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Old News of Newfoundland (Part xxxi2)

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

June 1928

June 22:
His Excellency Rev. Andrew Cassulo, papal delegate received a warm
welcome on his arrival yesterday. Crowds assembled on the pier and
cheered him lustily while the Cathedral and all the halls of the Catholic
societies were gaily decorated in bunting. On Military Road the children
of the Cathedral Parish schools were lined up bearing flags and streamers
in the papal colours. Shortly after his arrival the apostolic delegate
celebrated mass after which a visit was made to St. Bons and other

June 23:
Walter VATERS, aged 20 of Bristol's Hope was caught in the machinery
at Buchans and fatally injured, dying later at the Grand Falls Hospital, where
he had been rushed for medical aid.

Graduation exercises at the General Hospital were held last night and
among the following receiving diplomas were: Mona KELLAND, Lamaline;
Millicent DAWE, Cupids; Effie RIDEOUT, Pilleys Island; Ada MANUEL,
South Brook; Mary WAY, Hermitage; May KENT, Spaniard's Bay; Florence
WHELAN, Bay Bulls; Mabel YOUNG, St. Jacques; Marjorie PENNEY, 

June 26:
James FOX, aged 16, second son of Matthew and Mary FOX of William
Street, struck on Sunday by motor car driven by Mr. R.A. PARSONS, B.L.
died a few hours later at hospital.

S.S. "Plas Dinan" struck near Freshwater Point yesterday morning in dense
fog and is a total wreck. Captain and crew landed and are now at Portugal

Over the weekend forest fires were reported at Gaff Topsail, Peter's River
and Branch.

His Excellency Most Rev. Cassulo, delegate who was on Sunday accorded
brilliant welcome at the R.C. Cathedral which was marked with impressive
ceremonies, lovely weather conditions and immense congregations left
yesterday for Harbour Grace and tonight will leave for St. George's. 
Saturday he visited St. Patrick's and St. Joseph's Parishes and was later
entertained by His Excellency the Administrator at the Government House.
During the p.m. Mount Cashel was visited and motor ride to Outer Cove
and Torbay.

Will of late Harry J. CROWE disposes of an estate amounting to $821,744.

Railway Dept. had message from Captain BLACKMORE of the "Malakoff"
stating there was good sign of fish in Bonavista Bay and that one man and
boy at Deer Island had trawled and jigged 100 quintals each and that everyone
in the Bay is doing well.

Very sad drowning accident happened last week at Fox Point outside Rigolet
[Labrador] when brothers and a sister were out on the ice which suddenly broke.
Mother saw accident from shore and launched small boat which was leaking
badly. After taking children on board, the boat sank when near the shore.
Mother and three children were drowned.

June 29:
[Building] owned by the A.N.D. Company at Millertown was destroyed by fire
yesterday. Two horses and a dog which were in the barn with 700 sacks oats and
1,100 bales of hay were also burnt.

Following Labrador wireless stations now open: Venison Island, Flat Island,
Domino and Grady.

Large Newfoundland dog owned by Patrick HICKEY of Prowseton rescued a
boy from drowning by jumping overboard. Boy clung to the animal and was
brought safely to land.

Colonial Secretary announces that Canada has now restored subsidy of $35,000
per annum for the Gulf Service between North Sydney and Port au Basques.
This subsidy was withdrawn some 4 years ago.


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

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