Lewiston Evening Journal for Feb. 20, 1923

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100 Years Ago: 1923

The announcement that Mrs. S.F. Harms, who has just returned from a year of travel in Spain, is going to give a talk on her experiences with the Spanish people next Sunday has been enthusiastically received. All the girls are welcome to the talk, and the Musical will be at 4 o’clock Sunday, February 25 at the Blue Triangle.

50 Years Ago: 1973

The 19 U.S. prisoners of war remaining at Clark Field rushed through processing Monday and began making plans for a future they didn’t have the day before.

Officials reported the prisoners, who were released Sunday, are in such good health that some could fly to the United States on Tuesday or Wednesday morning at the latest.


Navy Lt. James W. Bailey of Kosciusko, Miss, was the first man of the 20 in Hanoi’s second prisoner release to fly home. He left Monday to be reunited with his ailing father.

25 Years Ago: 1998

This city is one of the sites chosen for a touring Canadian Film Festival scheduled for this month and for March.

The festival will feature three popular Canadian movies, each showing different aspects of Canadian life, at different times and in different regions.

The first film slated for Lewiston is “Les Noces de Papier” (The Wedding Paper) on Sunday, Feb.22, followed by “Cordelia” on March 8 and “Evangeline” on March 29. All of the films will be shown in the Regis-Lepage Conference room at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center on Campus Avenue.

The French-language films are subtitled in English and are offered free of charge to the general public.

“This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy films that are rarely distributed in New England.'” said Christine Lacourse, Cultural Director for ACA Assurance of Manchester, N.H. ACA Assurance is an international fraternal benefit society founded in 1896 as Association Canado-Americaine. ACA seeks the union of French-Catholic Heritage or affinity and is committed to its members and the community at large with cultural and educational services.

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