100 years ago, 1916
Field Bros. & Gross Co’s striking lasters remain firm in their original position, Another meeting was held yesterday afternoon in Central Labor Hall, Lewiston, at which every striker was accounted for. There are now about 85 employes in the lasting department out on a strike.

50 years ago, 1966
An Auburn soldier, Robert Paradls, recently enjoyed a reunion with a cousin, Mother Agnes des Anges of the Dominican order, who was a Japanese prisoner during World War II. Specialist Four Paradis, granted a five-day rest and recuperation period in Tokyo, left his unit in Vietnam on December 22 and headed for Japan. On arrival he telephoned Mother Agnes, whom he hadn’t seen since 1947 when she had been “home” in Lewiston for a brief leave from her duties. His memories of her were those of the impressions of an eight-year-old, but he had looked forward to this chance to renew acquaintance with her.

25 years ago, 1991
The last 50 workers of Etonic-Tretorn Inc.’s Merrow Road plant in Auburn finished their final day of production Thursday and headed into a job market that both company officials and newly unemployed workers said was bleak. The company, which had employed more than 500 workers at its peak in the mid-1980s, had about 180 workers when officials announced in October it would close Thursday and send its manufacturing operations to Korea and Mexico.

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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