Bell Telephone, 60th anniversary celebration, 30 April 1940

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Bell Telephone, 60th anniversary celebration, 30 April 1940 - 10 400 Attend Anniversary Dinner Of Bell...
10 400 Attend Anniversary Dinner Of Bell Telephone Company ovrn Anniversary or rounaing or company Is Celebrated in Ottawa " - Officer and employes of the vu jeiepnone company or Can ada In Ottawa and 17 other cen tre looked back on Monday night a Ion the alalea of time to the day when ah attempt waa being made to, persuade the public to use a new-fangled contraption Invented by a young fellow called Alexander Graham Bell. The occasion waa the 00th anniversary of the founding of their company and a network carried the jubilee, program to gatherings in Ontario and Quebec. In Ottawa the. celebration was a dinner In It Won't to move your shabby chesterfield set to a new home. For as little as ? $42' We win dlrmantl set, itreiurttien framo. put In new sprints, M-eurV ti1, wvbblna and oft paftdin. then ftnMi II with your ehoieo of covering and d!lvtr It to your now houos, 'This price based on average apartment sli J-piece set Bryson r. Graham 2-1741 Company, Limited 0 S the Chateau Laurier, followed by a dance. More than 400 attended. W. J. Peeling, district plant superintendent, was chairman. Give Addresses. Brief addresses were given by Mayor Stanley Lewis, of Ottawa, and Mayor Alphonse Moussette, of Hull, who were Introduced by M. B. Hamilton, district manager. Those present stood In silence a moment in tribute to the memory of J. E. Macpherson, for many years Ottawa manager and vice-president of the company before his death last year. Jack Norrl led a sing-song and there were solos by Leo Robillard. Applause greeted five employes who are now in the army when they were called upon to stand. They were Sgt. William Panneter, Sgt. Thomas Mann, Bombardier Beverly McKay, Sgt. Louis La-croix and Sgt Arthur Lacrolx. Among those at the head table were Mr. Peeling, Mayor' Lewis and Mrs. Lewis, Mayor Moussette and Mrs. Moussette, F. D. Laurie. former district manager of , the company, now serving In an ad visory capacity; and Mrs. Laurie, C. D. Fitzgerald, district traffic superintendent and Mrs. Fitzger aid, F. B. Wood, district engineer and Mrs. Wood, Mr. and Mrs, Hamilton and Miss M. O. Cairns, chief toll and dial operator. Links Up Dinner. The - network portion of the program linked together by a telephone conference book-up dinners at Montreal, Toronto. London. Quebec, Ottawa, Sherprooke, Corn wall, Hamilton, Kingston, Windsor, Three Rivers? Kitchener, St COOK YOUR 1B00K Uhste Field Survey Company Personnel of No. 2 Topographical Company, Royal Canadian Engineers Aider-shot , (Jnless otherwise specified the From left to rlfht top row: John A. Austin, Alex Hamilton Mantle, Donald L. Centre: F. C. Latty, Robert C. William V. Hardy, Robert Peacock, Walton. Lower third: David Stanley Hughes, Sergt Ronald E. Coldham, Corporal Bottom row: Oordon C. Miller. Catharines, Peterborough, Barrle. Sudbury, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie. It opened with the singing of "O Canada" in French from Montreal and switched to Toronto where the same anthem was sung in English. ' . i After an address from, Toronto by B. C. Nowlan, president of the Charles Fleetwood Siae Chapter, Telephone Pioneers of America, and selections by the Blue Bell quartet there was a dramatization from Montreal. This brought out the difficulties Alexander Graham Bell encountered in the early days of his invention. A turning point came when Thomas L. Swinyard, general manager of the Dominion Telegraph Company, of Toronto, was persuaded by his assistant, L. B. McFarlane, to permit Bell to use the telegraph line between Brantford and Paris, Ont, to demonstrate to the world that sound, music and speech could be made to flow by wire a considerable distance.' , ..,''' : - Mr. McFarlane, now 88, former president and" ex-chairman of the board of directors of the Bell Telephone Company, spoke following the dramatization, saying it had given him a great many recollecr tions. . , , ,. Vocal selections were contributed by Miss Marian Page. An address by Paul F. Sise, president of the , Northern Electric - Company, followed. Prise Winner Sings. Next London was heard from as Frank Rockwood, 17-year-old winner of the first prize in a Dominion-wide- - vocal . competition, sang. Then the anniversary call was transferred to Quebec to pick up the voice of Sir George Gar-neau, a director of the company for 14 years, who spoke In French. Alter a switch-back to Toronto for a demonstration of the Northern-Hammond Novachord, In charge of E. N. Beckett and Paul Berg, the program was returned to Montreal from which -point Charles F. Sise, president of the Bell Telephone Company of Canada, addressed the "Bell family''. - By Major vegetable year $18,018,-000, were Ontario commercial of was increase. 1938. into for purposes. 1938 during produced 1939 Of . Ga-tineau the two manager

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 30 Apr 1940, Tue,
  3. Page 10

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