Lewiston Evening Journal for March 11, 1948

Read more about March 11, 1948, in the SunJournal.com archives.

100 Years Ago: 1923

Dr. Clifton D. Gray, president of Bates College spoke on Maine at the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Friday giving substantially the address which he gave to the Maine club of New York, several weeks ago. The address created a distinct impression upon the club. Dr. Gray very kindly substituted at the last minute for a speaker who was unable to come and both his kindness in doing so and the merits of his speech were deeply appreciated.

50 Years Ago: 1973

The first annual Lost Valley canoe race will feature the closing day of the Auburn ski area March 18 as the Valley plans a full day of activities to bring the local ski season to a climactic end.

Fern Pontbriand, manager of the area, said Friday night that a special award will be presented to the winner of the event. According to Pontbriand, the canoe race will be the last event of the day, scheduled to start at 4 p.m. The event will be a combination “down the mountain and white water” event as the course will take the two-man teams down Squirrel Run Trail, then into the brook running along the floor of the valley to the finish line on the brook. It is unofficially – but reliably reported – that ski patrolmen will be strategically located along the course.


Otto Wallingford, proprietor of the ski resort, will be race chairman, and Pontbriand said Friday night there already are entries and one of them has been busy hot-waxing the bottom of his canoe to get it ready for the big event.

The big canoe race will be only one of the many events scheduled at the Valley for closing day, with several other races and contests on tap.

25 Years Ago: 1998

“Look Good … Feel Better,” the American Cancer Society’s program for assisting women who face appearance changes resulting from cancer treatment, will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Central Maine Medical Center’s Cynthia A. Rydholm Cancer Treatment Center. A volunteer from the National Cosmetology Association will teach a small group of women to apply cosmetics. FMI, call Diane Mulkney or Sandy Piper. for more information.

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

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: