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News of Newfoundland (Part xxviii1)

 
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.

 

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

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