Lewiston Evening Journal for April 17, 1923

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100 Years Ago: 1923

Miss Verna Mclver and Francis Pike have  been awarded the elementary certificate by the Underwood Typewriter Co. for proficiency in writing 30 to 40 words per minute.

50 Years Ago: 1973

(Photo By Sun Journal) A special ecumnical Good Friday service is being planned Friday afternoon at the Grace Lutheran Church and among the clergymen in the Twin Cities who are participating are, left to right, Rev. Edward Fenderson, Calvary United Methodist Church; Rev. Victor Musk, Auburn United Methodist Church; Rev. Antonio Amato, St. Joseph’s Church; Rev. Lowell Timm, pastor at Grace Lutheran Church; Rev. Kenneth Connor, Trinity Episcopal Church; Rev. Wilbur Green, High Street Congregational Church; Rev. Mr. Albert Colpitts, St. Patrick’s Church. In front, is Rev. Timm’s young son, Nathan. Also taking part in the seven-part service will be Rev. Canon Joseph R. Bolger of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.

25 Years Ago: 1998


William Ambrose has seen tough times during his decade of running Bradco Chair Co., in Lisbon but he persevered and the business prospered, and for that he was named Maine Small Business Person of the Year this week.

“That company was somewhat on the ropes a few years ago, but Bill successfully navigated it through the tough times and it is doing quite well now,” said Ken Additon, a Fleet Bank loan officer who nominated Ambrose for the U.S. Small Business Administration honor.

Ambrose bought the company 10 years ago from Bob Bradbury, son of founder Alton Bradbury. At the time, the product line was essentially one item, a heavy pine captain’s and mate’s chairs for dining room sets. Now the company offers a line of handmade wood chairs in several styles as well as stools, tables, benches and beds.

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