Looking back


Convinced that they have a just grievance, 38 union ironers at the Bates St. Shirt Co. left their work Friday noon. The strikers claim that they have been discriminated against, the few ironers who do not belong to the union being given all the work that they can handle while they have what is left. Parker Waite, superintendent of the factory, refused to make any statement.

One of the heavy cars loaded with paper and attached to the Special freight due in Lewiston at about 10 o’clock became derailed as the result of a broken truck, near the State Fair Grounds, and was completely demolished. The wrecking crew was called out and traffic was delayed nearly five hours.

50 Years Ago, 1957

The Lewiston-Auburn Transit Co. will soon pull its buses off the streets, possibly within two weeks, and holiday service also will be discontinued.

WASHINGTON – The staff of the Senate Housing sub-committee reported that middle-income families increasingly are being priced out of the housing market.

WASHINGTON – The oil lift from the America’s to Europe is delivering 1,187,000 barrels a day, nearly double the normal amount, the Socony Mobil Oil Co., Inc., said. President Albert L. Nickerson reported that American oil firms have achieved “probably the largest and most rapid shift in the distribution of any commodity ever achieved in peacetime.”

25 Years Ago, 1982

BOSTON – Federal “crash detectives” recovered crucial cockpit voice tapes from a partially submerged World Airways DC-10, hoping to learn why the jetliner with 208 people aboard ran off an icy runway and into Boston Harbor.

PONTIAC, Mich. – Joe Montana, displaying the guile and flair of a riverboat gambler, engineered two long touchdown drives after San Francisco’s youthful secondary swiped the ball from the Cincinnati Bengals, and the 49ers roiled to a 26-21 victory in Super Bowl XVI.