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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.
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