100 years ago, 1909

The annual meeting of the Corn Roasters took place yesterday at their grounds on Mt. Gile, East-Auburn. This was the 43rd anniversary and was one of the most enjoyable events in the history of the association. Fifty-eight were present. As usual the fine meal was prepared by the Parker brothers. The menu consisted of clam chowder, corn, lobster, eggs, celery, coffee and fruits.

50 years ago, 1959

A new poll tax law affecting hundreds of Lewiston residents — and thousands across the State — goes into effect Sept. 1, City Treasurer-Tax Collector Adrien Anctil noted yesterday.

The law stipulates that persons with birthdays in the September to December period must have paid their 1959 poll taxes to qualify for a renewal of their driving licenses. Present regulations are only that the previous year’s poll tax had to be paid, Anctil said.

25 years ago, 1984

In response to a petition from residents of the family housing project, the Auburn Housing Authority board voted Monday to allow tenants to put screen doors on their apartments.

Tenants must purchase a specific wooden door, at a cost of $178, and have it hung by a professional.

AHA Executive Director Harry Woodard Jr. defended the $178 price tag, saying that “it’s a good door and, taken care of properly, will last a long time.”

The wooden screen doors will only be allowed from May through October.

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