With his pockets bulging out with pint and half pint bottles, Oscar Carrier, aged 14 years, was arrested Saturday evening by the liquor deputies on seizure of person.

The deputies were paying their respects to the proprietor of a well known Lisbon street place early in the evening. They were in the bar room, or what once served in that capacity and were looking for contraband. They were unable to find anything and it began to look as if their hunt was fruitless when all of a sudden the back door which leads into a dark passage was opened and young Carrier entered the room.
50 Years Ago, 1954
Joe Gibbs, 17-year-old Edward Little student, pushed the swimming season ahead this year and took his first plunge into icy waters on April 8.

Young Gibbs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Gibbs of East Auburn, took his unorthodox dip in the icy waters within the East Auburn dam – for no special reason, just to be “first in,” that’s all. He agrees now that the water was cold, that there still was considerable ice around on the banking, and that not even his elegant Tarzan leopard-skin trunks could make it all seem any warmer. Gibbs is prominent in the Red and White chorus, but it is reported that the tune he sang on that first dip was something never heard on the concert stage.
25 Years ago, 1979
Blaming State House efforts to abolish Maine Milk Commission price controls, Lewiston’s Carter Milling Co., a major supplier of dairy feed, today revealed it has scrapped plans to construct a new $1.5 million feed mill here.

“The anti-Milk Commission’s forces have created a lot of fears and uncertainty within the dairy industry,” declared Carter General Manager Robert Hoffmann. “In view of this adverse economic and political climate, we do not feel it is prudent to make such a commitment at this time.”

Instead, the 47-year-old Lewiston concern, which serves dairy farmers in 10 Maine counties, will ask the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals tomorrow night to approve a variance allowing it to erect five grain storage silos at its facility on Main Street, near the Lewiston Fairgrounds. The silos would boost Carter’s storage capacity by 35 percent.

Total cost of the five holding tanks, each to stand 45 feet high and 14 feet in diameter, together with new siding on the feed mill, has been estimated at approximately $100,000.


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