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Old News of Newfoundland (Part xxvi1)

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

January 1928

Jan. 3:
Despatch from Portland, Maine records the belief that the missing plane "Dawn"
sank soon after passing Cape Cod on the night of Dec. 23rd. Capt. COMEAU of
the Nova Scotia schooner "Rose Ann Belliveau" reports that a plane was heard by
him and that the roar of the powerful motors ended abruptly with an audible
splash and his belief is that the plane made an unsuccessful attempt to alight
alongside the schooner after sighting its lights. This apparently agrees with the
report made by radio operator on the steamer "Okey L. Alexander" that while
passing Cape Cod the same night he heard a message requesting Chatham
Station to furnish compass bearings. After a silence of a few minutes operator
says he heard come through the air, words "Plane down".

The crew of the Newfoundland schooner "Ena A. Moulton" was landed on the
31st at Plymouth, England. Terrific storm was raging when the "Darford"
responded to distress signals from the schooner which was waterlogged and
her canvas had been blown to pieces while the crew was exhausted by long
hours at the pumps.

Jan. 5:
Message from Magistrate FITZGERALD of Grand Falls yesterday stated that
Claude NEWMAN aged 15, was drowned at Botwood whilst skating on the
harbor ice.

Railway management announces that weather conditions permitting, Bay de
Verde and Trepassey branches will be operated up to and including 14th instant
after which lines will be closed until further notice.

Jan. 7:
[Radio station] 8WMC will be on the air at 11 and 6:30 tomorrow. In the
morning Miss BRIGGS of the Imperial Headquarters Girl Guides, England
will be the speaker.

Joseph GARLAND, [age] 63, fisherman of the Battery [St. John's] drowned
on Saturday.

George MORGAN, 5 year old child of Whitbourne, badly burnt Saturday
and died while on way to hospital.

Dr. CROSSLEY and Mr. LEONARD opened evangelistic campaign in Gower
Street United Church last night.



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

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