At this time when there are several cases of smallpox in Lewiston, the following story settling forth the effect of color treatment of smallpox will be of interest. The first man to discover the color treatment, is said to have been the celebrated Danish physician Finsen. He recommends that a person afflicted with small pox for example, be put in a room papered in red, with red window panes, etc., and the results of the treatment were excellent. There was less suppuration, the eruption was not so extensive and the general symptoms were much alleviated.

50 Years Ago, 1955

Sales and production of shoes this year will smash all prior records, top industry spokesmen forecast at the popular price shoe show of America in New York. The industry outlook for 1955 was discussed by A. W. Berkowitz, president of the New England Shoe and Leather Assn., and David W. Hermann, president of the National Assn. of Shoe Chain Stores, at the opening of the four-day show. U. S. factories turned out 206 million pairs of shoes in the first four months this year, a gain of 115 per cent over the comparable 1954 period. they reported.

25 Years Ago, 1980

The weather relented and canoeists drew a beautiful day, windy, with a little chill in the air, for Sunday’s running of the 1980 Oxford County Whitewater Championships. And the Swift River, although running at 44 percent of normal flow for this time of year, was still well above the level necessary for a good race. Of 47 starters in the whitewater race, 45 completed the nine-mile course which began at Three Pools and ended at the Rumford-Mexico Bridge.

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