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- \_ G) \( )[ (\1L: (1. ii. ( )N FAR I(.), 1..\R(FI. NUMBER 12 -- -__ N for Nickel in Canada's Coinage (Story on Pa 4) Page 2 - INCO TRIANGLE March, 1969 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. Page 4 INCO TRIANGLE March, 1969 Canac/aZi flew fiche! Coinaçje 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. LL4 Il - I 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 ______________ ___________________ -. 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 - - ____________ 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." Page 12 INCO TRIANGLE March, 1969 - - 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. -- c• - ' 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. Printed in Conodo.
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