Funeral from his late residence, 62 Pennywell Road, at 2.30 Saturday. |
| July 4, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Convicted of being in possession of a bottle of gin, on which was a defaced label, a man arrested for being drunk, was fined $25.00 or 14 days, yesterday.
A man was before Court yesterday charged with assault. He was given in charge by his wife, who said that one of the children was playing with a kitten and it annoyed him. He threatened to kill the child and the cat, and when the wife interfered he struck her. The man was convicted and remanded for sentence.
The preliminary enquiry into the charge of robbery with violence against two men, was begun at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. The men are charged with assaulting an American workman and taking his money, in a home.
A Naval Rating was fined $10.00 yesterday, for being in possession of a part bottle of liquor which did not bear the label of the Controller. Another was convicted of breaking glass in Baird’s Cove, and judgement was reserved; he was sent with a Police Constable to assist in picking up the pieces of glass.
A man before Court yesterday, charged with obstructing Constable Walters in the discharge of his duty, was fined $10.00.
George Rumsey was before Court yesterday, charged with stealing a cash box containing $70.00, and also $34.00, from a safe in the office of the Imperial Tobacco Co., on June 16th. He was convicted and remanded for sentence. The cash box contained the contributions of the employees to the cigarette fund, for boys overseas. The evidence was that the accused gained enterance during lunch hour, by using a false key. A junior clerk, who returned unexpectedly, heard a noise in the office, and when he went to investigate he was unable to get in, because the entrance had been barricaded with a desk. When he did succeed in getting in, the accused had made his escape through a window. Constables March and Freake of the C.I.D. made the investigation, and found that Rumsey was in possession of a key which fitted the lock. He also left finger prints on the desk.
A twenty-year-old girl was before Court yesterday, charged with being drunk and with breaking a pane of glass in a shop window. She was fined $10.00 and ordered to pay $6.00 compensation for the glass. The girl was arrested on New Gower Street at 2.45 yesterday morning.
The express which arrived here yesterday brought 1043 bags of foreign mail.
Two Naval Ratings were before Court yesterday, charged with being drunk and disorderly and with breaking glass in a window of a resident of Convent Lane. They were fined $20.00 each.
During the past week, employees of the Water Works Department made an examination of the concrete conduit from the Reservoir to Butler’s Hill. Repairs are now being made to this section.
A Naval Rating was fined $25.00 yesterday, for breaking into a private home on Sudbury St. and smashing glass. He was ordered to pay $10.00 compensation for the damage done. The evidence was that he got into the house by breaking a window in the rear, and he then went to the basement and broke up storm sashes stored there."
| July 6, 1942 || WEDDING BELLS || "HILL — SMYTH: The Chapel st St. Michael’s Convent, Belvedere, was the scene of a lovely wedding on Saturday afternoon, when Miss Mary Smyth, daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas Smyth of this city, was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr Henry Hill, son of Mr and Mrs Henry Hill of Durham, England. Rev. A J Fortune, officiated at the ceremony, which was attended by relatives and friends.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, looked charming in a full length dress of white ninon, with train length veil, and carrying a bouquet of crimson roses. Misses Loretta Smyth, sister, and Helen Smyth, cousin of the bride, were bridesmaids, the former wearing a dress of peach organdie, and the latter of blue organdie, both wearing flower hats and carrying bouquets. Messrs Ed Healy, Engineer, and J Merryles, Wireless Operator, attended the groom, who is the Second Engineer on the ship which makes regular calls at a Newfoundland port.
Following the ceremony, the wedding party proceeded to the homes of the bride’s parents, King’s Bridge Road, where a reception was held, as the parents of the bride received congratulations of all assembled.
The toast to the bride and groom was proposed by Rev. A.J. Fortune and responded to by the groom. A toast to the bridesmaids was proposed by Mr W.B. Comerford, Sr., and responded by Mr. Healey, best man. A toast to the parents was proposed by Hon. Mr. Justice Higgins, and responded to by Mr. Smith and by Lieut Hercess R.N., a cousin of the groom. Regret was express that the parents of the groom were unable to be present because of the existing conditions. Many presents of a most valuable nature were received and gave evidence of the popularity in which the newly wedded pair are held.
At six o’clock Mr. and Mrs Hill left for Holyrood, where the honeymoon will be spent, carrying with them the sincere wishes of all who attended the reception, and of their many other friends, that they will have a long and happy and prosperous voyage over the maritial sea."
| July 6, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "A seaman who was before the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, charged with assaulting a Petty Officer, was fined $25.00 or 30 days. The assault took place in Bannerman Park on the previous night.
The regular train leaving this morning will make connection at Argentia for the Western route of Placentia Bay.
Alfred Howell and Maxwell Lush were committed for trial at the Supreme Court on Saturday, after preliminary enquiry concluded in the charge of robbery with violence against the men. The men were charged with attacking a man at a house on Notre Dame Street, and taking from him a pay envelope, in which there was the sum of $163.00. Request for bail was refused to the men, and they were remanded to the Penitentiary. The next criminal term in the Supreme Court will be in October.
Because trains to Carbonear and Argentia were cancelled on Saturday, special trains left St. John’s at 8.20 a.m., and returning, left Carbonear at 3.20 p.m. A train left for Argentia at 4.40 p.m.
The Catalina Correspondent of the Fisherman’s Advocate, states that, “Thus far, there has been a record fishery for the trapmen.”
A Lark Harbor fisherman, who had jigged a 250 pound halibut on the fishing grounds last week, got quite a scare, as he was expecting nothing bigger than the usual fair sized codfish. After much hard work, the fish was brought to the surface, and to prevent losing it, his next boat neighbour helped him to get it on board the fishing skiff. It is a common thing to get fish of that weight on the Port aux Basques grounds in winter, but we have not heard of their appearance in Bay of Islands before. — Western Star.
The Western Star states that a traveller from St. John’s, who had been at Lomond, was returning from there to Corner Brook by taxi, and when three miles outside of Lomond, a big moose came out of the woods. The traveller had a moving camera and a coloured film, and so obtained a very fine picture of the animal, as it kept ahead of him for several hundred yards, before again taking to the woods.
Caplin were plentiful at Portugal Cove and vicinity a couple of days in the past week, and the people secured quantities for their grounds. In the past few days, the fish have keep in deep water. Codfish is reported plentiful there, but no boats are fishing, as all the men are working ashore.
The Bonavista Correspondent of the Fishermen’s Advocate states: “Caplin have now struck in, in abundance, and a familiar scene these days, is the cart and truck, hauling loads of these fish to gardens for use as a fertilizer. Trapmen have had very little success with fish as yet, while hook and line men report a scarcity. They are of the opinion however, that the main body has not yet struck in.
Five men were before the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, charged with being drunk and disorderly in a bunkhouse on Buckmaster’s Field, owned by Messrs Cape and Company. They pleaded guilty of being drunk, but not guilty to the disorderly charge. The Assistant Superintendent of the Company, stated there was no desire to have the men punished by imprisonment, as three of them are to be sent back to Canada. The trouble, he said, was caused by the men gambling. One of the men said he had lost $400.00 in his first week here, playing poker. The men were released.
That well known and elaborately fitted pleasure boat, owned by Mr. Frank Silver, Mill Manager, is almost a total wreck, as it lies stranded on the shore near the Mill wharf. It appears that Mr. Cecil White who looked after the boat, had just gone on board to see how things were. Turning over the engine, all he knew was an explosion that rent the boat almost apart, and a fire started. This boat was easily the finest of our motor craft, and many people who admired her speed and other qualities, regret to hear she now stands only a charred semblance of her former beauty and design. — Western Star.
Neville Reader, Harvey Russell, and Nettie Best, arrested for larceny of goods, the property of Steers Ltd., and on remand, were further remanded on Saturday. Mr. James Power, Assistant Secretary for Justice, informed the Court that it was probable the department will be ready to proceed with the preliminary enquiry this week.
Maxwell Sharpe, and Fred Hackett, arrested on a charge of assaulting Matthew Churchill, Watchman of the Newfoundland Butter Co., and held in remand since that time, were released from custody on Saturday. Assistant Chief of Police, Strange, informed the Court that the Crown have no evidence to offer in the case. Mr. James D Higgins moved for the discharge of the men, and the motion was acceded to."
| July 7, 1942 || CASUALTY REPORT || GRUCHY, Albert, Sergeant, No. 798608 R.A.F. Previously reported missing, now reported missing believed killed, as the result of air operations on May 15th, 1942. Next of kin, Father, Mr. Albert Gruchy, 63 St. Clare’s Avenue, St. John’s, Newfoundland. |
| July 7, 1942 || REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION || A reward of $50.00 has been offered for information that will lead to the conviction of the person or persons who robbed the $2,300 from the West End Branch of the Royal Bank of Canada. Persons are referred to Sergeant Cahill of the C.I.D. |
| July 7, 1942 || AGED MAN VICTIM MOTOR ACCIDENT || "William Hedderson Aged 70 Years, Dies From Injuries.
William Henderson, aged 70 years, of Shearstown, was killed in a motor accident, which occurred on the Placentia Road on Sunday evening. The message announcing the accident, was received by the Chief of Police yesterday. It was stated that as far as could be learned up to then, the man was on his way home in a truck, driven by Edward Holmes of Shearstown, when that truck, and one owned by the Newfoundland Base Contractor, were in collision; the latter truck en route to Placentia. Mr Hedderson was thrown out of the truck and fell on his head, and sustained fatal injuries. The body will come to St. John’s for post mortem examination, and an investigation into the cause of the accident is being conducted by the Police."
| July 7, 1942 || DOG NUISANCE STILL UNABATED || The dog nuisance in the vicinity of Mayor Avenue North, is unabated. Sunday night, the usual pack assembled, and howled and fought, but by good luck, early Monday morning, two of the pack were dead on the street. The residents are thankful for this reduction. |
| July 7, 1942 || WEDDING BELLS || "MERCER — GODDEN: The Church of England Cathedral was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Monday afternoon, July 6th., at 3 p.m., when Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Godden, was united in Holy Matrimony to Malcolm J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Mercer. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Canon Higham, Rector of the Cathedral.
The bride entered the Church leaning on the arm of her father, to the strains, “Wedding March” played by the Priest-Organist, Rev. F. Ross. The bride looked charming, in a gown of ivory satin with lace collar and panelled front. Her veil of white tulle illusion was held on place with a coronet of orange blossoms, and caught at the end of her long train with sprays of lily of the valley. She carried a shower bouquet of pink and white carnations and asparagus fern, with long trailers of white satin ribbon and tiny pink flowers. She also wore a gold locket and bracelet, the gift from the groom.
Miss Armorel Hutchings, a lifelong friend, and Miss Bertha Godden, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaids. They looked charming in floor length gowns of pale blue chiffon, with quilted boleros of flowered satin, and headdress of blue ribbon petals. They carried bouquets of pink and white carnations with multi-coloured sweet peas and fern, tied with blue ribbon. The duties of best man was ably performed by Mr. Ralph K Mercer, brother of the groom. Mr. Graham Mercer, brother of the groom, and Mr. W. Clarence Godden, brother of the bride acted as ushers. The bride’s mother wore a dress of navy and white georgette redingote style, with navy and white accessories, and corsage of white sweet peas. The groom’s mother wore an ensemble of saxes blue crepe, with navy accessories, and corsage of white carnations. The flowers in the Church for the occasion were pink and white lupins and white lilac.
After the ceremony, the wedding party motored to Woodstock, where the reception was held and the usual toasts duly honoured. The bride’s going away costume was a tailored grey and white plaid, with white accessories.
The bride and groom left for their honeymoon amid showers of confetti and the best wishes of the gathering."
| July 7, 1942 || MARRIED || "MERCER — GODDEN: On July 6th., at the C of E Cathedral, by Rev. Canon Higham, Rector, Mary, daughter of Mr and Mrs Clarence Godden, to Malcolm J., son of Mr and Mrs J H Mercer, both of this city.
PIKE — MOORES: At Carbonear on Saturday, June 27th., at 8 p.m., Celia May, daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. William C Moores, to Eugene Pike."
| July 7, 1942 || BIRTHS || GIANNOU — On July 6th at the Grace Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs George C Giannou, a son, Robert George. |
| July 7, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "A Canadian, before Court yesterday for a breach of the censorship regulations, was fined $5.00. The evidence was that he sent a letter to his mother, otherwise than through the Post.
All members of the Carpenters Protective Union are invited to attend a showing at the Board of Trade Rooms on Water Street at eight o’clock tonight, of the colour and sound films of the United States Defence Project at Vallejo, California, where 977 workmen’s dwelling were constructed in 76 days.
The past two years, there has been a shortage of wild berries because of late frost, and in the case of last season, a poor growth. This season, people are inclined to think will be a record one for raspberries, which is one of our most delicious fruits. Bakeapples, another of Newfoundland’s best berries, are likely to be of good crop this summer. — Western Star.
Restriction and price ceilings on beef, have not eased the shortage in Canada. An announcement from the War Times Price and Trade Board, indicates that the board is prepared to purchased all beef that would normally be exported. — Nfld Trade Review.
Mr. James Cashin of the Shipping Department of Bowaters Nfld. Pulp and Paper Mills, fell over the mill wharf last week, and sustained a laceration of the scalp. He had to enter Corner Brook Hospital for treatment.
The Western Star States that a new limestone quarry has been located near the Dormston Farm, Corner Brook, and drilling has started, to obtain enough limestone for a trial run in the Acid Plant.
There came into operation recently in the Wood Preparing Department, three new mechanical devices for cleaning reclaimed pulpwood from the log piles, before going on to the chipper and grinder to be made into pulp. These three machines are the wood picker, which cuts away burrs, large knots and crevices from the wood at a rate of 1,000 pieces every twenty-four hours; the splitter which splits into pieces large pulpwood that cannot be used otherwise in the grinders and chippers; and the rosser which cleans away hard and dry bark from wood which leaves the barking drums in that condition. It is a well known fact that clean wood means clean paper, and it can be readily seen that these devices are important units in the paper making industry. — Western Star.
The mine reported at Change Island recently, has been described as a large buoy — Twillingate Sun.
The case against the Soldier, who was charged last week with obstructing Constable Carter in the discharge of his duty and wounding him in the arm, was postponed again yesterday.
At the present time, there is a definite shortage of molasses in the Maritimes, due to the very serious shipping conditions on routes from British West Indies. Some wholesalers report that they have not one puncheon of molasses in stock and are unable to venture a guess as to when they will be able to meet their customers’ requirements. Such a situation is extremely unusual at this time of the year. — Nfld Trade Review.
Yesterday was a very busy day at the Magistrate’s Court, and about eight charges were on the docket for breaches of the defence and traffic regulations. Fines ranging from one to five dollars were imposed.
The Twillingate Sun states that a few days ago, a submarine was sighted off Change Islands, but investigation proved it to have been a whale which was sighted.
During the month of June, 3092 days of care were given at the Memorial Hospital, Twillingate, the average number of patients per day being 103. There were 110 admissions and 108 discharges. In the period, there were thirteen births and 6 deaths at the Hospital."
| July 8, 1942 || CASUALTY REPORT || KEEFE, Able Seaman, JX247990 R.N., Previously reported missing. (Jan. 3rd. 1942) Now reported missing presumed killed. Next of kin, Father, Mr. Isaac Keefe, Twillingate, Newfoundland. |
| July 8, 1942 || ONE BOY KILLED AND BROTHER BADLY INJURED || "Fatality Occurred on Goulds' Road, just West of Waterford Bridge
Sometime before noon yesterday, John Dawe, seven years old son of Mr. Samuel Dawe, of the Newfoundland Light and Power Co., was instantly killed and his 13 year old brother Regional, suffered a skull fracture, when a United States Base Contractor truck, left the road, West of Waterford Bridge on the Goulds' Road, and overturning on a curve and into a ravine, and pinned the two lads under the truck. Regional Dawe was rushed to the St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital and up to press hour, had not regained consciousness. There is but faint hope for his recovery.
District Inspector Case, immediately after the Police had been notified, went to the scene and commenced an investigation. On Police instructions, the truck was examined by Mr. George Nightingale and afterwards towed to Fort Townshend.
The two men driving the truck are employed in the Electrical Department of the Base Contractors. Crossing the railway track, the truck continued West, and suddenly swerved to the right hand side of the road, overturned and dropped into a ravine, where the two lads were getting a drink of water at a well. Whilst they were at the well, the tragedy occurred."
| July 8, 1942 || TWO SOLDIERS ON SERIOUS CHARGE || "Arrested on Charges of Entering Home and Attempting to Assault 16 year old Girl.
Yesterday morning about 2 o’clock, two United States Soldiers were arrested on a charge of attempting an assault on a 16 year old domestic servant at the home of Mr. W. Smith, Hayward Avenue. They appeared before the Magistrate yesterday morning, and were remanded in custody of the Military Authorities. One was also charged with being in possession of a bottle of gin, not obtained from the Board of Liquor Control.
About 1.45 a.m., Sergt. F. Churchill in charge of the night watch, was notified by telephone, that two men were on the roof of a house on Hayward Avenue. He, with another Policemen, went to the scene, and when they arrived, saw the men, but in the darkness they made their escape, but one of them left his cap on the premises where the attempted assault had taken place. An hour later, two Constables saw two Soldiers on Barnes' Road, one of whom had no cap. Both were arrested and brought to the residence of Mr. Smith, where one of the men was identified."
| July 8, 1942 || WEDDING BELLS || "CHARLES — MITCHELL: A very pretty wedding took place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, when Margaret, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Alex Mitchell, was united in matrimony to Robert, son of Mrs. and the late W.H. Charles. The Rev. John F. Nute officiated.
The bride looked most charming in a gown of white satin, with shoulder length veil, and carried a bouquet of carnations, lilies of the valley, sweet peas with maidenhair fern. She was given in marriage by her father, and as the bridal party entered the Church, Mendelssohn’s Wedding March was rendered by Mr. Charles Howell.
Attendants on the bride were her sisters, Louise and Joan, who wore princesse dresses of rose taffeta and matching Juliet caps, and carried bouquets of sweet peas. The duties of best man were performed by Mr. Clarence Mitchell, brother of the bride. The bride’s mother wore figured crepe with navy accessories and corsage of sweet peas. The groom’s mother wore powdered blue crepe with navy redingote and accessories with silver fox fur. The Church was tastefully decorated for the occasion and during the ceremony of registration, the solo, “Until” was beautifully sung by Miss Georgina Jackson. At the entrance of the Church, a guard of honour was formed by the St. Andrew’s River Crew, of which the groom is the leader. Ushers at the Church were Messrs Weldon Clouston and Ian Gunn.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, where the customary toasts were honoured, and later in the evening, the bride and groom left for Placentia where the honeymoon is being spent.
That every happiness and success will attend the young couple in their new sphere of life, is the sincere wish of their many friends."
| July 9, 1942 || WEDDING BELLS || "MURPHY — RING: At the Oratory of the Presentation Convent, Cathedral Square, on July 1st., the wedding of Geraldine Mary, daughter of Thomas J and Mrs. Ring, to Anthony Joseph, son of James and the late Mrs. Agnes Murphy, was solemnized by Rt. Rev. Monsignor Kitchen. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, looked very lovely in virgin blue, with shoulder length veil held in place with a coronet of blue flowers, and carried a bouquet of callais lilies, roses, and maiden hair fern. She was attended by her younger sister, Miss Gabreille Ring, who was dressed in champagne crepe, and carried a bouquet of red and white roses, and fern. The duties of best man were performed by Mr. P.J. Ring.
Through the kindness of Sr. M Thomasine, the Chapel was beautifully decorated for the occasion with cut flowers, and Sr. M Josephine rendered the wedding music. After the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, after which the happy couple left for Holyrood, where they took the express next day, for Grand Falls, where the honeymoon is being spent.
COOPER — DOODY: A rather quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized on Saturday morning, June 6th., in the Oratory of the Presentation Convent, Grand Falls, when Kathleen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Doody of Bonavista, was united in Holy matrimony to Cecil, son of Mrs. and the late Terence G Cooper, of this city.
The ceremony, with Nuptial Mass, was performed by the Rev. W.P. Finn. The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother-in-law, Mr. W. Hannon, looked very charming in a rose ensemble with appropriate accessories. She carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations and was attended by her cousin, Katharine Colbourne, who wore a powder blue ensemble and carried a bouquet of snapdragons and ferns. The bridegroom was ably supported by Mr. Fred Lukins. After the ceremony, the party motored to Badger where the wedding breakfast was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs Hannon. The usual toast list was followed in good style.
Numerous presents, including many cheques, were received. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper are at present in St. John’s and will leave on Sunday next for Canada, where Mr. Cooper, who has recently accepted a commission with the Royal Canadian Engineers, will enter the usual training courses, and we join with their many friends, wishing them all the happiness and best wishes."
| July 9, 1942 || MARRIAGES || MAHER — DUNN: On Wednesday, July 8th, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Harbor Grace, with Nuptial Mass by His excellency, Most Rev. J.M. O’Neill, D.D., assisted by Rev. E.P Maher, Alice N., youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J Dunn of Harbor Grace, to William H., son of Mrs. and the late James J Maher of this city. |
| July 9, 1942 || DEATHS || "STEVENSON — Passed away at 10.30 p.m. July 8th., Joseph Stevenson, aged 53 years, leaving to mourn his sad loss, a beloved wife, 3 sons, 3 daughters, one sister and one brother. Funeral on Friday at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, 35 LeMarchant Road.
DAWE — As a result of motor accident on July 7th., James Reginald, aged 13 years, and John Samuel, aged 7 years, beloved children of Lena and Samuel Dawe; leaving to mourn father, mother and two sisters, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral today, Thursday, at 2.30 p.m., from their residence, South Side Road near Waterford Bridge, to St. Mary’s Church."
| July 9, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "A motor boat belonging to Mr. E.J. Green, Winterton, Trinity Bay, was forced to make port last week, the little craft becoming leaky. She went to Catalina with Mr. Goodland and family. Mr Goodland had been teaching at Winterton for the past two years. The boat left Catalina but owing to the heavy seas, was forced to anchor in a cove below the Chops. Leaving there in the evening, she sprang a leak, and Skipper Sol Hiscock decided to make port and stop the leak. — Trinity Enterprise.
After a recent meeting of the N.P.A. at Shearstown, a committee was formed to collect funds to supply smokes and various other articles to the boys overseas. The first collection has already gotten underway and a fine response is anticipated. Former residents of Shearstown, who now reside in U.S.A., are assured that their contributions to this fund will be greatly appreciated. — Bay Roberts Guardian.
The Trinity Enterprise states that, “Last week, caplin struck in, in abundance, and hundreds of barrels were brought in and used as fertilizer in the gardens. Fish in this vicinity is vary scarce. Some fishermen put out their trawls last week, but have not had much success. Salmon is not very plentiful. One man had six last week, and one weighed 20 lbs.
Yesterday morning the members of the Police Force held a general parade in their new uniforms, marching from Fort Townshend along Harvey and LeMarchant Roads as far as St. Clare’s Hospital. The Police Band, as well as the Mounted Police, were also on parade. In their new uniforms, the men presented an even smarter than usual appearance. The members of the band wore white collars and blue ties.
The body of William Hedderson, who was killed in an accident on the Placentia Road on Saturday, has been sent to Shearstown for interment. The body was at the morgue here for post mortem examination.
For several weeks past, there has been no coal available at Bay Roberts, and there were many who found the problem of securing fuel a most difficult one. However, a cargo arrived last week, and that relieved the situation. — Bay Roberts Guardian.
There are three schooners gone to the Labrador fishery from Peace Cove, Trinity East, this year - Skippers Albert Louis and Ken Fowlow. Skipper “Dick” sold his schooner some time ago, and he will not be going to Labrador this season. — Trinity Enterprise."
| July 11, 1942 || WEDDING BELLS || "BYRNE — CAHILL: A quiet, but very pretty wedding, has held on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 8th. when Agnes, second youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs E. M. Cahill, Newtown Road, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to John B Byrne, son of Mr and Mrs P.J Byrne of Freshwater Road. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.W. O’Mara at the Oratory of the Convent of Mercy, Military Road.
The bride was attended by her sister Margaret, whilst the duties of best man were performed by Mr. Ron Byrne, brother of the groom.
A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, where the guests sat down to a sumptuous repast. The toast to the bride and groom was given by Rev. J.W. O’Mara, who paid tribute to the many worthy qualities of the young couple, and who on behalf of the gathering expressed best wishes for a long and happy married life. The groom replied, thanking the proposer for the good wishes. Toasts to the bridesmaid and the parents of the bride and groom, were made by Messrs W. French and Thomas Manning respectively, and were replied to by Mr. E.M. Cahill on behalf of the parents. Mr. Cahill made reference to the pleasure the gathering had been given, by the presence of Rev. Fr. O’Mara.
At 8 o’clock, the newlyweds took leave of their friends and left for Holyrood, where the honeymoon is to be spent. On their return to town, Mr and Mrs Byrne will take up residence at 64 Freshwater Rd.
It is our sincere wish that the young couple will be spared to enjoy many years of wedded bliss."
| July 11, 1942 || OBITUARY || "MAURICE MANNING: In the darkness of the night, when dark shadows spread, and as the populace slumbered, there passed peacefully away at the Fever Hospital, Maurice, beloved son of Alex and the late Hannah Manning. He has left this world to follow his loving mother, who only a few months ago, wended her way to her heavenly home.
In his short span of 21 years, many things can be said of him — his keenness for rowing and the many contests he took part in, and won at Mundy Pond regatta, of his kindness and understanding of others, his mild disposition, and loveable manner, yes Maurice, these things can be said, but a good God also saw these, and wished for you to continue your good work in Heaven. His place will be filled, but never among his co-workers at Parker & Monroe’s Factory, where for a number of years he had been employed.
He will be missed by his many friends, but the saddest blow is to his father, six brothers, and four sisters, in this their hour of their second bereavement, in a very short time. May the good God in all His grace and glory, shower them to bear their sad burden, and to you Maurice, may perpetual light shine upon you and may your soul rest in peace. A FRIEND"
| July 11, 1942 || MARRIAGES || "KELLETT – KNIGHT: At Gower Street United Church on Wednesday, July 8th., 1942, by Rev. Dr. D.K. Burns, Jean Alexandra, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex O. Knight, to Raymond B. Kellett, Staff Sergeant, Finance Department, U.S. Army, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Kellett of Atlantica, Georgia.
LE-FEUVRE - GEORGE: Yesterday, July 10th., at St. Mary’s Church, South Side, by Rev. Canon A.B.S. Stirling, Dorothy Seekins, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Arthur George, 21 Gower Street, City, to Raymond O., son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Le-Feuvre, Burin."
| July 11, 1942 || DEATHS || LEDREW — passed peacefully away at Cupids on July 10th, John A LeDrew, aged 80 years, leaving to mourn, wife, 2 daughters, and one son, also 2 grandchildren. Funeral at Cupids on Saturday July 12th., at 2.30 p.m. |
| July 11, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Five young men before Court yesterday, charged with disorderly conduct on New Gower St., were fined $10.00 each. The evidence was that they were in a row with an equal number of American Soldiers. In the farce, the man, who was stated to have caused the trouble, was slashed with a knife and had to receive Hospital treatment. Summonses have been issued against the five American Soldiers and they will appear before Court at a later date.
A foreign Sailor, who was before Court yesterday for being absent from his ship without leave, was remanded, and will be put back on board the ship."
| July 14, 1942 || OBITUARY || MRS. ELIZABETH O’NEILL: Yesterday afternoon, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. P.J. O’Neill, Harvey Road, Mrs. Elizabeth O’Neill entered into rest at the age of 82 years. The deceased, who was the daughter of the late Simeon and Cicely March of Northern Bay, lived for many years in New York, and for the past few years, has been residing with her daughter. She leaves to mourn, three sons, Rev. T.D. O’Neill, P.P., Buchans, who was with her at her passing, Alphonus and Michael at New York, and one daughter, Mrs. P.J O’Neill. Mr. James March, Northern Bay, is a brother, and the late Rt. Rev. Bishop March of the Diocese of Harbor Grace, was a brother. |
| July 14, 1942 || DEATHS || "MCDONALD — Passed peaceflly away at the General Hospital on Sunday, Stanley, son of the late Patrick and Frances McDonald. Leaving to mourn their sad loss, loving wife, 7 children, six sisters and one brother. Funeral today, Tuesday, at 2 p.m., from his late residence, Portugal Cove Road.(Canadian and USA papers please copy.)
O’NEILL — Passed peacefully away at 1.30 p.m. Monday, July 13th., Elizabeth O’Neill, aged 82 years. Leaving to mourn, three sons, Rev. T.D. O’Neill, P.P. Buchans, Alphonsus and Michael at New York, and one daughter, Mrs. P.J. O’Neill. Funeral notice later."
| July 14, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "At the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday afternoon, a Canadian Soldier was charged with disorderly conduct, with obstructing the Police, and with wounding Constable J Carter in the arm. He pleased not guilty. The evidence was that when Constables Brown and T Gibbons were arresting another Soldier, the accused took a hand in. Constable Carter, who was in plain clothes at the time, gave assistance to the Police by taking the accused, but he became very troublesome, and the other Police, going to help Constable Carter, with the result that the first prisoner got away. In the melee, Constable Carter got a cut in his arm and had to receive treatment in the Hospital. The man was convicted and fined $10.00 as well as $40.00 compensation.
A Magisterial enquiry was held before Magistrate’s Court on Bell Island last week, into the fatal accident at Scotia Pier 2 on May 2nd., when Albert Drover lost his life.
A long period of dry weather has retarded crops in the Codroy Valley, and rain would be very much appreciated now. There are great prospects for excellent crops this year.
Says the Stephenville Correspondent of the Western Star, “Notices have been set up by the department of Public Health and Welfare, cautioning people against erecting new or repairing old buildings, within radius of fifteen miles of Harmon Air Field, without first having obtained permission from the Department. If this rule is to be enforced, the area will include a section of Port au Port, as well as Stephenville Crossing.
The research party, conducting operations at Steel Mountain, finalized their work there for this season, and transferred their camp to Indian Head on Thursday last, where they will continue operations for a few weeks, to determine the extent of the ore bodies in that vicinity. — Western Star.
Mr. T.S. Howard, former Secretary and Treasurer of Bowaters Newfoundland Pulp and Paper Mills Ltd., who recently terminated his service with the Company, left last week for his future home in Canada. He was accompanied by his wife, their daughter, Valda, and their son, Robert. — Humber Hearld.
Fish is again being trapped, now that water is getting clean. Caplin are plentiful and boats are loading daily. A few salmon are being netted as well. — Twillingate Sun.
The case against the American Soldier charged with wounding Leo Coleman with a knife, which was to have been heard at the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, was postponed till Thursday.
A man who was before Court on Saturday, charged with attempting to steal from the store of Mrs. Druken, Torbay Road, was remanded for eight days. The evidence given in Court was that he was caught in the act of breaking the lock on the shop door.
The Summerside Correspondent of the Western Star states, “A youthful boat builder is fifteen year old Roland Penny, schoolboy, who has just completed and launched his second dory. Last year, all his spare time went into the job and the finished dory was a complete success, except that it was rather small. This year, he tried again with larger measurements. Everyone agrees that this new dory is a credit to him, especially since he did the whole thing himself, from towing the logs to the sawmill, to borrowing the cost of the paint from his dad.”"
| July 15, 1942 || OBITUARY || "MRS. P.J. FITZPATRICK: At Bay Roberts on Thursday July 9th., at 8.30 p.m., after a prolonged illness, with perfect resignation, and fortified by the rites of Holy Church, there entered into Eternal rest the soul of one of our most respected citizens, Mrs. P.J. Fitzpatrick, in her 72 nd. year. She leaves to mourn their great loss, her husband and three daughters, (Della) Mrs. T.L. James, St. John's, (Rose) Mrs. J.L. Burke, and Miss Madeline at Bay Roberts, to all of whom sincerest sympathy is extended.
Eternal rest grant her O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon her."
| July 15, 1942 || DEATHS || "KENNEDY — Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital at 5:45 a.m. Monday, Ronald Kennedy, aged 10 years, beloved son of Hugh and Mary Kennedy, 15 Bell Street. He leaves to mourn, father, mother, one brother, five sisters. Funeral today Wednesday, at 2.30 p.m., from his parents' residence.
HART — Died in Hospital at Ashford, Kent, England, July 13, as the result of a head injury, Gunner Ronald J Hart, son of Elizabeth and the late Sidney Hart of St. John’s, leaving to mourn their sad loss, are his loving wife and child, mother, four sisters, two brothers at home, and one brother overseas. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. R.I.P."
| July 15, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Ranger Morris of Stephenville, who was on patrol last Tuesday night, was assaulted by some members of the Military Force. He was stopped on the street and was so rough handled by the mob, that he received several bruises on his person and had his uniform torn. This aroused considerable resentment amongst Newfoundlanders, and it looks as, if such conduct it to go unchallenged, it will soon br unsafe for civilians to be abroad at night. — Western Star.
The Port Rexton Correspondent of the Fishermen’s Advocate states, “News has been received from two of our Labrador fishing schooners, Capt. Henry Ballet has arrived at Malta and reports no ice, while Capt. Peter Rex has arrived at Cook’s Harbor and reports prospects good. Captain Cas Butler and Robert Bannister have both reported reaching the ‘French Shore’.
The Wedding of Mr. Gordon Halley to Miss Mary Galgay, takes place tomorrow evening at seven o’clock. Last week, Mr. Halley was honoured by a number of friends who gathered at Donovan’s and tendered him a stag party. A presentation was made, and best wishes tendered to him and his bride-to-be.
Stories, generally yesterday, were of the disappointment caused by the disagreeable weather for the Sunday and Monday holiday. It was raining in all places and the pleasure that was anticipated was not forthcoming. One couple who had planned to go out on Sunday, and who could not, thought Monday would be fine, and again weather prevented them. Not to be denied however, they started off for the country at five o’clock Monday evening, and “boiled up” in the open.
Floyd Keer , a Soldier of the U.S. Army, was before Court yesterday, charged with wounding John Cullen, an employee of the Green Lantern, by hitting him with a bottle. He was remanded. Bernard Delaney, gave evidence for remandee. He stated that on Sunday night, about 10.30, he was on New Gower St. talking to Cullen, when a couple of kids came to them and complained that a Soldier had a kitten belonging to them, and asked if they could get it for them. He went to the Soldier and asked for the kitten, but the Soldier showed fight. He said he gave the Soldier a push and walked towards where Cullen was standing. The Soldier followed and hit Cullen on the head with a bottle. Cullen is now in the Hospital.
Colonel and Mrs. Peacock, Salvation Army, and Brigadier and Mrs. Acton, will be at Deer Lake tonight, and will conduct service in the S.A. Citadel.
Yesterday, Councillors Spratt and Lawrence had an interview with officials of the United States Army Band, with a view to making arrangement for the band concerts which were offered last week by General Brant, to His Worship, Mayor Carnell, for the citizens.
At the Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon, a woman was charged with stealing goods to the value of $3.00 from Bon Marche. The evidence of a lady employee was that she saw the woman wrapping up a piece of flannelette in the store. She was taken into an office and questioned, and it was found that in her handbag, she had other goods, all of which belonged to the store and which the woman had not bought. A male employee of the store also gave evidence, and stated that no sale slip had gone through for the woman. She did not give evidence, and she was fined $10.00. All the goods were recovered and were not soiled."
| July 15, 1942 || HR. GRACE NOTES || "WEDDING BELLS, DUNN — MAHAR: HARBOR GRACE, July 11. --- The Cathedral at Harbor Grace was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday morning, July 8th, when Alice, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dunn, LeMarchant Street, was married to William H. Mahar, son of Mrs. and the late J.J. Mahar of St. John’s.
The bride, who look charming and was given in marriage by her father, was attired in white chiffon cut on princess lines, and shoulder length veil, with sweet-heart pearl cornet and silver slippers. Her bouquet was of carnations, roses, and trailing maiden hair fern.
The bridesmaids were Miss Mary Dunn, sister of the bride, and Miss Mona Mahar, sister of the groom, who wore blue silk organdie dresses, floor length, with hats to match, and carried bouquets of sweet peas and maiden hair fern. The flower girls were Mary V. Collins of Corner Brook, niece of the bride, and Shelia O’Regan, nice of the groom. They were beautifully attired in orchid and pink shower of hail net, and wore head dress and muffs of contrasting shades, both wearing corsage of pink and white carnations with maiden hair fern. The bride’s mother was attired in black flowered chiffon redingote style, with accessories to match. The duties of best man were ably attended by Dr. Arch McNamara of St. John’s, a great friend of the groom.
The ceremony was performed with dignity by His Excellency Rt. Rev. J.M. O’Neill, Bishop of Harbor Grace, assisted by the groom’s brother, Rev. Fr. E. Mahar, and Rev. Fr. J.W. Peddle. Rt. Rev. Monsignor Dinn and Rev. Fr. F. Terry, were present in the Sanctuary. The Altar was beautifully decorated for the occasion. Miss Elizabeth Joy rendered two splendid selections, “Panis Angelicus” and “Salva Regina” in a most able manner. The bridal chorus and Wedding March was played by Miss Kathleen Lynch, organist of the Cathedral.
After the ceremony the wedding party motored to “Benville” where the reception was held, and the usual toasts honoured. Later the bridal couple left by motor car for Placentia, where the honeymoon will be held. The bride travelled in a costume of beige suit with London tan accessories.
The groom’s present to the bride was a cheque, to the bridesmaids a wrist watch, and a pendant; the flower girls, gold bracelets; the best man, a handsome pocket set. The ushers were Mr. Thomas G. Dunn and Mr. C. Alex Collins.
The bride and groom were the recipients of many valuable and useful gifts from their numerous friends, which testifies to their popularity. The bride was a member of the Cathedral Choir, and often presided at the piano at concerts, while in her home town, later was a teacher at Buchans. The groom is employed with Buchans Mining Company.
To Mr and Mrs William H Mahar, we extend our heartiest congratulation and best wishes for a happy wedded life.
SHOWER TO BRIDE ELECT: Miss Elizabeth Joy and Miss Rita Lee, organized a miscellaneous shower last Sunday evening, in the Knights of Columbus Club room, which was attended by numerous friends of Miss Alice Dunn. Many valuable and use gifts were received.
Mrs. Otto Grimm of Noad Street, was taken suddenly ill on Wednesday, and her condition since, has not improved. Mrs. Grimm is well and favourably known here, and her many relatives and friends wish her speedy recovery.
Mr. Robert Penny, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Penny, now residing at St. John’s, has offered his service in the R.C.A.F. and will leave shortly for Canada. Bob, with his parents and sister, lived here for some years, and made many friends who wish him the best of luck, and a safe return.
Mr. Joseph Dunn of Argentia, was in town on Wednesday, to attend the wedding of his sister Miss Alice Dunn.
Mr. George Cron, son of Dr. C. and Mrs. Cron, went to Argentia recently.
Master Keith Hall of St. John’s, arrived on Thursday, and will spend his holidays with his aunt, Mrs. Robert Davis, Woodville Road.
Miss Blanche Snow, who has been teaching at the United Church School, Northern Bay, is now spending her holidays at home.
Miss Margot Pike, daughter of Mr and Mrs George Pike, Jr., of the staff of the Nurses at the General Hospital, arrived on Tuesday and is spending her vacation at home.
| July 15, 1942 || WEDDING BELLS || "BERGGEN — RENDELL: A very pretty wedding was solemnized at St. Mary’s Church, Heart’s Content, on Saturday. July 4th, at 3 p.m., when Edith Mary, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs H R Rendell of Heart’s Content, was united in Holy Matrimony to Donald Douglas, son of Mr and Mrs A.W. Berggren of St. Pauls Minnesota, U.S.A.
The ceremony was performed by the Rector, Rev. Hugh W. Facey, B.A., and the bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in pale blue taffeta and veil to match, and carried a shower bouquet of pink tea roses, carnations, and sweet peas. She was attended by her two sisters, misses Marjorie and Eva, both of whom wore rose taffeta, and carried bouquets of carnations and sweet peas. The groom was ably supported by Mr. J.W. Comrade of Wheehawken, N.J., U.S.A., a close friend of the Berggren family .
Lance-Bdr. William Young of the Newfoundland Militia, and Mr. Rex Legge, were admirable as ushers, and to the touch of Miss Monica Facey, talented organist of St. Mary’s, the beautiful pipes pealed appropriate music. Mrs. H.R. Rendell, mother of the bride, and Mrs. A.W. Berggren, mother of the groom, looked very neat in navy blue crepe, with accessories to match.
Following the marriage ceremony, a reception was held in the S.U.F. Hall, about fifty guests attending. Among those present were the parents of the bride and groom, the officiating Clergyman Rev. Facey, the United Church Pastor, Rev. Perry, Mr and Mrs Upchurch of Grand Falls, Iowa, and many friends of the bridal party.
A piece of the tiered wedding cake provided a choice ending to an exquisite supper, after which the usual toast list was honoured. Rev. Facey, in timely and choicest language, proposed the health of the bride and groom, and the toast to His Majesty the King and the President of the United States being eloquently responded to, by the singing of one verse of the British and America Anthem.
The Union Jack and Old Glory, waving gently in the zephyrs of a perfect July evening, provided fitting decorations for such a union on American’s National Day. Many costly gifts testify to the esteem in which the happy pair are held. The honeymoon is being spent at the bride’s parental home, after which Mr and Mrs Berggren will return to St. John’s, where the groom and his father occupy responsible positions in the American Defense scheme."
| July 15, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || A start was made for the erection of a school building, East of St Mary’s Brook, by the Anglican people of Curling East, last week. The site chosen, is on the Church grounds, above the highroad. The need of a school in this vicinity has been a long felt necessity. — Western Star. |
| July 16, 1942 || CASUALTY REPORT || "MICHELLE, Augustus, Seaman, JX216759 R.N. Previously reported missing on war service (July 2, 1942), now reported prisoner of war in Italy. Next of kin, father, Mr. Dorman Mitchell, Tilt Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland.
BROWN, Matthew Thomas, Seaman, JX315686 R.N. Previously reported missing on war service (July 2, 1942). Now reported prisoner of war in Italy. Next of kin, mother, Mrs. Clement Brown, Dark Cove, Gambo, Newfoundland.
LASAGA, Michael Brosnan, Seaman, JX220941 R.N. Previously reported missing (Dec 31, 1941). Now reported missing presumed killed on war service. Next of kin, mother Mrs. Mary Lasaga, Sandy Point, St. George’s, Newfoundland.
FALK, Frederick Harold, Sergeant, No. 798559 R.A.F. Previously reported missing as the result of air operations (June 1, 1941), now reported missing, believed killed in action. Next of kin, mother, Mrs. Fannie Falk, 55 Southside East, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
HART, Ronald Joseph, Gunner, No. 971303 R.A. Died July 13th 1942. Abscess of brain. Next of kin, wife, Mrs. Ronald J Hart, 353 Southside Road West, St. John’s, Newfoundland."
| July 16, 1942 || SIXTEEN YEAR OLD LAD DROWNED || "Tragedy Occurred While Swimming In Oxen Pond. Donald Normore Believed To Have Struck Head, While Diving, Rendering Him Unconscious.
Donald Normore, aged 16 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Normore, Freshwater Road Extern, lost his life by drowning in Oxen Pond yesterday afternoon. The body was later recovered.
The deceased with a companion, was swimming in the pond about 2 o’clock in the afternoon, and dived into the pond. He did not come to the surface immediately, and his companion became frightened and notified people living nearby, who notified the Police. Constable Hudson, with Dr. T. Anderson, left for the scene, and were followed by Constable Lawlor and McCormack with a pul-motor. The body had been recovered when they arrived, but in spite of all that they could do, breathing could not be restored. It is thought that he hit his head when he dived, and was rendered unconscious.
The father, who is working at Bell Island, and the mother, were notified of the tragedy."
| July 16, 1942 || FISH CASE HEARD IN CIVIL COURT || "An interesting Civil case was opened in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon, before Magistrate O’Neill, and will be resumed on next Tuesday afternoon.
Sometime ago, a man, formerly a resident of Witless Bay, who buys fish and sells to stores, institutions, etc., purchased twenty quintals of codfish from another resident of the same place. Subsequently, he sold part of the fish to the Superintendent of the Penitentiary, for use at the Prison Camp at Salmonier, and it was returned as being unfit for use. He later returned five quintals of the fish to the man from who it was purchased, and now seeks return of the value of the fish that was retained, and for which he could not get sale because of its condition. The fish was in salt bulk during the winter, and was washed out and in the spring. The defendant stated that the purchaser examined the fish before he took delivery of it, and that at the time, it was in good condition. He had sold more of the fish to dealers in St. John’s and had no complaint of it from anyone else. He said it was well salted and made in the usual manner. A witness for the defence stated that with fish of that nature, it is necessary to keep it packed, and in the case of bad weather, to do so frequently.
Mr. J.A. Gibbs appeared for the plaintiff and Mr. Isaac Mercer for the defendant. Evidence in chief, concluded yesterday, but Mr. Mercer asked for adjournment in prder to produce expert evidence as to how fish should be handled to keep it from getting “sour.”"
| July 16, 1942 || FISHERMAN AND SON THOUGHT DRIVEN TO SEA || "Went to Fishing grounds On Monday Morning and Not Heard of Since.
As yet, there is no report of John Kirby, 60 year old fisherman, resident of Blackmarsh Road, and his son William, age 21, who are reported missing since Monday. They left St John’s at 1 o’clock Monday morning in their motor boat, to go to the fishing grounds off Blackhead. It was raining during the forenoon but cleared later in the day, with very little wind during the afternoon. At 6 p.m., the lookout at Cape Spear saw a motor boat with two men in it, well out to sea, and it is presumed it was the boat in which were Kirby and his son.
Nothing further has been heard of them since. At the time the boat was sighted, a strong tide was running. It is probable that the engine broke down, and the boat got swept out to sea with the tide. Mr. Kirby, Sr., only recently, was a patient at the General Hospital."
| July 16, 1942 || CHURCH DESTROYED BY FIRE || "Hit By Lighting During Storm Yesterday.
The United Church at Wesleyville was completely destroyed by fire yesterday morning, about 4.30, when it was hit by lighting, according to a message received yesterday by the Chief of Police from Constable Wellon. Lighting also hit the Hall but the damage was slight.
Between 11.20 and midnight Tuesday, lighting was seen in the Eastern sky in St. John’s. At 4.30 a.m. yesterday, the Church at Wesleyville was hit, and two hours later, was completely destroyed, together with nearly all the Church furnishing, including a pipe organ. The loss is estimated at $20,000 which was partially covered by insurance.
Telegram: The following telegram was received yesterday by Sir John Puddester from Mr. Nathan Winsor, J. P.:
Wesleyville, July 15th, 1942. “United Church here, completely destroyed by fire 4,30 a.m., caused by lighting."
| July 16, 1942 || WEDDING BELLS || DAWE — MacINTOSH: Janne Cavell Dawe was united in marriage to Edward Robert MacIntoch at the Church of St. John the Baptist, on the afternoon of Saturday, July 11th. Enid Dawe, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and Lieut. L.T. Porter, R.C.E., acted as best man. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Canon E.R.W. Higham, Rector and Sub-Dean. D.H. Dawe, brother of the bride, and B.M. Humphries, were the ushers, the flower girl was Jacqueline Harum, godchild of the bride. The bridal gown was of white satin with sweetheart neck line and while veil. She carried a bridal bouquet of roses and carnations and wore triple string pearls, a gift of the groom. The bridesmaid’s dress was of torquise velvet taffeta, with a bouquet of multi sweet pea and pink carnations. The flower girl wore pale yellow crepe, trimmed with green satin ribbon, and a coronet of the same material. The reception was held at Woodstock. The toast to the bride was proposed by Rev. Canon Higham and was responded to by the groom, who proposed a toast to the bridesmaid, which was in turn responded to by Lt. l.T. Porter. The happy couple left with the good wishes of their many friends, to spend a short honeymoon at Brigus. [Note: Picture of the wedding party included with this article. GW.] |
| July 16, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The marriage took place recently at Bell Island, of Madeline, daughter of Mr and Mrs Brewer of Grate’s Cove, to Pleman, son of Mr and Mrs William Rose of Bell Island. The ceremony was performed at St. Cyprian’s Church by Rev N.S. Noel, Rector.
A man before Court yesterday, charged with stealing a box of icing sugar from McGuire Bakery on the night of July 10th, was convicted and was fined $100.00 or three months imprisonment. Police on night watch, caught the man with the sugar in his possession. District Inspector Case put in the record of the accused, and pointed out that recently, thieves have switched from breaking into stores, and are now taking goods from warehouses, trucks, etc., usually getting away with single packages. Magistrate O’Neill stated that the city must be protected from such actions.
A man before Court yesterday, charged with assaulting a housewife on Barrens Road, was fined costs, and ordered to sign bonds for his future good behaviour.
A man before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, and convicted of being drunk and disorderly on the public street, was fined $10.00.
A sailor who was before Magistrate O’Neill yesterday, for being drunk and breaking a bottle on the street, was fined $5.00.
The Bay Roberts Guardian states, “We are pleased to note that several old vacant houses have been inspected by the Police, and than an effort will be made to contact the owners, with a view to having the houses torn down, so that they will not be a menace to other houses nearby. They are a menace as far as fire is concerned, as well as a danger, especially when there is a high wind, as loose boards or shingles may be carried quite a distance by the wind, and cause damage to other property or injury to people. Apart from these hazards, there would be an improvement to the town’s appearance.
The United Church, Humbermouth, was the scene of a very pretty wedding recently, when Ada, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Gorge Tipple, became the bride of Mr. C.G. Poole, Manager of the Corner Brook Branch of the Board of Liquor Control, Rev. J. Sherrin officiated.
New garden Strawberries are now being sold in the city, but the price is a bit on the high side. For the first couple of days, as much as $2.50 a gallon was the figure quoted, but yesterday, that was reduced to $1.80 and even at that, the berries are a luxury."
| July 17, 1942 || OBITUARY || THOMAS CANTWELL, Manchester, England. There passed away at the General Hospital July 9th, one of nature’s gentlemen, in the person of Thomas Cantwell of Manchester, England, 3rd Officer in the Mercantile Marine. He was admitted, having been landed from his ship with a dislocated shoulder, and other injuries to his arm. He had endeared himself to everyone, patients and nurses alike. As a patient on Crowdy Ward with the late deceased, I have never seen a more kind hearted and solicitous gentleman for everybody on the ward. He was always ready to help, especially the younger patients around Christmas season, and his passing cast a gloom over the whole institution. He was laid to rest at Mt. Carmel cemetery on Saturday last. Prayers at the R.C. Cathedral were held by Rev. R. McGrath. Floral sprays from Furness Withy & Co., and the Nursing Sisters of the Hospital. To his sorrowing wife and daughter in Bury, England, the writer on behalf of the Sisters and Nurses of the Hospital, tendered his and their sincerest sympathy in their bereavement of a dear father, and husband. At the top of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, under the shadow of the large granite cross, overlooking the hillside and Quidi Vida Lake., where he so often viewed from the Hospital, was laid all that was mortal of our late comrade, there to await the Resurrection. Requiescat in peace. |
| July 17, 1942 || WEDDING BELLS || "KELLETT — KNIGHT: At Gower Street United Church on Wednesday, 8th July, 1942, a very beaufiful wedding was solemnised, Rev. Dr. D.K. Burns officiating, when Jean Alexandra, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex O. Knight, became the bride of Staff Sergeant Raymond B. Kellett, Finance Department, U.S. Army, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Kellett, of Atlanta, Georgia.
The bride entered the Church on the arm of her father, to the strains of the Wedding March played by Mr. Allan Pittman, organist of the Church. She appeared charmingly attired, in a gown of embossed georgette over white satin, with Elizabethan style headdress, and a full length bridal veil, previously worn by her mother. She carried a bouquet of carnations and roses, with baby’s breath and maidenhair fern. The bridesmaids, Misses Eda Melvin and Dorothy Whiteway, looked lovely in dresses of two tone effect of victory red and white, with Mary Tudor hats, and carrying bouquets of carnations and sweet peas. The groom was supported by Mr. Eric Knight, brother of the bride, the ushers being Messrs Alex Knight Jr., and Ralph White. The bride’s mother wore periwinkle blue redingote, with black accessories, and a corsage of pastel shades carnations.
As the bride reached the altar, the congregation joined in singing two stanzas of the hymn, “O Perfect Love”. During the signing of the register, Miss Marion White delightful rendered, “I’ll walk beside you” and “Because”.
After the ceremony, a reception was held at Woodstock, where the usual toasts were honoured, the toast to the bride being proposed by Rev. Dr. Burns, after which the bride and groom left on a short honeymoon at Cupids.
The bride’s going away costume was a Nile green coat over a matching flowered frock, beige accessories, and a red fox cape. Their many friends wish Mr and Mrs Kellett many years of wedded happiness."
| July 17, 1942 || DEATHS || TAYLOR — Passed peacefully away at 10 o’clock Thursday morning, July 16th, Mrs. George Taylor, leaving to mourn husband, one sister, 2 daughters, and four sons and 9 grandchildren. Funeral will take place at 2.30 Saturday, from 35 South Side. |
| July 17, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "An American Soldier was before Magistrate O’Neill yesterday, charged with being in possession of a bottle of liquor on which there was a defaced label, and with assaulting Constable Cox, in the Police Station. The evidence for the prosecution was that the accused was taken to the Station after the Police had seized a bottle of whisky which he had in his possession. Constable Cox had placed the bottle in a locker, and was sitting down to enter a record, when the accused grabbed him and tried to get possession of the evidence. An M.P. who was in the Police Station at the time, gave evidence for the defence, and stated that the incident did not take place, as if it had, he would had seen it. The case was postponed at the request of the prosecution, in order to produce evidence in rebuttal.
The two fishermen who were reported as missing after being driven off the land in their motor boat, have arrived safely, they were picked up by a ship."
| July 18, 1942 || ANNOUNCEMENT || Mr. and Mrs George H Nicholl, Shoal Harbor, announce the marriage of their daughter, Anna Maria, to Rev. Richard Watson French, B.A., son of Mrs. Annie and the late Richard French of Bay Roberts, on Tuesday, July 21st 1942. |
| July 18, 1942 || MARRIED || SPRATT — WALSH: At the Oratory of the Presentation Convent, Cathedral Square, on Saturday July 4th., 1942, by Rev. R. McD Murphy, Annie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Walsh, to Gerard, son of Mr. and Mrs. James J. Spratt, both of the city. |
| July 18, 1942 || BIRTHS || CRUMMEY — Born at the Grace Hospital to Dr. and Mrs. A.S. Crummey, July 13th., a son, brother to Marylyn. |
| July 18, 1942 || DEATHS || KENNEDY — Passed peacefully away 2.45. p.m. Friday, July 17th., after a long illness, Nicholas J. Kennedy, (Master Mariner) aged 65 years, leaving to mourn, wife, a daughter, and 4 sons, also 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral 2:30 p.m. Sunday, from his late residence, 142 Patrick Street. |
| July 18, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "An American who was before the magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with being drunk and disorderly, was fined $15.00.
A Canadian Soldier was fined $6.00 yesterday, for being drunk and obstruction the Police. He was also placed under bond.
Re-numbering of houses and re-painting of street signs in various sections of the city, which started some time ago, is still going on.
An American Soldier was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with assaulting a girl and tearing her dress. He was fined $10.00 and ordered to furnish bonds for his future good behaviour.
In the Sanitary Department during the past week, there were twenty-seven horses cared for and their feed cost $199.52. They consumed 5,000 lbs of hay, 27 sacks oats, and sacks bran.
A man who was before Magistrate O’Neill for the larceny of a suit case containing clothing and $12 in cash, the property of James Ryan, pleaded not guilty. The charge was dismissed.
Henry Weaver, American Soldier who was convicted of assaulting Leo Coleman and slashing him with a knife, was sentenced to three months imprisonment without the option of a fine. He was ordered to pay $30.00 compensation in addition.
Fifty-nine men and twenty-four horses were working in the Sanitary Department during the past week. They performed the following work; 598 horse loads and four trucks loads garbage collected. 65 gullies dipped and carted, 52 gullies cleaned, 33 hoppers attended to daily.
Word has been received that 2nd. Lieut. Bill Black, who left here with the First Contingent. has been promoted to Captain. Bill is well known, having been prominent in the C.L.B. and on athletics, before he left here.
A girl before Court yesterday, charged with stealing a purse and a pair of gloves, the property of another girl, was fined $5.00.
Codfish was plentiful in the local market yesterday and there was good business for the fishermen.
Nine cases for breaches of the traffic regulations were before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, and fines were imposed.
Stealing and destruction of headlight shields from motor cars is now becoming prevalent. One night last week, several cars that were parked at a Road House had their shields stolen. Some of the drivers were apprehended on their way to town, for driving without shields, and had to pay fines in court for doing so."
| July 20, 1942 || MARRIAGES || BREARLEY – WINTER: At the home of Mrs. William Campbell, Circular Road, on Thursday, July 16th., 1942, by Rev. A.T. Barr, Jean Campbell Winter, to Arthur Dennys Brearley, son of Mrs. B. Brealey of Montreal. |
| July 20, 1942 || BIRTHS || HEALEY — At St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, Thursday July 16th, to Nell, wife of James Healey, a daughter. |
| July 20, 1942 || DEATHS || "MURPHY — Passed peacefully away Saturday, July 18th, Peter Murphy, (well known Truckmen). Leaving to mourn their sad loss, wife, two adopted sons, and two adopted daughters, one grandchild Cyril, also three brothers. Funeral today, Monday, at 2:15 p.m., from his late residence, 241 Hamilton Avenue.
HICKEY — There passed peacefully away at her son’s residence on the 18th, 1942, at 9.30 a.m., Mary, relic of the late Lawrence Hickey (Cooper). She leaves to mourn her sad loss, two daughter, Mrs. M.J. Murphy, and Mrs. L Tucker, also one son Alec, and a large circle of friends. Funeral today, Monday, from her late residence, 16 Spencer Street at 2.30 p.m. R.I.P.
BRADY — Passed peacefully away at 10 a.m. yesterday, Frank Brady, formerly of Trinity; leaving to mourn two daughters and one son, Willis (overseas), also two brothers and one sister at Trinity. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, 21 Spencer Street."
| July 20, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Word received by S.W. Miffin from Capt. Alphaeus Stanford and Capt Baxter Brown, says that both are en route father North — the former from Sand Bank with 400, and the latter from Grady with 300 quintals. Evidently there is little fish at these places, or the schooners would not be going North — Fishermen’s Advocate.
Weather conditions yesterday morning, were excellent, and large numbers of people went to the country for the day. However, in the afternoon, there was a change of wind, and it was quite cool for a time, whilst rain followed later and continued all night. Many who were without shelter, found it most uncomfortable, as they waited for the conveyance, to get back to town after the rain started.
The case of the Sergeant of the American Army, charged with having in his possession a bottle of liquor, on which was a defaced label, with obstructing the Police in the discharge of their duty, and with assaulting Constable Cox at the Police Station, was concluded on Saturday. The accused was convicted on the second and third counts, and was fined $15.00. He was also ordered to furnish bonds for his future good conduct.
A man before the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, charged with being in possession of a bottle of liquor on which there was a defaced label, was fined $10.00.
The first big tow of pulpwood for 1942, reached Corner Brook from West Bay last Monday afternoon, when 1500 cords of wood in one boom of B. C. Fir, was towed into port and up the Log Pond. The trip to Bay of Islands was a pleasant one. There was no strong breeze to interfere with the towing, and good time was made. Wood is beginning to “grow” in the three stock piles now, to supply the mill and every encouragement is being given the workers to hurry, on reserves on bays, lakes and rivers. — Western Star.
A Canadian Army Truck Driver was before Magistrate O’Neill on Saturday, and was convicted of being under the influence of liquor whilst driving. He was fined $20.00 and his licence was suspended for six months.
The Western Star states that Captain Joseph Pettipas, a former resident of Summerside, Bay of Islands, lost his life by drowning in Halifax Harbor, on June 30th, when as Captain to the Canadian Railway tug, Lavaltrie, a collision with a heavily laden freighter occurred, sending the tug with Captain Pettipas and five members of his crew, to the bottom. Captain Pettipas was alive when taken from the wreck, but died shortly afterwards. He was employed as Harbour Pilot since the beginning of the war, and was towing two barges at the time the collision occurred."
| July 21, 1942 || MARRIAGES || GARDINER – WELLS: At Gower Street United Church on Wednesday, July 15th, 1942, at 7.30 p.m., by Rev. Dr. K. Burns, Mildred L., only daughter of Arthur and the late Mrs. Arthur Wells, to Anthony, only son of Mr. and Mrs. George Gardiner, both of this city. |
| July 21, 1942 || DEATHS || "TAYLOR — Accidentally drowned on Saturday night, July 18th., Gordon, dearly beloved son of Edward and Cecilla Taylor, aged 8 years; leaving to mourn their sad loss, father, mother, three sisters, three brothers. Funeral today, Tuesday, at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, 6 McFarlane St. (Montreal and Boston papers please copy)
WALSH — Passed peacefully away on Monday morning, the 20th., at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, Marie, only daughter of Mrs. Catherine Walsh, aged 19 years. Funeral from her late residence, 40 LeMarchant Road, Wednesday, at 2.30 p.m.
O’CONNOR — Yesterday morning, at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, Mother M. Augustine O’Connor of St. Bride’s College, Littledale. Remains lie in the Oratory, Littledale, until Wednesday morning, when Solemn Requiem Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral at 10.30. Internment in the Sisters Plot, Belvedere. R.I.P."
| July 21, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The Twillingate Sun states, ”Although the spring was a backward one, grass is growing as in any year. Already fields are being cut over and hay made.
Mr. Stephen Blackmore, for forty-two years employed on Bell Island, and Captain of No. 2 Mine, has retired, and will make his home at Musgravetown. — Twillingate Sun.
An accident occurred at Ashbourne’s premises, Twillingate, last week, where John Stockly injured two of his ribs and did some injury to his lung. He was tieing on a boat at a wharf, when a piece of old crank shaft fell into the boat. One rib end pierced his lung and caused great pain. He is now in the Twillingate Hospital.
There was much speculation over a find made in a garden at the back of the Island last week, when Clyde, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ivany, went into his garden on Wednesday morning July 15th and found a strange contraption attached to a balloon. The balloon was broken and the box was lying on the ground. It measured 9 inches by 8 inches by 4 inches and contained a number of coils and wires like a radio set. The box had a label asking that it be returned to the Superintendent of the Naval Observatory Washington, D.C. The box was taken to the Post Office where it was prepared by Mr. H.S. Butler for mailing to Washington. — The Bell Islander.
It is reported from various sections, that prospects for a good blueberry crop are very bright this year. Unless unfavourable weather conditions retard the growth, berries will be in large quantities about a month hence.
During the month of June, the W.P.A. branch at Deer Lake collected the sum of $89.25 by a house to house collection. The following articles have been sent to headquarters; 2 artillery sweaters, 2 artillery pullovers, 1 air force sweater, 23 pairs grey socks, 1 pair seamen’s socks, 4 pairs air force gloves, 2 pairs artillery gloves. — Western Star.
At the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, the case of the Canadian Soldier charged with assaulting Constable King, and obstructing him in the discharge of his duty, was concluded, and the accused was fined $10.00. District Inspector Case, who conducted the prosecution, stated that the accused had already received some punishment, and he asked the Court to take that into consideration when sentence was being passed. He availed of the opportunity to point out that conditions have now changed, and it is no longer necessary for the Police to wait until they are smashed up before using their batons.
Sergt. A. Dwyer has arrived in the city from Botwood, in charge of a man who deserted from the Canadian Navy. When arrested, the man was not in uniform.
A Petty Officer was before Magistrate O’Neill at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with disorderly conduct, in that he smashed a bottle on the street. He pleaded not guilty. He stated he had been handed a bottle by two Sailors, to have a drink, but he refused and handed it back. When he moved off, he heard the crash of glass, and his companion, another P.O., went back and picked up the pieces. A Police Constable arrested the accused. The evidence of the P.O. was corroborated by his companion, and the charge was dismissed.
A number of cases for breaches of the blackout regulations were before Court yesterday, and fines ranging from $1 to $5.00, according to the seriousness of the charges, were imposed. Inspector Case stated that no further warnings will be given by the Police, and instructions have been given to issue summonses whenever they see breaches of the law."
| July 22, 1942 || OBITUARY || "DUGALD WHITE: Mourned by a loving and devoted wife, a sorrowing father, numerous friends, the remains of the late Dugald White were laid to rest on July 4th, in the beautiful Church of England Cemetery, overlooking the clam waters of Quidi Vidi Lake. There, midst the swaying poplars and maples, the fragrant lilac — the nature he loved so well, nature’s nobleman found his last rest. Far from the alloted three score and ten, and after only a brief illness, his death could hardly be realized by his numerous acquaintances.
Well known in the commercial life of the city, he had been, (except for the period spent in the Royal Nfld. Regiment) continuously employed by Messrs Job Bros. for thirty years, holding their confidence with respect and ability. Quick to recognize a man’s worth, more by his merit than appearance, he made fast friends, they, realizing fully his common sense, fairness as of opinion, were proud to call him friend and brother.
Their schooner home always held a welcome for him. No invitation was ever needed, hospitality met him on the deck, a man’s appreciation of a man. Like his kindred before him, Dug was a horseman and there are many who will remember his spirited horse and well kept outfit, an admiring sight on many a country road in the day of yesterday. An ardent discipline of Izaak Walton, he was a thorough woodsman, a keen angler, and very few ponds or streams of the Avalon Peninsula escaped his angling skill. One of the first to motor over the Colinett Road, he was a constant seeker of untried ponds. Near streams or far away lakes, over hill and dale with distance always lending enchantment, he sought the lusty trout with a pleasure, that only those who walk with nature can understand.
For many years, his camp at Hurley’s Bridge on the Salmonier River was a familiar sight. Here, both friend and stranger were welcome to enjoy a meal, share a cup, or join in pleasant conversation, as the dying hours of evening were delayed with happy laughter, and the flittering lights of the campfire. Here in the glowing embers, skipper Wm. Hurley smoked many a pipe of peace, and “warmed within” told many a yarn of “big ones” that got away, nights on the fishing banks, and of deer that roamed the plains too numerous to count.
Dug has gone on to another stream, but for many years his footsteps on many a marsh on the Salmonier Road will endure. No longer will we see him at the “run in” or Father Duffy’s Well, but his presence will be felt, for he will be there in spirit. The sunrise, the evening freshet, the knoll across the marsh, the glistening falls, the valley below, the waving birch, all will have him in the silence of their nature, for with man like Dug White, the body alone dies, the spirt lives on. R.J.J."
| July 22, 1942 || DEATHS || "AVERY — Passed peacefully away early Tuesday morning, Alexander Avery, aged 74 years, son of the late Adam and Catherine Avery of Grate's Cove, Bay de Verde district; leaving to mourn, two brothers, Robert and Norman. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. Wednesday, from his brother’s residence, 31 Coronation Street.
WALSH — Passed peacefully away on Monday morning, the 20th., at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, Marie, only daughter of Mrs. Catherine Walsh, aged 19 years. Funeral from her late residence, 40 LeMarchant Road, today Wednesday, at 2.30 p.m."
| July 23, 1942 || JULY DUSK (L.C.M.) || "Far away on the hillside, the shadows are beginning to deepen. The fading sunlight touches the Northern Slopes with a tinge of gold, and over the waters the haze is gathering. Already the chugging of the motor boats indicate the return of the men from the traps. It has been a successful day with the silver Harvest of the sea.
The cattle go slowly down the lane, and in the field nearby, a tired resident pats the last stack of hay into position, closes the gate, and walks carefully along the fence towards the road.
Not in years, has the whole place seemed so filled with bloom - hillside and valley, field and gardens, rich with a profusion of flowers. The wild rose hedges near the Star House and the Cemetery, and all the commons where the simple briar abounds, are bright with its dainty beauty.
July has given great luxury of leaves, glory green depth of shades everywhere, the natural outcome of the rain. “Forest Pond” with its mirror-like surface, its quantity of lilies, is a picture too, in the fading light.
It is pleasant to anticipate the comfort of the shade, against the warm hours this summer of 1942, will our farmer neighbours tell us, have in store. What change from the burning sands of a desert or the sun-scorched decks of a battle cruiser. How beautiful this Countryside of Newfoundland can be, even in war-time!"
| July 23, 1942 || MARRIAGES || PEET — RABBITTS: At George Street United Church Manse, on Tuesday, July 21st, by Rev. A.F. Binnington, Mary Hopkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Rabbitts, to Ellis Clifford, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Peet, both of this city. |
| July 23, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "A farewell party for Able Seaman, Reuben Gear, who had been on leave, was tendered last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rose, Bell Island. A farewell address was delivered by Mr. William Hutching and a presentation of a purse of money was made.
Quite a quantity of hay has now been cut in several sections around the city, but the weather of yesterday was not suitable for making it.
The two men who escaped from the Penitentiary on Monday morning, are still at large, but search is being made for them, and it is expected that their whereabouts will be known soon.
Last week, a reception was held at the Old Prince’s Theatre, Bell Island, for Seaman Alphonsus Sweeney, who is home on leave. A large crowd of friends and well wishers attended, and the door receipts were presented to Seaman Sweeney. The presentation was made by Mr. Kevin Sweeney, and Head constable Russell who attended, made a speech also.
One day during last week, a fishermen brought three salmon to Trinity to sell. He went to a store and was told they did not want any because they could not get 100 lbs for shipment, but they would give him 7 cents a pound for his salmon (It sold the day before for 15 cents at that store). He refused to sell for 7 cents and gave the three salmon away for nothing, rather than the Storekeeper should get them for 7 cents per pound. — Trinity Enterprise."
| July 23, 1942 || WEDDINGS BELLS || "NEWELL — NOSEWORTHY: A very pretty wedding was solemnised at Cochrane St. Centennial Church on Wednesday evening, July 15th., 1942, when Miss Violet Noseworthy, daughter of Georgnia and the late Mr. William Noseworthy, City, was united in matrimony to Mr. Isaac Newell, son of Fire Constable Isaac and Mrs. Newell, 58 King’s Bridge Road., City.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Earl Gordon, B.A., S.T.M., of Trinity St. Stepphen’s United Church, Amherst, Nova Scotia, (guest Preacher for July). The bride was given in marriage by her brother, William Noseworthy, and was attended by her sister, Miss Mary Noseworthy, and Miss Emma Newell, sister of the groom, while the groom was ably supported by Tom Baker, a close friend of the family.
Following the ceremony, the bridal party motored to Marshall’s Studio, corner King’s and Military Road, where photos were taken, and then proceeded to the home of the groom’s parents, where a supper was daintily served.
Toasts to the health of the bride and groom were given by the groom’s father, and best man, and was responded to by the groom. Many and costly were the presents received, testifying to the esteem in which the happy couple are held. In the wee small hours, the gathering dispersed, to carry with them memories of an evening pleasantly spent.
The writer joins with their many friends in wishing them bon voyage over life matrimonial sea. STEVIE K."
| July 23, 1942 || OBITUARY || "REV. SISTER MARY AUGUSTINE: Rev. Sr. Augustine, former Superior of Littledale, at the untimely age of forty-seven, has gone to her eternal reward. Entering that institution when only fourteen, to begin her secondary education, she completed with extraordinary distinction, the courses of studies in vogue in the schools at that time. Attracted no doubt by the saintliness of her instructors, she determined to devote her life to the service of God in the religious state. Some four months ago, to the heart rendering grief of her sisters in the religion, she developed a malady that was the direct outcome of the stress and strain incidental to over-zeal in the fulfilment of her numerous and varied duties.
Not many minutes were necessary for the shrewd observer to pierce the veil, with which she tried to concel her multiform gifts of mind and heart. Endowed with an intelligence of very high order, ever kept at edge by deep digging in the field of literature and science, keenly observant of people and things; a teacher in her sphere with few equals and no superior; an administrator to whom nothing pertaining to the welfare of her pupils, was trivial; respected, admired and loved both by them, and by the sisters whose privilege it was to work under her inspiring leadership; she was indeed the valiant woman who cared for her household during life and whose memory will perpetrate influences itself, after her death, in the good influences she set in motion by her teaching and example. The world, little notes the passing of an educationist of her type. Not in the public press nor through the other instruments of glorification, are her praises sounded. Her life was hidden with Christ in God. He alone can adjudge what it is worth as a permanent contribution to human kind.
The order of Mercy, in its manifold service, has been and continues to be, a leaven of heavenly influence to dwellers in all parts of this country, and in places abroad, fortunate to have those who have imbibed the culture, refinement and spiritually, that find in the Sister their channel, and in the superabundant treasures of the Divine heart of Christ, their source. When His searchlight makes all things clear, there will be few names, even among that glorious band of zealous handmaids of the Lord, that will have a lamp as bright, fed as it will be with the oil of her merits, won by unselfish devotion to the cause of the Divine Bridegroom. R.I.P."
| July 24, 1942 || IN MEMORIAM || "MARIE WALSH: In writing some simple words in memory of Marie Walsh, whose passing occurred on July 20th, 1942, the writer finds himself conjuring memories of a life he watched, from its earliest days to its close. Marie was educated at the Mercy Convent. Early this year she accepted a position with T. McMudro & Co. Ltd., where she was esteemed by all who had the privilege to meet and know the sterling qualities she possessed. Her straight forwardness and open mind was at all times foremost in her quick expression of likes and dislikes.
The many friends will sadly miss the cherry smile and hello when they would meet. To know her was to admire her free, frank, and fearless thoughts.
Death occurring at it did in her 19th year, ended a life which, though brief, was devoted to duty and Church from childhood. Words of mine may fail to assuage the grief that sears the hearts of her loved ones. Her memory will remain a shining example of faith, humility, and love.
But tho’ we sorrow, yet we rejoice, for it is written, “the meek shall inherit the earth”, and her reward for a life of Godliness shall be peace.
""There is a blessed hope More precious and more bright Than all the joyless mockery, The world’s esteem delight."" M.S."
| July 24, 1942 || MARRIED || HENNEBURY – VEITCH: At holy Cross Church, Holyrood, on Saturday, July 18th, with nuptial mass by Rev. W.J. Hennebury, assisted by Rev. F. Terry, Claire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Veitch of Holyrood to Mark, son of Mr. and the late Mrs. John Hennebury of bonavista. |
| July 24, 1942 || DEATHS || DUNNE — Passed peacefully away July 23rd, 1942, Emma, age 34 years, darling wife of Henry Dunne, leaving to mourn husband, two sons and one daughter, father, mother, ten brothers and three sisters. Funeral on Saturday at 2.30 p,.m. from her mother’s residence, 9 Prospect St. R. I. P. |
| July 24, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Two men who worked at Base Constructors, were before Court yesterday, charged with being in possession of cigarettes on which no customs duty had been paid. They were fined $5.00 each.
A Teamster was before Magistrate’s O’Neill at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with cruelty to his horse. On July 4th., a Constable doing duty on the Star Hill, caught the man lashing the horse with a whip, and he placed the man under arrest on a charge of being intoxicated. A fine of $10.00 was imposed.
Making reference yesterday to the winner of the $1000 prize in the National Drawing, by Mr. D.J. Dawe, of the firm of Gordon Butler & Co. Ltd., it was, “Mr. Butler was indeed pleased to receive the cheque.” That was an obvious error as the cheque was received by Mr. Dawe and not Mr. Butler.
Work is continuing on the construction of a road at Brigus which will divert motor traffic around Conception Bay from the town of Brigus. The new piece of highway will be a big improvement and no longer will cars be forced to go around the, “tree on the corner.” — Bay Roberts Guardian.
The Storekeepers at Bay Roberts have decided that every Wednesday until September 30th will be observed as a whole holiday, but in the event of a whole holiday occurring any other day in the week, the Wednesday will not be observed. — Bay Roberts Guarding.
A motorist who was before Court yesterday charged with passing approaching traffic at a speed of 45 miles per hour, was fined $15.00. One charged with dangerous driving, and another with speeding on Duckworth St., were fined $10.00.
A Taximan was fined $20.00 at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, for driving at a speed of 40 miles per hour on Waterford Bridge Road. A van driver was fined $10.00 for speeding on Bond St. A motorist charged with speeding on Topsail Road, and passing approaching traffic at 40 miles per hour, was fined $25.00."
| July 26, 1942 || OBITUARY || "MRS. CATHERINE EMERSON: Yesterday, July 24th., at 7 p.m., Mrs. Catherine Emerson died at her country residence, Virginia Waters. She was the widow of the late Honourable Mr. Justice Emerson. She leaves four sons, Prescott, Manager of the Bank of Montreal, Bathurst, N.B., Honourable L. Edward Emerson, K.C., Commissioner for Justice and Defence, Major George Emerson, O.B.E., and John of the Canadian Forces, and four daughters, Jean, wife of Capt. Jas. Woodhouse, R.N., O.B.E., Mary, wife of Lieut Colonel Norris of the Canadians, (who was recently wounded in Burma) Ruth, wife of Lieut Colonel Wighbuck of the Canadians, and Margaret, Lieut in the W.A.A.F.’s stationed in England.
She was married to George H. Emerson in 1888, and 28 years later, her husband died. She lived through many eventful days in the history of Newfoundland. Her husband played a large and important part in the legal, political, and social life of the country. He was one of the brightest ornaments of the Bar, and was engaged in most of the big cases of his time, and was a member of different executives of the Government. He became a Judge in the Supreme Court in 1906, and for twenty years sat on the Bench, where his brilliancy and forceful personality made him one of the ablest and most independent of Judges, and where his judgements were the products of a fearless mind. It was natural that Mrs. Emerson should have been prominent in difference spheres of activity. Her house was noted for its hospitality in the old days, when her husband was one of the leading public men, but if she was a real hostess when the occasion demanded, she never forget a mother’s first duty, and her care over her children never waned. She was a devoted wife and mother. But her interests were not limited to her home; her charity was well known, and in all efforts for charitable purposes, she was never lacking. She was decorated with the O.B.E. for her service in the last war.
In 1920, she left for England, and up to the outbreak of war, lived with her married daughters. She came back to this country about two years ago, with them and their children when they were evacuated. To them and to the other members of the family, deepest sympathy is offered. R.I.P."
| July 26, 1942 || WEDDING BELLS || "GOODBOE — HUSSEY: A TWILIGHT CEREMONY, Saturday, July 18th, united in marriage, Miss Rose Mae Hussey, daughter of Clara and the late James Hussey, to Mr. Clarence Eli Goodboe, son of Mrs. Hulda and the late Eli Pierri Goodboe of McIntoch, Minnesota, U.S.A. The marriage was performed by Reverend Rhodes, in the beautiful, rustic, St. Thomas’s Church of England, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
The bride entered the Church on the arm of Mr. George Learning, father-giver. The bride looked gorgeous in her floor-length gown of white satin. She carried a beautiful bouquet of white and pink roses and carnations. On her finger she wore a ruby traditional stone of the family into which she married.
The bride was attended by Miss Gladys C Learning, of Freshwater Valley. The bridesmaid was beautiful in her floor-length gown of blue taffeta. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses and snap-dragons.
Mr. Goodboe was attended by Mr. Jack J. Wipplinger of Missoula, Montana, U.S.A. Both Americans were dressed in blue suits and wore white roses in their lapels. The wedding march was beautifully played by Mr. Sterling, organist of St. Thomas’s Church. Mr. Sterling also favored with additional numbers.
Following the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom motored through the city to Smithville, where the reception was held. They were escorted by a large number of cars. Rev. Rhodes proposed the toast to the bride and groom. The fifty odd guests arose and drank to their health."
| July 26, 1942 || DEATHS || "ASPELL — Passed peacefully away at 2.30 p.m. Friday, July 24th., Annie, widow of Thomas Aspell, in her 73 year; leaving to mourn her sad loss, two sons, William P. of Bowring Bros. Ltd., and Cyril of Nfld. Boot & Shoe Co., also 2 brothers, Michael and William Ryan. Funeral on Sunday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 105 Cabot St. R.I.P.
EMERSON — At Virginia Waters, Logy Bay Road, on Friday July 24th., Katherine Emerson, widow of the late Hon. Mr. Justice George H. Emerson; leaving four sons and four daughters. Funeral on Sunday, July 26th at 2.30 p.m., by motor hearse from the residence of her son, the Hon. L.E. Emerson, K.C., Circular Road.
JARDINE — Lost at sea, presumed killed by enemy action, Cyril, aged 27 years, of Raymond and Eilen Jardine; leaving four brothers, Perecy, Raymond, Stan and Desmond, two sisters, Hilda at Toronto R.C.A.F. (W.D.), Mary at home, to mourn his sad passing."
| July 26, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "A bakery van driver was before Court yesterday, charged with being intoxicated whilst driving. He was fined $20.00 and his licence was suspended for six months. He was arrested after he collided with a gallery on Pennywell Road.
A mechanic was fined $10.00 yesterday for driving a car without a licence. It was his second offence this year. Another motorist was fined $20.00 for driving a car on which the brakes were defective and $3.00 for driving without a licence. A Traffic Officer said the brakes on the car could not stop it in 40 ft. whilst driving at 20 miles per hour. He stated the car had collided with a little girl who was walking in the same direction as the car, on Portugal Cove Road.
A man before Court yesterday, charged with obstructing the Police in the discharge of their duties, was fined $10.00. He interfered whilst the Police were removing a drunk from a café.
A local man before Court yesterday, charged with being drunk, and with smashing an empty bottle on Water Street, was fined $5.00.
A motorist before Court yesterday, for failing to stop after his truck hit and damaged a motor car owned by Emerson Greensdale, Manuels, on June 17th, was fined $25.00."
| July 27, 1942 || MARRIAGES || HARRIS – McGUIRE: On July 23rd, at the Oratory, St. Patrick’s Convent, with Nuptial Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. D.J. Savin, Margaret Mary, daughter of N. Bernard and the late Laura McGuire, and Thomas Edward, son of James and Mary Harris. |
| July 27, 1942 || DEATHS || WHITTEN — Passed peacefully away at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 26th, Albert Edward Whitten, Master Cooper, aged 69 years, leaving to mourn, wife, 4 sons, and 5 daughters and 2 sisters. Funeral will take place Tuesday at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, 17 Sudbury Street. |
| July 27, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Reports from various sections of the country, indicate that bakeapples are plentiful this year. Just now, they are about ready for picking, and that is being done whenever weather conditions permit.
The Salvation Army has built a canteen at Port aux Basques, which will provide meals and comfort for the Army and Navy, while on route to their various stations. This is a long felt want for the boys going back and forth. It will soon be opened for business.
The Deer Lake Correspondent of the Western Star states, “Black bears are plentiful in Guild Brook area. Some of the men at camp 80, were successful in bagging two, and one was also bagged at camp 81.
Visitors to the country, noticed that in many places hay cutting has begun and some big crops are noted. In some places, farmers think that hay is not yet ripe, and they will not start the harvest for a few days more.
The American Soldier who was arrested some time ago, charged with entering a house on Hayward Avenue and indecently assaulting a fifteen-year old domestic, was to have appeared for trial on Saturday, but the hearing was postponed until July 31st.
Speaking to a workman at the Quarry, three miles up the Humber, he told us salmon were passing up the river every day for a week, jumping clear out of the water at the pool near the Quarry. Another party had caught several fish at Little Rapids, six or seven miles further up stream. People seem to be too busy to do much salmon fishing so far this year, but the fish are there for the taking. — Western Star.
Large quantities of new local grown vegetables were on sale on Saturday in the city. Turnips and cabbage were very good, and especially so far, so early in the season. It is a long time since we had local vegetables for sale in the third week of July.
Major Bret Butler of Corner Brook, received one thousand chickens last week from a chicken farm in Ontario. Though they were only a week old, they arrived in good condition, says the Western Star."
| July 28, 1942 || WEDDING BELLS || "HENNEBURY — VEITCH: HOLYROOD: A very pretty wedding was solemnized at Holy Cross Church, Holyrood, on July 18th, when Mary Clare, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Veitch of that place, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mark Hennebury, of Bonavista. Nuptial mass was celebrated at 10 o’clock by Rev. Fr. William Hennebury, P.P. of Conche, brother of the groom. Also present in the Sanctuary, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dinn, V.G., Rev. Fathers M. Dwyer, P.P., W. Mc Murphy, P.P. Edward Moriarty, and Francis Terry.
The bride entered the Church leaning on her father’s arm, and proceeded to the Altar to the strains of the Wedding March, beautifully rendered by Miss Gertrude Dinn, a very close friend of the bride. The bride was gorgeously attired in a floor length gown of ivory satin, with lace collar and panelled back and front. Her veil was of white tulle illusion, with coronet of orange blossoms. She carried a white missal with long trailers of white satin ribbon and sweet peas.
The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Hilda Veitch, who looked very charming in a floor length gown of mariania blue taffeta with headdress to match. She also carried a white missal properly decorated.
The duties of best man were ably performed by Mr. Gerald Hennebury, brother of the groom. After the nuptial ceremony the bridal party repaired to the home of the bride’s parents, where the reception was held. Following a sumptuous repast, the usual toasts were honoured. The toast to the bride and groom was proposed by Rev. Fr. Hennebury and responded to by the groom.
After the reception, the bride and groom motored to Brigus where the honeymoon is being spent. The bride’s going-away costume consisted of a navy blue crepe dress with white accessories. She was the recipient of many and valuable presents, including several cheques, which attest to the very high esteem in which she is held at Holyrood and elsewhere. The groom’s gift to the bride was a very lovely gold pendant.
Mr. and Mrs. Hennebury carried with them in their married life, the sincere wishes of all friends for their future happiness. COM.
DALTON—MASON: HR. MAIN, July 22nd. S.S. Peter and Paul Church, Hr. Main was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Sunday evening, July 19th., at 4 p.m., when Rev. M.P. Dwyer, P.P., united in holy bonds of Matrimony, Elizabeth, (Betty) youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mason of Hr. Main, to Richard, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Dalton, also of Hr. Main.
The bride, who was tastefully attired in a splendid gown of pink taffeta with veil to match, and carrying an exquisite bouquet of gardenias intermixed with lilies and maiden hair fern, looked charming as she entered the Church to the strains of the Wedding March, so beautifully rendered by Rev. Mother Angela, her former teacher.
She was attended by Miss Mary Costigan, who wore pink crepe-de-chine, with accessories to match, and carried a beautiful bouquet of pink carnations. The duties of best man were ably performed by Mr. Patrick Dalton, brother of the groom. The Church was crowded with the many friends of the bride and groom who had gathered to witness the ceremony.
After the ceremony, and a short motor drive, the bridal party, accompanied by their immediate relatives and friends, returned to the bride’s home, where a wedding supper was served and the usual toasts duly honoured. A toast to the bride and groom was proposed by Mr. C. Frank Furey, a lifelong friend of the bride and groom, who spoke in the highest terms of the character and excellence of the bride, who is one of the most popular young ladies of the parish. This was responded to by the groom. The remainder of the evening was spent in singing, music, and melody, which made the evening a very enjoyable one. The many beautiful and costly presents received testified to the high esteem in which the happy couple is held by their hosts of friends, all of whom join in wishing them “bon voyage” over the matrimonial sea.
That they may go hand in hand through life’s long journey with a rainbow of happiness above their heads to crown their marital life with happiness, is the sincere wish of A GUEST."
| July 28, 1942 || IN MEMORIAM || "SR. MARY AUGUSTINE O’CONNOR: On July 20th., there passed away at St. Clare’s Hospital, Sr. Mary Augustine O’Connor — so ran the item in the daily paper. To the world, just the passing of another mortal to join the vast army of the dead, but to those who knew her, that passing was something more — a continuation of her beautiful saintly life on earth – a translation to a fuller life. Her life here was a prelude to that translation. Out of a short span of years — forty-seven – thirty three were spent in preparation for her happy death.
She was a woman of many parts, and being possessed of a brilliant mind, she could have been a shining light in any sphere, but she chose to follow her Master, and as school-girl and religious, was a shining ornament to the Order of Mercy in Newfoundland, and to Littledale, her Alma Matter. As a child of fourteen, she entered Littledale as a pupil and never left it until she died, except for a short period of study in Washington. It seems fitting that her mission on earth should coincide with that of her Master in span of time. Thirty-three years she laboured, and the time between her entry into Littledale as a pupil, and her early death, was just thirty - three years. That is the strange coincidence, but not in time only was her life like into His. Around her was an aura of goodness as around Him, and as He did, she loved little children, loved training them and watching their spiritual growth. Most noticeable of all her attributes, was her spirit of fairness, and children are alway sensible of injustice. She was straight, true, and eminently just, in all her dealings with young and old, through all the years.
Her inner life was such as to preclude all earthy contacts. She was a true spouse of Christ, labouring within His house for His greater glory, and utterly forgetful of self. Endowed with a brilliant mind and the enviable gift of being able to impart to others her knowledge — she taught all the years of her saintly life.
Now at the apex of her scholastic career, she has been taken away. Her ability, her brilliance, and her power for good, are lost to her community. Dead at forty-seven in the very zenith of her usefulness, but in intensity of living spiritually, and physically, she has lived out her span. No person who gave all, as she did, could hope to attain years. In usefulness and service, hers was a long life — three-three years spent in her Master’s vineyard — years of unremitting work, unstained service, and intense spiritual and physical living — real living.
She is laid away in the Sisters’ plot in Belvedere, and only a simple cross marks her resting place — that simple cross symbolic of her almost child life simplicity in life — symbolic too, of that near oblivion, that anonymity, that shrouds a Sister’s whole life. Her family – only two left — Kathleen and Marcella, mourn her – the sisters of her Community mourn her, and all her girls mourn her, but she has gone to a more spacious life — more spacious because she is earthbound no longer. Ours the loss, the grief and the bereavement, but hers the reward of a truly saintly life — the fulfilment of her destiny — that for which she was born — to love and serve her Master here below, and to be happy with Him forever in Heaven.
She did it beautifully and completely, and unobtrusively, and now she, “shall not fear the evil hearing”. — R.I.P."
| July 28, 1942 || BORN || POTTLE — At the Grace Hospital, Monday, July 27th., to Muriel E. Pottle, wife of H.J Pottle, Empire Avenue, a daughter. |
| July 28, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Two boys were before Court yesterday and were fined $5.00 each for stealing footballs, the property of the Playgrounds Association.
The Codroy Valley Correspondent of the Western Star states: “The Summer is passing and already farmers have started making their hay. Strawberries are in season and gardeners are comparing notes on the earliness of their vegetables. Rain has been a frequent visitor lately and brought with it sharp electric storms.”
At the United Church Channel, the marriage took place recently of Dulcie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Herridge of Channel, to Duncan, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Grant, North Sydeny. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S. Baggs.
Two Canadian Sailors were before Court yesterday, charged with being drunk and disorderly. The evidence was that they were in a fight with an American Soldier. One of them who broke a window, was fined $20.00 and the other was fined $12.00.
A Sailor before Court yesterday for being in possession of a bottle of liquor on which was a defaced label, was fined $10.00."
| July 29, 1942 || FORMER ST. JOHN’S RESIDENT PASSES || "Edward Rixon Carnell, Who Died at Pittsburgh, Was Brother of Mayor Dr. Carnell and Mr. Frank Carnell.
Yesterday a telegram to Dr. Arthur Carnell announced the sudden death of his oldest brother, Mr. Edward R. Carnell, Manager of A Milne Steel Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa. The late Mr. Carnell left St. John’s after the fire of 1892, resigning a position with the Anglo American Telegraph Co. to take up employment in the U.S.A.
He was educated at Feild College and will be remembered by many Old Feildians. As a younger man, he was full of energy and loved the out door life of the country, and was a fond lover of horses. He was Foreign Agent of the U.S. Express Co. at Chicago, and in recent years, Allan Steel Co. and A. Milne Steel Construction. He married Miss Beechamn of Chicago, and leaves a son John B., and a daughter Charlotte. He was the oldest brother of His Worship, Mayor G. Carnell, Esq., C.B.E., Frank H. Carnell, Accountant of the Royal Stores, Dr. Arthur H. Carnell and Hugh Carnell, Esq., of Chicago.
The late Mr. Carnell was a fond lover of his native land and ever sought to advance her interests and that of his countrymen, whenever an opportunity was given him. His friends regret sincerely to hear of his passing, and extend their sympathy to the bereaved. Q."
| July 29, 1942 || CASUALTY REPORT || "WHEELER, Horace, Seaman, JX277349 R.N. Missing from Tobruk on war service. Next of kin, father, Mr. Adam Amos Wheeler, Jamestown, B.B., Newfoundland.
SNOW, Marmaduke W., Seaman, JX248040 R.N. Missing from Tobruk on war service, next of kin, father, Mr. Martin S. Snow, Millertown Junction, Newfoundland.
KEATS, Joseph, Seaman, JX202022 R.N. Admitted to Hospital in Archangel, Russia, condition serious. Next of kin, Mr. George Keats, Windsor, Newfoundland.
CURRIE, Alfred James, Sergeant, 798557, R.A.F. Previously reported missing as result of air operations, April 17th, 1942, now reported by the International Red Cross, shot down 18th April, 1942, and buried 20th April, 1942 in Germany. Next of kin, mother, Mrs. Mary Currie, C/O Mrs. George King, Mundy Pond Road, St. John’s, Newfoundland."
| July 29, 1942 || WEDDING BELLS || "BOLAND — HICKEY: A very pretty wedding was solemnised on Sunday evening the 26th, 1942, at the parish Church, St. Francis Assissi, Outer Cove, when two very popular young people of the parish were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by the Very Rev. D.P. O’Callaghan, P.P., the contracting parties being Mr. Patrick J. Boland and Miss Mary F. Hickey.
The wedding party gathered at the home of the bride’s parents, where tea and refreshments were served, and from there motored to the parish Church. The bride who was very tastefully attired in floor length gown of white brocaded satin and tulle veil, and shores and accessories to match, carrying a bouquet of carnations, white roses and maiden hair fern, looked charming as she entered the aisle with her brother, Mr. M. Hickey, who acted as father giver. She was attended by her sister, Miss Eileen Hickey, attired in floor length dress of pink taffeta, with tulle veil and accessories, carrying a bouquet of carnations, white roses and fern. The groom was attended by his cousin, Pte. John Boland of the Nfld. Militia, in Regimental dress, who had obtained leave to be present for the important occasion. As the wedding party approached the sanctuary to pronounce the vows of holy matrimony, they presented a very pleasing picture, which was commented on by many in the large concourse who attended the ceremony.
After the ceremony, the Rev. Pastor addressed the young married couple and those present, on the importance of the sacrament they had just received, commended them on their work in the different activities of the parish in the years past, and finally gave them his blessing. The wedding party then motored through the settlement and back to the home of the groom’s sister, Mrs. Nicholas Power, where the wedding festivities were held and the customary toasts and good wishes extended. The toast to the bride and groom was given by Mr. J.J. Doyle of St. John’s, and old friend of the groom, and respond to by the groom in a very nice speech, in which a very kind reference was made to old and absent friends, at home and abroad. The toast to the bridesmaid was given by Mr. Tom Doran and responded to by the groomsman, Pte. J. Boland.
The presents received by the young couple were many, valuable, and useful, and showed the high esteem in which they are held by their friends in Outer Cove, and St. John’s. The groom has for a number of years been on the staff of the Fire Department in St. John’s, and for some years, has been attached to the West End Station, where he is very popular with his co-workers and the general public of the West End. Their many friends join in tendering best wishes."
| July 29, 1942 || MARRIAGES || BOLAND – HICKEY: At the Church of St. Francis Assissi, Outer Cove, on July 25th., by Rev, D.P. O’Callaghan, P.P., Patrick J Boland, son of Martin and the late Mary Boland, to Mary F. Hickey, daughter of Michael and Catherine Hickey, both of Outer Cove. |
| July 29, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "New potatoes were on sale in the city yesterday, but the price asked was rather exorbitant — 42 cents per gallon. They will go below that before there is any big demand.
Reports from Bonavista Bay, say that fish on the whole, is not so plentiful as last year. In the vicinity, fish has slacked off in the past few days. Two trap men in Melrose did not find their old berths much good this year, but many fishermen from that place got quantities of fish from the Catalina and Little Catalina fishermen, whose traps held more than they could handle. — Fishermen’s Advocate.
Tomatoes were sold in some stores yesterday for 70 cents per pound. At that price, they are well in the luxury class.
The Notre Dame Bay Travelling Clinic Ship, is expected to leave soon for the annual trip around Notre Dame and Green Bays. Dr. Hardy will be on board. — Twillingate Sun.
William Frederick Greenfield, aged 52, a native of Belfast, Ireland, and a Representative of Grolier Publications, Toronto, was found dead in his room at Soper’s Hotel, Corner Brook, shortly after noon on Thursday last, when he was about to be called for dinner. Death, which was due to heart trouble, is supposed to have occurred during sleep. He was a veteran of World War I, having served as a Major in the British Army. His immediate relatives are living in England. The remains were forwarded to Toronto for burial, in accordance with arrangements made by radio telephone. — Humber Herald.
Two sailors were before Court yesterday, charged with stealing a motor car, owned by Gordon Eddy, Taximan. The evidence was that the car, which had been parked near the Crosbie Hotel, was taken by the sailors, and it was found on Water Street with one of the accused at the wheel, and the other tampering with the lighting equipment, in an apparent effort to start the motor. The men were fined $30.00 each.
One cargo of salt has arrived, and two others that have been delayed for some time are expected shortly. From all sections of the country there are reports of salt shortage, and the situation will now be relieved somewhat.
At an auction of cattle and livestock, held yesterday at Neal’s Live Stock market, high prices were paid. Butcher's cattle sold at prices ranging from $125.00 to $217.00, calves sold at from $20.00 to $30.00, and sheep 60 to 70 shillings each. Young pigs were as high as $12.00 each."
| July 30, 1942 || WEDDING BELLS || "NEVILLE — MOORE: A very pretty wedding was solemnized at All Hallows Parish, North River, July 5th, Rt. Rev. Msgr, Dinn officiating. The contracting parties being Francis P. Neville, of South River, and Miss Flora Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Moore, Hodgewater Line.
The bride was gowned in white satin and was attended by her sister Aileen, who was also charmingly gowned, while the groom was attended by his nephew, Francis Neville. The wedding party entered the Church to the strains of the Wedding March, played by Miss Gertrude Dinn, and a large gathering of people attended.
At the reception which followed, the toast to the bride and groom was proposed by Msgr. Dinn and ably seconded by the well known Lawyer, R.A. Parsons, K.C., B.C.L., of St. John’s. A night of gaiety then ensued. The young couple are both very popular, and the writer extends best wishes for a bon voyage over the matrimonial sea. A.C.B."
| July 30, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "The Bell Islander says, “An unprecedented sight was witnessed along the waterfront last Tuesday, when an abundance of caplin was seen along The Beach. On observing more closely, it was discovered they were being pursued by schools of dogfish, and quite a few of these fish were seen among the caplin. Speaking to residents who have visited and worked along the water front for the past twenty-five years, they told us that they have never before witness the like.”
The Canadian Army Band will give a concert at Bannerman Park Playgrounds on Sunday afternoon, in aid of the Playgrounds Association. The Bag Pipe Band will also attend, and will render selections in the intervals between the band numbers.
A sight witness a few days ago, which shows that you can’t keep a Bell Islander down. The father, who was working all day, and not being in a good mood for trenching potatoes, to his delight, saw when he reached home, most of the potatoes well trenched. The son was harnessed to the plough, while his daughter was driving it. — The Bell Islander.
Seaman Merle Skeans, Max Kitchin, Walter Fitzgerald, Richard Lahey, and Eber Kearley, of Bell Island, are at present home on leave. Seaman William Manning of Portugal Cove, is also home. He was one of the boys who enlisted on Bell Island."
| July 31, 1942 || DEATHS || SULLIVAN — Died, yesterday morning, Margaret Sullivan, daughter of the late Denis and Margaret Sullivan of St. John’s. Funeral on Saturday, at 2.30 p.m., from J.T. Martin Mortuary Rooms, 38 New Gower Street. R.I.P. |
| July 31, 1942 || CITY AND ELSEWHERE || "Stephen Janes, a prisoner who was at the prison camp at Salmonier, escaped from there a couple of days ago, and up to last night, had not been captured.
The wheels which were taken from Mr. Walter Clouston’s car, have been recovered, but there was no trace of the tires.
A man was before Court yesterday, charged with assaulting his mother-in-law, and he was fined $50.00 and put under bonds in the sum of $400.00. The woman stated that she was knocked unconscious by her son-in-law, and had her face so badly damaged that she can scarcely see as yet.
The work of repairing the stone sewer in Hutching Street is progressing favourably, and 100 feet of 15 inch earthware pipe has been laid, to which house drains are now being connected.
A Taximan was before Court yesterday, charged with receiving batteries which had been stolen from the Great Eastern Oil & Import Co. Ltd. He was fined $50.00.
Many cases of breaches of the Blackout Regulations were heard at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday morning, and occupied the whole morning with the hearing of them. Fines ranging from one to five dollars was imposed.
The Bay Roberts Guardian, states that the epidemic of tire stealing, which is raging in St. John’s, has spread to that town also, and last week, two motorists of Bay Roberts, and one of Spaniard’s Bay, had tires and rims taken from their cars: Messrs Adrian Dawe and David Atkinson found that garages had been entered, and rims and tires taken off their cars. At Spaniard’s Bay, Mr. Mark Gosse was the victim. The Guardian states, that all the tires stolen were of the same size, which indicates that the thefts were the acts of persons familiar with cars and garages, from which they were taken."
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