100 Years Ago: 1924

The sentiment in Maine is overwhelmingly in favor of President Coolidge, and the Maine delegation to the Republican National convention in Cleveland will be unanimously in his favor. This opinion was expressed by Governor Baxter in a statement today.

50 Years Ago: 1974

The dedication of the new organ at the Auburn United Methodist Church will be incorporated into the morning worship service at the Park Avenue church Sunday at 9:30 o’clock. Mrs. Vernon Page, chairman of the organ committee, will participate in the presentation ceremony which will follow the reading of the scripture lesson.

The acquisition of the organ has covered approximately an 11- month period. The Administration Board voted to purchase in February of last year and after a demonstration in the church acquired the Allen Digital Computer Organ.

The United Methodist Women alone raised a sum of $3,450 toward the purchase of the instrument. An anonymous gift of $1,500 and $180 from seven families opened the drive on March 6 and other gifts included one for $500, made by a senior citizen who abandoned her plans for a Hawaiian trip to make it, and included a sum of two dollars sent by a young soldier from his limited funds.

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25 Years Ago: 1999

Two Hebron Academy students have been chosen to take part in the 1999 Allstate Music Festival at the University of Southern Maine in Portland in May.

Catherine Driscoll, an alto, and Adria Helm, a second soprano. Both girls take part in the Hebron Academy Chorus directed by Karen Chapman, as well as two other singing groups, the  a cappella HeebeeGeebees and the Renaissance Singers.

Driscoll is the daughter of Edward Driscoll of Holden and Elizabeth Adams of Blue Hill. Helm is the daughter of Carla and Bernard Helm of Rocky Mount, N.C.

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


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