Looking Back on July 11

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100 Years Ago: 1918

The people of the United States, by self-imposed food restrictions, have aided greatly in maintaining the food supplies of the European allies. Sir Wm. A. M. Goode, liaison officer of the food ministry with the American Food Administration, gave striking figures, showing the extent of inherent self-sacrifice in an address today before the Consumers Council. From July 1917 to April 1918, he said, it was calculated by Herbert Hoover, American Food Administrator, that 50 million bushels of wheat products represented the voluntary sacrifice of the American people.

50 Years Ago: 1968

Two Auburn girls, unable to find their way home from Lewiston, were “found” as result of a telephone call. Auburn Police Lt. Donald Delisle received a call at 2:38 p.m. Wednesday that the two girls had been swimming. A third girl, who had been with them, left and the girls, ages 10 and 8, were unable to find their way home. The call to Auburn police was made by Dube’s Flower Shop and Patrolman Laurier LaLonde contacted the girl’s mothers. They told the police to bring them come home in a taxicab and they would pay the fare.

25 Years Ago: 1993

Despite the sweltering 90-degree heat, odd tan lines and tired, aching muscles and the spirits of 30 cross-country bicyclists were high Wednesday night as they turned in early on their one-night stop in Lewiston. The bicyclists, traveling from Belfast to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, spent their second night of their 26-day excursion in makeshift setups in the racket ball courts at Hilltop Community Sports Center. The tour, organized by Mel Welch and his TOBRAW Inc. Bike Club, will cover more than 2,000 miles through six states and Canada. The cyclists, ranging in ages from 14 to 70 and primarily from the Midwest and with some riders from New England, will be averaging about 65 miles a day and will spend their nights at predetermined churches, schools and sports centers throughout their Northeastern tour.

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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