Clad in their nighties and headed by several musicians, about 200 Bates students marched down the street last evening at about 10 p.m. in celebration of their baseball victory over Colby. The boys marched down Main Street and in front of the Great Department Store and stopped for a war dance. College yells were given and every member of the nine received a cheer.

Then, going down Lisbon Street, the boys executed a sort of serpentine dance, stopping at Ash Street where more yells were given before returning to the campus. The parade attracted the attention of a large number and quite a crowd gathered along the sidewalks to watch the college students.

50 years ago, 1958

• The red mite, prime pest of apple growers throughout the state, has begun to hatch, reports Rudolph Poray, Extension Service fruit specialist, and Charles L. Eastman, Twin County agricultural agent. Poray recommended that orchardists start spraying either Genite, Ovax or other materials in the pink before the blossoms bloom. He advised against spraying while blossoms are open. Eastman noted that the first signs of red mite damage on apple blossoms have been reported in the state. Poray said that in his inspection of various orchards he found apple shab spots on the first and second leaf of the blossom bud.

• HONOLULU – An explosion jarred the destroyer escort Silverstein at Pearl Harbor Wednesday, injuring an officer and four enlisted men. A Navy spokesman said the blast occurred in a storage locker holding cartridges used to activate depth charges.

25 years ago, 1983

McDonald’s, the fast-food giant that ran afoul of Maine’s brown egg producers, may be getting ready to make amends. The chain’s controversial use of white Connecticut eggs in a sales promotion in Maine will be the topic of a secret meeting next month in Massachusetts. The date and time of the meeting, which will involve officials of McDonald’s and the New England Brown Egg Council, are being kept under wraps – by agreement of McDonald’s and the council.

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