100 years ago, 1914
At a meeting of the Women’s Hospital Association in Lewiston arrangements were made with Harry C. Webber of Bath to conduct an indoor circus at city hall sometime in early March for the benefit of the Central Maine General hospital, which is about to construct a new building in connection with the hospital. Mr. Webber and his partner, H.A. Huse, conducted the big winter carnival and indoor circus in Waterville in December and drew thousands of people into that city and played to capacity houses during the 11 performances.
50 years ago, 1964
Martha Page, of Auburn, a senior at Rollins College, will team with Bob Kirolac, also a senior at Rollins, against Ginger George and veteran Sam Snead in an exhibition golf match Feb. 9 at the Winter Park (Fla.) Country Club. Martha, a resident of 387 Court Street in Auburn, is the daughter of Mrs. Delia Page and Mr. Nelson Page. She is a 1960 graduate of Bridgton High School. Her sister Penny (also an out-standing golfer) also attends Rollins. The Maine Women’s State Golf Champion, Martha has held this title for six consecutive years, retaining it this past year by narrowly defeating her sister Penny.
25 years ago, 1989
New technology may finally allow the Androscoggin above Gulf Island Dam to reach state minimum water standards. Officials at Boise Cascade and International Paper Co. are considering a project to pump liquid oxygen directly into the river, improving a situation that dates from the construction of the dam more than 60 years ago. “I want to stress that this is very much in the exploratory stage,” said IP environmental officer Jim Grippe. “We don’t know for sure that it would work, or even be possible, but if it does it might solve the problem.”