A couple of kids with a huge basket of paper waste were on the North Bridge, Wednesday forenoon, preparatory to dumping the paper into the river. They hoisted the basket onto the rail and just before letting the paper spill out, touched a match to it. When it landed in the water, it was all ablaze and there was such a pile that it floated well out of the water. The stuff went merrily downstream, a miniature bonfire on the water, and the boys watched it with great pleasure. Apparently it burned for some time.

50 years ago, 1958

The president of Boston Garden, Walter A. Brown, will address the weekly luncheon meeting of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club at the DeWitt Hotel Thursday noon. Brown, who is also president of the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins, will inspect the new Central Maine Youth Center now under construction. He will be introduced by Youth Center General Manager Rosaire L. Halle of Auburn.

25 years ago, 1983

The Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, in cooperation with the Maine School Nurse Organization, will sponsor two programs specially prepared for school nurses. The first will be at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the second at the St. Joseph’s Hospital Auditorium in Bangor on Sept. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Topics for the program will include two lectures on vision screening of students, two lectures on eye injuries and a talk by Fred J. Lagomarsino, M.D., president of the Maine Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

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