It looks now as if there would not be more than 600 people present at the reception of the graduating class of the Lewiston High School this year. The members do not want such crowds as have been present in past years and not more than twelve invitations will be given to each graduate. Of course, the members of the City Government, School Board, teachers and others who have shown special courtesies will be remembered.

It all came about from Harry Shapiro of Greene, making-fun and calling Frank E. Pratt of the same town names because a sheep which he was shearing got away from him. Frankie didn’t like to be called names; trouble ensued and the result was a pounding for Shapiro at the hands of the sheep shearer. In the Auburn Municipal Court the assault case was tried Saturday morning and Pratt was fined $5 and costs. He was represented by H. E. Carver. Tascus Atwood, the attorney for Shapiro has filed a suit for civil damages.

50 Years Ago, 1954

The Twin Cities Baseball League opens its 1954 campaign tonight with a pair of games, Auburn Rams at New Auburn Social (Walton field) and Lisbon Legion at Turner. A third contest, scheduled at twilight at Pettingill Park between YMAC and the Pastime Club, has been postponed indefinitely.

The latter game was called off to permit the SPA tournament meeting of Stephens High of Rumford and Cheverus of Portland to go on under the lights. The schoolboys booked the park for a 7:30 game, with the City Leaguers yielding their booking of a previous twilighter so there would be no conflict.

25 Years ago, 1979

Androscoggin County Sheriff Lionel A. Cote of Lewiston has been singled out by the National Jaycee Organization as one of the country’s “Outstanding Young Men in America for 1979.”

The sheriff has been notified of his selection by Doug Blankenship, chairman of the Board of advisors, and he has received a parchment certificate so designating him. In the certificate it states he was selected “in recognition of superior leadership and superior service to the community.”

The sheriff received the certificate on Monday and he said he understood he had been nominated for the honor by Marcel Bilodeau of Lewiston.

He said that he had been informed that the board had taken into consideration his community activities and his academic achievements in awarding him the certificate.


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