The United States recruiting station on Lisbon Street over Stetson’s store has been closed and Corporal Henry Van Wie, who has been stationed here for the past year and a half, has left the city. All of the recruiting stations in the country will be discontinued as the army now has its full quota of men.

50 years ago, 1959

Five young Lewiston girls are in the running for the title of PAL Carnival Queen at the big event being sponsored by the Lewiston Police Athletic League at the Central Maine Youth Center on Wednesday, March 18.

The five girls were picked from the five PAL playground areas in the city, and the winner will be chosen by having her name drawn from a hat before the program begins at 7 p.m.

The contestants are Jean Gratto of the Rideout area; Lorraine Labbe, Martel area; Patricia Mickalide, Elliot Avenue area; Elaine Sedgley, Farwell area; and Sylvia Staples, Summer Street area.

The PAL organization is outfitting the queen candidates in costumes and capes, and the queen will receive a trophy and gifts donated by local merchants.

25 years ago, 1984

Albany International of Auburn will be among 700 companies exhibiting their products at the National Design Engineering Show in Chicago in late March.

The range of new products covers a variety of consumer and industrial interests. More than 25,000 materials, components and technologies that will go into the making of products during the last half of this decade will be demonstrated. Albany will be showing molded products.

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