100 Years Ago: 1921

After eight eventful years in authority, the Democratic administration of Woodrow Wilson closed its books today and rested to await the termination of its tenure at noon tomorrow. While the final balance was being checked by the outgoing  officials, Warren G. Harding, Republican President elect, came to Washington, gave his approval of the simple inaugural ceremony that will attend his induction into office, completed formally his cabinet, and finished his part of the the White House for a call of courtesy on Mr. Wilson.

50 Years Ago: 1971

Activity at the Hill Division of Bates Manufacturing Co. in Lewiston has been curtailed to the point that within a couple of days there will only be a handful of maintenance workers at the plant, the Journal learned today. According to H. L. Gosselin, assistant to the president of the Bates Mill. Co., the three or four persons still employed in the Inspection department will be affected by the layoff in a few days. Gosselin was reached this afternoon at the Bates’ offices in New York City. Gosselin told the Journal that although operations have been drastically curtailed, “No decision has been made to close the mill.”

25 Years Ago: 1996

Mexico Public Library’s story hour featured the story “The Valentine Bears,” read by Bunny Easter. The children did some activities about Mr. & Mrs. Bear celebrating Valentine’s Day. The story about “Cranberry Valentine” was also read and the children made Valentines which they put onto the bulletin board and enjoyed juice and cookies. There will be a story hour next Wednesday which will feature stories about cats and dogs with some activities connected with the stories.

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