Leaves for treatment in Montreal
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.