•The Auburn polo team will go to Gardiner Thursday evening for what promises to be a red hot game. The Auburn boys have defeated the Gardiners this season but as it is a fast team down there, they locals will have their hands full if they repeat the trick. The result of the contest will be awaited with interest in Lewiston and Auburn.

•The growing demand for india rubber for use in manufacturing in the United States is illustrated by some figures just presented by the Department of Commerce and Labor through its Bureau of Statistics. They show that the value of india rubber imported into the United States has grown from 10 million dollars in 1884 to 44 million in 1904, and that the total value of india rubber imports in the period 1884-1904 is in round terms, about 440 millions of dollars.

50 Years Ago, 1955

•Augusta – A Boston to Bangor passenger train plunged off a rain-gouged roadbed bordering a riverbank area during a driving rainstorm last night. None of the 114 passengers and six crew members was seriously injured. Two of the train’s seven units – a storage mail car and an empty milk tank car – hurtled down a steep, 15-foot embankment into the ice-covered Kennebec River. Only three passengers required hospital treatment.

•Two firemen were injured and one fire truck was knocked out of commission in last night’s spectacular Lumbard-Watson Co., Inc. three alarm fire on Main St. Auburn Fire Chief J. Coleman Miller said this morning that contrary to earlier reports he did not indicate that the cause of the fire was a defect in electrical wiring.

25 Years Ago, 1980

An estimated 600 Lewiston High School students toting placards and chanting slogans skipped morning classes today to protest proposed reductions in high school teaching staff. The group of young men and women gathered in the high school parking lot at about 8 a.m., just before classes, and decided to march to City Hall to make themselves heard.

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