Mike Cunningham is ready and willing to meet Kid Clark of Lawrence, Mass., here Friday night. Just because Clark was the first man to administer a knock-out to the Lewiston boy is no reason why he should be afraid of him. He is more than anxious to meet Clark again and show his local friends that he is as good if not a better man.

Lewiston and Auburn sports will be interested to see the chap who delivered the dream punch to Cunningham. Clark is heralded as a fast man, as doubtless he is, but this week he will not catch Cunningham napping and the best kind of an exhibition is promised.

50 years ago, 1959

Mayor Romeo T. Boisvert of Lewiston last night told an inauguration banquet audience numbering more than 200 persons that he and other elected and appointed city officials will endeavor to serve the Textile City “to the best of our ability.”

The mayor gave a short talk at the conclusion of a ham dinner offering his thanks to one and all and steering clear of political or economic matters.

The inaugural banquet was held at the Sons of Italy Hall on College Street and was preceded by a social hour. General dancing followed.

25 years ago, 1984

AUGUSTA – A legislative committee is reviewing a bill to decriminalize some hunting and fishing violations that leave an offender with a record for life.

Commissioner Glenn H. Manuel of the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department told the panel that a Maine journalist had been denied security clearance for a presidential visit because of a minor, 20-year-old fishing violation.

Most fish-and-game violations are now considered Class E crimes. Fines are $100 or less and they do not result in jail sentences. The criminal record that results is unwarranted.

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