A few days ago the Moxie Nerve Food Company started from their home in Boston a procession of 14 automobiles. The objective points of the parade are the principal cities and towns of a large part of the United States. These 14 automobiles are only a small part of the Moxie Nerve Food Company’s automobile outfit. They are known as their “Educational Department,” and their mission is to familiarize the public more thoroughly with the virtues of Moxie and to impress upon the minds of the American people that Moxie is really the great national drink that is healthful and delicious because it contains no alcohol, narcotics, poisonous drugs or chemical preservatives. It will be interesting for us to watch for the coming to this city of the Moxie automobile, which in a short time should arrive here after its long journey.

50 Years Ago, 1955

One of the four restaurants and gasoline stations to be built along the 55-mile route of the Maine Turnpike extension will be located in Lewiston. Williams B. Getchell, executive secretary of the Maine Turnpike Authority, said last night. The other locations are at Litchfield, Cumberland and Gray. Cities Service Oil Co. will operate the service stations and Howard Johnson will have the restaurant concessions.

25 Years ago, 1980

With Ted Turner – businessman, sportsman and now video-publisher – shouting “All Right!,” the nation’s first non-stop, all-news television network signed on Sunday. At 6:05 p.m. EDT, after opening remarks by Turner and others and the playing of the national anthem, the premiere Cable News Network report began with a story on Vernon Jordan, the civil rights leader who was shot and wounded in Fort Wayne, Ind., last week. Thus began, what one CNN executive, former CBS Television president Robert Wussler, called a “powerful force now and for the future of mankind…a living history on a 24-hour a day basis, 365 days a year.”


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