1. No, the tower which, was supplied by the R.A.F. originally as a radio location tower was erected near Pine Hill college, Halifax, as part of the radio transmission station.
2. Standard R.A.F., R.D.F. prefabricated, wooden tower which was available and not in use. It was being installed in the new point-to-point service for economy and maximum efficiency.
3. No. Construction was undertaken by Royal Canadian Air Force personnel.
4. When the tower collapsed on 28th January, 1943, one airman was killed, three were slightly injured and two were seriously injured. The last two were removed from seriously injured list on 4th February, 1943.
5. A court of inquiry was held. The findings and recommendations of the court were in substance as follows:
Findings.-The number of guys and the size of rope utilized were not sufficient.
Recommendations-That in future, experienced construction riggers be employed and the erection supervised by a works and buildings officer who has a working knowledge of, or has sufficient experience in, this type of erection.
Note: An inquest was not held into the accident. The coroner was notified and a doctor was sent by him to view the body. The verdict of the doctor was accidental death. In all such accidents in Nova Scotia the coroner is notified and from that point he proceeds according to his own judgment as to necessities of each individual case.
Note 2 (a): This tower was being erected since this height was deemed more suitable for the particular work for which it was intended than the regular telegraph poles. The tower snapped during erection after guys were in place. It is not possible to estimate
the actual tension which was exerted on the guy rope which snapped but the test made on the rope allows for a strain of 1,240 pounds.
(b): It was considered that the tower was quite able to bear the strain ordinarily expected to be borne by an ordinary tower.
6. It was torn down and the fabricated tower replaced by poles.
7. The damages to private property-power and telephone lines-are estimated at $300. (a) The tower was provided at no cost to the R.C.A.F. as it was originally intended for erection by the R.A.F. at another point, but owing to abandonment of that particular plan it became available to the R.C.A.F. The erection and construction was carried out by R.C.A.F. labour. Medical services were provided entirely by service hospitals and doctors.
1. Canadian Wool Board Limited only commenced operations in April, 1942, and the financial figures for the first fiscal year ending March 31, 1943, are not yet available. According to interim figures for eleven months ended February 28, 1943, the total pounds of
wool purchased, including those in transit that are paid for but have not arrived amounted to 16,609,452 lbs.
2. The number of pounds of wool imported by Canadian Wool Board Limited during the period April, 1942, to February 28, 1943, was 2,567,866 lbs.
3. The number of pounds of wool of domestic production purchased by Canadian Wool Board Limited during the period April, 1942, to February 28, 1943, was 14,041,586 lbs.
4. No profits have been realized by Canadian Wool Board Limited.
1. Binder twine available for Canadian farmers was (a) in 1941, 55,012,000 pounds; (b) in 1942, 80,212,000 pounds.
2. It is estimated that 65,000,000 pounds of binder twine will be available in 1943.
3. Production of binder twine for 1943 account, together with carryover from 1942, amounted to 41,400,000 pounds at February 28, 1943. Manufacturers are producing to capacity from materials presently available.