The Bates College debating team which will meet the Queen’s College team on Saturday at Kingston, Ontario, arrived in Kingston last night. The debate will be held this afternoon at two o’clock. This is the second debate between these two teams and it is thought that it is the second international collegiate debate ever held. Last year the debate was held in Lewiston and was won by Bates by a very narrow margin.

50 years ago, 1959

Edward Little High School has had a newspaper publication for nearly 100 years.

The staff of Station ELHS, the present publication, has done some research and come up with papers dating back to April 1864 when the Academy Register was published. The following year the name was changed to The Autumn Leaf. Then a few years later the publication appeared as The ELHS Chimes. In the early 1900s, another change in name was made and the paper was called The Oracle.

Under its present name, Station ELHS was first published in 1926 and has continued under that name the past 33 years.

The Oracle is still published annually.

25 years ago, 1984

Upon receiving a recommendation from the Auburn Planning Board for a zoning amendment, to allow an amendment in the industrial zone, the General Electric Co. in Auburn has announced plans for an $8.5 million expansion to its plant on the Rodman Road.

The extension plans hinge on whether the City Council allows the amendment, which would change the zoning of about 49 acres owned by GE and bounded by Twins, Poland and Rodman roads from general business to industrial. The Planning Board recommended the change Monday after receiving GE’s expansion plans.

Providing the council allows the zoning amendment, construction of the new expansion is scheduled to begin next month and would be completed by the end of the year.


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