We are all done talking about early peas and the prospects of the corn crop now have the call. First comes George A. Wentworth of Saco, who says that on his land at Old Orchard he has corn 3½ feet high and all spindled out. He probably won’t have corn out of his own garden for his 4th of July dinner but he thinks green corn fit to eat the first week of August will be an early crop.

• Sunny Beach Farm on the west shore of Lake Auburn has been a busy place all day Wednesday. This is the home of William Craig, president of the Maine State Pomological Society, and this has been the annual field day of that organization. By his special invitation the members and many others who are interested in orcharding have met at this place and they have had a royal outing.

50 years ago, 1958

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Clark of 47 Summer St., Auburn, returned this week from a trip to Louisville, Ky., where they attended the convention of the National Square Dancing Association. Mr. and Mrs. Clark are the only persons from Maine ever to attend the convention.

25 years ago, 1983

• More than 500 Shriners representing Kora Temple of Lewiston will leave from Portland Sunday for the National Shrine Convention in Denver. The group will be using two of the largest passenger aircraft ever to use the Portland International Jetport. Two jetliners will carry 238 passengers each and will also carry more than 1,000 pieces of luggage plus the Shrine Band’s musical instruments. The Shriners will return to Portland on Friday, July 8.

• Gilles Lessard, Lewiston Fire Department dispatcher and coordinator of Lewiston-Auburn’s 911 emergency telephone service, was recently elected East Coast vice president of the National Emergency Number Association. He was elected during the 5th National 911 Conference in Minneapolis held two weeks ago. NENA is an organization formed to facilitate the growth of the emergency 911 system nationally.


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