Helen Keller’s eloquent plan for the adult blind in Boston Tuesday evening did not fall on deaf ears, says the Boston Transcript. Miss Keller’s views regarding the three classes of blind who need help are quite sound, and it is surprising that heretofore the State, in helping these unfortunate members of society, has practically overlooked that class of the blind who become so through accident or disease in adult life, the able-bodied, adult blind, who are willing to work and anxious to earn a livelihood, but for whom no adequate provision has been made in existing institutions and who therefore frequently become public charges because they lack the means and ways of getting started in trades and industries.

50 Years Ago, 1954

That Lewiston will have a “great future” in the Nation’s ever-expanding business and industrial world was predicted last night by Raymond A. Geiger, president of the Geiger Bros. Publishing Co. which is moving its publishing business from Newark, N.J., to this city. Among 28 firms honored at a “Salute to Progress” banquet staged by the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce, Geiger told the 500 persons gathered at the parish hall of Holy Cross Church that when news of his firm’s moving to Lewiston reached Wall Street a week ago, he predicted to New York newsmen “that Lewiston, and not the South, holds the key to the future for growing industry and business.”

25 Years Ago, 1979

Lewiston’s 12 school administrators have become the first of their profession to unionize in Maine. Principals and assistant principals in Lewiston schools have joined the American Federation of School Administrators, an AFL-CIO-affiliated labor organization dedicated specifically to school administrators. Henceforth, they will be known as Local 67. According to newly elected Local president Richard Brouillette, assistant principal at Lewiston Junior High School, they received their charter two weeks ago.


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