Looking Back on Dec. 7


100 years ago: 1918

Adjutant Abbott and Captain Doughty of the Lewiston Auburn Salvation Army are already making plans for Christmas and winter relief work. They will give out baskets of provisions again to deserving families in both cities. Last year, all through the cold months of winter the Salvation Army was able to help poor families of the cities.

50 years ago: 1968

Auburn police were notified that a number of credit cards had been stolen in a break at an Auburn gas station last night. Reserve Officer Terry Timer reported to headquarters at 1:22 this morning that a pane of glass in the front overhead door of Buster’s Service Station on Court Street had been broken. The officer stated that the hole was big enough for a person to crawl through. Lester Roakes, the proprietor of the station, was called and after going to the station reported that everything looked okay. However, Roakes came to the police station shortly after 10 o’clock this morning and reported that a small metal file box which contained at least 19 credit cards was missing. The cards reportedly belonged to customers who, for convenience, had left them at the station.

25 years ago: 1993

Crowds of shoppers were reported in the shire town of Franklin County on Saturday at the town celebration of Chester Greenwood Day. The Chester Greenwood Day parade drew many people to the downtown. Police Chief John Rogers led the parade in the new police car decorated with huge earmuffs.

The material used in Looking Back is reproduced exactly as it originally appeared, although misspellings and errors may be corrected.