100 years ago, 1909

A. T. Pinkham of Barkerville, who runs a grocery store there, reported to the Lewiston police Tuesday that his store had been entered sometime Monday night. The store was entered through a cellar window. It is thought that the break was committed by some of the gang of tramps who were seen in that section of the city Monday, three of whom were arrested during the afternoon. The police were investigating the case but up to 9 o’clock last night had found no trace of the tramps.

50 years ago, 1959

The motto on the seal of the City of Lewiston is “Industria,” but if folks don’t keep their bird cages closed it may become “Parakeets Plentiful.”

In the wake of the recent rash of fly-away parakeets, another such bird has turned up on the loose.

William Bruce of Allied Medical Services said last night that a light blue parakeet showed up in the firm’s front yard yesterday morning. 

Taken into “custody” the bird was placed in a cage and employees plan to make a pet of him.

25 years ago, 1984

Bates Fabrics Inc. may close its doors if a 500-member textile workers union fails to agree to concessions in a labor-contract dispute. Local 462 of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union will meet Sunday night to consider extending for one year its contract with Bates.

The union’s present contract expires Sunday night. The local will meet at 7 p.m. in the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall on Park Street.

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