• At a special meeting of the Lewiston Board of Public Works Thursday evening a committee was appointed to consider the matter of laying Hassam paving on Main Street, between Bates and the watering trough with power to act. This is a new style paving and has met with great success in large cities.

50 years ago, 1958

• Principal and Mrs. Denis A. Davis entertained the faculty members of Farwell School last night at a teacher appreciation dinner in the Farwell lounge. Steak and lobster newburg were served, prepared with the volunteer services of the cafeteria staff. At the conclusion of the dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Davis were the surprise recipients of a sterling silver tray presented by the teachers in honor of the couple’s 25th wedding anniversary.

• LONDON – Albert Oxley, 55 was granted a divorce on cruelty grounds Wednesday, testifying his wife declined to help him on with his pants after he fractured his collar bone. Divorce Commissioner Constantine Gallop dismissed cruelty charges brought by Mrs. Daisy Oxley, 46, who said her husband objected to women wearing slacks and once hit her with a belt. She claimed Albert told her, “If you want to dress like a man you must fight like one.”

• WASHINGTON – Senate House conferees Wednesday night finished work on a compromise bill increasing postal rates $530 million a year and raising pay of the 500,000 postal employees $257 million annually. The bill would boost the first class letter rate to 4 cents as compared with the present 3-cent stamp which has been in effect since 1932.

25 years ago, 1983

• Lewiston’s baseball card club is growing in numbers, and another meeting-trading session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lewiston Armory. Organizer Joe Gamache said Sunday night the club’s membership has grown from five members to 14, and there’s still room for more. Gamache fully expects the new club to be successful. Anyone interested in attending Tuesday’s meeting is reminded to use the back door of the armory.

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