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Grand Falls Advertiser

February 28, 1948

A Review of Activities Throughout All Branches of A.N.D. Company Operations, with Personal Notes on the Doings of Employees

Transcribed & contributed by Beverly Warford. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be typographical errors

Wood Handling
We regret to report Steve Mulrooney off for a few days due to an eye injury. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Herb Ivany is touring certain areas of the country in search of pine for a new boat. We have reason to believe Herb is in doubt of finding the boat Jack Batstone put away last fall.
Our ???gerial Bert Knight, who ____ with the Hawks team, is suffering from a bad back. Bert claims he made a quick turn about plus a kink in the back. Here’s luck to the Hawks with no wings.
One of our Planer Mill boarders is short one suit of underwear. When his laundry arrived this week he found it contained one pair of Nylons and “Oh what Else”? We wonder if the blonde got his suit. Jack Healey is complaining because L. Kelly won’t make him an ironing board. Don’t forget Jack, he promised this scribe one last October. However, there is still hope.
We wonder if Charlie has sold his leather coat as yet. According to latest reports it was too small for Wm. Moores and Hubert. Tommy Barnes was the next model.
Jack Chaulk wonders shy Noah Sheppard sweated so much chipping the 4 foot wood. Our guess is that Noah was keeping back the language he felt like using at times.

Safety - The Innocent Air Hose
The use of compressed air is essential in practically all manufacturing establishments. The air hose is comparable to the proverbial “gun that isn’t loaded” because of its innocent appearance, nevertheless, it is the direct cause of injuries and lost time accidents.
Keep the air hose under control because:
  • It is better known for the hundreds of eardrums it has burst.
  • It is also known for the thousands of eyes it has impaired or put out of commission.
  • It is so innocent looking that too few people suspect its danger
    Its Prey:
  • The fellow who uses it to dust himself off.
  • The fellow who uses it to dust off another fellow – it really dusts them; eardrums and all.
    One of the cautions for the air hose – Never point the nozzle at anyone or attempt practical jokes with air under pressure.
    If you care to keep working – keep working with care.

    Terra Nova
    The weather, during the week, has not been as good as we would have wished it.
    It rained heavily on Tuesday night with the result that Wednesday’s hauling was affected seriously. Also rain began early this morning, and very little or no wood will be hauled today.
    On Friday, February 20th, we delivered to streams at Terra Nova and Glenwood 56,516 cords.
    At Terra Nova Roy Peddle finished hauling on the 4th, S.Ward on the 20th, H. LeDrew on the 21st and S. J. Curran should have all wood browed on Tuesday the 24th.
    Saturday, February 14th, saw all of Reginald Feltham’s wood browed on the banks of Hunt’s Brook, Glenwood; Andrew Kelly should conclude hauling operations today and Alex Perry early next week.
    Balance of Pulpwood will be hauled on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. Then work will begin cutting logs to saw at Gambo Pond this summer.
    Mr. Roland Menchenton, Newfoundland Lumbermen’s Association delegate, arrived here on Tuesday the 17th and is now visiting the camps.
    Rev. W. Wells of Port Blandford conducted services here on Sunday the 15th.
    Mr. Hubert Baker of Badger arrived on Tuesday and is now visiting the various camps.
    Mr. Malcolm Moss, projectionist, returned from Glenwood yesterday after having shown film No. 7. The people of Terra Nova will have the pleasure of seeing this tonight. In the group of films there are three dealing with First Aid and one with pulpwood hauling with the Haye’s Trucks.
    On Thursday logging contractors Roy Peddle of Terra Nova and Reginald Feltham of Glenwood went to Badger where they will visit truck hauling, mechanical loading and sloop operations.

    Bishop’s Falls
    We have now ten camps engaged in hauling operations, the following having finished during the past week: James Rowsell with 4,162 cords, Lester Rice with 2, 514 cords, Eli Peyton with 3,500 cords, Alfred Beaton with 4,073 cords and Freeman King with 1,496 cords.
    Alfred Beaton is now making booming for Burnt Pond Lake. A.S. Whalen has finished hanging the booms on Hynes Lake and now has a few men cutting a portage road to his new camp site further up on Hynes Lake waters.
    Eli Stuckless is portaging supplies to take care of the drive on Wigwam Brook. He still has a small amount of firewood to cut for next season’s operations.
    Eli Peyton has the necessary preparations to make for the drive on Rocky. He then has some pier timber to cut for Gander Dam.
    James Rowsell is hauling some timber from Beaver Lake to LeDrews Steady. Freeman King has finished trucking the fifty cords of birth firewood, which he cut in the vicinity of Camp No. 1 Tractor Sheds. This wood was delivered to the Depot.
    As a result of a number of our camps having finished hauling there are now 298 men in our logging camps. To date we have 71,000 cords hauled, with 11,000 cords still remaining on yards.
    Our trucks, which are hauling spoolwood from Hynes Lake, now make delivery direct to the Railway Cars at Bishop’s Falls warehouse.
    Augustus Pryor of Cottles Island left for his home by Friday’s Express. No doubt Gus will be missed by some of the folk around and they will eagerly await his return.
    Robert Sharron from Pt. Leamington, while working at J.C. Curlew’s Camp, met with a painful accident on February 14. He was struck in the face by one of the reach poles while coupling the tractor. A special trip was made by Wm. Peddle, one of our truck drivers, to have the injured man conveyed to Bishop’s Falls for medical treatment. We are glad that Bob is now on the job again, looking little the worse for his injuries.
    Warren Eliott and Willard Poole are now wiring the building at the 30 Mile Depot. In a short time the electric plant will be in operation there.
    Four of the horses which were engaged in hauling operations during the winter are now stabled at the Depot Barn.
    Mr. Dunphy was at the Depot during the week soliciting business for the firm of A.E. Hickman Co., Ltd. Mr. Diamond was here for the firm of Bowring Bros. Ltd.
    Mrs. Alonzo Penton of Bishop’s Falls and Mrs. Lawrence Higgins of Norris Arm paid a short visit to the Depot during the past week.
    Mr. Roland Head, one of our mechanics, was called home during the week due to the illness of one of his children.
    Mr. Gordon Osborne and Mrs. Patrick Kelly left by Friday’s express to spend the weekend with their families.

    Our hauling went “according to Plan” this week. To realize what this means is to imagine a line-up of 41 tractors, 68 horses, 3 cranes, 2 huge trucks, 312 tractor sleds……(portion of article missing)….until the snow and ice conditions permit efficient cutting and driving.
    Interested visitors to our operation this week were Messrs. Martin, Roberts and Hemmington of Bowater’s. We are informed by these visitors, who have also seen many woods operations in Candada and the U.S., that our work is as progressive and interesting as that seen anywhere. Our truck hauling at L. Manuel’s, slooping at C. Chatman’s and mechanical hauling at Ford Ball’s were inspected.
    Several Commercial Travellers visited Badger this week, of whom H. Marshall and N. Powell were noted.
    The marriage of Reginald Rodway to Miss Louise Hayden of Badger took place on February 1th. The ceremony was held in the Pentecostal Mission with Pastor Belbin officiating and a reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marmaduke Noel, relatives of the bride. Mr. Reginald Rodway is one of our cooks who came from North Harbour Placentia Bay, and …..(remainder of article missing)

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