City Clerk Morneau has just received from the book bindery, about two hundred copies of the Lewiston city reports for 1905, cloth and leather bound, and gilt edges. The bound books also include a lot of special books, one for each department with the name of said department stamped in gilt letters on the cover, and each member of the city government has a book bearing his name. A few books have also been specially marked for others outside of the city departments. This is a new feature, the idea of Clerk Morneau, and is highly commended by those who have seen the newly bound city reports.

50 Years Ago, 1955

Maine’s Health and Welfare Commissioner said tonight he anticipates word tomorrow that may be a go-ahead for the polio immunization program in this state. Dr. Dean H. Fisher said that if he gets a green light, some Maine communities will start inoculating first and second graders Friday. Others planned a start Monday on the first shots of the Salk series. Fisher said he expected to talk with U.S. Public Health Service officials tomorrow and also with the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, regarding the Pitman-Moore-produced vaccine already awaiting use in Maine on 42,000 school pupils.

25 Years Ago, 1980

The United States is “woefully unprepared” for new interruptions in oil imports and should cut gasoline consumption by 20 to 25 percent to ensure its future international security, a Harvard University report said Sunday. The report by Daniel Yergin, director of the international energy seminar at Harvard’s Center for International Affairs in Cambridge Mass., said the suggested reduction in gasoline use “would have the same effect as adding…a new Kuwait – or a new Iran – to the world oil market.” The United States imports one-half its oil supply. Gasoline accounts for one-third of the oil consumed in the United States.

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