Looking Back on March 27, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

Since 1899 it has been the custom of the management of the Great Department Store Co. to pay a semi-annual dividend based on the pay received during the preceding six months to each employee. The dividends were small at first, but this year they have been 12 per cent. Last evening after business at six 0’clock, the entire force of the store gathered in the millinery parlors and after a few remarks the treasurer passed to each one the dividend checks.

50 years ago, 1960

Central Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will give its annual examination for prospective members at the Auburn YMCA this evening. Candidates will be given the benefit of a question and answer period at 7 o’clock prior to the written test.

The exam is the only one to be given this season and is open to all, whether or not they have attended CMBABU preseason clinics.

25 years ago, 1985

In an attempt to deal with the animal overpopulation problem, the Lewiston-Auburn Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is adopting a mandatory spaying and neutering program, according to SPCA shelter manager Gail Goodwin.

Beginning April 1, all animals adopted from the Hotel Road shelter must be spayed or neutered within a reasonable time depending on the age and sex of the animal, said Ms. Goodwin.