A class of one hundred was graduated yesterday afternoon from the Grammar School of this city, the exercises being held at the Dingley School Hall. As usual the room was filled with people many being obliged to stand. The young people made a pretty picture as they sat upon the platform. The decorations put up for the Normal Training School Graduation were allowed to remain in place for the exercises yesterday. Everything went off smoothly, the program being carried out without any hindrances. Miss Helen Adams served as accompanist. The chorus work under the leadership of Prof. G. W. Horne was especially good.

50 years ago, 1959

Lewiston police don’t have to put up with worn-out, sticky and torn pinochle cards anymore. Coca-Cola Bottling Plants Inc. of 171 Park St. yesterday donated two brand-new decks to the department for the lunch-hour enjoyment of the men. Officer Robert E. Cloutier, reportedly one of the top pinochle players on the force, was spotted checking over the new cards on more than one occasion yesterday afternoon.

25 years ago, 1984

“The American Heritage Dictionary,” “Go Ask Alice,” “Gone With the Wind,” “Silas Marner” and “Death of a Salesman.” What do these books have in common? All have been targets of people who sought to ban them from public and school libraries across the country. They are among the 70 books in a banned book exhibit on display at the Auburn Public Library through July 6 in the lobby. The exhibit was organized by the Office of Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association.

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