On a recent trip to New Gloucester it was the pleasure of a representative of the Sun to visit the large dairy farm of Harris W. Jordan. Situated two miles below the railroad station on the main road to Portland, on rising ground, the large red brick house, white barn and other buildings may be seen for miles. Beautiful shade trees and shrubs surround the house making a cool retreat of the plaza from which a fine view of many of the town’s fertile farms may be seen. Here Mr. Jordan and his sons on one of the best farms in the town are successfully carrying on the dairying business and general farming.

50 years ago, 1958

• As the controversy over what our schools should or should not teach swirls through educational circles, one group in the population has remained largely unmoved by it all – the parents of today’s schoolchildren. This is not to say that parents are satisfied with our schools today. But what bothers them is not so much WHAT is taught. Overcrowded classrooms, lack of discipline, run-down school buildings – these are uppermost in parents’ minds today. Concern over curricula is only secondary.

WASHINGTON – A hundred hoodlums are on a secret government list for special attention in a new drive against organized crime. This was announced Thursday by Atty. Gen. Rogers who described the hundred hoods as the top men in the rackets.

25 years ago, 1983

• The Ridge Riders 4-H Club of Auburn held their first “Ride-a-thon” on Saturday. Participants rode a 12-mile trail which stretched from Auburn through Minot. There were some challenges along the way such as rocky climbs and two-foot puddles. The Ridge Riders organized their club in December and prepared for Saturday’s ride with demonstrations, films, displays and discussions.

• Two of the most important issues facing public libraries – funding and censorship – were the topics of discussion as Auburn’s and Lewiston’s library directors addressed the L-A Area League of Women Voters Monday night.

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