The catches at Lake Auburn continue to be plenty for the number of fishermen, week days. The latest reports are as follows:

Frank Strout, 8 1/5 lb. salmon. Herman Alden, 4 1/2 lb. salmon. R. M. Lunn, 4 lb. salmon.

B. L. Pratt, 1 1/2 lb. salmon and 1 lb. trout. R. E. Estes, 1 1/2 lb. trout. Albert Purinton, 9 1/4 lb. salmon. Henry Malia, 8 lb. salmon. D. B. Stevens, 8 lb. salmon and 3 1/2 lb. trout. Harry Robinson, a lad of 11 years, 10 lb. salmon.

50 Years Ago, 1954

Lewiston-Auburn unionized painters, on strike one week today in protest to the refusal of nine contractors to approve demands of a 25-cent hourly pay hike, “are determined to stick it out,” said a union spokesperson last night following a mass meeting of the painters at Union Hall, Lisbon Street.

About 60 unionized painters attended the meeting, said Vilmere Lachance, business agent for Local 1468 of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, AFL.

“The painters show they are determined to stick it out until they get what they want,” declared Lachance. “The men’s morale is high and we are just waiting for the contractors to come and talk to us.”

A spokesperson for the nine local contractors affected by the strike was not available. But it is understood the contractors also are determined to remain steadfast in their desire to see contracts renewed at the current hourly wage of $1.50. The painters want $1.75 an hour.

25 Years ago, 1979

Construction of Gracelawn Park, the recovery of the former city dump into a recreation area, is expected to get underway in July.

Norris Ingersoll, superintendent of the Auburn Parks and Recreation Department, said Friday he expects bids on the project will be asked in about two weeks with the contract to be awarded in three or four weeks.

Ingersoll met Friday at his office at Hasty Memorial Armory with John Picher of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Recreation.

and a representative of Carruthers Co. of Gorham which is designing the park.

The session involved last minute reviews of sections of the plan preparatory to preparation of the final design.

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