• Lewiston is to be the first city in the state to see the moving pictures of the Gotch-Hackenschmidt wresting match for the championship of the world. The pictures will be shown in City Hall Friday and Saturday evenings. The pictures run a little less than an hour and show every move of the two gladiators in a most life-like manner. For clearness, activity, excitement and interest these films surpass any that have ever been taken in this country.

• The committee on police in Lewiston has purchased a new horse for the patrol wagon. The horse formerly used has been sent to the city farm. The new horse is a dark chestnut and weighs about 1500 pounds.

50 years ago, 1958

NEW YORK – American Brake Shoe Co. is breaking up the free coffee break – but the employees aren’t very broken up about it. The firm’s program of two free cups of coffee every day for every employee has been stopped as an anti-recession measure designed to save $200,000 a year.

PORTLAND – A spring storm doused Maine with rain and snow Monday, and the Weather Bureau looked for continued sloppy weather for at least two more days.

DETROIT – Passenger car output so far this year is more than ¾ of a million units behind that of comparable 1957, and the factories continue to hold down production. Last week, U.S. assemblies numbered 59,814 units, lowest weekly total in six years.

25 years ago, 1983

The Atkinson Building at 220 Lisbon St. in Lewiston has been entered on the National Register of Historic Places, according to Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, whose staff prepared the nomination. The designation indicates that the property is deemed worthy of preservation and protection as part of the American heritage. Designed in 1892 by Elmer I. Thomas of Auburn, the building is Lewiston’s tallest Victorian business block. According to a release from the commission, it is also the city’s best and earliest Romanesque Revival structure.


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