• The Androscoggin County Republican Convention was held in Auburn Hall Tuesday at 11 a.m. The full number of delegates was present and many spectators were in attendance. There were but two contests: one for the nomination of judge of probate and the other for county commissioner. A. L. Kavanagh, for judge of probate, was nominated on the seventh ballot, while F.L. Leavitt, for county commissioner, won on the second ballot. All of the other nominations were made by acclamation.

• P.B. Peterson of Columbia Falls claims to be the oldest instructor in dancing now in active service in Maine. He taught his first term of dancing school a half century ago. He has been in continuous service during the winters since. Mr. Peterson is 74 years of age.

50 years ago, 1958

• The Scarlet Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps of Lewiston, made up of area youngsters from 12 to 21, won a New Hampshire contest last weekend, beating drum and bugle corps competition from eight of New England’s finest groups. The group’s Color Guard placed second among seven organizations in the competition at Manchester, N.H.

• AUGUSTA – Maine state liquor store employees were enjoined Monday against engaging in political controversy on the job. The Liquor Commission revised a portion of its manual of store regulations to state that “No store employee, during duty hours or within any state store premise, shall participate in political activities or discussions in behalf of or against any candidate for political office. Such controversies could well cause embarrassment or antagonism to some of our customers and would be in direct conflict with our employee-customer relationship policy.”

25 years ago, 1983

• For out-of-state or out-of-town, 5 p.m. will still be when the rates go down. But if morning calls go past 8 o’clock, you’ll be charged the higher rate. That may be an appropriate way to change the familiar phone-company jingle once New England Telephone Co.’s $11.4-million rate hike takes effect at the end of the week.

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