Looking Back on August 6

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100 years ago, 1915
All is not smooth and serene in the Lewiston booze situation and before many days the police upon the advice and order of Mayor Brann are likely to interfere with the plan according to a rumor rife along the streets, Wednesday and Thursday, and growing stronger all the time. Mayor Brann would not talk on the subject, Chief McCarron is mute as is the Captain of the Night Watch Murphy, but there is no doubt the lines are to be tightly drawn and Lewiston to be furnished with a sensation that in political and civic sensation has never been equaled.

50 years ago, 1965
(Photo Caption) LEWISTON SOLDIER HONORED BY PRESIDENT – In ceremonies at Washington recently a Lewiston soldier, Army Specialist 5 Berndt Kliem, received a citation from President Lyndon B. Johnson for his work at the Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, New Jersey. At right is Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Kliem, who has as guardians Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pick, 6 Sylvan Ave., Lewiston, earned the honor as one of the key members of an Arsenal team which developed a greatly improved design for an aircraft rocket. The design saved the government over half a million dollars.

25 years ago, 1990
The Lewiston Recreation Department is sponsoring an end-of-summer celebration, called Summer Fling, on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All children in Lewiston who have participated in the playgrounds are invited to join in the festivities at Kennedy Park. A variety of games and other activities will be on the agenda and many prizes will be awarded. Benny and Denise Reehl will present a program of comedy skits, juggling and mime and Joey Gamache will also attend. In addition, the children should be on the lookout for Batman and Robin, who may put in an appearance.

The material in Looking Back is reproduced exactly as it originally appeared, although misspellings and errors made at that time may be edited.

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