100 Years Ago: 1923

The Lend-a-Hand Club will have preaching services in Centennial hall, in New Gloucester Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2.30 o’clock. Rev. J. Charles MacDonald, pastor of the Court St. Baptist church, Auburn, will be the speaker. This service is from the memorial fund left by the late Amos Eveleth of New Gloucester. Mrs. Florence Eveleth is in charge of the music.

50 Years Ago: 1973

President Nixon decided today on a nominee to succeed Spiro T. Agnew as vice president, and the White House said he would announce the choice at 9 p.m. EDT television address to the nation. The nominee himself will be advised of the selection shortly before that address, White House Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said.

The White House announcement came amid a wave of speculation about possible choices to succeed Agnew, who resigned Wednesday and did not contest a charge of federal income tax evasion.

Ziegler said Nixon reviewed possible candidates Thursday night at Camp David, Md., and made the final choice this morning. Nixon met at the White House with the Republican congressional leaders Sen. Hugh Scott  and Rep. Gerald Ford. Those separate meetings were said to be for discussion of procedures Congress will follow in handling the vice presidential nomination.


The President’s nominee would take the nation’s No. 2 office upon confirmation by both houses of the Democratic controlled Congress. Nixon also conferred with ted Sen Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz.

The White House said Nixon would make his announcement in an address from the East Room, before an audience of members of Congress, the Cabinet, the Supreme Court, other government officials, and diplomats.

25 Years Ago: 1998

The Lewiston-Auburn Toastmasters will hold its final humorous speech contest of the year at 6 pm. Tuesday, Oct, 13, at Edward Little High School room 103. The formal program will begin at 6:30 after a social time. Contestants will be Andie Locke, Deborah Hammond and Dick Gould.

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