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Old News of Newfoundland



Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs daily news journals as
compiled by Barbara Pederson 1998.

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs
April 1928

Apr. 19:
Major FitzMaurice sent first story of flight from Seven Islands, Quebec
yesterday. He says in part that when in the vicinity of Cape Race a blizzard
was encountered and the lighting system of the plane gave out. Occupants
did not know whether plane was traveling on even keel or direction
because of inability to see compass. They were forced to land through
shortage of gasoline... Three hundred gallons of fuel have been shipped
from Montreal to Greenly Island for the Bremen which will be repaired
and flown to New York if at all possible.

Apr, 21:
The "Ungava" is expected to arrive from seal fishery this morning. The
"Nascopie"... is expected to finish discharging this morning. "Neptune"
at Aguathuna is ice-bound and "Terra Nova" still jammed. Other ships
report ice bad, seals wild [meaning hard to catch, possibly?].

Apr. 24:
Relief plane reached Greenly Island yesterday and it is probable repairs
will be made to the Bremen so that she may continue her flight to New
York today.

The home of George ROBERTS, Wild Cove, Twillingate with all its
contents destroyed by fire Sunday night.

Harold RUSSELL of Tickle Cove, while gunning on Friday morning
had the thumb of his left hand blown off.

The "Viking" reports the death of James SHARPE of Little Catalina
which occurred yesterday [at the ice].

"Daily News" this morning reports that International Paper Co. are
assisting in the development of the St. George's coal fields to the
extent of $10,000. It is understood this money will go towards the
providing the services of an expert engineer.

Reports were current last evening that shovellers in No. 3 Submarine
at Bell Island had walked out demanding an increase in pay. Manager
ARCHIBALD in reply to a message from the "Daily News" last night
stated there had been some little trouble but it had been fixed up.

Apr. 25:
The "Daily News" this morning carries a report that plans are well
advanced for the establishment of a pulp and paper mill on the south
coast, probably at the bottom of Placentia Bay. The proposed capital
of the mill is 400 tons per day. [Hmmmm.... we're still waiting...]

Max THORNHILL of Lunenburg, formerly of Fortune Bay was
drowned from schooner "Alphaca" in the voyage from Yarmouth
to St. Pierre.

Apr. 26:
S.S. "Kyle" taking freight for Herring Neck and points north Monday next
and will be sailing on May 2nd. Freight for Fogo and all other Bay points
will be taken next week in order to get all steamers operating [by] first
week May, providing ice conditions  permit.

Rev. Clifford MANNING, assistant clergyman at Carbonear [was] seriously
injured by falling through ceiling of the South Side United Church while
making preparations for a Magic Lantern lecture. He was brought to
hospital yesterday.

Snow storm on the [Sealing] Front preventing any work being done
on the ice.

Apr. 27:
The crew of the German monoplane Bremen left Greenly Island yesterday
in the Detroit relief plane and flew to Murray Bay. They will continue to
Washington tomorrow.

The offices of the Maritime Agencies were badly gutted by fire early
this morning.

Apr. 30:
Today is the last day for killing seals, and "Viking" and "Eagle", the two
remaining  ships at the Front may be expected anytime after tomorrow.

In an interview given at Vancouver, Hon. Smilley [S. Milley?] who was
visiting that city said that during a recent trip he had been counted out on
the possibility of Newfoundland selling her Labrador territory to interests
outside the Empire. He declined to say in what country the interests 
were which might make a bid.



Page Transcribed by Barbara Pederson (1998)
Page Revised by Craig Peterman (September 2002)

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