Two diphtheria cases have been quarantined in Lewiston within the past few hours. Wallace Kelley, aged about seven years, son of S.J. Kelley, clerk of the Lewiston municipal court, was pronounced ill with the disease Monday evening and the house on Shawmut street was quarantined. The boy is seriously ill.

The other case is on Ash street and the patient is the four-year-old son of E.G. Guilmette.

There are also a number of typhoid fever cases in Lewiston. Members of the board of health say that every case they know of can be traced to conditions outside of this city, however.

50 years ago, 1958

A retired Lewiston school teacher was appointed last night by the Board of Education as an instructor of crippled children.

Miss Josephine Murphy of 84 Vine St. was named on the recommendation of Schools Supt. J. Weldon Russell. A former Martel School instructor, she retired in June.

Russell said Miss Murphy will teach three crippled students in this house-to-house instructional assignment starting Oct. 6. The cost of this program, he explained, involves city-state funds. The city pays an amount equal to its regular pupil cost with the State putting up any additional expenses.

• Three cases of coffee were stolen last night from Lewiston-Auburn United Grocers, 415 Lisbon St. Employees told Lewiston police they saw a man hanging around the establishment during the early part of the evening, chased him away and then discovered the coffee was gone. The coffee was valued at $54.

Police are investigating.

25 years ago, 1983

YAZ DAY – Be at Fenway Park when the Red Sox honor Carl Yastrzemski before his retirement Sat., October 1st. Tour includes: Round Trip by bus, reserved bleacher for $24.00 per person. Call Dube Travel Agency 784-2916


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