Looking Back


100 Years Ago, 1906

Rules relative to rural free delivery services have been received by Postmasters W. T. Smart and Winchester G. Lowell of Lewiston and Auburn, respectively, which affect postal patrons on the many routes leading out of the two cities. The rules also apply to patrons on all rural free delivery routes in the State.

According to the Fourth Assistant Postmaster General P. V. DeGraw’s orders patrons of rural delivery service will be required to display signals on their boxes on and after July 1, when they leave mail in them for carriers to collect. After that date carriers when serving their route will not be required to open and examine any mail boxes except those to which they have mail to deliver and those on which signals are displayed to indicate there is mail for carriers to collect.

50 Years Ago, 1956

The Central Maine General Hospital and Bowdoin College are two of six institutions who are beneficiaries under a trust fund set up 25 years ago under the will of Edward P. Kennedy, a Lewiston native who made a fortune in the butter and egg business.

Dana S. Thompson, executive director of the hospital, said he received a letter yesterday from Dana B. Humphrey, trust officer of the New England Trust Co., Boston, notifying the hospital that the trust is being dissolved.

It will mean approximately $309,500 to each of the six beneficiaries of the estate, estimated by trust officers at $1,857,000.

25 Years ago, 1981

NEW HAVEN Conn. – A seven-run first inning – featuring home runs by Brad Colton and Mike Coutts – sent the University of Maine on the way to convincing 15-0 victory over St. John’s in the championship game of the NCAA Eastern Regional baseball playoffs Sunday afternoon at Yale University.

More important that the regional championship is the fact that the Black Bear’s triumph gives them a spot in the College World Series, which will get under way next Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska.