Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

November 7, 2013

All Those Years Ago

Compiled by Susan McKelliget
The Andover Townsman

---- — 100 Years AgoNov. 7, 1913

A good-sized crowd of men and women greeted Charles S. Bird and his dust-covered “flying squadron” when they visited Andover last Friday afternoon. H. Huestis Newton was the first speaker, and was followed by Mr. Bird, whose remarks were much appreciated by his followers.

Mrs. Maud Wood Park will speak on Equal Suffrage on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 3:30 p.m. at the November club house. Everyone is invited.

75 Years AgoNov. 3, 1938

The League will meet this evening to make final plans for Poppy Day and Armistice Day. Every member possible is asked to attend and also to report on Saturday to assist in the distribution of poppies. The funds obtained on Poppy Day will be used for the winter expenses of the Welfare Fund, which serves as temporary relief for the servicemen of Andover.

A political advertisement on the front page of the Townsman reads, “Hones Action for the Working People’” — Hon. James M. Curley and Entire Democratic State Ticket Will Speak at Monster Rally, Town Hall, Friday, 8 p.m.; All Invited.

50 Years AgoNov. 7, 1963

Town Manager Thomas E. Duff is pinning his hopes for capital expenditures, particularly in the building line, on additional revenue from new buildings in town. In a frank approach to the 1964 financial outlook, Duff told selectmen Monday night that only the revenue from new construction can offset a sizable increase in the rate.

An entertainment license has been issued for Forum V on Essex Street by a 3-2 vote of the selectmen. Favoring the license were Chairman James D. Wilson and Selectmen Phillip K. Allen and Paul W. Cronin. Voting in opposition were Selectmen Robert A. Watters and William Stewart. Nancy V. Mundy and Eleanor P. Hoag, who operate the establishment, said it is planned to have folk singing.

25 Years AgoNov. 10, 1988

Andover voters turned out in full force to cast ballots in Tuesday’s election. The turnout, about 89 percent, was higher than expected, according to Town Clerk Elden Salter, who said the voting process ran smoothly in both Dunn Gymnasium and the Andover Senior Center. Andover voters favored George Bush in the presidential election.

Marshalls Inc., the nation’s largest off-price retailer, has leased 300,000 square feet of office space at Brickstone Square/City North in Andover, Brickstone Properties’ 1 million-square-foot renovation in Andover. The lease is Boston’s largest suburban office transaction this year.