A strange bird that much resembled a sea gull was flying over the Androscoggin between the Grand Trunk and the North bridges late Monday afternoon. Hundreds of people gathered on the bridge to watch it. A number of sea gulls were seen above the falls last spring. They sometimes come up river as far as this to feed on the sewerage. There is a law on sea gulls.

• Charles McLaughlin, Charles Roberts and Walter Fuller, Turner men who work in Auburn and ride back and forth daily on the electric cars, say they rarely miss a trip in the morning without seeing a number of partridge and rabbits, and a deer is no unusual sight.

50 years ago, 1958

Reactivation of the Maine Dancing Teachers Club will take place at a meeting at the DeWitt Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 2, registration to begin at 10 a.m. in the Country Room. This will be the first of sessions to be held on the first Sunday of each month with a special teacher featured each time.

Paul D’Amboise of Lewiston and Portland will conduct a workshop on ballet, bar work technique and combinations on Sunday, to last from 10:30 a.m. till noon, and a round table discussion is scheduled for 1 p.m.

After that, Miss Ellen Cooper of Lewiston will direct a program on baby work, Miss Gladys Ruben of Biddeford on intermediate tap, and Miss Evelyn Dyer Clark of Auburn on modern jazz.

25 years ago, 1983

BOSTON – The possibility of a woman vice-presidential candidate is more real than ever for the 1984 elections, thanks to the gender gap that concerns both Republicans and Democrats.

The idea of a female vice-presidential candidate is not new. For example, political activist Frances Farenhold of Texas was considered in 1972, but the idea has never been seriously pursued.

But today, eager candidates see the women’s vote as a potentially powerful bloc. While Mr. Reagan reaches out to female voters with speeches to GOP women’s groups and appointments of women to government positions, six Democratic hopefuls have endorsed the idea of bringing a woman to the second highest post in the nation.


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