100 years ago, 1916
Recommendations of the “Speed-Up Committee” of the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce were accepted and adopted, with amendments, at last evening’s meeting of that organization. Besides a lengthy discussion of proposed changes in the conduct of the chamber, other matters, including the need of a new hotel, were discussed. It was proposed to discontinue smoking at meetings, but finally decided to strike out this paragraph, and to investigate the installation of a ventilating system. After a discussion in which the public’s view of the chamber, as expressed on previous occasions, was explained the members, it was decided to include the ladies in the annual midsummer outings.

50 years ago, 1966
Auburn Mayor Harry Woodard Jr. and the police department Saturday urged motorists to fly a flag of some sort from their radio antenna as a safety measure. It’ll be easier to spot vehicles at intersections now piled high with snow, they pointed out. Monday morning dawned crisp and clear in the Twin Clues, but that first look out the window, was pretty discouraging for most people. Snowbanks were about two feet higher and there was another 16.25 inches of hard-packed heavy snow in every driveway.

25 years ago, 1991
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1603 in Auburn will host a supper Saturday for families of the 619th Transportation Company and the 1125th U.S. Army Hospital, two Auburn-based Army Reserve units called to active duty in the Persian Gulf war. The supper is being held to support and boost morale of the Reservists’ families.

The material in Looking Back is reproduced exactly as it originally appeared, although misspellings and errors made at that time may be edited.

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