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Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals May 1928 May 17: [The story continues...] United States relief planes for the Bremen reached St. George's yesterday afternoon and will leave this morning for Greenly Island. Bruce TRAVERSE of Loon Bay was accidentally drowned on Barachoix Brook, Goose Arm, Bay of Islands yesterday. Body not yet recovered. J. EDGECOMBE, engineer of the auxiliary motor boat "F.P.U." had his toes K. crushed when his foot caught in reverse gear. Patient will be brought to L. hospital. The St. Lawrence T.P. and S.S. Co. Ltd. of Lomond intimates that no more men will be required at Lomond until first of June. At present they have more men than they require. The following message has been received by the Colonial Secretary from Magistrate FITZGERALD at Grand Falls relating to employment at Buchans, [which] reported: Forty or fifty men at Millertown Junction seeking work Buchans. Have consulted Mr. JACKSON who states nothing but replacements required which to end of month will mean not over twenty men. Over 500 on payroll at present with housing accommodation biggest hindrance to engagement of additional men. Think expedient reinsert warning notice in ublic despatch and also instruct railway agents to discourage men going Buchans. Some of present number of men have been at Millertown Junction from 10 to 15 days and are reported destitute. Presume discretionary power may be exercised in dealing with their cases. [One sentence runs into the other here and it's difficult to know where message ends.] There is no work with A.N.D. Co. in any of their logging centres. May 19: "Home" arrived in port yesterday having completed first round trip on Fogo route for this season. Captain reports bad weather and no sign of codfish on the coast yet. Salmon are being taken at Bonavista and Catalina. "Sagona" arrived at Curling on Thursday from her first trip north and reports an impenetrable barrier of ice at Table Point. Winter ice is still fast at Port Saunders and Point Amour reports Straits [of Belle Isle] full [of] ice. Message to Deputy Minister Customs states that John BRITON [note name change May 21st], master of schooner "Silver Oak" had been convicted before Magistrate at Burin for breach of Customs Act and was fined $250. Four members of the crew were imprisoned on charge of contempt of court because they refused to give evidence at the trial. May 21: German trans-Atlantic plane Bremen crashed in its attempt to fly to New York Saturday. Crew unhurt. Bremen will now be shipped to New York but relief planes will fly back to New York today. Honorary degree of B.Sc was presented to Mr. Solomon WHITEWAY, principal of the Normal School by Mount Allison University on Tuesday last. Joe BRINTON, master of schooner "Silver Oak" was again before the magistrate of Burin, this time for breach of Customs Act and was fined $25.00. The crew in this instance gave evidence. May 22: The Railway announces the following appointments: Capt. B. TAVERNER, at present in command of the "Prospero", to the "Caribou"; Chief Officer BRINTON of the "Caribou" to captain of the S.S. "Kyle"; Capt. West KEAN to the S.S. "Prospero". "Kyle" returned from Cooks Harbour service yesterday and reported easterly fog and wind and most of the time ship was butting ice. Bottom of Green Bay and White Bay still blocked with ice. There is a sign of fish and salmon at Twillingate and Change Islands. F.D. PARK of Botwood died at Montreal on Sunday.
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