100 years ago, 1908

The Direct Importing Company, a tea and coffee concern with a chain of 84 stores, opened business in Lewiston on Saturday with a new idea in this line. Its best tea is 24c. and its best coffee is 18c. a pound. They ascribe cheap prices to big buying and low rents, never opening stores on the street level but always up one flight. Their Lewiston store is in the Sands Building, 124 Lisbon St.

50 years ago, 1958

Albert Garcelon of Auburn, well known local gun collector, will speak on the influence of the Kentucky rifle on the early American frontier during the regular meeting of the Lewiston-Auburn Stamp and Coin Club at 7:30 p.m. today at the YMCA.

His talk will discuss all types of fighting weapons used by the settlers of the American frontier. A collector of antique guns, Garcelon has appeared on the Joe Novak Sports Quiz over television.

A stamp and coin board auction will be held at the next meeting of the club Nov. 19 at the YMCA.

25 years ago, 1983

Saturday will be a day of rivalries when Lewiston and Edward Little face off in the battle of the bridge at Walton Field and Bates completes its CBB season with Bowdoin in Brunswick.

At press time, the Red Eddies-Blue Devils clash is in jeopardy due to the “monsoon” which descended on Maine Thursday night. Athletic directors Dave Cannan and John White will meet at 10:30 a.m. this morning to decide whether to play the game. The game will then be played on Monday at a time to be determined today.

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