• The spring flight of wild geese is now on and several flocks were seen in Augusta Sunday flying northward. One gentleman who lives at Winthrop reported that he saw a flock in which there must have been more than 200 birds, and a peculiar thing in connection with the spectacle was that they were flying in a bunch, evidently lost their leader.

• Manager Beede of the Lewiston baseball team is now in communication with a French pitcher of considerable prominence. His name is Gauthier and the manager is in hopes of landing him. Last year, Gauthier pitched in the Northern Copper League. In all probability, too, the fans will have the opportunity of seeing Hal Irish, the Turner boy, back with the Lewistons this year.

50 years ago, 1958

BOSTON – Several hundred cases of canned goods and other edibles were shipped by railroad Friday night for distribution to families of unemployed textile workers in Biddeford and Saco, Maine.

A load of 25 cases of canned goods also was shipped by truck. Both shipments will be turned over to Biddeford Mayor Clement Deschambault tomorrow.

Among the largest donations to the drive conducted by Boston Mayor John B. Hynes were 100 cartons of crackers, 15 cases of baked beans and 15 cases of brown bread. A large quantity of foodstuffs was collected by Girl Scouts in door-to-door solicitations.

25 years ago, 1983

• Two high school students are being introduced to the world of finance at the Auburn City Building – and at the same time earning credits toward graduation through Edward Little High School’s Project Co-op. Lynn Markee, co-op vocational education coordinator, explained that the program is an attempt to offer students experience in fields in which they are interested.

• Despite heavy weekend rain, the Androscoggin River peaked well below flood stage and was receding Sunday night, sparing the Twin Cities a river flood threat.


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