Don F. Tilton, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Tilton of 143 Pleasant St., Auburn, received a broken wrist while being hazed by sophomores of the Edward Little High School, Monday. Tilton is a freshman and it was the first day of the term.

Tilton with true manly spirit refuses to tell how the accident occurred or who was directly responsible for it. His father is much wrought up over the affair and intends to prosecute it to the end. He thinks the custom of hazing in this manner at the high school should be abolished.

50 years ago, 1958

A power blackout in sections of Lewiston yesterday morning was reported last night to have been caused by a change of circuit. Roland S. Rand of the Central Maine Power Co. said the power interruption was caused by the changing of a circuit from one sub-station to another.

The power failure blackened out a considerable section of Main and Upper Main streets, extended southeasterly to the Bates College area and as far as the upper portion of Pine Street. The lack of power came at 6:50 a.m., lasted for a half hour and then was out again for another 10-minute period later in the morning.

25 years ago, 1983

AUGUSTA – Samantha Smith is back on T.V. but instead of talking about her celebrated trip to the Soviet Union, she’s helping educate her peers about what to do if they get lost in the Maine woods.

The 11-year-old Manchester schoolgirl was asked by the State Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department to narrate the 30-second public service ad because she is so widely known, said department spokesman W. Thomas Shoener.

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