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Old News of Newfoundland (Part xxx2)

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

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.


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

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