Lewiston Evening Journal for Feb. 6, 1953

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100 Years Ago: 1923

One of the big events of the season will be the Mid-winter Garden show at Lewiston City hall on Thursday evening by St. Patrick’s parish.

The affair comprises excellent talent, together with elaborate settings and gowns. The cast. includes John Coffey, Bili Davis, Howard Call, Frank Gibson, Leonard Maillet, Billie Gahagan, Bernard McCarthy and Robert Driscoll and features supported by Louie Driscoll, Tom Norton, Russell McCarthy, James McDonough, Getrude Burke, Margaret Dealy, Bertha McCarthy, and  Madeline Higgins.

50 Years Ago: 1973

A Valentine Dance will be held by the Parents-Teachers Association at St. Joseph’s School gymnasium at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10.


Serving as general chairmen are Mr. and Mrs. Roland Cote of College Street, Lewiston, and they are planning a truly colorful setting for the dance. In addition to the overhead streamers, they will have poufs of red and white and the candlelit tables will have white tablecloths and red napkins. In addition to the decorations, Mr. and Mrs. Cote and their committee will also prepare and serve light refreshments.

25 Years Ago: 1998

Shoe manufacturing may not be a growth industry in Maine, but shoe companies are surviving and it may be possible to keep Bass workers employed as shoemakers in Wilton.

“The argument that you can’t make shoes profitably in Maine doesn’t wash,” Gov. Angus King told members of the Wilton Chamber of Commerce at their annual meeting.

King listed several shoe manufacturers that are still strong, including New Balance, Dexter, Cole-Haan and Sebago.

Among the efforts made since the announcement that Bass Shoe is sending all manufacturing work to Puerto Rico and laying off 350 workers at a factory with a 112-year history in Wilton was King’s announcement that he had made “a bunch of phone calls” to other shoe manufacturers the next day.

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