While out for a pleasure ride, F.L. Havey and four young men in his auto ran into a tree on Ash Street, Lewiston, in front of the Central Fire Station about 4:30 p.m., Tuesday. One of the front wheels was smashed and the whole machine was shaken up, yet the damage was slight. No one was thrown out or injured. Mr. Havey was turning the corner from Bates Street, when the car began to skid on the wet pavement. The young men in the car are pupils at the Skene automobile school.

50 years ago, 1958

Lewiston businessman Roland Maheu expressed indignation yesterday at the Lewiston-Auburn Airport Committee’s decision to sign a lease with the Caruso brothers to operate a flying service here.

Joseph A. and Thomas J. Caruso of Trenton, operators of services at Bar Harbor, Rockland and Portland, were given the nod with the signing of a five-year lease at $150 a month, Maheu and six other local men also sought the operation.

City Controller Laurier T. Raymond, committee chairman, said yesterday, “the Carusos are professionals,” and the committee felt they could do the best job for the Twin Cities.

25 years ago, 1983

The Lewiston City Council will discuss Tuesday applications from the Cairo Club for a liquor license and special amusement permit, because a neighbor complained of a disturbance at the Lincoln Street club last October.

City Clerk Gerald P. Berube said the applications have been reviewed by the Police Department and the Code Enforcement Department. While the police have no objection to the permit, Berube said the club’s owners have yet to agree to move a stage to a different location nor have they sound-proofed the wall abutting the neighboring building.

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