Lewiston Evening Journal for March 17, 1948

Read more about March 17, 1948, in the SunJournal.com archives.

100 Years Ago: 1923

“Come to Lewiston city hall Monday” invites Mayor Brann. The  aldermen-elect will be inaugurated at 10 o’clock in the auditorium at city hall, Lewiston.

The custom of sending out printed invitations to prominent men and women has, for the sake of economy, been abandoned.

“I wish that the people would come to see their representatives. I wish that they would come to everything, take an active interest in the city affairs,” he said.

50 Years Ago: 1973


With the coming of St. Patrick’s Day in mind, the Girl Scouts of Troop 272 visited the Auburn Home for Aged Women Thursday evening to present a musical program for the residents.

The girls sang to the accompaniment of a guitar and each lady received a corsage with a St. Patrick’s motif on it. An added attraction and surprise for Miss Aurie Duplin was the group singing of “Happy Birthday” to her. She is celebrating her birthday on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17. The Scouts are sponsored by the High Street Congregational Church.

25 Years Ago: 1998

About 24,000 American women went to World War I as volunteer nurses, and their involvement has been noted by historians and novelists. Now a new documentary film tells the story from the point of view of a Vermont woman who treated dying soldiers and documented her work in photographs.

The inspiration for “An American Nurse at War” came nearly 18 years ago, when Steve Hooper, a photographer, found 650 photos, letters and diaries from his great-aunt in a bureau of an aunt who was moving to a nursing home. “I knew immediately that it was important,” Hooper said.

His great-aunt Marion McCune Rice, born and reared in Brattleboro, Vt., went to France in 1915 as a Red Cross volunteer.

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