• GREENVILLE – Cracksmen, who after blowing open the safe in the Canadian Pacific station at Greenville Junction early today were frightened away by a burglar alarm before reaching the inner section of the safe, are being tracked by peculiar calked boot tracks. Before entering the station, they stole a revolver from the office of the American Express Co., two other revolvers, several hats and some fruit from the store of Arthur A. Crafts Co.

• The work of replanking the Lewiston end of the South bridge was begun yesterday morning and the bridge will be closed to traffic, except to the electrics and such teams as it is necessary to pass, until the work of repairs is completed which will probably be about Thursday night.

50 years ago, 1958

WASHINGTON – President Eisenhower’s economics adviser said Sunday the recession “ought to have about lost its steam” by the end of next month. Dr. Gabriel Hauge, in predicting this, said it should be followed by weeks of “gathering forces” and “we should begin to see some lift evident in the autumn.”

25 years ago, 1983

• NEW YORK – With all the fervor of an old-time Fourth of July, New Yorkers on Tuesday marked the 100th birthday of their graceful, 19th-century engineering miracle spanning the East River – the Brooklyn Bridge. Antique wagons, public officials in Victorian garb, Brooklyn heroes of the past, marching bands and floats stepped off from Borough Hall in Brooklyn, across the flag-bedecked bridge and on to Broadway in Manhattan. Later, rededication ceremonies, a sound and light drama, and a massive fireworks exhibition – the largest in the city’s history – rounded out the centennial program. Crowds were five or six deep along much of the parade route, many of them children.

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