Charles A. Glidden of Boston, the aeronaut whose descent last week from Pottsfield Mass., was marked by several sensational experiences such as being used as a target by a man with a rifle and being chased by a bull after he had landed, will leave tonight if conditions are favorable for a sail down to Maine. He will leave Pottsfield in an attempt to land at Poland Spring. It will probably be remembered that the Rickers of Poland Spring some time ago offered a cup to the balloonist landing within a certain distance from their resort.

50 years ago, 1958

What happened to the slippery “flashlight burglar?”

People are thinking all sorts of things these days. It has been two weeks since he last entered a Lewiston home during the middle of the night and escaped with a pocketful of money and many observers feel the guy’s called it quits. And there are those who are saying “Just wait until things cool down a bit, he’ll be back.” Reports of suspicious persons are still coming into police headquarters nightly as residents remain on edge. All are checked out but the authorities to date haven’t been able to put their hands on the elusive culprit.

25 years ago, 1983

WASHINGTON – Consumers have helped fuel the recovery, but the U.S. is edging toward tax reforms that would encourage saving money, not spending it. The United States economy is staging a stronger recovery than many experts expected.

The value of goods and services produced in the U.S. is expected to grow at a 6.6 percent annual rate in the April-to-June quarter after adjustments for inflation, according to the Commerce Department’s “flash” estimate of gross national product. If that forecast holds, it will represent the strongest quarterly growth rate since real GNP rose 7.9 percent in the first three months of 1981.

“All signs point to a strong recovery,” President Reagan said during a meeting with Republican congressional leaders.


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