100 Years Ago, 1906


In a general order, the president has directed that certain rules be drawn up by the committee for the prevention of tuberculosis in public buildings be printed and hung up in the corridors of all public buildings for the guidance of government employes and that every person known to be affected with the disease be given a copy of the rules and directed to comply with them.

Most important in the rules referred to by President Roosevelt and issued in the name of Postmaster-General Cortelyou, are those referring to the condition in which the public buildings shall be kept. Frequent and thorough cleanings are insisted upon.

50 Years Ago, 1956

• Lewiston Mayor Georges Rancourt yesterday urged citizens to take an active part in the clean-up program recommended by Governor Muskie in his proclamation of May as “Clean-Up, Fix-Up, and Paint-Up Month.”

• Vice President Richard M. Nixon announced for re-nomination today, with President Eisenhower’s “delighted” approval.

His announcement at the White House after conferring with the President, sewed up the Republican ticket for 1956, as of now. It will be “Ike and Dick” again just as it was in 1952.

25 Years Ago, 1981

The people of Maine, through their taxes, have spent many hundreds of thousands of dollars to promote what they proudly call Vacationland Now, a major, national promotion comes along, free of charge, and many are unhappy about it. And with good reason.

The Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Maine’s very special, unspoiled territory, is being used as the background for a million dollar cigarette smoking commercial, featured in most of the nation’s major male-oriented magazines. The headline in the ad, “Camel Expeditions – Where a Man Belongs” tells the whole story of the attempt to tie the wilderness trip to virile living.

More than a decade after the U.S. Surgeon General warned that smoking is hazardous to health, how can this kind of advertising be justified?