100 Years Ago: 1921

Auburn and Lewiston paid their respects to the living and the dead, both the heroes of the last war and those of a half century ago on Monday. A parade formed in Auburn at 10 am and after traversing the line of march disbanded in Court Square where exercises were held on the courthouse lawn. Ralph W. Getchell presided. Carl F. Getchell gave a patriotic address speaking of the bravery shown in the three last wars in which this country has taken part, and of what we owe to both the living and the dead.

50 Years Ago: 1971

The annual state convention of the Chapter of the Reserves Officers Association of the United States will be held at the Brunswick Naval Air Station Officers Club Saturday, with US. Sen Margaret Chase Smith as guest of honor. Major General William Lewis Jr. will be the banquet speaker and his topic will be ‘The New Army and the ‘Reserves”. The program will commence at 4:30 pm. with a business meeting and election of officers for (the 1971-1972 season. At 3:00 pm a cocktail hour will be held with a reception for distinguished guests. Dinner will be served at 6 pm.  Represented on the committee are Maj. D.W. Trafford, president of the Association, Colonel J. R. Rubin, Col. G W. Small, Capt. T. W. Tarkin, LCRR Sumner L. Thompson, and CW4 Gordon L. Wilson.

25 Years Ago: 1996

Opening a daylong Blaine House Conference on Small Business on Thursday, Gov. Angus King ticked off a list of 10 tips for the hundreds of entrepreneurs in the audience. The tips: 1. Learn to dress like your banker. 2. Buy a computer and learn to use it. 3. Always underestimate revenues, and overestimate expenses. 4. Never give away stock in your company to anyone. 5. Get a good accountant. 6. Hire a payroll service. 7. Never let a good deed for a customer go unnoticed. 8. Deliver quality, even if it is at a loss. 9. Never sign an agreement about which you have doubts. 10. Don’t forget about your family and personal interests. King, who said he had been waiting years to read the list, told the crowd at the Augusta Civic Center the smallest companies may provide the biggest opportunity for economic growth in Maine.

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