100 years ago, 1917
The greatest group of billiard experts in the world is to be at the Waseca club in Auburn next Monday and Tuesday evenings at eight o’clock. William F. Hoppe, champion of the world, assisted by Chas. C. Peterson, St. Louis, Mo., the greatest fancy shot player living, Mr. Harry (Chuck) Wright, champion of the Pacific Coast who stands supreme in the art of lecturing on the game and “how to play it” and Young Jake Schaefer of Chicago, who hopes to follow in his fathers footsteps and become champion of America, will play exhibition matches.

50 years ago, 1967
Auburn police today were looking for a couple of young thieves with “tummy aches.” The investigation followed a break at the Canteen Co. building at 92 Washington Street, in which about six boxes of apple turnovers were stolen. Each box contained about a dozen of the pastries. Auburn Police Capt. Leslie F. Stewart said the youngsters opened several soft drink bottles and partially consumed the contents.

25 years ago, 1992
Where would a group of fifth grade students go to view English and French Gothic style churches, buildings in Romanesque, Islamic and art deco style architecture? Downtown Lewiston. That’s where a group of the city’s fifth grade gifted and talented students spent Tuesday morning, viewing some of the city’s oldest buildings and learning about their architectural styles. Their tour, led by Lewiston attorney Philip M. Isaacson, the author of “Round Buildings, Square Buildings, and Buildings that Wiggle Like a Fish,” began at the Dingley School Building on Oak Street. Isaacson pointed out the building’s Romanesque style which uses “different materials and colors to make the building more lively.”

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