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Old News of Newfoundland (Part xxv2)

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

December 1927

Dec. 14:
Very Rev. Dean OREURK who was born in Holyrood and laboured in this
country until 10 years ago when he retired died suddenly in Montreal Tuesday

Dec. 19:
Raymond COLLIER of Fortune was drowned from the schooner "Queen May"
while proceeding in Fortune Bay Friday p.m. according to a message to the
Department [of] Justice on Saturday.

Dec. 20:
The home of Mr. J. BUTLER, LeMarchant Road was destroyed with all its
contents at 7 o'clock this morning. The family escaped in their night clothes.

Dec. 23:
Schooner "Ena M. Moulton" enroute to Rose Blanche from Oporto with salt
has been abandoned at sea, the crew being rescued by steamer "Darford".

Dec. 24:
Mrs. Frances Wilson Grayson accompanied by Oskar Omdal, pilot, and Bruce
Goldsborough, navigator, took off from New York in her amphibian plane
"Dawn" at 6:07 Atlantic Standard Time for Harbour Grace which is to be first
stop of winter flight to Europe. Nothing heard of the plane so far this morning.

[Time out for the Christmas break...]

Dec. 29:
Coast Guard and naval craft of United States will pursue search another day
for missing monoplane "Dawn", it was announced late last night from destroyer
"Sturtevant" which has been leading search in vicinity of Sable Island for three
days for Grayson expedition which set out for Harbour Grace from Long Island
a week ago. "Sturtevant" will go to Halifax for fuel.

Dec. 30:
City Rotarians entertained 150 under-privileged boys at the Newfoundland
Hotel yesterday.

Further reports of aeroplane being heard between Saturday and Tuesday of last
week have been received from Old Perlican, Harbour Breton, Hearts Content.
The Harbour Grace Airport Committee who are in touch with the Grayson
Airplane Committee of New York will be glad if any person who may have
heard a plane between the above dates will communicate with them. 
Such information may be telegraphed or phoned at their expense. Grayson
plane "Dawn" which left Curtiss Field, New York Friday p.m. [on the] 23rd
for Harbour Grace supposed to have been heard in vicinity of Harbour Grace
Saturday night and Sunday morning still missing, thought possible plane may
have landed somewhere in northern part of country. Please give widespread 
circulation and report any information. 

Dec. 31:
Debenture holders of the Newfoundland Power and Paper Co. Ltd. Have
formally agreed to the sale of the company interests at Corner Brook to the
International Paper Co.


Page Transcribed by Barbara Pederson (1998)
Page Revised by Don Tate (May 2002)

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