Lewiston Evening Journal for April 8, 1953

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100 Years Ago: 1923

What a live wire bunch of “Newsies” can do once they start out to accomplish anything was demonstrated Saturday by the Lewiston and Auburn “Sun Newsies.” As a climax to an eight weeks’ contest for new subscriptions, the “Newsies” started out Saturday morning on a special drive. All day they were bringing new subscriptions to The Sun, the boys averaging from five to 20 subscriptions apiece. All working together, each doing his bit, brought in a great total of new subscriptions and marked the contest as one of the most successful that The Sun has ever conducted among its newsboys.

50 Years Ago: 1973

(Sun Journal photo) The Lewiston-Auburn Area Ballet troupe’s performance of Sleeping Beauty will be presented on April 29 at Montello Junior High School. The occasion will mark the debut of the non-profit making organization set up this past winter by a group of interested local women under the leadership of Mrs. Jere R. Clifford and Miss Ellen Cooper to give children of the community an introduction to dancing.

While many of those who enrolled had already had some training, early dancing instruction was not a requisite. At the present time volunteers are busy costuming the show which has been in rehearsal now for about three months.


Photographed at a recent fitting at the studio of Miss Ellen Cooper, Lisbon Street, were, from the left Donna Roy, Kathy Ramsdell, Tiffany Conrad; second row, Lewis Gervais, Lisa Roy, the wicked witch; Mary Lou Gervais, third row, Elin Whittier, Katie Desjardin, Dottie Desjardin, Patricia Riley, Holly Conrad and Susan Lovely; at the back the mother volunteers Marie Roy, Mrs. Glenn Whittier, Louise Gervais, Mary Riley, Celia Conrad and Connie Ramsdell.

25 Years Ago: 1998

The Kennebec Fruit Co. is locally famous for being Moxie world headquarters, but the claim to fame may change now that a film crew has used it for a movie set. Scenes from the short film “Disappearing” were shot in the Main Street market Tuesday, with more work set for Wednesday and Friday. Brothers Russell and Salem Pflueger head the production, with Russell as producer-director and Salem as lead actor in the film they co-wrote.

“We grew up in a small town in Missouri, so this is all very familiar to us,” Salem said between takes. “We just love the small-town feel of Lisbon Falls.”

The 15-minute movie is about a man who returns to the small town where he grew up, the first time he’s been back after the death of his mother, the storekeeper.

The Kennebec Fruit Co. is filling in for his mother’s store. It’s a “moment in time in his life,” according to publicist Rebecca Nolin. “He has to come to terms with the meaning and values of a small town” after living for years and becoming a success in the big city. “He’s changed, but the town hasn’t.”

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


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