• Members of the Equal Suffrage Association met yesterday afternoon with Mrs. Helen S. Atwood of Goff Street, Auburn, for a business session. Two important matters were decided upon. It was voted to arrange for an address by Miss Lucy Hobart Day of Portland, to address the Equal Suffrage Association on May 22nd. This address will probably be in Library Hall and the public will be invited. The ladies also voted to invite the State Association of Equal Suffragists to hold their annual meeting in Auburn next fall.

• Joe Dignard, the Sabattus skunk hunter, who is well known here, is now said to be raising a bear cub which makes an intelligent and playful pet.

50 years ago, 1958

• Five police officers received their permanent appointments last night from the Lewiston Police Commission. The appointments, handed out following one-year service tours as probationary officers, went to the following patrolmen: Lucien H. Longtin, 15 Old Greene Road.; Ronaldo Guenette, 18 Ames Ave.; Norman Poulin, 203 College St.; Emile P. Elie, Victor Street.; and Laurent Vailleux, 9 Libby Ave.

• Salk anti-polio vaccine will be available tomorrow to the younger generation in Lewiston. Acting Health Officer Cecil Levasseur said a polio clinic will be held between 3:30 and 4:30 in the afternoon in the municipal courtroom on the bottom floor of the city building.

25 years ago, 1983

• Fringe benefits for temporary and probationary employees of Lewiston will be among the matters discussed at the Ordinance Committee meeting on Monday. The year-old issue of the city employing “temporary substitute” workers without granting benefits came before the City Council on April 19, when it was tabled, and again on May 2, when it was referred to the Ordinance Committee.


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