100 years ago, 1916
The Red Cross call for Belgian clothing has not been responded to by the people of Lewiston and Auburn as liberally as had been expected. The Lewiston-Auburn quota is 5000 pounds of clothes, and this mark is far below requirements. It is requested that people offer the use of their automobiles, to collect the clothing, as this seems to be about the only available means to collect the clothes rapidly.

50 years ago, 1966
Several of the trainees of the Poland Spring Job Corps Training Center for Women are still receiving medical attention for injuries suffered in a hayride accident at the Job Corps center last Sunday, but a spokesman said “
“all are making progress and are in good spirits.”

25 years ago, 1991
The LA Public Theater’s first play will be staged in a former cinema in the Auburn Mall. The announcement by artistic director George Vafiadis ends several months of searching for a suitable performance space for the new performing arts organization, which is working to establish a resident professional stage company here. Vafiadis said a number of possible locations had been considered, including a former neighborhood movie house in a deteriorated inner-city area of Lewiston. “We’re immensely pleased,” Vafiadis said Wednesday. “This is going to be a nearly ideal space, and we were fortunate to get it. What’s particularly gratifying is that the management of the mall is volunteering it for the run of the show. They’re even going to help with the publicity.”

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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