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                 N for Nickel in Canada's Coinage
                 (Story on   Pa 4)
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                                                                                                                                master of science degree from
                                                                                                                                Cornell University in 1932, and his
                                                                                                                                doctorate from the University of
                                                                                                                                Toronto in 1937. He published a
                                                                                                                                number of scientific papers, chiefly
  Published for all employees of The
                                                                                                                                in the field of x-ray mineralogy.
  International Nickel Company of
                                                                                                                                A newly discovered mineral was
           Canada Limited
                                                                                                                                named Michenerite in recognition
                                                                                                                                of his research work.
        D. M. Dunbar, Editor                                                                                                      Under the direction of Ralph D.
      D. J. Wing, Assistant Editor                                                                                              Parker, then general superinten-
  Editorial Office, Copper Cliff, Ont,                                                                                          dent at Copper Cliff, he and his
  Authorized as second cIas mail y the                                                                                          staff in co-operation with McPhar
  Post Office Department, Ottawa, and for                                                                                       Engineering back in 1948 pioneered
  payment of postage in cash.                                                                                                   the use and development of a
  Material contained in Inco Triangle                                                                                           revolutionary new exploration tech-
  should not e reprinted unle&s permission
  has been obtained from The International                                                                                      nique, an air-borne electromag-
  Nickel Company of Canada, Limited,                                                                                            netic method which hss proven of
  Copper Cliff, Ontario.                                                                                                        enormous value to International
                                                                                                                                Nickel and to the mining industry
                                                                                                                                at large.
                                                                                                                                  His marriage to Audrey BeU took
  First Effects of                                                                                                              place at Regina in 1936. They have
                                                                                                                                two sons and one daughter, with
  Expansion Showed                                                                                                              three grandchildren. They reside
                                                                                                                                in Toronto, and also have a farm
  In '68 Production                                                                                                             home within a few miles of the
                                                                                                                                ciy.
       In 1968 the first effects of Inter-                                                                                        Dr. and Mrs. Michener are now
    national Nickel's current produc-                                                                                           on a trip to New Zealand.
    tion expansion program began to
    be felt as the Company delivered
    480,840,000 pounds of nickel in all                                                                                              50 Years Married
    forms, compared with the 463,450,-                                                                                            An Inco pensioner since 1959,
   000 pounds delivered in 1967, it                                                                                             Lou1 Nagy, and his wife celebrated
   was announced at Toronto by                                                                                                  the golden anniversary of their
   Henry S. Wingate, chairman.                                                          Drawn for the Triangle by Ross Longul
                                                                                                                                marriage in Hungary with a recep-
      As in previous years, last year's              "Since she's been here nobody ever misses a shift."                        tion at their home on January 25.
   deliveries included nickel purchas-
   ed from various sources and de-
   livered to customers on a non-             capital expenditures this year will    sive exploration activities in Can-
   profit basis, but the amount of this       approximate $200,000,000 for Can-      ada have included the Arctic,
   purchased nickel was considerably          ada, the United Kingdom aixi the       Manitoba, the Ferguson Lake area
   less than in 1967. The greater             United States. For Canada alone,       west of Hudson Bay, New Bruns-
   deliveries of nickel of the Com-           they are expected to exceed $150,-     wick, and of course the Sudbury
   pany's own production, combined            000,000. Expenditures for explor-      district.
   with the higher prices received for        ation are also expected to increase.      His final role as a full-time em-
   nickel, copper and platinum-group                                                 ployee in establishing Inco's major
                                                                                     interests throughout the world was
   metals, contributed favourably to
   the year's earnings.
                                              Travelled the World'                   his part in the recent successful
                                                                                     negotiation of an agreement coveT-
      Net earnings of Inco in 1968
  were $143,745,000 (U.S.), or $1.93          In Search for Nickel                   ing the investigation of nickel de-
                                                                                     posits in Indonesia, but on his re-
  per share, slightly above the $141,-          For more than a quarter of a
  752,000 or $1.90 per share earned           century the world has been the         tirement his services will continue
  in 1967, Mr. Wingate stated. Divi-          beat, and new sources of nickel        to be available to Inco whenever
  dends totalling $91,475,000 were            the goal, of Charles E. Michener,      they are required.
  paid to shareholders last year, at a        who has retired on early service          A sixth generation Canadian,
  record rate fo the Company of               pension.                               Charles Michener was born in Red
                                                                                     Deer, Alberta. He is a brother of                  Mr. and Mrs. Nagy
  $1.23 per share.                              Joining International Nickel in
                                              1935 as mine geologist at Frood, he    His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Roland              They have been residents of Port
            Production Costs Up                                                      Michener, CC., Governor General            Colborne for 42 years. One of their
      The 1968 earnings were adversely        was appointed the Company's chief
                                              exploration geologist in 1945, and     of Canada.                                 three daughters, Mrs. William
  affected by greater production                                                                                                Zaitz, resides in Sudbury.
  costs for the Company. These re-            10 years later became vice-presi-            Mineral Named for Him
  sulted from its all-out efforts to                                                   He graduated from the Univer-              Mr. Nagy joined International
  crowd Increased nickel production                                                  sity of Toronto in geology and             Nickel at the Port Colborne re-
  in order to meet its customers'                                                    mineralogy in 1931, obtained his           finery in 1927.
  needs, and from higher employ-
 ment and supply costs, plus techni-                                                   Broomball Team Played Exhibition at Thompson
 cal and operating problems arising
 from increased dependence on ores
 of lower grade. Earnthgs were also
 adversely affected by a reduction
 of tax-exempt new mines" income
 in Canada and by tax surcharges
 imposed by Canada and the United                   Dr. and Mrs. Michener
 States.
     Income taxes for the year total-        dent of Canadian Nickel Company
 led $86,837,000, compared with              Limited, Inco's exploration sub-
 $78259000 in 1967.                          sidiary, He was made an assistant
     Record Company expenditures             to the vice-president of Inco in
were made for both capital projects          1967.
and exploration last year as Inter-             His headquarters were located
national Nickel pushed ahead in              at Copper Cliff until 1956 when he
its worldwide efforts to increase its        transferred to Toronto, where until
nickelproducing capacity. Explor-            his retirement he was Inco's prin
ation expenditures amounted to               cipal contact with individuals and
$17,028,000 (over 70 per cent of             organizations engaged in the field
which was made in Canada), as                of exploraticn.                         Representing the Inco office staff, this group of goodlookers put on a good
against a total of $13,252,000 in                  Explored Many Countries           show in an exhibition broombcU motch at Thompson prior to a Minor Hokey
1967,                                          South Africa, South America,
    Capital expenditures during the                                                  Week challenge game between the lnco hockey team, coached by J. Mc.
                                             Mexico, the Caribbean, Morocco,         Creedy, and the Thompson Bus Line Reds. The hockey team won 31 but the
year totalled $175,384,000 i142,-            Saudi Arabia, Greece, Turkey, the
370,000 for Canadian operations),            Scandinavian countries, the South       girls lost, 1.0. In the front row are Mieke Kimmel, Jean Campbell, Alice
compred with the total for 1967              Pacific, Australia and the Philip-      Klrka, Helena Knezevic, Kathy Oliver, ond Wendy Kachonoski; back row, coach
of $145,705,000, which was the pre-          pines have been among his ports         Ken Achter, Sadie Peters, Jeanette Assailley, Barbara Duncan, Pat Dwinnell,
vious high. It is anticipated that           of call over the years. His exten-      and Elaine Baldwinson.
          inc0              7am4JJLm




     Praud father of these three pretty misses, Brenda Lee, 6, Sandra            The wide open spaces of the pleasantly rural Gauthier subdivisian
     Lee, 5, and Debra Lee, 7, is oxygen plant stationary engineer               in Azilda is where Frood drift driller Ray Hebert and his family
     Claude Blake. Their mother, Carol, is a stenographer in the                 make their home. Born in Sudbury and raised in Welland, Ray
     electricalmechanical department at Copper Cliff. A native of                returned to the North and joined the Company in 1953. A native
     Coniston, Claude joined Inco in 1959, and Carol, a Sudbury girl,            of Maniwaki, Quebec, Ray's wife Carmelle is a French teacher at
     came to the Company in 1964. The Blakes have lived in New                   NotreDame School in Hanmer. Their allboy family are Jean
     Sudbury since 1964, are both ardent bowling and curling fans, and           Guy, 7, Claude, 10, Andre, 8, Alain, 3, and Daniel, 2. When
     enoy summer camping on the French River.                                    father has time to relax he enjoys landscape painting and movie
                                                                                 photography.
                                                      Alvin Jenkins op
                                                      crates one of the
                                                      big drill jumbos at
                                                      Creighton 3 shaft.
                                                      He and his wife
                                                      Alma hail from
                                                      Jamaica. They were
                                                      married in England
                                                      in 1956, and Alvin
                                                      worked at the coal
                                                      face of a Notting
                                                      ham mine untij
                                                      1966 when he
                                                      moved his family
                                                      to Canada and
                                                      started with Inca.
                                                     Their three happy
                                                     youngsters are Bev
                                                     erly, 8, Lorna, 6,
                                                     and Deborah, 18
                                                     months. Alvin is
putting the finishing tauches ta the new home he built an Picard Street,
Sudbury.                                                                         A brakeman at Coniston, Roger Goudreau started with the Cam
                                                                                 pany on the nickel reverbs at Copper Cliff in 1956, he maved to the
                                                                                 transportation department in 1964, and to Coniston in 1967. He
                                                                                 lives at Wanapitae. His wife Beverly was a Coniston girl, and
                                                                                 their two bright-eyed youngsters are Rodney, 2, and Darrell, 8.
                                                                                 Roger coaches minor hockey, plays softball, and between times
                                                                                 has earned a blue belt in ludo.


                                                                                                                                  Here's a foursome
                                                                                                                                  who've I i v e d in
                                                                                                                                  Thompsan Si n c e
                                                                                                                                  they left England
                                                                                                                                  in early 1968. A
                                                                                                                                  coal mine under
                                                                                                                                  manager in the old
                                                                                                                                  country, Brian
                                                                                                                                  Mou ntfrd is now
                                                                                                                                  working in the
                                                                                                                                  mine planning de
                                                                                                                                  partment at
                                                                                                                                  Thompson Ti shaft.
                                                                                                                                  He and his wife
                                                                                                                                  Mildred and their
                                                                                                                                 two youngsters,
                                                                                                                                  Nicola, 4, and
   With a 30 mph wind behind him Joe Dulaj of Port Colborne makes                                                                 Gary, 8, are com
   about 90 mph in the ice boat he built for himself, and his family                                                             fortably settled in
   agrees with him it's a super thrill. He's shown here with his                                                                 a smart new home
   wife Vera and children Patrick, 6, Jeffrey, 13, Joanne, 16, and                                                               onWestwood
   Brenda, 18. Joe came to Canada from Czechoslovakia in 1936,              Drive. Family fun includes summer4ime boating and fishing on nearby
   joired Inco at the Port Colborne nickel refinery in 1951 as a            Ospwagan Lake, Brian is an enthusiastic member of the Thompson drama
   machinist. Ice fishing and partridge hunting are his other pastimes.     group known as the Cambrian Players.
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                                                                         Although Canada started issuing nickel nickels" in 1922,
                                                                         last year was the first in which the Royal Canadian Mint in
                                                                         Ottawa produced 10-cent, 25-cent, 50-cent and one-dollar
                                                                         coins of pure nickel.
                                                                         Many factors were involved in the government's decision to
                                                                         switch to nickel coinage for all denominations except the
                                                                         one-cent bronze piece. As a coinage material, nickel is
                                                                         considered to be an ideal metal. Because of its corrosion-
                                                                         and-wear resistant properties, pure nickel retains a lustrous
                                                                         and pleasing appearance and has good malleability so that
                                                                         coins can be struck to show the finest detail. In addition,
                                                                         Canada, the world's largest producer of nickel, provides a
                                                                         ready source of supply. Also, seigniorage - government
                                                                         gain from the difference between cost of production and
                                                                         full value of coins - is much greater because nickel costs
                                                                         much less than silver. The major factor, however, was the
                                                                         rising cost of silver as well as its short supply.
                                                                         Design of the new nickel coins reverted to that used for
                                                                         the pre-Centennial silver issue. All carry the effigy of Queen
 Nick 5trip 5upptied by Intrnationa1 Nickel ii mode ready                Elizabeh II on the obverse side and, depending on the
                                                                         denomination, the reverse sides show as their motif Canada's
 for eding into blonking prwi which stamps out a marty                   coat-of-arms, scenes of national historical significance, or
 as 5.400 blanks a minute, depending on drnomination.                    Canadian flora and fauna.
                                                                         All of the five nickel coinage denominations were put into
                                                                         circulation at the beginning of August last year.




                                                                     Although nickel was isolated as     in coinage, over 10,000 tons of
                                                                   an element only 200 years ago,        nickel were used in 1968.
                                                                   coins minted in Bactria over 21
                                                                   centuries ago were similar in com-      In 1968, 147 countries, territories,
                                                                   position to our present-day 75/25
                                                                   copper-nickel coins.                  conferedations and states exclusive
                                                                                                         of Iron Curtain countries were
                                                                                                         producing and circulating approxi-
                                                                    Chinese bronze knife coins, con-     mately 900 denomInations of coins,
                                                                  taining from three to five per cent    of which 415 were made of pure
                                                                  nickel, were used as currency as       nickel or nickel alloys.
                                                                  early as 770 B.C.

                                                                    Since the first pure nickel coin       The most widely used coinage
                                                                  was issued by Switzerland in 1881,     material, an alloy of 75 copper
                                                                  61 countries have used the same        and 25 nickel, is used in more
                                                                  metal for 159 denominations in         than 270 denominations circulating
                                                                  216 types. The original Swiss coin     in 94 countries, The United States
                                                                  still shows most of the original       has used this alloy for it.s five
                                                                  detail of the dies,                    cent piece since 1866.

                                                                    The largest pure nickel coin was       In 1968, 22 countries were pro-
                                                                  the 20 Francs of Belgium, weighing     ducing or circulating 45 denomin-
                                                                  20 grams, The smallest is the 10       ations of pure nickel coins.
                                                                  cent produced by the Netherlands,
                                                                  weighing only 1.5 grams.                  Present indications are that 25
Inspection of nickel bkanks as they come out of blanking                                                 countries propose adopting or ex-
press. After being edge-marked they are placed into                 Coinage consumed 2,700 tons of       panding their use of nickel and
                                                                  nickel in 1958. Reflecting the         nickel alloys for coinage in 1969
an annealing furnace for softening, then cleansed bright          increased demand for coins, and        or 1970, involving 41 denomin-
prior to coining.                                                 the urgent need to replace silver      tions.
March, 1969 INCO TRIANGLE Page 5




                                                          After coins have been struck and Inspected, they are
                                                          courted automatically by a telling machine and put into       -
 Coining dies for the 25c denomination are examined for   bogs for shipment to the Bank of Canada for subsequent
 imperfections.                                           distribution to the chartered banks.




                                                          Every coin produced must meet a high standard of quality: -
                                                          weight, diameter and fineness are established by law.
                                                          One phase of the quality control is the testing of a
CoInage press operator examines a coin after coming       sample coin for imperfections in detail by this optical
off press                                                 comparatOr.
Page 6                                                           INCO TRIANGLE                                                                March, 1969




                       SHE WENT FROM RAGS TO RICHES BUT SHE REMAINED THE SAME TRUEBLUE DOWNTO EARTH MOLLY
From "Leadvitte" Johnny's rustic cabin to the glamor of European high of their romance and (right) as they entertained visiting "royalty" in their
society was the trail blazed by "The Unsinkable Molly Brawn". Played by Denver mansion: Larry Roach, Elaine Brown, Kjeld Bech, Lois Leach, Ed
Gerry Henderson and Dominic Favero, they're seen above (left) at the birth Kalailieff, Molly and Johnny, Eileen Boardman, Alex Danch and Marg Whalen.
                                                                              ance record, garnishing its reputa-
Port Colborne Society Set                                                     tion as one of Canada's best.
                                                                                 Based on a real-life story, "The
Record with "Molly Brown"                                                     Unsinkable Molly Brown" tells of
                                                                              a hillbilly ragamuffin who married
                                                                              Johnny Brown in Leadville, Color-
                                         A new attendance record of           ado and, after he made a great
                                       6500 was set by Port Colborne          silver strike, fought and scrabbled
                                       Operatic Society with its 23rd         for social recognition in Denver,
                                       musical production, 'The Un-           and cut a wide swathe in Euro-
                                       sinkable Molly Brown, which            pean society. A warm-hearted,
                                       played for a solid week at the Inco    down-to-earth character, she was
                                                                              undaunted by the snubs and
                                          The "Standing Room Only' sign       cre1ties she endured from the
                                        was out for the final two p -         aristocrats, and remained true to
                                        formances.                            her rough-diamond husband. Her
                                          Proceeds go to the Society's        reputation as "unsinkable" became
                                        special project of many years,        world - famous when she took
                                        purchasing new equipment and          charge of her lifeboat in the sink-
                                        toys for theClub.                     ing of the Titanic and made the
                                        Recreation chlidren's ward at Port    men keep rowing on the dark,
                                        Colborne General Hospital.
                                                                              stormy Atlantic despite bleeding
                                          "Molly Brown" presented an          hands and tortured backs, until
                                        extra challenge to the Society in     the 40 passengers were rescued.
                                       that, unlike other Broadway suc-             Her Second "Best Seller"
                                       cesses it has produced, this show        The part of Molly was a
                                       had no great song hits to spread       natural for Gerry Henderson, with
                                       its fame ahead of it, as did for       her sparkling vitality, unsinkable
                                       example "Oklahoma ", "South            spirit, and excellent voice. She          As usual many Inco families were
                                       Pacific, "My Fair Lady' and            swept the show along with her as          represented in the show by, for
                                 I4j "Brigadoon".                             she did in 1965 as Maria in 'The          instance: Jackie Crawford, Ray WiI
                                              Spread the Good Word            Sound of Music", the Society's            cox, Pat Chapdelaine, (seated) and
In a ritzy night club at Monte Carlo                                                 Continued on Page 16               Donna Cutler and Sarah Thompson.
Molly gently declined a romantic
                                          But early audiences soon spread
                                       the word throughout the Niagara
proposal from Prince Delong (Ed        Peninsula of another brilliant
Kakillieff). Their duet, Dolce Far     stage treat, and the Port Colborne
Niente, was a highlight of the show.   Company went on to an attend-
                                                       The artistry of Jim
                                                       Crawford, nicke'
                                                       refinery timekeeper,
                                                       in painting all the
                                                       scenery for the pro-
                                                      duction, caine in
                                                       for a ot of admir-
                                                       ing comment. He's
                                                      shown here chat
                                                       ting with Mrs.
                                                      "Dot' Fort, he
                                                      director. While in
                                                      high school Jim
                                                      won a scholarship
                                                      for a year's art
                                                      studies, but never
                                                      followed through
                                                      on this training
                                                      until he joined the     Others with Inco affiliations who, either on stage or behind the scenes, shared
                                                      backstage crew of       in the success of the outstanding production were Karen Mczrtrne, Marilyn
                                                      the Society five        MacDonald, Lenore Ellsworth (seated), and Doug Caidwell, Murza Armbrust,
                                                      years ago.              Pat Goss, Phyllis Nixon, Joe Lucas, Frank Getin.
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Tied with "Snoopy" for 1st place with their amusing ice sculpture Man in a
Bathtub", re Lively High class hA l.



Lively's First Winter Carnival
   Lively's first Winter Carnival        ice surface at the two skating
was a most enjoyable affair and          rinks.
 an unqualified siss.                      An ice fishing shack complete
   "We'll do it agn next y,"             with fishermen, smoking stove,             Congratulating the creators of "Snoopy", clas'                     rniva I
 said the gratified sponsors.            and other facilities, entered by           co-chairmen Charlie Tuttle and Jack Cooper.
   There were 12 colorful entries on     high school class 9A1, was judged
Main Street in the ice sculpture         the best float in the parade. Jack
conte9t, created by Lively High          Maskell received the award from                                                                 These are some of
                                                                                                                                         the youngsters who
School students.
   Small fry gathered after dark
                                         Copper Cliff mayor R. G. Dow,
                                         who officiated at the carnival in                                      Se   4-
                                                                                                                                         entered the costume
for a giant bonfire, and at a            the absence of Lively's mayor Len                                                               contest. Judged by
pseked high school teen dance the        Turner.                                                                                         Copper Cliff mayor
results of the carnival queen con-         The packed program included                                                                   R. G. Dow, Orest
test were announced, with pretty         snowmobile and sleigh rides and                                                                 Andrews, LivelyA.A.
and talented Brenda Peacock the          snowshoe golf. A log-sawing con-
                                         test was won by Ray Chateauvert                                                                 president Al Este
whiner.




                                                                                                                                     I
   A January thaw with freezing          with a record time of 23 seconds                                                                and Doug Soucie,
rain had the rink committee of           to cut a 12-inch pine. Pillow                                                                   first prize went to
John Taylor, Eric Fenton, Arnold         fighters straddled a pole and                                                                   Kim Cooper as
Hansen and Mason Logan working           walloped each other into the snow,                                                              a Chinese coolie,
through the night preparing the                 Conttnued on P.ge 15                                                                     second to Sheila
                                                                                                                                         Morrison as Nancy
Choosing the carni-                                                                                                                      Greene, and third
val queen from tith
                                                                                                                                         to Judy Robson for
bevy of young
beauties must have
                                              II                                                                                         her Christmas tree
                                                                                                                                         outfit.
been a soul-search-                      .


                                                                                     me ?eewee league
                                                                                    players took on the
                                                                                    mothers in a hilari-
                                                                                    ous hockey contest
                                                                                    which ended in a
                                                                                    draw, Facing off
                                                                                    for the mothers in
                                                                                    the picture is blonde
picture, Richard                                                                    bombshell Yackine
Condi:, organized                      • _\   ..           _______________          Flynn, who was
                                                                                    penalized several
                                                                                    times for playing
                                                                                    with intent to win
                                                                                    by clown-type
                                                    (Left) With their artistical-   referee Walter
                                                    ly sculptured "Seal with        Lalonde.
                                                   Ball", class 12A walked off
                                                   with a well-deserved 2nd
                                                   prize. The January thaw
                                                   that preceded the carnival
                                                   created ideal snow condi-
                                                   tions for sculpting by the
                                                   ambitious and talented
                                                   high school students.




                                                                                                                                                      'I
                                                    (Right): One of these
                                                   bright sunny days Humpty
                                                   Dumpty is due for a
                                                   sloshy fall, but until then
                                                   he'll sit proudly on hs
                                                   cold wall as class 9B's
                                                   winner of third prize.
                                                   Bright colors of the sculp.
                                                   tures mode a gay scene
                                        4
                       I                           Lively's Main Street.
  Page 8 INCO TRIANGLE March, 1969

          Preliminary Block i%Iodel Shows Layout of Complex IPC Refinery
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                                                                               compressors, reactors, decom posers, etc., and is particularly
 I HE carbonyl extraction concept in nickel refining may fascinate             valuable in planning the intricate service installations required.
 metallurgists with its "basic simplicity" but there's nothing simple          More detailed models of the equipment will be constructed later.
 about the plant required to put Inco's new pressure carbonyl pro-             Other major buildings in the complex will house the Kaldo con-
 cess to work Above is a preliminary block model of the refinery,              verters, the leach residue plant, and the oxygen plant extension.
 which will be over 800 feet long and 125 feet wide. Built by the              Construction of the IPC plant is underway at Copper Cliff on
 consulting engineers on the project, Blaw-Knox of Pittsburgh,                 the site between the copper refiner and the iron ore plant, with
 the scale model shows the layout of major equipment such as                   completion scheduled for 1971.
                                                                               cious metal-bearing intermediates     efficient current two-stage method
 New Refinery Will Use Two Big                                                 and refinery residues.
                                                                                 Refining of these materials in
                                                                                                                     of roasting and reduction.
                                                                                                                       Inco pursued this apparent will-
                                                                                                                     o-the wisp intermittently over a
 Innovations in Nickel Metallurgy                                              this automated plant is only the
                                                                               forerunner of other far-reaching
                                                                               developments. The pioneer appli-
                                                                                                                     period of 40 years, and finally its
                                                                                                                     research department studies made
      wo novel processes, developed by International Nickel's                  cation of the TBRC to nonferrous      clear the fundamental requirement
   T chemical metallurgy team, will be employed in the new $85 extractive metallurgy opens new                       for success -. use of a turbulent
                                                                               vistas in iron slagging, production   bath such as generated in a top-
   million refinery now under construction at Copper Cliff.                    of fire-refined metal, and metal      blown rotary converter.
         One is the introduction of the top-blown rotary converter             anode making. The IPC operations             Continuous Rotation
   (TBRC) to the nonferrous smelting industry for iron slagging                will expand to encompass treat-          The TBRC is a pear-shaped fur-
                                                                               ment of a number of other com-        nace, inclined at an angle and
  and metal making. The other is the application of the Inco                                                         continuously rotated at speeds as
                                                                               plex nickeliferous feed materials.
  pressure carbonyl process (IPC) to a wide variety of feed The pressure hydrometallurgy and                         high as 35 to 40 rpm. Oxygen Is
   materials for the recovery of pure nickel, cobalt and iron.                 solvent extraction procedures em-     blown on the top of the turbulent
                                                                               ployed for the residue treatment      bath through a lance, rather than
     These far-reaching innovations         In recent years the technology    will also broaden the technological    into the bath through tuyeres
  in the extractive metallurgy of        of nonferrous extractive metal-      base of Inco's process metallurgy.     along the side as with the Peirce-
  nickel were discussed in detail in     lurgy has made rapid progress.                                              Smith converter. The furnace Is
  a paper presented at the annual        Where once standard furnaces and         Simplifies Present Practices       from half to two-thirds full with a
  meeting of the A.I.M.E. in Wash-       electrolytic cells reigned supreme,     This refinery will have an im-      charge of about 50 tons.
  ington last month. Authors of the     we now find leaching and metal        mediate beneficial effect on Inco's      The TBRC has made a place for
  paper were Paul Queneau, assis-       recovery from pregnant solution       existing smelting and refining         itself in the steel industry in the
  tant to the chairman and consult-     -both at atmospheric and ele          operations by simplification of        Kaldo process, but predictions are
  ing engineer, New York, and three     vated pressure - competing effec-     smelter and electrolytic refinery      that it will have a greater impact
  staff members of the J. Roy           tively, oxygen permitting the here-   practice, improvements in metal                Oontnued on Page 16
  Gordon research laboratory at         tofore impossible in pyrometal-       recovery, and centralization of
  Sheridan Park, Toronto: C. F.         lurgy, solid and liquid ion exchange precious metals concentration.            AUTHORED PAPER
  O'Neill, director; A. Illis, techni-  procedures playing an ever-ex-          Feed preparation for the Inco
  cal assistant to the director; J. S.  panding role, and bacteria acceler-   pressure carbonyl refinery will be
  Warner, science adviser to the        ating leaching reactions.             carried out in top-blown rotary
  director.                                 Now additional competitors are    converters of the Kaldo type. The
      Rapid Technology Progress         entering the field, including the     complex feed mixture will be
    "In the final decades of the 1th    top-blown rotary converter            melted in the converter, top-blown
 century and for nearly the first         TBRC) and the Inco pressure with oxygen to a controlled
 half of the present one," stated the   carbonyl IPC) process"                amount of sulfur, and granulated.
 foreward of the paper, "the extrac-                                         The product will be fed to the IPC
 tive metallurgy of the sulfide ores            Versatile Techniques         plant where over 95 percent of the
 of nickel and copper adhered             These Inco-developed processes     nickel will be extracted as nickel
 staunchly to the perennial theme      are capable of economically treat     carbonyl for subsequent decom-
 of roasting, blast furnace or re-     ing a wide range of nickel-bearing    Dosition to pure nickel metal.
verberatory smelting, bessemeriz-      materials. Their reliability and         The residue from the IPC plant
 ing of furnace matte in side-blown    versatility in metal production       will be subjected to several hydro-
converters followed by electrolytic    from mineral concentrates, mattes,    metallurgical treatments to extract
or fire refining. The few important    metallic intermediates, semi re-      and recover the cont.ained copper,
exceptions to this routine -. such     fined products, refinery residues,    cobalt and sulfur, and to a smelt-
as electric furnace smelting of        process dusts and merchant scrap      ing step to produce an alloy rich
sulfide concentrates, ammonia          have been evaluated on a tonnage      in precious metals.
leaching of native copper bearing      basis over a period of years at          Nonferrous metallurgists have
ore, and atmospheric pressure          Inco's Port Colborne research         long dreamed of, and tried to
carbonyl refining of nickel - only     establishment, The first application  achieve, the direct conversion of
rippled the surface of an otherwise    of the process will be to treat a     molten nickel sulphide to metallic
tranquil mctallurgical pool.           combination of nickel crudes, pre-    nickel instead of the relatively in
  New Office Building Boosts
  Efficiency at Garson Mine
    A model of modern and efficient        efficiency offices, and staff change-
 design, the smart new Garson              room and lunchroom. Air-condi-           The 79-man engineering deparimeni occupies a large pan of Ihe Ihird Aoor.
 office building is an end result of       tioned and electrically heated, the
 steadily rising production tonnages       functional building has excellent        in Ihe foreground of Ihis piclure, laken in Ihe brighlly lit engineering office,
 at the mine.                              Ulumintion.                              production and engineering personn'l discussing Ihe developmenl of a new
    Increased change-house require-          The original layout and require-       load-haul dump area on Ihe 3000 level of Ihe mine are divisional foreman
 ments in the old premises, which          ments for the new building were          Wayne West, assislanl layoul engineer Wally Diff burner, general mine foreman
 date back to 1939, and which were         prepared by the Garson mine engi-        Sam Palaran, mine engineer Ken Conibear, and assisianl mine engineer Gu
 beginning to bulge uncomfortably          neering department, and the final        McLennan.
 at the seams, necessitated the
 construction of the three-storey          design by local architects in con-
 structure now housing mine super-         junction with the general engi-
 intendents office, engineering and        neering department at Copper
 geological departments, time and          Cliff.




                                                                                   Busily preparing Iheir slalislics and progress reporls on mine operalions, Ihe
                                                                                   mine efficiency group are seen here in Iheir new surroundings on Ihe second
                                                                                   floor. Al Iheir desks are conlracl engineers Don Auslin, and Enzo Massimiliano,
 This look info Ihe lime office shows drif I driller Gerard Sanche and shaft       mine efficiency engineer Fred Birchall, conlracl engineer Allan Massey, and
 inspeclor leader John MaIm in discussion wilh mine accounlanl Ken Barlow          assislanl mine efficiency engineer Arnold King. Shift boss Farrell Dussiaire
 regarding special vacalions. The olher members of Ihe oftice slaff who handle     is discussing a problem wilh Fred Birchall.
 Ihe lime of Ihe more Ihan 7,000 hourly rale personnel al Ihe mine are lime
 clerk Bob Hughes, assislanl mine accounlanl Vic Slone, and lime clerk Ray Joly.




                                                                                   Shown inspecling ore and rock samples from various seclions of Ihe mine are
                                                                                   members of Ihe geological deparlmenl in Iheir new quarlers on Ihe Ihird floor.
The office of mine supernlendenl Bruce King (righl) and assislanl superinlendenl   in Ihe foreground are mine geologisi Jack Chalmers, geologist Ron Depluck,
Harvey Bangle (in discussion wilh personnel officer Tom Scanlon) also doubles      and assislanl mine geologisl Elwood WohI berg. in background are Terry
as a conference room. II is localed on Ihe second floor.                           MocGibbon, Bill Brown, and John Angelini.
 Page 10 INCO TRIANGLE                                                                                                                        March, 1969
                                                                                                                         joined Inco at the Copper Cliff
                                                                                                                         smelter in 1939. Retired now on
                                                                                                                         service pension, he spent the last


    Retired on Jlnco en$ ion
                                                                                                                         20 of his 32 Company years as an
                                                                                                                         electrical department lineman ser-
                                                                                                                         vicing the slag dump trollery wires.
                                                                                                                           He and his wife, Irma Marcolini
                                                                                                                         when they were married in Copper
                                                                                                                         Cliff in 1939, have a family of four,
            BILL RYAN                   of the plant's first electrolytic unit            JOHN SKELTON                   with one grandchild. Their retire-
   Having weathered a heart attack      was underway. The first precious            One of the first things that dis-    ment plans include a trip to Paese,
 and a stroke during the last nine      metals laboratory was established         ability pensioner John Skelton         Italy, the town that Angelo left
 months of his 31 years with Inco,      in the basement of the now Inco           plans to do in retirement is to        for Canada in 1926.
 service pensioner Bill Ryan is now     Recreation building, and the              use his skills as a hobby carpenter
 devoting his full time to relaa        present laboratory was completed          to build himself a basement dark-             "TED" CAMYBELL
 tion and recuperation. A native        in 1937. Allan was named assist-          room for his other pastime, photo-        Ted" Campbell, popular Port
 of Alliston, Bill joined the Corn-     ant superintendent under C. A.            graphy.                                Colborne nickel refinery police
 pany at Creighton in 1937, moved       Knittel at that time, and pro-              Born in Kirkbride, England,          sergeant, has elected special early
 over to Frood in 1940, was operat-     moted to superintendent in 1942.          John came to Canada with his           service retirement. He joined the
 ing a churn drill at the open pit        Mary Titterington and Allan                                                    plant security force in 1935, and
                                        were married in St. Catharines in
                                        1939, They have two children.
                                          Allan was a tennis player of con-
                                        siderable local renown for many
                                        years, participating in Niagara
                                        District and Western Ontario com-
                                        petitions. He is a keen student of
                                        duplicate bridge. HLs wife has
                                        made a name for herself as an
                                        artist.
          Mr. and Mrs. Ryan                   EMERSON YOUNG                              Mr. and Mrs. Skeiton
                                                                                                                                Mr. and Mrs. Campbell
                                          Undisturbed relaxation at his           parents in 1927, spent his teens on
 when he transferred to Garson,         cottage on Long Lake is what                                                     was appointed sergeant In 1961.
 and has been a powderman there                                                   a Manitoba farm, and joined Inco
                                        'Em" Young has in mind now that           at Copper Cliff in 1941. He worked     He was born in Niagara Falls in
 for the last 10 years. He was          he's retired on special early service                                            1908.
 married to Mrs. Doris Lecour in                                                  for many years in the reverb
                                        pension after 32 years with Inco          building, and was a cottrell fc,re-      His marriage to Mary Jones
 1941. Her son has a family of five.    at Frood.                                                                        took place in Welland in 1926.
 The Ryans' home has a fine view                                                  man when he retired after 27 years
                                          Born in Montreal and brought            with the Company. His 1938 mar-          Fishing ranks high among Ted's
 of Lake Ramsey from CPR bay.           up in Winnipeg, Perth, and Sud-                                                  many interests and he especially
                                                                                  riage to Myrtle Franklin took place
          JOHN BALINT                   bury, he came to the Company in           in Winnipeg, and the couple have       enjoys a good feed of brook trout
   A skiptender for the last five of                                              a family of three.                     caught in the icy spring-fed
his 32 Inco years, all of which                                                                                          streams around Golden Lake in
were spent at Creighton, John                                                               NICK BORUCH                  the Pembroke area. Both Ted and
Balint has retired on service                                                       Nick Boruch will be spending         his wife are interested In target
               pension. John came                                                 most of the coming summer on           pistol shootIng and knife throwing.
  ,            to the Company
               in 1937, seven years
                                                                                  the end of his fishing rod dangling
                                                                                  bait for the big ones in the Alban
                                                                                                                         Ted is also ai ardent rose faicier
                                                                                                                         and has converted his large vege-
               after he left Sb-                                                  area. Service pension for the          table garden into ro€e beds.
               vakia, the land of                                                                                          He and his wife expect to travel
               his birth. His bride                                                                                      rather extensively.
               of 1928, Anna Fer-

_
L John Saint
               enc, joined him In
               Canada in 1948;
               their daughter and
               two grandsons live
               in Czechoslovakia.
                                                Mr. and Mrs. Young
                                       1936, two years after his marriage
                                       to Marie Bridgman. There will be
                                       excitement around the Young
                                       house around the middle of June
                                                                                                                                 ROY MOSKAU
                                                                                                                          "I guess I ducked the cares and
                                                                                                                        worries of a married man," was
                                                                                                                        the way that service pensioner
                                                                                                                                         Roy Moskau ex-
  Proud winner of many Inco                                                                                                              plained his youth-
garden awards for his floral dis-      when their family of one, daugh-                                                                  ful countenance

                                                                                                                               >
plays in Creighton, John plans to      ter Cathy, will be married to                                                                     and springy step.
grow even bigger and better            Creighton miachintst Allan Keller                                                                 Roy has spent his
                                                                                         Mr. and Mrs. Soruch                           34 Inco years in
blooms in the garden of his new
home in Gatchell.                                VERNER NEVA                                                                   -.       the Copper     Cliff
                                         Verner Neva's service record            Stobie car repairman has come
                                                                                 after more than 33 years with Inco.                   smelter converter
  ALLAN FALCONER FRITTIE               shows a modest 21 years with Inco,                                                              building, mt of
  Allan Prittie. superintendent of     dating back to 1947 when he start-           Toronto was where Nick settled
                                                                                 after leaving the Ukraine in 1928,                    them as a bale-
the precious metals department,        ed at the copper refinery. Actually                                                             man.
has retired on disability pension      he was working with the Mond at           and he started with the Company
                                                                                 at Frood in 1935, five years after                      Born in the Uk-
with over 42 years of Inco service     Levack in 1923, at Garson in 1924,                                                              raine, he left there
at the Port Colborne nickel re-        and at Creighton when he broke            his marriage to Jenny Pawluk.            Roy Moskau
                                                                                 Nick and his wife have two daugh-                     for Canada in 1924,
finery.                                                                                                                 and spent 10 years driving a team
   His father, a Presbyterian min-                                               ters.
                                                                                                                        near Winnipeg before joining the
ister, was called to Copper Cliff                                                     ANGELO CONDOTTA                   Company in 1934. An ardent bingo
in 1908. Allan completed public                                                    Anglo Condotta's life would have     fan, Roy enjoys the friendship and
and high school in Copper Cliff                                                  been very different if he'd stuck it   the excitement of the big games.
and Sudbury and received his                                                     out as one of a group of six young
                                                                                 farmers who were the first to cul-                JOE BACIK
                                                                                                                          As a copper inspector at the
                                                                                                                        copper refinery, Joe Bacik has put
                                                                                                                        his stamp of approval on count-

                                               Mr. and Mrs. Neva
                                       his service to take up full-time
                                       farming on the Black Lake Road,
                                          He was a storeman helper for
        Mr. and Mrs. Prih'ie           the two years prior to his retire-
                                       ment on service pension, He and
master's degree in chemistry and       his wife, Alli Himanka when they                Mr. and Mrs. Condotta
geology from Queen's University        were married in 1930, have a fam-
in 1926, at the age of 21.             ily of two, with four grandchildren.      tivate part of the Holland Marsh
  Allan became an analytical              The Nevas have sold the farm           north of Toronto in 1930, But de-              Mr. and Mrs. Sacik
chemist in the general laboratory      and have ,ettled for a house and          pression knocked the bottom out
at the Port Colborne nickel re-        steambath in Waters Township,             of the ceery market and in 1936        less tons of the red metal durmg
finery in 1926. when cont.ruction      with a camp on Black Lake.                Angelo headed for Sudbury; he          his 34 years with Inco. A special
March, 1969 INCO TRIANGLE                                                                                                                         Page 11
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inspector, he has retired on service   Niagara region where their friends                                             the disability pensioner came to
pension.                               are.                                                                           Inco in 1939, exchanged vows with
  Leaving Czechoslovakia in 1927,        Steve was born in Turulung,                                                  Jeanne Lebla.nc in 1944, and has
Joe Joined a brother in Hamilton,      Hungary in 1904. He farmed and                                                 a family of three. Daughter Lu-
then came to the copper refinery       did bush work prior to serving two                                             cieime is the wife of Bob Shep-
in 1934. His wife, Aime Jakubcin       years in the Roumanian infantry                                                pard, who works in the converter
when they exchanged vows in 1926,      in 1926 and 1927. A year after                                                 building at Conlstoi'i.
joined him later.                      his discharge, he married Rosie
  They have a family of three, Son     Gabori in his native village.
Joe Is a senior stores clerk at the      He came to Canada in 1930 and
Stobie warehouse, and daughter         worked at construction and farm-
Ann is the wife of Copper Cliff        ing before becoming employed in               Mr. and Mrs. Storoniak
crushing plant binman Art Maes-        the Port Colborne nickel refinery's
trello. Four grandchildren round       leaching and calcining department      when they were married in 1930,
out the family.                        in 1936. His wife and two oldest       have a family of two sons. The
                                       sons joined him in the fall of         couple will continue to live in
       ARTEITR HUNTER                  1937.                                  Sudbury. Their favorite summer
  A plate worker at the copper           Mr. and Mrs. Sveda have three        activity is pulling the pickerel out
refinery, where he has worked          sons, one of whom, Andy, is em-        of Lake Nipissing at Sturgeon
since he joined the Company,                                                  Falls.                                         Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
                                       ployed at the nickel refinery and
Arthur Hunter has retired on           has 18 years' service. They have                                                 Retirement has switched things
special early service pension after    eight grandchildren.                          GERRY McKINNON                   around in the Raymond home,
                                                                                Shift boss Gerry McKlnnon has         Alex is now the housekeeper while
                                                  TONY ZILIO                  retired on early service pension        Mrs. Raymond applies herself as a
                                         Blast furnace feeder boss at         from the Copper Cliff smelter,          nursing assistant at the Sudbury
                                       Copper Cliff since 1960, Tony Zilio    leaving behind him a proud record       General Hospital.
                                       has retired on special early service   that will be hard to match. Late
                                       pension after a grand total of 40                                                               ED LEECE
                                       years with Inco. Born in Rosa,                                                   Since his retirement on service
                                       Italy, he left home to join his                                                pension from the Copper Cliff
                                                                                                                      smelter mahlne shop, after 32
                                                                                                                      years with moo, Ed Leech has
                                                                                                                      cherished the thought of combin-
       Mr. and Mrs. Hunter
33 years with Inco. A native of
Buxton, Derbyshire, England, he
was transplanted to Canada at age
12 when his family settled in Mas-                                                   Mr. and Mrs. McKinnon
sey. His bride of 1929 was a Mas-
sey girl, Agnes Schrader, and the                                             last year, he and his men com-
couple have a family of three, with                                           pleted 1,000,000 consecutive safe
two grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs.                 Mr. and Mrs. Zilio
                                                                              shifts accumulated over more than
Hunter will continue to reside in                                             12 years, a "first" for the converter
Sudbury.                               brother in Copper Cliff in 1927,
                                       and the same year started work         department. "I had a wonderful                    Mr. and Mrs. Leech
       DUNCAN PURCELL                  in the smelter yard. He moved to       bunch of men," said Gerry who
                                       the Orford building as a baleman       has been with Inco for 39 years.         ing his love of the ocean with his
  A haulage truck driver for 23 of                                                                                    favorite game of bridge, and em-
hIs 28 years with Inco, Duncan         two years later.                         Born on Allumette Island, he
                                         Yolanda Nardi and Tony were          started as a tuyere puncher in          barking on one of those three-
Purcell has retired from the                                                                                          month card playing cruises he's
Clarabelle open pit on service pen-    married in Sault Ste. Marie in         1929, and was a skimmer when
sion. "1 could put In another five     1939, and have two daughters and       made shift boss in 1949. Gerry's        read about.
                                       two grandchildren. Long time resi-     first wife, Alma Martel whom he            He was born in Rankin, near
years easily," he said "1 feel that                                                                                   Pembroke, and served as an
                                       dents of Copper Cliff, they will       married in 1933, dIed th 1959
                                       continue to reside there.              leaving him with a family of five.      engineroom artificer during four
                                                                              His 1962 marriage to Mrs. Clara         years in the Canadian Navy dur-
                                              ANTEONY PEVATO                  Bennett added two more to the           ing world war two.
                                          It was in 1927 that Anthony         group.                                     A machinist since he joined the
                                        Pevato left his home in northern         Son Ray works at the Copper          Company in 1936. Ed married
                                        Italy to join his uncle on a          Cliff mill, Harry is a maintenance      Leona Whitmore of Pembroke In
                                                       Garson farm, and       scheduler at Copper Cliff, Joi Is       1947 and they have a family of
                                                       1928 when he start-    the wile of Levack miner Bill           two. As stand-in for Mrs. Leech,
                                                       ed what was to be      Quenville, Margaret is married to       who is head nurse on the medical
                                                       39 years with Inco     Levack driller Ivan Jobin, and          floor at Sudbury Memorial Hos-
                                                       at the Copper Cliff    Betty to Copper Cliff crusherman        pital, Ed will continue as head
       Mr. and Mrs. Purcell                            smelter. Now re-       Ross Grooms. Sevemteen grand-           cook and bottle washer at home
                                                       tired on disability    children complete the family.           until his dream cruise ship comes
good. But the calendar finally                         pension, Anthony                                               in.
caught up with me. Born in                             has worked as a              ROY CRESKOWSKAS
Lakeview, Quebec, and raised on                        pumpman in the            A stope leader at Garson for 29            ORPHIR LALONDE
a Monetville farm, Duncan mar-                 4 separation building          of his 34 Inco years, Roy Che-            Orphir Lalonde did a lot of soul
ried the town's schoolteacher,                         for the last 20        kowskas has retired on special          searching before he finally decided
Grace Richmond, in 1929. Carry-           A Pevato     years.                                 early service pen-      to take an early service pension.
ing on the family tradition, their        A Conlston girl, Adelina Ceran-                     sion. He left Lithu-                   "I've been with
two daughters are teaching school.     tola, became his bride in 1936, and                    ania for Canada in                     Inco for nearly 40
Two grandsons complete the             the couple have a family of two,                       1928, joined the                       years," he said. "It's
family.                                with three grandchildren. Son                       • Company at Copper                       a good place to
                                       Leo, safety supervisor at the cop-                     Cliff in 1934, and                     work and I hated
         STEVE SVEDA                   per refinery, is a course leader                       moved to the Gar-                      to leave, but I
 Steve Sveda has decided to live                                                                                               • figured that while



                                                                                      A
                                       with the Company's current super-                      son sand pit the
out his retirement in the Port         visory leadership program. Long-                       same year. He                          I'm in good health
                                       time residents of Copper Cliff, the                    has worked under-                      I might just as
                                       Pevatos plan to spend Anthony's             I ground since 1939.                              well enjoy the
                                       well earned retirement years there.                    Pauline Urbas be-                      benefits of being
                                                                                                                                     a pensioner." Born
                                             STEVE STORONIAK                  P. Cheskowskas came his wife in                            near Ottawa and
                                                                                              1936 and the couple       L?. La,On de
                                         Well known to the daily tramc        have a family of four, with five                         brought up in Han-
                                       in and out of the Frood mine           grandchildren. Figuring he's been       mer, Orphir started at Frood in
                                       changehouse, Steve Storoniak           a miner long enough, Roy will be        1929 and as a blacksmith has
                                       worked there as dry man for the        looking for a light job to keep him     sharpened steel since 1940. A
                                       last 15 of his 34 years with Inco.     active in retirement.                   bachelor, he will be devoting much
                                       He has retired on service pension.                                             of his time to caring for his
                                       Born in the West Ukraine. Steve                ALEX RAYMOND                    mother, who is 91. "I figured I'd
       Mr. and Mrs. Sveda              made his move to Canada in 1929,         Alex Raymond's 28 years with          enjoy sleeping in," said the pen-
                                       and to the Company at Frood in         the Company at Garson were spent        sioner, "but it's hard to kick the
Colborne area. He and hi wife          1935.                                  as a powderman, motorman, and           habits of nearly half a century
visited Florida but prefer the           He and his wife, Anne Hnidec         tool fitter. A native of Garson,        and I still get up with the birds."
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                                                                                                                                     R. D. MCLATCHY
            Len Tremblay and Ed Cuddy in Suggestion Plan Spotlight                                                            A Manitoba man, R. D. Mc-
                                                                                                                            Latchy was born in Killarney, He
                                                                                                                            g r a d u a t e d from Nova Scotia
                                                                                                                                             Technical College
                                                                                                                                             in 1963 with the



                                                                                                                              _
                                                                                                                                             dgree of bachelor
                                                                                                                                             of engineering in
                                                                                                                                             mining.



                                                                                                                             C
                                                                                                                                               Joining Interna-
                                                                                                                                             tional Nickel at
                                                                                                                                   -• Thompson in May,
                                                                                                                                             1963, he was ap-
                                                                                                                                     r' pointed chief mine
                                                                                                                                   '         planning engineer
                                                                                                                                             early in 1968.
                                                                                                                                               His marriage to
                                                                                                                            P. D. McLatchy Hope McKenzie
                                                                                                                            took place at Lockeport, Nova
                                                                                                                            Scotia, in 1960. He has two sons.
                                                                                                                              His recreations are fishing,
 Two malor Suggestion Plan awards af $1,000 each were pasted at Capper Cliff last manth by Secretary Brian White.           cmping. and curling.
 On the left above J. B. McConnell, manager af reductian plants, is shown presenting the big award to Ed Cuddy at                      W. if. NIEMI
 Copper Cliff, now a maintenance foreman, while maintenance superintendent Fred Burchell stands by to offer his               Born in Copper Cliff, W. R.
 congratulations. On the right superintendent P. H. Brown of Crean Hill mine makes the $1,000 presentation to Len          Niemi went on from high school
 Tremblay, formerly a welder at Crean Hill and now a maintenance foreman at Frood-Stobie mill; pleased observer is         to the Provincial Institute of
 Tom Parris, assistant to the manager of mines. Len's bonanza idea was to instal adlustable steel bumper beams, instead                     Mining at Hailey-
 of wood beams, on ore chutes, greatly reducing maintenance costs. Ed Cuddy's suggestion resulted in reduced                                bury, then attend-




                                                                                                                           L
 maintenance costs on flash furnace screw conveyors. Both improvements were given lengthy trials to determine their                         ed Queen's Univer-
                                                                                                                                            sity at Kingston
 value. During February a total of 40 Suggestion Plan awards were issued at Copper Cliff, aggregating $3,255.00.
                                                                                                                                            where he received
                                                                                                                                            a B.Sc, degree in
                                          Irene McCandless of Copper Cliff       degree in chemical engineering.                            mining engineering,
        Appointments                      took place in 1954, He has one            He joined International Nickel                          During s u m m e r
        (ONTARIO DIVISION)               son.                                    in the mill at Copper Cliff, where                      , vacations he work-
   J. B. McConnell, manager of re-          Curling and a summer camp at         he became a general foreman in                             ed at Frood, Creigh-
 duction plants, announced the fol-      Long Lake are his favorite recre-       1958 and assistant to the super-                           ton and Levack
 lowing appointments at Copper           ations. He takes an active part         intendent in 1967.                                         mines and also in
 Cliff, effective February 1:            in community affairs, having been         His marriage to Melb Jean                                the reduction works
   H. R. Butler, technical assistant     a member of the Copper Cliff            Stout took place at Kincardine,            W. P. Niemi at Copper Cliff.
 to manager, reduction section;          public school board until its recent    Ontairo, in 1938, and has a family           He joined International Nickel
   R. J. Neal, superintendent, re-       disbandment, and serving on the         of four, with four grandchildren,         at Thompson in 1963, was a lay-
 verb department;                        executives of the Sudbury ditrkt        His son Ron is a member of the            out and mine planning engineer.
   W. E. Lawson, superintendent,         Red Cross and Boy Scouts Asso-          electrical department at Copper             He was married in 1958 at Plc-
 converter department;                   ciation.                                Cliff.                                    ton, Ontario, to Mary Hutton, and
   E. H. Capstick, assistant super-         He was born at Moncton, NB,,           A continuing interest in the            has two sons.
 Intendent, mill.                        and graduated from Acadia TJni-         militia, and golf and curling, are          Hunting, fishing and curling are
                                         versity at Wolfvllle, N.S. in 19'2      his recreations.                          his favorite recreations.
           H. R. BUTLER                  with a B.Sc. degree in mathema-
   Eorn at Harrow, near Windsor,                                                                                                   G. D. MARSHALL
                                         tics and physics.                                                                   Truro, Nova Scotia, was the
 Ontario, Robert Butler attended
 Albert College and then Michigan                    W. E. LAWSON
                                                                                         Appointments                      birthplace of G. D. Marshall, who
                Technologieal TJni-         Elli&tt Lawson has come up                 (MANITOBA DIVISION)                 attended Nova Scctia Technical
 _______ versity, from which             through the ranks in the converter                                                                 College and grad-
                                                                                   R. L. Hawkins, chief engineer,                           uated wfth the de-
                he graduated in          buildIng at Copper Cliff smelter,       Manitoba division, announced the
                1951. He then joined                      where he started to                                                               gree of bachelor of
                                                                                 following appointments effective                           • civil engineering.
                Internationaj Nickel                      work at the age of     February 1:
    - at Copper Clifi,                                    17 In 1926. He be-                                                                      He came to In-
                                                                                   H. G, King, assistant to the                                 ternational Nickel
                where he had              ' came a shift boss                    chief mines engineer;
                worked for two                            in 1946, a general                                                                    at Thompson in
                                                                                   R. D. McLatchy, mine engineer,                    .-         the spring of 1964.
      -.- summers in the                                  foreman in 1952,       Thomson mine;                                                    His marriage to


                                          ,3
                copper refinery.                   -      and assistant sup-       W. R. Niemi, mine engineer,                                  Anne McCurdy was
                  StartIng in the
                smelter reverbera-
   H P Butler tory department
                where he became a
                                        t
                                                          erintendent of the
                                                        converter building
                                                        in 1956.
                                                          Born in Sudbury,
                                                                                 Sob zniiie;
                                                                                   G. D, Marshall, mine engineer,
                                                                                 Pipe mine.
                                                                                   G. G. Harley, senior engineer
                                                                                                                           j    -,. ,,
                                                                                                                                  .
                                                                                                                                               solemnized at
                                                                                                                                               Truro, Nova Scotia
                                                                                                                           G D Marshall in 1963, and he
relieving general foreman, he                          he graduated from                                                                        has two daughters.
                                                                                 (administration).                           He enjoys hunting, fishing and
later served as combustion engi-         W. E. Lawson Sudbury Mining
                                                       and Technical                        H. G. KING                     curling.
neer. He was transferred in 1961
to the Iron Ore Plant, where he         School.                                    Following graduation from high                      G. G. HARLEY
became assistant superintendent.          He was married at Sudbury in           school in his home town of                  Gordon Harley became a mem-
                                        1948 to Lena Lauzon, and has two         Niagara Falls, Ontario, Bert King         ber of Inco's mine engineering



                                                                                  (
He returned to the reverberatory
department and was appointed            sons.                                    was employed for seven years as           department at Creighton mine in
superintendent in 1967.                   His chief recreation is his sum-       an architectural draughtsman and                              1947, and transfer-
  He is married, with two daugh-        mer camp at McFarlane Lake.                               instrument man.                              red to the mine
ters. Golf and his summer camp                                                                   Jo1ning Inco in                               engineering depart-
at Fairbank Lake are favorite re-               E. H. CAPSTICK                                    1934 at Frood mine.                     -    ment at Thompson
                                          Holding the rank of captain
creations.
            R. J. NEAL
                                       after service overseas with the
                                       Royal Canadian Engineers in
                                                                                                 he worked on stope
                                                                                                 and development
                                                                                                 survey until his
                                                                                                                           '           0
                                                                                                                                               in January 1959.
                                                                                                                                                 His new duties
                                                                                                                                               involve him in the
   Joining International Nickel in                     World War 2,                              transfer in 1941 to            • general engineering
1952 in the smelter efficiency de-                     Elmore 'Cappy"                .,. \ Garson. There dur-                           - activities at Thomp-
partment at Copper Cliff, Eob

 ('             Neal became plant
                engineer and then
                                         (             Capstick went into
                                                      militia work at
                                                                                                 ing the following
                                                                                           i 12 years he was
                                                                                                                                               son.
                                                                                                                                       - He is a graduate
                                                      Sudbury and in                            successively layout                            of McGill Univer-
                combustion engi-                      1960 was appointed                         and efficiency engi-      G. G. Harley sity, Montreal, with
                neer. He was                          for a term as com-          H G K neer, shift boss, and                                  a degree in engi-
                appointed assistant                   manding officer of                  ing safety engineer.            neering mining).
            • superintendent of                       the 58th L.A.A.             Moved to Creighton mine in                 He served from 1942 to 1946 in
 -        I     t h e reverberatory                   Regiment, R.C.A.,         1953, he was caving control engi-         the R.C.A. in World War 2.
                department in 1963,                   with the rank of          rieer until his transfer in 1958 to         His marriage to Mary Spencer.
                after serving as a                    lieutenant-colonel.       Thompson, where he has been               also in the services with the army
               general foreman,         E. H. Capstick Born in Winnipeg,        senior stone layout engineer, plan-       medical corps, took place at Gana-
                and two years later                   he attended school        nIne engineer, and mine engineer          noque. Ontai'io in 1943. They
               became superinten-      in Calgary and Orillia before            of Thomoson mine.                         have two daughters,
   R J N al dent of converters.        graduating from Queen's Univer-            He i,s married, with one daugli-          He lists curling, golf and bridge
         e HLs marriage to             siy. Kingston, in 1933 with a            ter and two sons.                         a his favoi-ite pastimes.
        March, 1969                                                     ENCO TRIANGLE




                                                        -
                 Leo Pevato, conference leader                 Wilf Digby               Harold WaIler John Ricketson, conference leader
                                                          Training Co-ordinator        Conference leader

                                                                                            Typical Class Represents A!! Mines, Plants
        "College of Supervisory Knowledge"
             More than 600 of the 1.100 slated to receive training at Inter-
        national Nickel's supervisory leadership course have completed the
        four-day seminar and received their certificates.
             The "college of supervisory knowledge" is being enthusiastically
        acclaimed for its broad insight of the attributes and techniques of a
        successful leader. Training co ordinator Wilf Digby and his staff of
        conference leaders have rec&ved many congratulations on the effec-
        tiveness of the course.
             In the classes held at the Inco Club. Sudbury, programmed
        instruction including film presentations and visual case studies is
        followed by lively informal discussions in which the ideas and experi-
        ences of each member are freely explored.
             Front-line supervision, senior supervision and management attend-
        ing the conference, indicating its importance to the Company's
        employee relations program.




                                                                                                                 Crean Hill


                                        Gerry Pidgeon                       Gerry Lacroix      Joe Diduch
                                          C.C. mill                         Frood-Stobie     Copper Refinery


                                                         Omer Marois
                                                         C.C. smelter
                                                                                                                                        Earl Todd
           Sweeney Rautiainen                                                                                                          C.C. smelter
                                                                                                               Harold Wilson
            Frood-Stobie mill
                                                                                                               CC. Maintnce




                     Bob
                     Burfard,                                    George
.-. V
                     Murray                                     Johnson,
                     mine                                          Little
                                         n                        Stobie
                             Doug
                         Anderson,
                         Creighton                                                                   Angus Strochan, Coniston; Malcolm Mason, Levack
                              mine
           AT
                                                                a
                                                                                         -,




    With part of the Easter Parade formed up
    behind her, Mrs. Wolfe gives a handsome
    bunny his candy eyes so he can see where
    he's going and not bump into the panda
    bears.




   In the basement of an attractive   children in many parts o the           during four to five months of the
little home on Tennessee Avenue in    Niagara Peninsula.                     year. Some 50 difierent novelties
Port Colborne was a sight to send        "Chief cook" of the estab1ish-      are turned out, as well as boxed
small boys and girls pop-eyed with    ment during his spare time from        chocolates.
excitement.                           the Port Colborne nickel renery           Most of the production is sold
   It was the annual Easter Parade    is Mrs. Wolfe's husband Charles, a     through drug stores In the Niagara
of novelties in Luella Wolfe's        metallurgical sampler with 33          district, but a great deal is picked
candy factory, and as if the vision   years of Inco service behind him.      up by customers who come per-
of shelves and tables laden with      He is the son of Inco pensioner        sonally with their baskets to select
richly gleaming goodies wasn't        "Manny" Wolfe.                         an assortment. The wares have
enough to make a young visitor          John Kramer of the refinery per-     a wide-spread reputation for that
squirm with instant hunger, over      sonnel department is the son of        "home-made" taste and high
it all hung the sweet smell of        Mrs. Wolfe from her marriage to        qualfty.
melted chocolate, nectar of the       the late Vincent Kramer.                  Purchased in big slabs, the pure
junior set.                                  Easter Bunny Is King            milk chocolate is melted in a vat
   By the time Easter arrives it'll      The traditional Easter bunny is     to 120 degrees and then slowly
all be gone, spirited away to bring    the king of the mouth-watering        cooled back to 80 degrees, at which
joy to the heaits and tummies of       parade, and he comes in 15 differ-    it is maintained by thermostatic
                                       ent poses and sizes up to 18 inches   control. Instinct born of long ex-
                                       tall. Among his chocolate retinue     perience tells when it is just right
                                       are fat hens on nests filled with     for casting.
                                       colored candy eggs, cute ducklings,       Moulds Come from Germany
                                       sad-faced dogs, strutting roosters,     The intricately designed tin
                                       saucy squirrels, and important        moulds, imported from Germany
                                       looking panda bears.                  and much preferred by Mrs. Wolfe
                                         The pandas are a specialty of       to plastic substitutes, must be cool
                                       the house - ivory chocolate is        and free of moisture. When one
                                       used to give them cream-colored       is carefully filled with the hot
                                       vests, mitts, snouts and ears.        chocolate, with frequent shaking
                                         "The good old chocolate Easter      down to eliminate air bubbles, a
                                       egg, no matter how fancy it's         shell quickly hardens over the          Charles Wolfe, a nickel refinery
                                       decorated, doesn't sell so much any   mould's inner surface, and the          veteran with 33 years' service,
                                       more," said Mrs. Wolfe, the plea-     balance of the chocolate is then        puts in a lot of his spare time
                                      sant proprietress of the thriving      poured off. After cooling for an        helping his wife with the choco-
                                      factory. "Children nowadays pre-       hour the halves of the mould are        late novelty production. Here he
                                      fer animals or birds - just as long    separated and - presto - there's        fills the mould of an 18inch
                                      as they can eat them."                 Mr. Bunny, all ready to get his         rabbit.
                                         Other specialties are religious     candy eyes and a ribbon around
                                      articles cast in chocolate, such as    his neck.
                                      the immortal scene of the Last            Casting the two-tone panda                  THE IRISH OF IT
                                      Supper. One Sunday School in           bears to give them those sporty            Pat and Mike were hunting.
                                      Welland annually orders 300            trimmings is a painstaking double       Pat saw a duck far overhead, gave
 This may be hard for most kids       crosses decorated with candy flow-     operation. With the mould open          it both barrels, and to his delight
to understand, but when young         ers as an Easter gift for the          the parts of special ivory chocolate    saw the bird wheel over and plum-
Scott Wolfe, 7, comes in from         children.                              are first carefully coated by hand      met to the ground.
school he'd sooner hare a banana              50 Different Novelties         and left to harden. Then the
                                         About 1500 pounds of the purest     mould is closed and the balance             Ye wasted that powder, Pat,"
or an apple, or maybe come            milk chocolate is used in the an-      of the figure is cast in conventional   said Mike reprovingly.
cookies. Chocolate goodies from       nual production of Christmas and       chocolate. No wonder the pandas            "Got the bird, didn't I?"
his mother's candy novelty fac        Easter treats from Mrs. Wolfe's        have such a superior air about              Yis, but the fall would have
tory are old stuff to him.            factory, which is a hive of activity   them!                                   kilt him."
  March, 1969                                                      INCO TRIANGLE                                                                   Page 15


                                                                                Levack Ski Club's
                                                                                executive: standing,
                                                                                Ernie Mallette, Bob
                                                                                Diebel, Al Smeeth,
                                                                                Frank Corkal (sec-
                                                                                retary - treasurer);
                                                                                seated, Ray Pulver-
                                                                                macher, George
                                                                                Keast, Forest Good-
                                                                                year (president)- All
                                                                                except newcomer
                                                                                Pulvermacher are
                                                                                club pioneers who
                                                                                worked hard to
         -          -     -                                                     clear the trails and
                                                                                instal the tow.
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                           -   '                            F
                           £..

                                                                                                                                         Some of the club's
                                                                                                                                         ski school instruc-
                                                                                                                                         tors are shown
                                                                                                                                         here: Allan Ka-
                                                                                                                                         nerva, Michael McI-
           bó-i the fo ipociou run&in4ht Leotk kitg kyout                                                                                lette, Mrs. Phyl
         'jtMoçI AIs            h.u. Othe ór tbe B1                                                                                      Smeeth (ski schoo4
        ) W1tçspd Coribov.. Longd, Ofee                                                                                                  director), Michael
               codopoE2OOfet                                                                                                             and Peter Keast.
                                            -         •
                 -      -          -   -••l                -
                :                                     -




 Levack's Fine Ski Facility
 Built by Hardy Volunteers
   The community spirit and hard         in the ski school this winter, in-
 work of a little group of enthu-       cluding several very promising
 siasts has paid off handsomely for     young prospects for Canadian
 Levack In the exce1ieni skiing lay-    Olympic teams of the future.
 out on the range of hills at the       Director of the school is Mrs. Alan
 north end of the town.                 Smeeth, and on her staff of
   Four good downhill runs have         Instructors are Michael Keast,
 been cleared and developed, all        James Corkal, Michael Mallette,
 served by an electric rope tow,        Allan Kanerva, Scott Goodyear,
 with ideal areas for beginners as      Peter Keast and Robert Cullis.
 well as slopes to satisfy the more     Two teams from the club, each
 experienced intermediate skier.        with 13 members, took part In the
   There was a registration of 70       district Nancy Green Little League
                                        competitions for skiers under the
                                        age of 14.
                                           Levack Ski Club's busy program
                                        provides week-end skiing, Wednes-      Mrs. Smeeth is shown with a class taking a lesson in turns: Debbie Goodyear,
                                        day afternoon lessons for junior       Wayne Lawrence, Shawn Gory, Terry Lawrence, Janet Ludgote, Gregory
                                        skiers, Thursday night skiing, and     Keast, Chris Ryter, and Gary Pulvermacher.
                                        Thursday night lessons for adult,s.
                                        The tow operates from 10:00 to          and Caribou. The shortest run is        versus mothers. There was also
                                        4:00 on Saturd&ys and Sundays.          800 feet and the longest about 1200     broomball, a figure skating display,
                                           Present club membership is 150.      feet. The vertical drop is about        and skating races. An elevated ice
                                        Season rates are $10.00 for adult,s    200 feet.                                slide was polished steadily by the
                                        and $5.00 for students, with a            In 1964 the playground associ-        snowsuits of hundreds of excited
                                        maximum fee of $15.00 for the          ation was disbanded and the              youngsters.
                                        whole family.                          Levack Ski Club formed. Work                Hot dogs and hot chocolate sold
                                          It was back in 1959 that devel-      on Installation of the ski tow was       like they were going out of style,
                                       opment of recreational facilities       started in 1965 and it went Into         and a local church group provided
                                        was launched by a playground as-       operation in the winter of 1966-67.      a hot chili and casserole lunch at
                                       sociation of residents n the north-        Within easy walking distance of       the high school.
                                       ern section of the town with the        homes in the north end of the              Two dances rounded out the day,
                                       building of an outdoor skating rthk     town, Levack's ski facility is a real   a moccasin affair at the ice rink
                                       at the end of Oak Street, and           boon to the community, which            for the teenagers, and a packed
                                       investigation of the possibilties for   owes a king-sized debt of gratitude     house at the Copper Cliff Italian
                                       a ski hill.                             to the hardy band of citizens re-       Club for the adults.
                                          The following year the laborious     sponsible for its development and          Co-chairman for the two spon-
                                       job of clearing one trail was           operation.                              soring organizations, Jack Cooper
                                       started. The hlii was covered with                                              of the Lively Athletic Association
                                       heavy bush, and there were many                                                 and high school principal Charlie
With both his parents ardent skiers,   rocky outcrops to be drilled and             Lively's First                     Tuttle of the Lively Lions Club,
naturclly young Stephen Smeeth got     blasted, but the enthusiastic volun            Continued from Page 7            together with the two club presi-
into the act as early as possible.
                                       teers kept hacking and hewing           and a snowmobile race was won           dents, Al Este and Ray Schmidt,
                                       away in their spare time. In sub-       by Lou Kehoe.                           are to be congratulated together
Here he is, 14 months old, about to    sequent years more trails were            Other highlights included hockey      with their hardworking commit-
ride up on the 1-bar with his dad      cleared until now there are four        games, with Lively Old-Timers           tees for a very successful winter
Al.                                        Beartooth, Mogul Alley, Wildcat     playing Lively High, and Peewees        carnival.
 Page 16                                                              INCO TRIANGLE                                                                March, 1969

 New Refinery Will Use Two Big
                                                                                                                           .      .+T-=-
 Innovations in Nickel Metallurgy                                                                                         S*            -

          Continued from Page                innovations over the years have
  on the nonferrous industry. The            greatly increased its efficiency. It
  combination of surface blowing             produces pure metal pellets and
  and mechanically induced turbu-            pDwders from nickel oxide sinter
  lence improves the performance of          shinped from Copper Cliff.
  the essential functions of convert-          The basic simplicity and high
  ing, and also renders them largely        efficiency of the carhonyl extrac-
  independent of each other, thereby        tion concept has fascinated the
  increasing its flexibility.               Inco process research group, and a
     Inco has gained a wealth of ex-        comprehensive long.-term effort
  perience with its direct nickel con-      was initiated about 20 years ago
  version process by operation of a         to broaden the utility of the
  7-ton TBRC at its Port Colborne           process,
  research complex. Two 50-ton                       Broad New Concept
 Kaldo converters are to be installed          Nickel in its sulphide ores is
  at Copper Cliff, but one unit oper-       usually intimately associated with
  ating full time is capable of pro-        iron, cobalt and copper, which
  ducing nearly the entire scheduled        hinder carbonyl formation at
 output of 275 tons per day of IPC         atmospheric pressure. The Inco
 feed, which will be granulated.
      Carbonyl Ief1ning Since 1902
                                           pressui'e carbonyl process was ac-
                                           cordingly developed to permit
                                                                                        Horse Race Novel Safety Booster
    In describing the new Inco press-      simultaneous extraction of nickel,          Continuing the emphasis on              engineer Hermaii Rohwer; on the
 ure carbonyl process, the Queneau-        cobalt and iron - the natural             safety, the Thompson mines de-            left, standing, is Bruce Thompson,
 O'Neill-Illis-Warner paper notes          trinity - from mineral concen-            pai'tment has inaugurated a safety        shift boss on 601 level at Thomp-
 that the International Nickel Com-        trates and smelter or refinery            horse race in which each crew is          son No, 1 shaft, and members of
 pany of Canada, Limited, through          intermediates.                            represented by a nimble nag.              his crew are (front row): A.
 its subsidiary International Nickel          This new technology, the result          Each horse i.s"jockeyed" by a           Ollivier, John Knczeak, L. Doetzel,
 Limited (formerly the Mond Nickel         of a major process research team          shift boss and every week the             Peter Ewaskow, Roman Skorsetz
 Company, has been engaged in              effort, is believed superior within       crews which have had no lost-time         and Tony Chamberlain; back row:
 carbonyl refining of nickel since         its field of application to any           injuries or dressings advances one        Ronald Stadynk, Richard Purues,
 1902.                                                                               spot closer to the finish mark.           Peter Reid, Abdelkader Ghiata,
                                           known alternative.
    The process is based on the his-          The main extractive phase of             Explaining the "track rules" in         Donald Wilson, Lionel Hutchings
 toric discovery of Carl Langer and        the process, following suitable feed      the above picture is mine safety          and Dale RoberLs.
Ludwig Mond, who found that               preparation in the Kaldo furnaces,
carbon monoxide at atmospheric            employs carbon monoxide at mod-
pressure and at temperatures be-
tween 40 degrees C and 100 degrees
C will react with "active" nickel
                                          erate tempei'atures up to about 180
                                          degrees C and pressures of some             $2,000 Lift for Thompson Ski Club
                                          70 atmospheres. Under these con-               xecutive mem- ,
to form a colorless gas identified        ditions carbon monoxide has
as nickel carbonyl. They further                                                     bers of the
                                          unique and sharply selective af-           Thompson Ski
demonstrated that the reaction is         finity for active nickel, cobalt an1.
readily reversible by heating the                                                    Club swept down
                                          iron. Carbonyls of these metals            the slopes into the
nickel carbonyl to temperatures           are obtained, are readily separated
in the 150300 degrees C range to                                                     arms of "Good
                                          because of their markedly differ-         Dame Fortune" -.
yield pure nickel and carbon              ing properties, and are decomposed
monoxide. Because at atmospheric                                                    recently. The
                                          to metal at atmospheric pressure          windfall was a
pressure the carbonyl-forming im-         and below 280 degrees C.
purities in crude nickel metal do                                                   donation of $2,000
not enter the gas phase, the pro                Nickel as Powder or Pellet          by International
cess is highly selective.                     Nickel can be produced either         Nickel.
   Inco's refinery at Clydach, Wales,     as powder or pellet, and iron and            The Thompson
still uses the basic concept of the       cobalt are produced as powder.            Ski Club, with a
Mond-Langer process, but many            Metal output in alloy composite            membership of
                                         p3wders is one of the many attrac-         145, has three runs
                                          tive potentials of the process.           from 800 to 4,000
                                              One hundred million pounds per        feet in length at
 Negotkzi ions                           year of nickel will report as nickel       its new layout on Mystery Moun-        manager, presented the Inco
                                         pellets, and 20 million pounds per         tain. The runs are served by a         cheque to ski club president Bert
 Start Early                             year as nickel powder. An iron-            poma lift.                             Ingebritson (right). On hand for
                                         nickel carbonyl mixture will be                                                   the ceremony were executive mem-
    The International Nickel                                                          The work of clearing the slopes,
                                         decomposed to yield an annual 5                                                   bers Don Cameron and Madeline
  Company of Canada, Limited,                                                       installing the tow and preparing
                                         million pounds of iron-nickel                                                     Fregren. The $2,000 has been ear-
  and locals 6500 and 6200 of the                                                   the area for skiing has been done
                                         pDwdei'. Cathode copper and cobalt                                                marked for the cost of the poma
  United Steelworkers of America                                                    entirely by the club members.
                                         oxide will also be produced.                                                      lift, which was made in France.
  have agreed to begin negotia-                                                     Through the Inco donation and
                                             The pi'ocess will also centralize                                                With the installation of the new
 tions for new collective bar-                                                      proceeds of club functions, a capi-
                                         production of precious metals con-                                                lift and completion of a chalet due
 gzining agreements almost a                                                        tal fund has been established.
                                         centrate for treatment at the                                                     next year. the Thompson Ski Club
 month ahead of schedule.                Company's Acton (England) re-                John McCreedy, assistant vice        will be the most modern in Mani-
    Negotiations ll begin on             finery. The combined feed to the           president and divisional general       toba.
 March 18, some four months              IPC plant will contain over 95%
 before the July 10 expiration           of the platinum group metals
 of the present contract, which          present in bessemer matte produc-           Lois Leach as Prince and Princess     the orchestra under the direction
 covers approximately 17,200             ed at the Copper Cliff, Coniston            DeLong, Gwen Goss as the snooty       of Robert Wood. The very com-
 hourly paid employees at Inco's         and Thompson smelters.                     Mrs. Gladys McGlone. Scotty           petent pianists were Marilyn Skid-
 nickel mining and refining                                                         Blackwood as Monsignor Ryan,          more and Gladys Neal, and Pat
 operations in the Sudbury Dis                                                      Bob Clout as Christmas Morgan,        Goss was prompter.
 trict and Port Colborne.                                                           and Art Fort as Shamus Tobin,            Stage manager Graham Mitchell
   The present union agree-
ments provide that negotiations
                                             Port Co/borne                          hillbilly pappy of the mercurial
                                                                                    Molly.
                                                                                                                          and his crew had their work cut
                                                                                                                          out for them with the show's 28
                                                Continued from Page 6                  Returning as dire'tor after a
shall begin between 60 and 90                                                                                             s'ene changes, but they were right
days prior to expiration of the          previous "best seller". Costarring         two-year leave, Mrs 'Dot' Fort        on cue. Makeup artists and others
contract. However, in view of            with her was Dominic Favero,               stamped the production with the       in the backstage complement of
the many matters to be dis-              making his first appearance since          stagecraft and finesse she has con    20 also deserved praise for their
cussed, and in an effort to in-          playing the King in "The King              si.tently displayed since her debut   effDrts. Backing them all up was
sure that there is not an                and I" in 1960. He was conipletely         in the Society with 'The Red Mill"    a live business staff managed by
interruotion of emnlovrnent or           believable as "Leadville" Johnny           'ivv back in 1953.                    Bitte Kalailieff.
production, International Nickel         Brown, the miner who struck it                The dance numbers choreo              Three-dimensional scenic effects
proposed an early commnce-               fabulously rich and was willing to         graphed by Mrs Dot Blakeley were      p'uinted by Jim Crawfoi'd, and rich
ment of discussions. The union           blow it all on his beloved Molly.          refreshingly oi'igiiial and drew en   ccstuming by Mallabars, put the
promptly agreed.                           Especially notable among the             thusiastic applause, as did the       finishing touches to a highly pro-
                                         cast of 80 were Ed Kalailieff and          musical background provided by        fessional production.
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