SOUTHWEST HARBOR – The 80-ton fishing schooner Cosmos, owned here and bound to this port with 10,000 pounds of mixed fish, went ashore today on Bakers Island, near the Islesford life saving station. The extent of the damage is uncertain, but there are likely to be some holes in her. The crew was in no danger.

50 years ago, 1958

• WASHINGTON – President Eisenhower’s reply to Soviet Premier Khrushchev’s May 9 letter on disarmament is to be released Saturday. Press Secretary James C. Hagerty told newsmen Friday he hopes to make Eisenhower’s reply public around 9 a.m. He would not estimate the length of the note. Hagerty, on May 11, said Khrushchev’s letter seemed to recognize the validity of the U.S. position that examination of the technical aspects of policing a suspension of nuclear tests should begin as soon as possible.

• FT. HOOD, TEXAS – Singer Elvis Presley should learn in the next few days what the Army expects him to do next. His company of 20 men will finish eight weeks of basic training May 31. The Ft. Hood Public Information Office said that the next assignments probably will be announced a few days before that. For the most part, this central Texas post is training replacements for the 3rd Armored Division in Germany.

25 years ago, 1983

Veterans of the first Androscoggin Challenge Triathlon will find familiar goings in the 1983 event. The first section of the event is the running, which begins at Kennedy Park in Lewiston and ends six miles later at Higgins Sport Center on North River Road in Auburn. From there, the canoe teams will paddle a 7-mile course consisting of two circuits up and down river, ending back at Higgins. The baton is then passed to the cyclist, whose 25.3 mile course runs around Taylor Pond then back around Lake Auburn before returning across the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge back to Kennedy Park.

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