100 years ago, 1917
The bill presented this week at the Union Square theatre in Lewiston by Capt. Louis Sorcho and his big submarine show, is one that should be witnessed by everyone in the two cities, especially the young, for it is not only interesting. but exceedingly instructive as well, giving first hand information regarding the workings of submarine divers and vessels which cannot be obtained in any other way. The exhibition given by Capt. Sorcho’s crew, with the personal explanations by the Captain himself, features a large tank erected in the center of the singe, and into this tank a diver descends by means of an iron ladder. He is clothed in the regulation diver’s costume, invented in many parts by Capt. Sorcho himself.

50 years ago, 1967
Northeast Airlines announced that Auburn-Lewiston Airport will once again be served by the “old” DC-3, temporarily, on two scheduled flights. An airline spokesman noted that “since the new turbo-prop went into service this fall, passenger traffic in and out of L-A has increased more than three times.” Despite this fact, a DC-3 will he put back on the line, only for a Boston-Auburn round-trip flight, until such time as the last of the new Yellowbird planes is delivered.

25 years ago, 1992
The new statewide traffic violations center at Lewiston District Court will be ready to roll at the start of the New Year. If you get a traffic ticket today, you could be in the running for a dubious honor. Forget New Year’s Day babies. You could be the first to have your ticket processed through the new central processing agency. The bureau is intended to streamline the processing of traffic tickets issued in the state. Rather than having to appear in court, leadfoots and the like who want to speed through the judicial process can simply mail in checks for their fines.

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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