Contrary to what many had expected, August Reed and Mrs Florence Crozier, arrested in Auburn Thursday night for adultery, pleaded not guilty in the municipal court Friday morning. They were represented by D. J. McGillienddy while County Attorney-elect R. W. Crockett, appeared for the State. James B. Crozier, husband of the respondent, testified to seeing his wife and Reed together on several occasions. He also testified to hiding in the hen house one night recently and there seeing what caused him to swear out the warrant against the two. The defense was that Reed was simply in the employ of Mrs. Crozier and her mother and that there was nothing improper in their actions on the night when Crozier claimed to be in hiding. Probable cause was found and both were placed under $500. Mrs. Crozier obtained bail but her companion was not so fortunate and is now in jail.

50 Years Ago, 1954

Charles H. Abbott, a retired educator and graduate of Bates College, yesterday told members of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club of his recent trip via the Canadian National Railway to the fringes of the Arctic. He explained the trip was made the to the Hudson Bay area simply “because it’s there” and he vividly described the cities visited, and the Indians and Eskimos. Hudson Bay is one of the few places left on earth that’s “off the beaten track,” he said.

25 Years Ago, 1979

For a few minutes late Friday afternoon there was an atmosphere likened to a New Year’s celebration at the fire station in Buckfield village. Sirens blew, there were jubilant shouts and even the popping of champagne corks. The occasion was the arrival of the new fire truck which townspeople voted to purchase at this year’s town meeting. For the firemen, it was a year and a half of work coming to completion, said Fire Chief Gene Bell, and he extended, for himself and all his co-workers, thanks to the townspeople for their generous support.

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