Lewiston Evening Journal for Jan. 25, 2023

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100 Years Ago: 1923

The Bowdoin College Glee Club Singers will appear this winter at the High Street Congregational Church, Auburn. In a concert to be handled by the Men’s Club for the benefit of the movie’s fund.

50 Years Ago: 1973

The coffin of President Lyndon B. Johnson was carried in radiant sunshine today from the halls of his beloved Congress.

Four bursts of ruffles and flourishes and a final “Hail to the Chief” from a Coast Guard band signaled the slow, doleful procession down the marble steps and to a motorcade that bore the body to the National City Christian Church.


Ladybird Johnson, smiling serenely and with her head held high, walked 15 paces behind the coffin. Behind her were the Johnson daughters, Luci Nugent and Lynda Robb, cousins and close friends.

The 36th President’s five year-old grandson, Patrick Lyndon Johnson, raised his hand to his forehead in salute. Nine years ago another small boy, John John flashed a similar salute at the funeral of his father, President John F. Kennedy.

25 Years Ago: 1998

The Raspberry Beret shop, owned and operated by Barbara Villani, which specializes in the resale of women’s clothing, has relocated from 94 King Ave. to 906 Sabattus St.

The shop offers casual professional quality clothing in all sizes including a large variety of plus sizes. Crafts accessories and jewelry are also for sale at the shop.

A new program has been designed so that patrons can bring in clothing in exchange for store credit. Unlike consignment which only pays off when the clothing item sells, this program gives the customer store credit in exchange for clothing that can be used at any time on any selling item in the shop.

The material used in Looking Back is produced exactly as it originally appeared although misspellings and errors may be corrected.

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