Arthur W. Handy, of Auburn, more familiarly known as “One Armed Handy,” from the fact that one of his arms is missing, is probably somewhere in the depths of the tall timber between Gamage Avenue and the Mount Auburn Cemetery – at least that was his direction when last seen. At that time Handy was going as fast as his legs would carry him, his one cutting the air like a flail.

Handy is wanted for stealing fourteen broilers from the chicken house of O.F. Paul of Gammage Avenue, Thursday night.

50 years ago, 1958

Lt. John W. Harkins of the Lewiston Police Department will attend a five-day firearms training course conducted by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation next month at Wakefield, Mass., it was announced last night at a meeting of the Police Commission.

Harkins, who is the firearms training officer for the department, will attend the FBI school from Sept. 15 to 19 at Camp Curtis Guild, Wakefield.

25 years ago, 1983

WILTON-Details are being finalized for the Blueberry Festival Races in Wilton Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Registration for both the 10 k and One Miler will be at Kineowatha Park Lodge starting at 7:30 a.m.

In addition to painters’ caps for each entrant, and ribbons and trophies for winners in various age categories, special prizes are being offered by many area businesses and donations by several businesses and individuals will provide funds for additional prizes.

• Burglary can be a heavy business as thieves discovered at the Lighthouse store in Auburn late Friday night. Someone carted off the store’s 400-pound safe containing more than $1,400 in coins, according to police reports. The safe was found near the store with its door pried off its hinges and the money gone. The case remains under investigation.


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