Two new semi-converting electric cars have arrived in Lewiston and are being equipped at the car barn. They will be used on the new road from Lewiston to Gardiner. The cars have larger rear platforms than those now used on the line to Bath and have side entrances at the front vestibules. They will also seat a few more passengers.

• With 33 points to the good over her nearest competitor, the Auburn Rifle Club Wednesday afternoon finished the team match of the Maine State Rifle Association and can claim the title of state champions and the Maine Woods Cup.

50 years ago, 1958

A trailer-truck load of Maine products will head for Alaska in October to greet the territory as the nation’s 49th state. Robert E. Filliettaz, promotions director of the Maine Truck Owners Association, told Kiwanians here Tuesday that Gov. Muskie has endorsed the trip, to be underwritten by the trucking industry and bolstered by gifts from Maine producers.

25 years ago, 1983

Preparations for the 1983 municipal elections are underway in Auburn, as two men have already obtained nomination papers from the city clerk.

Alvin Gilbert of Turkey Lane has taken out papers for the Ward 4 council seat, while Fred O. Sanborn of 154 Cook St. has papers and is interested in either the Ward 5 council seat or the mayoralty, according to Mary Lou Magno.

If a voter signs two petitions for opposing candidates, only the first signature to be submitted to the clerk will be counted, Magno said. Therefore, a voter could validly sign nomination papers for one mayoral candidate, one council candidate and two School Committee candidates.

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