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I saw 1947 in the newspaper.
 
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1947 Newspaper is the forty-fourth secret of Man of Medan. It can be found by Conrad, Julia or Fliss on a table in the room they are kept in by the pirates. This secret appears in Trapped.

Overview

An newspaper from 1947, around the time the ship sailed.

The first article reports that a group of archaeologists have gone missing in Iraq. The second article details a drive-by gangland shooting. The third article describes a victim of the shooting, who was a well-known gangland leader.

Transcript

American Overseas

WORST GANGLAND KILLING OF 1947

Archaeologists Missing In Iraq

Twenty-four British archaeologists have gone missing in the Zagros Mountains of Iraq. The Hodgson Expedition arrived in the kingdom in September last year, with the stated goal of "unearthing the relics of Iraq's ancient past."

Led by Professor Randolph Hodgson, the archaeologists were due to return to Baghdad in the spring but ceased sending regular radio reports in December. After conducting many searches of the region, local authorities criticized the secrecy surrounding the expedition, which has made pinpointing its whereabouts difficult. London's Royal Historical Society rebuffed such claims, citing armed rebels opposed to the British occupation as the more likely culprits behind the expedition's disappearance.

continued on page 7

... (unreadable) ... Streets

... (unreadable) ... the ... (unreadable) ... Friday. One ... (unreadable) ... be Lafontane Clark, a ... (unreadable) ... gang leader. Nobody in ... (unreadable) ... for the incident, which ... (unreadable) ... in broad daylight outside the...

... (unreadable) ... heard dozens of gunshots ... (unreadable) ... to be coming from a passing ... (unreadable) ... after round," resident ... (unreadable) ... our ... (unreadable) ... "Definitely ... (unreadable) ... sub-machine gun. There ... (unreadable) ... bodies lying in ... (unreadable) ... the paramount. People all ... (unreadable) ... It was horrifying."

Clark and his henchmen ... (unreadable) ... and ... (unreadable) ... the hotel ... (unreadable) ... cab when ... (unreadable) ... Clark and Price ... (unreadable) ... while ... (unreadable) ... injuries.

... (unreadable) ... Central Hotel - G. Teller

Gangland Leader With A Heart Of Gold

... (unreadable) ... of the 34th Street ... (unreadable) ... Clark heads up ... (unreadable) ... gang believed to be ... (unreadable) ... South Street ... (unreadable) ... and other heinous crimes. ... (unreadable) ... a number of his ... (unreadable) ... Lane community. Clark is a popular churchgoing family man. Neighbor Cliff Hendrag told American Overseas the whole community was in shock. Nobody ... (unreadable) ... Lafontane was one in...

I saw him yesterday morning walking his dog ... (unreadable) ... stopped to ... (unreadable) ... respected him and ... (unreadable) ... a bad ... (unreadable) ... a real...

... (unreadable) ... Church ... (unreadable) ... with ... (unreadable) ... gang leaders who were to ... (unreadable) ... candle and pay their last...

Everyone LOVES Young's Cream Soda!

Made with ... (unreadable) ... from good ol' Texas cows.

True American soda!

Location

In the room the pirates lock the group in, this secret is on the table in the center.

Trivia

  • If found, the newspaper can be mentioned by Julia during Open Deck.
  • The first article ties into the plot of the third installment in the anthology, House of Ashes, as an easter egg.
  • The image on the front page appears to be the Park Central Hotel in Manhattan, New York.

Navigation

1-10 1.Diary • 2.Top Secret Intelligence Note • 3.Gas Mask Instructions • 4.Locks Memo • 5.Water Purification Plant Map • 6.Nautical Chart • 7.Engineer's Logbook • 8.Engine Room Telegraph Log • 9.Man Overboard Search Orders • 10.Navigator's Notebook
11-20 11.Journal • 12.ID Badges and Documentation • 13.Locked Casket • 14.Guard Duty Roster • 15.Cargo Bill of Landing • 16.Screaming Corpse • 17.Manchurian Gold Test Results • 18.Terrified Corpse • 19.Radio Operator's Memo • 20.Co-Pilot Badge
21-30 21.Hastily Written Message • 22.Casket Nameplate • 23.Catering Staff Schedule • 24.Open Casket • 25.Ghost Rumours Report • 26.Guard Duty Note • 27.Private Patterson's Medical Record • 28.Private Miller's Letter • 29.Radio Operator's Final Message • 30.Flight Plan
31-40 31.Violent Incident Report Sheet • 32.Dog Tag • 33.Toxins Research • 34.Military Orders • 35.Small Casket • 36.Casket Shortage Memo • 37.Broken Wires • 38.Chemical Leak • 39.Electrocardiogram Results • 40.Missing Lifeboat
41-50 41.Medan Hat • 42.Ship's Logbook • 43.Infantry Badge • 44.1947 Newspaper • 45.Private Reed's Letter • 46.Diplomatic Immunity Contract • 47.Cargo Ship Manual • 48.Minutes of Meeting • 49.Anti-Aircraft Shell • 50.Anti-Aircraft Shell Casing
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