Firing off a shot gun in the street, swearing and cursing at the city marshal and daring him to arrest him, John Harridon, the Auburn public carriage driver who shot up Lisbon Street last fall, got into further trouble, Wednesday which may keep him in jail for some time to come.

At the time Harridon scared the senses out of Lisbon street pedestrians six months ago by driving up the street in a Wild West manner, searing the atmosphere with streaks of fire from a revolver, an attempt was made in Auburn to have him committed to the insane asylum. Physicians could not determine that he was actually insane and he was allowed to go – though his license was revoked.

50 years ago, 1958

The heat wave during the past few days has brought on an accompanying wave of comfort-seeking programs which has extended to both local police departments. Officers in both cities yesterday were walking their beatsand cruising in prowl cars – sans neckties. Lewiston officers shed the neckwear Tuesday and Auburn officers followed suit yesterday. But even so, shirt sleeves were still being worn full length and buttoned at the wrist. At least one police department in the area, Rumford, has adopted a sport shirt-type police shirt with elbow length sleeves and open collars.

25 years ago, 1983

An Odd Hole Tournament was held this week by the Fairlawn Ladies at the country club. Winners were: low gross A, Dot Cailler; B, Marion Bower; C, Paula Dubay; D, Edith Keller. The odd hole winners were A, Martha Benoit and Marge Cormier; B, Alberta Darling, Dot Hopkins and Lil King; C, Maxine Draper and Ruth Bither; D, Regina Labrecque and Jerry St. Clair. Hostesses for the day were Pat Gendron and Flo Bailey. Next week will be the Even Hole Tournament with Blanche Banks and Terry Moore as hostesses.

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