Lewiston Evening Journal for Feb. 10, 1923

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100 Years Ago: 1923

The second performance of the fourth annual minstrel show by Alden Gayton Post, American Legion, of Auburn, members, was presented at Auburn Hall last night, to an equally large attendance as at the premier show the night before. The Harmony quartet again “brought down the house” with its stuttering song.

“Baby” Brown, still insists “she doesn’t want to go to Heaven — she wants to go with George Webber.

George Lacombe and “Tubby” Brown repeated their hits of the previous night. There is no doubt that the production was a decided success, even if the dog hasn’t kicked Mr. Packard as yet.

50 Years Ago: 1973


Rep. Joyce Lewis addressed members of the Edward Little High School Y-Teens when they met Tuesday evening at the Kate J. Anthony House on the subject of equal rights for women.

Mrs. Lewis told the girls about the Equal Rights for Women hearing which is being held on Wednesday at the State Office Building. Room 105, and predicted that there would be a lot of people there, among them, members of the ELHS Y-Teens.

She discussed the amendment and what it involves and had a copy of the bill with her to show to those present. She explained how the bill had been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate and needs 38 states to ratify it. 24 states already have.

When Mrs. Lewis asked the group which way she would vote, they all asked her to vote in favor of the bill.

The State representative noted that Maine is actually one of the more enlightened states and it does allow women to serve on a jury, set up their own businesses, and are granted equal rights not allowed in many of-the other states. The bill would allow women equal pay for equal jobs, for equal education and in no way would it infringe on anyone’s privacy.

25 Years Ago: 1998

“ADD, ADHD and Other Learning Disabilities and Their Effect on Teens” will be the topic of a workshop at 6:30 pm on Wednesday at the YWCA of Lewiston-Auburn. Robin Rockett and June Zellers will be presenters. The work is limited to 25 and will cost $3. for members and $5. for non-members.

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