The fox hound belonging to Walter Dingley of Auburn, is the hero of rather a thrilling episode, for a day or two ago the dog in some way got stranded in the river and came floating down on a cake of ice. After leaving the logan and when about opposite the wood yard of Luce, Smith & Co., the dog and the cake of ice parted company and the animal was seen struggling in the water, making ineffectual attempts to get upon the firm ice on the edge of the river. A man went to poor doggie’s assistance, took him into the office, dried and warmed him before the fire, and then telephoned to the dog’s master who went up immediately and was as grateful as was doggie himself for the rescue.
50 Years Ago, 1954
Ward Brothers of Lewiston, Maine, is recognized in the highly competitive women’s merchandise business as one of the finest small city women’s specialty shops in America today. Buyers and wholesalers may be hazy as to the exact location of Lewiston, but they know that Ward Brothers store is located there. In the women’s retail business world, Ward Brother is known from Maine to California.

Just 25 years ago this month the Ward brothers opened their first store. “It was 11 feet wide and 30 feet long,” Nathan Ward recalled with a grin. “In those days we carried both men and women’s clothes. We had one clerk. We all did the buying, the selling, the bookkeeping and the dusting.” Today there are 82 people on the payroll and during the Christmas season the figure jumps to 90 or 95.”
25 Years ago, 1979
The Air Force Band of New England will appear at Skyshow ‘79, July 15.

The 40 piece band, conducted by Captain William L. Graves III, is one of many acts being lined up for the skyshow, which will be held at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport July 14-15.

The announcement was made this week by Roger R. LaBrie Jr., public relations director for the show.

The Air Force Band of New England, recently relocated at Pease AFB, N.H., specializes in instrumentalists who can play all styles of music with equal facility. From its home station, the Air Force Band of New England travels extensively, fulfilling engagements throughout New England, New York and Pennsylvania.


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