Chicken stranglers made another descent on Auburn fowls Thursday night. O.F. Paul of 273 Gamage Avenue had twelve choice broilers safely fastened in their house Thursday evening. Friday morning they were minus, hide, hair and tail feathers. There is no clue as to the trespassers.

Chicken thievery in the two cities has been frequent of late, and it is a hard problem for the police. The police of both cities make the request that such cases be reported immediately on discovery, as it facilitates the work of running down the thieves.

50 years ago, 1958

A new nine-hole golf course is under construction in New Auburn on what was formerly the Albert A. Walker farm on South Main Street, near Rowe’s Corner. The approximately 60-acre farm has been purchased by Arthur Chapman of Portland and already some bulldozing has been done in the pasture and some fences removed and alders cut by a small crew of workmen.

The golf course is located in the section known as Hall’s Hill. Some grading work has been done in the pasture while the large open field has been closely mowed. Areas for greens have been designated by stakes. What apparently will be a water hazard on the course is being constructed. Considerable smoothing work will be necessary in the pasture area which until recent weeks was used for cattle.

25 years ago, 1983

The telephone workers’ strike is adding to the number of daily calls being fielded by the Lewiston-Auburn Chamber of Commerce. Bill Harkins, executive vice president, said that the Chamber normally receives a number of calls each day from people seeking information on business matters and the L.A. community. But with the strike on, the number has jumped.

“At first we found it strange that out-of-town callers were asking the Chamber for telephone numbers of area firms,” said Harkins. “Then we realized they were not getting through the telephone company’s regular information lines. “We’re used to all kinds of inquiries,” he said. “But this is the first time we can recall when a strike or work stoppage increased our phone activity.”

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