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Old News of Newfoundland (Part xxxi1)

 
Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

June 1928

June 1:
Gilbert KELLY, Bay Roberts was caught in the machinery of Bowring's wood
working factory yesterday afternoon and severely injured.

Lloyd CLARKE, New Melbourne drowned by falling overboard from a schooner
at Old Perlican Wednesday.

In an interview published in this morning's "Daily News" Thomas HICKEY,
Secretary of the Mines and Working Men's Committee at Bell Island who was
in town over the weekend, stated that the Trust Company were prepared to
give an increase in pay to the miners though what it will amount to will not
be definitely known perhaps for a day or two.

Guy HALLIDAY riding motor cycle collided with motor car driven by B.
MCGUIRE on Topsail Road. HALLIDAY's machine was broken up and
he is in hospital suffering from injuries.

June 5:
William HOLLETT, age 19, of Newfoundland was drowned at Lehave, Nova
Scotia yesterday with two others when dories heavily laden with fresh fish
swamped and sank.

June 6:
In the House of Assembly yesterday the Northern Products Bill which provides
for the export of marine shells [shellfish?] from Labrador was under discussion
which continued into a night session. 

At mass meeting of the miners at Bell Island last night the offer of the National
Trust Company of increase of 3 cents per hour and the placing of all employees
except the permanent staff on a bonus basis was accepted by the men.

House occupied by Arthur LUDLOW, Glenwood, destroyed by fire yesterday.

June 7:
Body of William HOLLETT of Burin drowned at Lehave, Nova Scotia on
Monday evening has been recovered by divers.

"Felstead", an outsider, won the race for the Derby stakes which was run
yesterday. W. SALTER and J.C. PHILLIPS of St. John's were among the
winners in sweep.

June 11:
Reports from Cupids state that 10 buildings including three dwelling houses
were destroyed there by fire on Wednesday last.

Rev. H.K. READ, R.D. Channel was inducted as Canon of the Cathedral
Chapter occupying the Stall of St. Boniface by the Lord Bishop yesterday
morning.

Archibald MOULTON, aged 40, Edward MOULTON, aged 19, and James
MOULTON, aged 16 of Burin Bay Arm were drowned at the entrance of
Burin Harbour Monday evening by capsizing of fishing boat. First named
was married and leaves two small children.

June 15:
At the opening of the United Church Conference yesterday afternoon Rev.
George PICKERING of Harbour Grace was elected president and Rev.
W.B. BUGDEN of Grand Falls secretary of the Conference.

Mark CHAPLIN, well known tailor died suddenly at 10:30 yesterday
morning.

June 19:
American schooner "Henry Ford" total loss at Rocky Harbour near Bonne
Bay. Crew of 25 escaped.

Schooner "Winnifred Lee", owned by George A. BUFFETT, Grand Bank,
arrived at St. Mary's yesterday, reports the loss of two men on the 14th instant,
Bernard LEE and John MOORE, both of Grand Bank. Both were married men.
It is supposed their dory was upset while hauling trawls.

 

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

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