A peculiar case of team lifting occurred in Lewiston Tuesday afternoon when the horse and wagon owned by William Adams of Park street and valued at $150.00 was quietly driven away while the owner was in a store doing a little shopping.

The story as told by the man who lost the team is as follows. On Tuesday afternoon William Adams and Joseph Palley of this city were out driving in Mr. Adams’ team. They were on Lincoln street when Mr. Adams leaving the team in charge of Mr. Palley, stepped into a store to buy a few groceries. According to his story he was absent less than ten minutes. When he returned to resume his pleasure riding, his team was nowhere in sight.

50 Years Ago, 1954

The Auburn Board of Zoning Appeals last night granted a permit for a beauty shop to be operated at 117 Goff St.

Attorney Frank W. Linnell said the owner of the property, Mrs. Genevieve E. Cartland, is planning to sell it to Mrs. Clyde L. Riley, owner of a Lewiston beauty parlor.

“Naturally Mrs. Riley want to know if she can use the premises for her beauty parlor before she buys the property,” said Linnell.

The property was formerly used as a doctor’s office and being triangular in shape is abutted by three street, said Linnell. There should be no parking problem and no offense to the zoning law because the building will be used in a fashion that is little different from that of a doctor’s office.

25 Years Ago, 1979

Sometime during the next several weeks the fate of “the old Institute building” will probably be determined. Supt. Thomas Meagher, on the instruction of SAD 52 Directors, notified interested persons that the district has no further use for the building.

Forest Gilbert appeared before the board several weeks ago to ask that the board make some definitive statement as to the future of the century-old structure which once housed Leavitt Institute.

The building has not been occupied by students since the new elementary school at the rear of the complex was completed, and there has been a somewhat passive move toward its disposal.

Some factors would like to see the building preserved as because of its historical nature, while others would prefer that it be razed.

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