100 Years Ago
March 20, 1914
Andover has certainly been affected by the recent Auto Show in Boston for George Walsh has purchased a Maxwell car, while Burtt Anderson has purchased an Oakland.
The Barnard essays, written by the juniors and seniors of Punchard High school, have been passed in to the judges. The returns are expected before long for the time for their delivery is not far distant.
Don’t miss the Battle of Waterloo, at the Colonial Theatre, on Friday and Saturday.
75 Years Ago
March 16, 1939
Police Chief George A. Dane last Saturday afternoon declined to follow the lead of fellow Chief Alfred McKee of North Andover in asking news dealers to remove Life magazine from the stands because of some pictures of nude statuary, which is to be exhibited at the New York World’s Fair.
Miss Anne Beer of Summer Street and Miss Eleanor Daly of Chestnut Street enjoyed the skiing at Clay Pit Hill last Sunday.
Sally’s Food Shop at 46 Main St. next to Woolworth’s advertises a “complete line of Friend’s Bread, Cake, Pastry.” This week’s specials — hand-cut donuts, 27 cents; old-fashioned graham bread (reg. 11 cents), 10 cents; and homemade bread, 10 cents.
50 Years Ago
March 19, 1964
The Morton Street mystery — not a title for a thriller, but the very real subject of discussion during this week — has been solved. A number of residents thought for a while that they had been hearing things Sunday evening. Seems a loud, explosion-type noise swept the area about 10 p.m. Many residents headed for the intersection of Main and Morton, expecting to find an accident. One person said two cars had been standing at the intersection, with their doors wide open. The vehicles took off hurriedly, he reported. Police eventually provided a solution: One young man was headed for the square when the hood of his car blew off. The noisy impact was heard all over the area. Another car, containing friends, stopped to held retrieve the hood. Then both cars did, indeed, depart the scene.
25 Years Ago
March 23, 1989
Renowned flutist James Galway will appear with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the J. Everett Collins Center for Performing Arts, Shawsheen Road, Andover, on March 28 at 8 p.m.
Dr. David Elkind, whose best-selling books drew national attention to “The Hurried Child” syndrome, will speak at Temple Emmanuel of Andover, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m.