Bangor – The noon hour struck as a teamster with his jigger piled high with boxes of dynamite, two tons in all, was going up Union street. He pulled in near the curb at Second street, unhitched his horses and took them away to feed them. Some of the residence soon discovered the dangerous load and the people in that neighborhood put in a very nervous hour. The load was so near the car track that had car left the rails at that point a terrible catastrophe might have been the result. A runaway team or even a careless teamster might have contributed to an explosion with most fearful results.

50 Years Ago, 1955

Don’t underrate the students attending Auburn schools. They’re working overtime. And they know what’s going on in this topsy-turvy world. Results of a survey of their reading, viewing and listening habits was recently made by the school department and it showed some amazing facts – and, of course, some that are not so amazing. For instance, did you know that Edward Little High School students spend between 22 and 26 minutes each day reading a newspaper? It’s true. And just about every youngster right down to the second grade indicated he follows the newspaper, even if it is only to glance at the comics.

25 Years Ago, 1980

President Carter said Thursday he is prepared to take legal action if necessary to prevent American athletes from participating in the Moscow Olympics this summer. In a speech prepared for the American Society of Newspapers Editors convention in Washington, the president made it clear he does not consider the United States bound by a decision of the U.S. Olympic Committee, which meets this weekend to consider Carter’s call for a boycott of Summer Games. Carter has demanded that Americans boycott the Moscow Games to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.


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