100 Years Ago: 1918

Browse this newspaper and it ought to be generally known that “coffee is not good for babies!” But the state board of health has discovered some need for making this fact public. The board also emphasizes the “necessity for sanitary dishwashing, the wash that really washes.” This is a hint to the soda fountains and restaurants, as well as private homes.

50 Years Ago: 1968

An employee of the Peter Allen Lumber Co., Auburn, was badly stung by bees while working in the company yard today. Albert Seymour, about 60, of High Street, Auburn, was taken to the Central Maine General Hospital by an Allied ambulance. A spokesman at the lumber company said Dr. Stanley E. Young happened to be in the office at the time of the mishap and he gave Seymour immediate first aid. CMG personnel said Seymour was in good condition, resting comfortably. Seymour stated that to his knowledge he was not allergic to bee stings.

25 Years Ago: 1993

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service will conduct a mail referendum from Aug. 5 to 16, to determine whether dairy producers favor continuing the national dairy promotion and research order. Ballots for the referendum and related materials will be made available by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service at 1 Main St., Paris. Those with questions may call 1-800-858-7501. For the program to continue, USDA officials say a simple majority of those voting must favor it. All dairy producers who were engaged in the production of milk for commercial use in April will be eligible to vote in the referendum. Only one vote is permitted for each dairy farm business unit, and cooperative associations may vote on behalf of their producer members. A producer who opposes the cooperative’s vote may cast an individual ballot. The USDA received petitions with more than 16,000 signatures from people requesting a referendum on the continuation of the national dairy promotion program.

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


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