The Lewiston High team defeated the Edward Little nine on Garcelon Field Saturday afternoon, by the score of 6 to 1. It was a good clean game and deserving of the liberal patronage it received.

When these two schools meet on the gridiron or diamond, or in other contests, there’s a something in the air that calls out the crowd. The rivalry existing between these two schools is quite as intense as that between Bowdoin and Bates, and either city supports its school team in true patriotic style.

50 Years Ago, 1954

An effort is being made to the interest a National hotel chain in purchasing the Lewiston Buick Co. building at Main and Sabattus streets and converting it into a modern hostelry, according to reports in circulation in the city.

The building ideally situated for a hotel, currently is up for sale and has been offered to Lewiston as a new police station site at a cost reportedly between $200,000 and $250,000.

Some members of the Police Commission reportedly are interested in the Buick building as the site for a new headquarters and Municipal courtroom but other city officials, it is said, will discourage any attempt to consider its purchase. The building is considered to be valuable tax property for the city and they feel it should be continued to be used for mercantile, business or industrial purpose.

25 Years ago, 1979

Faced with a 20 percent reduction this month in Lewiston’s municipal gasoline allocation, city officials have begun scrambling to find ways to keep consumption in line with limited supplies.

Representatives from the major gasoline using departments met Monday with City Controller Lucien Gosselin and Assistant Controller Richard Metivier to plot a strategy to conserve gasoline by reducing consumption.

And though the crunch is not nearly as serious as in California, where motorists are wondering where their next gallon of petrol is coming from, Lewiston officials, like their counterparts across the state, are significantly concerned.

Metivier said the city has instituted a fuel conservation program which starts with the issuance of monthly fuel consumption reports which break down the amount and types of fuel being used by each department and compares that to consumption a year ago.

In a memo distributed to municipal department heads Metivier noted, “The time to take steps that will produce an impact on consumption is now and not when the tank is empty.”


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