Looking Back on May 20, 2011


100 years ago,1911

A very neat window display in the form of a playground is in the Main Street window of the Great Department store. On the playground are numerous children, and the swings and hammocks are filled with the little folks. In the center is a table set with many good things and happy folks enjoying themselves. Overhead are many cherry blossoms and the background shows a park with numerous trees. The window was decorated by D. J. Wellehan.

50 years ago, 1961

Lewiston High School students jumped into the teacher salary dispute yesterday, “marching” on city hall where they demonstrated on two different occasions.

The students, who reported they were acting entirely on their own, carried placards critical of the Finance Board and in support of the requests for higher pay for the instructors.

It was an entirely orderly demonstration performed under the watchful eyes of police officers. The afternoon group numbered about 25.

25 years ago, 1986

RUMFORD — A 40-foot steel silo containing about 100 tons of starch collapsed Monday at the Boise Cascade Paper Group plant.

According to John Shorb, director of human resources at the facility, the accident occurred at about 2 a.m. No employees were in the area at the time of the collapse, he said.

“There was no evidence in the initial investigation that any explosion or spontaneous combustion occurred,” he said. About 300 to 400 employees were working at the mill at the time, but that none were working near the silo, which is located outside.