100 years ago, 1909

The police have received notice from the Fidelity and Deposit Co., of Maryland, giving a description of one Horace H. Grigg, who is wanted on a charge of embezzlement and offering a reward of $100 for information which results in his arrest. Grigg is about 49 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches in height and weighs about 165 pounds; dark complexion, gray eyes, brown hair, dark mustache and no beard. This man has a peculiar shaped nose, being similar to that of a pug dog. He is said to be a gambler on a small scale and fond of the ladies.

50 years ago, 1959

Trude and Pete Luva, who did a trapeze act Saturday atop the Sears Roebuck & Co. store in Lewiston for shoppers, will repeat it at 4:30 p.m. today.

William P. Tewhey, executive vice president of the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored the act, said the repeat performance was arranged in view of Saturday’s poor weather.

Pete, 19, is Trude’s son and they’ve been doing the trapeze stunt together 2½ years, ever since Trude’s sister left the act to get married. The family came to this country six years ago from Germany. Pete and Trude are in the Twin Cities to appear with the Shrine Circus this Friday and Saturday at Lewiston Municipal Armory.

25 years ago, 1984

Several Maine authors have already accepted a Women’s Literary Union invitation to attend a Maine Authors Party from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on April 15 in the WLU’s Auburn clubhouse.

The public is invited to visit the 19 Elm St. home to talk with the authors, buy books, tour the building and enjoy refreshments.

Authors who have indicated they will attend include Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Lee Agger, Daphne Merrill and Gerda Haas.

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