• John G. Davis of Sunset reports that he set 29 eggs and got 30 chickens from them. Two of the chickens were attached by a small cord which went from under the wing of one to the other. They were separated by cutting the cord, and were both alive and lively.

• That they went to the Twin City Express Company’s office on Saturday afternoon, April 18, and purchased four quarts of whiskey, was the rather sensational testimony offered by two young men in the Supreme Court yesterday afternoon. The witnesses testified that they paid Albert Morneau, a former city clerk of Lewiston, the money and that another man gave them the liquor.

50 years ago, 1958

BOSTON – New Englanders were horrified today when returning travelers reported a tomato concoction was being served in the American pavilion at the World’s Fair in Brussels under the guise of clam chowder. The New England Council promptly sent a cable of protest to Howard S. Cullman, U.S commissioner general for the fair.

The council contended the rest of the world was being given a false impression of the serving of Manhattan clam chowder in Brussels. “This bears no resemblance to the only true clam chowder – the New England variety – made of clams, potatoes, onion, pork and cream,” the cable said.

25 years ago, 1983

WASHINGTON – The Postal Service is preparing to ask for approval to increase the rates for mailing letters, even though it is enjoying a surplus for the second straight year. Postmaster General William F. Bolger said the mail agency probably will have a surplus of at least $100 million during the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30. That will come after an $802 million surplus in fiscal 1982. “But we will need some new income sometime around the late spring of 1984,” he said in an interview.

The Postal service can raise mail rates only after a rate case before the independent Postal Rate Commission. Since the case takes nearly a year, it must be started soon to reach Bolger’s target of late spring of 1984.

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