THE DAILY GLEANER, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1940
ENGINEERS HONOUR MR. H. A. CAMPBELL
Formation Of Institute Also Mentioned At Dinner
CELEBRATION OF THE golden jubilee of Mr. Henry A. Campbell, M.I.E.E., in the electrical industry of Jamaica took place last Saturday night when the engineering community of the island gave a dinner in his honour at the South Camp Road Hotel.
Opportunity was taken at the function to lay the foundation for the forming of an Engineers Institute in Jamaica which would be of immense value not only to the profession but also to the government and the public.
As usual an excellent dinner was served by the Hotel management. The proceedings were enlivened by an appropriate programme of music supplied by the Jamaica Military Band under the direction of Lieut. Jones.
Dinner over, the toast of the King was drunk with honours.
The toast of the guest of honour was proposed by the Chairman, Sir Charlton Harrison, C.I.E., himself a Jamaican who had distinguished himself as an engineer of world wide reputation.
GUEST OF HONOUR
Proposing the toast of Mr. Campbell, Sir Charlton said his having passed the half century mark in the continuous service of one concern (the Jamaica Public Service Co.) was a remarkable achievement, moreso when the fact was considered that he started at the bottom rung of the ladder.
Sir Charlton then traced the guest of honour's career from October 1890, when he joined the Light and Power Co. as operator of a steam boiler and pump, until today when he occupies a unique position in the Engineering field.
"The technical ability of Mr. Campbell," he said, "has been recognized by the Institute of Electrical Engineers for in 1932 he was elected a Member thereof, the highest recognition that a man in his profession can receive.
"Government too has recognized Mr. Campbell's worth to the community in that for many years past he has been appointed to every Board set up to inquire into or further the Electrical Industry of the Island.
"Gentlemen...Service however efficient, technically, is not all that marks Mr. Campbell's career.
"He has been ever ready to give to those who needed it, his kindly interest in their welfare. His tact, kindliness and good feeling have enabled him to give, in a most unassuming manner, the benefit of his great ability to others.
"In New Delhi there is a stone on which are inscribed a few simple words -- words that I think you will agree have guided Mr. Campbell, though, perhaps, he wot not of them -- words quoted by Lord Halifax in a great speech delivered by him soon after the collapse of France:
IN THOUGHT FAITH, IN WORDS WISDOM, IN DEED COURAGE, IN LIFE SERVICE