The Lewiston and Auburn Publicity Bureau at a meeting held in the office of R. W. Smith Esq., Auburn, last evening voted to issue at once 10,000 post cards in triplicate form to advertise these two cities. Views for the cards were selected and other business transacted. The inactivity of some of the members of the committee was also discussed. It is understood that the secretary was instructed to write a letter to all of the members of the Bureau asking them if they wish to continue as members and are still in sympathy with the work of the Bureau.

50 years ago, 1959

Appointment of Maurice L. Goulet, 270 Webster St., to the Lewiston Planning Board was announced yesterday afternoon by Mayor Romeo T. Boisvert. The district manager of Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S., he replaces former Planning Board Chairman William T. Harvey whose term would have expired in April 1961. Harvey was appointed to the Public Works Board last month.

25 years ago, 1984

A Lewiston man is home and “raring to go” one day after undergoing a unique new form of treatment for kidney stones at a Boston hospital on Wednesday.

In the first public demonstration of a $1.8-million machine designed to pulverize stones inside the body without surgery, Robert Casavant of Lewiston had a 3/4-inch stone broken up in less than one hour.

Casavant was one of two patients who helped doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital demonstrate the treatment to the news media. Besides being shown on the three major Boston television stations, Casavant was interviewed by newspaper reporters and the Associated Press.

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