A frisky young bovine down at Merrow’s slaughterhouse at New Auburn caused some of the men there all sorts of trouble one afternoon this week. The calf, with several others awaiting the “death penalty,” were in a pen in the building which is situated over the river. The calf apparently was aware of the fate awaiting it and making a mighty leap, went out through a window and into the river 20 feet below. Men followed it along on both sides of the river and the calf was finally rescued down opposite the Oak Hill Cemetery and towed ashore by some men in a boat.

50 years ago, 1959

Thirteen rifles, shotguns and revolvers and a large quantity of ammunition as well as approximately $35 in cash were stolen in a break early Sunday morning at Bob’s Tackle Shop in New Auburn. It is believed the break occurred between 2 and 4 a.m. Sunday and was accomplished by shattering the glass in the front door. Capt. Lawrence P. Marczak and Patrolman Normand E. Guerette of Auburn police are investigating and police said some fingerprints have been obtained.

25 years ago, 1984

Do you know how to moonwalk, windmill or flip? These and other moves of the nationwide craze of break dancing will be taught in courses offered this summer by two Twin City community service agencies. Portland native Mark Mcllwain will teach six-week courses beginning June 25 t the Multi-Purpose Center in Lewiston and Temple Shalom Center in Auburn.

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