100 Years Ago: 1922

No more hazing at Edward Little High School, say the students. In assembly, the students on Friday adopted resolutions that the custom of rushing freshmen over the bank “be forever stopped, so far as our acts and influence are concerned.”

“It’s a good time to stop it” said L. E. Moulton the principal.

On the opening day of school, Robert Morgan, a freshman, broke an arm when he was tossed over the bank by four upperclassmen. Principal Moulton has been investigating the accident. For years, it has been the custom to rush freshmen over the embankment to the railroad.

50 Years Ago: 1972

Everything is all set for Sunday’s open house activities at the Woodbury E. Brackett  Municipal Garage, according to Auburn Mayor John Linnell. The official ribbon cutting ceremonies will take place at 2 p.m. and the open house will last until 5 o’clock. Mayor Linnell will speak briefly at the opening ceremony.


Numerous dignitaries have been invited including state, county and local officials. The public is invited, too.

Trainees in the Manpower Development and Training Program will make coffee and  sandwiches available during the afternoon.

25 Years Ago: 1997

“Aperture: Contemporary Maine photography on the Edge of Progress” is built around Maine photographers who are working outside the mainstream of traditional silver photography.

This is the last show of the 1997 Arts in the Capitol series. “Aperture” will be on display in the Governor’s State House Gallery Sept. 30-Jan 5. Photographer Jonathan Bailey is the curator of the show. Area artists will include Nancy Jacob, Hallowell; Melville McLean, Lewiston; and Elke Morris, Lewiston.

A companion exhibit of work by Orrs Island photographer Lee. J. Hargadon is being displayed for the same time period in the offices of the Maine Arts Commission. For more information or to request photographs, contact Lisa Holbrook.

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