Dorothy Vernon waltzes, although just off the press, have struck Lewiston like a whirlwind. The instantaneous popularity of these beautiful waltzes is due to the extremely fascinating and melodious strains. Dorothy Vernon is one of those dreamy languid dance-all-night kind and is being played, hummed and whistled by the American people everywhere. F. E. Tainter, Lewiston’s leading music dealer was quick to recognize the merits of Dorothy Vernon and has just received a large consignment which he will place on sale at 17 cents per copy. F. E. Tainter has the most complete line of sheet music and musical goods in Lewiston and carries the following high grade pianos: Chickering, McPail, Huntington and others. Everything Musical at F. E. Tainter’s, 40-42 Lisbon St.

50 Years Ago, 1955

Lewiston-Auburn gasoline retailers said yesterday, a gas war of several weeks duration is “just about over now.” “The oil companies withdrew their subsidy agreement when the State gas tax went up one cent June 1,” said one service station proprietor in Auburn. Prices for regular gas dropped to 24 and 25 cents a gallon at many stations during the war. During the last two days the prices have risen about four cents at most stations, with the increasing State tax being responsible for one cent of the increase.

25 Years Ago, 1980

Central Maine area dairy farmers have mixed feelings about the Agway purchase of H.P. Hood Inc., but many are joining the cooperative. Although the June 2 deadline for joining the so-called Agri-mark cooperative has passed, an extension has been granted to allow more applications from concerned dairy farmers. Farmers must decide by the end of June whether they want to join in the $28 million purchase of the Boston-based company, before the stock offer is no longer valid.


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