100 Years Ago: 1924

The L-A Cycle Club has just been organized in Auburn with 28 charter members who are all ardent motorcyclists. At present there are no women members but they are eligible for membership and several are expected before the season is underway.

The club’s first banquet will be held March 10 in the banquet hall at the YMCA on Turner Street. Plans are partially formed, including besides the “eats” a special program. The banquet will be for members only.

50 Years Ago: 1974

A group of teens and adults participated in a racism workshop this week at the Kate J. Anthony House. Planned  by Y-Teens who attended last year’s New England summer conference on racism, the workshop raised participant’s awareness of attitudinal, cultural, and institutional racism in our society.

In her welcome, Linda Doyon, president of the Edward Little Y-Teens, explained that the YW has long been concerned with improving social conditions throughout the world and that the 1970 YW convention at Houston, Texas, adopted the imperative “to eliminate racism wherever it exists and by any means necessary,” which was readopted at the 1973 Convention at San Diego.

25 Years Ago: 1999

The St. Dominic’s Drama Society will present Cole Porter’s musical masterpiece, “Anything Goes” next week in St. Peter’s Auditorium, Lewiston. The play, set aboard the S.S. America is pure musical comedy. Besides the well-known title song, the show features “You’re the Top,” the lyrical ballad, “It’s De-Lovely,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” and “I get a Kick Out of You.”

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

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