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Mar. 30, 1950: Car badly damaged as brakes fail

['<p>Heritage Corner with Pat Crowe</p>']
['<p>Heritage Corner with Pat Crowe</p>']

Heritage Corner with Pat Crowe

Charles Boran is a patient in All Saints Hospital suffering from a broken nose and chest injuries as a result of an accident on Drummond Street Saturday night between 12:30 and 1 a.m.

At the time Mr. Boran was proceeding down Drummond when his brakes gave way. The car gained speed and as it neared the foot of Drummond St. which turns sharply left and right he attempted to turn his car up the hill. The turn, however, is a very sharp one and Boran’s car hit a post head on, staving in the front. He was rushed to hospital.

Qualify for First Aid Certificates

St. John Ambulance Headquarters in Halifax last night released results of examinations in senior first aid given by Dr. J.E. Park to members of a class conducted in Springhill, by Harry Tabor, a qualified instructor. Results were as follows:

Irvin H. Halvorsen won medallion; Douglas H. Storey, Stanley Pashkoski and Shirley H. Grant, R.N., received vouchers, and the following qualified for certificates: Thornton Henwood, LeRoy W. Cochrane, Theodore J. Arseneau, Harold Ross, Benjamin J. Roy, James Spence, Thomas McManaman, Alfred A. White, Douglas R. Beaton, John D. Maddison, Melvin S. Boss, Monty G. Tabor, Ralph G. Arseneault, Wylie Hyatt, William Herrett and George Ward.

Bombers Given Banquet by Knights of Pythias

One of the highlights for the fading hockey season for the Knights of Pythias sponsored team, the Bombers, occurred on Wednesday evening, the 22nd of March.

Through the Past hockey season this team had piled up a very impressive array of victories, against, one loss and one tie game. This was quite a feat when it was considered that the “Champs” played in a league consisting of two Springhill entrants and one each from Amherst and Dorchester.

In the hockey finals the Bombers dispersed the New Brunswick Representatives in straight games. This gave them the championship of the New Brunswick Bantam league, as well as the Cumberland County title.

As a result of the Bombers efforts, sportsmanship and clean hockey, the K. of P. committee handling the team’s finances, were host to the nineteen boys at a banquet held in the Knights of Pythias Hall, Wednesday night. This affair included everything from the usual chicken, through to the cakes, pop and ice cream.

At the head table were the K. of P. Committee consisting of Wm. Mont, Jr., John Hunter and Allan Fowler. The coach of the team Wm. Fear, and the Knights of Pythias Lodge representation consisting of Past Grand Chancellor, Ralph Gilroy and Secretary Cecil Smith. The special guest and speaker was Lt. Lewis of the Salvation Army. Each of the above mentioned complimented the team briefly, and appropriately, and this was climaxed by a talk by Lieut. Lewis, on hockey, the NHL, its training, and its stars past and present.

Some of the boys were very surprised to learn that Lieut. Lewis had at one time played with the jr. edition of the Toronto Marilboroughs and had played center on two Memorial Cup Championship teams. Associated with him at this time were some of the hockey greats of a short time ago, including Charles Conacher, Red Horner, and Busher Jackson. Lieut. Lewis rounded out his talk by pointing out to the boys that the principles of hockey teamwork, and cooperation, could and should, be applied to the way of life of every one of us.

Following this very interesting and instructive talk by Lieut. Lewis, Wm. Mont had the pleasure of presenting each one of the “Champs” with a one month pass to the Capital Theatre, as a small token award and acknowledgement of fine job done by the Bombers Hockey Team in bringing Springhill its only hockey title in the 1949-50 season.

Members of the team consisted of the following:

Douglas Scott, “Dinty” Moore, Douglas Cameron, Phillip McCormick, Glen Hayden, Ralph Hayden, Jack Silvia, Justin Anderson, Douglas Austin, Joseph Oakley, William Jackson, Don McMillan, Don Belliveau, Jack Bourgeois, Clyde Coleman, Dennis Cummings, “Chipper” Bryan, Jerry Carter, Arthur Lees.

Neon Sign Starts Fire at Garage

The fire department was on the road in less than a minute Tuesday evening when the neon sign on the front of Cecil Letcher’s Garage started a fire which was quickly extinguished before any serious damage could be done.

The same evening Chief Rooney assisted in putting out a fire on the staging around the Post Office which the Chief said started from an electric light wire.

Celebrates 99h Birthday

Mrs. Lemuel McNutt, Herrett Road, celebrated her 99th birthday on Wednesday March 1st.

Mrs. McNutt still keeps active and on fine days enjoys her walk and walks without a cane. Mrs. McNutt does not wear glasses. She resides with her son, Lemuel. Her many friends extend congratulations.

Pat Crowe is a member of the Springhill Heritage Group. To learn more or read past article of the Heritage Corner, visit www.springhillheritage.ca.

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