June 30, 1959
It’s against the law to set off fireworks at Lewiston, Police Chief Floyd Rosecrans reminded the community yesterday.
The Fourth of July is still four days off, the chief remarked, “and I’ve already heard a few bangs.”
Rosecrans drew attention to a 1938 city ordinance which makes it a crime to fire or discharge, without a permit, anything that remotely resembles a firecracker. An Idaho law covers about the same ground, thus making the discharge of fireworks in the county illegal.
Mayor D.K. Worden presided over a city council meeting for the last time last night, and in his farewell speech he paid tribute to two members whose terms expire with his.
He later looked back over his eight years in office and listed some of the triumphs and major headaches.
The mayor, who lost to shoe store owner Marvin Dean in the June 8 city election, praised Police Commissioner Ralph Harvey for carrying the heaviest workload on the council and Water Commissioner Joe Skok for improving the city’s water facilities.