The much heralded waltzing contest is to be held at the Empire Theatre this evening. Many local young men and women will compete for the three cash prizes to be given. The first prize will be $5.00, the second, $3.00, and the third, $2.00.

No more interesting or legitimate inducement for a lady and gentleman contest could have been arranged, and Mgr Newhall is to be accredited with much judgment in his idea for pleasurable additions to his regular performance, the contest being held after the regular show.

50 years ago, 1959

Realita, Ruby and Ramona Samson, known professionally as the Samson Satellites, will be among the children performing at the Fairview School Parent-Teacher meeting this evening at the school. Accomplished baton twirlers, pupils of Marlene Sedgeley, they have won awards in Maine, Massachusetts and New York.

Other program numbers for this evening are a comedy skit by Mrs. Benson Grant and Lawrence Macomber, humorous monolog by Morris Ruttenberg, dance number by Judy Bickford and Priscilla Thurston, trumpet solo by Manny Jackson, songs by Richard Bisson and by a barbershop quartet. Mrs Eleanor Millay will serve as accompanist.

25 years ago, 1984

Bell Manufacturing Co. of Lewiston announced plans Friday for a $1.6 million expansion which will add a projected 29 people to its labor force.

Irving Bell, treasurer and chief executive officer of the 777 Main St. firm, said the company will seek approval from the Lewiston City Council Tuesday to use Industrial Revenue Bonds to finance the expansion. The company is one of only two makers of woven fabric labels in Maine.


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