Augusta – Before the committee on Military Affairs this afternoon, General Charles E. Davis of Augusta, Captain W. H. Watson and Judge Harry Manser of Auburn and Lieutenant J. W. Hanson of Augusta appeared in favor of the resolve to aid the soldiers of the Spanish War.

It was brought out at the hearing that the Legislature of 1899 passed a resolution for the reimbursement of such sick soldiers of the Spanish War as were cared for at their homes for their reasonable expenses actually incurred for nursing and medical attendance.

50 Years Ago, 1955

Staff members of St. Mary’s General Hospital met yesterday with an official of the hospital in connection with expansion plans of the institution but no one was authorized to release a report on the nature of the business discussed.

The group met with Sister St. Benjamin, Mother Superior. She was not available for comment, but another source said all persons who attended the meeting were urged not to discuss publicly what transpired.

It was understood the conference concerned reviving plans for construction of a new wing. It is reported that since the hospital lacks sufficient funds to erect the 225-bed wing originally planned, the officials are considering erecting a smaller building.

25 Years Ago, 1980

Bates College students will join with those from four other Maine colleges at the Statehouse in Augusta on March 9 to protest President Jimmy Carter’s proposal for draft registration. The rally will “how our displeasure with the policy that’s been undertaken by the administration.” Bates student Ben Marcus said. Marcus is an organizer of the Bates Group War In Not the Answer.

Though Auburn boasts women who are active in both state and federal government, only one woman holds an elected position within the city itself. A survey of six prominent Auburn women reveals one of the main reasons more women don’t run for office is that they just don’t have the time.

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