The American league season opened with a victory for the home club, Boston being defeated by the score of 3 to 2. Owing to the crowd which overflowed into the field, a ground rule was necessary. The usual flag-raising function was participated in by both teams and the first ball was thrown out by Mayor Weaver. Young and Bender were the opposing pitchers and the latter up to the last inning was invincible. Boston had not scored a run and had made but two hits, when the ninth Bender weakened. He allowed two doubles and gave four bases on balls, forcing in a run. With three men on bases he struck the last man out and saved the game. Monte Cross was struck by a ball which he tried to bunt and retired from the game. President Johnson was a spectator. Attendance 15,211.

50 Years Ago, 1955

A cash register stolen from the Charles Baker store at West Minot was found by three youths on the Millett Road, about a half mile from the store. The top of the cash register, according to Chief Deputy Leonard A. Gagne of the Androscoggin County sheriff’s department, had been smashed and the contents removed. When the theft occurred, the cash register, valued at $475, contained approximately $25. A total of 81 cents was picked up on the ground near where the cash register was found.

25 Years Ago, 1980

The Supreme Court told police officers nationwide they cannot enter a person’s home to make an arrest without a warrant unless it is an emergency. By a 5-3 vote, the justices ruled that both the Constitution and the ancient belief that “a man’s house is his castle” require such an imposition on police. The court previously had ruled that police usually must have a court warrant before searching a home, but never before had the justices extended the warrant requirement to arrest.


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