100 Years Ago: Graduates of Belleville Institute Make Good

The Intelligencer August 2, 1917 (page 2)

“Deaf and Dumb Telegraph Operators. Toronto. Graduates of the School for the Deaf at Belleville, of the last class, two young women, are now successfully applying themselves to the automatic sending and operating machines in the G.N.W. Telegraph Company and are attaining a success beyond the expectations of the wire chief, The Globe was informed yesterday.

The advances made by the young women since they entered the operating department are a tribute to the education they received in the Belleville Institute. …  The young women entered the operating department at a time when the business was very heavy due to the shortage of skilled men.”