"B" average in school and played INCO
hockey and baehaU for his
school teams, too,
Hk father, Syd, relired on a
disability pension in 1%7 after
Volume 32 Number 6
17 years with Inco. Syd wac on
the motor crew at No. shaft.
Creighton. The family now lives Published for Ontario employees
in Ottawa. of The International Nickel Com-
pany of Canada, Limited, Copper
Colins ambition is to have a
band of his own and if every-
thing goes right, I hope to he a Peter Marshall Editor
success in recording and per- (705) 682-2604
forming in Canada." There
seems little doubt he is on his Pictures
way. Derek Wing, Chief Photographer
This month's cover
Six-year-old Michael Hum from Contributors
Levack Public School drew our Les Lewis Mary Sitko Al Cruthers
lunar lander. He's a student in
Mrs. R. Hamilton's kindergarten
class. His was the best drawing Circulation
amongst several from grades one Additional copes (705) 682.2102
and two as well. The astronauts
seemed to enjoy their stay so Autharized as second class mail by the
much in the Nickel Capital, we Post Office Department, Ottawa, and for
wondered what would happen if payment of postage in cash.
they took a wrong tum out in
space. Orest Andrews put all the Material contained in the Inco Triangle
elements together to make the L50ud not be reprinted unless permission
has bean obtained from the editor.
cover. More on the astronauts on
page 5. _________
Cohn Butler's first album will be released soon. Employees with better ideas
First, the good news: employees ment and as such have income
at Copper Cliff South Mine are tax deducted at source before
LITTLE BIG MAN now included in the suggestion
plan award program and on July
presentation to the winner. How-
ever, as earnings, the awards are
His fans call him "Canada's ronto, as well as country fairs 1, Clarabelle Mill joins the plants also included in the tax state-
young singing sensation" and throughout Ontario and Quebec. included in the plan. ment and are included for Vac-
"the little man with the big He has entertained over 17,000 Now, the bad news: All sug- ation Pay ca culations.
style". He's 11-year-old Cohn gestion awards are considered Below are suggestion plan
at a Victoria Day celebration at
Butler, son of Inco pensioner Ottawa's Lansdowne Park, and earnings by the federal govern- award winners for May.
Syd Butler. Nickel Capital coun- 700 inmates at the Burwash NAME LOCATION SUBJECT AWARD
try and western fans can see Prison Farm. E. Oja C.C. Smelter Changes to feed gates, $160
him in action at the Massey On stage, Cohn usually ap- Electric Furnace
Agricultural Fair August 25 and pears in a sequined suit with a H. F. Aubin Copper Refinery Timer for Anode storage $135
silk shirt. His stage wardrobe shears
Cohn was born in Sudbury the already numbers 14 costumes - L. A. Vincent Copper Refinery Steam syphon for bone $105
last day of December, 1960, and velvet jackets, sequined cowboy J. H. Lange ash
started singing at the age of five. outfits and lurex pants, and spe-
R. St. Pierre Stobie Groove pipe with tugger $ 45
That was when Terry Roberts cial outfits for novelty numbers.
A. Voltti hoist
invited him on stage during a As Cohn grows, so does his
Saturday matinee. Cohn recalls wardrobe: he has already out- R. Tessarolo Stobie Lock for underground $ 45
that he sang two Beatle songs. grown five pairs of cowboy tool room
Cohn memorized the lyrics by boots. E. Tweedle Frood Trip lamp assembly $ 45
playing records over and over Most of Cohn's entertaining A. God in C.C. Smelter Use of Bullard safety $ 30
again while playing with his toys is done on weekends, but when crane hooks
at home. it is necessary for him to miss F. Mansfield C.C. Smelter Change expansion joint on $ 30
Later that same year Cohn school, arrangements are made F.B.R. weigh bars
appeared on CKSO-TV and other for him to bring his studies on G. Piccinin C.C. Smelter Signal light on lead track $ 30
local radio and stage appear- the road, being tutored by his to Charabelle Mill
ances followed. When only 8, mother, Elsie.
J. Sutherland Garson - trans. to Grip on raise borer reels $ 35
he cut his first two records, ' The Cohn sings in English and Clarabelle Mill
Unicorn" and "Crash the Grand French and accompanies himself
E. Kishynski Garson Method to keep chalk $ 20
Ole Opry". on the guitar. He takes music
marks on skip drum hoist
He has since sung with such lessons twice a month from
former Metropolitan Opera P. Desjardins l.O.R.P. New Ni oxide sample $ 15
famous country and western
stars as Sonny James, Hank Snow, singer Ed Johnson of Hamilton. container
Don Messer, Rich Little, Carl He is also taking acting and B. Todd Copper Refinery Holding bar station at $ 15
Smith, and Ted Daigle. Besides dancing essons and is learning No. 3 furnace
these appearances, Cohn has per- choreography. L. Lagrove C.C. Smelter Changes to procedure re $ 10
formed over 500 times profes- With all that activity and ex- Peerless armature turning
sionally at clubs in New York, citement, it is surprising Cohn and banding machine
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Nash- finds time for anything else. But
ville, Montreal, Ottawa and To- this versatile kid also manages a Total $720
PkGE TWO INCO TRIANGLE
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Moe Vilieneuve finds living in the Mikkoia subdivision very handy for
commuting to the iron Ore Recovery Plant where he is a senior clerk in
the warehouse. His wife VIvian does most of the work in the garden, but
Moe says he likes to take the credit. Daughter Jacqueline is 3 and the
young lady on her mother's lap is 11/2-year-oid Jennifer. The musket
above the mantle is not only ornamental but is also a keepsake given
• :. i._
to Moe by his father, Laurence Vilieneuve who worked at Levack Mine.
Joe Agius left hIs native Malta in 1950 to visit his brothers in
Port Coiborne and has remained there ever since. Joe joined
Inca in 1951 and is a lift truck operator in the yard department.
He enjoys electronics, especially repairing TV sets. Pictured
here with his wife, Gladys are Keith, 8, RIchard, 6, Randy, 17
and Michael, 4.
r , •.:
Grouped around their blossoming apple tree are Jamie
A skimmer at the Copper Cliff Smelter, "Maxy" Tharand has been with inco for 33 years. Gajdek and his wife, Brauna. Perched on the ladder
Seated beside Maxy and his wife Olevine are two of their daughters, Laurette (married are Eva, 11, and Willy, 10. Their eight-year-Old pet,
to Levack motorman, Bob Bett) and Lucille (married to Bernard Thibert, a sandfiii man Sampy, also appears to enjoy having his photo taken
at Levack). in the middle are Jeannine (Mrs. Joe Niceforo) Normand a driller at Jamie started in 1952 and is a hoistman at Stobie
Levack, and Claudette (married to Art Seguin. a hoistman at Stobie Mine). Standing Mine. One of his hobbies is teaching boxing to young-
are Ronald, a mud-man helper at the refinery and Raymond. A grand total of 107 years sters. and he is well qualified as he was Ontario
with inco are represented by Max, his sons and sons-in-law. amateur welterweight champion in 1955.
JUNE 1972 PAGE Tfu.EE
These employees' kids are happy -
Gerald Allan Mark Ant.nlauI Miry Durjancik lorit Fesyk Rou Hoiham Willlai H.wi Judy Luyten Barsra Milli
Donald O'Shaughnesiy Margaret Sklrda Stanley Simmons Rab.rt St..I. Edward TorIckI Karen WIlliami Edward Wolkl Stanley Yen
because they've won Inco scholarships
Scholarships valued at approx- is employed in the engineering Margaret A. Skirda is the Sudbury High School, is the son
mately $5,000 each, based on a department at Copper Cliff. daughter of Michael Skirda, an of William Yen, who is employ-
four-year university course, have Boris J. Fesyk, of Sudbury, employee in the general en- ed in the mechanical depart-
been awarded to 19 sons and whose father Wasyl Fesyk is em- gineering department at Copper ment at Copper Cliff. He plans
daughters of employees by The ployed in the Copper Cliff Cliff. A graduate of Copper to study physics at the University
International Nickel Company of Smelter, is a graduate of Sheri- Cliff High School, she will study of Toronto.
Canada, Limited. Sixteen were dan Technical School. He will chemistry at the University of
awarded to children of Ontario Western Ontario.
Division employees; three in
study business administration at
the University of Western On-
Stanley J. Simmons, of Lively,
whose father, Stanley A. Sim-
Aug. 19 is date for
In addition to tuition and fees,
Ross W. Hanham is the son of
Douglas F. Hanham, chief chem-
mons, is employed in the pro-
cess technology department at
Inco golf tourney
each scholarship annually pro- Copper Cliff, is a graduate of
ist and precious metals superin- On Saturday, August 19, 288
vides $500 to the recipient and St. Charles College. He plans
tendent at the Port Colborne enthused Inco golfers will take
a supplement grant to the uni- to attend Queen's University to
Nickel Refinery. A graduate of to the field in the lush setting
versity. The awards are made on study engineering.
Port Colborne High School, he of the Idylwylde Golf Course for
a one-year basis and are renew-
will study engineering science Robert 1. Steele, a graduate of the Annual Interplant Golf Tour-
able for three additional years or
at the University of Toronto. Lorne Park Secondary School, nam ent.
until graduation, whichever is
WilUam C. Hews, whose father, Mississauga, will study applied Awards will include three
the shorter period, providing the
Charles F. A. Hews is assistant chemistry at the University of team championship trophies: the
winners satisfy the academic and
manager of mines at Copper Waterloo. His father, Keith J. R. L. Beattie for low gross, and
conduct requirements of the
universities where the scholar- Cliff, is a graduate of the Copper Steele is manager of design in the F. C. Lambert and A. Godfrey
ships are held. A total of 172 Cliff High School. He will enroll the engineering department of for low net in each of two
children of Inco employees have at the University of Toronto to the company's Toronto office. groups of 36 teams randomly
received awards since the plan study industrial engineering. Edward Torbicki, whose father selected during the draw, plus
was begun in 1956. Judy A. Luyten of Sudbury, Alfred Torbicki is employed at runners-up and many other
whose father, Andrew P. Luyten, the Port Colborne Nickel Re- individual prizes.
The new recipients of the On- is employed at the Kirkwood finery, is a graduate of Port Entries will close July 7 or
tario scholarships are as follows: Mine, is a graduate of LaSalle Colborne High School. He will when the 288 spots have been
Gerald R. Allan of Chelmsford, Secondary School. She will study enroll at the University of To- filled. The entry fee of $9 covers
whose father, James Allan, is mathematics at the University of ronto to study chemistry. green fees, lunch or dinner and
employed at Levack Mine, is a Waterloo. Karan M. Williams, of Sud- a dance in the evening.
graduate of Chelmsford Valley Barbara A. Mills, of Levack, is bury, a graduate of Lo-Ellen Park First and second draws will
District Composite School. He the daughter of William L Mills, Secondary School, will study commence play at 7:00 a.m. and
plans to study mathematics. employed at Levack Mine. A mathematics at the University of 1:00 p.m. respectively. Summer
Mark A. Anton,azz, of Sudbury graduate of Levack District High Waterloo. Her father, R. J. rules and the Callaway handicap
is the son of Lino Antoniazzi, an School, she will study nursing Williams, is a mine efficiency system will be used.
employee at the Copper Cliff at the University of Toronto. engineer at Frood Mine. A committee from the process
Smelter. A graduate of St. Donald J. O'Shaughnessy, a Edward Wolski, of Sudbury, technology department is in
Charles College, he will study graduate of the Niagara Falls whose father Matthew Wolski is charge of organizing the event
mathematics at the University Collegiate Vocational Institute, employed at the Stobie Mine, 5 this year. A special invitation is
of Waterloo. Niagara Falls, will study medi- a graduate of LaSalle Secondary extended to pensioners who
Mary Durjancik, a graduate of cine at McGill University. His School. He will enroll at the would like to share in the day's
Sudbury High School, will study father, Joseph F. O'Shaughnessy, University of Toronto to study enjoyment. Enquiries should be
commerce at Laurentian Univer- a former miner at Frood Mine, medicine. directed to Janet Paquette at
sity. Her father, John Durjancik resides in St. Davids, Ontario. Stanley Yen, a graduate of 682-4482.
PAGE FouR INCO TRIANGLE
like our rocks "-C
They came a few weeks too early research geologist, did the
to be named "tourists of the honors this year.
week", but nonetheless astro- For some time inco geologists,
nauts Eugene Cernan, Dr. Har- led by Guy Bray, have been
rison Schmitt, Robert Parker and interested in the theory that the
Gordon Fullerton, probably will Sudbury basin was caused by a
be the most famous visitors Sud- meteoric impact. First proposed
bury will welcome in 1972. in 1964 by a NASA geologist, Inco
Astronauts Cernan and Schmitt scientists first tried to disprove
will be aboard Apollo 17 when the theory but, failing this, have
it blasts off in December for come to agree with it. As a
NASA's last manned exploration result, Inco and NASA geologists
of the moon. Parker and Fuller- have been in contact for several
ton are the back-up crew. Along years.
with a NASA team of about a "Because of this research con-
dozen experts, they spent two nection, and because we know
days in the Nickel District on a the area and are familiar with
geological training mission for its features, we were asked to
the astronauts. escort the astronauts," Don
Unlike last year's simulated Phipps explained.
space walk by the Apollo 16 Don was on the road a day
crew, this was largely a series of before the a.tronauts arrival
"show and tell" sessions where checking likely sites. He recom-
the astronauts tried to locate mended they visit Lake Wahna- Astronauts Parker and Cerrian look Don Phipps and Astro-geOiOgist
over Keiiy Lake area. Schmitt discuss shatter-cones.
and identify specific rock struc- pitae, Windy Lake, Kelly Lake,
tures they hope to find near their High Falls, and the Creighton
lunar landing site. Like the Mine area. • ..- . -
Apollo 16 crew, they were most "Not much organization was
interested in finding samples of required on our part," he said.
shatter cones and breccia. "Having done it last year when
Breccia are coarse - grained it was more complicated with - - -
rocks composed of angular frag- traverses and base stations, etc.,
ments of other rocks, and are we were well prepared for this
usually indicative of meteoric year." ..-
impact. Shatter cones are a Asked for his impressions of '4
peculiar conical form of frac- the astronauts, Don replied: "I '
tures which occur when rocks
break under the force of a huge
found Gene Cernan liked to keep
things moving. if we got de-
layed, he'd say 'let's get going'.
The importance of on-the-spot He was very concerned with
training was justified last April keeping to the schedule and was
23 when Apollo 16 commander all business. But he was very
John Young described a lunar likeable, as they all are.
rock sample this way: "Did you "I was amazed at the way they
[astronaut Charles Duke] de- go into detail, especially Cernan,
scribe this one with the black and keep asking questions about
streak running through it? it the rocks until they get the
has a black fracture pattern answers they want.
running through the middle of "Schmitt? Being a geologist,
it. . . . it's about 6 - it looks he was more advanced as far as
like a Sudbury breccia." asking questions and catching on
The Apollo 16 crew also found to what we were showing them.
shatter cones on the moon and He'll be the first trained geol- Photo from the moon: this is the "Sudbury brecchia" John Young
NASA officials said without their ogist to walk on the moon." described April 23.
visit to the Nickel District such Asked if he'd hire "astro-
discoveries would have been im- geologist" Schmitt, Don replied:
possible. "i'd have to look at his qualifi- that the two airmen were well Captain, we're all right back
What this confirms is that at cations, but if we ever explore aware that they had expert test here'."
least some of the moon's im- on the moon, yes, i'd hire him!" pilots as passengers. Don said A moon mine?
portant craters were formed by Besides their explorations on the pilot and copilot didn't want A moon mine? Unlikely said
meteors smashing into its sur- foot around the Sudbury basin, to bank too sharply as this Don Phipps. "i'd go out on a
face rather than volcanic erup the astronauts spent two hours "mightn't look right in the limb and say it'll never come,"
tions, which many scientists aloft on an aerial reconnaissance. back." he said when asked if mineral
thought these features repre- They flew to Algonguin Park to "When we landed again in exploration on th moon was
sented. circle Brent Crater, another Sudbury, you could hear the possible. Our ore reserves on
Guides for both astronaut meteoric impact site, and then astronauts, were remarking how earth are sufficient for the future
visits were inco geologists. J. returned to fly over our basin. good the landing was, and when and it will be a long time before
Guy Bray, manager of geological Don spent most of his time we shut down Gene Cernan it will be economical enough to
research, Don Phipps, senior re- in the cockpit telling the NASA seemed to sense the air crew's ship from the moon, he said.
search geologist, and Ed Pattison, pilots where to fly. He recalled feelings for he piped up: 'Oh Continued on Page 13
JUNE 1972 PAGE FivE
Most Sudbury district employees will enjoy a
summertime vacation with their families starting July 31
That's when Inco plants will shut down for three weeks.
To help your planning, we suggest two Northern
Ontario holiday ideas.
Polar Bear on tracks
Stick to the well worn tourist views of such modern triumphs
trail if that's your style, but you as the formidable Otter Rapids
could be missing one of the last hydro dam and the half-mile
great, romantic train rides in causeway and bridge that spans
North America aboard the On- the mighty Moose River.
tario Northland Railway's Polar For the more adventurous,
Bear Express. It's the major life- there's an exciting canoe journey
line stretching from Moosonee that can be combined with the
on the Arctic tidewaters of train trip itself, connecting at
James Bay to the supply center of Mile 142, about 45 miles south
Cochrane, 186 miles to the of Moosonee. The ONR has a
south. working arrangement with the
Most of the year the Polir Moose Factory Indian hand
Bear with its mixed cargo of which provides expert canoemen
freight and passenger coaches to guide tourists down the voya- •• .:•:-
slips out of Cochrane just three geur route of the Moose. Youg- 4
times a week. But in summer, sters over 10 are admitted and
timetables turn crazy and from it includes overnight camping
June 18 to September 17, all- and side-trip fishing enroute.
passenger excursions will go six The land between Cochrane
times a week, every day but and Moosonee has been tamed
Friday. little beyond the width of the
And, at $12 for adults and railroad right-of-way. It is a land
$6 for kids over five and under of muskeg and scrub brush,
12, it is one of the best travel whose scattered inhabitants are,
bargains you'll ever encounter. in every sense of the word, Brian Hemingway
Departing Cochrane at 8:15 a.m. pioneers. Sand beaches in the north? Yes, on Moose Factory Island, where you
and allowing five hours to ex- You'll be struck by the casual- can also camp free.
plore Moosonee and nearby ness of the Polar Bear. For it,
Moose Factory Island before re- split-second timetables are a
eight stops. Actually, it will stop town. It's a tough, gutty work-
turning at 11 p.m., it is a journey rule-of-thumb, not a word of
anywhere, any time, for anyone ing community where the soli-
through history, with added law. Officially, it makes only
who flags it down, even if they tude is broken daily by the roar
haven't the fare for this is de- of aircraft taking off to supply
solate country. mail and provisions to far-flung
Hunters and fishermen are let sealhunting grounds or to the
off where they desire, their missionary and trading outposts
canoes, tents and supplies un- scattered along the rugged shores
loaded from the baggage car on of James and Hudson Bays.
the spot. Next day, next week, Freighter canoes are always
or a month hence, the Polar available to ferry visitors across
Bear will be back to pick them the half mile of river separating
up. Moosonee and Moose Factory
Freight along the line isn't Island. The Crees still make their
addressed by town or hamlet, homes for a mile along the
but by milepost, and a sharp island's shore. To this day these
blast of the horn signals that a Indians trade pelts for life's
package is waiting by the track. necessities at the Hudson's Bay
There might be a short delay Co. store.
while a grisly trapper, laden The island is a strange study
down with packsack and canoe in contrasts. Here an ultramod-
over his head, climbs aboard. ern hospital cares for the Indians
Train time is a big event in and Eskimos of the northland
Moosonee. Summer or winter, whose nurses not long ago re-
the station platform will be ceived isolation pay. A short
packed with residents of the walk away, near a supermarket-
settlement, some waiting for style trading post, is one of On-
friends or freight, most of them tario's oldest buildings a
just out to watch the Polar Bear blacksmith shop, built in 1740
come in. and which today houses, along
To the first-tripper, the sights with the original forge, many
and sounds of Moosonee are mementos of early trading days.
about as familiar as those of Down the road is the ancient
Always a thrill for youngsters is when the Polar Bear Express rolls into Katmandu. This is no Hollywood Anglican church with its beaded
Moosonee. version of a neat, tidy trontier moocehide altar cloths and Cree
PAGE Six INc0 TRIANGLE
language prayer books. Behind tourist lodges with good accom- Timmins, Highway 101 to Iro- the great obsession and during
it is the tiny graveyard whose modations and reasonable weekly quois FaUs and then Highway the Gemboree there is a giant
markers tell of the deaths of rates. The Sunday ,rnorgashord, 11 all the way into Cochrane. swap table. Children are among
many of the early traders and offered at both just before the It's about a five-hour drive from the keenest enthusiasts, They
missionaries of the outpost. train leaves, is excellent. There Sudhury. are sharp-eyed and make good
The Ontario government step- are also two provincial parks Highway 11, the famed Trans- swappers. Much of the festival
ped in several years ago to that are free to campers - Canada northern route connects is geared to their needs and
preserve what is left of the for- Polar Bear Wildernes5 Park, a with Highway 17 at North Bay. there is a children's day with
tress trading post and a prize few miles north by canoe, and Worth a visit are the pulp and prizes and halfprice rides.
possession is the island's only Charles sland's Provincial Park, paper mill at Iroquois Fafls and Admission is $1 a day for
stone building, a powder mag- a half mile away. the mining museum in Cobalt. adults for the first two days,
azine befieved to have been built Getting to Cochrane for the The entire northeast is a treasure $1.50 for the final three; no
about the same time as the train is easy. There are two trove for those interested in charge for children under 12;
blacksmith shop. routes from the Nickel District rocks and rockhounding with free parking. Further information
and both are equally interesting, over 50 different native min- is available from: Rockhound
There's a sense of timelessness
with plenty of provincial parks erals, and Moosonee and Moose Gemboree, P.O. Box 691, Ban-
to Moosonee and Moose Factory
along the way. The shortest Factory are prime areas for fossil croft, Ont.
Island, a deceptive feeling that
route is to take Highway 144 to hunters. In Ontario, almost anywhere
here is a community that will
you travel affords good mineral
forever be a refuge from a more
collecting. Certain areas, of
hectic life. Part of this romance
is due to the beauty of a true
wilderness country, where one
Rock festival with a difference course, are better than others.
Three most likely areas, in addi-
You probably won't strike it rich lilac-hued calcite, jet black horn- tion to Bancroft, are: Cobalt,
can still gaze at a star-scattered
here, but you're sure to be kept blende, milky white tourmaline Canada's once fabulous silver
sky through smogless air, and
and bright green amazonite, plus mining area; the Niagara Falls-
where the charging tempo of in the chips.
a score of rare minerals dis- to-Toronto horseshoe, and the
the twentieth century seems to Precious and semi-precious
disappear as silently as the tide. covered in only one or two other Canadian shore of Lake Superior
stones, the elite of the earth's along Hwy 17.
But the sight of power dams en upper crust, are the main attrac- places in the world. The pre-
route, the roar of airplanes, the tion each summer when Bancroft cious materials are found on
sweep of the radar antenna at
the Canadian Armed Forces
plays host to some 20,000 North rockpiles, in quarries and pits,
but mostly in the dumps of the
Parks cost more
American rockhounds for an an-
base, warn of an old way of life old uranium mines. Campers will pay more this year
nual five-day Gemboree, largest
moving slowly to an end. There's Set in a 20-acre tent city, the to visit Ontario's 113 provincial
mineral show of its kind in
only a few miles of roadway Gemboree includes field trips, parks. Revised fees include an
around Moosonee, but they're visits to abandoned mines, swap- increase from $10 to $15 for
From August 1 to 5, devotees seasonal vehicle permits.
cherished by the inhabitants. from both sides of the border ping sessions and mineral dis-
You'll see lots of old cars with plays, besides demonstrations of The daily campsite fee, which
will converge on this community, includes vehicle entry, is up $1
back-dated plates or no plates about 30 miles south of Algon- gemstone cutting and various
at all, and seemingly everyone other facets of the pastime. Over to $3.50 or to $4 with electricity,
quin Park, to take part in a rock
drives a motorcycle or scooter. the years the scope has expanded where available. The interior
festival with a difference, a big
There are few souvenir bar- to include hobbies in general: camping permit, which allows
hit since it started in 1964.
gains to be found. Moosonee driftwood displays, leathercraft, the holder and other occupants
With only a hammer, a chisel,
artisans are well aware of the gemstone jewelry and rare coins. of his boat or canoe to use canoe
a small satchel and not much
popularity of the tourist trains Besides providing a total intro- routes and camp in unorganized
money, you can enjoy the all-
and many will hawk handicrafts duction to the sport, the Gem- campsites, is $2 per night or $20
family recreation of rockhound-
to the new visitors as soon as ing. boree adds the fun of a fair, with for 16 days.
they step off the train. Prices for such extra features as western The daily vehicle permit is up
For the uninitiated, a rock-
carvings and drawings, for ex- hound is an amateur geologist music, square dancing and out- 50 cents to $1.50 and the bus
ample, although not as extra- with the adventurous spirit of a door corn roasts. entry permit has jumped from $6
vagant as in the south, are still sourdough who goes hunting for For all collectors, swapping is to $10 a day.
higher than you might expect. gem and mineral rocks. n the
Extended visits are possible in advanced stages of his pursuit
Moosonee as there are two he goes in for gemstone cutting,
polishing and making jewelry.
The Bancroft area hit mining
headlines in the early 1960s fol-
lowing rich finds of pitchblende
for the production of uranium.
Abounding in ores which make
it a rockhound's paradise, the
district lying within a 35-mile
radius of the village is considered
one of the best mineral-collect-
1L ing localities in all Ontario,
yielding some of the world's
A PC I most prized varieties.
The entire mineral kingdom
contains some 2,000 species.
Well over 200 of these are found
in Ontario, and the Royal On-
tario Museum in Toronto has
over 70 specimens from the
Bancroft region alone.
Not far from Kenogami on Hwy. 11, Found here is such lapidary
you'll see this impressive water- loot as blue sodalite Ontario's
shed marker. mineral emblem), emerald beryl, Youngsters are welcome at the Bancroft Gemboree.
JUNE 1972 PAGE SEVEN
our employees are
a colorful group
More than 18,000 in number, Inco's Sud- Ron Pink is a loner - he's the one and A welder at Copper Cliff South Mine, Don
bury district employees come in all shapes only Pink on the payroll. Blue shares his name with two other
and sizes. Some are short, some are tall, A planning foreman at Carson Mine, Inconites, Carry Blue at Carson and Tom
some are fat and some are thin - a very Ron was born in Ottawa and at age 15 Blue at Coleman Mine.
colorful group. Just how colorful became moved to Washington, D.C., with his Using an arc welder, Don is running a
clear when we leafed through the Copper parents following his father's retirement bead weld on a damaged hoe ram swing
Cliff payroll lists and turned up no less from the RCMP. bracket.
than nine colors among the names. Returning to Canada in 1957, Ron chose He was born and grew up on a 100-
Representing the 33 Whites on the roll, Sudbury as a place to settle in order to acre Tehkummah township farm on Mani-
Clarabelle mill shift boss Ron White was be close to relatives on his mother's side toulin Island, and left there for Sudbury
photographed in the crushing plant while of the family, the Pernu's. to enter the working world at age 17.
casting a critical eye over a spare crusher He started with International Nickel at Don came to Inco in 1956, started at
eccentric. Murray Mines, and transferred to Carson the Copper Cliff Smelter, and was a crane-
A Sudbury lad, and the son of Frood in 1959 where he became a shift boss in man prior to going underground at Carson
mine pensioner Peter White, Ron was 17 1966. He was appointed mine safety engi- in 1966. He switched from hoistman to
in 1950 when he joined Inco at the Copper neer in 1970, and to his present position welder in 1970, and moved to Copper
Cliff Mill. He was promoted to sectional in 1971. Cliff South Mine earlier this year.
foreman there in 1966 and to shift boss Ron married Shirley MacKay from Prince A recently purchased tent trailer is the
in 1969. He moved over to the Clarabelle Edward Island in 1959. They have two current weekend home for Don and his
Mill when it came on-stream in late 1971. daughters and a son. wife Donna and their three youngsters.
Ardent travellers who spent their last
three vacations in the Barbados, Jamaica
and Puerto Rico, Ron and his wife Terry
are parents of three sons and a daughter.
PAGE Escwr INco TRIANGLE
Working out of Creighton No. 5 Mine, Fifty feet up in the air in the Orford build- The largest color name group are the
Roy Black operates the No. 7 shaft sand ing at Copper Cliff, George Green is at the Browns. They total 42 and can call for
fill cement plant at the Creighton Mill. controls of one of the building's three reinforcements from two more with that
"There have been times," he said with 75-ton travelling cranes that service the additional "e".
a grin, "when being Black has led to a few electric furnaces, the acid shells, and the Copper refinery section inspector Gerry
amusing situations. I recall the time when three OB converters. George is one of 13 Brown is a member of this executive club.
George Blue, Fred Green, Alvin Brown and Greens employed locally by Inco. Here he checks plating voltage in the
I got in line at the time office window He knows the Orford building very well, plant's tankhouse.
to pick up our cheques. By the time the and so he should, he's worked there since Born in Westmorland, jamaica, Gerry
clerk got to me his eyebrows were up to he left his home town of Eganville to work moved to Canada and Sudbury in 1967.
his hairline." for International Nickel in 1942. "My brother Cliff was working at the
Roy has three others with the same sur- A craneman since 1944, and with a good copper refinery and encouraged me to
name to keep him company on the payroll head for heights, George enjoys the some join him," he explained. We were later
list. what lonely life aloft. "I can see every- joined by brother Fred and became a cop-
The Ottawa Valley village of Waltham, thing that's going on," he said, "and han- per refinery trio. They've since left for a
Quebec, is Roy's home town. He travelled dling and manoeuvring those heavy pots warmer climate," he added, "they live in
east to Sudbury in 1939 and started his is a challenging occupation." Toronto."
Inco career as a raise driller at Creighton George married Beatrice Desjardines in A young lady from Verner, Lise Savignac
No. 4 shaft. He worked underground until North Bay in 1945, and they have a family was Gerry's bride of 1970. Their daughter
his move to the No. 7 shaft collar house of five ranging in age from 26 to 6. Diane is 13 months old.
in 1967. Apologies to Ken Silver at North Mine,
He and his wife Florence - whom he the 11 Grays and five Violetts, and Copper
married in 1944 while serving in the Cana Cliff general engineering department pen-
dian army in England - are parents of sioner Frank Orange, you weren't forgotten
four. - there was only room for six.
JuNt 1972 PAGE NINE
A million pounds of copper pours
out daily from the refinery's new
Last year, International Nickel cycle on a monorail loop. Each
sold over 340 million pounds of hoist load is raised and advanced
copper cast into shapes such as to the furnace charging position
wire bars, cakes and billets suit- where it is placed on a motor-
able for the manufacture of vari- ized car which moves ahead and
ous copper and copper alloy releases the charge into the fuN
products - and all of it came nace. The entire system operates
out of the Copper Cliff Copper sequentially once the operator
Refinery. Now, with an eye to starts it.
future demand for copper, the Melting furnace
refinery has just put on stream The melting unit is an
a novel system for horizontal ASARCO-designed vertical fur-
wire bar production. nace which consists of a cylindri-
The new complex features a cal shaft 29.5 feet high, with a
highly efficient natural gas fur- top diameter of 69 inches. it is
nace with three to four times lined with silicon carbide brick
the melting rate of the electric and equipped with 31 high-
arc furnace it replaces. The in- energy release natural gas burn-
stallation includes a charging ers around the lower circum-
system, gas-fired vertical shaft ference. Burners are positioned
furnace, holding furnace, two in four rows about two feet
pouring ladles, casting wheel, apart in the bottom 10-foot sec-
and handling and inspection tion of the shaft. Air and gas are
system, all with a nominal cap- preheated to 500°F. in separate
acity of 100 tons per hour - heat exchangers.
over one million pounds per The column of copper in the
shift. shaft moves downward as it
Copper cathodes from the melts in the burner zone making
tankhouse are delivered to an room for additional material.
unloading station where they are The furnace operates at high
picked up by one of four nine- heat efficiency due to the re-
ton capacity hoists which oper- covery of heat by the charge
ate through a semi-automatic from rising combustion gases.
ErnIe Rabeau, assistant manager with special responsibility for develop- Molten copper pours from one of two ladies into the pockets of a mould.
ment of the vertical furnace and casting system, watches a two-ladle
PAGE TEN INco TIUANGLE
Furnace control is maintained molten copper simultaneously
by one man from a central con- cvery 36-48 seconds, and then
trol room where burner rates on pass over impinging water sprays
each row of burners may be which control mould tempera-
adjusted to melting require- ture. At about 180° from the
ments. A reducing atmosphere pouring position the moulds are
of 0.5-0.7 percent hydrogen is mechanically inverted, dumping
maintained in combusted gases the wire bars onto a slat con-
to control the oxygen content veyor submerged in a water-
of the molten copper. filled cooling pit. In prepara-
At maximum firing, the total tion for the next casting cycle
gas consumption of the furnace the inverted moulds pass over
burners may reach as high as cooling and washing sprays, then
2,100 cubic feet per minute. to a mould dressing station
An important feature of the where the pockets are coated
unit is that there is never a with a slurry of bone ash in
large quantity of molten metal water. They are then mechan-
in the furnace at any time. The ically righted again ready for
possibility of a run-out which is refilling.
always of concern with metal The holding furnace and cast-
bath furnaces is therefore elim- ing operation are controlled from
inated. Quick reaction to oper- a console located above the
ator instructions was built in and wheel and directly in front of the
it can start melting about 35 pouring station.
minutes after the burners are Handling and inspection
ignited and stop melting in two The slat conveyor transfers the
minutes. wire bars from the cooling pit
Holding furance to the handling system compris-
Molten copper flows from the ing transfer and inspection con-
vertical shaft furnace through a veyors. As the bars are delivered
refractory-lined launder to an from the cooling pit they are
enclosed gas-fired holding fur- mechanically spaced and turned
nace of 20-ton capacity. This bottom side up on an indexing
is a cylindrical vessel which conveyor. Each casting is auto-
serves to equalize flow, tempera- matically stamped with INCO's
ture and composition. The fur- ORC trademark, and production
nace, mounted on trunnions, has symbols. The ORC trademark
an off-centre pouring spout and was established in the early 1930s
its rotation determines the rate when the refinery was called
of flow to the ladles from which Ontario Refinery Company and
molten copper is poured into was partially owned by INCO.
moulds on the casting wheel. The bars are conveyed indi-
A reducing atmosphere is also vidually over an automatic weigh
maintained in the furnace to scale which activates a paint
prevent oxygen pick-up in the spray to color code each bar
copper. according to its weight range,
The Clark casting wheel is 40 and then move to two parallel
feet in diameter and contains inspection stations where they
30 four - pocket solid copper are visually inspected and
moulds. The wheel drive is un- dressed to remove minor casting
usual because it is chain driven imperfections. Good bars are
by means of a hydraulic motor automatically stacked in bundles
and is programmed to position according to customer require-
automatically at the pouring sta- ments; advanced through an From the charging side, the air and gas duct-work, and preheating
tion once an operator starts the automatic strapping machine and equipment, surrounds the furnace shaft and burners.
cycle. two dial scales to the unloading
Two moulds are filled with conveyor for shipment.
The furnace charge car has just received a lift of cathodes ready for At one of the inspection stations, Harvey Bailey and Bill Flynn remove
dumping into furnace's top by chargeman Ron Kinoshameg. minor surface imperfections and check sizes of horizontal wire bars.
JUNE 1972 PAGE ELEVEN
Shift boss John O'Connor checks copper meltIng patterns InsIde the
furnace through a burner observatIon port.
Furnaceman John Ferguson monitors Individual burner settings in the
Two-ladle casting of wire bars shows holding furnace in upper left, laundry system, intermediate ladles, and control cubicle.
PAGE TWELvE INco TRIANGLE
Bourget, jim Mclean, Dave
Fenske, Walter Morrison, Gaston
Berthelot, vice captain jack
Wallgren, and briefing officer
Gerald joliat; Frood-Stobie Mine:
captain joe Shlemkevich, David
Bruce, Ed johnston, Carl Moore,
Richard Lampman, vice captain
Barry Deacon, and briefing offi-
cer Nelson Allan; Levack Mine:
captain Pat Arthurs, Robert Ner-
pin, Robert Cartwright, Michael
Gillis, jim Spicer, vice captain
Arne Maki, and briefing officer
Mel Guse; Garson Mine: captain
Gerry Clyke, Placide Dubois,
john Lacey, Sidney Penney, vice
captain john Laking, and brief-
ing officer john Dagenais.
Faced tough proMem
Scene of both the Inco com- Mel Guse briefs Levack captain
petition and local provincial Pat Arthurs.
finals was Copper Cliff Arena,
which for the Inco problem be-
Working fast, Creighton Mine team brings out a casualty. came the 1800, 2000 and 2200
levels of Blue Bell Mine. Burlap
was used to simulate the walls
of the drifts, crosscuts and ven-
Mine rescue in action tilations raises of the problem
The cagetender reported
Fire underground is one of the it this year. His team members
smoke in the mine's No. 1 shaft
emergencies that can give were Pat Boyle, Al Simpson, Leo
miners nightmares. Fortunately and smoke was coming out of
Seguin, Dale Muirhead, vice-
it's an extremely rare occurrance the return air raise, the teams
captain Brian Carson, and brief-
in metal mines, but if it does were told. Stench gas, the rotten
ing officer Gary Maclean.
egg smell used as an under-
happen it's good to know that They narrowly defeated last
each Inco mine has a well- ground fire warning in all Inco
year's top Inco team and all- mines, was injected into the
trained and equipped mine Ontario mine rescue champions
rescue team ready to spring into compressed air line and into the
from Frood-Stobie, captained by fresh air raise. All the produc-
action quickly. joe Shlemkevich. tion crews were accounted for
A simulated fire was the prob- As with the annual first aid at their appropriate refuge sta-
lem which confronted teams contests, the mine rescue tests tions, but two mine surveyors
from five Inco mines recently always spark keen rivarly among were unaccounted for, and these
when they spent a day in com- the mines, and each team dis- the teams were ordered to find.
petition for the john McCreedy plays a fine esprit-de-corps and Cause of the fire was a ground
trophy, presented to the top discipline. in a power cable which resulted Joe Shlemkevlch shows strain after
Inco mine rescue team. Members of the other Inco it's all over.
in a breakdown in two service
A team from Creighton Mine mine rescue teams were Copper raises. Both these raises were
captained by Phil Fournier won CUff North Mine: captain Aurel cribbed and dry and the cribbing john Hallows and john Guthrie;
was on fire. Smoke and intense Hank Derks, Inco safety assistant
heat prevented the teams from (mines) and jock Thom, Falcon-
getting to the top of the raises bridge safety supervisor, also
until the bottom was barricaded, acted as field judges Inco super-
thus cutting off the oxygen sup- visory mine rescue personnel
ply to the fire. Then by open- gave a hand in briefing the
ing water lines at the top of the teams and conducting oral tests.
raise, water could run down and
quickly extinguish the fires.
Wearing their Drager breath-
ing apparatus, the teams were in
darkness all the time during the Continued from Page 5
competition. Their only light If any exploration is under-
was from their hat lamps. One taken it will probably be for
of the two surveyors was found academic rather than economic
unconscious and was given an reasons. Few exotic minerals
extra Drager, and lifted out on have been found up there and
a stretcher. His dazed partner "all indications are that the
was also given a Drager and was rocks on the moon are similar to
escorted to the cage and safety. rocks on earth," Don said.
Chief judge for the all-day 'There's no indication of ore
The winners and their trophy: Alan Simpson, manager of mines Mel event was Harry Moorhouse of bodies as we know them on
Young who made the presentation, Gary Maclean and Phil Fournier the Ministry of Natural Re- earth, although some of the rock
holding the McCreedy trophy, Pat Boyle, Hank Derks, and Crelghton sources, who also set the prob- samples have been higher in
No. 9 underground superintendent John Smith; front row: Creighton area titanium than similar rocks on
safety supervisor Norm Lessard, Leo Seguin, Brian Carson and Dale lem. Assisting him from the
Mulrhead. government department were earth," he added.
JUNE 1972 PAO1 ThIRTEEN
Twelve hundred choralists and 150 of the Young Sudbury 72 concert. of Education, 66 local schools
young musicians are in thIs photo Sponsored by the Sudbury Board participated.
Inco's 1,250-foot superstack Is now almost 90 per cent complete and
wIll be on-stream the end of August. The stack's largest lIft ever was
recently hoisted to the bottom of the liner. It's this 110-ton transItion
piece whIch bridges the breeching and liner. Work remaining on the
stack includes Installation of electronics in the electrostatIc precipltators,
and the completion of the breechlng whIch attaches to the stack flues. SIxty-four enthusIastIc golfers en-
tered mines engineering's annual
golf tournament, held thIs year at
Lively Golf Club. Gil Quesnel,
Frood engineering, tees off on the
course's fourth hole. HIs partners
are Greg Kuzyk, Copper Cliff North
Mine, Len Faulkner, Creighton No.
9 Mine, and Ed Skene, Frood Mine.
Sudbury's first "tourists of the week" were taken on a tour of Clarabelle
Mill, Clarabelle Open Pit, the superstack and the taIlings farm, At the
Open pit observation point, Inco public relations officer Brian HemIngway Les Lew'
uses the pit's giant map to describe the region to celebritIes Mr. and Mrs. Port Colborne held its annual Memorial Day Parade May 28. Sponsored
Arthur Brogan of Nova Scotia. Looking on are Chamber of Commerce by the Royal Canadian Legion and the city, a large number of bands
vice president Bob Bryson and controller Murray Davidson. participated in the parade and the services held at the cenotaph.
PAGE FOURTEEN INCO TRIANGLE
Popular Stew Augustine retires
Described by his Port Colborne joined Inco at the Port Colborne
friends as a real nice guy", Refinery in 1935.
Stewart Augustine recently re- His first job at Inco was on
tired after 37 years' service at the box floor in the electronickel
the Port Colborne Nickel Re- refinery and Stew remarked that
it would probably take 25 years'
finery. The regard in which he
was held was amply indicated seniority to hold down that
same job today. Stew joined the
by the overflow crowd that
accounting department as plant
taxed the Port Colborne Clubs
metals clerk in 1936. He became
facilities to the limit at the fare-
assistant works auditor in 1955,
well dinner in his honor. assistant division comptroller in
Vern Barker, plant manager, 1960 and division comptroller in
acted as chairman for the eve- 1962. During re-organization of
ning and Gordon Machum, the Ontario Division in 1971, his
assistant general manager (pro- title became comptroller, Port
Colborne Nickel Refinery.
cessing) for the Ontario Division
was among the several speakers Stew and Eleanor Lambert,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
who lauded Stew's service to
Lambert of Port Colborne, were
the company. Gordon presented
married in 1936. They have one
Stew with a hi-fi set on behalf son, Jan, presently on staff at the Mary Sitko
of everyone at the party. Copper Cliff Nickel Refinery. Children should wear lifejackets at all times, even when ar i adult is
Two grandchildren are their present. Perhaps thIs group will get the message during Sal e Bcatlng
Stew was born in the village Week, July 1-7.
of Humberstone, now incorpor- pride and joy.
ated into the city of Port Col- It has been Stew's boast that
borne, in 1912. After finishing
high school in 1932, he joined
in all his 37 years at the plant he
has never missed reporting for
Be water-wise, wear life jackets
the Humberstone branch of the work on New Year's Day to start Watercraft deaths or accidents water conditions warrant. A life-
Imperial Bank of Canada as the ball rolling on the yearly re- each year result almost entirely jacket lying in the bottom of a
ledgerkeeper and relieving teller. ports - some mornings in spite from various kinds of human boat is little help to a non-
He remained with them through of his New Year's Eve celebrat- failure - from conscious refusal swimmer thrown into the water.
the depression years until he ing. to obey laws to pathetic ignor- Children should not only wear
ance of boat operating pro- lifejackets at all times when in
cedures. boats or around water but
One of the highest priorities should also be taught how to
for boating safety is the wearing float in them.
of a life-jacket. Of the more Power boat owners should pay
than 200 drownings from boat- attention to safe fueling prac-
ing accidents each year in Can- tices. Switches should be off
ada, more than 80 per cent of and not flipped on during fuel-
the victims were not wearing ing, and smoking, of course,
lifejackets. should be forbidden. All pas-
While the law requires that sengers should be off the boat.
there must be a lifejacket or Certain Canadian waters are
cushion of the type approved by becoming crowded with boats,
the Ministry of Transport for and powerboats have a greater
every person in a boat, people responsibility to take care when
continue to ignore it. Reasons they approach canoes, row
vary. Some just don't know the boats, sailboats and water skiers.
law. Minor inconvenience or Running lights are required for
expense may be the poor ex- operation after dark.
cuse for boat owners or pas- It is illegal to:
sengers failing to buy or rent
lifejackets. • operate over-powered craft;
There is also need for im- • tow water skiers without a
provement in operating, loading, second person in the boat
fueling and safety equipment. to observe and relay the
Of the more than two million skier's signals to the oper-
pleasure craft owners in Canada, ator;
too many are unsure of the • operate an in board boat
handling qualities of their boat. without a Class B1 (carbon
Some, for example, don't under- dioxide dry cFemical) fire
stand the planing characteristics extinguisher;
of boats. Others who switch
• buzz other boats and swim-
from outboards to inboards do
not allow for rate-of-turn differ-
ences. Boating can provide hours of
Operators who crry a suffici- enjoyment but thought and
ent number of lifejackets in their common sense comes before fun
Stew Augustine thanks his friends. Looking on are Bob Browne, Stew's boats do not always insist that if one wants to remove the
wife Eleanor, and Margaret Barker. occupants wear them when possibility of an accident.
JUNE 1972 PME FiFTEEN
On the banquet circuit... Copper Cliff curling
Binoculars were awarded to the winners of the SIngle Rink Event: Mike
Krossey, Bill Beavers, skip Wayne Leavoy, and Aldo Long.
Largest curling club in the Nickel Belt, the 400-member Copper Cliff
Curling Club closed out its 56th season recently With an awards night.
Winners of the J. R. Gordon event were Les Parr, Bob Patterson, skip
Gord McQuarrle and Aldo Long. They won golf carts as prIzes.
Colts event win-
ners were skip
Cec Brown, Verdy
and John Gibson,
both of whom
were absent for
the photo. They
with electric carv-
The Spence Beav-
Skip Ralph Shore's squad won the Inter-Rink Event and took home golf er Memorial Tro-
bags as prizes: Stan Maggs, Ed Riddoch, Ralph, and Ray Caverson. phy goes to the
John Henry, Bob
Coulter, skip Ken
Silver, and (ab-
sent) Gary Tuomi.
Hunting jackets went to the victors in the Toronto-Dominion Event:
Yacker Flynn, skip Gord McQuarrie, Dick Hobden, and Roy Sipprell.
The winners of the W. T. Waterbury Event for shift curlers missed the
bash as they were, appropriately, working 4-12 shift. They were skip
Ron Gauthier, Baptiste Comin, Steve Oreskovich, and Jerry Dubrueil. A cake designed as a curling stone was the centrepiece at the 25th
anniversary of the Ladies' Section of the Copper Cliff club. On hand
were Elsie Madill, drawmaster when the club was founded in 1947, Betty
Hazleden, the clubs first president, Ad Storey, incoming president, Doreen
Buchanan, outgoing president, Evelyn Pilatske, a charter niember, and
Irene Beres, a new member.
PAGE SIXTEEN 1NC0 TRIANGLE
• and Inco hockey
Tops In the four-team mines shift league Is Frood Mine, back row: Ed Murdock, Mike
Jordan, Bob Nesbitt; centre: manager Edred Dickle, Al Tryon Gordon Lamore, Ernie
Rogerson, coach Ken Lavalley; front: Conrad Pilon, Len Lamore holding the Frocxl-
Stobie Athletic Association hockey trophy, Carl Lahti, and Fred Brebant.
Grouped around Munroe Smith, longtime chairman of
the Creighton Athletic Association, are David Kitey,
top goalie in the Creighton minor hockey league and
Jerrol White, the leagues top defenceman. Kneeling
in front are Danny Hreljac, captain of the "Chicago
team, playoff champs, and also the league's top scorer,
and Wayne Cuti, assistant captain of the Chicago team.
Seventy4wo Creighton youngsters participated in the
leagues five teams and at the banquet presented
Munroe with a fishIng rod and reel in appreciation for
his hard work on their behalf.
Smallest team in the Copper Cliff league, but all heart, the Reverb Aces
won the Cliff championship in a twogame total point series with Town.
Team members are, standing: coach Ivan Thurlow, Oliver Mukkala, Steve Over 200 youngsters participated in the Copper Cliff Athletic Association's
Watktnson, Dale Brown, Peter Lawtis; kneeling: Mike Laroque, Ray Butler,
and ivan Pigeon. Absent for the photo were folly Gervais and Jack Carré. minor hockey program. Representing their championship teams are
captains Ross Grooms of the atom dIvisions 'New York, Fred Taylor
who led the Bantam's Toronto team, Alan Butler of the pee wee's
'Toronto", and Scott Kudia's "Montreal" squirts.
NEXT MONTH: The bowling banquets
JUNE 1972 PAcE SEVENTEEN
Finlind and she crne to Cinadi THOMAS CORN4THWAITE
a ycar later than Osmo. They Since retiring is a shift hos
RETIREMENTS met and were married in Siid-
bury in 1934. Two of their three
daughters are married to Inco
men. Barbara is Mrs. Allan La-
from the Copper Cliff Refinery,
Tom has been busy upervking
the operation of Pliza '69 here
D. LLOYD YOUNG ANDREAU JUNEAU
When "Lloyd was 16 he left "Sailing the Great Lkcs for 14 chance and her husband a
ThesaIon and came to Sudbury years as wlieekmdn on one of leader at Levack. Wendy is Mrs.
to work at Frood Mine. Being the CPR pdsenger liners be- Don Watling dnd her husband
young and cirefree, he quit in tween Port McNicol and Fort i' at Creighton. Seven grand-
1929 and was later hired on by children complete the family.
i ROLAND MALLETEE
When "Oscar" \allette met his
bride-to-be, Yvette Cloutier, on
,, - the skating rinks in Gateneaux, in Sudbury and seems to enjoy
' ;! Quebec, he said their meeting every minute of it.
was just "luck". They were mar- Manchester, England, was his
birthplace and he came to Can-
ada as a young lad. In 1928 he
William was quite an experi- started at the Copper Cliff
Fraser-Brace Construction where ence," recalled Andy Juneau. Smelter but broke his service to
he helped construct the copper However, contrary to the old work for CIL for three years. He
refinery. In 1935 he was rehired adage, a girl in every port, he returned to the smelter and later
by Inco and started at the cop- remained true to only one, transferred to the refinery. Prior
per refinery as a pipefitter and Clorinde Boyer of Lafontaine, to joining Inco in 1928, he was
was a maintenance foreman Ontario whom he married in one of the first employees at
there at retirement. 1935. the Eaton Groceteria, until they
ned there in 1931 and later came
Lloyd and his wife, the former They have four children and went out of business.
to Sudbury where he started with
Mary Tremblay, have six children one grandchild. Tom married Winnifred Finley
Fraser-Brace Construction in the
and eight grandchildren. Two of Andy was born in 1910 at Vic- at Sudbury in 1933. Their family
mechanical department, con-
their sons work for the company. toria Harbour, near Midland, and consists of six children and 12
structing Inco's concentrator and
Wayne, who lives in Thompson, at age 14 started working in the grandchildren. Their daughter
converter buildings. Later he
is in the mechanical department local saw mill. A year later he Rona is married to Don Sabou-
joined Inco and during all of his
there, and David is an appren- left to begin his sailing career. rin, who is a tram operator at
35 years with the company, he
tice mechanic at Copper Cliff. In 1935 he moved to Port Col- Creighton Mine.
was a maintenance mechanic
Daughter, Marilyn, is married to borne and found employment and maintenance foreman at the GLEN GONYOU
Rene Nault who is an under- with Fraser-Brace Construction Copper Cliff Smelter. Glen, who was a powderman at
ground supervisor at Copper during the addition of Nos. 8, 9 They have four sons and four Creighton No. 3 shaft, is known
Cliff North Mine. and 10 units to the electronickel grandsons. Their son, Guy, is a as "Rocker" to many of his
ED WINN refinery department. utilities foreman at the Iron Ore former work mates. He was
After 36 years' service in the One year later he joined Inco Recovery Plant, and Marcel is a born in Deseronto where he
Port Colborne Nickel Refinery, in the EN.R. department and re- craneman in the converter build-
Ed Winn has put away his last mained there for 36 years as ing at the Copper Cliff Smelter.
test tube and entered the final basement labor, boxman and
assay in the nickel shipment anode scrap washer. The last JOHN DUPONT
10 of the 20 years he spent with To Jack Dupont retirement
the scrap wash gang were as means he will have more time
head man. to pursue his hobby of collect-
ing coins and attending conven-
After arriving in Canada from
ci Finland in 1928, Osmo worked
for a short time in the bush
worked in a canning factory
prior to enlisting in the Army
-...-.-- camps and later became a milk- Service Corps. After the War he
man. He recalls many cold days heard Inco was hiring and he
record book. Now he says, "I'll when he travelled to Creighton headed for Sudbury.
have lots of time to pursue my Glen was married in 1969 to
favorite hobbies" They include Betty Garner in Lively. He has
camping, which his family has two daughters and three grand-
done coast-to-coast. Hunting tions as a member of the Nickel
woodcock and fishing will fill Belt Coin Club. Coin collecting
The Gonyous enjoy travelling
in any spare time. hasn't been just a passing inter-
and watching television.
Ed was born in and received est for him, but a pastime he
his early education right here in engaged in before joining Inco ARTHUR BURDEN
Port Colborne. Following three at Creighton Mine in 1941. Jack Before becoming an Inco man,
years at Queen's University, he did various jobs during his years Art worked in a number of
joined Inco in 1936 in the gen- in his horse-drawn wagon to at Creighton and was an ore mines: lead and zinc, gold, and
eral lab and except for a brief deliver milk. When the oppor- pass tender at retirement.
period in the research lab, spent tunity came in 1930 he joined In 1933 he married a girl from
all his time there as an analyst. Inco at Creighton Mine and his hometown of Pembroke, and
Freda Christiansen, RN., from few months later transferred to her name was Eileen Lavigne.
Pembroke came to Port Colborne Frood where he worked the Along with their three sons they
to nurse a mutual friend's wife balance of his 41 years' service. have 15 grandchildren and one
and that is how they first met. At retirement Osmo was a skip great-grandchild. Their son, Gary,
They were married in 1937 and tender. is in the leaching section of the
have three children. Aune Kivi was also born in Iron Ore Recovery Plant.
PAGE EIGHTEEN INCO TRIANGLE
he also did some development Blake and they have one son opened in 1950. At retirement came to work for Inco in the
work on claims. and three grandchildren. he was a general foreman. general lab. He transferred to
He started with the company the PM. Lab in 1945 as an
Looking for steady employ- Espanola-born, Gabrielle Arse-
in 1930 when the Copper Re- analyst and remained there until
ment during the Depression, nault, became Ed's bride in 1930
finery first came into operation retirement.
George moved east to Sudbury at Sudbury. With 13 sons and
and one of his jobs at that time K athleen MacDonald be-
and construction work with daughters, and 40 grandchildren,
was making ladles. At the end of there are few lonely moments came his wife in 1936 and they
Nordale at Frood and Levack
his 41 years' service he was a for Ed and his wife. Their son, have two sons and three grand-
Mines. When this work was
general plant foreman. Roger, is a diamond drill boss children.
completed in 1940, George fin-
His wife, the former Leala Le- ally moved to Port Colborne at Copper Cliff South Mine and ROBERT SEAWRGHT
brick, was born in Sudbury and during construction of No. 12 daughter, Lillian, is married to Toronto-born, Bob Seawright
they were married in 1933. They Unit in the electrolytic refinery. Rino Delucca who is a first class came to Creighton in 1934 when
have three children and an even Later, George was offered two carpenter at Copper Cliff.
dozen grandchildren. months' carpentry work by Inco During the summer months
Art and his wife are enjoying and stretched it into the 30 their camp on the French River
the summer visiting with their years' service he had on retire- is the meeting ground for all of
daughters at their cottages. me nt. the family.
FRED SLOAN After the loss of his wife in
1955, George married her long- ARTHUR KUULA
When Fred Sloan came to Sud-
bury to work in the nickel mines time school chum, Kay Alex- Thunder storms used to be
it wasn't his first experience ander, in 1956, They have one worrysome because of the pos-
son, Kenneth, age 14. sibility of electrical power fail- he joined Inco as a yard laborer.
He became a first class mechanic
JOHN CHILLAK and was a hoistman and hoist
"I was tempted to quit several inspector the majority of the
times and go into greener fields time.
like some of my chums, but He and the former Mrs. June
somehow resist- Willett were married in 1964 in
ed the tempta- Sudbury. Bob has one daughter
' tion, which and a son, Bob Jr., who is em-
turned out to be ployed in the engineering de-
mining. He remembers seeing
the best thing in ures, but powerhouse operator partment at Coleman Mine.
large nuggets of gold in the Hol-
the long run." Art Kuula can sit back now and Besides being a golfer who can
linger Mine at Rouyn, some of
This was the way enjoy them. During their years boast of getting a hole-in-one
which weighed as much as a half
John Chillak at Nairn Falls, Art and his wife, twice, he is also a keen bowler
summed up his the former Beryle Potts, became and curler. Collecting records
It was in 1928 that he met and 36 years with the very fond of the picturesque area is another pastime of Bob's and
married the "schoolmarm" of company. in which they have made their he now has close to 4,500 re-
Vinton, Quebec's one room home. Mrs. Kuula takes care of cords in his collection, including
schoolhouse. "I had as many as He started on the line gang in
'35 and transferred to the Frood the Inco boarding house there. many of the original Caruso
46 students ranging from grades They have two children.
Open Pit until it ceased operat- records.
one to eight. Things got a little
ing, then moved on to the Clara- Art began his career with Inco
hectic at times and my whole MORLEY CHAPELLE
belle Open Pit in 1961. He was in 1941 at High Falls and later
day was divided into 10-minute Before coming to Inco in 1934,
a maintenance electrician and transferred to Copper Cliff, After
periods", recalls Mrs. Sloan. Six Morley had a varied career. He
on retirement was a maintenance the War he returned to High
children and 24 grandchildren was a rancher out west, a cook
foreman. Falls, later moving to Nairn Falls.
are not a problem to her after for the CPR and he worked on
He will be combining fishing
that experience. Both he and his wife, the road and bridge construction.
and watching television at his
Fred retired as a powderman former Mary Bodnar, were born camp on Lake Agnew.
from Frood Mine where he has and raised in Saskatchewan
worked since 1929. Their son where they were married in ELGIN PEThNGLL
Sherman, known as "Chucker", 1937. "I enjoyed working for the
is a shift boss at Garson. The Chillaks spend the winter Company and was always well
Fred is filling his spare time months in California with one treated during my 37 years'
with carpentry work and making of their three children and their service," remarked Elgin Pet-
small tables and chairs for his three grandchildren.
Prior to settling down, he de-
GEORGE DODDS EDMOND LEBRETON
cided to go to England along
Yorkshire, England, was the Ed Lebreton has worked his way with three cars of cattle from
birthplace of George Dodds. In up the ranks in the mechanical out west and, when coming
1926, he left for Canada and department during his 38 years through Sudbury, jumped off
4' the train to visit relatives.
He started in the mechanical
department at the smelter,
tingill. Born near Belleville in
1908, he moved the next year worked in the Orford building
.c. - with his family to Port Colborne as a craneman for 20 years, and
if --- r where his father worked for a was a shift boss in the converter
building upon retirement. He
settled in Saskatchewan doing service with the company. He
Elgin worked for three years
at the cement plant and during
was an Inco employee for 37
Morley was married to Millie
this time studied to become a
farm and then construction started out as a first class fitter dental technician. He finally Richer in 1935 in Sudburyfl They
work, in Copper Cliff then transferred opened his own business, but have three children and two
In 1934, he married Marjorie to Creighton when the mill finally closed shop in 1935 and grandchildren.
JUNE 1972 PAGE NINETEEN
THE GREEN !FBUMB
Home landscaping notes by
Well-planned and properly maintained shrub groupings, used as
foundation plantings or as border accents, lend an air of permanence
and quality to any home setting. These areas require a minimum of
maintenance once the initial construction is properly completed and
are therefore a desirable feature, from several points of view, to
the average home gardener.
In our northern climate with its severe winters, we have to be
very careful not to encourage prolonged rapid growth of trees or
shrubs into the late summer. This later growth is the result of grow-
ing conditions which are too ideal for the plant's own good. We
must keep this in mind when maintaining areas around trees or
There are two main causes of rapid plant growth: high fertility
Regular cultivating keeps weeds under control
and too much water. Once the shrubs have been planted properly, in shrub beds.
it is unwise to give them any more than a once-a-year feeding of
5-20-20 fertilizer @ 20 lbs.f1,000 square feet applied in early spring,
and lightly cultivated into the surface. I consider it a good idea to trees and shrubs will thrive very well. We must, of course, make
mulch a shrub bed with well-rotted cow manure every two years, allowances for unusual weather conditions or circumstances such as
in ear'y spring or late falL This maintains a good organic balance in overhanging eaves which will prevent natural rainfall from reaching
the soil as well as providing essential nutrients. the ground.
It is very important when cultivating or hoeing around trees or As a general summary, I'll remind you that shrubs are not the
shrubs to remember that the majority of the feeding roots of these same as annual flowers and if you treat them as such, you will not
plants are located in the top six inches of soil. Plants will not thrive have success with them. Many a successful flower grower in this
if their roots are being disturbed constantly so be careful not to area has concluded that his green thumb doesn't seem to apply to
damage them during cultivating. trees and shrubs, simply because he kills them with the kindness
Cultivating should be done only as a means of chopping such which is necessary to maintain flowers.
additives as manure into the surface or as occasional maintenance I hope that everyone is enjoying lush green lawns as a result of
necessary to keep weeds in control. It never should disturb the having tried the procedures outlined in the last article. It seems that
soil to a greater depth than two inches around established shrubs. many people are hesitant to accept the fact that they can't obtain
Once trees and shrubs are established, they become reasonably good results with their gardens simply by thinking about them. Try
independent in satisfying their water requirements. Given a good tackling the problem scientifically and with a bit of honest effort,
depth of soil and a good watering no more often than once a week, you'll be surprised with the good results.
Foundation plantings add a lot of beauty and value to your home.
PAGR TWRNTY INCO TRMNGLE