The town hose of 1,000 feet has arrived in Lisbon and was stored in the building made ready for it on Farwell street. The Farwell Mill hose is stored in the same building, and is of about the same length so that now the fire department can stretch 2,000 feet of hose connected with the hydrant system of the mill in case of need, and the water supply will come from the powerful force pump of the mill.

50 Years Ago, 1954

Maj. Gen. Frank E. Lowe, USA retired, of Harrison, will be the main speaker next Sunday at the Armed Forces Day celebration which will be held about 3 p.m. after a parade from Auburn to Lewiston. A display of military and Civil Defense equipment will be exhibited Saturday afternoon at Lewiston City Park. General Lowe, who was a personal representative of former President Harry S. Truman in Korea during the conflict, will be on the reviewing stand in front of the Lewiston city building for the parade and will deliver his address from the city park bandstand at the end of the parade. General Lowe is a World War I veteran, former commander of the State American Legion Department and a former National American Legion officer. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Williams Square, Mill and Broad streets, and will include military and civilian groups.

25 Years ago, 1979

Boise Cascade Corp. will install a $60 million recovery boiler at its mill here, and will employ 7000 construction workers at the peak of the project, the company has announced. Boise spokesman F. A. Clough Jr., said Tuesday the modernization project will expand the pulp capacity of the mill and reduce the odor from it. The new equipment will be located in the middle of the Rumford mill complex between the two existing recovery boilers and the kraft mill. It will be housed in a structure 400 feet long by 85 feet wide, Raymond H. Taylor, Boise’s manufacturing manager-east said. Taylor said the change will support 650 tons of kraft pulping a day, rather than the current 610 tons. In addition, 800 tons a day will be possible with future pulp mill modifications.


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