The necessity of a technical school for the training of young men in the art of shoemaking was emphasized by John H. Cross, a shoe manufacturer of Lynn, in an address before the Boot and Shoe Club at the Hotel Brunswick.

The topic for discussion was “Good shoe making,” and the speakers, in addition to Mr. Cross, were Jonh H. Hanan of Brooklyn and J. Warren Murray of Lynn. Mr. Cross placed himself on record as in favor of higher wages and a higher standard of workmanship.

50 Years Ago, 1954

Farmington – Six inches of heavy, wet snow fell Monday on this shire town of Franklin County. Children found the sticky mixture ideal for snowmen, but motorists were more disgruntled than pleased with the pre-Christmas white.

Norway – Snowdrifts up to three feet caused hazardous driving here. Seven or eight inches of snow were deposited during the 20 degree temperature.

Rumford – Slippery weather conditions contributed to four accidents Tuesday afternoon. Four to five inches of miserable, sloppy, drifting snow fell making driving particularly hazardous.

Lisbon Falls – Snow stopped falling here in late evening after four or five inches had been deposited. Roads were kept clear all day by town crews. Driving reported to be terrible.

25 Years Ago, 1979

A Buckfield man who survived the crash of his single-engine aircraft at Turner Friday morning was reported in stable condition Friday night at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Lewiston.

A hospital spokesman said no final determination had been made on the injuries suffered by Cedric M. Abbott, 34, when a Cessna 180 he was piloting crashed as he was attempting to abort a landing approach.

Sgt. Quentin Strom of the Androscoggin Sheriff’s Department said Friday night that Abbott was on final approach to the runway at Twitchell’s Airport off Rte. 4, coming in over the Androscoggin River toward the runway, when an oil line apparently ruptured.


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