Monday, Sept. 14, instead of Tuesday, Sept. 8, will be the date of the opening of the Auburn schools, according to a vote of the school board at its September meeting Wednesday night. Several thousand youngsters will lift up their voice thereat in rejoicing, for they will have a week’s reprieve from the agony of settling down to books again.

50 years ago, 1958

The softball match between the Auburn Police Department and Auburn Postal Carriers, which was rained out last month, will be played at 6 p.m. today at Pettingill Park. The postponed game was held on Aug. 28, and a sudden down-pour halted play after 2½ innings.

• A labor dispute developed yesterday at the Lewiston plant of Knapp Brothers Shoe Mfg. Co. and unconfirmed reports had it that employees in two rooms walked off their jobs. It was also said that top officials of the company are scheduled to come here today in regard to the disputes.

There also were reports circulated that operations at the plant, where a sizable number of workers are employed, might come to a standstill should an early settlement not be reached. However, their reports could not be confirmed.

Workers at the shoe firm are not represented by a union and labor relations have usually been good since the firm opened the local plant.

25 years ago, 1983

Mainers aren’t much interested in picking apples this year. The crop’s going to have to be harvested by Jamaicans. At least that was the indication orchardists received after three days of public recruiting efforts in Lewiston, Norway and Limerick.

Nine orchardists were on hand at the Lewiston Armory Thursday to interview applicants, but they got less than half the response they did last year in a similar recruiting effort. Only 47 people signed up to pick apples.

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