Looking Back on January 22


100 years ago, 1913
Over 170 tables of whist were played last evening at the party held for the benefit of Ste. Marie’s parish, under the auspices of the Cercle Ste. Marie. The crowd came early so that by eight o’clock every table had been filled and more were being set up. These were taken quickly as they were provided and many were turned away. At the conclusion of the whist, Mr. Marcoux, a member of the circle, was secured in a box, and within a comparatively short time had freed himself by forcing the upper part from the bottom.

50 years ago, 1963
There’ll be no more fussing on the City Council floor about what was said and what wasn’t said, if Lewiston City Clerk Lucien Lebel’s plan goes through. His minutes were questioned by an alderman at a meeting earlier this month and last night the city clerk was armed with a tape recorder when the aldermen sat down for another session. Later, some board members went over the recording to see how they sounded. Lebel was trying out the recorder and said that he plans to request one in his new budget to use at council meetings. Cecilia Leclair, Lebel’s assistant, attended the session last night to work the controls.

25 years ago, 1988
Two Massachusetts businessmen yesterday unfurled plans to build a $20-million “high-class office park” to be called Auburn Business Center on 27 acres of land bordering the Maine Turnpike and Kittyhawk Avenue. The Auburn Business Center is the second such venture planned for that part of the city. Earlier this month, Auburn building contractor Paul Sasseville unveiled plans for a $25 million development to be located on the opposite side of the turnpike from the newly proposed project.