On account of diphtheria in the Washburn School, Auburn, the school has been closed by the board of health for the remainder of the fall term. This school is located at Whitney and French streets and is for the first grades.

Three cases of diphtheria have broken out in the school within a few weeks. The first was that of a Wilson child. The next was the case of Frederick Reed, who is recovering from the disease, and the last is that of Lyle Given whose death occurred early Friday morning.

50 years ago, 1958

The annual election of officers of the Lewiston-Auburn Montagnard Social Club will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and results will be announced at a meeting to start following the end of the voting.

Nominated are Roland Levesque and Louis J. Morin, seeking the office of president, and Edward Godbout and Leonard St.Pierre for vice president.

Unopposed are Laval Rioux, treasurer, and Bertrand Dostie, collector.

25 years ago, 1983

The city of Auburn is seeking bids for three different contracts that will expire in January.

Bids are being received for typewriter maintenance, tires and retread tires. All three are one year contracts.

The agency which is awarded the typewriter maintenance contract will be responsible for care of the city’s 32 typewriters in several offices, said purchasing agent Jude G. Cyr.

The contract holder would be responsible for cleaning, oiling and repairs, as well as emergency calls. ANA Office Equipment of Lewiston currently holds the contract.

The city is also seeking a contract to provide the city with tires for its cars and heavy trucks.

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