Lewiston Evening Journal for Feb. 24, 1973

Read more about Feb. 24, 1973, in the SunJournal.com archives.

100 Years Ago: 1923

So many camera fans have been seen taking pictures during the Auburn carnival that the winter sports committee announced it will present certificates to the three best pictures in a contest to be held next week. Photos must bear some relation to the winter sports—if on the carnival events, so much the better—and should be submitted to the winter sports committee at the city building at once. Next week they will be displayed first at the Community Service headquarters on Spring Street, and then in windows downtown. Certificates will be signed by Mayor Cummings for first, second and third prizes. Judges will be Harry Plummer, Dora Clark Tash and Mr. McDonald.

50 Years Ago: 1973

After a pursuit which lasted about an hour and a half, Lewiston and Auburn police officers today cooperated in the rescue of a deer which was swimming in the Androscoggin River.

About 11:39 a.m., Lawrence Strout of 89 Goff St.. Auburn notified Lewiston authorities that a deer was in the yard of the Lawrence Shoe Co., Cedar St., Lewiston, and the animal seemed to be caught in the fence.


Officer Roland Morin made the initial investigation, but was unable to reach the animal alone. The Lewiston Fire Department was notified, but by the time the firefighters were at the scene, the doe freed itself from the fence and was in the middle of the river.

A pursuit by more Lewiston patrolmen followed, and the deer was captured at about 1 pm and was taken to the Lewiston station, where it received “tender loving care.”

Participating In the chase were Lewiston Patrolmen Roland Morin, Richard Roberts, Paul Samson, Ronald Laflamme, and Fred Nelson. Aiding from the Auburn department were Officers Larry Laprise, Calvin Hunter, and Sgt. Richard Keene.

Game Warden Daniel Glidden was notified, and was at the scene today, and said the deer was expected to be later released in the woods, at a site, not yet determined.

Auburn police reported that they thought the animal was the same one which had been hit by a car on Turner Street, Auburn, Thursday, and had jumped into the river.

It was discovered by the rescue team that the doe was pregnant, and that birth of “two or three” little ones was not far away.

25 Years Ago: 1998

Recent winners of a school logo contest for the Poland High Schools /Middle School project were Richard Knitweiss of Mechanic Falls, Jeff Irizarry, a Mechanic Falls student, and Janice Rawson, a Poland resident and Minot teacher. Contest artwork from the three individuals will be incorporated at the new school for uses including stationery and T-shirts.

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