100 Years Ago: 1921

Harry C. Ostrander of Yonkers, N.Y., gave one of the most entertaining and picturesque lectures on travel Friday evening ever heard by a Bates audience. He took for his subject “Where East Is West,” and by the aid of hand-painted stereopticon slides and a few odd reels of well-selected motion pictures drew a delightfully realistic conception of life, costumes, and scenery in China and Japan. The large recreation room in Chase Hall was crowded with students and townspeople who braved the inclemency of the weather to attend and were wonderfully well paid for their effort. The audience was pleased with the pictures and talk about Japan, and it was not an uncommon thing to hear a person remark after the entertainment: “I am going there someday!”

50 Years Ago: 1971

A large array of stuffed animals will be among the interesting items on sale at the annual holiday fair — being sponsored — by the Rosary Sodality of St. Patrick’s Church. Working on the booth are Mrs. Donald Tardif, Mrs. Francis Coady and Mrs. Arthur Herling. The fair opens at 9:30 a.m. and continues until 7 in the evening in the parish hall on Saturday. Mrs. Gary Cadman is general chairman.

25 Years Ago: 1996

Jedediah Talbot of Turner, a junior religion major at Carleton College in Northfield. Minn., is studying on an off-campus program in Pune, India. Students study Marathi, an Indo-Aryan language, take courses ranging from history to music and participate in an independent field study. They also live with an Indian family. Talbott is the son of James and Jennifer Talbot of Turner.

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