100 Years Ago: 1918

Another popular dance will be held at the opera house in Norway on Tuesday evening, Aug. 6, with music by Miss Grace Dean, violin, Roy Edwards, cornet, Harold Anderson, pianola, and George Soper, drums. There will be no formal dance orders and no limit to encores. A late car to South Paris has been secured. A dance will be held at the opera house for the draftees when they are called.

50 Years Ago: 1968

The Lewiston-Auburn United Fund has announced a record goal of $275,000 for this year’s campaign. Last year the local United Fund went over the top when challenged by a $260,000 objective. We are convinced, now the initial alert has been sounded, that twin city residents, business and industrial firms, and organizations will contribute the money needed to meet the needs of the 28 health and social welfare agencies which are the beneficiaries of the annual drive. Both United Fund President Sumner H. Peck and campaign Chairman Dr. Thomas Hedley Reynolds, president of Bates College, emphasized that the campaign goal is a “realistic” one. We know this to be true because we are familiar with the United Fund’s careful budgeting procedures. The organization annually establishes the needs of the various member agencies through the medium of a budget committee. The committee screens the budgets of the individual agencies evaluate their specific requests for UF allocations.

25 Years Ago: 1993

Maine’s Olympia J. Snowe, whose 16 years in Congress make her the senior Republican woman in the House, has emerged as a role model for her younger counterparts. “When I first got here, I went to Olympia time and time and again for advice,” Rep. Susan Molinari of New York told The Boston Globe in an article published Monday. “She really knows the ropes. She’s made the road a lot easier for women that have followed here,” Molinari said. Snowe, who has represented northern Maine’s 2nd Congressional District continuously since she was first elected in 1978, said she never had a role model of her own. But she clearly admires former U.S. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine, the first woman ever elected to both houses, and keeps a picture of the Skowhegan resident on her office wall, next to the door.

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