Presque Isle area From our Files (week of October 10, 2018)
101 Years Ago – October 4, 1917
Food Conservation Committee — There was an important meeting of the Food Conservation Committee at the Municipal Hall, when W. B. Mooers of Portland, the state director of the work, addressed the meeting. He spoke also at two sessions of the United Baptist Convention. His speech was a ringing one and impressive. Hon. R. W. Shaw of Houlton was present also, being chairman for Aroostook, and Mrs. M. L. T. White, vice chairman. Mr. Shaw spoke with enthusiasm. The subject was one of such vital importance that all were impressed by its magnitude and its meaning.
75 Years Ago – October 14, 1943
New U.S.O. director — A new assistant had been appointed to the U.S.O. Club, Presque Isle, in the person of Miss Lillian Eubank. She has had a successful record with the U.S.O., a graduate of the U.S.O. School at Columbia University, a course specially prepared for those associated with U.S.O. work. Her last appointment was at Taunton, Mass., where she was Hostess Director for one of the largest clubs in the entire country. While at Taunton, she supervised the Hostessing Program of the Club. She organized and directed the Key Hostess Organization, a system unique in U.S.O. work, which proved most successful and helpful. She was also responsible for the setting up of the Hostess Institute, a course of training for volunteer workers associated with the U.S.O.
50 Years Ago – October 2, 1968
Sales force — Donald C. Silver of the Northland Apartments in Presque Isle was appointed sales manager of the Maine Farmers Exchange, according to President Lawrence A. Thibodeau. The organization is a major packager, distributor and marketer of Maine table stock, processing and seed potatoes. Its area covered most of the major markets east of the Mississippi. Thibodeau said the addition of Silver would provide expanded services and specialization for customers by Maine Farmers Exchange. Silver, a native of Presque Isle, graduated from the Maine Maritime Academy with a degree in engineering.
Sampson’s wins three — Sampson’s Supermarket in Presque Isle had been judged one of the top award-winning retail outlets in the organization. Under the management of Robert V. Williams, the store had won the “sparkle clean contest” and the “train load sale” in competition with 31 other Sampson outlets in Maine and Massachusetts. It was also judged the winner of the “staff photo” contest. This honor was achieved in competition against 104 Red and White stores. The train load sale was judged on best overall decorations and types of displays, while the sparkle clean award was given for the cleanest store in the chain. The photo contest included competition for “most effective displays.”
25 Years Ago – October 13, 1993
New chapter members — Two area teachers were inducted as members into the Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International in a ceremony at the NCO Club at Loring Air Force Base. The new members were Alva King of Limestone and Sandra Baily of Mars Hill.
Youth Alliance — The Aroostook County Christian Youth Alliance was formed, an interdenominational coalition of youth leaders whose purpose to provide fellowship and support for its members, share ministry resources and plan activities which promote Christian values among the youth of Aroostook County, led by president Greg Moody of Presque Isle.