Local interest centers in the wrestling bout which Saturday night will take place in City Hall, Lewiston, between War Eagle, the Indian wrestler, and Wilfred Barrett, the Frenchman. That it will be one of the roughest encounters ever seen here is generally conceded, for it will settle much controversy, many challenges and some personal ill feeling.

War Eagle, defeated before on a foul, declares he can put it over the Frenchman and make him cry quits. Barrett claims that if he wished he could show the Indian a thing or two about rough tactics and intimates that he will do so.

Barrett has been in training out of town for a week – no one knows where, but he has sent in word that he will be on hand. War Eagle is in town and in perfect condition, with a lot to gain or lose on the match.

50 years ago, 1958

Miss Julie Maloney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Maloney Jr. of Lewiston, has been chosen as the Androscoggin County candidate for the title of Maine Apple Queen. Selection of the queen will take place at the annual Agricultural Trades Show in January.

Miss Maloney, age 17, is a senior at Lewiston High School, where she is head cheerleader.

For the past two years a Lewiston girl has been the winner, Miss Terry Tripp last year and Miss Annette Baril, the year before.

25 years ago, 1983

Maine’s globe trotting schoolgirl, Samantha Smith, left for Japan Wednesday on a 10-day tour that includes a meeting with the Japanese prime minister and a speech to an international children’s symposium.

Samantha told reporters that she plans to do some sightseeing and is looking forward to visiting Mount Fuji. She brought a bag of gifts for her Japanese hosts, including friendship pins, candy canes and maple syrup.

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