The coming season might be a great one for Catcher Bill Carrigan, pride of Lewiston, Maine, now the veteran backstop of the Red Sox and the man upon whom not only the fans and the management but every pitcher on the Boston American staff will depend as the one best fitted to fill a grand veteran’s shoes, says the Boston Post.

For Lou Criger has gone, and much as we regret and perhaps question the wisdom of Criger’s sale, there is no use crying over spilt milk. If any one in Boston’s string of catchers can come anywhere near taking Criger’s place, it is Bill Carrigan.

50 years ago, 1959

Lewiston Ward Two Alderman Henry Bernier Jr. said yesterday he will ask the Public Works Board to investigate a complaint from a resident of the Old Greene Road., who said a man at the department made fun of her when she called following last week’s ice storm to ask that her street be sanded, According to the woman, a PWD spokesman made fun of her and told her she would have no trouble if she would put chains on her car wheels. The woman, unidentified, is a third shift employee at Continental Mills.

25 years ago, 1984

Dignitaries including U.S. Sen. George Mitchell were on hand Friday to mark the official opening of a new truck dealership in Auburn. The GMC franchise, owned by auto dealership entrepreneur Shepard Lee, will be housed in an addition at the rear of the Lee Olds Cadillac Honda dealership on Center Street. The new business area includes space for offices and a truck service center. The offices and service area will open for business on Monday. Lee has been selling GMC trucks for about a month at his other offices.

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