Leaves for treat­ment in Mon­treal

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - COMMUNITY - Pat Crowe Her­itage Cor­ner

War­ren Noiles, injured in the mines some time ago, left Satur­day for treat­ment in Ste. Anne De Belle­vue Hospi­tal, Mon­treal. He was ac­com­pa­nied by Mrs. Noiles who took care of him on the trip and will spend a few days with him be­fore re­turn­ing home.

The mine in­jury de­prived War­ren of the lower use of his limbs and while he was treated in sev­eral hos­pi­tals lit­tle could be done for him. For some time he had been re­ceiv­ing care at his home but was grad­u­ally be­com­ing worse. His case was placed be­fore the Com­pen­sa­tion Board by var­i­ous per­sons in the town who urged that he be given treat­ment at the Para­plegic Hospi­tal. The Board fi­nally agreed to grant the treat­ment and War­ren’s friends will now hope that in a few months he will re­turn home greatly im­proved and per­haps trained in some work he can do with his hands while get­ting around in his spe­cial chair.

Thieves broke into Mr. In­gram Corkum’s hen­house Thursday evening and stole four of his pul­lets and one rooster. The thief was dis­cov­ered the fol­low­ing morn­ing when Mr. Corkum went to feed his flock and found the trail of blood. Fol­low­ing the trail which led him to a home a few hun­dred yards away he called the po­lice to in­ves­ti­gate. When the res­i­dents were ques­tioned, they told the of­fi­cers they too, had lost two roost­ers the pre­vi­ous night. The premises were searched by the of­fi­cers but noth­ing was found of the miss­ing birds.

March 20, 1947 – It’s good to know that if you fail to lock your coal­house door, some­one will do it for you af­ter they have ful­filled their needs. This was the ex­pe­ri­ence of W. VanBuskirk re­cently.

It ap­pears Mr. VanBuskirk had failed to lock his coal­house door af­ter mak­ing his fi­nal visit. Af­ter he set­tled com­fort­ably in bed he re­called his omis­sion but thought lit­tle of it. How­ever, the next morn­ing when he again went for coal he found the door locked as usual. It ap­peared he had had a vis­i­tor dur­ing the night for a tire ly­ing on the coal pile had been brushed aside and the vis­i­tor had helped him­self to the fuel – and then locked the door.

Now the ge­nial shoe­maker is in a quandary. Did the thief lock the door as a mat­ter or cour­tesy or was he merely pre­vent­ing some other thief from horn­ing in on his newly found sup­ply of fuel?

There is a moral in this story –“Lock your coal bin.”

March 27, 1947 – “The wa­ter is coming up in the 12,400 ft. level in No. 2 mine” said Supt. E.B. Paul in an in­ter­view with the Record Wed­nes­day evening “and there is noth­ing we can do to stop the wa­ter as it was nec­es­sary to re­move the pump in that sec­tion ow­ing to the lack of air by which it is op­er­ated.”

Mr. Paul pointed out that to op­er­ate a pump in that sec­tion would re­quire the op­er­a­tion of an air com­pres­sor and to keep the com­pres­sor run­ning would re­quire some 75 tons of coal per day. At the mo­ment only one boiler is in op­er­a­tion which uses some 15 tons per day.

The 12,400 wall was ready for op­er­a­tion, Mr. Paul stated, fol­low­ing the com­ple­tion of the wall at the 10,200 where there is work for an­other two months, when the strike is set­tled.

The Su­per­in­ten­dent pointed out that the con­di­tions at the 12,400 are rapidly be­com­ing se­ri­ous for in nor­mal times the air pump had dif­fi­culty in hold­ing back the wa­ter. The ac­cu­mu­la­tion of weeks of wa­ter, will mean, he said, that for ev­ery week the mine is idle it will take two weeks to get the wa­ter out.

No change is con­tem­plated in the of­fice and of­fi­cial staff at the present time, said Mr. Paul, in an­swer to a ques­tion.

71. In 1967 the Le­gion Dart Team won the Zone 7 Dart Cham­pi­onship for the ninth time in 10 years.

72. Billy O’Don­nell is a for­mer Springhiller who is noted for his har­ness rac­ing. He has been in­ducted in the Nova Sco­tia Hall of Fame, Cana­dian Trot­ting Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame of Trot­ters in New York.

73. Al­fred G. “Ackie” All­bon played his first game with the Fence­busters when he was 16. The game was played in Yarmouth and ended in a 3-1 score in favour of Springhill.

74. Horse rac­ing was in­tro­duced in Springhill by Robert Cowans, man­ager of the Springhill Min­ing Com­pany, in 1897.

75. The first broom­ball game was played in Springhill in Jan­uary 1966. It was ini­ti­ated by two teams of men who were here build­ing the Springhill In­sti­tu­tion.

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