Local automobile owners are talking about the demonstrations of the Knox cars which gave an exhibition of hill climbing in Auburn, Tuesday. Their work was a marvel to the local motorists. One man who had declared it was impossible for a car to make Goff Hill on high speed was carried up the hill and over the top at a speed of 39 to 40 miles an hour. The car never slacked its speed once, but carried the party of four over the steepest place and over the top at the same rate it was going when it hit the bottom of the hill. The four passengers were all “heavy weights,” and they hadn’t trained down for the event.

50 years ago, 1958

Snow in September?

It’s piled up along the streets in Lewiston already – that is if you can believe what you read on the signs.

All along College Street for the last few days the signs read “No Parking, Snow Removal.” Actually PWD has been tarring the street, not plowing it. “Someone,” said Director George Maher a little sheepishly, “must have gotten into the wrong pile of signs.”

25 years ago, 1983

While many daily newspapers are either merging or folding, the Sun/Journal is launching a Sunday paper – a new, bright and colorful product that will be separate from the two existing newspapers.

The paper, to be called “Sunday,” will begin publication on Sunday, Oct. 2.

The decision to launch “Sunday” stems from years of planning and development, and from studies conducted in and outside the organization.

The new paper will feature colored photos and a graphic approach to presenting up-to-the-minute news as well as indepth analyses of the issues before the people.

“Sunday” will be available at all news dealer locations where the Sun and Journal are presently available. Subscribers to either the Sun or the Journal who receive home-delivered papers will automatically receive the new paper delivered by carrier on Sunday morning.


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