Looking Back on April 17

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100 years ago, 1918
There’s a chance to dance for the soldier, Friday night at Lewiston City Hall. The Calumet Club with 23 of its members in the service, has arranged for a benefit dance, the proceeds of which will go toward a tobacco fund for the men with the colors. The club keeps the names of the men posted on its bulletin board, and a service flag from a front window again keeps the names fresh in the memories of those at home. There are officers and privates, but on the rolls of the club and in the memory of the club, the boys are Just plain Calumet members, from the major who holds the highest title of the Calumet servicemen to the latest private who has gone. 
 
50 years ago, 1968
Several Auburn young people — students at Edward Little High School — will participate in the annual legislative program conducted by the Maine YMCA at the State House in Augusta April 20 and 21. Leroy Fournier, president of the ELHS Hi-Y, and David Roy, vice president of the Hi-Y, will be members of the Senate, and Fournier will also serve as chairman of the Education Committee of the legislature. Members of the House of Representatives and lobbyists will include Stephen Russell, John Higgins, Martin Landry, Gary Drinkwater, Anita Bolduc, Jacqueline Thibodeau and Pandora Vasilauskas. 
 
25 years ago, 1993
Working in rainy and somewhat windy conditions last week, Auburn crews started removing some of the 20,000 cubic yards of sand dumped on city streets this winter. Backhoes and bucket loaders, street sweepers and the city’s Vac-All have been out and will continue until the end of May, said Public Works Director Robert Belz, “It’s a monumental task,” Belz said, explaining that about 30 percent of the sand is usually recovered. It is then used as cover material at the building demolition landfill or as fill. 
 
The material in Looking Back is reproduced exactly as it originally appeared, although misspellings and errors made at that time may be corrected.
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