-“I’m glad to see the children playing about the park in such numbers this year,” remarked a Lewiston woman the other day, “it is so much better for them to be there than in the streets. I wish we had more of these breathing places in the city. For my part, I don’t object to having them play ball and indulge in other sports in the park, it is what the park is for, or at least what it ought to be for.”

-One of the best baseball games for the season should be witnessed this afternoon when Lewiston High plays Leavitt Institute on Garcelon Field. Although it is not at all unlikely that the local team may lose, L.H.S. students are confident that their nine will make a credible showing.

50 Years Ago, 1954

Mumps cases in the State continued high last week s 206 new cases were listed for the week ending May 22 compared to 114 the previous week, it was reported yesterday by the State Health and Welfare Department in its weekly communicable disease report.

Auburn listed six cases of mumps while Lewiston reported 17 cases of chickenpox to two for Auburn while 18 persons were reported having measles in Lewiston. Auburn had one case but reported two cases of German measles and one of streptococcal nasopheryngitis. Lewiston listed a single case of infectious hepatitis.

25 Years Ago, 1979

If you live on Main Street in Lewiston and just happened to peer out of your window early Sunday afternoon catching a glimpse of a horse galloping down the road, don’t worry about the reliability of your eyesight – it’s fine.

Lewiston police reported that the beast was corraled by its owner following a brief chase through the neighborhood.

Owner Mary Greenleaf of 568 Main St., told authorities the animal was up for sale. However when a prospective buyer appeared with his daughter to take it for a ride, the horse – which had just been saddled – became wild and started bucking.

Mrs. Greenleaf tried to control the frisky animal, but was knocked to the ground. The horse’s hoof apparently cam down on her and the animal escaped into the street.

Mrs. Greenleaf suffered back injuries and a cut to her left forehead. She told police she would be taking a trip to the hospital a little later on in the day.

It was not known if the horse was purchased by the interested party, who had journeyed to Lewiston from Naples.

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