A frequent source of complaint at the State Educational Department and one likely to come up at the session of the Maine Teachers’ Association, is the question of salaries paid to the teachers in this State. The average pay of the male teacher in this State is $36.05 a month, while the average pay for the female teachers is $27.24 a month. This is only $1.04 less than they pay the female teachers out in that comparatively new region of Oklahoma. In only five states in the union do they pay less than in Maine, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi.

50 Years Ago, 1954

The Brooks family of Pittsfield claim to be the nation’s biggest all-girl family – there are 13 girls – was broken by the birth of a boy, Leslie Benjamin Brooks. Mrs. Lloyd Brooks, 39, delivered him in the living room of the house on rural Snake Root Road.

The Twin Cities paid tribute to the United Nations with a morning parade sponsored by the Lewiston-Auburn League of Women Voters. It marked the conclusion of the observance of United Nations Week in the two cites.

25 Years Ago, 1979

Lewiston’s proposed 307-space, five-level parking garage on Canal Street may be all but built as far as city officials are concerned but vocal opponents of the garage and its proposed location die hard, saying that if the issue were to be decided by the citizens of Lewiston it wouldn’t be approved. “The way it is now, there are not enough cars to fill the parking spaces we have in the city,” said Ward 4 Alderman Ernest Pleau, “They would have to park there. And they don’t think it’s needed. At what it costs the city, it will never be able to fill the garage to the capacity necessary to make money,” Pleau said.

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