Now that the baseball season has started, it has been found necessary to notify the local fans that The Sun must enforce the rule of past years, not to give out baseball results over the telephone or at the office other than on the bulletin board. The scores will be posted on the bulletin board as soon as received. This will be the only source, however, from which the enthusiasts can learn the result from The Sun, as the pressure on the telephone lines and the added work to the office force would be too great otherwise.

50 years ago, 1958

WASHINGTON – The sun shines brightly. The band plays loudly. The infield grass is a beautiful green. What a day to be president of the United States! For thanks to a tradition that goes back to William Howard Taft, a president is expected – nay, almost commanded – to be around for the opening of the Major League Baseball season.

• The Lewiston Finance Board last night opened bids on cars, shirts, paint and traffic signs for the police department and referred them to the Police Commission for recommendation. Jewett-Ford Inc. of Lewiston was low bidder on four new police cruiser sedans and a beach wagon. It submitted a total price, including trade-in of five vehicles, of $5,995.76.

25 years ago, 1983

BOSTON – Personal computer makers for the last few years have released a wave of products on the market. Every year the tide of computers washing toward American consumers grows, and every year more people take the plunge into computer ownership. For example, in 1981 only 200,000 computers in the $500-or-less category were sold. But in 1982 that figure hit 2 million.

• The mayors of Lewiston and Auburn got to wash a big back Thursday afternoon when an elephant from the Kora Temple Shrine Circus debarked from a trailer and headed for a bath at a Sabattus Street carwash. Lewiston Mayor Paul R. Dionne and Auburn Mayor R. Peter Whitmore diligently scrubbed the broad back of a pachyderm.

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