100 years ago, 1917
Friday will be “Red Cross morning” at Music Hall, Lewiston, and a complete performance of movies, vaudeville, orchestra and all the trimmings, will be given for the benefit of the Red Cross, according to an announcement by William P. Gray, general manager of the Empire, Strand and Music Hall theaters. This will be Red Cross morning in all the vaudeville theaters in the country, and a vast sum for the war relief is expected to be raised in this manner.

50 years ago, 1967
Lewiston and auburn residents are being urged by Auburn postmaster Donald C. Gautier and Lewiston Postmaster Roger Albert to use special labels which are being delivered to homes in the two cities, and which are designed to speed up delivery by eliminating one entire step in the overall procedure. Bundles of cards to be delivered in Lewiston should be in one bundle, and the “Lewiston” label attached, other labels say “Auburn,” “Out of State” and “Within State,” which means anywhere except out of state, Lewiston and Auburn.

25 years ago, 1992
Officials from Lewiston and Auburn’s water and sewer districts are trying to get people to stop feeding the ducks who seem to want to stay on Lake Auburn for the winter. Normand Lamie, superintendent of Auburn’s water and sewer districts, said an overpopulation of ducks has contributed to an increased bacteria level in the Twin Cities’ drinking water supply. Signs asking people not to feed the ducks have been vandalized and fences keeping people from the area have been torn down. Lamie said the ducks have concentrated on the lake near the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and North Auburn Road, at the north end of the lake. Chris Crovo, superintendent of the Lewiston Water Division, said, “I’ve seen people taking whole loafs of bread out of their trucks and feeding the ducks,” Crovo said, “If the ducks know the food is going to be here, they will stay.”

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

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