The law passed recently by the Maine Legislature to promote the enforcement of prohibition seems to be supported very widely by public opinions. Given the principle of State prohibition, the Sturgis Law, as it is called, embodies, it seems to us, the logical and the most promising method of enforcing it. A bi-partisan commission of three, two to be members of the dominant party, has been created. The members of this commission are known as Enforcement Commissioners; they are “authorized to exercise in any part of the State all the common law and statutory powers of sheriffs in their respective counties in the enforcement of the law against the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors.”

50 Years Ago, 1955

Parade lovers will have an opportunity Monday to see two groups marching in the Twin Cities as Auburn’s Memorial Day parade will be in the morning and Lewiston’s parade in the afternoon. The Auburn groups will begin their march at 9:30 a.m. from Riverside Drive and Broad Street. The line of march will be along Mill, Main, Elm, Spring, Court and Turner streets to the YMCA, where the groups will disband. Lewiston’s parade sections will get underway at 1:30 p.m. from Pine Street by the City Park. The line of march will take the paraders along Pine, Lisbon, Main, Riverside Cemetary, Main, Frye, College, Blake and Pine streets to the starting point.

25 Years Ago, 1980

While still paid less than the state average by more than $39 each week, Lewiston-Auburn employees in the manufacturing field continued to make small gains in their weekly earnings in the most recent month posted. Bolstered by the durable goods and paper and allied products industries, the state average weekly earning rose in March to $229.70, compared to $190.64 in the Lewiston-Auburn area. For Lewiston-Auburn overall, the March manufacturing wage figures mean that the average hourly wage has reached $5 an hour.


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