Saturday afternoon Bunth and Rudd will give an extra comedy performance of their funny act, for the school children. This will be most entertaining for the young and old and should pack the Empire; also as a special feature there will be a pie-eating contest and a shoe tieing contest which is sure to create roars of laughter, under the funny condition it is going to be seen.

50 Years Ago, 1955

Two bills to put animals to work filling state and private cash boxes were filed in the Legislature today. One was the long-awaited bill to legalize par-mutuel greyhound dog racing. The other would allow creation of private game preserves that could be stocked and hunted privately or commercially.

Lewiston police cribbage players again defeated Auburn’s “finest” in the third of a series of tournaments being staged by the departments. The latest matches took place Thursday night at the Auburn police guardroom, and Lewiston won, 144 points to 114. So far in the series Lewiston has amassed 444 points to 298 for Auburn.

25 Years Ago, 1980

Criteria for determining which street lights will be extinguished as a cost-saving measure to meet its hold-the-line budget standard were adopted Monday night by the Auburn City Council. Although it had been anticipated that the recent decision during budget deliberations to darken up to 500-old street lights in the city would draw a crowd of objectors to the council meeting, only two persons spoke at the session against the semi-blackout.

What better way to observe St. Patrick’s Day than by listening to bagpipes music and learning the origin of our own folk music with experience. Buckfield Elementary School students learned from, and were entertained by, Alden Grant of Leeds, through the efforts of Title I teacher Lorraine Jenkins.


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