Looking Back on December 6

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100 years ago, 1914
The best opinion of the dealers in horses is that these animals will command high prices within the coming year. Already buyers for the European cavalry are scouring the West. and buying up everything in sight that looks like a horse. Chas. D. Hasty of Auburn is doing his usual business in that line but looks for a stringency in the horse market as early as the coming spring.

50 years ago, 1964
The City of Lewiston’s snow removal account is bankrupt. In fact, that account has been barren since November and is overdrawn by $2,500, according to Controller Laurier T. Raymond Sr. The labor involved in cleaning up after this weekend’s storm, he said, will run about $15,000, because the men were working overtime, and that adds onto the account’s deficit. Raymond tonight will present the Board of Finance with a report on expenditures and a plan will be made concerning how to get out of the hole. “We’re in trouble,” Raymond said, “and I don’t know what we will do.” Armand Ferron, chief clerk at the Public Works Department, said that $30,000 was slashed from the $100,000 snow removal budget earlier this year. “And we knew we would run out of money before we even got started.”

25 years ago, 1989
Lewiston police confiscated a television early Wednesday morning from two men who were carrying it but could not prove they owned it. The men were spotted at 1:38 a.m. at Oxford and Cedar streets with the television in their arms. Police are holding the Sony color television until an owner comes forth to claim it. No charges were filed in the incident.

The material in Looking Back is reproduced exactly as it originally appeared, although misspellings and errors made at that time may be edited.

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