Looking Back on May 27, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

Bates has two home games left on its baseball schedule and these promise to be the best of the season.

The big game of the year will be, without doubt, the Memorial Day game with Bowdoin on Garcelon Field. Fortunately, the managements of the contending teams were able to get together early on the matter of an umpire so that the unpleasant uncertainty of last year will not be repeated. The umpire will be Peter J. McLaughlin, the “Singing Umpire” of the New England League. McLaughlin has a fine voice and it is said that he can be heard from the outfield bleachers to the top row in the grandstand.

50 years ago, 1960

A crowd estimated at more than 1,300 attended the annual family picnic held Tuesday evening on the grounds of the Farwell School under the auspices of the Farwell Parent-Teacher Association.

During the meal music was provided by members of the Lewiston High School Band playing under the direction of Robert Rabassa.

25 years ago, 1985

PARIS — On June 8, Paris Town Manager Paul Brown will be arrested and jailed, “guilty of the crime of not having a heart.”

Town Manager Brown will be participating in an unusual and fun event called “Jail Bail for Heart,” when he is arrested June 8 by the Maine Affiliate of the American Heart Association.

The only way that Brown can get out of jail is to raise a predetermined bail to donate to the lifesaving programs of the AHA.