The cup which has been offered by a member of the Lewiston and Auburn Country Club for the winner of the golf tournament now being held is on exhibition in the window of Rumpus and Getchell of Auburn. It is of hammered copper and old silver and is a beauty. A big crowd is expected to be at the club house next Saturday if the day is pleasant. Owing to the many other attractions last Saturday, the tournament was postponed.

50 Years Ago, 1955

Dr. Daniel F. Hanley, executive secretary of the Maine Medical Assn. said today that Maine’s Blue Shield plan would fail unless drastic revisions were made. Dr. Hanley said at the MMA convention that during the existence of Blue Cross (hospitalization insurance) and Blue Shield (medical service insurance), hospitalization costs to patients have climbed 57 per cent but doctors’ fees have not increased under the contract.

Lewiston Police Chief Roland C. Amnott told the Police Commission last night he intends to advise drive-in theater operators of a new State law requiring the presence of either police officers of constables on their premises to handle traffic and provide other supervision. Amnott said the law becomes effective Aug. 20.

25 Years Ago, 1980

In addition to four-wheeled cruisers, Auburn Police Department patrolmen will utilize a new two-wheeler this summer – a police equipped 1,000 cc motorcycle. The Maine Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Safety has provided a federal grant for 75 percent of the entire cost of the motorcycle. The biggest advantage of bikes over automobiles, says police Sgt. William A. Fournier is the savings in fuel. Roland Drouin of Kawasaki Country Inc. in Auburn, from which APD’s new bike was purchased, estimates that during an eight-hour tour of duty, a motorcycle would use from 2.3 to 2.8 gallons of gasoline. A car, on the other hand, would use from 16 to 18 gallons, he says.


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