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Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs March 1928 Mar. 1: According to Canadian despatch Sir Wilfred Grenfell says adequate survey of Labrador would do much to open up vast wealth in pulp, water, and fur resources. Survey of the coast is a real necessity in developing the country particularly from Hamilton Inlet to the north. "Beothic" which left here on Tuesday for Bonavista Bay to bring back sealing crews returned yesterday morning. Ship could not cross Bonavista Bay owing to heavy ice. On way back made Trinity and Catalina, bringing forty sealers. Mar. 2: "Terra Nova", Capt. John PARSONS, sailed 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon for the Gulf seal fishery. "Neptune", Capt. Bill BARTLETT, will probably sail today for the same place. Our sealers have been asked to keep a sure look out for Canadian airmen, pilot officer Lewis and his two assistants who left Port Burwell to observe ice conditions in Hudson Straits. After four and half hours Pilot Lewis wirelessed he was in trouble and landing on ice but did not know his position. Samuel COBB, driller in No. 2 Mine at Bell Island accidentally placed his drill in a blind blast hole, caused explosion and was mutilated. Amputation of legs failed to save his life. Jonas BARTER and Frederick MARTIN, ages 14 and 15 are now at General Hospital, former with broken legs and latter with serious head injuries as result of sliding accident which occurred on Power Street last night. Boys were bob sliding and collided with a motor car. Mar. 3: After practically all hope for their safety had been given up, flying officer Lewis and companions of Hudson Straits patrol who were lost since February were reported safe at Port Burwell according to brief radio message received yesterday. Mar. 5: Ottawa despatch says that the two Canadian airmen who abandoned their plane on the Labrador coast had to travel sixty miles over ice floes and were guided to land by an Esquimaux. Party had no food and existed on raw walrus shot by Esquimaux. Mar. 6: All the sealing steamers left here yesterday. Charles Wesley GREEN, navigating officer on the "Viking" is now in hospital suffering from ompound fracture of leg as result of accident when he fell leaving bridge. No wireless from the ships last night. Mar. 7: David WELLS and Mrs. Wesley PARDY, whilst proceeding from Seal Cove to Wild Cove, White Bay were caught in Monday' night's blizzard. Ice broke, WELLS managed to get ashore after eight hours drifting on ice, narrowly escaped drowning. Mrs. PARDY's body was found early on Tuesday. Yesterday was stormiest day this winter along railway line. Second rotary plow was put in commission. Monday's Express is waiting at Millertown Junction for rotary. East bound Express will leave Port aux Basques after arrival [of] plow. Mar. 8: Hon. Alice Mackay, third daughter of Viscount Inchcape, well known ship owner intends to start from Cranwell Airdrome at noon today with Captain Hinchliffe and will fly to Newfoundland. Start will not be made unless weather report from America gives reasonable hope for twenty-four hours of clear weather. Plane is similar to Lindberg's "Spirit of St. Louis" and has a speed of 90 miles per hour. Plane will probably reach Newfoundland noon Friday.
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