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The records were transcribed by JOHN BAIRD &
SUE O'NEILL Formatted by GEORGE WHITE
|Misc entries MAY - JUNE 1942|
|MAY 1ST 1942
SENIOR, Adolphus Henry, Seaman JX216717 R. N. Dangerously ill with intestinal colic at Princess Royal Hospital, Swansea, Wales. Next of kin, father, Mr. George Senior, Flat Islands, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.
STRIDE, Garland, Seaman Lt/JX315737 R.N. Seriously ill in Iceland, suffering from impact of wisdom tooth and cellulitis of neck. Next of kin, father, Abner Stride, Baie Verte, White Bay, Newfoundland.
VATCHER, Kenneth Newman, Able Seaman JX216686 R.N. Missing presumed killed on war service in H.M.S. Hermes, next of kin, brother, Pope’s Harbor, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.
SAINT, Alexander Duncan, Sergeant No. 798543 R.A.F. Missing as result of air operations on April 25th, 1942. Next of kin, mother, Mrs. Wilfred Saint, Bonavista, B.B., Newfoundland.
Johnston, Clifton Hartman, Sergeant No. 798523 R.A.F. Missing as result of air operations. Date unspecified, next of kin, Mrs. Clifton Johnston, 66 Hayward Ave., St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Ships Collide; Car Damaged
Yesterday morning, whilst a ship of foreign register was moving East in the Harbor, she collided with a ship of Newfoundland registry, moored in the Cove of Ayre & Sons. The local ship was forced North through the breastwork of the Cove, damaging the pier of Ayre & Sons Ltd., a board fence of the Tors Cove Trading Co. on the West, and the stern of the ship, protruding over the breastwork, smashed in the bonnet and radiator of a motor car parked at the South side of the Cove.
HOLDEN — At Grace Hospital on April 29th, to Lois, wife of Eric Holden, a son.
CORMACK — At St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital Tuesday, April 28th, to Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Cormack, 150 Theatre Hill, a daughter.
Note of Thanks
Mrs. Jane Forward and family, Carbonear, wish to thank all those who sent wreaths and flowers to adorn the casket of their dearly beloved son and brother George, also the very many kind friends who sent messages, letter and cards of sympathy, and all others who helped in any way to alleviate the sorrow and pain caused by his sudden passing on Friday, April 17th last.
BROWN — Passed away at Bonavista, Wednesday evening, April 29th, Louisa Jane, wife of the late Robert Brown. Left to mourn are Mrs. May Richards and Miss Hilda of Toronto, Anson of St. John’s, Dr. Walter of Niagara Falls, and Dr. Bert of Bonavista.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The Fishermen’s Advocate states that it has been informed the U. C. School Board has decided to replace their old School hall with a new building as soon as funds are available. The new building will contain three rooms, one upstairs and two downstairs.
A young man was before His Honour Judge Brown yesterday morning, and was fined $2.00 on a charge of being loose and disorderly. He was found prowling around the streets late on the previous night. His Honour warned the accused that a fine up to $100.00 can be imposed for this offence.
A truck driver, whose home is in Outer Cove, was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with operating a motor vehicle after sunset without a taillight. He was fined $2.00
The Engineer reported to yesterday’s meeting of the City Council, that adjustments had again been made to Bell’s Turn valves, to control the flow to George’s Pond Reservoir, Signal Hill. Gull Pond overflow weir is now controlled by four inch stop logs, with a view to conserving all water possible for the coming season.
A bus driver, whose home is in Kelligrews, was before Court yesterday, charged with carrying more passengers than his permit allowed. He was fined $10.00.
The Fishermen’s Advocate states that in a little Cove above Melrose called Ballast Cove, herring were forced upon the beach, it is said by seals. Quite a few dozen were taken by residents of Melrose.
There was a sign of herring at Catalina last week, but owing to scattered pans of ice, nets could not be kept in the water.
MAY 2ND 1942
Mrs. Frederica Dobbin announces the marriage of her daughter Agnes, to Lieutenant Michael J. John, Royal Canadian Artillery, on Thursday, April 30th, 1942. Ceremony was performed by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Kitchin, V.G., at the Presentation Convent.
HEARN — Passed peacefully away at 7.15 Thursday morning in her 68th year, Anne, relict of the late Richard Hearn; leaving to mourn their sad loss, four sons, three daughters and 7 grandchildren; also one brother and one sister at Fogo. Funeral today Saturday, at 2.30 p.m. from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. William Myler, 95 Cabot Street. “May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul”.
HEFFERNAN — Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital on May 1st. John Heffernan, aged 29 years, of the Goulds, leaving to mourn, wife and three children, also father, brother and two sisters. Funeral tomorrow Sunday, at 2.30 p.m. at the Goulds.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
A ladder which had been erected only last year at the rear of a residence in the East End, was broken off on Thursday night, by some person or persons at present unknown. With regulations calling for ladders on houses and the cost of these increasing, it is a serious loss to have them destroyed by irresponsible persons.
A Taximan was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with being intoxicated whilst in charge of a car, and was sentenced to 14 days in prison without the option of a fine. His licence was suspended for six months. Magistrate O’Neill, in passing sentence, commented on the seriousness of the offence, but particularly when there is now a blackout on. He stated that in future, unless circumstances warranted, the option of a fine would not be given to anyone convicted under this section of the Act.
The express which is due here today from Port aux Basques is bringing 979 bags of mail.
A man who lives’ on Purcell’s Ridge was before Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with stealing goods from Messrs. A.E. Hickman Co. He was fined $20.00.
The few fine days of the past couple weeks have made many people long for the popular dandelion. So far however, it is practically impossible to secure any, and country people who in the past sold it in the city, say it will be scarce anyhow this year because it is difficult to get pickers, owing to so much other work going on.
MAY 3RD 1942
NEARY, Harold Francis, Sergeant No. 798535, R.A.F. Killed as result of aircraft accident on April 28, 1942. Next of kin father, Mr. Edward F. Neary, 114 Circular Road, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
FORBES, Clive Robert Sydney, Sergeant, No. 798513, R.A.F. Missing as the result of air operations on April 28th, 1942. Next of kin father, Dr. Chesley A. Forbes, Bonavista, Newfoundland.
NORMORE, Eric Stanley, Sergeant, Number 798538 R.A.F. Missing on non-operational flight on April 28th, 1942. Next of kin father, Mr. William Normore, Deer Lake, Newfoundland.
JOHNSTON, Clifton Hartman, Sergeant No. 798523, R.A.F. Previously reported missing as of air operations dated unspecified. Now reported missing April 26, 1942. Next of kin, wife, Mrs. Clifton H. Johnston, C/O 56 Fleming St., St. John’s, Newfoundland.
SENIOR, Adolphus Henry, Seaman, JX 216717 R.N. Previously reported dangerously ill with intestinal colic at Princess Royal Hospital, now reported removed from dangerously ill list. Next of kin father, Mr. George Senior, Flat Islands, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.
HERRIDGE, William Warren, Ordinary Telegraphist No. JX220932 R.N. Missing presumed killed on war service on H.M.S. “Dorsetshire”. Next of kin father, Mr. George Herridge, Channel, Newfoundland.
Dr. N. B. Stewart Leaves Botwood To Join R.C.A.M.C.
Address and Presentation Made at Gathering Held at Botwood.
BOTWOOD, April 29 — Dr. Norman B. Stewart, M.B. Ch.B., who has served this community so faithfully and well since December 1939, has severed his connection with the Medical Ppractice of Botwood, and will be leaving early in May to enlist in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. During his stay at Botwood, Doctor Stewart has won the confidence and respect of all classes, having taken an active interest in all movements for the betterment of the community. Previous to his coming to Botwood, the Doctor was attached to the International Grenfell Hospital at St. Anthony, where Mrs. Stewart was also a member of the Nursing Staff.
Doctor and Mrs Stewart, and their little son, Norman, are proceeding to Pennsylvania, Pa., where Mrs. Stewart and son will reside “for the duration.” As the good Doctor and family leave Botwood, they take with them the very best wishes of the community, coupled with the hope that they may be spared for the happy re-union after the war.
A very pleasant social evening, with Doctor and Mrs. Stewart as guests, was spent at Botwood on Tuesday 28th April, when a gift of money and the following address, was presented by Mr. James Arklie on behalf of the gathering:
“Norman B. Stewart , Esq., M. B. Ch.B., Botwood.
Dear Doctor Stewart.
We have learned with regret that you are about to leave Botwood. We are proud, however to know that you have offered your service for King and Empire, in the healing of the sick and wounded in this terrible war against Hitlerism and the enemies of freedom.
During your stay at Botwood we have come to know and admire you. You have always taken an interest in the town since you came amongst us and we shall miss your comings and goings as you moved about in the practice of your profession.
The members of the Red Cross First Aid Group are anxious to show their appreciation of your service in the series of lectures you recently started, and they, with many other friends in the community, ask your acceptance of the accompanying small monetary gift, as a slight tangible token of your service to the people of Botwood. We offer to Mrs. Stewart, your son and yourself, our very best wishes for your future success, and we trust you will be spared to rejoin your loved ones in peace and safety, when Victory has been won.”
MAY 4TH 1942
JAMES FAHEY: Reserve, April 19th. The deatj occurred this morning of James Fahey, widely known resident of Resevere. A native of Newfoundland, the late Mr. Fahey had lived here for more than 25 years and was a former employee of No. 10 Colliery. Injuries suffered in that pit some years ago forced his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, seven sons, three daughters. The sons are William, Alphonsus, Michael, Bernard, Francis, Joseph and James. The daughters are Mrs. William Finlayson, Mrs. Henry Curtis and Josephine Fahey. A son and a daughter predeceased him.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
A man, whose home in on Lime Street, was sentenced to three months imprisonment yesterday, after being convicted of assault. The evidence was, that he started a fight with another men on the South Side Hills on the 22nd April, and hit the man on the head with a pickaxe handle.
Three youths were before the Juvenile Court Yesterday and pleaded guilty to breaking in Hamilton’s Grocery Store, and attempting to steal. The evidence was that they entered the building through the coal chute. They raised a heavy hatch to get on the first floor, but found their way blocked by a door locked with a Yale lock. They beat in the panel of this door with an axe, which they found in the basement. They were trying to get out when they were heard by people who lived upstairs, and this led to their arrest. According to the owner of the shop, at least $50.00 worth of damage was caused. The oldest was sent to Harbor Grace Gaol for a month, and is to receive six lashes of the birch when he is leaving. The other two were remanded.
A number of seals were seen off Piccadilly on the South Coast last week, and some were secured. Flippers were in great demand.
A girl was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for being drunk, and for being in possession of a flask of rum which did not bear a label from the board of Liquor Control. She was fined $7.00.
A woman before Court yesterday on a charge of being drunk was fined $5.00.
Two Soldiers who were before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with attempting to break open a door of a Chinese Café, were handed over to the Military Authorities to be dealt with.
A most unusual announcement in this country was heard over Radio Station VONF, when the Barrelman, on behalf of a fisherman who formerly operated out of the Battery in St. John’s, asked for two or three men to form a crew to prosecute the fishery this year. It is a sign of the times.
The case against a driver from Carbonear was concluded at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. He appeared before Court on Saturday, charged with driving whilst under the influence of liquor, and the case was adjourned then, in order to enable him to secure a witness. The man was arrested again on Saturday evening for the same offence. He was fined $25.00 and his licence was suspended for six months.
MAY 6TH 1942
Laid To Rest
All that was mortal of the late John Hefferman of the Goulds, who died at the General Hospital after a short illness, was laid to rest in the R.C. Cemetery, Goulds Road, on Sunday afternoon. The glorious sunshine seemed like a benediction, on one who’s life was brought to a sudden close before he had reached middle age. St. Kevin’s Church was filled to capacity when the last prayers were read by Very Rev. E.J. Rawlins, P.P., as the deceased was well known and highly respected in the community, all creeds and sections being represented at the final obsequies. To his parents, widow, and children, sincere sympathy is extended.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Early this morning, a car which was either about to go down McBride’s Hill, or kept too far to the left on Duckworth Street after passing McBride’s Hill, hit the curb at the corner of the hill, and damaged the edge of the sidewalk somewhat. The car was also damaged and was left on the street with the two left tires flat.
Weather conditions yesterday were excellent, and as it was the third successive fine day, people are beginning to believe that Spring has actually come.
At the present time, trout of large size are plentiful just around the Long Bridge. A number of boys and youths secure good catches. Some of the visiting Sailors and Solders have a lot of pleasure from hooking an odd one, when they borrow the tackle of the local boys.
Richard Michael’s who was injured last week, is still in Hospital undergoing treatment. Albert Ryall, who was arrested on a charge of doing bodily harm to Michael, has been remanded again.
No cases on the Docket at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday morning. Four drunks who had been arrested on the previous night were released on making deposits. No civil cases were heard either. In the afternoon, a number of juveniles were tried.
PICKERING — NOSEWORTHY: The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Pickering was quietly performed by the Rev. Canon Howitt at St. Thomas’s Church on May 5th 1942. Lillian Nina, daughter of Mrs. and the late Lorenzo Noseworthy, was united in marriage to George Boyd Pickering, son of the Rev. G.B. and Mrs. Pickering of Dartmouth, N.S. The bride, who looked charming, daintily attired in a power blue redingote, together with navy blue accessories, and a bouquet of pastel carnations with maiden hair fern, was given in marriage by her brother Gordon. The bride was attended by Miss Marjorie Dalton, who wore a rose frock of burnt sienna accessories and carried a bouquet of softly blended sweet peas. The bride’s mother, wearing a corsage of carnations and fern, was becomingly dressed in navy blue. The groom was ably supported by Mr. Gordon Hebert. During the singing of the register Mr. Kevin Osmond rendered in good form, “I’ll Walk Beside you.”
From the Church, a good gathering of relatives and friends proceeded to a reception given by the groom’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. G.G. Christian, at their residence, 44 Leslie Street. Immediately after the reception, the happy couple left on the express for their honeymoon in Canada. The bride’s going away costume consisted of an emerald green ensemble, offset by luggage tan accessories and double fox fur. After their honeymoon, the couple will take up residence at Dartmouth , N.S.
A KIND ACT
Some people who happened to be on New Gower Street last night, saw a very kind act by a member of the Naval Forces. A small boy who was crossing the street with milk in a bottle, tripped, with the result that the bottle broke and the milk was spilled over the street. Seeing the plight of the child and his grief at the loss, the Naval man took fifty cents out of his pocket and gave it to him to buy more. His big heartedness was the subject of much favourable comment.
Grinding Talc Has Started At Foxtrap
Daily output will be 2 ½ Tons For Present
At Foxtrap on Monday last, the first talc to be ground commercially in Newfoundland, was produced by Industrial Minerals Limited, under the Managership of Mr. F.G. Kuehl, M.E. For many weeks, production was held up because of the short shipment from the United States, of pulleys. Monday, two and one half tons were ground, and this will be the daily output for the present. Local uses for this product will be as a filler for newsprint, and also in the manufacture of paint. Ground talc for export will be shipped over the Newfoundland Railway through St. John’s.
Nfld. Tea Party Sends Message
Rear Admiral R. Rowley-Conway, C.M.G. Entertains Newfoundland Boys at His Home.
His Excellency the Governor has received a letter from Rear-Admiral R. Rowley-Conway, C.M.G., stating that on April 4th he had a Newfoundland Tea Party at his home. The letter said, “The Colonel of Gunner Signals brought me a Newfoundland Tea Party yesterday, and they asked me to send you a message for their homes. Their Officers speak very highly of them. They sang Newfoundland songs for two hours.”
The following attended the party; Edwin Neyle Murry, Harold B. Sparkes, St, John’s; Malcom W. Dawe. Wilfred Ford, Grand Falls, Alfred E Hynes, Port au Port, Emberly Ralph, St. John’s; Bill Hann, Corner Brook; Walter Jones, Robert Downton, Ralph Bursey, St. John’s; John Mullowney, Grand Falls; Harry Ruby, St. John’s, Bronson Howell, Corner Brook; Cyril Burden, Broad Cove; Ferdinand J. Graham, William Howell, Raymond O’Reilly, St. John’s; Lambert Benson, Grand Falls: Harris Noseworthy, Clarence Carter, George R. Crocker, Max Austin, St. John’s; A Fisher, Grand Falls. Government House. 5th May 1942.
MAY 8TH 1942
CONWAY, Philip Thomas, Seaman JX185987, R.N. Missing on war service. Next of kin his father, Mr. John Conway, Turk’s Cove, Trinity South, Newfoundland.
HICKEY, John Francis, Able Seaman JX187442, R.N. Previously reported missing on active service (March 13, 1942) Now reported to be a survivor and returned to his depot in United Kingdom. Next of kin mother, Mrs. William Hickey, Torbay, St. John’s East, Newfoundland.
LEARNING, John Samuel, Seaman JX 211558 R.N. interned at Laghouat, French North Africa. Next of kin mother, Mrs. John Learning, 3 Duckworth St., St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Young Airman Home On Leave
Now in Placentia spending a few days leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyril J Cahill, is Mr. Frederick B. Cahill, who recently graduated in the Royal Canadian Air Force with the rank of Sergeant.
“Burke”, as he is familiarly known to his family and friends, was working in Canada at the outbreak of the war and immediately volunteered for the Air Force. Following graduation a few days ago, he flew from Montreal to Gander in an R.C.A.F. plane, and thence to Torbay by the T.C.A. plane, on its first historic flight on Friday last.
“Burke” will be returning to Canada on Sunday next, from whence he will be posted to active duty overseas. His many friends wish him happy landings and good luck and a safe return.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Harris of New Melbourne, T.B. announces the engagement of their daughter Margaret M. to Harry M. Kelleher New York, U.S.A.
TRASK — On Tuesday, May 5th, at the Grace Hospital, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Trask.
HORLICK — Suddenly on Thursday, May 7th at noon, Joe Horlick, beloved husband of Emma Horlick aged 69 years, leaving 3 sons and 3 daughters. Funeral on Saturday at 3 p.m., from 34 Bannerman St.
GROUCHY — Passed peacefully away on May 7th, Elizabeth (Betty) Grouchy, aged 87 years, wife of the late Philip Grouchy. Leaving to mourn, one son of this city, and one daughter residing at Waterbury, Conn. U.S.A. Funeral will take place on Saturday at 2.30 p.m. from her son’s residence, 131 Theatre Hill.
THOMAS — Passed peacefully away on Thursday at 1.00 p.m., Elizabeth, wife of Henry Thomas in her 74th year, leaving to mourn husband, two sons and one daughter. Funeral on Saturday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence 54 Field Street.
CHAFE — Passed peacefully away after a short illness, Minnie, widow of the late Albert J. Chafe, and daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Williams; leaving to mourn three sons and three daughters, four sisters and two brothers. Funeral on Sunday at 2.30 p.m. Southside West. (Toronto papers please copy.)
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
A transport driver from Fort Pepperrell was fined $7.50 at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, for exceeding the speed limited on Quidi Vidi Road. A second driver was fined $5.00 on a similar charge.
A Seaman who was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for being absent from his ship without leave, was remanded for sentence.
A French Sailor who was given in charge by a lady resident of New Gower Street on Wednesday night, on a charge of assault, was fined $10.00 or 14 days at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
An eighteen year old girl, who was before Court yesterday charged with being drunk on the public street, was remanded to the care of the Probation Officer.
MAY 11TH 1942
The engagement is announced of Victoria, youngest daughter of the late John Basha, to George M., son of the late Michael and Mrs. Carbage, Bell Island.
O’NEILL — Passed peacefully away after a long illness, Stella Marie, youngest daughter of Agnes and the late James O’Neil; leaving to mourn mother, 1 brother and 1 sister. (Mrs. Josephine Murphy) also 1 stepsister. Funeral today Monday at 2.30 p.m., from her aunt’s residence, Mrs. Wm. O’Neil, 13 Allan Square. R. I. P.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
A woman Shopkeeper was before the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, and was charged with having possession of liquor not obtained from the Board of Liquor Control, failing to declare all the liquor in her possession, having possession of bottles of liquor without labels. For the last offence she was fined $200. Sentence was suspended in the other two charges.
Further information has come in regarding the Dolphin, which was damaged this spring when the ice drifted through the Humber Arm. Last week, one of the Mill Yard cranes was taken on board a scow, to the site of the Dolphin. It was found that when the twenty-five pile sticks which made up the Dolphin, were brought to the surface, each stick was broken near the bottom, where it had penetrated the mud. Two large Norton Pulpwood Grinderstones with chains attached, have been dropped to the bottom of the river near the Dolphin, to which a floating raft will be anchored to serve as a substitute for the Dolphin. — Western Star.
A number of nice trees planted in the Parklette, at the junction of Duckworth Street and Bates Hill, have been destroyed recently. They were broken off completely. Recently, a report to the City Council stated that a large number of trees were destroyed on LeMarchant Road during the winter and spring.
The Codroy Valley Correspondent of the Western Star states; “There appears to be an epidemic of meningitis in the Valley. Fortunately however, the timely attendance of the Nurse has prevented any DEATHS.”
A man before Court Saturday for being drunk and breaking a window in a shop on New Gower Street, was fined $20.00 or three weeks imprisonment. He was ordered to sign bonds in the sum of $100.00.
A Fireman from a foreign ship was before Judge Browne at the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, charged with stealing a radio from the Quality Supplies premises. He was fined $35.00 or 35 days imprisonment. The evidence was, that the radio had been left at the store by another Seaman, and it was found hidden under the bunk of the accused.
A Taximan was fined $25.00 or 14 days on Saturday, for being in possession of a bottle of liquor not obtained from the Board of Liquor Control. A Policeman saw the car stopped, with two American Solders in it. He suspected that the man was gone for bootleg liquor, and when he returned, he searched the car and found the bottle.
One of the pioneer settlers of Great Codroy, passed away on May 1st in the person of Mr. JAMES P. DOWNEY, aged 86 years. Left to mourn are three sons, Michael J. of Bowaters, Bertram of Majestic Theatre, Corner Brook, and Alton J Downey of the old home stead. — Western Star.
MAY 12TH 1942
THORBURN — At St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital on May 11th to Eileen (nee Shanahan), wife of Ranger E.P. Thorburn, Badger, a son.
NOLAN — Passed peacefully away at St. Claire’s Hospital at 6 a.m. yesterday, Elizabeth, wife of the late M.J. Nolan; leaving to mourn one son, Richard, of Geo. Neal Ltd., and four grandchildren. Funeral on Wednesday at 2.30 p.m., from her late residence, No.4 Pleasant Street. “May the Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.”
BUCKINGHAM — Lost at sea 11th February, due to enemy action, Thomas J. son of the late John and Agnes Buckingham, leaving to mourn their sad loss, two daughters, two sisters and four brothers. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The Summerside Correspondent of the Western Star states; “A strike took place at the Herring Factory last week, when some half dozen boys, ranging from ages 14 to 16 years, refused to continue working for less than men’s pay. “We are doing men’s work,” they declared, “We want men’s wages.” Not receiving the immediate satisfaction they then demanded, they unanimously picked up their sweaters and lunch kits, and walked out and home.
In the case of Albert Ryall, charged with assaulting Richard Michael’s some time ago, two witnesses were heard at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Michael’s is still in the Hospital and is not able to give evidence. Ryall is still in custody, on remand.
A dead seal was picked up on a beach West of Scotia pier last week. It was a young hood with its head cut off. It is though to have been killed by being caught between pans of ice off the Coast in the stormy weather this spring. — The Bell Islander.
MAY 13TH 1942
EARLE — FITZGERALD: The wedding of Kathleen Keturah, daughter of Doctor and Mrs. Fitzgerald, of Trinity East, and Leonard Cecil Rolls, son of Mrs. Earle and the late William Earle of this city, was solemnised in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist at 11 am on Tuesday, May 12th. His Lordship, the Bishop of Newfoundland, uncle of the groom, assisted by Rev. Canon Higham, performed the ceremony.
In the absence of her father, the bride was given in marriage by Doctor Cluny Macpherson. She looked very charming in an ensemble of petal green and white printed crepe and a white petalled hat with shoulder length veil. She also wore a red fox fur, and her corsage was of gardenias and white sweet peas. She carried an ivory covered Prayer Book nearly one hundred years old. The matron of honour, Mrs. C.T. Marsh, wore delphinium blue flowered silk, with flower hat to match, and a corsage of sweet peas. The bride’s mother was dressed in navy blue with matching sailor hat and silver fox, and a corsage of pink roses. Mrs. Earle wore midnight blue and silver fox and a corsage of mauve sweet peas.
Mr. Val Earle was best man for his brother. The ushers were Mr. Gordon M. Sterling and Mr. S.R. Godfrey. The reception was held at the Old Colony Club, where the toast to the bride and groom was proposed by Bishop White.
The bride and groom left for Canada by plane. The bride’s going away costume consisted of a navy blue redingote and dress of dusty pink. Her hat was navy blue straw with dusty pink and accessories to match.
CHANCEY — Passed peacefully away at 10.45 a.m. Tuesday, after a long and painful illness, Lydia, beloved wife of Eldred G. Chancey, leaving to mourn their sad loss are four sons, Weston, Stanley, Alan, Lloyd, and three daughters Aimee, Elsie and Blanche, also ten grandchildren and a large circle of friends. Funeral from her late residence, 109 Campbell Avenue Thursday , at 2.30 p.m.
MILLEY — Entered into rest on May 12th, after a short illness, Harold R. Milley. Leaving to mourn wife and one son, George, also a brother at Buchans, and sister, Mrs. Sellars at Western Bay. Funeral on Thursday at 2.30 p.m. from his residence, 73 Monroe Street.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
In the Juvenile Court yesterday, a fourteen year old boy was charged with stealing a new suit of clothes, the property of John Bonnell. The evidence was that a parcel with a suit of clothes, was stolen from Mr. Bonnell’s car, and was hidden behind Lester’s Stable. It was the first offence of the accused, and Mr. Bonnell asked that leniency be shown. Sentence was suspended.
A Mission for the men of Bell Island, is being held in the R.C. Church this week, and being conducted by the Redemptorist Fathers, who conducted Missions in St. John’s during Lent. Last week, a Mission for the women was held. A mission for the children will also be held this week.
A man was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with being disorderly on the public street and doing damage to his sister’s home. The woman stated that her brother went to her home, quarrelled with her husband, and then smashed up dishes and a lamp, as well as beating out a window with an axe. He was put under bond to stay away from the home of his sister.
The Twillingate Sun states “News of the first codfish was from Bay de Verde last week. A salmon was also caught.” A raft was picked up off the Spillars recently. It was apparent that it was from some foreign vessel. — Twillingate Sun .
A foreign Seaman was before Court yesterday, charged with being drunk and disorderly on Duckworth Street. The evidence was that he assaulted a girl, and was in the midst of a crowd that was threatening him, when he was arrested for his own safety.
A Naval Rating was fined $6.00 at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, for being drunk and breaking a bottle on the street.
The girl who was before Court last week after she had attempted to jump over a wharf, was again before Court yesterday. She was remanded for examination as to her mental condition.
MAY 14TH 1942
CROCKER — At the Grace Hospital on May 13th to Mollie (Burry), wife of Jethro G. Crocker, a daughter.
The funeral of the late Harold Milley will take place this Thursday afternoon at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 73 Monroe Street.
BUTLER — Passed peacefully away early yesterday morning after a short illness, Catherine Butler, aged 68 years, leaving to mourn their sad loss one daughter and five grandchildren. Funeral tomorrow, Friday at 2.15 p.m. from the residence of her son-in-law, Leo Colbert, Blackmarsh Road. “May the Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.”
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Yesterday morning a truck with a heavy load of lumber was proceeding up Prescott Street, when the front wheels were lifted off the ground by the weight of the load over the end of the truck. The assistance of another truck had to be secured to get the load over the incline.
Rev. Malcolm Norman, with his wife and children, left by last Sunday’s express for Canada. Mr. Norman had laboured for over seven years at Tack’s Beach, P.B. and has now accepted an appointment at Loch Lomond, New Brunswick. Their many friends wish them every success and happiness in their new sphere. — Bay Roberts Guardian
The disagreeable weather of the past few days has retarded work of farmers. Last week they were able to do much work, and were hoping to get a very early start with their crops, but the past few days have been a big disappointment.
MAY 15TH 1942
GUY — BARTLETT: At five o’clock Saturday afternoon, in Wesley United Church, the marriage took place of Florence Eleanor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis G. Bartlett, of St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Mr. James P. Guy, son of Mrs. James Guy of Carbonear, Newfoundland, Rev. B.B. Brown officiating. Ferns and spring flowers composed the decorations. Mr. J.G.W. Rendell was at the organ. The maid of honour was Miss Doreen Brown, cousin of the bride, and Mr. W.C. Brown was best man.
The bride was wearing a floor length dress of white sheer crepe over taffeta, fashioned with embroidered bodice, long full sleeves and high neckline; her full length veil of tulle illusion arranged in halo style, fastened at the back with orange blossoms. The bridal bouquet was of Talisman roses. The maid of honour was wearing a floor length dress of sheer crepe in powder blue, with embroidered taffeta quilted bodice; her flower hat of contrasting shades of pink and blue with shoulder length veil. She carried a colonial bouquet of variegated sweet peas.
A reception was held at the home of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. Stephen Brown, 4380 Beaconsfield Avenue, where the rooms were decorated with talisman roses, sweet peas and ferns. Following a wedding trip to the Laurentians, the bridal couple will take up their residence in Toronto. The bride was wearing for travelling, a Shetland wool suit in coral, with brown accessories and a corsage of white gardenias.
Out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Thompson, of Toronto. — Montreal Daily Star.
MAY 17TH 1942
STRIDE, Garland, Seaman JX315737 R.N. Previously reported seriously ill in Iceland, suffering from impact of wisdom tooth and cellulitis of neck (April 27th, 1942). Now, reported removed from seriously ill list. Next of kin father, Mr. Abner Stride, Baie Verte, White Bay, Newfoundland.
Of interest to many friends is the announcement by Mr. H.J. Wyatt, of the engagement of his daughter Jean McPhee, to Everett Earl, son of Mr. E.L. Stevens, of Dartmouth, N.S. The wedding to take place in the near future.
Mr. A.M. Tooton of the Kodak Stores, leaves tomorrow on a visit to the Eastman Kodak Company at Rochester, and also will visit the Eastman Canadian Kodak Company at Toronto.
Mr. L.M. Parsons, son of Mrs. R.T. Parsons of Harbor Grace, has recently been granted a Commission to the Royal Canadian Air Force, having been promoted from Squadron Sergeant Major.
MacDonald — Butt :On May 1st at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Manse by Dr. A.T. Barr, Stella, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Butt of Lumsden, Nfld. to Kenneth, son of Mr. and the late Mrs. Finley MacDonald of Alexandria, Scotland.
Smith — At 12.40 p.m. yesterday, Francis Horton, age 27 years, son of William R. and Ida M. Smith, 234 Pennywell Road, leaving four brothers, and five sisters. Edward with the E.V.R. Stores Ltd., at Buchans, Robert J. with the 166th R.A. in England, James D. at St. John’s, William H. with the Canadian Forces now at Hamilton, Ont. Mrs. Ralph Collier, Mrs. Clarence Whitten and Margaret, Elizabeth and Dorothy at home. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. Sunday from his late residence 234 Pennywell Road.
MAY 18TH 1942
Died at Bell Island Yesterday
The Passing of J. B. Murphy, Well Known Operator
Yesterday morning, the sad news reached the city of the passing at Bell Island of Mr. John B. Murphy, the well known Operator with the Dominion Steel Company for some thirty years, which occurred at 8.30 a. m. on the 17th 1942.
Deceased was the son of the late Thomas J and Josephine Murphy. He was educated at Bonaventure’s College, and on leaving school, entered the employment of the Anglo-American Telegraph Co. Ltd., under the management of the Late Hon. A.M. McKay, and remained with that Company until he joined the Staff of Dosco. He took an active interest in athletics on the Iron Isle, having been goal keeper with the Dominion team, and afterwards devoted himself to his home and family, as well as Conception Council, Knight of Columbus, with which he had been a loyal member serving in different capacities.
In 1916, he was married to Miss Gertrude Lawton, who survives with four children — Sheila, Brian, at the Memorial University College; Myles, now in training with the R.C.A.F., and Kathleen, Capt. Leo C. Murphy, of the G.W.V.A., is the only surviving brother.
“J.B” as he was popularly known, was highly esteemed and respected. He lived a quiet, domestic life, and was a faithful friend and official. Most of the old stock of Wabana days, has passed on, and he goes to join them. He had been in poor health during the past year, and recently was obliged to take things easily. His death, however, came as a great shock — the heart could not stand the strain of later years.
The funeral will take place at Bell Island tomorrow morning following Solemn Requiem Mass. His family and relatives will have every sympathy.
McKINLAY — Passed peacefully away, Saturday at 2 p.m., Mary, widow of the late Alexander McKinlay in her 84th year, leaving to mourn one son and one daughter and 5 grandchildren. Funeral by motor hearse at 2.30 p.m. this afternoon, from her late residence, 9 Cabot Street.
HAMMOND — Passed peacefully away Saturday May 16th, George Hammond (Carpenter) aged 83 years. He leaves to mourn a wife, four sons, two daughters and twenty-two grandchildren. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. today Monday, from his late residence, No. 2 Cook’s Hill off Plymouth Road, to St. Thomas’s Church.
SHANAHAN — Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital on Friday May 15th, Elizabeth Shanahan in her 88th year; leaving to mourn one son Thomas at Bell Island, and two daughter, Sr. M Eleanor of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Brockville, Ont., and Mrs. Angela Polan of Montreal. The remains will be brought to Bell Island following the arrival of today’s express, and the funeral will take place after Requiem Mass on Tuesday morning. R. I. P.
MURPHY — Suddenly at Bell Island, Sunday morning, May 17th, John B. Murphy, aged 57 years; leaving to mourn wife, two sons, two daughters and one brother. Funeral tomorrow Tuesday, at 10 o’clock, after Requiem high Mass at St. James’ Church.
HARBIN — Passed peacefully away Sunday, May 17th at 6.15 a.m., Alma, beloved daughter of Martha and the late Andrew Harbin; leaving to mourn three brothers and three sisters, two at home and Mrs. Clarence Bishop, Glace Bay, C.B., grandmother Mrs. E. Harbin of Twillingate, and a large circle of friends. Funeral takes place at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow Tuesday, from her late residence 74 Patrick Street.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Some twenty-five cases dealing with breaches of the traffic laws, were on the docket at the Magistrates Court on Saturday. Fines ranging from $1 to $4 were imposed.
The sulphate pulp drying machine made a record run of sulphate last week, turning out an average of 130.5 air dry tons per day. This machine was designed to run 100 tons per day. — Western Star.
From the wood Preparing Department it is learned that new wood is beginning to arrive from the West, and the sulphate machine is now being supplied with new wood direct from the Mill Long Pond. No 4 wood pile has been completly cleaned up, and it is expected that No.1 pile will be finished by the end of this week. Stacking is expected to begin in the near future. — Western Star.
The driver of a truck owned by the Base Contractors, was before Court on Saturday charged with a breach of the regulations regarding headlights. The hearing of the case was postponed till Thursday next.
MAY 19TH 1942
LOUISA JANE BROWN: The passing on April 29th, of Louisa Jane, widow of the late Robert Brown of Bonavista, was regretted by the whole community. Her husband predeceased her last November. Although in her eighty-second year, Mrs. Brown was active in the social and Church life of Bonavista almost to the end. Her charity was magnificent, her faith in God beautiful. She possessed the respect of all with whom she came in contact. Two surviving sisters are Mrs. J.S. Rowsell of Bonavista, and Mrs J. Saint of New Westminster, B.C. Mrs. Brown also leaves to mourn two daughters, Mrs. M. Richards, and Miss Hilda of Toronto, and three sons, Anson of St. John’s, Walter of Niagara Falls, and Bert of Bonavista, who was present at the time of her passing. Sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved.
Mr. and Mrs. Evan Pugh of Heart’s Content, announce the engagement of their eldest daughter, Ethel Rumson, to Douglas Maxwell, son of Mrs. and the late Edgar Burke of Harbor Grace, the wedding to take place in June.
LACEY — Killed in action on May 16th, somewhere in England, David Brendan Lacey, Pilot Officer R.A.F. aged 20 years. Besides his sorrowing parents J.J. and Mrs. Lacey, Cochrane Street, he leaves to mourn two brothers, Kevin in U.S. Forces, Baltimore, and Loyola, Student in Vatican City, also two sisters, Catherine Iris and Mary Mercedes at home. R. I. P.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Albert Ryall, who was arrested on the night of April 28th, charged with assaulting Richard Michaels, was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment, at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. In his defence, Ryall stated that Michaels insulted him, and that he fell on the sidewalk when he was struck. Dr. Jamieson, in his evidence, stated that Michaels had sustained a fracture of the base of the skull and it was a miracle that he survived. He was discharged from Hospital on May 3rd, but it is generally supposed that a patient suffering from such a injury, should remain in bed for from five to six months. In addition to the sentence, Ryall must sign bonds in the sum of $500.00 at the end of the term, for his future good behaviour.
A Seaman before Court yesterday, charged with being drunk and disorderly, was fined $10.00.
The price of salmon was considerably lower yesterday than it was last week. In Bishop’s Cove yesterday afternoon, it was being sold out of a van for 30 cents per pound. At that price it is getting in the range of all purchasers.
A resident of Whitbourne was before Court yesterday charged with being drunk and disorderly and threatening to do his wife bodily harm. He was remanded for examination by a Doctor.
A Mechanic was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with being intoxicated whilst in charge of a motor vehicle. The evidence was, that he was found by a Policeman, trying to start a car which was blocked by a pole. He was fined $10.00 and his licence was suspended for six months.
Two Sailors were fined $10.00 each yesterday, on a charge of being drunk and disorderly. They were arrested for fighting on Water Street West.
It was very warm in the city yesterday, and at one o’clock the thermometer registered eighty degrees in the sun. Last night about nine o’clock, the wind changed, and it became quite cool again.
The driver of a motor truck was before Court yesterday, charged with being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle. He was arrested after his truck had crashed through a fence on Fleming Street on Sunday. He was sentenced to six months imprisonment and his drivers licence was suspended indefinitely. It was the man’s third conviction for the same offence.
The following work was completed during the months of March and April, by the Corner Brook branch of the W.P.A., knitting: 445 pairs socks, 17 sweaters, 32 pairs mitts, 9 pairs gloves, 42 helmets, 76 scarves. For Red Cross: 28 helpless case shirts, 14 prs pyjamas, 55 pairs bedsocks. — Humber Herald.
MAY 20TH 1942
TUCKER — DWYER: On Thursday, May 19th 1887, at George Street Methodist Parsonage, Hamilton Street, by Rev. Geo. Boyd, Lucy Marian Dwyer to Stephen J Tucker.
MURRIN — Died suddenly at 11.30 May 19th Hilda Ethel Murrin, beloved wife of Ralph Murrin, aged 55 years; leaving to mourn husband, six sons and two daughters. Funeral from her daughters residence, 28 Summer St., today Wednesday, at 2.30 p.m.
HODDINOTT — Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital after a short illness, Dorothy aged 29, beloved wife of Wilfred Hoddinott, and daughter of Georgina and the late Charles Driscoll; leaving to mourn their sad loss, husband and one child, mother, one sister and one brother. Funeral today , Wednesday, May 20th, at 3.30 pm. from her late residence 13 Morris Avenue.
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The City parks are now open, and seats have been placed in position for the use of people visiting the parks. Seats have also been located in the smaller parks and other places such as the Malls.
The last two or three days have been very busy ones for the farmers, who are taking full advantage of the favourable conditions. If the weather is fine this afternoon, much work will be done on plots of ground, by householders who are hoping to grow sufficient vegetables for home use this winter.
The Fire Apparatus was summoned to Belvedere Street yesterday about one o’clock. An overheated oil stove had blazed and caused the trouble. The fire was extinguished before much damage was done.
A Sailor was before Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with being drunk and disorderly and with breaking window glass. He was fined $30.00 and ordered to pay compensation for the damage as well.
Yesterday was a good day for street repairing and a large number of potholes in various sections of the city were filled and other repairs made.
A Sailor was fined $20.00 for being drunk and disorderly on the public street, and $10.00 for breaking a bottle on the highway, when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
MAY 21ST 1942
MARKER — GALLOWAY: At the R.C. Cathedral May 16th, 1942 at 8.30 p.m., the wedding took place of Kathleen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gallaway, 41 LeMarchant Road, to Edward L. M. Marker, a member of a Canadian Regt. stationed in Newfoundland, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Marker of Kenogami Lake, Ontario. The bride looked charming in pale blue dress and hat to match. The bride’s only attendant was her sister Ann, who also was dressed in blue. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr. Phil Power, brother-in-law of the bride. After the wedding ceremony, they motored to the home of the bride’s parents were the reception was held. The ceremony was performed by Monsignor Kitchin. Their many friends wish them many years of happiness.
PETER JOY: Death came suddenly last night to Peter Joy, well known Butcher of New Gower Street, at the age of 53 years, whilst driving in a motor car with his wife. The deceased was taken ill suddenly, and was driven to the Grace Hospital, were Dr. O’Regan pronounced DEATH from natural causes.
He leaves to mourn, beside his wife, one daughter, Mary, three brothers, Alfred and William of this city, and Thomas, with the Canadian Signal Corps, and three sisters, Mrs. Comerford at Ottawa, Mrs. C.R. Simms at Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mrs. Joseph Devereaux of this city. The funeral takes place at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow Friday, from his late residence, 42 Macfarlane Street.
SOUTH — KELLY: At 5 p.m. Thursday, May 14th at Wesley United Church, Hazel M. daughter of Mrs. Ella Kelly of this city, to Clifton South of Kent, England.
FINN — At St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital May 19th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Finn, 57 Craigmillar Avenue.
RYAN — Passed peacefully away at 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 20th, Elizabeth, widow of the late John Ryan; leaving to mourn two daughters and four sons. Funeral tomorrow, Friday, at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 25 Craigmillar Avenue.
JOY — Suddenly, on Wednesday May 20th, Peter, aged 53 years, eldest son of the late Samuel and Mary Joy; leaving to mourn, beside his wife, one daughter, Mary, three brothers, Albert and William of this city, and Thomas with the Canadian Signal Corps, Nova Scotia; three sisters, Theresa (Mrs Comerford) at Ottawa, Ida, (Mrs. C.R. Simms) at Brooklyn N.Y. and Catherine (Mrs. Joseph Devereaux of this city. The funeral takes place at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, from his late residence, 42 Macfarlane Street. May the sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The price of fresh salmon yesterday, was thirty cents per pound in the various coves. In the stores it was selling for 45 cents per pound. It is still out of the reach of the ordinary householder. Yesterday morning, one man who was trying to get salmon at what he considered a reasonable price, asked one of the Sellers in the cove, “How much it had cost to feed them, during the winter.”
Bay Roberts Guardian states, “We learn that resurfacing of the highway from Georgetown to Carbonear will not commence till late this summer. We understand it was the intention of the Highway Dept. to begin work about the middle of this month.”
Owners of motor cars who are trying to get their headlights properly masked, according to Regulations before June 1st, are finding that the various Tinsmiths are extremely busy with this work, and some of them cannot promise that the work will be done in time. One Tinsmith, who was approached yesterday by a car owner, stated that he could not accept any more orders for the present.
Fresh lobsters were sold in the city yesterday for 35 cents per pound. They are pretty expensive at that price.
Extensive repairs to the Public Building at Bay Roberts were begun last week under the supervision of Mr. Charlie Snow.
MAY 22ND 1942
WESTCOTT — Mrs. Annie Westcott, aged 27, died 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21st, leaving to mourn husband, two babies, two sisters Margaret and Elizabeth, three brothers, mother, father. Funeral Saturday 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 12 Finn Street.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The fine weather of the past few days has meant that a greater number than for many years, are making plans to spend the double holiday out of town. It is expected the special trouters’ train which leaves on Saturday night, will be crowded.
A Clerk whose home is in New York, was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with breaking glass on the highway. He was fined $10.00.
From May 25th until further notice, M.S. Maneco will be off the Ferry Service in Conception Bay. She will be replaced by M.V. Baronet.
A youth before the Juvenile Court yesterday for damaging a tree in Bannerman park, was fined $5.00.
Two Sailors were fined $5.00 each yesterday, for being drunk and disorderly on the public streets
Twenty-one cases for breaches of the traffic laws were heard at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Fines ranging from fifty cents to $10.00 were imposed. The $10.00 was for speeding
MAY 23RD 1942
Leading Aircraftman A. Farrell of Kelligrews, Newfoundland, received a silver medal at a Ground Mechanics class graduation ceremony today, at No 1 Wireless School.
DEATH SENTENCE IS CARRIED OUT AT PENITENTIARY
Herbert A. Spratt Was Calm to The End
The sentence of death imposed on Herbert Spratt, at the Supreme Court on April 28th, was carried out at the Penitentiary yesterday morning at 8 o’clock.
Shortly before that hour, the condemned man was taken from his cell by Wardens Lush and Morris, and he walked up the ten steps leading to the scaffold, which had been erected in the Penitentiary grounds, and in less than two minutes, the sentence had been carried out by an Official from Canada, who had come here for the purpose, and who was not masked for the occasion.
Shortly afterward, a notice was posted on the Prison Gate, giving official notice that the execution had been carried out. This was signed by Sheriff Cahill, Superintendent of the Penitentiary, Capt. G.G. Byrne, Rev. Fr. Power, who was with the man till the end, and Dr. E.L. Sharpe, Superintendent of the General Hospital, who made an examination of the body and pronounced dead.
At six o’clock yesterday morning, Rev. Father Power, of St. Joseph’s, visited Herbert Spratt at the Penitentiary, and administered Holy Communion. The young man then went to the office of the Superintendent, where he wrote letters to his parents and to the family of the deceased girl, O’Brien. He thanked Capt. Byrne and the Attendants at the Penitentiary for their kindness. Officials state that during his time there, his conduct was exemplary. Yesterday morning he walked to the place of execution without wavering, and he was calm to the end.
At ten o’clock yesterday morning the body was passed over to his parents, and interment took place.
NOTE –THIS WAS THE LAST PERSON EVER EXECUTED IN NEWFOUNDLAND j.b.
Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Clyde Lake of this city, wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nursing Sister Lieut. Gertrude Eileen Lake, R.C.A.M.C. to Capt. John D. Leishman, M.D., R.C.A., M.C., son of Dr. and Mrs. John D. Leishman of Winnipeg, Manitoba, wedding to take place on June 20th, 1942 at Horsham, England.
DAVIS — On Wednesday, May 20th, at the Grace Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Davis, a son.
In loving memory of our dear husband and father, John Holden, who departed this life May 24th, 1938. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. (Inserted by his wife and children.)
Funeral of the late Candido A Moreria will take place from Carnell’s Mortuary Rooms today, Saturday, at 2.30 by motor hears to the R.C. Cathedral.
BERG — Passed peacefully away Friday night Sarah, widow of the late Capt. Geo. Berg in her 62nd year, left to mourn are one daughter, Mrs. Fred Carter, four sons, two brothers at St. John’s and one brother residing at Boston. Funeral on Saturday at 2.30 p.m. from her brother’s residence, Mr. Thomas Anthony, 10 Bates Hill.
DROVER — Passed peacefully away at 11.45 p.m. Friday, May 22nd at his residence, 92 Cabot Street, Archibald Drover, aged 69 years. He leaves to mourn a wife, one daughter, Mary at home, three sons, Ernest at home, Angus with the 166 Field regiment, R.A. Fred with the Royal rifles of Canada at Hong Kong, also 4 grandchildren, two sisters Mrs. Georgina Boone, Hodges Cove, Mrs, Josiah Stringer, Caplin Cove, two brothers, Samuel and Willis, Hodges Cove. Funeral notice later.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
On Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock, a special meeting of the Importers and Employer’s Association will be held at Victoria Hall. The meeting is to be held to consider the recent order, setting up a Trade Dispute Board, and as this board is to hold its first meeting on Wednesday, it is hoped there will be a large attendance at the meeting on Tuesday.
An unusually large wheel and tire for a piece of machinery, was at the Railway yard yesterday afternoon. The wheel was a massive one and measured some thirty eight inches in diameter, on the inside. With the balloon tire attached, the weight was over 6,000 lbs and had to be put on to a railway car with the aid of a crane.
The Proprietor of a Chinese Laundry was before Court yesterday afternoon, sued for the value of a shirt which was alleged to have been delivered to him for washing, and was not returned. The plaintiff, one of the men from outside the Country working at Base Construction, stated the shirt was a special tailor made one, and had cost $4.50. Judgement was given for the value of the shirt.
MAY 26TH 1942
BLAGDON, Hubert, Seaman JX 315743 R.N. Missing on war service. Next of kin, mother Mrs. Myrtle Blagdon, Boxey, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland.
FRENCH, Hubert, Aircraftman 1307095 R.A.F. Previously reported missing and believed Prisoner of war at Java (April 21, 1942) Now reported safe in India. Next of kin, wife, Mrs. Hubert French, Bell Island, Conception Bay, Newfoundland.
GARLAND — On Saturday, May 23rd, to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Garland, 72 Merrymeeting Road, a son.
KENIP — Died suddenly at Montreal on May 19th Mrs. Elizabeth Kenip, daughter of the late John and Ellen Galvin; leaving to mourn one son, Herbert in British Columbia, two sisters Katherine and Ellen and two brothers William and Peter of this city. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.
CROCKER — Passed peacefully away on Monday, May 25th, Eliza Ann, beloved wife of Gilbert W. Crocker aged 63 years; left to mourn their sad loss are husband, five daughter, Mrs. James Sican, Boston, Mrs. William Ryan, Boston, Mrs. James Oakley, City, Mrs. (Rev.) James Pike, Hodges Cove, T.B., and Mrs Cecil Janes, city, also seven grandchildren, two brothers, one sister. Funeral will take place on Wednesday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 21 Prospect Street.
COLLINS — Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital on Saturday May 23rd, William Collins, aged 42 years. Leaving to mourn wife, father and one daughter. Funeral today Tuesday, at 2.30 p.m. from Okes’s Mortuary Rooms.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Ranger Corporal Dingwell arrived on Saturday from St. Anthony, in charge of a man who has been sentenced to a term of four months in the Penitentiary for forgery.
On Saturday the McNamara Construction Co. paid into the Supreme Court, the sum of $3,000, in favour of Mrs. Maud Groves, whose husband Edward Groves, was accidentally killed on November 11th last, whilst working at Goose Bay Airport. Mr. James D. Higgins acted for the woman.
For breaking an empty bottle on New Gower Street, a Petty Officer was fined $10.00 at the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday.
The next general holiday will be on June 11th, the celebration of the King’s birthday.
A youth was summoned to appear in the Juvenile Court on Saturday, on a charge of sending in a false alarm. He failed to appear, but his mother was present and stated the boy was out of town on a holiday. The case was postponed till he returns.
MAY 27TH 1942
HALLEY, Brendan Charles, Sergeant 789618 R.A.F. lightly injured 24 May at Military Hospital, Gibraltar. Next of kin, father, Mr. George Halley, C/o 32 Barnes Road, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
BENNETT, Stanley, Seaman JX 280397 R.N. Missing presumed killed on war service. Next of kin, wife, Mrs. Stanley Bennett, Corner Brook West, Newfoundland (Transferred from Nfld Forestry Unit.)
HOUSE, Edwin Arthur, Sergeant 798521 R.A.F. Previously reported missing as the result of air operations on 18th April, 1942. Now reported missing believed killed in action. Next of kin mother, Mrs. Gertrude House, Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
Five year Old Boy Injured
The five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Holden, LeMarchant Road, is at the Grace Hospital suffering from concussion and bruises sustained on Saturday last, when he was hit by a car driven by Miss Eugene Mews. The car was going East on LeMarchant Road about 6 p.m., and when a little East of the Grace Hospital, it hit and knocked down George Holden.
Mrs. James Tucker, of Golf Avenue, who was passing at the time wheeling a small baby in a pram, left the pram on the sidewalk, picked up the injured little boy, and ran with him to the Grace Hospital, where he received Medical Treatment.
Enquiry Into Murder Charge
The preliminary enquiry into the charge of murder preferred against Francis John Martin, a Soldier in the Canadian Army, opened yesterday before Magistrate O’Neill. Mr. H.P. Carter, K.C., is conducting the case for the Crown, and the accused is represented by Mr. James L Higgins. Martin is charged with the murder of Edward Arnold, also a Soldier, and it is alleged that the DEATH of the man took place at Lester Field on May 15th.
All yesterday was taken up with the hearing of witnesses for the Crown, and the enquiry will continue today. It is possible that it may conclude this evening.
YETMAN — GORDON: (By Miss Caroline Parsons, Brookline, Mass.) With the Altar aglow in full ceremonial candles, and the chancel fragrant with lovely spring flowers, a very beautiful wedding took place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Chela, Massachusets, on Saturday evening May 2nd, when the Rector, Rev. Ernest W. Kellett, joined in the holy bonds of marriage, Miss Feda Beatrice Yetman, only daughter of the late Mr.Freeman Yetman of Hr. Grace, Nfld. and Mr. William Evans of Everett. Massachuset, to Mr. Francis Ash Gordon, son of Mrs. Ethel Gordon of Hr. Grace. The bride, who was given in marriage by her stepfather, Mr. William Evans, is the granddaughter of the late Captain William Yetman and Mr. Jordan Sheppard, of Hr. Grace
Attended by her maid-of-honour and four bride’s maids, Freda made a very winsome and appealing picture as she entered the Church on the arm of Mr. Evans, to the inspiring strains of the wedding march. She wore a white satin dress with full bridal veil of white lace, and carried a bouquet of white roses, sweet peas and orange blossoms.
Miss Blanche Evans acted as maid-of-honour, wearing a dress of yellow shirred lace and carrying a bouquet of spring flowers. The bride’s maids were Miss Dorothy Taylor, who wore a dress of blue shirred lace; Miss Dorothy MacFarlane, also wearing blue shirred lace; Miss Elsie Sheppard and Miss Florence Noseworthy, both wearing pink shirred lace. Each of the bride’s maids carried a bouquet of Talisman roses and snapdragons. Little Carol Evans, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Evans, acted most charmingly as flower girl.
The groom was attended by his brother, Mr. John Gordon of Revere, while Mr. Herbert Sheppard, Mr. Gordon Watson, Mr. George Evans, and Mr James Sheppard, acted as Ushers. Immediately proceeding the ceremony, Mr. Fred Croswell very efficiently sang “Because.”
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Parish Hall, attended by over 200 relatives and friends of the young couple, who were assisted in receiving, by the bride’s mother and step-father and the Grooms aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Gordon of Revere. Mrs Evans wore a dress of Aqua-crepe with matching hat and shoes, and Mrs. Gordon wore a dress of blue lace with matching hat and shoes.
The bride is a graduate of the Everett High School while the groom came from Harbor Grace about two years ago. Both are very popular in Everett and Revere, and a host of friends wish them a long and happy marriage life.
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The Belleoram Correspondent of the Western Star states, “The day is past for the ring of the caulking mallet; punts and skiffs are no longer in use in this section except for the few seiners, but nearly every dory has an engine so that we do not see people making boat or dory oars; besides, it is doubtful if we have half a dozen men here who can line a stick to make an oar. Many of the men who went to the several bases to work, have returned, and are now engaged in their regular calling, that of deep sea fishing. Several Nova Scotia vessels baited here recently. Herring are plentiful in several parts of the Bay.”
A Seaman was fined $6.00 at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, for being drunk and disorderly and being in possession of a bottle of liquor on which was a defaced label.
The Howley Correspondent of the Western Star states, “We understand that work will soon commence on the new road project linking Hampden with Sandy Lake and the Upper Humber. These roads will be of vital importance to the logging operations of this district, and Bowaters are to be congratulated on their initiative.
The lobster fishery at Belleoram is being vigorously prosecuted. Whilst lobsters are not plentiful, the advance price over former years, is sufficient to encourage people to keep in it, and at the close of the fishing season, fisherman may be in receipt of higher financial returns than in recent years. — Western Star.
A girl was before Court yesterday, charged with stealing a rug valued at $5.00. The rug was recovered by the Police. She was put under bond for her future good behaviour.
Weather conditions in the Codroy Valley are reported to be the best for the past five years.
The tenant of a house on Stephen Street, had a suit against the occupier of the downstairs flat of the house, in Civil Court yesterday. Claim was made for $200.00 for discomfort and annoyance caused by the defendant, due to drinking going on in the place. Judge Brown referred the matter to the Probation Officer and he stated he would make an order.
Salmon have struck in at Bonavista but hardly in satisfactory quantities as yet. The fishermen state that the weather is not right for salmon. — Fishermen’s Advocate.
Three Sailors were before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with being drunk and disorderly. The evidence was, that one of them had been molesting women pedestrians. He was fined $15.00. The others were fined $2.00 each.
A Barber who was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with being drunk and with being in possession of a bottle of liquor on which was a defaced label, was fined $6.00.
MAY 29TH 1942
Committed For Trial On Murder
Canadian Soldier Sent to Supreme Court
The preliminary enquiry into the charge of murder against Private Francis J Martin, Canadian Soldier, arising out of the DEATH of another Soldier named Edward Arnold, concluded yesterday afternoon before Magistrate O’Neill, when the accused was committed for trial at the June session of the Supreme Court.
Eighteen witnesses were called by the Crown. The accused did not desire to call witnesses at the enquiry. Mr. H.P. Carter, K.C., and Mr. James D. Higgins appeared for the accused.
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This week the Port of Bay Roberts lost two more of its coasting schooners. These were the Lillian M. Richards owned by Capt Abe Parsons of Bay Roberts, and the Norma L Conrad owned by Capt. Steve Parsons of Coley’s Point. Both vessels have been sold to outside interests and left here this week. Bay Roberts once possessed a large fleet of fishing and coastal vessels, but now only two remain, belonging to local owners. — Bay Roberts Guardian.
A man before Court yesterday for driving without a license, was fined $2.00 and he was also fined $2.00 for failing to stop when ordered to do so by a Traffic Officer.
A resident of New Gower Street was before Court yesterday, charged with failing to declare and produce for inspection, all the liquor in his possession. A Police Sergeant stated that the accused declared eight bottles of rum, but afterwards the Sergeant found three bottles of gin and a flask of rum in the house. The hearing was adjourned till this morning.
The rainstorm which started early yesterday morning, continued throughout the day, and last night though it was not raining so hard, the weather had not cleared up.
Salmon was fairly plentiful yesterday and the prices was down to eighteen cents per pound in the coves. Some fresh codfish caught at places near St. John’s, has been sold in town the past few days.
MAY 29TH 1942
HUTTON — At St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital on May 27th to Eleanor, wife of Basil A Hutton, a son.
BRYDEN — At Carbondale, Pa. U.S.A. on May 28th, John Carter Bryden, leaving to mourn wife (nee Marshall) and one sister.
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The Department of Posts and Telegraphs announces that on and after June 1st the Telegram Pickup Service afforded by the Department, will be discontinued, and all Telegrams for dispatch will require to be handed in to the Post Office. The decision is taken reluctantly, but owing to the great increase in the number of Telegrams now delivered in the city, and the impossibility of securing the service of a sufficient number of messengers for the delivery of Telegrams, the Department has no other practicable alternative.
Seaman Joseph Kent, R.N., was guest of honour at a reception in St. Joseph’s Hall, Bell Island, last week. The door receipts were presented to him during the evening. Sergt. Hughie Connors, R.C.A.F. was also made a presentation when a reception was held in his honour at St. James Hall. He also received a presentation from the Company Staff, this being made by Mr. Charles Peddle on behalf of the staff. — The Bell Islander.
Edward Powell, Postmaster of Corner Brook, has been promoted to the position of Postmaster at the East End Post Office in St. John’s, and he will be leaving here next month to assume his new duties. Mr. Powell has been in the service of the Post Office here, for the past eighteen years, during which he has performed his duties in a thoroughly efficient manner. — Humber Herald.
Two juveniles who had been sent to Harbor Grace Gaol to serve terms for larceny, escaped from there on Wednesday afternoon, and proceeding to Carbonear, they broke into two stores. Yesterday Morning, about five o’clock, they were captured as they were returning to Harbor Grace with goods they had taken from the stores.
The case against the resident of New Gower Street, charged with two breaches of the Alcoholic liquor Act, was concluded yesterday but judgement was deferred till tomorrow. The man was charged with failing to declare all the liquor in his possession, and with having illegal possession of liquor. The evidence was that certain liquor was produced when the Police called, but that later, two bottles of gin and a flask of rum were found.Yesterday, two witnesses for the defence claimed ownership of the gin and rum, and gave explanation as to how it came to be on the premises. Mr. Gordon Higgins appeared for the accused, and contended that it was not a breach of the act, for liquor to be found on any premises, even if illegally obtained, unless it was kept there with intent to sell. District Inspector Case conducted the prosecution.
MAY 30TH 1942
CHRISTOPHER — Passed peacefully away at midnight, Jane Christopher, aged 89 years, eldest daughter of the late George Sr. and Mary Neal. Funeral by motor hearse at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, from the residence of Mr. J A. Gould, 58 Maple Terrace, Fleming St.
LENCH — There passed away last evening, May 29th, at her late residence, 111 Theatre Hill, Emma Rogerson, wife of the late Rev. Charles Lench. The remains will be taken to Brigus by motor hearse on Sunday at 10.15 a.m. for interment. No flowers by request.
PEET — Passed peacefully away last evening at St. Claire’s Hospital, Mary, wife of Arch Peet, age 56 years, leaving to mourn a mother, husband, six sisters, one brother, three daughters and three sons. Funeral from her late residence 69 St. Clare Avenue, Sunday at 2.30 p.m.
Workman Killed By Steam Shovel At Argentia
Yesterday afternoon, GEORGE POWER, aged 23 years, of Heart’s Content, accidentally lost his life at Argentia, when a steam shovel went over his body. He was killed instantly, according to a message received last night by Chief of Police O’Neill. Arrangements are being made to send his body to his home at Heart’s Content.
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A Naval Rating was before Ccourt yesterday, charged with doing grievous bodily harm to Thomas Peddigrew, Taxi Driver. He was remanded for eight days in the custody of the Naval Authorities. The evidence was, that on the previous night, the Naval Man went to Peddigrew’s Taxi Stand and asked to be taken to a dance. On being told that no car was available, he used some disparaging remarks and a row ensued, in which Peddigrew hit the man on the head with a bottle. In the melee, the Rating hit Peddigrew in the eye, and it was necessary for the Taximan to be taken to the Hospital. Yesterday morning the eye was removed. Constable Rose was informed of what happened, and in company with Constables Tilley and Butler, proceeded to where the dance was being held, and placed the Naval Rating under arrest.
A Naval Officer was before Court yesterday, charged with breaking a bottle on Water Street on Friday night. He was arrested by Constable Martin and Morrissey who saw him break the bottle. When he appeared before Court yesterday, Judge Browne ordered him to go and clean up the broken pieces of glass, and he went in company with Constable Martin. When they returned to Court and the Constable reported that the danger to motorist had been removed, sentence was suspended. The accused expressed his regret and promised not to break any more glass on the streets.
Salmon was fairly plentiful in the local market yesterday, but the price was not much cheaper than it was a week ago — twenty cents a pond being asked. Earlier in the week it sold for eighteen cents. Some fresh codfish were also sold yesterday and met ready purchases.
A city lady will have good cause to remember her first fishing trip. With her husband she went out for the holiday. She never had used a fishing rod before but she started well, her first fish weighting over two pounds. How thrilled she was may be imagined. In future she will be an enthusiast but she probable will have to be content with landing very much smaller ones than that.
At the Signal Hill Crushing Plant last week, 215 tons quarry spalls were delivered, and 196 tons were crushed and re-crushed. The steam mixer in the East End, mixed 94 tons tar mix and in the West End 789 tons.
JUNE 1ST 1942
MAY ELIZABETH KIRBY: There passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning, May Elizabeth Kirby, wife of William Kirby in her 52nd year. Deceased had been in indifferent health for many months and her passing was not unexpected. The late Mrs Kirby was a daughter of the late Captain Parsons, formerly of H.M. Customs. Left to mourn her passing are her husband, Mr. William Kirby, of Harvey & Company’s employ, 3 sons, Bombardier William H., serving overseas with the 166th Regiment of Field Artillery; Max and Edward; four daughters, Misses Jean, Belle, Cora and Violet, and one sister, Mrs. Robert Squires. The funeral takes place today at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 17 Young Street.
MRS EMMA R LENCH: In the evening of May 29th, Mrs. Emma Rogerson Lench of this city, widow of the late Rev. Charles Lench, passed away after one day’s illness, at the ripe age of 84 years. The immediate cause of her DEATH was angina pectoris.
Mrs. Lench was a daughter of the Rev. Thomas Harris, an outstanding Minister of the Methodist Church in Newfoundland; and she inherited many of the sterling qualities of her distinguished father. By nature and training therefore, she was well qualified for Parsonage life; and in the various circuits upon which her husband ministered, she co-operated with him with devotion and efficiency beyond praise. She survived her husband by more than eleven years, and to the close of her life, maintained her interest in the life and work of the Church so dear to her heart.
Mrs. Lench leaves to mourn their sad loss, one daughter, Miss Lillian, who has been her Guardian Angel since her husband’s passing; and three sons, Charles, an Architect residing in New York, Thomas and James Rogerson.
Interment took place yesterday in Brigus, where her remains will rest with those of her husband and another daughter.
KIRBY — Passed peacefully away early Sunday morning, May Elizabeth, wife of William Kirby, aged 52 years, leaving to mourn their sad loss husband, 4 daughters, 3 sons, 1 sister. Funeral today, Monday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 17 York Street.
LINDSAY — On Sunday, May 31st Emma, Eldest daughter of the late James and Rebecca Lindsay. Funeral by motor hearse on Tuesday, June 2nd, at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 28 Circular Road. No flowers by request.
WALSH — Passed away at the General Hospital Saturday at 6 p.m. Ellen (Murray), beloved wife of Michael Walsh. Left to mourn beside her husband, one daughter, (Bessie of M.J. O’Brien’s Prescott St. Store). Funeral today Monday, at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 12 Spencer Street.
ROWE — Passed peacefully away after a short illness, Jessie Hynes, wife of Alfred Rowe, in her 58th year, leaving four daughters, one brother, one sister, and sixteen grandchildren. Funeral on Monday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, South Side Road West. Canadian papers please copy.
CRICKARD — Passed peacefully away, May 31st, Gladys, wife of James Crickard, in her 38th year, leaving to mourn their sad loss, husband, two children, mother, four brothers and two sisters, also a large circle of friends. Funeral on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 28 Goodview St. R.I.P. Canadian and English papers please copy.
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The case against the resident of New Gower Street for a breach of the Alcoholic Liquor Act which opened last week, was continued on Saturday. At the previous session, Mr. Gordon Higgins, Solicitor for the accused, presented argument why there should be no conviction, and claimed the possession of liquor was not an offence, unless there was evidence of intent to sell. District Inspector Case offered his argument on Saturday, and submitted judgement that had been delivered on previous occasions in the Country under somewhat similar circumstances. Judgement was reserved until one of the witness, who claimed ownership of three bottles of gin, could be recalled.
The residence of Charles Abbot, Windsor, was badly damaged by fire on Friday night. Some insurance was carried on the property. The information was received in a message to the Chief of Police on Saturday.
The dismantling and recoating of the 35 ton crane on the Mill Wharf at Corner Brook have now been completed, and the crane is ready for service when required.
The Western Star states: Schools of salmon have arrived in the Bay of Islands and very soon the markets will be stocked by local fishermen, who were however, beat by the fishermen along the West Coast, who shipped the first of the season’s catch last Sunday. The prices are likely to be high at the start. However, most people will not mind the price for the first few days.
An American Officer was before the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday for driving at a speed dangerous to the public on the highroad between Holyrood and St. John’s. Two Traffic Officers gave evidence and stated that they gave chase when the car was passing Holyrood Cemetery. They made 50 to 55 miles per hour on the curves, and 60 to 80 miles on straight runs, but they failed to keep the accused in sight until he slowed up a little when passing a number of vehicles at Seal Cove Bridge. The defendant stated that in the United States he had been used to driving at top speed on the open highroads, and he was not aware of the Regulations here. He was fined $5.00 and his licence was suspended for two weeks.
Blackout time tonight begins at 10.21 and ends at 5.34 tomorrow morning.
JUNE 2ND 1942
WILLIAM J. MYERS: There occurred at his home at Lake View, Harbor Main, on the 11th May, the death of Mr. William J Myres in his 73rd year. Although he had been in failing health for the past two or three years, indicated by his occasional and sometime frequent visits to his bed for rest, his death came suddenly and unexpectedly to his family and friends, and consequently occasioned great regret and sorrowing. He is survived by three brothers, three sons and one daughter, Nora, employed at St. Joseph’s Presbytery, St. John’s, as well as a large circle of friends to whom the sympathy of the community is offered.
The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Undertaker Dunphy of Holyrood, and were carried out in his usual efficient manner. A solemn requiem Mass was celebrated for the repose of his soul, by Rev. Fr. Dwyer, after which his remains were laid to rest in the family plot at Chapel’s Cove.
WILLIAM BILLARD: William Billard, widely known resident of Burgeo, Nfld., died Tuesday, May 26th, after an illness of several months. He was in his 77th year. Mr. Billard resided in Burgeo for the greater part of his life. He was an ardent member of the Church of England and an active member of the Orange Lodge.
Beside his wife, he is survived by two daughters and seven sons. The daughters are; Mrs. Thomas McLean, Providence, R.I., and Mrs. Stanley McPhail of Pictou, N.S. The sons are; Edward in Norwood, R.I., Hartley in Somerville, Mass., Eliol of Magdalene Islands, Victor, Sydney, Clarence, overseas, Garfield with the Merchant Marine, and Finley with the Canadian Army overseas.
Surviving also are two brothers, Morgan and Thomas in Burgeo, and one sister, Mrs. Fanny Anderson of Port Aux Basques, Nfld. Three of the sons, Eliol, Victor and Clarence are with the Royal Canadian Navy. — Sydney Post Record.
DYER — O’DRISCOLL: The wedding of Miss Helen O’Driscoll, daughter of Mrs. Florence and the late Mr. Michael O’Driscoll to Mr. George T. Dyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Dyer, took place at St. Bride’s Chapel, Littledale, on the afternoon of June 1st.
The ceremony was performed by Rt. Rev. Monsignor Flynn. The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Mr. John S. O’Flaherty. She wore a gown of taupe crepe with violet accessories and a corsage of violets and roses. She was attended by Miss Agnes O’Dea, whose dress was of violet crepe with hat to match. The bride’s mother chose a mauve and gray dress of printed chiffon, and a mauve hat and corsage of multi-coloured sweet peas. The groom’s mother wore a navy blue ensemble trimmed with a corsage of sweet peas and matching accessories.
The groom was supported by Mr. Jack Norris and Mr. Bernard Summers acted as usher.
The reception was held at the home of the bride’s mother, 2 Forest Road. The bride’s going away costume was a powder blue pique. On their return from their honeymoon they will reside on City Terrace.
Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Ludlow of Fogo, announces the engagement of their only daughter, Sadie Eunice to Mr. Frederick Rees of Bell Island. Date of wedding will be Announced later.
O’ROURKE — Passed away Monday June 1st, Bella Florence Chafe, beloved wife of William O’Rourke, and daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Chafe, leaving to mourn Husband, two children, Billie and Florence, also two brothers and four sisters. Funeral Wednesday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence 31 York Street.
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The Western Star states that the water of Grand Lake has risen to an abnormal height, and on the 22nd. the recording was 378.4 feet. This was unusual for this time of the year.
The preliminary enquiry into the charge of bigamy, preferred against a Sergeant in the Canadian Army, will begin today at the Magistrate’s Court. Witnesses arrive by the express yesterday.
JUNE 3RD 1942
Four Year Old Child Drowned At Steady Brook
Slipped on Rock, fell Into Stream and Carried Away by Current
Jean Shirran, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sherrian, lost her life by drowning at Steady Brook last Saturday afternoon, while playing by the side of the stream with some other small children, who had gone there from their home nearby for the purpose of fishing.
The accident occurred shortly before five o’clock, while the child’s mother was at home in Steady Brook, and her father was working at the Base in Stephenville. The river was high at the time, and the child slipping on the rock, fell into the stream and was carried away by the strong current. Search for the body was made that evening, but had to be abandoned until the river was lowered by closing the floodgate upstream. The search was resumed on Sunday morning, and the body was recovered after a large quantity of pulpwood had been moved. In the meantime, the child’s father returned from Stephenville, and the body was coffined and taken by that afternoon’s express for burial in Bonavista. — Humber Herald.
Employee of Highroads Dies From Injuries
Kevin HYNES of Corner Brook is Victim of Accident
A message to the Chief of Police yesterday, from District Iinspector Walsh, Corner Brook, stated that Kevin Hynes, an employee of the Highroads Department, had passed away at the Corner Brook Hospital from injuries sustained in an accident there.
According to Saturday’s issue of the Humber Herald, Hynes and an other workman, named William Knott who was also injured, were thrown from the dump of a truck on which they were riding, as the vehicle swerved, whilst passing over a railroad crossing.
The accident occurred shortly after supper as the men were returning to work. In the truck at the time were James McDonald, driver, Jacob Knott and Stephen Young, who were riding with him in the cab, and Kevin Hynes, William Knott and Elias Bishop, who were standing in the dump of the truck and leaning on the hood. When the truck swerved, the three men in the dump were thrown out, Hynes and Knott were both rendered unconscious, but the former regained consciousness during the night; the latter, received serious head injuries which were the cause of his DEATH.
Finds Man With Stolen Goods In Possession
Cap of Another man In Possession of Police
About 3 o’clock this morning, in the vicinity of Adalaide St., as Constables Martin, O’Brien, Littlejohn, and Smith were doing duty on New Gower Street and Water Street, two men were seen on Adelaide Street, and when the Police approached, one man dropped a case of Exeter Corn Beef, and the other took off on his heels with the Constables after him. The man who dropped the case of corn beef was arrested and taken to the Police Station. He was apparently a Petty Officer, and the cap of the second man, with his name inside, is in the possession of the Police.
A little later in the morning, the Watchman at the premises of Horwood Lumber Company Limited, reported to Constable Gosling, that he had seen two men, either Sailors or Soldiers, hide some goods in the vicinity of the premises. Investigation showed two buckets of apple pie filling and a case of strawberry jam, all of which is at the Station.
There was no report this morning as to a break in at any store.
MURDER TRIAL BEGINS MONDAY
Solicitor Assigned For Defence Canadian Soldier
Francis Martin, Soldier in the Canadian Army, charged with the murder of Private Edward Arnold, another Soldier in the Canadian Army, will go on trial on Monday next, at the Supreme Court. The accused, against whom the Grand Jury found a true bill on Monday, was arraigned yesterday and pleaded not guilty. Mr. Carter, K.C., appeared for the Crown, and asked that Monday next, June 8th, be set for the trial, with a special Jury (Double panel). The accused submitted an affidavit to the effect that he could not afford to pay Counsel, and the Court thereupon assigned Mr. James D. Higgins for the Defence of the prisoner.
Committed To Trial At Supreme Court
The preliminary enquiry into the charge of Bigamy against Norris William Albert Tuttle, alais Ricardo Lopez, concluded yesterday afternoon, before Magistrate O’Neill, when the accused was committed for trial at the Supreme Court. Witnesses in the case arrived on the express Monday. It is probable, the case will come before the Grand Jury some time this week.
JAMES — LESTER: At Saint Michael’s Church on May 12th by the Rev. T. Greavett, Elizabeth Eileen, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Lester of Mount Pearl Road, to John Dickson, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C.S. James of this city.
TAYLOR — BURRY: At George Street United Church Manse Tuesday, June 2nd 1942, by the Rev. A.F. Binnington, Olive Daisy, daughter of Lewis and the late Maud Burry to Stephen J., son of Mr. and Mrs H. J. Taylor, both of this city.
HARTERY — Suddenly at Bishop’s Falls, Tuesday June 2nd at 3 p.m. there passed away Alfred T. Hartery, retired Travelling Engineer, in his 64th year. He was the eldest son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Hartery of St. John’s East. He is survived by a wife, two brothers, Fred of St. John’s, George of West Virginia, U.S.A., also three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Nolan of New York, Mrs. Arthur Barrett of Halifax, N.S. Mrs. Richard Ruston of Halifax, N.S. Also six sons, Thomas of St. John’s, John and George at Humbermouth, James residing in England, Harold and Alfred at home, and several grandchildren. Funeral will take place on Friday from his son’s residence 22 Brazil’s Square at 2.30 p.m. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.
JUNE 4TH 1942
The late Thomas P Jackman, laid to rest May 30th, 1942
The late Thomas P Jackman, who died on Thursday last, at 4.30 a.m. and whose funeral took place to Belvedere Cemetery on Saturday, was born in St. John’s West in 1868, and was therefore in his 74th year. He was a son of the late Captain William and Bridget Jackman. He received his early education at the old Orphan Asylum of the B.I.S. and later from the Christian Brothers in St. Patrick’s Hall, being one of their first pupils. Nearly all his first classmates have passed away.
Leaving school in 1882, he went to Bonavista in the following year, having been engaged as an Office Assistant by the late James Ryan & Co. He spent three years in that employ, which was real practical education in the trade and business of the Country, and which was so advantageous to him in later life when he was appointed to the Custom House as Statistical Clerk.
Returning to St. John’s in the mid-eighties, he decided to start in business for himself, and having made all preparations, started on Water Street, at the corner of Queen Street, in the building now occupied by Mr. T.H. O’Neill, and known as Conner’s Drug Store.
When the Whiteway Candidates for St. John’s West were unseated and disqualified, he was called out to go on the Liberal ticket for that district in 1889. His colleagues were Messrs Escott and Tessier. They were all elected by large majorities.
At the end of the four-year term, he was appointed to the Customs House, and continued there for 31 years, first as Assistant Clerk and later as Chief Clerk. He soon gained the reputation of a painstaking, affable and obliging official, and his efficiency and ready knowledge of financial affairs of his office, was the admiration of all who sought information from him. This position is held today by his son William.
The deceased retired the year before the Commission of Government took charge, and under Hon. P.J Cashin, the last Finance Minister of the old regime, was given a pension.
He leaves beside his son William, who succeeded him, three daughters — Mary (Mrs. F.J. Connolly) at Montreal, Madeline and Connie at home, and eight grandchildren; also one sister, Mrs. James J Maher. His two brothers predeceased him — the late Rev. W.H. Jackman and James M., who was Manager of Bowring’s Grocery Store. His wife Minnie, who predeceased him about twenty years ago, was a daughter of the late William P. (and Ellen) Aylward, Tailor, Water Street.
The West End people paid the usual good tribute to the deceased and his relatives, by their large attendance at the funeral; his many East End friends and acquaintance also attended. Rev. Father McGrath read the Requiem Service at the Cathedral, and Rev. Father Maher, his nephew, accompanied the cortege to Belvedere Cemetery, and recited the Absolution Service at the graveside.
The Oratory of the Presentation Convent was the scene of a double wedding on Tuesday, June 2 nd, when Miss Elizabeth Moore was united in matrimony to Mr. James Robertson, of the U.S. Medical Corps, and Miss Clara Burry was united in matrimony to Mr. Cyril Moore. The ceremonies were performed by the right Rev. Monsignor Kitchen.
Miss Elizabeth Moore and Mr. Cyril Moore are the daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Moore, Adelaide Street. Miss Burry is the daughter of the late Martin and Agnes Burry, Port Royal, Placentia Bay. Mr. Robertson is the son of James and Agnes Robertson, Fort Mills, South Carolina.
The brides were beautifully attired in white satin gowns with shoulder length veils. The bridesmaids were attired in blue with corsage of roses. The wedding was attended by a large circle of friends and relatives of the happy couples. After the ceremony, the entire gathering motored to Donovan’s, where a splendid supper was enjoyed by all, splendidly prepared by the famous Mr. and Mrs. Jack Robinson. The usual toasts were proposed and honoured in a most pleasing manner. Mr. T.C. Carmichael and Mr. James Russell made short speeches and referred to the popularity of the happy couples, and made special reference to the parents present and absent. During the evening, songs were rendered by Mrs. Kay Gordon, Mr. Oddeson and Messrs Moore and Scurry. At 1 a.m the gathering dispersed, to carry with them happy memories of an evening joyously spent. Best wishes are extended to the happy couples as they start their journey along life’s highway.
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Persons who have had occasion to go over the Torbay Road lately, complain of the dangerous condition of that portion of the road between the two gas stations. None of the road is in good condition, but the section referred to is particularly bad. The section is not long, and a day’s work would be sufficient to bring about effective remedy.
The Tannery on the Waterford Bridge Road, which has latterly been owned by Mr. Bannlkin, is now being torn down. The building has been an eyesore to residents of that vicinity for many years.
Information has been received from the Trade Commissioner for Newfoundland, London, that No. 970060 William G. McNeily, of St. John’s, has been Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery with effect from May 23rd, 1942.
Salmon was selling at fifteen cents a pound in Steer’s Cove yesterday. In the stores it was retailing for 20 cents per pound.
JUNE 4TH 1942
WIGHT — ROLLS: The marriage took place at George Street United Church Manse June 3rd, 1942 by Rev. A. F. Binnington, of Ella, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rolls, Bonavista, to George, youngest son of Leonard and the late Sarah Wight of this city.
KAVANAU — CLARKE: At the Cathedral of St. John’s the Baptist on Thursday, May 28th by the Rev. Canon Higham, Dorothy Jean Louise Clarke to 1st Sergeant R. Wm. Kavanau, U.S. Army.
MACPHERSON: On June 4th, 1942, to Faith, wife of Campbell MacPherson, a son.
TILLEY — Yesterday morning at the Grace Hospital, Phoebe Tilley, leaving to mourn two sisters, Mrs. W. Halfyard and Mrs. E.R. Barnes. Funeral today Friday at 2.30 p.m. by motor hearse, from the residence of her sister Mrs. W. Halfyard, 58 Pennywell Road.
JUNE 6TH 1942
BANIKHIN. Lawrence, Sergeant No. 798051 R.A.F. Missing as the result of air operations. Next of kin father, Mr. Frank Banikhin, “Torrington” Waterford Bridge Road, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
BRETT, John, Sergeant No. 798053 R.A.F. Killed as the result of air operations on 30th May 1942. Next of kin father, Mr. Charles Brett, Joe Batts Arm, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland.
BAIRD, David Monroe, Sergeant Can/R 76305 R.C.A.F. Missing as the result of air operation. Next of kin mother, Mrs. Emma W. Baird, 24 Monkstown Road, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
PARSONS, Douglas, Sergeant No. 798541 R. A. F. Seriously wounded as the result of air operations on June 2nd, 1942. Admitted Minister Hospital, Sheerness, England. Next of kin father, Mr. James Parsons, 16 McDougall Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
FAULK, Frederick Harold, Sergeant No. 798559 R.A.F. Missing as the result of air operations. Next of kin mother, Mrs. Fannie Faulk, 55 Southside East, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
ANDERSON, Alastair MacDonald, Sergeant No. 798500 R.A.F. Missing as the result of air operations on June 2nd, 1942. Next of kin brother, Rev. W. A. Anderson, Belleoram, Newfoundland.
HARBOUR GRACE NOTES
HARBOUR GRACE, June 3 — On Sunday morning May 24th, Empire Day, the Guides under the leadership of District Commissioner Mrs. John T. McRae, Ranger Capt. Miss Mary Davis, and Brownies Capt., Miss Ada Trapp, attended service at the United Church. The weather being fine, there was a large attendance and all looked very attractive in their neat uniforms. Rev. G.L. Morgan, B.A., B.D. conducted the service which was a very impressive one, and preached a splendid sermon, taking as his theme, “The Compulsions and Choices of Life”, in which he pointed out that there are some things in life which we must accept, other things which we are free to chose, and often our choice determines our happiness and the happiness of others. We should choose the better ways of life but they are not always the “easy ways” or “the short cuts”; often they demand courage and faith, and determination. To everyone, there openeth a highway, and a way his life may be lived. During the service, Miss Louise Jacobs sang very effectively the solo “My Own Dear land”. The favourite children’s hymn “Father in Heaven Who Lovest All” was heartily sung by the congregation near the close of the service.
SCAMMELL — SHEPPARD: A very pretty but quiet wedding took place at St. Peter’s Church, Hr. Grace South, on Wednesday, June 3rd, at 3 o’clock, when Miss Joyce Scammell, R.N. recently Supervisor of Nurses, Avalon Health Unit, was united in marriage to Mr. Stewart L. Sheppard, Business Manager of Post Exchange, Fort Pepperrell.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. H.F.D. Kirby, Rector of St. Paul’s Church, Hr. Grace. Miss May Chafe presided at the organ.
The bride wore a lovely gown of powder blue crepe, with matching hat and accessories, and was given in marriage by Mr. R. Proudfoot, Superintendent D.I.S. Co., Bell Island, and brother-in-law of the groom. The bride’s attendant was Mrs. E.L. Oke, sister of the groom, who was attired in rose crepe with picture hat of navy straw. The groom was supported by Mr. E.L. Oke.
After the ceremony, the bridal party motored to Benville Tea Rooms, Brigus, where a reception was held, and the customary toasts duly honoured. The bride and groom then left for Holyrood, where they will spend a few days before returning to St. John’s to take up residence. Their many friends extend best wishes for their future happiness.
On Saturday evening, Miss Scammell R.N., was given a pleasant surprise when some friends met at the home of Mrs. A.J. Garland and showered her with miscellaneous gifts. Games and music were enjoyed by all and a dainty supper served. The singing of Auld Lang Syne brought a pleasant evening to a close. Miss Scammell carries with her the good wishes of many friends, made while in Hr. Grace.
On Thursday evening, June 2nd, the members of St. Catherine’s Girls’ Guild held a social in honour of two of their members, Miss May Chafe, whose marriage to Mr. Leander Davis, of the Airport takes place in the near future, and Miss Gladys Carew, who is leaving here in June. Both are on the Teaching Staff of the High School.
During the evening, Mrs. H. Kirby, President of the Guild, on behalf of the Officers and members, in appreciation of Miss Chafe’s good and faithful work on behalf of the Guild, presented her with a valuable gift, and to Miss Carew a splendid gift. Both these ladies were taken by surprise, but expressed their thanks in suitable replies.
Congratulations are being extended to Mr. and Mrs. Harold T. Parmiter, on the birth of a daughter on May 25th. Congratulation are also extended to Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Webber on the birth of a daughter on May 29th. Congratulation to Mr. and Mrs. James Garland, Jr., Cocharne St., on the birth of a daughter recently.
Mrs. William Ballamy, of Bay Roberts, was in town recently.
Miss Ruth Tapp went to Argentia last week.
Mr. E. D. Freeman, our popular Druggist; spent a holiday in the city recently.
Mrs. George Gosse of St. John’s, arrived on a visit to her brother, Mr. John E. Noel, of South Side, who is very ill.
Mr. S. Grant left recently for Battle Harbor, where he will spend the summer.
Mr. Eugene Noel, City, was in town on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs Harrington, from Buchans, arrived this week on a short holiday to Mrs. Harrington’s parent, Mrs Duff, of Cathedral St.
Miss Noel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Noel, South Side, who is studying Pharmacy at Grand Falls, was in town recently, relieving Mr. E.D. Freeman.
GOODRIDGE — At “Sunnyside” Rennies Mill Road, June 5th, Thomas Brown Goodridge. Funeral by motor hearse at 2.30 p.m. Sunday.(no flowers by request)
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The Naval Rating who was arrested last week, charged with assaulting Taximan Thomas Peddigrew, was again before Court yesterday when he was remanded again, in charge of the Naval Authorities. Mr. J.B. McEvoy, appeared for the accused, and intimated that it was likely that counter proceedings would be taken against Peddigrew, who it is alleged, was the aggressor in the melee.
The Twillingate Sun stated that Captains Saul and John White are fitting out for the fishing at Belle Isle as usual, and hope to get away shortly.
The preliminary enquiry into the charge of manslaughter preferred against Cyril Wall, opened yesterday before Magistrate O’Neill, and will be continued this afternoon. Mr. G.H. Puddester is appearing for the Crown, and Mr. J D. Higgins for the accused.
A sperm whale was landed recently at Leading Tickles by two men. A quantity of oil was taken out—Twillingate Sun.
The Twillingate Sun states that a good sign of codfish is reported from Change Islands. Last week on one day, one trap secured five qtls, and another 7 qtls.
Some fresh codfish was on sale in the coves yesterday, but the supply was not equal to the demand for it. Prices were higher than usual but that did not stop the sales. Salmon was also fairly plentiful and the prices asked were from 15 to 20 cents per pound. People living in the East End of the city are complaining that it is impossible for them to secure fish, without having to travel as far West as Steer’s Cove. They would appreciate it if some of the vendors would use the markets at the King’s Wharf.
A motorist who was before Court yesterday charged with being drunk in charge of a motor car, had his licence suspended for three months. He was arrested early yesterday morning on the Southside. He claimed that he was not under the influence of liquor, but that his condition was due to long hours of work and exhaustion. No fine was imposed.
The preliminary enquiry into the charge of manslaughter preferred against Lloyd Penny, arising out of the death of the late Michael Hynes on May 17th, will be held at Bell Island. The enquiry will begin on the 15th June.
JUNE 7TH 1942
MURDER TRIAL BEGINS TODAY
The trial of Francis Martin, a Soldier in the Canadian Army, charged with the murder of Edward Arnold, another Soldier in the same army, begins this morning at the Supreme Court. A special jury has been summoned. There are several witness to be heard in the case.
KELLEHER — HARRIS: At Wesley United Church on Saturday last, at 7 o’clock in the evening, a very pretty wedding took place when Margaret M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Harris of New Melbourne, T.B., was united in marriage with Mr. Harry M. Kelleher of New York, the ceremony being performed by Rev. W.B. Perry, Minister of Wesley Church. The rostrum was beautifully decorated with gladioli.
The bride, who was given in marriage by Mr. Crimp, wore a frock of powder blue chiffon, with chiffon overlace and shoulder length veil, and silver shoes, and carried a bouquet of snapdragon, sweet pea and maidenhair fern. Mrs. Brooking, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and wore a gown of rose taffeta, with shoulder length veil, and carried a bouquet of sweet peas and maiden hair fern. Mr. L. Cook supported the groom. Mr. Evans Whiteway was at the console of the organ, and played a wedding march, as the bride and her attendants walked up the aisle. Whilst the register was being signed, Mr. T. Nelson sang “Beloved ‘tis morn.”
After the ceremony, a reception was held at the Old Colony Club, which was attended by some fifty guests, when the usual toasts were duly honoured. The Bride and groom left by the express yesterday for Corner Brook, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride’s going away costume was an ensemble of powder blue with matching accessories.
TIMOTHY J. AYLWARD: The many friends and acquaintances of “Tim” Aylward, as he was familiarly known to them, was shocked yesterday morning when they heard the sad news that he had died in his pew in the Cathedral, where he had gone to attend ten o’clock Mass. He had not been well in health the past two years, but still he kept pursuing the life-long tenor of his way, and if he failed in some of his duties for the want of strength and activity, the one that he never failed in was his attendance at Mass on Sundays, and also on week days when the weather permitted. This is the chief standard of what is recognized as a “practical Catholic” and he climaxed it, by the coincidence that he died in his seat in Church, in presence of the Blessed Sacrament, where he had gone to attend two Masses, and had spent so many leisure-hours, since he retired from business seven years ago through ill-health.
After his father William Aylward, the well known Tailor died, Mr. Tim succeeded his as Manager of the business which he successfully carried on up to the time of his retirement. He was liked by all who knew him, owing to his gentle and affable manner, and always seemed to receive keen pleasure in doing kind acts for his friends and acquaintances. Of a quiet disposition, he was one of those who made hosts of friends and no enemies. He did many acts of kindness and charity to those whose needs came within his knowledge, and will we know, receive the reward of those whom our Lord spoke of, as not letting their left hand know what their right hand gave.
He leaves to mourn their loss, three brothers, M.F. Aylward and W.P. at home, John residing in Pittsburgh, U.S.A., and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Delaney, Mrs. T.J. Power, and Miss Addie at home. To them the writer extends sincere condolence and joins in the old prayer, “Requiem aeternan dona ei Dominie et ens perpetua euceat ei.”
AYLWARD — Passed peacefully away yesterday, Sunday, whilst attending 10 o’clock Mass at the Cathedral, Timothy J. Alyward, leaving to mourn their sad loss, three sisters, Mrs. Charles Delaney, Mrs. T.J. Power and Miss Addie at home, also three brothers, J.J. residing at Pittsburgh, M.F. and W.P. at home. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, from his late residence, Robinson’s Hill. R. I. P.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
Some time ago the City Council reported to the Board of Works, that Syme’s Bridge was in bad condition and a danger to traffic. Nothing has been done to remedy matters since. Now all the boards are loose and some of them broken, and vehicles passing over the bridge are taking chances.
ELLISTON — Much activity is in evidence in preparing the land for the season’s seeding. Some people have all their seeds in the ground, whilst others who are probably not exponents of early sowing, have not yet made a beginning. There are no indications of a seed shortage, as we understand the local supply is greater than the demand, and some parties have quantities of seed and table potatoes still unsold. — Fishermen’s Advocate.
A number of cases of minor breaches of the Traffic Regulations were on the docket at the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday. Small fines were imposed in four cases.
A resident of New Gower Street was before Court on Saturday, charged with a breach of the blackout regulations; a fine of $1.00 was imposed.
The Elliston Correspondent of the Fishermen’s Advocate states; “So far, there is little activity in connection with the coming season’s fishery, and indications are that its prosecution will be on the smallest scale recorded for this settlement. We are unable to see at present, where more than five trap crews will be operating, with hand liners of limited proportions.”
A man who was before the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, charged with breaking five panes of glass in Harvey’s Bakery, was remanded.
A Taximan was before the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, charged with speeding in the city. He was fined $15.00.
JUNE 9TH 1942
2 NEWFOUNDLAND AIRMEN ARE PROMOTED
OTTAWA - June 8th - Two Newfoundlanders are included in an R.C.A.F. list of Airmen serving in Canada and overseas, who have been Commissioned as Pilot Officers for meritorious service and unusual qualities of leadership. The two Newfoundlanders are; Flight Sergeant David Gordon Morris of St. John’s, now serving overseas, and W.O 2 Lamont March Parsons of Harbor Grace, who is serving in Canada, both Newfoundlanders Airmen are Pilots.
Yesterday morning, shortly after 7 o’clock, Thomas Pendergast aged 57 years, whilst working in the sand hill at Fort Pepperrell, was seized with a heart attack and died a few minutes after he had entered the Hospital at the Fort. The Police were notified and Dr. Reardon certified death from natural causes.
MURDER TRIAL OPENS IN SUPREME COURT
Fifteen Witnesses Give Evidence In trial of Private Francis Martin of the Canadian Army.
The trial of Francis Martin, Canadian Soldier, on a charge of murder in connection with the death of Pte. Ernest Edward Arnold, began in the Supreme Court at 10 a.m. yesterday, before His Lordship the Chief Justice and a special Jury.
The Attorney General, Hon. L.E. Emerson, and Mr. Carter, K.C., appeared for the Crown. Mr. James Higgins represented the accused. Fifteen witnesses were heard yesterday, and when adjournment was taken, the Attorney General informed the Court that the only evidence left, was that of the Medical Officer and Mr. Conroy. It is expected the trial will conclude this evening.
Arnold died as a result of injuries received during a fight in the South Wing of No.2 Barracks, Lester’s Field, early in the afternoon of May 15th 1942. It is alleged that Martin started a fight with Arnold over money, following a game of dice, during which drinking was going on. After a short fistic encounter Martin and Arnold were separated. An interval of about 15 minutes elapsed when the accused renewed the fight. Arnold was knocked down and kicked, and died of injuries received.
The following are the special Jury: — Campbell Goobie, Charles Moore, Philip Bradbury, Anthony Evans, Thomas S. Walsh, Nicholas McDonald, Joseph O’Keefe, Emanuel Johnson, Peter Halleran, Harry Renouf, Albert Goosney, Wallace Clarke.
The case for the Crown was outlined by Mr. Carter, who called Constable Eric St. George as the first of 18 witnesses, which the Crown proposed to call.
Constable St. George stated that on May 18th he made a plan of No. 2 Barracks showing the two wings, North and South, with rows of cots, the lecture room, washroom and entrance. From the Barracks to the Army Aid Post the distance is about 200 yards.
Constable Harold J March, examined by Mr. Carter, said that on May 19th he took a number of photographs at Lester’s Field of the entrance to No. 2 Barracks and a number of interior views of both wings.
Pte. Michael Campbell, examined by the Attorney General, said he slept in the North Wing of No. 2 barracks. On May 15, he saw the accused Martin at breakfast, and later saw him in the kitchen. Martin was going downtown to get some liquor and he gave him one dollar. When Martin returned with two bottles of $1.70 rum, witness said he had three drinks with Martin and Pts. Cummings. Both Martin and Cummings got pretty well drunk. This was between 10.30 and 11.30 a.m. About lunch hour, he saw Marin in the Mess Hall. Witness did not remember seeing Arnold. After lunch he went to No. 2 Barracks South Wing, and met Pte. Martin. He had been shooting crap and was broke. Martin asked for money and the witness borrowed $2.00 and gave it to him. They then went to the lecture room. Arnold, who had been drinking, was there with several others. These had a bet and Arnold won. Then Martin told Arnold that he would roll him for a dollar he owed. An argument started and they came to grips when Martin said, “You are a cheap skate.” They fell to the floor, there were no blows struck, but he saw the neck of a bottle in Martin’s hand. After they got up Arnold had a cut hand and he went to the Medical Quarters. Martin was pretty mad and the witness brought him out of the Lecture Hall to his sleeping quarters. As they were going there, Martin said he intended to fight Arnold again. Martin went to his kit bag, took out a knife (Army Service), opened it and was putting it inside his tunic, when the witness and Pte, Rankin took it from him. Martin did not resent the knife being taken from him, but he was mad. After a time, Arnold came in through the door of the sleeping quarters with his hand bandaged. Martin said, “There he is coming now.” Martin walked around the corner of the bed and hit Arnold on the nose, knocking him down. After Arnold fell, it appeared as if he tried to get up, and Martin kicked him around the body. Ptes. Dumber, Arding, and Borlsuck were there. After Arnold had been kicked four or five times, witness took Martin away, but he broke clear, caught Arnold by the hair of the head, gave him a couple of kicks in the chest and told him he was yellow. The accused had on his regular Army boots when he kicked Arnold. From the time he was first hit until the end of the fight, when it was realized that Arnold was dead, witness did not hear him say anything. Witness said he realized that Arnold had been seriously injured, and called for the Medical Officer. He helped bathe Arnold’s face and also tried to revive him, whilst waiting for the Doctor. Martin was lying on his bed all the while, and remained there until the Sergt. Major put him under arrest. Witness thought that 10 to 15 minutes elapsed between the first and second encounter.
Cross-examined by Mr. Higgins – Witness said May 15th was the day after payday. The accused brought back liquor for others, including Arnold. When he saw Martin after lunch, he appeared to be in a more drunken state than when he saw him at 11.30. Arnold won all the money in the dice game and Martin lost all his. Both were using bad language at the start of the fight. Witness knew the accused ever since they joined the Army. When Martin took liquor he usually went haywire. Martin was mad when they took the knife away from him. He did not hear the accused make any threat to use the knife. Witness did not think Martin realized how serious the condition of Arnold was.
Re-examined by the Attorney General, witness said that what he meant by going “haywire” was that the accused wanted his own way and acted kind of crazy. He could not recall any specific instances.
Pte Watts examined by Mr. Carter said he knew Pte. Arnold. On or about the 14th of April he received from Martin the loan of two dollars. On the 17th of April, Pte. Martin told him he was to pay the $2.00 to Arnold. Witness went to an outport and missed paying Arnold. On the 14th of May he gave Arnold $1.00 and told him he would give him the other $1.00 on the following morning. On the 15th he got a dollar and looked for Arnold to pay him but could not find him.
Pte Philip Borisuk, examined by Mr. Carter, said his sleeping quarters are in the North Wing of No. 2 Barracks. Martin slept in the South Wing and Arnold slept in the North Wing. On May 15th the witness, was put on Orderly duty. He saw Martin at dinner at about quarter to twelve. He appeared all right then, after dinner witness went to the Lecture Room in the North Wing. The men were playing dice. He with Martin, Arnold, and several others, took part in the game. Arnold was drunk. Whilst playing, Arnold took a flask out of his tunic and had a drink. Arnold lost whilst playing with Martin, and an argument started and dirty language was used by both. Arnold took the flask out of his tunic and hit it on the table. Martin saw him, and grabbed a soda bottle from the window and broke the flask in Arnold’s hand. Then they grappled and fell on the floor with Martin on top. They were there about 10 minutes when Pte. Campbell came in and took Martin away.
At this point in the examination of Pte. Borisuck, Court rose for recess, to resume at 2.30 p.m.
When the Court resumed, Pte Philip Borisuck was still under examination by Hon. Mr.. Emerson, K.C He joined the Regiment in July 1940. He knew Martin and Arnold only since he joined the Regiment. He saw Martin and Arnold start fighting, and Arnold went to see the M.O. Arnold said it is no use to be fighting, and Martin said he did not know what he was doing. Witness thought he said he was drunk. Martin did not look bad at the time. Both of the men went to the washroom. Witness then went to the South room and after a few minutes Martin came. Martin said after a few minutes, “He is coming.” Campbell said, “Don’t start to fight.” Martin then had a bandage on his hand. Arnold put out his hand and said, “Shake hands and forget everything,” but Martin hit him with the left hand and Arnold fell to the floor. Martin said to Arnold, “Come on and get up.” but Arnold did not get up, and Martin kicked him somewhere in the body and also in the face. Campbell then interfered, and took Martin away. The witnesses’ bed is 6 or 8 feet from Martins’. They were at their beds and Martin said to witness, “Is he Dead?” and the witness said, “The Doctor is working on him.” It would be about 15 minutes between the first and second scuffle.
NO SIGN LIQUOR
Cross-examined by Mr. Higgins; There were no signs of liquor on Martin. There was nothing about Arnold to suggest that Arnold had any more than the one drink he saw him take. In the dice game, Arnold got mixed up in the money. Martin won a dollar but did not get it. Arnold said to Martin; “You took my money off the table.” and Martin said he saw no money on the table. Then they started calling one another dirty names. Arnold took a flask out of his pocket and attempted to hit Martin. The flask got broken, but Arnold still attempted to hit with the broken flask. Martin had no bottle neck in his hand when they were on the floor. Pte. Campbell separated the men. When Campbell and Martin went in the washroom, Campbell asked them what they started to fight for, and Martin said he did not know what he was doing; he thought he was drunk. He was certain that Arnold said, “Shake hands and forget everything.” Martin made no reply to that, but as Arnold put out his hand, Martin struck him. Martin told Arnold to get up, but Arnold made no reply. Witness said he had nothing to drink that day. Martin never went back again after he had kicked Arnold. In opinion of witness both men appeared to be sober.
GOT HAND CUT
Pte. Elmer Robbins Sworn, examined by Hon. Mr. Emerson K.C. He had been in the Army for two years. He saw Pte. Frank Martin several times on May 20th. He saw him about 11 o’clock in the morning. He would say Martin had been drinking but was not drunk. He saw Martin again about 12.30 and saw him in the Lecture Room. Others were there including Arnold. He would again say both men were drinking but were not drunk. A game was on but there was no serious trouble until just before the game was over. The argument started about money and Martin told Arnold to shut up or he would throw him out. Arnold told him to try it. They ran around for a bit and they clinched and fell on the floor with Martin on top. When Arnold rolled Martin over, Martin had hold of the neck of a bottle. He did not use the bottle. Some of the broken glass was on the floor. Arnold got his hand cut and witness thought he got it cut from the glass that was on the floor. When the witness left the lecture room to go to his own bunk, he left Martin and Campbell there. Witness lay down on his bunk and the next thing he heard, was that Arnold was lying on the floor. He went to where Arnold was lying and said, “That fellow is dead.” He had seen quite a few dead people and knew by the look of him. He saw Martin going down and heard him say, “That — wanted to shake hands with me.” He would say that between the time he saw the squabble first, and the time Arnold was lying on the floor, would be between 15 to 20 minutes. Witness knew both men for some time, and knew them well enough to know by then, if they had been drinking heavily.
Cross-examined by Mr. Higgins; both Martin and Arnold were drinking in the Lecture Room. He did not know out of whose bottle Martin was drinking. He did not see Arnold with a flask in his hand. He saw him with one from which he had taken a drink before that. The bottle was not used in the fight by either of the men. There was blood on both of them, but he did not know where it came from. It may have been from the cut on Arnold’s hand. When Martin made the remark about Arnold wanting to shake hands, there were several around. At the time Campbell was helping Arnold. Both of the men were angry and excited after the squabble. When he saw Martin going down the hut he appeared to be still angry.
WANTED TO FIGHT FAIR
Pte. Alexander Rankin, sworn, examined by Hon. Mr. Emerson, K.C. On Friday, May 15th he saw Pte. Frank Martin. His bed is alongside of that of the witness. Witness was in bed after 8 hours fatigue duty. Martin was fussing around his own bed. He saw Martin again about 12:30. Martin was with Pte Campbell then. Witness was then sitting on his bed. Campbell appeared to be then trying to pacify Martin, who was saying he was going to get Arnold and was going to fight him. Martin spoke as if he had been drinking but witness would not say he was drunk. Martin went to his kit bag, got his service knife, opened the blade and shoved it inside his shirt. They managed to calm Martin down and finally did, when he handed over the knife, and witness hid it under his kit bag. Martin still wanted to fight Arnold but he said he wanted to fight him fair. Witness then went out and was gone for some time, and when he came back through the door, Pte. Campbell asked him if he knew anything about First Aid. He saw Arnold with blood around his nostrils, and washed him. He felt for his pulse but there was none. As he glanced up, he saw Martin. He did not hear him say anything.
Cross-examined by Mr. Higgins; When he first saw Martin he did not know if he had been drinking. He next saw Martin about 12.30. Martin looked then as if he had been drinking. You could smell liquor off him and he had a cut on his nose. Witness heard Martin say he was going to get his knife and use it on Arnold. He made no resistance when the knife was taken from him, and was not very serious about using it. When witness was attending Arnold, Martin came in, but made no remark.
Pte. Robert Arding sworn, examined by Hon. Mr. Emerson K.C. He had been in the Army not quite 2 years. He first saw Pte. Frank Martin about 12:15 on May 15th in the Mess Room. He had loaned Martin a knife, fork, and spoon for breakfast, and went to speak to him about not returning them. Martin appeared to be alright then. He was on the other side of the Barracks, waiting for Pte. Dunbar to finish with the iron so he could press his clothes, when he heard a thump on the floor, and turning, he saw Arnold on the floor and Martin kicking him. Pte Campbell took Martin away but Martin went to Arnold a second time, took him by the hair of the head, lifted him up and hit him saying, “I’ll kill you Speck. You asked for it.” Martin then kicked Arnold again. Martin then went to his bed and Campbell looked at Arnold. Then, Pte. Rankin came in and started to wash Arnold. At that time Martin went to Campbell and said; “Come on, leave him.” Campbell told Martin to get out.
Cross examined by Mr. Higgins; Witness said he was standing about 6 feet away and the first he heard was the thud. He made no attempt to interfere because Dunbar was between him and the men, working at the table. Campbell was there at all times. He did not hear Martin say to Arnold, “Get up you’re yellow.” Martin went and lay down on his bed, but came back when Campbell and Rankin were working on Arnold. Rankin was closer to Arnold and Martin than witness was.
IN A RAGE
Pte. Chas Dunbar, sworn, examined by Mr. Carter, K.C. About 1.45 p.m. on May 15th he was pressing his uniform. Pte. Arding was there at the time. Ptes Campbell and Martin were there also. He heard the door opening and when he looked he saw Pte. Arnold, coming in through, and proceeding down the centre of the room. He appeared to be alright. At that time, Pte. Martin came from the washroom. Martin said something but witness was not paying attention and did not know what was said. He saw Martin rush from the corner of the bed, and hit Arnold with his left hand. Arnold fell on his back and Arnold did not rise again. Witness turned to Arding and asked him if he had seen that. Martin kicked Arnold and then Campbell went between them, and was wiping blood off Arnold, and asked witness for his towel. Martin then went to Arnold again and kicked him. He did not know who many times he kicked him. Martin then disappeared from the scene. Witness went in the washroom to see if he could see Martin, and then went outside to the Sergeant’s Quarters and reported it. A Sergeant came back with the witness, and sent two men to Martin, who placed him under close arrest. He heard Martin say he was going to get Arnold; that was before Arnold came in. Martin appeared to be in a rage, though he was not drunk. Arnold appeared to be drinking too.
Cross-examined by Mr. Higgins; When he saw Martin first, he appeared to be looking for someone, but witness did not know who, at that time. When he first paid any attention to Martin, he was coming through the washroom door. He saw Arnold before he saw Martin. It was not an unusual thing to see anybody with a few drinks in, the day after pay day. You could see by Martin that he had a few drinks. A fellow would not have to take many drinks to show. He did not see Arnold put out his hand to Martin to shake hands. Witness is a member of the Military Police. He did not interfere because he had not time. It would be two or three minutes between the two attacks. He did not hear Martin say anything. Arding was hurrying him with the iron, and may have heard things that witness did not hear. He was watching what was going on, but there was so much talk going on that witness did not know what was being said. He would say that Martin did not say anything to Arnold.
Constable Eric St. George, recalled, stated that since he had been in Court before, he had visited the Barracks to check up on some measurements. When he made the plan he did so thinking the cots were close to the wall, but since found, they were about 18 inches from the wall, which would lessen the space in the centre.
Pte. Robert Berbery Greenopt. He had been in the army a little more than a year and a half. He is an Ambulance Orderly in the R.A.P. Before he joined the Army he was a group leader in General Motors. Approximately at 1.30 on May 15th, Pte. Arnold went to the R.A.P. to get a superficial cut dressed. Arnold had been drinking which was noticeable. Arnold’s speech and tone showed he had been drinking. He said he had been fighting with Martin but that Campbell had interfered. He was going back again, he would put him in condition where he would need a stretcher. After his wound was dressed Arnold left. About ten minutes later, a Private ran down and said a man was unconscious. The Sergeant told two men to go up, and witness went for the Medical Officer. When he went to the room he saw Arnold. The M.O. started to use artificial respiration and witness went for the Ambulance. He did not see Martin at all.
Cross-examined by Mr. Higgins; You would know by the conduct and speech of Arnold that he had been drinking. You could also smell it off his breath. Arnold did not appear to be worried about going back again. He said if Martin started a row he would send him down on a stretcher.
Sergt. William Soorley sworn, examined by Hon. Mr. Emerson; He has been in the Army since July 1940, and is Sergeant in charge of R.A.P. He has been in R.A.P. work for about 7 years. On Friday, May 15th, he did not see Pte. Martin. He saw Pte. Arnold on that day. He was paraded to the R.A.P. to have his hand dressed. When Arnold came to witness, it could be seen that he had been drinking but he was not drunk. Arnold was talking about a fight he had been in, and said he was going back, and that they should get everything ready, as the man would be coming to them on a stretcher. He heard lots of things like that and paid little attention to them. Shortly after that, a runner came down and said a man had been killed. Witness went to the Sergt. Major and told him he had better look at the man. He went in and saw Pte. Arnold on the floor, with a crowd around. He asked for four men to get a stretcher and went with them, and as he did, he met the Medical Officer with an Orderly. He told the Orderly to go and get an Ambulance, and then went back with the M.O. Artificial respiration was used for 20 or 25 minutes. Other treatment was given but the patient did not respond.
Cross-examined by Mr. Higgins; When he saw Arnold in the R.A.P. he did not pay much attention to what he was saying, as it was the usual babble that is heard. When he was called in, he did not know it was Pte Arnold, and thought it was just another drunk. Quite a few pass out around pay day.
Pte. Thomas Caley sworn, examined by Hon. Mr. Emerson, K.C.; He had been in the Army nearly three years. He was on night duty on the 15th May. He went to bed after coming off, and arose for dinner. He did not see Arnold at dinner. He went to bed again after dinner and was awakened by someone walking down. He saw it was Campbell and Martin. Martin appeared to be excited and said Arnold was wanting to fight. Campbell was trying to act as peacemaker. Witness then dosed off again and was awakened by a noise, and looking up, he heard Campbell say, “He has had enough.” He then heard someone say, “Better go down for the R.A.P.” He though by that time, things were serious, and got up. He then saw Arnold on the floor. Campbell and Martin were there then. He tried Arnold’s heart, pulse, and nostrils, but got no sign of life. He remained till the M.O. came.
Cross-examined by Mr. Higgins. He knew Martin and Arnold well, and could see by Martin that he had a few drinks. The substance of the conversation was that Arnold wanted to fight somebody, and Martin was willing to fight. There was blood on Martin’s nose. Witness did not see what actually happened.
PUT GUARD ON HUT
Sergt. William Henry Gow, sworn, examined by Mr. Carter K.C. He was doing Orderly duty on Friday, May 15th. He saw Pte. Arnold, about 1:20 on that day. He did not see Pte. Martin. He saw Arnold coming from the direction of the R.A.P. Witness saw Arnold’s hand was injured and started to ask him what had happened. He could see Arnold had been drinking because at another time he would not stop to talk. Arnold said he had been fighting with Martin and had cut his hand. He said he was going back to the hut to fight with a fellow named Campbell. Witness did not pay much attention to what was being said, as it was quite ordinary conversation. Later he got to thinking about what was said, and as he was on Orderly Duty and these fellows belong to his Company, he though he had better see what was going on. He went to the Sergeants’ Mess first. He met the Quartermaster there who said there might be trouble. He could see then from the way the few fellows were standing around, that something was happening, so he went right along. When he got there he saw Rankin washing Arnold. He though, after looking at Arnold, that it was pretty serious, and he personally went to the R.A.P. He then put a Guard around the hut.
Cross-examined by Mr. Higgins; The mere fact that Arnold had stopped to talk, as well as other factors, led witness to think Arnold had been drinking. Arnold seemed to have the idea that when he went back, he would have to fight Martin’s friends. Witness did not see Martin at all.
C. I .D EVIDENCE
Sergt. Leo Roche sworn; examined by Hon. Mr. Emerson, K.C., He is a Sergeant in the C.I.D. At 3:30 on May 15th he was called to Lester Field and was taken to No.2 Barracks. When he arrived there, District Inspector Whelan was there with some Soldiers. A Soldier was lying on a blanket. This was unwrapped, and the man lying down was identified as Pvt. William Arnold. An investigation was started immediately and the body was removed to the Morgue. Later that day, the accused was arrested from the Military Camp and placed under arrest on a charge of murder, and was cautioned in the usual manner by the District Inspector. It took him 2 mins and 20 secs to walk from the Regimental Air Post to the Lecture Room in Barracks No.2
District Inspector Edward Whalen, sworn, examined by Mr. Carter K.C., On may 15th he received a message to go to Lester’s Field at 19 minutes to 3. Const Williams was with him. He was met by Sergt. Major Goodman, and as he walked through the corridor, he saw the body of a Soldier on the floor. The right hand of the man had a bandage on. He asked Sergt. Major Goodman why the body was on the face, and was told artificial respiration had been used. At 5.30 on the same afternoon, he proceeded to the Barracks again, and arrested Pte. Martin, who was cautioned and made no statement. Witness was at the Morgue until after the post mortem examination.He assisted in undressing the man. The next morning with Sergt. Roche, he went to the Penitentiary and got the boots that Martin was wearing. They went to the Barracks and walked certain distances, which were timed. The distance between the R.A.P. and where he saw the body, was about 200 yards. Witnesswalked it in 2 mins. 17 seconds.
At this stage adjournment was taken until 10 o’clock this morning.
INGRAM — CHURCHILL: On Saturday, June 6th, at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Topsail, Marjorie, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Maxwell Churchill, to Sergt. Earl Ingram, son of Mrs. Lena Ingram, North Carolina, U.S.A.
HURLEY — McCARTHY: At St. Patrick’s Church, Saturday, June 6th, by Rt. Rev. Monsignor Flynn, Elizabeth (Betty), eldest daughter of Margaret and Thomas McCarthy of Red Island, Placentia Bay, to Jack, youngest son of Catherine and the late John Hurley of this city.
GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Cohen will be at home to their friends today, June 9th in the afternoon and evening, at the residence of Mrs. Harold Knight, Sutherland apartment, Kings Bridge Road.
VAUGHAN — Passed peacefully away at 6 p.m. Monday June 8th, after a lengthy illness, Mary wife of George Vaughan. Leaving, husband, six sons and a large circle of friends to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, 15 Cavell Avenue. R.I. P.
BAILEY — Passed peacefully away at 10.30 p.m. Monday, Alice Gray Bailey, wife of the late George Carson Bailey of Heart’s Content. Left to mourn are two sons, Thomas and James, three daughters, Alice, Rosamund and Elisa, as well as two sisters and three brothers, interment at Heart’s Content Wednesday afternoon.
MADDIGAN — Passed away yesterday morning, Mary, wife of the late Michael Maddigan, leaving two daughter, three sons and a number of grandchildren to mourn their sad loss. Funeral at 2.15 p.m. today from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. T. Walsh, Topsail Road.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
A resident of the Goulds was before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with being drunk in charge of a motor truck. He was arrested at Brennock’s on Saturday. Mr. Gorgon F. Higgins appeared for the accused, and raised the point as to whether Brennock’s could be considered a public right of way. The case will be resumed tomorrow morning when Hon. Judge Browne will rule on the point raised.
A woman was summoned at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for deserting her seven month old child. The case was postponed until this afternoon.
A very successful fishery has been carried out at Crosbie’s herring fishery ever since the opening day in April, and to add to the success, after the late starting of the plant due to waiting for machinery, it was found possible to secure shipping for much of the production quite recently, making space available for additional manufactured oils and fish meal. Another season will see this business in full swing. — Western Star.
The Codroy Valley Correspondent of the Western Star states; “Fine weather is bringing along the seed, oats and potatoes in good order. The grass is growing well, also. However, due to the delay in transportation, many farmers have not yet received their seed, oats and fertilizer. This is a great disappointment and a serious loss to the farmers and our war effort in food production.
JUNE 10TH 1942
CANADIAN SOLDIER CONVICTED
Pte. Francis Martin Found Guilty of Manslaughter
GETS 7 YEARS
The trial of Francis John Martin, Soldier in Canadian Army, charged with the murder of Ernest Edward Arnold, also a Soldier in the Canadian Army, concluded yesterday afternoon, when the special Jury returned a verdict of guilty of manslaughter. The accused was sentenced to seven years in the Penitentiary, by His Lordship Chief Justice, before whom the trial was held.
When proceedings opened yesterday morning, the first witness called was Capt. George W. Lewin, who is a Medical Practitioner and attached to the Canadian Regiment, of which the accused was a member. He told of having been called to the Barracks on May 15th to examine the body of Arnold. He described the condition of the man as he found him. He also was present at the Post Mortem examination, and gave evidence on that.
Constable Noel stated he was at the Post Mortem examination, and he received from Dr. Josephson, a sample of blood from the heart of the deceased, as well as some of the stomach contents. These he took to the Government Analyst. Edward P Conroy, Government Analyst gave evidence on examination of the blood and stomach contents that were delivered to him.
The final witness for the Crown was Dr. J.E. Josephson, Government Pathologist, who performed the Post Mortem examination on the body of Arnold. He described in detail, the injuries which the man had received.
Mr. James Higgins, after briefly addressing the Jury, called the accused to the witness stand. He stated he was 37 years old and was married. His home is in Hamilton, Ontario. He joined the Army in 1940. He stated that on the morning of May 15th Arnold met him in the washroom at nine o’clock and gave him a $5.00 bill to get him a bottle of rum, costing $1.70. Others also gave him money to buy liquor. He drove to the Liquor Store and returned about 10:40. When he returned, the first he met was Arnold and they had a drink each out of Arnold’s bottle. He had a number of drinks from other fellows, for whom he bought liquor, and about lunch time he was feeling pretty good. He was not able to eat and took only a cup of coffee. He went to the Barracks and got into a game of craps and was broke after he had lost $2.00 or $2.50 as well as $3.00 which he had borrowed. He left the room and met Campbell from whom he got $1.50 which he lost on a side bet on Campbell’s throw of the dice. He stated that on the day before payday he was owed $2.00 by Watts, which he arranged with Arnold to collect. He asked Arnold for the money but the latter put him off. He offered to shoot him for it all and they got into an argument. He called Arnold a cheap skate, they clinched and then both fell to the floor. A bottle rolled off the window whilst they were wrestling and broke on the floor, and he grabbed the neck part. He said he did not attempt to use it on Arnold and Arnold did not attempt to hit him with the flask he had. After they were a couple of minutes on the floor, both got up. Arnold went out, and he with Campbell, went to the other side of the room where he got a service knife from his kit bag. He was mad and angry at the time and did not know why he got the knife. Campbell took it from him. He was not scared of Arnold; they were pals and had knocked around a lot together. He stated that when a fight occurred, it is often continued the next day or even on the next payday. After the knife was taken from him, he went to the wash room with Campbell, and was there a short time when Arnold came in with a bandage on his hand. He then went nuts and hit Arnold, and thought he kicked him a coupled of times. When Arnold tried to get up, he grabbed him by the hair and kicked him again. He said that liquor made him blow up. On that day he had drunk not less then three quarts of a bottle of $1.70 rum.
Under cross examination he stated that he believed he had called Arnold a cheap skate when he did not get the money. He did not remember Arnold asking him to shake hands and forget it.
Mr. Higgins began his address to the Jury which lasted half an hour, and he was followed by Hon. Mr. Emerson, K.C., Attorney General, who took about the same time. Recess for lunch was then taken. After lunch, His Lordship the Chief Justice addressed the Jury and pointed out to them what the charge of murder meant. There were certain elements which were necessary, to find a prisoner guilty of murder, and if all of theses were not found to be present, a verdict of manslaughter could be returned.
The Jury retired at three o’clock and returned to Court again at five o’clock. Mr. A.R. Evans was Foreman and announced the decision. Asked if he had anything to say why sentence should not be passed on him, the prisoner made no reply.
CENTENARY OF ARRIVAL OF THE SISTERS OF MERCY IN NFLD.
Were First Religeuse Of Their Order To Set Foot On the Shores Of The New World
Today June 10th marks the centenary of the arrival of the “Sisters of Mercy” in Newfoundland
To them belongs the distinction of being the first Sisters of their Order to set foot on the shore of the New World. At urgent request of the late Rt. Rev. Bishop Fleming, they left the city of Dublin to devote their lives to the service of their fellow men in this Country. The celebrations to commemorate this important event will take place towards the end of June, rather then on the Centenary day itself, so as not to interrupt the work in the Schools.
The ceremonies will be as follows: — On Sunday 28th, Pontifical High Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral at 11 a.m. The pupils of the Mercy Convent will form the choir; Sir Charles Hutton presiding at the organ. A sermon appropriate to the occasion, will be preached, and the evening Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be given. These religious celebrations will close with the singing of the Te Deum, the Mercy pupils again forming the choir.
On Monday 29th His Grace the Archbishop, will celebrate Mass in the Cathedral at 9 a.m for the Mercy pupils of the Island, as also for the ex-pupils, their friends and the friends of the Institute. It is hoped that as many of them who are able to attend, will be present at the Holy Sacrfice of the Mass.
On the evening of that day, the pupils of the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy will stage a pageant in the auditorium of the new Mercy Hall, portraying the leading events in the history of the Order in Newfoundland down to the present day.
All through the years the Sisters have had the whole-hearted support and encouragement of their pupils and friends. Without the formalities of an Association, there has been among the many interested in the various undertakings of the Mercy Order, a unity inspired by the bonds of the affection — a unity which has resulted in the fullest measure of co-operation, and without which the work of the Sisters could not have borne fruit.
At this the close of one century and the opening of another, the Sisters wish to record their deep appreciation of the loyalty and helpfulness that have been accorded them in the years that have gone. For both past and present, their friends and well-wishers, to pray that God may direct all their activities to His greater honour and glory. They appeal to them too, for a continuation of the same spirit of helpfulness and sympathy to enable them to bear the burdens, financial and otherwise, which are incidental to all material progress.
GROUCHY – HICKEY: The marriage took place on Wednesday June 3rd, in the Oratory of the Presentation Convent, by Rt. Rev. Mons. Kitchin V.G., of Marguerite, daughter of Norah and the late T. M. Hickey, to Augustus, son of Mrs. and the late Sgt. M Grouchy.
SAUNDERS — At the Grace Hospital on Wednesday, June 11th to Mr. and Mrs. J Hibbert Saunders, a daughter.
GRAY — On June 9th, Josephine J. Gray, wife of the late W.N. Gray. Funeral from her late residence on Thursday, by motor hearse. No flowers by request.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
A Magisterial enquiry into the cause of death of the man O’Neill, who was found dead on the Portugal Cove Road, opened yesterday afternoon before Magistrate O’Neill.
Fresh codfish was on sale in fairy large quantities in the local markets yesterday. Residents of the East End of the city appreciate the opportunity that was given to them, by the men who sold their fish from the market on the King’s Wharf.
Theresa age six, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Stone, met with severe injuries on Saturday night, when she fell on a paling fence, while playing near the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Steele. She was taken to the Company Surgery and removed next day to her home, where her condition has been more or less serious. — The Bell Islander.
Mrs. Richard Parsons of Bell Island has received her gold ribbon for working one thousand hours for the W.P.A.
An American Soldier was before Court yesterday, charged with being in possession of a bottle of liquor on which there was a defaced label and with obstructing the Police at the Police Station. The hearing was set for Monday next.
JUNE 12TH 1942
NEIL — JOLLIFFE: The wedding of Mr. Arthur Ross Neil of London Ontario, now serving in the Y.M.C.A. War Service, with the Troops in St. John’s, to Miss Doris Pearl Jolliffe of London, took place at Cochrane St. United Church on Wednesday afternoon, June 3rd. The ceremony was performed by Major Parker, Chaplain Canadian Army. The bride was attired in blue ensemble with white accessories. She was attended by her sister, Miss Ada Jolliffe who came especially for the ceremony. The bridesmaid was dressed in mauve with white accessories. The best man was Lieut. Daniel Johnston, of Truro, N.S.
After the ceremony, the wedding party held a reception at the Old Colony Club, where the health of the bride and groom was duly honoured. Their many friends wish them both very good luck and happiness. The bride and groom are residing temporarily at the “Hill O’Chips” St. John’s.
COLLINS — COX: The star spangled banner waved with the pink, white and green of Newfoundland, in the June sunshine on Tuesday last, when a very pretty wedding was solemnized at the R.C. Cathedral by Rt. Rev. Mons. Kitchin, V.G., the contracting parties being Charles Collins of the U.S. Forces and Miss Corella Cox, daughter of Mrs. Samuel Moore and the late James Cox of Knight Street. The bride, who wore a most becoming costume attuned to the month of roses, was attended by Miss Josephine Picco. Joseph Sullivan, a comrade in arms of the groom, acted in the capacity of best man.
A very enjoyable reception was held by the happy couple at the conclusion of the ceremonies, and this wartime wedding, marking another link of unity with our American cousins, was marked with congeniality, cheerfulness and all the pleasant memories which make such social events link fragrantly in the days to come.
GROUGHEY — HICKEY: Those attending at the Oratory of the Presentation Convent at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 3rd, 1942, witnesses an extraordinarily pretty scene, when Rt. Rev Mons, Kitchin, V.G. united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Marguerite, elder daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. Hickey, and Augustine P.J., youngest son of Mrs. and the late Sergt. M Grouchey.
The bride looked most charming in a gown of blue organdie with hat and veil to match, as she was led to the altar by her brother, Thomas P. She carried a bouquet of roses and maidenhair fern. Her sister Miss Pauline, who wore a gown of pink taffeta and carried a bouquet of sweet peas and snapdragons, was her only attendant. The duties of the best man were competently performed by Mr. Thomas J. Doody, a life long friend of the groom.
After the ceremony, the wedding party motored part way around the Bay and then back to Donovan’s, where supper was served under the usual capable management of Mr. John Robinson. The toast to the bride and groom was proposed by the best man and responded to by the groom. The toast to the bridesmaid was proposed by Mr. Michael Keough and responded to by the best man, and the health of the bride’s and groom’s parents by Mr. Alex Moore and responded to by Mr. T.P. Hickey. Dancing was then indulged in, after which the happy couple motored to Holyrood, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride’s going away costume consisted of a grey tweed costume with hat and shoes to match. The groom’s gift to the bride was a gold brooch, and to the bridesmaid and best man, a necklace and gold cuff links, respectively.
LENCH — GARLAND: On Wednesday, June 10th, by Rev., Dean K Burns, M.A. PhD., at Gower Street Manse, St. John’s, Frances Jane, daughter of Mrs. Minnie and the late Herbert Garland, to James Rogerson, son of the late Rev. Charles and Emma Rogerson Lench.
CRANIFORD — Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital, Wednesday, June 10th, Joseph Craniford, aged 79; leaving to mourn his wife, 4 daughter, one in Belgium, one in England and two at home, one son George in Boston, and an adopted son, Reginald serving with the Royal Artillery in England, also one brother. Funeral 3 p.m. today Friday from his late residence, 71 South Side East.
FLANAGAN — Passed peacefully away 1.45 p.m. Wednesday, William Henry Flanagan, aged 76 years, formerly of Brigus; leaving to mourn their sad loss are wife, three daughters, one son, who is serving overseas in the Royal Artillery, also two grandchildren. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. today, Friday, from his residence, 5 Duckworth Street.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The Twillingate Sun states that, “Dove’s had a skiff load of fish from their trap last week. Capt. William Bulgin and other trap operators, are having good hauls of codfish, also salmon are plentiful at some points.”
A youth whose home is in Portugal Cove, was before the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, and was charged with stealing a letter containing $19.00, the property of a business lady on Bell Island. The prosecution was a private one. The evidence was, that the women gave the letter to the Captain of a Steamer, to post in St. John’s. He gave it to the youth at the Cove, who was substituting for the regular Mailman. They youth stated he posted the letter in the regular way, at St. John’s. When the sender of the letter learned that the letter had not been received by the person to whom it was addressed, she took action. The case was dismissed.
The Twillingate Sun states; “Mr. Manuel’s boat was to Change Islands last week. The men Messrs, George Anstey and Joseph Stuckless, reported that some men at Change Islands found a mine which floated ashore. The mine was successfully moored and the matter reported to the Authorities.”
Men belonging South, are leaving the work engaged in the past winter, to re-engage in the fishery. Most of the fishermen are not accustomed to work inland in warm weather. The prosecution of the fishery is not likely to be what it at first appeared to be this year, owing to lack of vessels. — Twillingate Sun.
The magisterial enquiry into the cause of the death of the late Mr. O’Neill, who was found dead on the Portugal Cove Road, continued before Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
A thousand young seal pelts were delivered to Ashbourne’s Twillingate, last week from Seal Cove, White Bay. They were secured during the spring
JUNE 13TH 1942
BOLAND, Alexander Simon, Seaman No. JX277265. Missing presumed killed on war service. Next of kin Mr. Joseph Crocker, Lamaline.
PORTER, Philip Henry, Seaman No JX299571 R.N. Missing presumed killed on war service. Next of kin mother, Mrs. Alice Porter, Burgeo.
WHITE, Llewellyn Oliver, Seaman, No. JX202005 R.N. Missing presumed killed on war service. Next of kin Mother, Mrs. Herbert White, Buchans.
GREEN, William Jacob, Seaman No. LT/JX280007 R.N. (Transferred from Nfld. Overseas Forestry Unit). Missing presumed killed on war service, next of kin, Mother, Mrs. Julia Green, Safe Harbor, Bonavista Bay.
PERRY, Arthur Seaman No. Lt./JX2080518 R.N. (Transferred from Nfld Overseas Forestry on War Service.) Next of kin, Mother, Mrs. Darling Perry, Gooseberry Island, Bonavista Bay.
NFLD SEAMAN REPORTED LOST
Information has been received by the Department of Public Health and Welfare, from the Register of Seamen, Cardiff, to the effect that Ernest Munden, of Grand Bruit, of the Mercantile Marine, is missing and believed drowned. His next of kin have been notified accordingly.
GOLDEN JUBILEE OF WEDDING DAY
Tomorrow, Sunday, June 14th Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mews celebrates the golden anniversary of their wedding. On June 14th, 1892, Mable Woods, daughter of the late Hon. J. B. and Mrs. Woods, was married to Arthur Mews, the ceremony being performed by the late Rev. F. R. Dinfill, Minister of Cochrane St. Church.
On Tuesday of this week Mr. and Mrs. George Cohen celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, being married on June 9th, 1892, Mrs. Cohen was formerly Ada Mews, a sister of Mr. Arthur Mews C.M.G. The ceremony was performed by the late Dr. Cowperthwaite, then Minister of Gower St. Church.
COLLINS – TAAFFE: The marriage of Miss Agnes Collins, daughter of William Collins and the late Mrs. Collins, Corner Brook, to Ronald B. Taaffe, of the office staff of the Corner Brook Garage Company, took place in Holy Redeemer Church here, Wednesday morning, June 3. The ceremony was performed by Reverend C.J. O’Hara C.S. & R., who also celebrated the Nuptial Mass which followed.
The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Gerald Penny, as matron of honour, and J. Gordon Bearns was best man. Miss Mercedes Burke was Organist during the ceremony. Following the ceremony the wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride, Park Street, where the usual toasts were fittingly honoured, while many friends of the bride and bridegroom called to offer congratulations.
Mr. and Mrs Taaffe left here by the afternoon express on a honeymoon trip to St. John’s — Humber Herald.
INGRAM — CHURCHILL: A very pretty wedding took place at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, at Topsail on Saturday, June 6th, at three thirty o’clock, when Marjorie only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Maxwell Churchill was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Earl , son of Mrs, Lena Ingram of North Carolina, U.S.A. The bride was attired in a gown of lovely duchess satin with a floor length veil, and her bouquet was of tailisman roses and maidenhair fern. The bridesmaids, Miss Irma Parsons and Miss Flora Jeans, were charmingly dressed in blue moire taffeta with gold Juliet sequined hats, and carried bouquets of roses and snapdragon. The bride’s mother wore a pretty navy blue redingote costume with silver fox fur. Sergeant Legereans of the United States Army, supported the groom. Miss Mercedes Marshall presided at the Organ and played the bridal chorus as the bride and her attendants walked up the aisle. Whilst the register was being signed the Organist played “Oh perfect love.”
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Woodstock where the usual toasts were honoured. Dancing was then enjoyed by the guests until six p.m. when the happy couple, amidst showers of confetti and the good wishes of their friends, left for Holyrood, where the honeymoon was spent. The bride’s going away costume was a brown sports coat with Kelly green dress and accessories. The young couple received many beautiful presents from their friends who sincerely wish them every joy and happiness.
DRUCILLA SMITH: After a long and tedious illness borne with exemplary patience, there answered the call of the Grim Reaper, Druella Smith nee Coombes, of Bishop’s Cove, in her sixty-second year.
The deceased was the wife of Walter Smith, Master Carpenter of this place, and she leaves to mourn, her husband, four daughters and two sons, Lewis, residing on the old homestead, and Israel now serving in the Newfoundland Artillery somewhere in England.
The funeral took place on Monday, June 1st from St. John’s Church and the cortege was headed by Guard of Honour from the C.E.W.A., and the L.O.B.A., in both of which societies she was an active member.
To the bereaved relatives, the deepest sympathy of the settlement is extended. R.W.S.
The engagement is announced of Audrey Jean, daughter of Mr. Harvey and the late Mrs. Thomas to Edward George, son of Mr. and Mrs Isaac Breen, both of this city.
FLANNERY — Passed peacefully away at 1.30 a.m. Friday at St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital, Mrs. Cecilia Flannary. Funeral from Belvedere Convent to the R.C. Cathedral today at 2.30 p.m.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
The Twillingate Sun states the Mr. Walter Anstey had another Egyptian herring in his salmon net last week. A few years ago he had the first one. It is larger than a herring and the scales are larger that of a salmon.
During the month of May, 2975 days of care were given at the Twillingate Hospital. The average number of patients per day was 86. There were 109 admissions and 91 discharges. Six BIRTHs occurred during the month. — Twillingate Sun.
Kennety Mullett of Wesleyvillle, who was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of indecent assault on a young girl of the Outer Battery, was released on a $250 bond over the holiday and appeared before His honour Judge Browne yesterday morning, and was convicted in the afternoon. He was sentenced to a fine of $50.00 which was paid.
George A Perry, age 21, of Indian Islands, Fogo, appeared before Magistrate Hollett, at Botwood, on Monday last, charged with a breach of regulation 33 of Defence Regulations, dated September 1st 1939 and was convicted and fined $20.00.
JUNE 15TH 1942
MERCER – NOSEWORTHY – On Thursday, June 11th, by Rev. E.C. Knowles, at Cochrane St. Manse, St. John’s, Phyllis Eleanor, daughter of J.S. and Mrs. Noseworthy, to Sergeant Major John, son of Mrs. Clara Mercer, Saint. John, N.B.
BUTT — At Grace Hospital on June 15th. to Grace, wife of A.B. Butt, a daughter.
GOODRIDGE — Passed peacefully away after a short illness at the General Hospital at 10 p.m. Saturday 13th June, George Goodridge in his 59th year. Leaving to mourn his sad loss are, wife, three sons, Ronald serving overseas in the (Nfld. Royal Artillery); Charles and Eric at home and one daughter (Mrs. Melton Pelham) in Boston, U.S.A., also two brothers and three sisters. Funeral from his late residence 155 Craigmiller Avenue, 2,.30 p.m Tuesday, June 16th.
SLATTERY — Passed peacefully away on Saturday, June 13th at 2 p.m. at St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital, Edmund Joseph Slattery, eldest son of Mary Margaret and the late William Slattery, leaving to mourn their sad loss his loving wife, mother, two brothers, Rev. A.P. Slattery, P.P., Mount Carmel, Salmonier, and John L. of this city, two sisters, Sister M Mercedes Agnes, Convent of Mercy, Military Road, and Mrs. Thomas Jones residing at Long Island, New York. Funeral from his late residence 1 Bonaventure Avenue at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. R. I. P.
CITY AND ELSEWHERE
A man before Court on Saturday, charged with causing a disturbance in a Chinese Café and with challenging a Constable to fight, was fined $5.00
A Taximan was before Court on Saturday charged with being under the influence of liquor whilst in charge of a car. He was fined $25.00 and his licence was suspended for six months. The evidence was, that he stalled his car in front of the Curt House on Water Street at 1 o’clock Saturday morning, and when Const. Davis went to investigate, he placed the man under arrest.
Some evidence was taken on Saturday in the assault case of Sergt. Cahill vs. Thomas Peddigrew, Taximan, and Errol Patterson, Naval Rating. The double assault occurred in the West End Taxi Office on May 28th. It is alleged that Patterson was hit on the head with a bottle, and that Peddigrew received a blow, as the result of which he lost the sight of his eye. Mr. S.J. Hawkins appeared for Peddigrew and J.B. McEvoy for Patterson. Some evidence was taken in the charge against Peddigrew, after which adjournment was taken until Wednesday.
JUNE 19TH 1942
CAMPBELL — STIRLING: At the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, St. John’s, on Tuesday, June 16th, by the Rev. Canon A.B.S. Stirling, father of the bride, Phylis Mary Stirling to William Gordon Campbell.
DOWSLEY — On Friday, June 12th, at sea, a son to Mrs. D. Dowsley, (nee Marjorie Manstan)
HUNT — Born June 14th, at St. Claire’s Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. P J Hunt, a son.
O’BRIEN — At St Claire’s Hospital June 13th to Sergt. and Mrs. Arch L O’Brien (Agnes O’Leary) a son.
ESBARY — Passed peacefully away 8.15 p.m. Tuesday, Arthur Esbary in his 76th year. Leaving, wife, two sons and two daughters. Funeral at 3.30 p.m. Thursday from his late residence, 151 South Side.
JUNE 19TH 1942
KENT, Peter Kevin, No. JX315763 Seaman R.N. Missing presumed killed on war service 12th June, 1942. Next of kin Mother, Mrs. John Kent, Bell Island, Conception Bay.
BYRNE, Gerald No. JX315673 Seaman, R.N. Missing presumed killed on war service, 12th June, 1942. Next of kin Mother, Mrs. James Byrne, Bell Island, Conception Bay.
LAHEY, Robert Joseph, No. JX315676 Seaman R.N. Missing presumed killed on war service 12th June, 1942. Next of kin father, Mr. Edward Lahey, Bell Island, Conception Bay.
TUCKER, George St. Clair, No. JX315679 Seaman R.N. Missing presumed killed on war service June 12th, 1942. Next of kin Father James Tucker, Bell Island, Conception Bay.
GEORGE, Kenneth Garfield, No. JX315674 Seaman R.N. Missing presumed killed on war service 12 June 1942. Next of kin father, Mr. Jonathan George, Freshwater, Bell Island.
EARLE, Albert Benjamin No. JX 195237 Seaman R.N. missing presumed killed on war service 12th June, 1942. Next of kin mother Mrs. Fred Earle, 77 Craigmiller Avenue, St. John’s.
Promotions and Appointments
166th Nfld. Field Regiment R.A.
770441 Gunner Conway J.C. appointed A/L/Bdr. wef 23.3.42
970301 A/L/Bdr. Dewling A. Promoted Acting Bombardier wef 23/3/42
970513 A/L/Bdr. March M. Promoted Acting Bombardier wef 28/3/42
970022 A/L/Sgt. Snow A.C. Promoted Acting Sergeant wef 29/3/42
970254 A/L/Sgt. Barter, J.H. Promoted Acting Sergeant wef from March 1942
970041 A/L/Sergt Baggs, E. T. Promoted Acting Sergeant wef March 30 1942
970472 A/L/ Sergt Bartle B. W. Promoted Acting Sergeant wef March 31, 1942
59th Nfld Heavy Regiment R.A.
970996 A/Bdr. Rowe. A. T. Promoted Acting Sergeant wef 12.3.42
970135 Gunner Hunt, E.S. Promoted Acting Bombardier wef 12/2/42
970984 War. Bdr. Underhay, W.D. Appointed Acting Lance Sergeant wef 13/3/42
971188 A/L/Bdr. Clarke, A. promoted Acting Bombardier wef 13/3/42/
COMMITTED TRIAL AT SUPREME COURT
The Preliminary enquiry into the charge of manslaughter against Lloyd Penney, now of Sydney but formerly of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, in connection with the death of Michael Hynes, at Bell Island, concluded yesterday before Magistrate Mulcahy, when the accused was committed for trial at the Supreme Court. The man, it will be remembered, was arrested at Port aux Basques.
The preliminary enquiry opened at Bell Island where most of the evidence was taken before Magistrate Mulcahy. The Magistrate then came on to St. John’s, and yesterday some additional evidence was heard.
Bail was granted in the sum of $10,000. The accused furnished bonds in the sum of 45,000 and two sureties each signed bonds for $2.500 each.
CASE ADJOURNED FOR WANT OF JURY
An unusual situation developed yesterday in the Supreme Court, when the case of Marshall Motors Ltd. vs. E.G.M. Cape & Co., came up for hearing before His Lordship the Chief Justice, and a special jury. When the first nine Jury Men were called to the Jury Box, only four others were present. Four in the box were challenged, and a fifth was named, when it was found that there was no one to take his place. Ordinarily in this situation, a person amongst the bystanders in Court can be called, but yesterday morning there was no spectators, and the case had to be adjourned. The special Jury was discharged, and it was ordered that a new Jury be summoned to attend on June 25th.
COVEYDUCK — PARSONS: The marriage of Gladys May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs A. Parsons, to Graham, son of Mr. and the late Mrs. Joseph Coveyduck, was solemnized on Wednesday, June 17th, at 7 p.m. in St Thomas’s Church; the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Canon A.H. Hewitt.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, entered the Church to the strains of the Wedding March played by Mr. H.W. Stirling, L.R.A.M., and looked charming in a gown of white satin with inserted lace, and full skirt with court train. Her train length veil fell in soft folds from a halo. She carried a bouquet of white and pink carnations, stock and maidenhair fern. The matron of honour was Mrs. Herbert Sparkes, the bride’s sister, who wore a dress of sky blue chiffon and lace, with head dress of flowers and shoulder length veil. The bride’s other attendants were Mrs. James Parsons and Miss Peggy Parsons, who wore dresses of orchid taffeta and over lace, with ribbon flowered hats to match. They each carried a bouquet of sweet peas, snapdragons and maidenhair fern. Little Miss Florence Duffett, niece of the bride, was flower girl, accompanied by her little brother, Harold. The bride’s mother wore a rose coloured redingote with navy accessories; also a corsage of carnations and fern and a silver fox.
During the signing of the Register, Miss Ruby Field beautifully sang, “Ill walk beside you.”
The best man was Mr. Clayton Coveyduck, brother of the groom, and the ushers were Mr. James Parsons, brother of the bride, and Mr. Herbert Sparkes. The Altar was decorated with beautiful cut flowers for the occasion. The gifts to the bridesmaids were identification bracelets, and cuff links to the best man and ushers.
After the ceremony, the wedding party motored to Robinson’s Hostelry, where the reception was held. The table was centered with a four-tiered wedding cake which was beautifully decorated. The toast to the bride and groom was proposed by the Rev. Canon A.H. Hewitt, to which the groom responded. The toast to the bridesmaids was proposed by the groom and responded to by the best man.
The bride and groom were the recipients of many valuable presents, and the best wishes of all their friends for a long and happy wedded life together. Following the reception, the bride and groom left by car, and will spend their honeymoon touring the Avalon Peninsula. The bride’s going away costume was a rose three piece suit and hat, gloves and bag to match.
JOHN McNEILY: After an illness of more than three years, A.J.W. McNeily entered into rest at the Sanatorium last evening. The deceased, who was in his 27th year, was the oldest son of J.A.W.W. McNeily and Margaret E. McNeily, and was educated at Holloway School, Bilton Grange, Rugby Preparatory School, and at Lee School, Cambridge. Returning to St. John’s in 1934, he was articled to his father, and was taken ill immediately before his final law examinations, passing away last evening.
He leaves to mourn beside his father and mother, two brothers; James with the Queen’s Own Rifles somewhere in England, and 2nd Lt. William G. with the 166th Newfoundland field Regiment, Heavy Artillery. The funeral takes place at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, from the residence of his aunt, Mrs. C. W. Tessier, “Germondale” Waterford Bridge Road.
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His Honour Judge Brown, Magistrates O’Neill, and Mulcahy, of Bell Island, were sitting at the same time at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday morning. Judge Browne was in the Main Court Room hearing the usual cases on the docket. Magistrate O’Neill heard traffic cases in the Judge’ Office, and Magistrate Mulcahy was sitting at a preliminary enquiry for manslaughter in the Main Office.
A report to the Department of Natural Resources yesterday, stated that the first salmon for the season were seen in North West River, Trepassey, on Tuesday.
Magistrate O’Neill heard a large number of cases for breaches of the Traffic Act yesterday. A number of cases for breaches of the Blackout Regulations were also before him. Fines were imposed in the majority of cases.
An American Soldier was before Court yesterday, charged with being in possession of a bottle of liquor on which the Board label was defaced. He pleaded not guilty on the grounds of illegal search. Sergt. Tricket stated in evidence, that he saw the accused coming out of a premises that is suspected of selling liquor, and he asked if he had obtained liquor there. The Soldier produced the bottle, and the Sergeant noticed that the label was defaced. The accused then went with the Sergeant to the premises, but was unable to identify the person who sold him the liquor. The Assistant Chief of Police pointed out that in this case, the accused had voluntarily produced the liquor. A fine of $25.00 was imposed. Addressing the Court, the Assistant Chief outlined the difficulties the Police have, in trying to suppress bootlegging, which is greatly on the increase in the city, and particularly amongst Taximen. There were instances of Taximan purchasing three and four hundred dollars worth of liquor in a month. The Police have been detailed to watch such parties, but they are not empowered to demand from persons coming from these places, that they produce for inspection any liquor they may have with them.
The Grand Jury was in attendance at the Supreme Court yesterday, and was addressed by His Lordship the Chief Justice, charging Cyril Wall with manslaughter, arising out of the death of Mrs. Catherine Corbett at Harbor Main on April 25th.
The engagement is announced of Irene Bernice, daughter of Mrs. David J Turner and the late David Turner, of Mosher’s River, to the Rev. Edgar L. Parsons, Rector of the Parish of Ecum Secum, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Parsons of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Wedding to take place in the near future.
DALY — Passed peacefully away Thursday morning, Catherine (relict of the late Lawrence Daly), in her seventy-fifth year, leaving one daughter, Mrs. F.J. Kavanagh. Funeral 2:30 p.m. Saturday, from 194 Gower Street. (No flowers by request).
McNeily — Died at the Sanatorium yesterday, Thursday June 18th, Alexander John Whiteford, aged 26 years, dear son of J.A.W.W. and Margaret E. McNeily. Funeral from “Germondale” the residence of Mrs. Tesssier, Waterford Bridge Road at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday.
CLARKE — Passed peacefully away at 8.30 p.m. yesterday June 18th, after a long illness, Janet, widow of the late John Clarke, leaving to mourn two sons, Thomas and Arthur, one daughter Ada. Funeral notice later.
JUNE 22ND 1942
CORNECT, Gerald Joseph, Seaman JX315691 R.N. missing, presumed killed on war service 12th June, 1942. Next of kin father, Mr. Eugene Cornect, Cape St. George, Newfoundland.
CONNORS, Fergus Benedict, Seaman JX315731, R.N. Missing, presumed killed on war service 12th June 1942, Next of kin, Father, Mr. Walter Connors, Clattice Harbor, Newfoundland.
FITZGERALD, Patrick Alphonsus, Seaman JX315696 R.N. Missing, presumed killed on war service 12th June 1942. Next of kin Father, Mr. Joseph Fitzgerald, Keels, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland.
CLOUTER, Sydney, Able Seaman P/JX218021 R.N. Dangerously ill in Royal Naval Auxiliary Hospital, Colombo, Ceylon, suffering from enteritis. Next of kin mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Clouter, Catalina, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. (Transferred from Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit August 20th 1940.)
BANIKHIN, Lawrence, Sergeant No 798501, R.A.F. Previously reported missing as the result of air operations (June 2, 1942) Now Reported safe and uninjured. Next of kin father, Mr. Frank Banikhin, “Torrington” Waterford Bridge Road, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
CAPT. THOMAS F. SULLIVAN: A cablegram was received yesterday, giving information of the DEATH of Capt. Thomas F. Sullivan, son of the late Inspector General of the Newfoundland Constabulary, who passed away at his home, Bywood, Philadelphia. Captain Sullivan was well known in the nautical and business life of Newfoundland, New York and Philadelphia. During the last world war, he rendered valuable service whilst in command of oil tankers from South America to England. He was Commissioned Officer in the American Navy and served with distinction. He later served as Trial Officer on new ships launched for the American Navy. He later returned from the sea and engaged in Stevedoring, and in a few years established a very successful business. The news of his passing will be learned with regret by a large circle of friends here and in the United States. He is survived by his widow, the former Agnes Kavanagh, three sons, Thomas, Edmund, and Gerard; brothers, Rev. Fr. Sullivan, P.P., Pouch Cove, and John; sisters, Mrs. J Keating, Camden, N.J., and Lillian (Sister Mary Edith,) Clyde, Missouri.
ROSE — MOSDELL: The marriage of Patricia Cavell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mosdell, to Sergt, Mizen Girard, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy A Rose, of Fremon, Nebraska, U.S.A., was solemnized on Wednesday, June 17th, at 3 p.m. in St. Michael’s Church; the ceremony being performed by the Rev. T. Greavett.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, entered the Church to the strains of Lohengin’s Wedding March, played by Mr. Arthur Collingwood, and looked charming in a power blue dress, with head dress of flowers, and shoulder length veil. She carried a bouquet of carnations, roses and maidenhair fern.
The bridesmaid, Miss Frances Euphenia Snow, wore a rose redingote with hat to match, and carried a bouquet of snapdragons and maidenhair fern. The bride’s mother wore a navy print dress with accessories to match, and silver fox, also a corsage of roses and fern.
The best man was Sgt. Don Wilbur Dethefsen, of the United States Armed Forces. The usher was Mr. Harold Pippy, brother-in-law of the bride.
After the ceremony, the wedding party motored to “Woodstock” where the reception was held. The toast to the bride and groom was proposed by the Rev. T. Greavett, to which the groom responded. The toast to the bridesmaid was proposed by the groom, and responded to by the best man, who in return proposed a toast to the parents of the bridegroom, to which the bride’s father replied on behalf of himself, and in the absence of the groom’s parents.
The writer joins with the many friends of the young couple in wishing them many years of happiness together.
HERRING — KING: A very pretty wedding was solemnized in the R.C. Cathedral on Saturday evening, June 20th, 1942, at 8 p.m., when Miss Minnie King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen King (H.M. Examining Stores) city, was united in matrimony to Private Wilbur Herring of the U.S.A. Army, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lucas Herring, of Monpelier Vermont, U.S.A. The ceremony was performed by Rt. Rev. Monsignor Kitchin.
The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Annie King, while the duties of best man were performed by 1st Class Private Felix Welch, comrade of the groom. Following the ceremony, the bridal party motored to the Octagon Pavilion, where a short stop was made, and then proceeded to the home of the Bride’s parents, 4 Carew Street, where a dainty supper was served. 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 joyously spent. The writer joins with their many friends in wishing them both voyage over life’s matrimonial sea. STEVIE K.
DA ROCHA — GEORGE: The Roman Catholic Church in Brigus was the scene of a very pretty wedding on the afternoon of Saturday, June 20th, when Miss Rosamund Jane Young George, daugher of Mr. Arthur George, Bay Roberts, became the bride of Captain Capernico da Rocha. The officiating Priest was the Rev. Father Edward O’Brien of Northern Bay, who performed the ceremony through the kind courtesy of Monsignor Murphy, Parish Priest of Brigus. The bride entered the Church on the arm of her father, and looked charming in a gown of powder blue with small flowered toque and matching accessories, and carried a bouquet of multi-coloured carnations. Her sister Miss Dorothy George, was her only attendant, and wore an ensemble of London tan, with hat and dress to match. F/d. C.A. Holmes was the best man. The reception was held at the Benville tearooms, where the toasts to the bride and groom was given by Father O’Brien, and responded to by the groom. A toast to the bride’s parents was given by Flying Officer Holmes, and responded to by Mr. George.
ROBERTS — At Grace Hospital – June 20th – to Edward Moxon, son of Katharine and Harry Roberts, a brother, Harry Douglas.
SULLIVAN — At Bywood, Philadelphia, Saturday, Capt. T.F. Sullivan, son of the late John Sullivan, Inspector General, Newfoundland Constabulary. Leaving to mourn his wife, the former Agnes Kavanagh and three sons, Thomas, Edmund and Gerard, residing in Philadelphia.
POWER — Passed peacefully away Saturday June 20th, 1942, Elizabeth Power in her 68th year; left to mourn her sad loss are 1 son and two daughters and 6 grandchildren. Funeral today Monday, at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence 55 Bannerman St. R. I. P.
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Two Seaman were before Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, charged with deserting their ship. They pleaded not guilty. They stated in evidence, that the ship was in port for a long time and they had no knowledge when she was going to leave. One stated he was ashore with some friends, and when he went to look for the ship, she had gone. The other man had been given a couple days off to have some teeth pulled; he had been married since he arrived. He found the ship gone also when he went to look for her. Mr. James D. Higgins appeared for the agents of the ship, and pointed out that much trouble is being experienced with Seamen who come here, and leave their ships, and there is a feeling amongst some of the men that little is done about it at this port. In the case in question, the men were put under bond in the sum of $100.00, to report to the Police daily, until the first opportunity of putting them on another ship presents itself. If they fail to report one day, the bond will be forfeited and they will be given a Gaol sentence.
The Bonavista Correspondent of the Fishermen’s Advocate has this to say: “We have been hearing quite a lot lately of a form of vandalism, which in some cases is likely to lead to the wanton destruction of seeds and crops. Midnight prowlers are finding a strange sort of amusement in unhanging garden gates and carting them away for a considerable distance. Another custom is the deliberate smashing of garden fences. In conversation with a certain gentleman the other day, your correspondent was informed that fifty-three of his palings had been broken off the night before. And all this as a result of our having our local Police billeted elsewhere.”
JUNE 24TH 1942
BUTLER — PERCY: The United Church at Topsail was the scene of a very pretty wedding on the evening of Saturday, June 20th, when Miss Oliver Percy became the bride of Tasker Butler, the son of Bertha and the late W.C. Butler. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend E.C. Knowles.
The bride entered the Church on the arm of her father, charmingly attired in a bridal gown, the bodice being of parchment satin, and the skirt of white gorgette, with a three quarter length veil in halo style, carrying a bouquet of roses, lilies of the valley, and maiden hair.
The bridesmaids, Miss Mary Hue, a lifelong friend of the bride, and Miss Florence Butler, sister of the groom; wore dresses of corn coloured feorgette, with head dress to match, carrying bouquets of sweet peas, snapdragons and maiden hair fern. The groom was supported by his brother, Mr. Charley Butler.
The bride’s mother wore an ensemble of power blue and navy, with navy accessories, and wore a corsage of sweet peas and maiden hear fern. The groom’s mother wore power blue with accessories to match and wore a corsage of carnations and maiden hair fern. The duties of the ushers were performed by Mr. David Verge and Mr. Alan Ellis. The wedding march was played by Mr. Robert Verge, cousin of the bride.
After the ceremony a reception was held at Popin where the usual toasts were made.
The bride’s going away costume was an ensemble of blue angora, with navy accessories. Their many friends will wish the happy couple continued happiness in the years to come.
BUGDEN — Passed peacefully away at 8 a.m. Monday morning, June 22nd, Frank Bugden, printer, youngest son of the late George and Sarah Bugden of Trinity. Leaving to mourn wife, two sons, Arthur and James, two daughters, Ina and Kathleen and one sister, Mrs. Jane Ivany of this city. Funeral on Wednesday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence 13 Long’s Hill, to St. Thomas Church.
CHRISTOPHER — Passed peacefully away at the Fever hospital at 11.20 a.m. yesterday, Monday, Justin, aged 3 years, darling child of Richard and Helen Christopher. Funeral at 10 o’clock this morning from the Fever Hospital.
DYER — Passed peacefully away at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon, John Dyer aged 50 years, a former resident of Logy Bay. Left to mourn are wife and one child, five sisters and one brother in the U.S.A. and one sister at Logy Bay. Funeral tomorrow, Wednesday, from his sisters residence at Logy Bay. Interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery. May the Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.
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Several cases for breaches of the traffic laws were hear by Magistrate O’Neill yesterday. Quite a few were charged with not having their headlights properly adjusted. Evidence in these cases was not conclusive and there were no convictions.
The charge against the American Soldier for having illegal possession of liquor, was dismissed yesterday by His Honour Judge Browne. The evidence was that the Soldier was seen coming out of a place suspected of selling bootleg liquor, and the Constable asked him to produce the bottle for inspection. His honour held that the Constable did not have the right to search.
A disastrous fire occurred at Bonavista last week, when the residence of Mr. Norman Hayward was burned to the ground. The origin of the fire is unknown. Mr and Mrs Hayward were away from the house at the time, and consequently were able to save but little of their belongings. Fortunately there was little wind, and nearby homes were saved by the almost superhuman effort of crowds of men, who were quickly on the scene. — Fishermen’s Advocate.
A motor car driver was before Judge Browne at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with being under the influence of liquor whilst in charge of a motor car. He was fined $20.00 and his licence was suspended for six months. The evidence was, that he was arrested on King’s Road and his car had to be towed to Fort Townshend, as the clutch was out of order.
The Police have received many complaints about goats roaming at large with out being property yoked, and destroying gardens. The law requires that the yoke shall have the lower bar not less than 18 inches in length. Owners of goats are given till the end of the month to have their goats yoked according to law, after which the owners of all goats found at large improperly yoked, will be prosecuted. — The Bell Islander.
A youth who was found loitering on the street early yesterday morning, was before his Honour Judge Browne, and was discharged without sentence, but he was cautioned as to his behaviour in future. He had to sign a bond for $50.00.
Some very large codfish were on sale in Steers Cove yesterday. They were caught on the local grounds near Cape Spear. Some of the fish tipped the scales at 50 lbs.
A man who was before Court yesterday charged with drinking liquor in a public place, and with breaking a bottle on the street, was fined $10.00.
Two youths were before Judge Browne yesterday, charged with taking a motor car without the consent of the owner. They were permitted to go, on suspended sentence, as the owner of the car who was in Court, knew the boys, and asked that no punishment be given.
A father and son were before Magistrate Mulcahy at Bell Island last week, charged with causing a disturbance at a dance. The father was fined $5.00 for obstructing the Police, whilst the son was fined $3.00 for disorderly conduct. — The Bell Islander
JUNE 24TH 1942
KNIGHT — SNELGROVE: Grand Falls June 20th The very large number of friends and admirers attending at the Memorial United Church on Thursday evening June 18th at 8 p.m., wittnessed one of the prettiest and most outstanding scene of the season, when Miss Edna Snelgrove, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Snelgrove of this town, was united in the bonds of Holy matrimony to Mr. Leonard Knight of the R.C.A.F. Ground Staff, son of Mrs. and the late Arthur Knight of Jackson’s Cove. The Church was nicely decorated with flowers for the occasion. In the absence of the Pastor of the Church, the Rev. S.J. Hillier, who is attending conference at St. John’s, the ceremony was performed by the Rev. B.L. Hodder of Bonne Bay.
The Bride, who entered the Church leaning on the arm of her father, who also gave the bride away, looked very charming in a bridal gown of white, short veil and cornet of white flowers, carrying a white bouquet of mixed pastel blooms and maiden hair fern. She was attended by her sister Mrs. Harold Dawe, as matron of honour, who wore aqua sheer of floor length with a pastel bouquet, and her niece, Miss Annie Hiscock, dressed in sky blue brocade with bouquet to match.
The groom was ably supported by his brother, Mr. Errol Knight, and his cousin, Mr. Lester Knight. Before the ceremony, the large congregation sang “O Perfect Love”. Mrs Chas, N Giles, the Organist of the Church, presided. Mr. Joseph W. Boone and Mr. A.E. Reid acted as ushers.
After the ceremony, a reception was held at the C. of E. Parish Hall, where 120 guests sat down to a delicious supper. The catering was done by the members of St. Hilda’s Guild. Mr. Ken Goodyear was toastmaster and called on Mr. A.G. Ogilive, Manager of the E.V. Royal Stores Ltd., who in a very able manner, proposed the toast to the bride. This was replied to by the groom. The toast to the bridesmaids was given by Mr. Malcolm Noel, to which Mr. Lester Knight responded. The bride’s parents were toasted by Mr. K Goodyear, Mr. Robert Piercey responding. A toast to St. Hilda’s Guild was proposed by Rev. B. L. Hodder.
Some fine songs were then enjoyed, as well as “Danny Boy” rendered by Mr. Gerald Connors in his usual good way. Dancing continued until the wee small hours of the morning.
The bride and groom will leave on Sunday for Jackson’s Cove to visit the groom’s mother, who was unable to be present at the ceremony. The bride’s going away costume is a black pin stripe suit with white accessories and a silver fox.
Previous to her marriage, Miss Snelgrove was a trusted, competent, and popular employee of the Drygoods Department of the E.V. Royal Stores Ltd., where she will be greatly missed by her long line of customers. Mr. Knight was a member of the Town Carpenter Staff, before joining the R.C.A.F. last year. Mr. and Mrs. Knight take with them the best wishes of their many friends, for abundance of happiness as long as the moon endures.
WALSH — At St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital June 22nd, to Mr. and Mrs. John Walsh (nee Almena) Walsh, 48 Pleasant Street, a daughter.
WINTER — On June 23rd at Grace Hospital, to Pearl , wife of Thomas H. Winter, a daughter.
THISTLE — Passed peacefully away on Wednesday June 24th, Beatrice, beloved wife of David R. Thistle, leaving to mourn husband, eight sons and three daughters. Funeral notice later.
SMITH — Passed peacefully away on the 22nd June, Minnie beloved wife of the late ex-Sergeant W.J. Barrett; leaving one brother, W.J. Barrett, five daughters, Mrs Alen Batten, Mrs Peter H. Tucker, Mrs. Cyril Noseworthy of the city, also Ruby at home, and Madeline at Boston, U.S.A.; also three step-sons, William and Bertarm of the city, and Gordon at Buchans. Funeral today, Thursday, at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 22 Freshwater Road.
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The Summerside Correspondent of the Western Star, states, “Many heavyweight salmon have been caught during the past few weeks, and trout seems to be unusually large and plentiful.”
Quoting the Summerside Correspondent of the Western Star, “Work continues at the Herring Factory here. Several vessel loads of meal have been taken from the wharf, and still another vessel (or two) are expected. A shipment of cement arrived this week.”
A Taximan was before Court on Tuesday, charged with being intoxicated whist in charge of a car. He was fined $30.00, and had his licence suspended for six months. The evidence was that he was asleep in his parked car when he was arrested.
His Lordship Abraham, paid an official visited to Bell Island last week. On Sunday morning, the Chapel in the basement of St. Cyprian’s Church was dedicated, and the Altar blessed. It will be known henceforth as the Chapel of the Holy Name. At 11 a.m., the Bishop was the celebrant of the Holy Communion and addressed a large congregation. Confirmations – 82 in St. Cyprian’s Church, and 18 in St. Mary’s Church, Lance Cove. — The Bell Islander.
JUNE 26TH 1942
GRUCHEY, Philip, Pilot Officer, R.A.F. No. 798561, Killed 17th June 1942 as the result of flying accident. Next of kin, father, Mrs. Philip Gruchey, Grand Falls.
PARSONS, Douglas, Sergeant R.A.F. No. 798541. Previously reported seriously wounded as the result of air operations on June 2, 1942, now reported removed from dangerous list 4th. and from serious list on 11th. Next of kin, father, Mr. James Parsons, 16 McDougall Street.
PARSONS – MILLS: Wednesday evening, June 17th, 1942, at 7.30 p.m. at George St. United Church, the marriage of Marjorie Florence, daughter of Mrs. Elfreda Mills and the late L. Mills, to Maxwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Parsons, took place. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. M. Dawe.
The bride, who was given in marriage by Rev. S.G. Garland, looked very charming in a gown of duchess satin, cut on fitted lines with fill train. Her veil of tulle was neatly gathered to a halo of self material. She carried a bouquet of roses, carnations and lily-of-the-valley.
The bride’s attendants were Mrs. Lloyd Roberts, sister of the bride, who ably performed her duties in capacity of matron of honour, and was daintily attired in a dress of blue chiffon with a fitted lace bodice, Miss Marjorie Parsons, sister of the groom, and Nancy Mills, sister of the bride, who both wore dress similar to that of the matron of honour, in colours of blue and shell pink respectively. They all carried bouquets of multi-coloured sweet peas, snapdragon, and fern.
The groom was ably attended by Mr. Walter Chambers, and the ushers were Mr. Eric Bishop and Mr. Roy Craniford.
Mrs. Mills wore a power blue dress with hat and accessories to match, and a corsage of roses and sweet peas. Mrs. Parsons wore a navy blue dress with large brimmed navy hat, and a silver fox fur, and a corsage also of roses and sweet peas.
While the Register was being signed, “Because” was very beautifully sung by Mrs S.G. Garland, accompanied by Mr. Walter Curtis, A.P.C.O., Church Organist.
The reception was held at Woodstock, Topsail, where nearly a hundred guests happily drank a toast to the health of the bride and groom, which was so well proposed by Rev Dawe.
For her going away ensemble, the bride wore a navy blue dress under a lighter blue coat with hat to match, and navy blue accessories. They took with them the best wishes of everyone present for a happy and bright future. C.
JUNE 29TH 1942
GEORGE MARTIN: There passed away at the General Hospital on Saturday, June 27th, after a short illness, George Martin, aged 54, a native of Harbor Grace, who served overseas in the world war of 1914-1918, and also in the present war. He served with the Foresters in Scotland. He leaves to mourn his sad loss wife (nee Puddester), and 6 daughters, 3 sons, and 6 grandchildren; also 2 sisters and 1 brother, at Harbor Grace and Clarke’s Beach. The funeral takes place today, Monday, at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 74 Central Street.
In this time of their great and irreparable loss, a large and sorrowing circle of friends and admirers, including the writer, extend heartfelt sympathy to the wife and family of the departed War Vet. S.J.K.
DANSON — NICHOL: At Amherst, Nova Scotia, on June 20th Miss Hazel Nichol of Amherst, to Robert L Danson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Danson, of St. John’s Newfoundland.
ENGLISH — PICCO: On Saturday, June 20th, with a Nuptial Mass at the Chapel of St. Michael’s Convent, Belvedere, by the Rt. Rev. R.T. McGratrh, Beradette Mary, daughter of Lucy and the late Captain M. Picco of this city, to William Joseph , son of Mollie and Ambrose English of Branch.
O’TOOLE — At St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital, on Saturday, June 28th Michael, age 3 1/2 years, darling son of John and Mary (Lane) O’Toole, 4 Signal Hill.
MARTIN — Passed away at the General Hospital on Saturday June 27th 1942, after a short illness, George Martin, aged 54 years, leaving to mourn his sad loss, his wife (nee Puddister), 6 daughters, 3 sons and 6 grandchildren, 1 brother and 2 sisters at Harbor Grace. He was a veteran of the last war and also the present war. Funeral from his late residence, 74 Central Street, at 2.30 p.m. today, Monday.
MARTIN — Suddenly on Sunday June 28th Mary Ann, aged 78 years, wife of John Martin; leaving husband, three sons, Cyril in Montreal, Ronald and Bertram at home, Little Paradise, P.B. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday from her late residence, 28 King’s Road.
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The three Judges of the Supreme Court will be engaged in Court today. The manslaughter trial will be taking place in one court room, the Civil action Marshall Motors vs. E.G.M. Cape Co. in another, and in Chambers, another civil matter will be heard.
The Trinity Enterprise stated that at this writing, it looks as if there are going to be good hay crops this season; the grass is growing fine and all meadows are green. In 1936, figures show that Trinity harvested 44 tons hay.”
The Cutter Room is now working full capacity, sheeting sulphate from No. 4 Paper Machine; this takes care of the regular men for handling sheet news. Two Cutters, No 5 and the large Cutter, are looking after sulphate and sheet news production, and the sulphate baled in No 6 spare press, which takes care of all production. While # 2. Machine was on ground wood, the presses in the Cutting Room handled the bailing of sulphate from No. 4 Machine — Western Star.
Much interest is being taken in the announcement that the Railway is opening a school for mechanics, and quite a number of youths and young men have signified their intention of applying for positions.
Last week it was reported that at Torbay, the fish followed the caplin in to the beach. Apparently they drove the caplin off again, as in the past few days there were no caplin to be had there. Early in the week only one trap was out, but now there are at least a dozen, though none of them are getting any fish. It is hoped that both caplin and fish will come back again this week.
According to reports there is plenty of fish at Seldom. Some crews average 200 qtls and boats were averaging 30 to 40 qtls daily. — Trinity Enterprise.
JUNE 30TH 1942
ROWSELL — FIELD: Gower Street Church was the scene of a pretty wedding last evening when Ruby Belinda, daughter of Mrs. and the late Edward Field, became the bride of Rev. Reginald Norman Rowsell, B.A., the ceremony being performed by the Rev. D.K. Burns, B.A., Ph.D.
The bride, who was attired in a dainty gown of white satin with train, and carried a bouquet of June roses, carnations, baby’s breath, and asparagus fern, was attended by Miss Eleanor Maddock, and her sister Lorna, who wore dresses of opera blue and lemon organza with matching head-dress, and whose bouquets consisted of June roses and sweet peas. The groomsman was Rev. C.E. Burke, B.A., a classmate at College, and now Y.M.C.A. Supervisor in the Royal Canadian Navy.
The father giver was Mr. B.R. Taylor, cousin of the bride, and Mr. A. Wiseman of Little Bay Islands ushered.
The bride’s mother wore black and rose with corsage of carnations and sweet peas. During the signing of the Register, Mrs. W.A. Dawe of Buchans, sister of the bride, sang, “I’ll Walk with you” with Mrs. F. Wylie presiding at the organ.
Following the ceremony, the wedding party drove to Woodstock where supper was served, and the usual toasts duly and heartily honoured. The bride and groom leave by this afternoon’s express for Corner Brook on a visit to the latter’s parents, before taking up residence at Bell Island, where the groom is Pastor of the United Church.
HOWLETT — COVE: A quiet wedding was solemnised yesterday at St. Kevin’s Church at the Goulds, when Robert Howlett, son of William and the late Mrs. Howlett, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony, to Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cove.
The ceremony was performed by the Very Rev. E.J. Rawlins, P.P.
Miss Lydia Howlett was bridesmaid and Mr. Samuel Cove acted in the capacity of best man.
After the ceremony, the bridal party motored to Bay Bulls, where the event was suitably celebrated.
MOORE — Passed peacefully away at Bay Roberts, June 25th, after a lingering illness, Sarah aged 73 years, widow of the late John E. Moore. Leaving to mourn four daughters, 2 stepdaughters, one stepson, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one sister.
WHELAN — Passed peacefully away after a short illness, on Monday, June 29th, Cecilia, aged 67 years, wife of Martin Whelan. Left to mourn are husband, three daughters, Kay and Mollie at New York, Margaret at home, one son Austin, also seven grandchildren. Funeral on Wednesday, from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Jonas Sheehan, 68 New Gower Street. May the Sacred heart have mercy on her soul.
MARTIN — Suddenly on Sunday June 28th, Mary Ann, aged 78, wife of John Martin, leaving husband, three sons, Cyril in Montreal, Ronald and Brendon at home, and one brother Denis Ryan, little Pardise, P.B. Funeral at 2.30 p.m. Tuesday, from her late residence, 28 King’s Road.
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Ashbournes Ltd. have outfitted six vessels for the fishery. They are now under the command of Capt. James Philpott, Andrew Greenham, Villis Hill, Joseph Gillard, Benneth Rogers and Abram Horwood. — Twillingate Sun
At the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, Henry Weaver, American Soldier, was charged with being drunk and with wounding Leo Coleman, resident of Hutchings’ Street. He was remanded in charge of the Military Authorities. Coleman gave evidence for remand. He stated he was in a row with one Soldier, and knocked him out, when he was attacked with a knife by the accused. Coleman showed wounds on his shoulder and back, and exhibited a coat and shirt, which he stated he was wearing at the time. Both of these garments were cut quite a bit.
During a dance at Holyrood Sunday night, a fracas occurred, as a result of which Leo Quinian, aged 24 years, was seriously assaulted, and he had to be taken to the General Hospital, where he arrived in an unconscious condition, and suffering from a concussion, which necessitated an immediate operation. The Police were at Holyrood yesterday, making an investigation.
The Western Star states that fishing on the Grand River has been excellent, although American sportsmen are debarred from this sport this year, local fishermen have been having the time of their lives, enjoying the little paradise at their back door. Old Guides claim that they have never seen such a lot of salmon in the river for many years. Overfalls Pool alway provided good fishing, but Guides say that never before have they seen such a sight of salmon there.After the recent rain, fishermen are casting their eyes on Little River, where the salmon are really as big as the “ones that got away.”
Says the Twillingate Sun; “Builders are finding lumber scarce. Men who would be engaged in winter time to cut saw logs, have been engaged at better paying jobs, and left some mills short of their quota.”
A man who was before Court yesterday charged with being drunk and disorderly on the public street, was fined $10.00.
The death occurred suddenly last Thursday night, of Bell Island’s oldest resident, when Mr. JOHN KENNEDY, Sr., passed quietly away. He had reached his 90th birthday on June 8th. – The Bell Islander.
The Bell Islander states; “The Steel Company will again award prizes this year for the best gardens among employees. Suggestions will be welcome with regard to dividing up the Island into sections for the competition.
A Canadian Soldier was before Court yesterday, charged with obstructing the Police in the discharge of their duty and with injuring Constable Carter. He was remanded.
The Marriage of Mr. A.J. Murphy, of Martin Royal Stores Hardware Co., and well known athlete, to Miss Geralding Ring, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Ring, Water Street, will be solemnized tomorrow afternoon at four o’clock, at the Oratory of the Presentation Convent, Cathedral Square.
The Twillingate Sun, dated June 27th states that Monroe’s Fresh Fish Plant has not yet begun operation there, nor has Mr. Gideon Benson’s Liver Business at Cat Cove.
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