Houlton area From our Files – Week of April 17, 2019

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115 Years Ago – Apr. 15, 1904

    New arrival Houlton’s lovers of fine chocolates will rejoice at the arrival of Druggist Cochran’s big supply of Quality and Premiere chocolates. The confections mark perfection in high grade chocolates, are delicious and pleasing to all tastes, and come in all the popular flavors. If you haven’t tried them already you had better ‘get in the habit’ and do it now.

    Home from trip Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Fogg returned home Thursday morning from a trip to New Orleans and Washington.

100 Years Ago – Apr. 16, 1919

    Annual fashion show Houlton’s enterprising merchants, cooperating with the Dream Theatre management, staged their second annual fashion show on Wednesday last, which was attended by crowds that packed the theatre to the doors at each performance. Those who exhibited garments were Messrs. G. W. Richards & Co., Joe Bernstein and Berman’s Cloak store, showing a magnificent line of the season’s newest offerings, shown on charming living models. Mesdames Newell and Sincock furnished the millinery for the occasion and most beautiful designs were shown to good advantage. During the evening a three-piece orchestra furnished a fine program.

75 Years Ago – Apr. 20, 1944

    Newly appointed manager Woodrow F. Murphy, newly appointed manager of the Houlton office in Northeast Airlines, began his duties Monday. For the past eight months Mr. Murphy has been assistant station manager in Portland and, prior to that time, was the assistant manager of the local office for a year.

    Returns from Boston Mr. and Mrs. Victor Thompson and son, Peter, and Mrs. Robert J. Thompson returned Friday from Boston where Mr. Thompson had business.

50 Years Ago – Apr. 16, 1969

    Check for $4,000 Marshall B. Hammond, president of the Houlton Rotary Club, presented a check for $4,000 to Richard Niles, representative of the Parks and Recreation Department. The check represented receipts of the annual Rotary Radio Auction, and the money was to be used in the development of the Hovey Hill ski area. Malcolm York, general chairman of the annual auction, was at the presentation being made during the weekly luncheon meeting of Rotary at the Northland Hotel.

    Accepts award Lynda Britton, a recent graduate of Houlton High School and now a resident of Simsbury, Conn., accepted a $100 award from Henry Roberts, president of Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. The ward was given Miss Britton for her suggestion for improving the handling of pension policies. She has worked in that department for nearly two years, Miss Britton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Britton of Houlton.

25 Years Ago – Apr. 20, 1994

   Southside Fleet Group Following two highly successful fundraisers, the Fleet Youth Leaders team at Houlton’s Southside School raised about $8,000 for charitable donations. In Feb. the team spearheaded a school-wide candy sale effort which raised $5,000 in less than a month. Later the school’s ‘100-a-thon’ tallied another $2,750, said fourth-year faculty adviser John Bushey.

   Donation — Rollerama owners donated half of their April  21 proceeds to the local DARE program in recognition of DARE Day. DARE officer Maurice Ellis accepted a check for $364.50 on behalf of SAD 29 from owners, Lisa LaPointe and Brian Doody.