Lewiston Daily Sun for Jan. 23, 1968

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100 Years Ago: 1923

The Ladies’ Circle of Stevens Mills Grange will meet Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. H.W. Pride of 136 Pleasant Street, Auburn.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Lyndon Baines Johnson, whose presidency in the turbulent 60s launched the nation on a sweeping domestic reform but foundered on the war in Vietnam, died Monday. The 64-year-old Texan. who had a history of heart trouble dating back to 1955, was taken ill at his ranch in Johnson City, Tex., and was rushed to Brooke Army Medical Center here, an aide said.

He was pronounced dead at 5:48 p.m. EST at San Antonio International Airport by a Johnson City physician identified as Dr. David J. Abbott. The Cause of death was not immediately announced.


A spokesman for the family said the former president was found lying on his back on the floor of his bedroom by two Secret Service agents assigned to him. He said the agents were in the Secret Service quarters about 100 yards from the ranch house.

Johnson, the 36th president, was the nation’s only living former president, his death coming less than a month after that of Harry S. Truman.

25 Years Ago: 1998

Power company officials say they ‘re on their homestretch in their efforts to restore power to all their homes and businesses, but Mother Nature might have other plans.

A storm, expected to sweep across the southern part of the state Friday, could  drop just the kind of precipitation we could do without. By Thursday night just over 3,218 CMP customers were still without power.

Crews were looking at a whirlwind weekend of cleanup and repairs.


As of this afternoon nearly 99 percent of the customers who lost their power have their power service restored, said CMP spokesman

Mark Ishkanian. “Our goal is to complete the restoration effort over the weekend, although it is difficult to predict when the last customer will have their power restored.

CMP officials said they expect to have the numbers down to just a few hundred this Friday night, but a storm in the forecast could hamper their work and possibly push their numbers back up. This storm hopefully won’t send them back up. but it certainly could. said Art Lester, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Gray. It’s going to drop several inches of snow and then change to freezing rain, sleet and a combination of everything.

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