100 years ago, 1917
Two young women, one of them obviously disturbed, called at the office of City Marshal Nickerson of Auburn early Tuesday evening. One of them, it appeared, had an admirer — which would have been all right had she admired him. But she was annoyed by his attentions, she told Marshal Nickerson —and wouldn’t the police curb his ardor? They could and did.
And the way they took to do it was to send the young woman to the place where the admirer was sure to be in waiting. The second young woman followed, at a discreet distance. The admirer insisted on seeing the young woman home. Adroitly she led the way past the Auburn police station where an officer waited. He stepped up and tapped the admirer on the shoulder. “You’d better come inside,” said he. There was no warrant for his arrest, the young woman having made no formal complaint, so he was given a few straight tips in words of one syllable and allowed to go.
50 years ago, 1967
Harold A. Libby of Auburn and Herbert M. Waterman of New Gloucester have been named as co-chairmen of Maine’s Dairy Industry’s Dairy Day Celebration to be held in Lewiston and Auburn on Saturday, May 27. The day’s festivities will feature a parade, selection of the 1967 Maine Dairy Princess, an industry banquet and presentation of $2,400 in Grange Dairy Scholarship awards. An estimated 50,000 spectators viewed last year’s colorful dairy parade as it followed a route through Lewiston-Auburn business and residential districts.
25 years ago, 1992
The Auburn City Council on Wednesday will be asked to sign two agreements with the city of Portland that would allow Auburn police officers to work there and vice versa. By state law, police officers from one municipality can work in another on special assignments. Auburn and Portland want to exchange officers for “temporary, short-term investigative police work,” the agreement explains.
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